Homegrown brands with activewear designs you could even rock outside the studio.
No introduction is necessary for the big names in activewear like Lululemon, Reebok and Nike. As much as we love those brands, they can be workout for the wallet, too. Maybe these Malaysian activewear brands aren’t on your radar or your Instagram ad feed yet, but we have no hesitation in recommending them for their style, quality, and more affordable price tags. Plus, with a bit of mix and matching, you’ll be able style your way to athleisure looks for a nice post-workout brunch. Happy shopping with these online shops:
Livlola was founded by two gorgeous, entrepreneurial sisters Sim Li and Heidi, as a brand for bags (which includes their famous Dakota gym bag). A pivot in the direction of activewear for yoga and pilates brought the brand to new heights, and they’ve become one of the top brands you’ll spot in studios today — just look out for the silver ‘LIVLOLA’ stamped on popular pieces like Flex leggings and Kita sports bras.
One of our favourite online shops for sports bras and tops is MKLZ Collection, a brand popular among the yoga and pilates crowd in Malaysia. The Fuse collections are also a popular choice for leggings and the brand’s latest 2019 drop adds two new candy-like pastel colours; a pistachio green and light almond.
You’ll find a whole lot of variety on Liberty Active’s site, a brand founded by two friends in 2017. The duo has a strong passion for activewear and have created clothing like bike shorts, leggings with pockets (and who doesn’t love pockets), and padded crop tanks that stand sweat and time.
Banana Fighter’s founder, Mandy Yap, comes rom background in fashion design — and it shows. The brand is a little more daring with their designs, which includes favourites you’ll commonly spot like the Japanese print art-inspired Nara Shorts, and the chic Blanc Mesh Tank.
There’s no mistaking a pair of Fit Rebel leggings when you see them. The brand was founded by Nadia Hasbi who brings Malaysia the most creative designs for activewear out there. Her line SENI by Fit Rebel features leggings with hand painted art done by batik artists, made possible after a successful crowdfunding campaign. Expect really good prices too.
Main image credit: Livlola