Old Workout Clothes Wanted!

 

JILL MOSKOWITZ SIFTING THROUGH PILES OF OLD WORKOUT WEAR

Of all the things you can sell on eBay, used workout clothes are not something for which you would imagine there would be market.  As it turns out however, there is for both buyer and seller, and 26-year old Jill Moskowitz, aka “fitbuyer212“, has figured out a way to make a six figure income doing just that. She’ll give you cash on the spot for your old leggings and sportbras too!

2 years ago, tired of her dog walking job in New York City, Jill started looking for alternative ways to make money. A California native who had gone to college in the city, she had always sold stuff on eBay. She stared listing her old Lululemon pieces and found there was a market. Clearly resourceful, she figured other people were probably just donating or throwing away their old workout wear, and she could make it business out of it.

Jill began by putting flyers up offering money for used workout wear, and printed business cards which she handed out outside of fitness studios. It was a struggle at first to find sellers but once word of mouth spread that there was this girl who would give you cash on the spot for your old stuff, her business started to boom. Earning over $100,000 in her first year and on track to double it this year, she has clearly found a market. Read More

 

Shades of Fall

 
SMITH PIVLOCK OVERDRIVE

 

Recently debuted by Smith Optics is the Pivlock Overdrive, the full-frame version of their popular rimless Pivlock sunglasses. For those seeking a slimmer and more stylish high performance sport sunglass, the Overdrive is available in great duel toned color combos (we love the orange and slate gray!), mixing matte and gloss finishes.

Some of the key features of the Overdrive are the adjustable rubberized 2 position nose fit and 3 sets of lenses, easily changeable with an easy-open temple hinge system. The polycarbonate lenses offer sharp distortion free vision, are anti-fogging and block 100% of UV rays. The glasses are ergonomically designed to optimize integration with bike helmets and running hats, a trend we are seeing overall with sport sunglasses and goggles.

Running, biking, paddling… on the the road, trail or water… the Pivlock Overdrive is a formidable new player in the sport shade game.

 

Hood-Phones

 
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This sweatshirt may look like your basic gray hoodie, but at the ends of the drawstrings are built-in headphones. The HoodieBuddie contains a standard headphone jack in the front pocket that is compatible with any mp3 player, iPhone or other mobile device. Plug it in and the audio travels through cables embedded within the sweatshirt to the headphones. Wires stay tucked away and tangle free, and you always have a set of headphones handy. Now while the sound may not be the most amazing, it’s not bad, and the convenience can’t be beat.

The HoodieBuddie comes in a wide variety of hip styles and colors, like High Low Burnout Wash and Mock Twist French Terry, for both guys and girls. Best of all it’s machine washable… headphones and all.

 

Fly Free

 

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First came the Nike Free, a super flexible, minimal running shoe, designed to support the foot’s natural movement during the stride. Introduced about 10 years ago, the shoe has become one of the biggest sellers in swoosh history among athletes and fashionistas alike.

Then came the Nike Flyknit about a year ago, available in both a race and training model, revered for its knit structure and resulting precision fit. While Track & Field superstar Allyson Felix may train in this shoe, it is the beautiful tapestry of the interwoven threads, that have established it as another winner among the fashion set.

Debuting next week, August 1 to be precise, is the eagerly anticipated combination of these two styles, merging into one as the Nike Free Flyknit. The shoe features the sole of the Free 5.0, combined with an extra elasticized Flyknit upper. While I haven’t seen the shoe yet, if the pictures do it justice, I have a feeling this one will become another favorite among runners and sneakerheads alike. Falling into both categories myself, I can’t wait to get my hands, or should I say feet, on a pair!

 

Team Spirit

 

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Its “Go Team” with the names of such fashion all-stars as Slimane, Owens, Wang and Jacobs adorning the hottest sport jerseys of the season. Designers have gone back to high school, recreating and updating the classic varsity jackets, basketball jerseys, track pants and baseball tees worn in gym class and around campus, for a cool casual look on and off the playing field. 

ROW 1: LPD NEW YORK TEAM SLIMANE T-SHIRT $85. Play in your favorite designer with these Slimane, Wang, Margiela, Miuccia, Jacobs, Philo and more T-shirts available at Net-A-Porter and VFilesTOP SHOP JERSEY VARSITY A BOMBER JACKET $70. It’s the classic letter jacket in grey jersey with contrast cream sleeves; LOVE LEATHER SLAM DUNK TANK $750. This lambskin leather mesh cut-out tank top features white contrasting New York lettering and is available with Paris too!

ROW 2: SPLENDID VARSITY COLORBLOCK TEE $68; Classic football jersey styling are combined with Splendid’s signature soft knit jersey for this cute gym-class update. Pair with shorts shown below; RICK OWENS “LILIES” CROPPED JERSEY TRACK PANTS $440. These anthracite jersey track pants are comfortable and cool, designed with an elasticated waist, a relaxed fit and blended with touches of angora and wool; SUPERDRY ANGELS T-SHIRT $40. These Superdry retro baseball tees come in a wide variety of colors and styles that include fitted and boyfriend, short and long sleeved.

ROW 3: SPLENDID VOILE SHORT $88. This luxe two tone short features that classic track style with contrasting trim and a drawstring waist; INSIDE OUT T-SHIRT $108. Recognized as leaders in digital print for their “trompe l’oeil” textiles, Inside Out has created a selection of team jersey inspired tees for the fall 2013 season. Pre-order now at Colette Paris; ADIDAS ORIGINALS TEAM BAG $75. This old-school Adidas Originals Team Bag is an updated reproduction of a heritage piece and features a detachable 3-Stripes shoulder strap, top-loading main compartment and zip end pockets.

 

 

A Little Dot Will Do Ya

 

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Big Dots, little dots, multi-color, black and white, are popping up on everything from bike helmets to tennis skirts to skateboards and more. Cheerful little polkadots are decorating all our favorite sporting goods and adding an extra dose of fun to our games. Guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone, check out a few of our spotted favorites! 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NUTCASE HELMETS “DOTS” $60; VANS CHAMBRAY DOTS $55NIKE GOLF MULTI DOT POLO $65ADIDAS OPTI DOT SWIMSUIT $58SUPRA WRAP SNEAKERS $49.99; JOFIT TENNIS SKORT OASIS DOT $60; PENNY SKATEBOARDS “PENNY HOLIDAY” $110ASICS CITY DOT REVERSIBLE COMPRESSION SHORTS $30; CENTER: TERRAIN BOCCE BALL SET $298

 

 

Patagonia at 40: The Legacy Collection

 
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In celebration of their upcoming 40th anniversary, the designers at Patagonia decided to go back to where it all started. They culled from the archives and dug up their most iconic pieces, 9 of which have been reinterpreted and reproduced for the Legacy Collection debuting in September.

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, family, friends, and many of the original crew were asked to select their favorite pieces from over the years. All were pretty much in agreement about which ones to bring back. “It’s really just a moment that you are actually doing your activity”, says designer John Rapp, “most of it is prepping”. He describes this as a “lifestyle” collection, inspired by those technical pieces but created to “get you there and back”.

Click above for a lookbook preview of the clothes in action. Read More

 

FUN & GAMES: PICNIC STYLE

 

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The picnic is one of the great summertime activities complete with its own chic and sporty style. Gingham, checks and plaids are the look, designed with a nod to the 50’s, the era when the picnic became synonymous with classic Amercian style. The best part about picnic style is it need not be limited to the great outdoors. It’s sexy, cool and comfortable wherever the summer heat may find you.

The perfect picnic needs the perfect accessories, from the blanket to the basket to the outdoor games. Portable tasty treats are main ingredient and easy transport is key. Roll it, tote it, bike it and go. You’re ready for some guaranteed good old-fashioned fun!

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TWO BY VINCE CAMUTO PLAID BLOUSE $69; BEST MADE LUMBERLANDER CAMP BLANKET $184SUPERGA CHECKS $85L.L.BEAN LEATHER HANDLE TOTE $49.95SUEDE TRAVEL BACKGAMMON $192.95BROOKSTONE PICCADILLY PICNIC BASKET FOR 2 $77.95HARDWOOD PADDLE BALL SET $169.95PRADA JACQUARD SMALL BOWLER BAG $1650PRET-A-SURF GINGHAM RETRO STYLE BIKINI $275PASHLEY BRITANNIA BICYCLE $1395

 
 

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