Where to Buy Pretty Activewear in Singapore (Besides Lululemon)

by Estelle Low
LIFESTYLE  |  August 31, 2018
  • These fancy activewear are giving Lululemon a run for their money
    1 / 19 These fancy activewear are giving Lululemon a run for their money

    Whether you’re doing yoga or HIIT, how you look plays a huge part in how you feel during a workout.

    A study at California State University found that when people suited up in business clothes, they felt more powerful and did better at big-picture thinking than their casually dressed peers. We think this applies in a fitness setting too: The more well dressed you are, the more pumped up and confident you’ll be. And that is one big step to nailing a tough workout.

    Go on, find yourself some trendy (and power-boosting) togs here.

    Photo: Yumi Active

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  • Yumi Active
    2 / 19 Yumi Active

    www.yumiactive.com / @yumiactive

    If you love floral and dreamy prints, check out this homegrown label, which has a showroom at level 2, 364 Joo Chiat Road. Yumi Active’s debut capri collection is inspired by Asian flowers, which comprise Vanda Ms Joaquim (Singapore), Sakura (Japan), Rose of Sharon (Korea), Orient Plum (China) and the Lotus (Vietnam). Priced at $95 each, the capris are made from silky smooth four-way stretch fabric with moisture-wicking properties to ensure you stay cool and dry. The antimicrobial finish prevents bacteria build-up, while the anti-piling texture means you won’t have to deal with ugly fuzz on the fabric after multiple washes. We also like their flattering, relaxed-style tank tops ($62 each) with subtle detailing, and sports bras ($65 each) that have gorgeous back straps you’d be happy to flaunt.

    Photo: Yumi Active

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  • Kydra
    3 / 19 Kydra

    www.kydra.co / @kydraofficial

    Founded in 2016, this Singapore brand prides itself on using the latest activewear technology that strikes an optimal balance between breathability, durability and moisture-wicking. Signature pieces such as their Alexa Mesh Leggings ($72), as well as Thalia Flex Bra ($46, shown), have been field-tested and approved by athletes, so you can be sure of the quality.

    Photo: Kydra

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  • Burd Activewear
    4 / 19 Burd Activewear

    www.iloveburd.com / @i_love_burd

    Co-founded in October 2014 by a yoga fanatic, this homegrown label stocks tops, capris and leggings that you’ll want to show off. Think pretty florals and houndstooth designs. We want to wear them to the office too. Prices range from $50 for a bra top to $75 for a pair of leggings.

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  • Calvin Klein Performance
    5 / 19 Calvin Klein Performance


    Also known as CK Performance, this lingerie brand has built a name for itself in the sportswear department as well. Their sports bras are one of the softest and most comfortable we’ve tried. We love how put-together the outfits look. Sleek, and so chic. Check out some of their looks at Shape‘s Sweat In Style event with CK Performance.

    Photo: Calvin Klein

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  • Eat Play Gear
    6 / 19 Eat Play Gear

    www.eatplaygear.com / @eatplaygear

    This fun local brand will appeal to runners with its focus on basic tanks, tees and shorts. Prices range from $39.90 for a sports bra to $59.90 for full-length tights.

    (Also read: 10 Chic Running Shorts To Beat The Heat In)

    Photo: Eat Play Gear

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  • Focus Active
    7 / 19 Focus Active

    www.focusactive.co / @focusactive

    Stocking international brands like L’urv, Vie Active, The Jiva Shop, Mika and Daughters Of Culture, Focus Active has a good range of togs to tempt anyone looking to get fit. Shipping is free for all orders.

    Photo: Focus Active

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  • Kitted
    8 / 19 Kitted

    www.kitted.sg / @kittedby

    Yogis will fall in love with the sleek sports bras and leggings by interesting brands like Aloyoga, Daquini and Nux. The range is regularly refreshed, plus certain items are exclusive to Kitted, which means that you’re less likely to bump into someone wearing the same thing.

    Photo: Kitted

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  • Lorna Jane
    9 / 19 Lorna Jane

    www.lornajane.sg / @lornajanesingapore

    Need motivation to exercise? Wear a Lorna Jane tank top that says “Today’s good mood sponsored by yoga” or ‘Begin with a goal in mind”. Who needs personal trainers?

    Photo: Lorna Jane

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  • Ohsosom
    10 / 19 Ohsosom

    www.ohsosom.com / @ohsosom

    Boasting original designs, the leggings at Ohsosom are oh-so-bright, oh-so-colourful, and oh-so-inspiring!

    (Also read: 20 Bright Workout Clothes That Will Motivate You To Exercise)

    Photo: Ohsosom

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  • Omgoing
    11 / 19 Omgoing

    www.omgoing.com / @omgoing

    Who doesn’t love fancy pants? At Omgoing, you’re in luck, with so many pretty looks (Alo Yoga, Liquido Active, Flexi Lexi, Teeki, Innerfire) to choose from.

    Photo: Omgoing

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  • Pure Apparel
    12 / 19 Pure Apparel


    Also available at Pure Yoga studios in Asia Square Tower 2, Chevron House and Ngee Ann City, the apparel comes in muted, pleasing tones for an elegant look. The fabric feels smooth and stretchy, like second skin.

    Photos: Pure Apparel

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  • Shop-yog
    13 / 19 Shop-yog

    shop-yog.com / @shopyog

    This local site carries popular brands like Mula from Korea, Karma Athletics from USA and Spiritual Gangster which features catchy slogans on tank tops. There’s a range for men too.

    Photo: Shop-yog

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  • Touch The Toes
    14 / 19 Touch The Toes

    www.touchthetoes.com / @touchthetoes

    Located at 4A Haji Lane (tel: 6396-5025), Touch The Toes carries clothing as well as yoga props made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled plastic bottles and bamboo. Take your pick from crowd favourites like Teeki, Manduka, Mandala, Lily Lotus, Pro Yog, Rumi X and Toesox.

    Photo: Touch The Toes

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  • Tough Cookie
    15 / 19 Tough Cookie

    www.toughcookieapparel.com / @toughcookieapparel

    Celebrating #strongisthenewsexy, Tough Cookie Apparel offers homegrown designs that are fun and sassy. We love the pastel colours and strategic cut-outs at the back of the tops. Great for showing off your pretty sports bras. Some of the items even have hand-braided straps. “A” for effort!

    Photo: Tough Cookie Apparel

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  • TripleFit Singapore
    16 / 19 TripleFit Singapore

    www.triple.fit / @triplefit.sg

    This new gym, retail and lifestyle concept store at #02-63 Millenia Walk (tel: 6255-5064) has many things up its sleeve. Besides the spanking new space and special training tools for fitness enthusiasts, TripleFit stocks four activewear brands that you currently can’t find elsewhere in Singapore: compression brand C3fit from Japan, cosmopolitan-inspired Every Second Counts from London, Swiss-designed Odlo and Newline from Denmark. These brands are geared towards running and cycling performance, with plenty of options for men as well.

    Photo: TripleFit

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  • Vivre Activewear
    17 / 19 Vivre Activewear

    www.vivreactivewear.com / @vivreactivewear

    Touting trendy cuts with pocket-friendly prices, Vivre Activewear is no doubt one of the fastest-growing brands in Singapore, proving that it doesn’t take much to look good in exercise clothes. It now has three stores: #B1-04 Wisma Atria, #03-17 Bugis Junction and #03-111B Far East Plaza.

    Photo: Vivre Activewear

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  • Yoga Inc
    18 / 19 Yoga Inc

    www.yogaincshop.com / @yoga_inc

    This yoga studio stocks a healthy range of printed leggings from Liquido Active and Pink Sun Activewear, as well as strappy sports bras from Tonic and Brazil Wear. Idea: Go shopping after yoga class!

    (Also read: 10 Printed Leggings To Wear At Your Next Workout)

    Photo: Liquido Active

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  • Rumi X
    19 / 19 Rumi X


    All clothes are made from eco-friendly and sustainable materials like coffee grounds and recycled plastic, so you can #feelgood about wearing them. Physically, you’ll also feel good, as the fabric comes with a four-way stretch technology. Maternity crops in their gorgeous prints are available too. A selection of Rumi X apparel is available at Kapok at NDC (111 Middle Road, tel: 6339-7987).

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