Exercising has never been sexier and it seems H&M agrees. H&M thundered onto our shores last year and on the 29th January they launched the H&M Sports Pop Up Store in Sandton City. This is the place to go if you are in the market for a spot of athletic retail therapy.
H&M is famous for its quality, on-trend designs, sustainability and affordability … holding true to its Scandinavian values. The H&M sports pop up store and collection are no different. The store is simple and no-frills. And the sportswear collection is functional and technical, but also vivid and fun.
Impressively H&M has nailed design, quality, fit and price. The technical fabrics are soft and quick drying. You will find bright, funky designs alongside core staples. And the clothes fit! Regardless of your style, body type or budget, there is something for you here. It is well worth a visit.
Here are some of our favourite pieces from the F/ W 15 collection.
Sports Bra – Medium Support – R249
Reversible sports bra in fast-drying functional fabric with a pattern on one side and solid colour on the other. The bra has double shoulder straps that cross at the back. Ideal for yoga, running and gym workouts. Also available in dark turquoise marl.
Sports Tank – R149
Sports tank in fast-drying functional fabric with a burnout pattern and racer back. It skims the body, making it versatile and flattering. Team with H&M purple tights (as in the picture above) or simple black tights/ capris. Top also available in black.
Sports T-shirt – R199
This top is made from fast-drying functional fabric and sports short sleeves and a rounded hem. The t-shirt is perfect for working out and relaxing afterwards! The cut is flattering, promising to skim your body rather than hug it.
Short Yoga Tights – R149
If you are a hot yoga fan (with great legs), try these short yoga tights. They are made from a fast-drying functional fabric. The wide fold over ribbing at the waist makes them flattering and the concealed mesh key pocket in the waistband, lets you keep your essentials with you.
Sports Tights, Black/ patterned – R299
These fun ankle-length sports tights come in 4 different colourways: from a simple black tight to a bold coral pattern. They are made from a fast-drying functional fabric with wide ribbing at the waist and a concealed mesh key pocket in the waistband. These tights fit very well and are super flattering when on.
Fleece Jacket with hood – Neon Pink Marl – R399
If you are already planning for cooler temperatures, this fitted fleece jacket is perfect. It is available in three colours and is made from fast-drying thermal fleece. The jacket sports a zip at the front, mesh-lined zip side pockets, and thumbholes at the cuffs. Practical and fun!
View the whole collection online here. Unfortunately you can’t buy online, so you will have to head over to the store. The store is situated in shop U45 on the upper-level of Sandton City shopping centre.