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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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1. Athleta

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1517 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 249-2072
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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.

2. The North Face

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2101 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
(212) 362-1000
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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.

3. Lululemon Athletica

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1928 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
(212) 712-1767
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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.

4. Capezio

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1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-2130
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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.

5. Uniqlo

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666 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
(877) 486-4756
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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.

6. Mason's Tennis Mart

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56 E. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 755-5805
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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.

7. Modell's Sporting Goods

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234 W 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 764-7030
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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.

8. City Sports

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390 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 695-0171
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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.

9. Icebreaker Touch Lab

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823 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
New York, NY 10014
(212) 337-0616
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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.

10. Nike Running

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156 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 243-8560
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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.

11. New Balance

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150 5th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-2520
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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.

12. Paragon Sports

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867 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 255-8889
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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.

13. KD Dance

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339 Lafayette Street, New York
NY, 10012
(212) 533-1037
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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.

14. Adidas Sport Performance

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610 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 529-0081
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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.

15. Patagonia

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101 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-1776
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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.

16. REI

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303 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 680-1938
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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.

17. Omala

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105 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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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1. Athleta

1517 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10028
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.
1517 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10028

2. The North Face

2101 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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.
2101 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

3. Lululemon Athletica

1928 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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.
1928 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

4. Capezio

1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
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.
1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

5. Uniqlo

666 5th Ave., New York, NY 10019
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.
666 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

6. Mason's Tennis Mart

56 E. 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
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.
56 E. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022

7. Modell's Sporting Goods

234 W 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
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.
234 W 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

8. City Sports

390 5th Ave., New York, NY 10018
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.
390 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10018

9. Icebreaker Touch Lab

823 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, New York, NY 10014
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.
823 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
New York, NY 10014

10. Nike Running

156 5th Ave., New York, NY 10003
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.
156 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10003

11. New Balance

150 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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.
150 5th Ave
New York, NY 10011

12. Paragon Sports

867 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
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.
867 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

13. KD Dance

339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10012
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.
339 Lafayette Street, New York
NY, 10012

14. Adidas Sport Performance

610 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
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.
610 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

15. Patagonia

101 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
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.
101 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012

16. REI

303 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012
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.
303 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012

17. Omala

105 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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.
105 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201