Homage to Skirt Sports


Since it’s Tuesday, I’m joining the link-up organized by Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner)

My Topic today is: Skirt Sports

In case you haven’t heard, after 15 years, Skirt Sports is closing its doors.

Many of my friends have asked me why?  They wondered if it was because of the pandemic.  I’ll just post here part of what Nicole and Noelle wrote on their site:

This could be the end of the Skirt road…Unfortunately the current economic climate has dictated that we must consider closing our doors even as we continue to search for a new owner… 

Over the coming weeks, we need to sell all of our inventory…

Let us reassure you that no matter what happens in the coming months, our community will live on… 

This is very sad for many reasons:

  • This was a woman-owned and run company.
  • Their clothes were for ALL women of ALL ages and ALL sizes.
  • They did not just sell skirts but also tops, capris, tights, jackets, hats, dresses, bathing suits, etc.
  • They offered sales, discounts, used items to make their clothes affordable.
  • They created a community of women not just clothes.
  • They sponsored races and retreats.
  • They inspired women to be healthy and fit.

I could go on and on.

glad to have kept ALL my ambassador shirts

 

Five years ago, I was lucky to be selected as an Ambassador Captain.  It was then a small group which has grown immensely in subsequent years.

I personally benefited greatly from this company:

  • I wore cute clothes and always felt good in them when running (no matter how hard the race was.)

  • My clothes always felt comfortable in ALL seasons.

  • I have worn Skirt Sports not just for running but also for hiking, tennis and even going out.
  • Most important are those friends that I would never have met if it weren’t for Skirt Sports. ❤ ❤ ❤

So thank Nicole for what you have added to my life.  And Good Luck in your future endeavors.

I know you will be missed in my area:

Check out their last sale:

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I’m also linking up here:

Formerly the Running Coaches’ Corner, it’s back with new co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsRunning on HappyConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Fauxrunner.

Happy Running! Did you wear Skirt Sports? How do feel about their end of their reign? Please share.

38 thoughts on “Homage to Skirt Sports

  1. It is so sad to see a business close, especially one that was so much more. I understand why they can’t find a buyer in this climate, but don’t understand how it impacted their buisness so much already since they are mostly an on-line store — although I always try to visit their store when I go to Bolder. I do think they were facing increasing competition from other running skirt brands.

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    • It is very sad. I’m sure there is a lot more to the story that Nicole is not sharing publicly.

      I have enough running clothes to last a lifetime but as you said “they were so much more.”

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  2. I don’t own any of their items, but I have so many running friends that do and they always spoke so highly of the brand. It’s sad to see that they are closing their doors 😦

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    • They are not as popular on the East coast but definitely in Colorado.

      Luckily I have enough clothes, I do feel terrible for the company and all those involved.

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  3. That’s too bad, I have had quite a few of their skirts back when I was really into running in skirts, and they were so cute! I still have some of their black skirts on hand just in case I want to run in something cute and swirly. Sad to hear of any business closing.

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  4. This is really sad! I don’t own any of their stuff, but I know a lot of people who do. They always look great! The colors and patterns (and all the style options) made for a fabulous inventory 😉

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  5. I’m writing my post about them on Friday. You know how I feel about them. Very photo intensive, wish I could easily find photos from the first couple of halfs I ran in them (they exist, but hunting them down wouldn’t be easy, I’m not organized enough with my photos).

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    • You can imagine how many I have taken since I post one in IG almost everyday. But actually I don’t really keep them after I post. Good thing I have the blog. I prefer to keep my nature ones than pics of me and they are in albums on my phone.

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  6. I was so thankful to have been a part of the original ambassador group way back as well. I made some great connections including you and Judy! Even had the chance to make it to a retreat one year. I think they expanded to quickly into other products and had too many ambassadors in the end. Sorry to see them go for sure!

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    • I never attended the retreat and now I wish I did. I agree about the number of ambassadors. It no longer meant much and the discount got smaller and the prices higher.

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  7. Awww…that’s such a shame. I hate to see a women-owned company that has such good policies close their doors. You Skirt Sports women always looked so good in your running outfits!

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  8. I too am so very sad about this. I was an originally ambassador now Legacy Ambassador. I wear solely Skirt Sports on the bottom to run and race in. I am thankful I have so many of their amazing products but will be sad when they wear out and sad to no longer get new fun gear 😦

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  9. I’m also a Legacy and I’m so sad about this. I was always proud to say I bought my first skirt way back at the beginning (and I still have it!) and I’ve been running in Skirt Sports ever since.

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  10. I’ve never worn Skirt Sports, but I will say I was very saddened to hear they’re closing up shop. I know they have built an amazing community and brought so many people together and brought them so much joy with apparel. I hope they find someone to take over or figure out a way to stay open, but I completely understand and respect their decision to cease operations.

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  11. Wow, I had no idea! I never purchased anything from them but it seemed like they were so well-loved. I will definitely check out the sale to support!

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  12. I’ve never worn anything from them (I have an odd body type, so online shopping is sometimes tricky) but they always seemed to get rave reviews and had so many devoted fans. I hate to see any company go out of business, especially one like this 😦

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    • It is very sad and they created a wonderful community of women runners.

      Their whole purpose was to have clothes for ALL body types.

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  13. I understand why they had to, but like you I’m still sad. I loved what they signaled — a community. That’s how I came to say hi to your friend before the Mohawk Hudson and find where you were parked. She was wearing Skirt and I knew someone in Skirt in Albany had to know you

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