The steamiest love triangle: you, us, and this Challengers shopping guide

The steamiest love triangle: you, us, and this Challengers shopping guide

by Robyn Pullen
8 min

This week, we’re dropping a shopping guide with you, your husband, and your sneaky link in mind. If – like us and the rest of the internet – you’re intent on living vicariously through the Challengers movie this summer, this is the guide for you. Get onto the tennis court (and into a messy love triangle)… but first you have to look the part.

LOEWE “I Told Ya” Tee – £225.00 / $281.20

The LOEWE “I Told Ya” cotton tee that’s seen on the backs of Tashi and Patrick in the Challengers movie is already an  essential for this summer. Whether you’re looking to have a heated session on the tennis court or a steamier session off it (wink), make sure you’re wearing this iconic piece.


REPRESENT 247 Oversized Tank – £70.00 / $87.48

REPRESENT’s 247 Oversized Tank is a must-have for anyone looking to spend 24/7 on the courts this summer. It’s a more contemporary take on Challengers’ early-2000s tennis-aesthetic, with a crisp, modern edge.


adidas Adizero Cybersonic Tennis Shoes – £160.00 / $199.96

adidas’ speed-boosting Adizero Cybersonic hard court shoes are lightweight, breathable, recycled, and would no doubt have Zendaya’s character Tashi panting on the court… from how quick they make you on your feet.


Lacoste Navy Tennis Cap – £70.00 / $87.48

Lacoste is a brand that understands sportswear, which is why its navy tennis cap is an essential for hitting up the court this summer. Use this curved brim tennis cap to keep your head cool (because competing with Tashi, you’ll need it).


Barbour Tartan Pique Polo Shirt – £49.95 / $62.43

If you’ve seen Challengers, you know a crisp polo shirt is an essential for both on and off the courts. This Barbour one is available in over twenty iconic colours, from classic white to summery blue.


MEJURI Lab Grown Sapphire Tennis Bracelet – £268.00 / $334.94

Tennis bracelets might not be an essential for wearing on the court, but owning one will fill you with the sense of superiority that Tashi has. This lab grown sapphire tennis bracelet from MEJURI is a perfect investment, a small price to pay for confidence.


alo White Tennis Dress – £61.00 / $76.24

Not to copy the look Zendaya wore on the Challengers press tour exactly, but this alo tennis dress is almost an exact replica of the white tennis dress Law Roach dressed her in. 


JW Anderson x Uniqlo Knitted Polo Shirt – £34.90 / $43.62

Given that JW Anderson’s Uniqlo collab actually features in Challengers, worn by most of the characters in multiple scenes, we’d say this knitted polo shirt from the drop is pretty on brand. 


Nike Swoosh Light Support Sports Bra – £32.99 / $41.23

Working up a sweat on the tennis court (or anywhere else) requires a comfortable fit, and Nike’s lightweight non-padded sports bra is perfect for this. 


Casablanca White Tennis Play Icon Shirt – £859.00 / $1073.56

Casablanca’s white tennis shirt with graphic art featuring line-drawn tennis players (two male ones to be precise) is serving Challengers in the least subtle way – and we love it.


Versace Tennis Balls – £55.00 / $68.69

You won’t be playing any tennis with your boo(s) this summer without any balls, so make sure to get your hands on a few of these Versace tennis balls. Available to shop at Flannels, amongst a ton of other tennis-themed gear.


Goldwin Wind Shirt – £385.27 / $481.19

Goldwin’s wet-weather ready wind shirts are the perfect shacket for wearing to meet your sneaky link (or husband’s best friend) in a storm. Whether that’s on your post-Challengers summer bucket list or not, make sure you invest in one of these… for a rainy day.


Featured image via LOEWE©

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