Upper Montclair Store to Reopen Mid September

Melissa Sowa-Legters is the owner of Sweat & Strut in Upper Montclair.
Melissa Sowa-Legters is the owner of Sweat & Strut in Upper Montclair.

Sweat & Strut, the Montclair based storefront that specializes in boutique “athleisure” brands, superior quality, as well as sourcing local and women owned brands such as K-DEER, Emily Hsu, Nancy Rose, was forced to shut its doors on 8/13 due to a strong smell that occurred due to remodeling work being done in the space next door. Sweat & Strut needed to ensure that its space was healthy for customers and employees and hoped that after a week of airing out the space they would be able to reopen. However, we have not yet been able to confirm that the air and merchandise are at the high standards of the Sweat & Strut shopping experience.

The local owner Melissa Sowa-Legters, is working diligently to correct any lingering issues and plans to reopen the doors very soon.

“This has been just devastating and exhausting emotionally,” says Melissa Sowa-Legters owner of Sweat & Strut. “I was in the process of planning our One-year anniversary celebration and then this happened. This wasn’t anything I could have planned for or ever wanted. I can’t wait to get the door open again and see my awesome customers, and get them geared up in the best leggings available in North Jersey. I can’t begin to express my appreciation for the support and understanding I’ve received, and we will have that anniversary celebration. I look forward to being back better than ever, providing what was intended – women owned, high quality, athletic and leisure wear to our cherished clientele.“

Sweat & Strut will be participating in the Montclair Fashion Show in September 17th at the Wellmont Theater, and will also be showcasing some “pop-up” shops at various locations in the community.

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About Sweat & Strut:

As an active mom of two and fashion-loving fitness enthusiast, Melissa Sowa-Legters fell in love with the ‘athleisure’ movement that complimented her athletic and active lifestyle. Not totally satisfied with big name, big box apparel, Melissa started finding exciting new options that stood up to her rigorous testing. This curiosity led to Sweat & Strut where Melissa compiled over 15 boutique brands to fit every body, activity and price point. “I believe if you have the right fit and the right quality, you will feel better sweating in the studio and strutting through life, day and night. Sweat & Strut is about feeling good about yourself and owning every moment.” Sweat & Strut will only sell brands that Melissa has personally tested, and as an avid supporter of women-owned, small business she has also sourced a great selection of designs by local, women owned boutique brands, such as K-DEER, Emily Hsu, Nancy Rose, Alala, etc.

Sweat & Strut is a woman-owned local start-up business that is a proud supporter and member of the community. The store is located at 623 Valley Road, Upper Montclair NJ. Stay tuned for the grand re-opening and one year celebration in the fall.