For a range of quality Australian and international sports and outdoor wear, look no further than Sports Conscious in Brighton.
The store stocks everything from activewear ideal for gym and fitness classes, to outdoor equipment for hiking and adventure activities, sports gear and weekend wear.
Store owner Andy Stuart-Menteth said “quality, not quantity” was a key focus for the brands available at Sports Conscious.
“You’ll be able to find a lot of brands and items at Sports Conscious that you might not be able to find elsewhere,” he said.
“We’re always looking for new and good quality brands… because our customers want the best.”
At Sports Conscious, you’ll find durable coats from Australian made brand Driza-Bone, training gear from Norwegian brand Kari Traa designed by the Olympic skier of the same name, outdoor and adventure gear from American brand Patagonia, parkas from Canada Goose that can withstand sub-zero temperatures, and water-repellent rucksacks from Swedish company Fjällräven.
“We trade 60 different brands and each brand has a unique story attached to it. We want to be renowned for stocking the best brands across sports, outdoor and adventure wear,” Mr Stuart-Menteth said.
In May, Sports Conscious will mark 37 years of operation in Church Street, and Mr Stuart-Menteth has been with the business since the beginning.
“Our catchcry has always been ‘Sports Conscious – Something Different’ but to be different you’ve got to go and source different products and you’ve got to present it well,” Mr Stuart-Menteth said.
The staff at Sports Conscious are also like family, said Mr Stuart-Menteth, with many of them staying with the business for as long as 10 to 20 years.
Mr Stuart-Menteth said his staff use and wear the clothing and equipment for sale in the store so that they are able to recommend products based on experience.
“We train our staff to be knowledgeable about our products and to offer our customers genuine advice,” he said.
“We offer an excellent product mix, and a pleasant experience for customers – we’re friendly and we engage.”
Mr Stuart-Menteth said by supplying quality products, Sports Conscious can offer items that will last a long time.
“We source our brands with a passion, and we sell them with a passion,” he said.
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50 Church Street, Brighton
Phone: (03) 9592 8587
Trading hours: Monday – Friday: 9.15am – 5.30pm; Saturday: 9am – 5pm; Sunday: 11am – 5pm; Public holidays: 11am – 5pm.