Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vocal Point and Chelsea Collective. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support TAE!
If you haven’t heard of Chelsea Collective yet, you’re going to want to listen up because it’s about to be your new go-to for fashionable fitness apparel.
Tuesday night I was invited to attend the grand opening of Chelsea Collective at Pittsburgh’s Ross Park Mall. Before I get into the event deets, let me tell you a bit more about the company itself. In short, Chelsea Collective is a prototype of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ apparel section, with a focus on women’s clothing. You know how Dick’s sells Nike everything? Well CC sells Nike PLUS a lot of other brands, such as Calia by Carrie Underwood (also sold at Dick’s), Splendid, Lorna Jane, and Onzie. Some of the brands I’d never heard of before, so getting to discover new fitness brands was pretty cool! Along with apparel like shorts, leggings, tank tops, and jackets, they also have a shoe wall in the back with Nike, Hunter, New Balance, and Birkenstock—talk about a one stop shop!
Here is a great description provided by the brand:
“Chelsea Collective is the only fitness-focused specialty store that provides head-to-toe product diversity across footwear, apparel, accessories, and beauty. They will support you in your variety of fitness interests from the studio, to running and beyond! Chelsea Collective selects every piece to be as high performing as it is sophisticated. They bring everything you wear into one place.”
I think that pretty much sums it up! Now, onto the event.
The event took place Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm and was invite-only to prevent the store from getting overly crowded. Oh! And I was able to bring a guest, so I brought Angela, naturally. When we arrived at the store, we were immediately presented with a $25 gift card to spend on anything we wanted—so cool! We were then greeted by several store associates and offered a choice of white wine, prosecco or cucumber water, and a variety of appetizers too. I took a prosecco (because duh) and Angela grabbed a wine before we made our way around the store. CC is separated by brand, so there is a Nike section, a Lorna Jane section, etc. It’s extremely organized and colorful and all of the associates were more than willing to help.
We were able to try on clothes, ask as many questions as we wanted, get our photo taken in from of a fun CC sign, and just have fun on a Tuesday night. Toward the end of the event was a build-a-bag event where we were all gifted a beauuuuuutiful Nike duffel bag and able to fill it with select items. I chose a CC yoga mat, a Calia yoga block, a Calia workout headband, and a CC hair brush.
I then proceeded to use my $25 gift bard on two tank tops, one of them a crop top that Angela convinced me to buy and the other a hot pink light weight Nike tank that I know I’ll be wearing on a regular basis to teach in.
PITTSBURGHERS: the grand opening of Chelsea Collective is August 22 & 23, where there will be in-store styling demonstrations, expert advice, complimentary services and refreshments AND the first 25 guests will receive a special gift. Sooo you should probably go, just sayin’.
Currently, Chelsea Collective has store locations in Pittsburgh, PA and in Fairfax County, Virginia, but keep your eyes peeled for additional store openings!
Q: Would you shop at Chelsea Collective? What is your favorite fitness apparel brand?