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Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


Photo via Athleta

Yoga pants: basically a closet necessity, but since not all are created equal, finding the right pair is an athletic feat in and of itself. Key criteria includes proper fit, a good amount of stretch, and fabric that's definitely not see-through.

Fortunately, New York City is filled with places to find them, from old (expensive) faithfuls like Lulumeon to pairs under $25 at Old Navy. After the jump, eleven stores to find the perfect pair.


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1. Niketown

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6 E. 57th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 891-6453
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A word of caution: Niketown is probably going to be pretty packed when you stop by, no matter what time, but it has the largest selection of athletic apparel the brand offers (don't try to skip the crowds and go to Soho—they only have about two racks). [Photo]

2. GapFit Concept Store

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At the end of last month, the GapFit Concept Store debuted in Midtown, stocked with GapFit athletic apparel, as well as other products for body and mind, like S'well water bottles and Prtty Peaushun body lotions. The store will be open until January 26th; after that, hit up the adjacent Gap store for all the fitness apparel.
640 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10019
(855) 466-7467
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H&M's new range of activewear is a great start if you're not 100% sure you'll be keeping those resolutions—sportsbras start at $9.95, tanks start around $12.95, and leggings are around $24.95. A customer service rep explained that they're currently available online, and stores should be getting shipments in within the next few weeks. In the meantime, there's always e-comm. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

4. lululemon athletica

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408 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014
Even with a faulty batch of sheer leggings, two shifts in CEOs, and a scandal that just kept getting worse, Lululemon's yoga pants are still at the top of their game. They'll cost you close to $100, and now, they're made of a new, two-years-in-the-making Full-On Luon. [Photo: Driely S]

5. Icebreaker Touchlab

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823 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 337-0616
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Practicing outdoors in colder temperatures? Icebreaker's merino wool leggings are lightweight enough to keep you sweat-free, but warm enough to hold a plank without catching a chill. Leggings range from 100% merino wool to blends that include more nylon and elastane, like the Rush Tights. [Photo: Driely S]

6. Athleta

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126 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-0512
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The latest outpost of this Gap Inc.-owned fitness apparel brand is now open in Flatiron, just a few blocks away from competitor Lululemon. Prices are a little cheaper, not by that much: full leggings hover around $70, and capris are generally over $50. [Photo: Driely S]

7. Ishta Yoga Downtown

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56 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-4800
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This Union Square yoga studio carries clothing from brands like Body Language, Beyond Yoga, Zobha, and more, as well as props and gear from Manduka. If tempted, stay for a class—drop in rates are $24, but a monthly new student membership is only $65. [Photo]

8. Adidas Sport Performance

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610 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 529-0081
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If you can handle the crowds on Broadway, stop by the massive Adidas in Soho. Yoga pants from the Stella McCartney line start around $70, and pants from the Adidas brand in varying lengths and fit are also available. [Photo: Driely S]
303 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 680-1938
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This fitness gear megastore carries everything from hiking shoes to snow suits, but mixed in is a good selection of yoga pants. Brands carried include Lucy, Lole, prAna, and the house line. [Photo: Driely S]

10. Sweaty Betty

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77 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012
One of the slogan's for this British import is "sweat like a pig to look like a fox," and similar sentiments are echoed throughout the store. In addition to pants priced under $100 (some with the bold guarantee that they're 100% opaque), there's a dance studio downstairs where they offer classes, from yoga to barre to dance cardio. [Photo: Driely S]

11. Old Navy

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503 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-0838
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Don't knock them 'til you try them: Old Navy's workout leggings, which run under $30 a pair, are pretty amazing. Options vary from slim to flared, and compression styles will suck you in while you're bent forward. [Photo]

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1. Niketown

6 E. 57th St, New York, NY 10022
A word of caution: Niketown is probably going to be pretty packed when you stop by, no matter what time, but it has the largest selection of athletic apparel the brand offers (don't try to skip the crowds and go to Soho—they only have about two racks). [Photo]
6 E. 57th St
New York, NY 10022

2. GapFit Concept Store

680 Fifth Ave, New York NY
At the end of last month, the GapFit Concept Store debuted in Midtown, stocked with GapFit athletic apparel, as well as other products for body and mind, like S'well water bottles and Prtty Peaushun body lotions. The store will be open until January 26th; after that, hit up the adjacent Gap store for all the fitness apparel.

3. H&M

640 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10019
H&M's new range of activewear is a great start if you're not 100% sure you'll be keeping those resolutions—sportsbras start at $9.95, tanks start around $12.95, and leggings are around $24.95. A customer service rep explained that they're currently available online, and stores should be getting shipments in within the next few weeks. In the meantime, there's always e-comm. [Photo: Brian Harkin]
640 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10019

4. lululemon athletica

408 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
Even with a faulty batch of sheer leggings, two shifts in CEOs, and a scandal that just kept getting worse, Lululemon's yoga pants are still at the top of their game. They'll cost you close to $100, and now, they're made of a new, two-years-in-the-making Full-On Luon. [Photo: Driely S]
408 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014

5. Icebreaker Touchlab

823 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
Practicing outdoors in colder temperatures? Icebreaker's merino wool leggings are lightweight enough to keep you sweat-free, but warm enough to hold a plank without catching a chill. Leggings range from 100% merino wool to blends that include more nylon and elastane, like the Rush Tights. [Photo: Driely S]
823 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

6. Athleta

126 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011
The latest outpost of this Gap Inc.-owned fitness apparel brand is now open in Flatiron, just a few blocks away from competitor Lululemon. Prices are a little cheaper, not by that much: full leggings hover around $70, and capris are generally over $50. [Photo: Driely S]
126 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10011

7. Ishta Yoga Downtown

56 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
This Union Square yoga studio carries clothing from brands like Body Language, Beyond Yoga, Zobha, and more, as well as props and gear from Manduka. If tempted, stay for a class—drop in rates are $24, but a monthly new student membership is only $65. [Photo]
56 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003

8. Adidas Sport Performance

610 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
If you can handle the crowds on Broadway, stop by the massive Adidas in Soho. Yoga pants from the Stella McCartney line start around $70, and pants from the Adidas brand in varying lengths and fit are also available. [Photo: Driely S]
610 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

9. REI

303 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
This fitness gear megastore carries everything from hiking shoes to snow suits, but mixed in is a good selection of yoga pants. Brands carried include Lucy, Lole, prAna, and the house line. [Photo: Driely S]
303 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

10. Sweaty Betty

77 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
One of the slogan's for this British import is "sweat like a pig to look like a fox," and similar sentiments are echoed throughout the store. In addition to pants priced under $100 (some with the bold guarantee that they're 100% opaque), there's a dance studio downstairs where they offer classes, from yoga to barre to dance cardio. [Photo: Driely S]
77 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

11. Old Navy

503 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Don't knock them 'til you try them: Old Navy's workout leggings, which run under $30 a pair, are pretty amazing. Options vary from slim to flared, and compression styles will suck you in while you're bent forward. [Photo]
503 Broadway
New York, NY 10012