If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember I was lucky enough to attend the preview of the launch of Ivy Park at Topshop Oxford Circus back in 2016* when it first launched in the UK. As the event got closer and closer, I got so excited! I went from 0 to 100 in about 5 minutes of entering the building!
When I got home just before midnight, I jumped straight online to write the original version of this blog post. I shared all my immediate thoughts with you before you dived in to do your own shopping, especially surrounding how the Ivy Park sizing came up and share a little about the pieces I picked out for myself.
Where To Buy Ivy Park in 2020
Well, since the first launch, there have been a few more collections exclusively sold in Topshop and then ASOS. Most recently, Ivy Park announced that they would be joining forces with Adidas to launch the adidas x IVY PARK clothing range. I’m a huge fan of both brands so I was excited to see what came of it…
adidas x IVY PARK is Here
Before the launch the website just had the below text:
YOUR POWER, OUR PURPOSE.
YOUR FREEDOM, OUR MISSION.
YOUR STYLE, OUR MUSE.
THE FIRST-EVER CAPSULE COLLECTION
OF ADIDAS X IVY PARK IS COMING SOON.
Number 1. There Will Be More…
The number one need to know about the Ivy Park collections was always, and still is, that there will be more. After the partnership with Topshop came to an end, Ivy Park then partnered up with ASOS but that seems to have come to an end since this launch.
I’m sure they are releasing the stock of this new Adidas range bit by bit so don’t worry… you will get a piece or two.
Each range, there has always been something for everyone. And it seems this new range even has lots of unisex – or gender neutral – pieces. It’s packed full of what I would call urban streetwear – sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts, caps, beanies, a harness bag, joggers, cycling shorts, a fanny pack…. Check out some of the collection below…
Shop The Current Ivy Park Collection:
Number 2. Ivy Park Pricing
In comparison to previous ranges, this new adidas collaboration is a little more expensive. I mean, the socks and beanies are the cheapest items at £21.95!
The most expensive piece of clothing is the Ivy Park Convertible Track Top at a penny under £130. Other than that, the adidas IVY PARK Nite Jogger Shoes are £140. If you’re used to shopping in lululemon or Sweaty Betty the prices won’t put you off.
Number 3. Ivy Park Sizing
In the past, the sizing has always been pretty true to size. However, with this range being gender neutral, you need to pay a bit more attention to this. For example, the crew sweatshirt says: “This item fits true to size for men. Women should go 1 size smaller than their usual size.”
What I ordered:
- Ivy Park backless cap (Maroon / Solar Orange)
- Ivy Park backless cap (Dash Grey / Dash Grey)
- Ivy Park Crew Sweatshirt (Maroon / Noble Maroon)
I was unsure with the sizing for the sweatshirt and went for Size: 10 (S) with the only other viable option being 6 (XS) which I figured would be too small. When I get the items in a couple days I will take pictures and update the post (for like the hundredth time lol).
Number 4. It’s Kinda Fashion…
As I mentioned earlier, this collection definitely has a more sporty urban street vibe to it than previous ones. In my opinion though, as with previous ranges, it looks like the range is not all functional. It is very much a fashion line with a few less sequins than before.
I basically live in “athleisure”, so that really doesn’t bother me. It’s nice to separate my sports wardrobe into “stuff I exercise in” and “stuff I don’t exercise in” even if at the end of the day it’s all sports wear.
Number 5. Get Your Discount
Although Adidas offer a student discount on their products, you can’t use it or any other any discounts and promotions on this collection. You do however get fast and free delivery if you spend over £50, which isn’t hard!
If you do purchase any pieces from the range tag me on Instagram (@ellelinton) so I can see what you chose and how you rock it!
Are you an IVY PARK fan?
*April 4th 2016 was when this post was originally published.