Long gone are the days where we, as physically fit women, stuff our workout gear into plastic bags, mangled duffels and slouchy totes. Nope! There is simply no reason for not sporting a stylish gym bag when heading off to go do some arm curls. Leave your dusty duffel in the corner and take a look at what some of the leading athletic brands have to offer when it comes to refurbishing the gym bag.
Stella McCartney for Adidas
Stella McCartney for Adidas has some of the freshest ideas for the new take on the duffel bag. These bags are so hip you won’t believe they're meant for the gym.
The perfect example of McCartney’s perfect duffel bag is the Carry-On Bag. This dynamic gym bag was designed to “minimize bulk and maximize volume.” The Carry-On Bag is available in either gray or red and it certainly lives up to its name with numerous pockets including a built in laptop sleeve as well as the bag’s cotton lining to keep items safe while traveling.
McCartney’s Ready -To -Dance Bag is another must-have accessory for gym diehards. The bag’s unique hobo shape and neoprene and nylon material separate the Ready-To-Dance bag from all others, giving the bag a sporty, but stylish feel. Whether you lean toward pink or black, you’ll want this bag for more than just a trip to the gym. All bags come with a matching detachable pouch that's great for phones, iPods or money. Take comfort in the saying, Keep Calm and Carry a Stylish Gym Bag!
Physhion.com is “a luxury brand of athletic wear for women who are savvy, stylish and focused on fitness." The brand is so focused on being a luxury brand for female athletes that their gym bags do not even look like the typical bag.
Physhion’s Vixen bag is versatile enough to be lugged to work and then toted off to the elliptical. The Vixen comes in a variety of colors such as black, khaki, gray and camel, and it also packs a lot of heat with what it can store. The Vixen is equipped to hold two water bottles, has a holder designated for your gym pass, and has a built-in programmable gym lock. The luxury of owning a Vixen is steep with its $300 price tag, but the bag’s versatile promise to blend in any environment might just be worth the splurge.
Hard-core athletes aren't the only ones who need a gym bag—yogis do too! oGorgeous has the fab yoga bag mastered-Namaste.
oGorgeous sells the ever popular, Pleated Pocket Yoga Bag in Chrome Dazzle. What's not to love? The bag is roomy, flashy and looks so sleek when carried. The Pleated Pocket bag is meant to hold more than your yoga mat. There's a key clip, cell phone pocket, money compartments and a matching shoe bag inside this little wonder. The Pleated Pocket bag will keep your goods under wraps and help clear your head so you can perfect your Downward Dog pose.
The Beverly Bowtie Gym Bag may be the most glamorous gym bag ever to be carried. Perhaps, that's why the bag is currently out of stock! This beauty looks like something out of a Juicy Couture ad, but is built to carry all your workout stuff—even your yoga mat! Don’t worry about stinking up this glamor bag -- it has vent holes to air out those gym socks! If you're itching to grab one of your own, never fear! oGorgeous posted that this hot-selling item will be back with new features, so be sure to grab it when you can. Until it's available, check out the similar
Feeling pretty guilty about that plastic bag you took to the gym today? Tomorrow is a new day and it calls for a new gym tote.
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