October 31, 2014

Finally, A Local Source for Fitness Apparel: Angelina SF

In our quest to shop from local, independent sources, basics for everyday activities such as hitting the gym or a yoga class can be among the most difficult items to find. Making that challenge much easier for us these days is Angelina, a fitness apparel label based in San Francisco.

The result of sisters Angelina and Sharon Pacaldo’s combined talents (Angelina is the athlete, while Sharon has the apparel business background), the company offers a full line of active wear, including sports bras, capris, leggings, pants and workout-friendly hoodies and wrap tops.

We’re especially enamored of the Pure Lime Gym Hipsters for their versatile silhouette and the Hard Tail Raglan Sweatshirt, a perfect topper for tossing on before and after workouts (or while you’re lazing around on the weekend thinking about how you should be at the gym).

More San Francisco fashion labels….

Photography courtesy of Angelina

Get Informed: Lululemon Trunk Show at Informed Body

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If ever we were going to join a cult, we’d like it to be one that makes our butts look better, thanks. Yes, Lulus are pricey, but darn it if they aren’t the best yoga-Pilates-hiking to the top of Bernal-pants we’ve ever wiggled into. Check the latest from Lululemon Athletica out in person this week during a trunk show at Hayes Valley movement studio Informed Body, where we were lucky enough to enjoy a Pilates session recently with fabulously energetic, knowledgeable owner Jill Harris and her shockingly cute, cilantro-nibbling rabbit (he’s bigger than a large cat. Seriously). If you haven’t seen the studio’s new space, here’s a way to get a great intro to Informed Body’s offerings while clinking a glass or two and ogling fitness apparel that will make your bum say thank you.

More upcoming fashion events….