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Seventeen Places to Shop For Activewear in New York City

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If you were one of the millions of people who vowed to start hitting the gym this month, then you might be in need of some new clothes. Because after all, those leggings from Forever21 are a little bit too see through to bend down in, and that ridiculous padded sports bra from Victoria's Secret isn't going to get you any legit cred at SoulCycle.

To solve that conundrum and assist with you actually keeping that resolution, we've rounded up 17 stores where you can shop for activewear. Whether your sport of choice is hiking upstate, cycling 'til your legs fall off, or speed-walking on a treadmill while reading Us Weekly, you'll be sure to find the appropriate outfit at one of these shops. Click through to view the map, and add any of your favorites that we may have missed in the comments below.

Working up a sweat in a different location? Check out our shopping maps for New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, or conserve your energy by heading to Racked National for their comprehensive online guide.


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Athleta

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Gap's Athleta stocks the right apparel for just about any activity you might want to partake in, like yoga, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, golf, and more. The collections are cute and eye-catching without feeling overly branded, and the stores—including the Third Avenue outpost—offer group runs and fitness classes.

The North Face

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After forty years in business, North Face has become synonymous with cold-weather apparel. Stop by the Upper West Side location to bundle up in the brand's signature fleeces, as well as apparel designed for any sort of climate.

Lululemon Athletica

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You'd be hard pressed to find a yoga studio in the city without a participant or two clad in Lululemon's stretchy apparel, but that's not all the behemoth activewear brand is good for. Recent new additions include stylish reflective running gear, for those late night trips down the West Side Highway.

Capezio

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Dancewear brand Capezio has been busy outfitting professionals for years. At their Broadway outpost, you'll find great work out gear beyond beginner's ballet, including apparel for yoga and pilates, as well as a capri pants, wrap tops and leotards.
If North Face gear isn't quite your style, consider Uniqlo's Heattech collection for your outdoor adventures. With very reasonable price points, you'll be able to justify buying the tanks, long-sleeve shirts, and leggings in multiples.

Mason's Tennis Mart

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Planning to hit the courts? Not before you stop by Mason's Tennis Mart. Get your Venus and Serena on at this Midtown shop, which carries brands like Fred Perry, Ralph Lauren Polo, Nike, and Adidas. Need a racket? They have those, too.

Modell's Sporting Goods

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The Times Square Modell's empire is usually pretty packed with tourists, but if you're looking to do some one-stop sports shopping, you've come to the right place. In addition to stocking all the NBA, MBA, NFL, and NCAA gear you could imagine, they also carry activewear for just about every type of athlete: from yogis to MMA fighters.

City Sports

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If you need a last-minute workout item, swing by City Sports. Well-priced and packed with all things sports, the Fifth Avenue shop is a regular haunt for fitness junkies and occasional runners alike.

Icebreaker Touch Lab

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This New Zealand brand is known for its merino wool activewear, which appears in the Meatpacking store in the form of underwear, socks, shirts, and more. As a bonus, it's all sustainable, and you can even trace back each items origin to the farm from which it came.

Nike Running

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If you're a runner, you don't have to look much further than the Nike shop on Fifth Avenue. The store is dedicated to the sport, and stocked with a plethora of sneakers, as well as cold-weather gear like jackets and vest, as well as accessories, like the Nike + SportsWatch.

New Balance

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And located just doors away from Nike is New Balance's Flatiron flagship. Labeled its "experience store," customers are able to have customized sneakers created on the spot, courtesy of a shoemaker from their Maine factory. The shop also features a sunk-in treadmill, for things like gait and form analysis.

Paragon Sports

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Sure, you can find a pair of stretchy yoga leggings just about anywhere, but the selection at Paragon Sports goes far beyond that. Shop by sport at this Broadway store, whether that be badminton, cycling, lacrosse, volleyball, and even table tennis.

KD Dance

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Whether you're a professional dancer or just need some new tanks to hit the treadmill, KD Dance has got you covered. Its well fitting collections are designed to move with—not against—you, and come in a variety of fabrics, like cotton, merino wool, microfiber, and soy.

Adidas Sport Performance

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Soho's airy Adidas outpost is chock full of the brand's activewear and lifestyle apparel, as well as a plethora of sneakers. If you'd prefer to have yours custom-fit to your feet, you can create your own at the "mi addidas" terminal.

Patagonia

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Serious mountain climbers and casual hikers alike flock to Patagonia on Wooster Street, largely because of its vast selection of apparel and athletic gear. Stop by for a sports bra, and leave with a brand new four-person tent.
If you didn't find what you were looking for at Patagonia, you definitely will at REI's massive Lafayette Street store. Basically, if there's something you plan to climb, cycle, camp, or hike, REI will have an outfit for you, along with whatever other gear might be necessary.
Omala's sustainable activewear is a favorite among yogis who most likely wouldn't shop at Lululemon. In addition to stocking eco-friendly apparel like the Recycled Poly Zen Pants, one of Omala's best sellers is its skegging: a skirt/legging combo perfect for anyone who prefers not to showcase their butt while in Downward Dog.

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Athleta

Gap's Athleta stocks the right apparel for just about any activity you might want to partake in, like yoga, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, golf, and more. The collections are cute and eye-catching without feeling overly branded, and the stores—including the Third Avenue outpost—offer group runs and fitness classes.

The North Face

After forty years in business, North Face has become synonymous with cold-weather apparel. Stop by the Upper West Side location to bundle up in the brand's signature fleeces, as well as apparel designed for any sort of climate.

Lululemon Athletica

You'd be hard pressed to find a yoga studio in the city without a participant or two clad in Lululemon's stretchy apparel, but that's not all the behemoth activewear brand is good for. Recent new additions include stylish reflective running gear, for those late night trips down the West Side Highway.

Capezio

Dancewear brand Capezio has been busy outfitting professionals for years. At their Broadway outpost, you'll find great work out gear beyond beginner's ballet, including apparel for yoga and pilates, as well as a capri pants, wrap tops and leotards.

Uniqlo

If North Face gear isn't quite your style, consider Uniqlo's Heattech collection for your outdoor adventures. With very reasonable price points, you'll be able to justify buying the tanks, long-sleeve shirts, and leggings in multiples.

Mason's Tennis Mart

Planning to hit the courts? Not before you stop by Mason's Tennis Mart. Get your Venus and Serena on at this Midtown shop, which carries brands like Fred Perry, Ralph Lauren Polo, Nike, and Adidas. Need a racket? They have those, too.

Modell's Sporting Goods

The Times Square Modell's empire is usually pretty packed with tourists, but if you're looking to do some one-stop sports shopping, you've come to the right place. In addition to stocking all the NBA, MBA, NFL, and NCAA gear you could imagine, they also carry activewear for just about every type of athlete: from yogis to MMA fighters.

City Sports

If you need a last-minute workout item, swing by City Sports. Well-priced and packed with all things sports, the Fifth Avenue shop is a regular haunt for fitness junkies and occasional runners alike.

Icebreaker Touch Lab

This New Zealand brand is known for its merino wool activewear, which appears in the Meatpacking store in the form of underwear, socks, shirts, and more. As a bonus, it's all sustainable, and you can even trace back each items origin to the farm from which it came.

Nike Running

If you're a runner, you don't have to look much further than the Nike shop on Fifth Avenue. The store is dedicated to the sport, and stocked with a plethora of sneakers, as well as cold-weather gear like jackets and vest, as well as accessories, like the Nike + SportsWatch.

New Balance

And located just doors away from Nike is New Balance's Flatiron flagship. Labeled its "experience store," customers are able to have customized sneakers created on the spot, courtesy of a shoemaker from their Maine factory. The shop also features a sunk-in treadmill, for things like gait and form analysis.

Paragon Sports

Sure, you can find a pair of stretchy yoga leggings just about anywhere, but the selection at Paragon Sports goes far beyond that. Shop by sport at this Broadway store, whether that be badminton, cycling, lacrosse, volleyball, and even table tennis.

KD Dance

Whether you're a professional dancer or just need some new tanks to hit the treadmill, KD Dance has got you covered. Its well fitting collections are designed to move with—not against—you, and come in a variety of fabrics, like cotton, merino wool, microfiber, and soy.

Adidas Sport Performance

Soho's airy Adidas outpost is chock full of the brand's activewear and lifestyle apparel, as well as a plethora of sneakers. If you'd prefer to have yours custom-fit to your feet, you can create your own at the "mi addidas" terminal.

Patagonia

Serious mountain climbers and casual hikers alike flock to Patagonia on Wooster Street, largely because of its vast selection of apparel and athletic gear. Stop by for a sports bra, and leave with a brand new four-person tent.

REI

If you didn't find what you were looking for at Patagonia, you definitely will at REI's massive Lafayette Street store. Basically, if there's something you plan to climb, cycle, camp, or hike, REI will have an outfit for you, along with whatever other gear might be necessary.

Omala

Omala's sustainable activewear is a favorite among yogis who most likely wouldn't shop at Lululemon. In addition to stocking eco-friendly apparel like the Recycled Poly Zen Pants, one of Omala's best sellers is its skegging: a skirt/legging combo perfect for anyone who prefers not to showcase their butt while in Downward Dog.