All of the supply chain issues and shipping delays that have been such a pain for us were 1000% worth it... Because without having been basically benched this last season, we may have never found the best black yoga leggings in the world. Funny how something that seems to be such a bummer at the time turns out to be a blessing in the end. Well maybe not funny but definitely interesting and something to keep in mind the next time things aren't going according to plan - that maybe God/Goddess/The Higher Powers That Be are watching out and have something better in the works!
ANYWAYS. BREAKING NEWS:
WE FOUND THE BEST BLACK LEGGINGS IN THE WORLD. We're sure of it. They're so good that sharing their story with you seems like the least we could do.
I took a trip to LA solo early in January to attend the Activewear Collective tradeshow - where we normally (pre covid) do most of our buying - and I paid a visit to the Varley showroom while I was there. I tried on a bunch of things and was totally shocked at how amazing everything looked, fit and felt. I've got a bit of a bootie and getting leggings and shorts that work for my bod can be tricky but everything was so flattering!!! I was pretty sure that what I found that day was the best stuff ever. And it turns out, that I wasn't wrong.
I'm currently living in Costa Rica with my family because we like to do crazy things and YOLO - so everything I picked in January is being shipped to our office in Kelowna where the girls received the first of many deliveries yesterday.
They weren't in LA with me so this was their first time seeing the goodies IRL and it sounds like it was kind of like Christmas morning for them.
My phone started blowing up with messages:
''OH MY GOD.
THATS ALL IM SAYING.
NOT ANOTHER WORD.''
To which I replied, what's going on, you have to say more I have no idea what the heck you're talking about! And then I received:
NOTHING LEFT TO SAY.''
I was so confused and kind of worried that something terrible had happened... I waited in anticipation of what could come next, watching the little dot dot dot on the screen as she typed... The 10 seconds it took for her to reply felt like 10 minutes.
''The black Varley, you need to order 1000 more pronto. These are the unicorn of black leggings.''
Phewf. What a relief! Also - Yay. Yoga pant success!!! On the conversation went - hearing about how the two of them at the office were basically taking one of everything.
Colleen (pictured above), who is the mastermind behind our shipping operations has a curvier body type and was just so jazzed:
''Stacy these are life. These are the most flattering leggings I've ever worn and they are so comfy! I can't even.'' were her exact words.
This was all very exciting for me because we each have our strengths and weaknesses and normally Shanti does most of the choosing and buying. Flying solo on the LA trip this year I was really forced to spread my wings, something I was nervous about... Hearing the excitement from home yesterday, the wonderful news about the best black yoga leggings in the world (that are made of recycled material none the less!) has got me feeling pretty darn good about our Spring + Summer 2022 Collection.
You and everyone else knows that a solid black legging is an absolute wardrobe staple. We have tried hundreds of different brands over the years, and a few were even pretty good - but these are in a league of their own...
To say that they are buttery soft doesn't even begin to do them justice... The way that they smooth, lift, sculpt, support and flatter every body type seems like nothing short of a magick. They have a wonderfully wide waistband and a super high rise and I have no doubt that these leggings will change your life...
How good are they? I want to be there when you try them on so I can see your face and ride on the coat tails of your joy.
I will report back with more news on the best black leggings ever as we are able to get them on more bodies and confirm our findings... Sizes have already started to sell out so we have just placed a re-order - at the time you are reading this if we are out of stock in your size know that more are on the way!!!
Grab a pair and make sure to let us know what you think - even better take a video and send it to us. I especially am a total athletic wear nerd and it makes my day to share in peoples excitement about these things.
I'm not even kidding when I say that I think they'll change your life....