Six Local Athleisure Finds for the Fitness Fanatic on Your Holiday List
Snag a set from the new Booty by Brabants holiday line or gift the MegaFleece from Outdoor Voices to those on your list who love living in workout gear.
You can never have too many leggings, comfy pullovers, or pairs of sneakers, right? The limit definitely does not exist when it comes to athleisure, and no bad workout was ever had in a brand new outfit. For the fitness fanatics on your list, or heck, if you just want to treat yourself, here are six local athleisure finds we’re keeping our eye on.
Booty By Brabants’ New Holiday Line: Kelly Brabants’ new holiday line launches on December 18 and you better get ready to click, or run to her pop-up store, because we have a feeling it’ll be quick to sell out. Inspired by a track suit, the line features a cropped or hooded jacket and “cloud 9” leggings in evergreen and black. An “effortless” top will also be included in the line, which comes in evergreen. It will surely be the comfiest, and most stylish set, ever. $35-$85, 85 Northern Ave., Boston, bootybybrabants.com.
Fierce and Regal Cropped Long Sleeve: Everyone loves a good crop these days, and perfect for the winter, this long-sleeve cropped shirt from this Boston-based and woman-founded company is perfect for workout sessions where you need some coverage but also want to sport some skin. The shirt features a mock neck, thumbholes, and key-hole open back. The material is moisture-wicking and pill resistant. $145.00, fierceandregal.com.
New Balance Heat Loft Funnel: For cold commutes or chilly outdoor runs, this new style of pullover from New Balance is different than traditional pullovers in that it offers body heat retention without added weight. So you’ll feel extra warm without feeling extra bogged down. The fit is a little boxy and has side vents for easy movement. $79.99, 140 Guest St., Brighton, 857-316-2130, newbalance.com.
NoBull Trainer: With a SuperFabric upper and an outsole that provides maximum traction and support, these trainers are totally a go-to for grueling sessions in the gym—and the new styles are super cool. The trainer comes with two pairs of laces and is lightweight and breathable for maximum performance, whether you’re weightlifting, pushing a heavy sled, or running. Just make sure you get on the inventory alert list, because these products sell out fast. $129-$159, 105 South St., Boston, nobullproject.com.
Époque Évolution Jet Set Trouser: Need a gift for the person on your list who’s always running from one thing to the next, without ever enough time to change? These trousers, from Époque, a small brand in the For Now retail incubator in the Seaport, are perfect for transitioning from work to the gym or the bicycle on the commute home. The fabric is sweat-wicking, quick to dry, and wrinkle-resistant. Pack them in your carry-on for a work trip and you won’t have to worry about lugging around a million different outfits—they’ll be a wardrobe staple. $218, 68 Seaport Blvd., 857-233-4639, epoqueevolution.com.
Literally Anything From Outdoor Voices: If you have a friend, or family member, that loves doing all the things, consider them taken care of by Outdoor Voices. They have a women’s line of leggings, shorts, and skirts, as well as a men’s line full of shorts, pants, and sweatshirts. The fabric is artfully colored and the material moves with your body so you’re not left tugging and yanking at clothing that should be covering something it’s not. We’ve had our eyes on that MegaFleece pullover for a while, and it’ll be back in stock on December 19. And the slash back crop top is perfect for a hot yoga sesh. Price dependent, 31 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-982-6903, outdoorvoices.com.