The Gold Coast’s luxe activewear label Cleo Harper opens a boutique in Burleigh Heads
Back before the term ‘athleisure’ was coined, when exercise gear was coated in slogans and graphics, Vanessa Levey decided to do things a little differently. With a background in design and the arts, Vanessa sought to fill the gap in the world of workout wear with something a little more feminine and refined. This was the genesis of Cleo Harper, which has gone on to amass a loyal legging-clad following of folk who cannot get enough of the Gold Coast-based brand. Fast-forward six years and countless collections, Cleo Harper has opened the doors to its first dedicated retail store in Burleigh Heads.
If you’re yet to fall in love with Cleo Harper, you’re about to. The luxe label’s brand-new boutique is straight off of the Pinterest board of your dreams with soaring archways, white rendered walls and some of the most beautifully neutral gym equipment that we’ve ever set our eyes upon. Envisaged as a versatile space that can host sweat sessions and community events, the store doubles as a community hub where the Cleo-loving crowd can interact and, perhaps more importantly, touch and feel the garments in real life.
As much as we love shopping online, there’s something special about seeing Cleo Harper’s limited-edition line-up of bralets, leggings, shorts and tops in person. Known for its super-flattering fits and mix-and-matchability, Cleo Harper’s fabrics are also custom made for the brand and incorporate a heck of a lot of technology and research. Its exclusive BodyCapsule, for example, was two years in development and features a triple-layer construction for a sculpted fit with exceptional breathability. The buttery-soft leggings are also highly breathable, quick-drying and promise to stay put, whether you’re sweating it out with a HIIT sesh or you’re sipping lattes and running errands (no judgement here). Each collection is made in limited quantities, so once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
If you firmly believe in the phenomenal motivating power of a cute gym outfit, take a peek at Cleo Harper’s boutique at 7 Stevenson Court, in the heart of Burleigh Heads.