Event recap: Athletic wear brand Strivers opens at The St. James

The “athleisure” shop merges together fashion and fitness for stylish clothes you can wear both to the gym and around town.

The St. James is rapidly expanding, making a name for itself in the Northern Virginia health and wellness scene. It’s most recent upgrade? The opening of Strivers, an athleisure wear brand, featuring both men and women’s performance clothing and accessories, meant for the gym and street.

Items sold at Strivers include sneakers, joggers, hoodies, shorts, leggings, jackets, sweatshirts, T-shirts, tanks, duffle bags and more. The store opened its door with a grand opening party on May 16, with former Redskins player Vernon Davis, Stanley Cup winner and Washington Capital TJ Oshie and model Beija Velez. See highlights from the party, below. // 6805 Industrial Road, Springfield

Washington Capital TJ Oshi with contortionists outfitted in Strivers apparel. (Photo by Daniel Swartz)


Former Washington Redskin Vernon Davis and model Beija Velez (Photo by Daniel Swartz)


The St. James co-founder Kendrick Ashton and Vim & Victor chef Spike Mendelsohn (Photo by Daniel Swartz)


Guests mingle at the Strivers grand opening celebration. (Photo by Daniel Swartz)


American-Sierra Leone professional basketball player Alpha Bangura; Wayne Pratt, father of Kevin Durant; and Director of Recruiting at Archbishop Carroll, Osman Bangura. (Photo by Daniel Swartz)
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