Fashioning Fitness

Zen like studio with complimentary green tea and pesticide free apples ?

Found it.

Forty five minute reformer pilates class at 7am ?

Booked (Beginners, obviously).

Chic but comfortable work out gear ?

Stunning silence.

Which is why I was relieved to find Carbon 38, a one stop luxury active apparel shop with a distinct urban vibe.

Founded by two over achievers (classically trained dancers turned Harvard grads in fact), Carbon 38 showcases an impressive collection of athletic oriented fashion including tops, pants, outerwear, sweaters, swimwear and shoes.

Launched in 2003 the LA based cyberstore stocks more than 70 labels – from big names to niche lines.

The store also sells its own collection of branded apparel including tanks, leggings and sports bras.

Make sure to click on the ‘Sale’ section where items are marked up to 70% off,

Better still, the store offers international shipping for a flat rate of US$30.

Sure I may never master a headstand and, let’s face it, a 7am class was never really gonna happen, but thanks to Carbon 38 I can look good trying.


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Lizzie Robinson