Athleisure is a growing trend in the US

Athleisure is a growing trend in the US

With demand for athleisure products growing, US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has launched an athleisure footwear line at US department store Macy's.

The collection, which was designed with licensing partner ZiGi New York, is available under the Bebe Sport label in Macy's stores across the US and online.

It features Bebe’s 'Flash' and 'Sport' shoes, designed for women with busy lifestyles. The line includes four shoe styles and seven SKU’s, ranging from US$69-89. Macy’s will expand the collection to five additional styles in nine SKU’s in October, and again in January for spring 2016.

Athleisure is a popular category, with Kohl's just last week teaming up with actress and fitness enthusiast, Shay Mitchell, to introduce an athleisure apparel collection for teenage girls. The Fit to Wander line features sports bras, graphic tees, fashion tanks and leggings.

In addition, figures from global information company The NPD Group show sales of athletic footwear and apparel in the US grew during the first quarter, thanks to cold weather, an earlier Easter and the continued strength of the athleisure trend. Dollar sales were up 8% for sneakers and 9% for activewear.