Moutain Biking Gear for Women, Buttermilk Apparel

No full lycra kits here—this duo makes contemporary, functional clothing

The need for better women-specific mountain biking clothing has long been evident, since the “shrink and pink” concept doesn’t cut it with lady shredders. Although there are more and more options appearing daily, these tend to be polarized with a style of riding—oftentimes resulting in full matching kits. Katy Hover-Smoot and Cassie Abel (experienced in the outdoor industry, having held positions at Specialized Bikes and …

Converse Essentials Collection

Launching the new range for all genders, along with a collaboration with Fragment founder Hiroshi Fujiwara

Diverging from the tech-heavy, ’90s-influenced activewear and athleisure gear that’s still saturating the industry, Converse announced its Essentials collection today. Comprised of super-simple, 100% cotton pieces, the range does have a retro tinge—but rather than nodding to a flashy era, it conjures a ’60s collegiate vibe. Almost like the Chuck Taylor All Star of apparel, the collection includes mainstays like sweat pants, hoodies, crewnecks and …

From Work to Workout

Three stylish performance-wear brands for women on the go

A multi-functional wardrobe is indispensable for any city woman who has a closet the size of a shoebox. And we’re not looking to lug around an extra set of clothes on the commute to work, either, while managing to find spare time for the gym or park or even errands. Below are three independent, applause-worthy apparel brands creating clothes that don’t scream, “All I do …