Ath-leisure

Reebok's president Matt O'Toole working out in the on-site gym at the company's new headquarters in Boston.

People

Designers, C-suite Athletic Executives Commit to Exercise as Year-round Pursuit

While the $48 billion ath-leisure sector continues to grow, designers and athletic industry executives put their fitness skills to the test.

clock July 19, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Kate Hudson Fabletics Girl Up Campaign

Activewear

Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Flexes Design Muscle, Adds Weekly Drops

The El Segundo, Calif.-based brand has made design and merchandising hires from Lululemon, Ann Taylor and Victoria’s Secret to elevate product.

clock July 9, 2018Marcy Medina

President at Bandier, Stephen Ippolito

Business Features

Bandier’s Ippolito Provides Road Map for Retail Innovation

In-store fitness studios, healthy cafes and designer collaborations are some of the ways Bandier tries to encourage shoppers to keep stopping by its stores.

clock June 27, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Wine's debut collection features Italian fabrics.

Fashion Scoops

Direct-to-Consumer Wone Athleticwear Debuts With Focus on Human Connections

Hildebrand connected with her future husband in 2013, when she was creating the first meditation center in Portland, Ore.

clock June 1, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Carbon38 activewear

Human Resources

Carbon38 Names Helena Kaylin Chief Merchandising Officer

Kaylin most recently was global vice president of merchandising at Lululemon Inc.

clock May 22, 2018Vicki M. Young

Phtograph by Shannon Greer/Dia&Co

Fashion Scoops

Dia & Co. Trying to Shatter Stereotypes With Campaign, Activewear

Dia & Co.’s new plus-size activewear will include the first retail partnership with Day/Won by Candice Huffine and the exclusive debut EleVen by Venus Williams in plus sizes.

clock May 22, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Anna Kaiser AKT

Retail

Dance Studio AKT Primed for Stretch Into Growth Mode

With those plans to open 150 to 200 locations over the next few years will come rapid growth of the retail and merchandise to support the company’s aim to scale a lifestyle brand.

clock May 21, 2018Kari Hamanaka

From the Gym + Coffee homepage.

Markets

Gym + Coffee Enters U.S. Market; Has Talks for Seed Round

The Irish ath-leisure firm expects to complete its seed fund-raising round in August.

clock May 18, 2018Vicki M. Young

A308298 -Susan Lucci Collection Ruched Zip Front Jacket

People

Susan Lucci Shows Off Her Strength With QVC Activewear Collection

The longtime “All My Children” star said her femme fatale Erica Kane character would approve of the new activewear.

clock April 13, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

A308494-Susan Lucci Collection Cropped Printed Leggings_A30827-Susan lucci Collection Color Block Tank

Fashion Scoops

Susan Lucci to Kick Off Signature Activewear Collection With QVC

Former “All My Children” star Susan Lucci is teaming with QVC to launch a signature activewear collection.

clock April 9, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Peloton showroom

Activewear

Gyms, Fitness Studios Muscle Into Firmer Footing at Retail

With health and wellness hot, gyms and fitness studios are wasting no time firming up and fashioning a new retail story.

clock March 30, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Products

Ath-leisure Beauty’s Rising Players

The ath-leisure fad hits the beauty market as brands offer products that are meant to improve physical performance and aid in recovery.

clock March 30, 2018Layla Ilchi

A golfer takes a swing wearing Kinona.

Fashion Scoops

Kinona Takes a Swing at Golf With More of a Lifestyle Approach and Diverse Retail Strategy

Founders Dianne Jefferies Celuch and Tami Fujii are selling their lifestyle-inspired golfwear via e-commerce, pro shop sales and a network of “Champions,” who host at-home or in-club events.

clock March 28, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from the Lululemon x Central Saint Martins capsule range

Financial

Lululemon Sales, Profits Rise as CEO Search Continues

Many candidates are being considered for the position, according to chairman Glenn Murphy.

clock March 27, 2018Kali Hays

Styles from Bandier's new We Over Me private label collection.

Retail

Bandier Execs Talk Why Retail Works Ahead of Flagship, Category Expansion

The company’s recently installed president is charged with helping grow the company at retail.

clock March 27, 2018Kari Hamanaka

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