As someone who writes (and, in a way, exercises) for a living, athleisure is kind of my life. I’m always somewhere between working out, chilling out, or freelancing from my apartment—all activities that require comfort. And since I subscribe to Mama Medicine’s notion that you should still feel luxurious while relaxing at home, I prefer to hygge in activewear brands like Spiritual Gangster, Alo Yoga, and Onzie.
The one thing these lines all have in common is that they’re expensive. Real talk: I can barely afford them at full price. But I took that as a challenge to find the same athleisure that I loved at a price that wouldn’t trigger my buyer’s remorse. Mission impossible, right? It was until I found 6pm.com, and my world changed forever. Why? The bargain-basement, step-sister site to Zappos offers a litany of apparel and accessories from past seasons at discounted prices. Read: cheap AF.
Everything was at least 40-percent off.
I couldn’t believe how much merch 6pm.com had in stock—and at such discounted prices. But because the site is almost like a digital dumpster for all sale items, as I’d discovered, the best way to filter is by brand. That first shop, I picked up a slew of racerback tanks and two pairs of sweats from Spiritual Gangster. The one hitch, you could argue, is that they’re a few seasons old. But if you go back to my day-to-day life, I don’t really care if they’ve just-dropped. (What’s more, sometimes 6PM.com will have new releases, albeit often in select and limited sizes.)
My first haul also included two pairs of Alo Yoga leggings—including a pair with those cozy, built-in leg warmers—and a cropped tee from Adidas Originals. And everything was at least 40-percent off. Seriously. It all arrived fast, was 100-percent legit (no copycatting or anything like that), and so, so cute.
The key to nailing 6PM.com, though, is to check back often—and with diligence. Because amid the thousands of products the site has at any given time, there are some real athleisure gems for any comfy-clothes occasion. And you definitely have at least one of those.