Lululemon Athletica

The buzz: Love it or hate it, cult yoga wear brand Lululemon’s hotly anticipated store has just opened up shop at Ion Orchard—the 299th store worldwide, but the first ever store in Asia.

The vibe: While the store is attractive enough, we kind of expected something a bit more out-of-the-box. The interiors are pretty minimalist with lots of blonde wood, bright lighting and peppy sales assistants. Brightly colored clothes are lined up along the exterior of the store, separated into men’s and women’s areas.

The goods: Although most (in)famous for leggings (thanks to last year’s fiasco involving their now-ex-chairman’s remarks that women without thigh gaps shouldn’t be wearing them) they also stock all kinds of workout gear. Leggings, running shorts, sports bras and singlets dominate, with a smaller range of accessories like sports bags, sweat bands and yoga mats. While not completely breaking the sportswear mold, the clothes themselves are pretty cool with streamlined design and fun patterns. Feeling the clothes as you walk around the store you get a sense of why Lululemon are known for their fabrics; the clothes are soft, light and seriously stretchy. You will have to pay a pretty penny though. Leggings range between $100-150, tanks $70-100, sports bras and shorts from $70 and sweat bands $22.

Why you’ll be back: You’ve been a devotee of the brand ever since you started those advanced ashtanga yoga classes and realized everyone else was wearing Lulu. Never turning back!