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18 Manhattan Stores for Building Out Your Yoga Wardrobe

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What's the best part about starting a new fitness habit? Shopping for it, of course. And if that habit happens to be yoga, your closet is about to be filled with flowing long-sleeved tops to go over performance-ready tanks to go over bras with decorative strap patterns (it's not all about the ubiquitous yoga pants here).

Below, we've mapped out 18 great spots in Manhattan to shop for all of these—along with great accessories like mats and headbands. There's also someone in everyone's budget, whether you like your sports bra prices akin to your midtown lunch receipt or are willing to shell out for fashion-forward tops that masquerade as regular clothes. Check out our north-to-south rundown after the jump.

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1. Athleta

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(212) 249-2072
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The Gap brand that's dedicated to women's fitness gear has a hefty section for yoga buffs that includes bralettes, strappy tanks, loose long-sleeved shirts, and patterned leggings that are a fashionable step up from its parent company's activewear section. [Photo]

2. Equinox

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(212) 249-3917
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Even if you don't have a membership here, you can still shop the gym's boutique for trendy activewear labels like Adidas for Stella McCartney, Alala, newer collections like nicepipes, and its very own house line. Check online for trunk shows from newer brands, where you can discover brands that everyone isn't already wearing. [Photo]

3. Lululemon Athletica

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(212) 712-1767
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Once you're done watching a live model perform a yoga sequence in the store window, head in to find everything you need for a stylish sun salutation series: Yoga, tanks, yoga bras, yoga pants, yoga shorts, yoga mats, yoga towels—you get the picture. [Photo]
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For those who aren't fully committed to a yoga routine yet—and thus might not want to invest in pieces from pricier brands—start out with H&M's fairly-priced sportswear. The new Fifth Avenue flagship is has a huge selection of these pieces, which start at $9.95 for tank tops and select bras. [Photo: H&M]

5. Urban Outfitters

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1333 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
(212) 239-1673
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UO billed this Herald Square location as a "lifestyle store" when it opened back in June, so of course that includes plenty of space dedicated to the in-house activewear brand, Without Walls. Along with stretchy pants and open-back tops, they've also got a killer selection of mats and other gear. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]
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The Breathe line of tees and long-sleeved shirts paired with slim straight pants and a low-impact sports bra make for the perfect yoga outfit. Be sure to shop it during the chain's frequent friends and family events, when everything is 40% off and those tee prices drop to just under $15. [Photo]

7. Bandier

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Southampton's destination for fashion-forward fitness brands like Alala, Lucas Hugh, Michi, and Norma Kamali's activewear line has landed in Manhattan via a pop-up shop in gym-centric Flatiron. It's open through April, so shop it before the brand retreats back east. [Photo: Bandier]

8. Old Navy

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Looking cute in functional activewear doesn't require tank tops that cost as much as a Pure Yoga membership, as Old Navy's pieces prove. Right now, yoga pants are on sale starting at $12, and are available in petite and tall sizes as well. [Photo]

9. Icebreaker

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Though the merino-wool brand is primarily known for activewear that helps regulate your body temperature while working out in cold weather, they've also got a selection of apparel for men and women that's meant specifically for the yoga studio. Never thought you'd be wearing wool to a hot yoga class, right? The brand's other NYC location is on Soho's Wooster Street. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

10. Paragon Sports

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One of New York City's oldest destinations for activewear caters to pretty much every sport out there, and yoga is most certainly included in that. Shop here to find trusty brands like Nike, Alternative, Prana, and Moving Comfort all at once, along with some lesser-known labels that you'll want to discover. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

11. ISHTA Yoga

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One of Greenwich Village's favorite studios also boasts an impressive retail selection that includes apparel from brands like Beyond Yoga, Ebb & Flow, and OmGirl alongside gear like mats and blocks that'll help you take your practice to the next level at home. [Photo]

12. Adidas Sport Performance

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For those who don't want to bring an extra change of clothes for leaving the studio, wearing the of-the-moment brand that epitomizes athleisure is an easy solution. Though they don't have a dedicated yoga department, it's easy to translate their training gear, like the Performer Tights, into proper studio wear. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

13. Lululemon Men's

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We're giving the activewear brand's first-ever "man lair" its own entry here because it's the only spot that's dedicated to dudes. Though you won't find a dedicated yoga section—clothing is divided into categories like "Sweat," "Post Sweat," and "No Sweat"—rest assured that they have all the gear for guys to down-dog in comfort. [Photo: Lululemon]

14. Under Armour

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Inventory in the vast Soho store is arranged by sport, which makes finding the yoga outfits a breeze. Best-sellers include banded tanks with built-in peekaboo sports bras and sweat-wicking leggings. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

15. Alternative

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Alternative Apparel opened its first-ever East Coast store in Soho last spring, and since then it’s become a destination for super-soft, eco-friendly yoga-wear. Make sure to check out the brand's Made in Peru collection—a line of organic pima cotton separates colored with all-natural Peruvian plant and insect dyes. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

16. Lole

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The Montreal-based yoga/lifestyle brand announced its New York presence with a white-clad yoga session at the Museum of Modern Art just before its Soho storedebuted. They carry plenty of breathable, drapey styles that easily transition from a peaceful mat to a chaotic Manhattan. [Photo: Lolë]

17. Sweaty Betty

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One of Britain's favorite activewear lines landed in Soho last fall and caters to all sorts of sports adventurers—but for yoga, they've got tank tops with strategic ruching around the midsection, bras with just the right amount of padding, and underwear that won't show through any kind of yoga pants. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

18. Deka

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This brand new store that's based out of Atlanta caters to the yogi that shops for activewear as seriously as she does for the rest of her wardrobe—if not more. High-end brands available here include Michi, Lucas High, Splits 59, and VPL (who used to inhabit this address). [Photo]

1. Athleta

1517 Third Avenue New York, NY 10028
The Gap brand that's dedicated to women's fitness gear has a hefty section for yoga buffs that includes bralettes, strappy tanks, loose long-sleeved shirts, and patterned leggings that are a fashionable step up from its parent company's activewear section. [Photo]

2. Equinox

1429 Second Avenue New York, NY 10021
Even if you don't have a membership here, you can still shop the gym's boutique for trendy activewear labels like Adidas for Stella McCartney, Alala, newer collections like nicepipes, and its very own house line. Check online for trunk shows from newer brands, where you can discover brands that everyone isn't already wearing. [Photo]

3. Lululemon Athletica

1928 Broadway New York, NY 10023
Once you're done watching a live model perform a yoga sequence in the store window, head in to find everything you need for a stylish sun salutation series: Yoga, tanks, yoga bras, yoga pants, yoga shorts, yoga mats, yoga towels—you get the picture. [Photo]

4. H&M

589 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017
For those who aren't fully committed to a yoga routine yet—and thus might not want to invest in pieces from pricier brands—start out with H&M's fairly-priced sportswear. The new Fifth Avenue flagship is has a huge selection of these pieces, which start at $9.95 for tank tops and select bras. [Photo: H&M]

5. Urban Outfitters

1333 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
UO billed this Herald Square location as a "lifestyle store" when it opened back in June, so of course that includes plenty of space dedicated to the in-house activewear brand, Without Walls. Along with stretchy pants and open-back tops, they've also got a killer selection of mats and other gear. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]
1333 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

6. Gap

60 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001
The Breathe line of tees and long-sleeved shirts paired with slim straight pants and a low-impact sports bra make for the perfect yoga outfit. Be sure to shop it during the chain's frequent friends and family events, when everything is 40% off and those tee prices drop to just under $15. [Photo]

7. Bandier

915 Broadway New York, NY 10010
Southampton's destination for fashion-forward fitness brands like Alala, Lucas Hugh, Michi, and Norma Kamali's activewear line has landed in Manhattan via a pop-up shop in gym-centric Flatiron. It's open through April, so shop it before the brand retreats back east. [Photo: Bandier]

8. Old Navy

610 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10011
Looking cute in functional activewear doesn't require tank tops that cost as much as a Pure Yoga membership, as Old Navy's pieces prove. Right now, yoga pants are on sale starting at $12, and are available in petite and tall sizes as well. [Photo]

9. Icebreaker

823 Washington Street New York, NY 10014
Though the merino-wool brand is primarily known for activewear that helps regulate your body temperature while working out in cold weather, they've also got a selection of apparel for men and women that's meant specifically for the yoga studio. Never thought you'd be wearing wool to a hot yoga class, right? The brand's other NYC location is on Soho's Wooster Street. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

10. Paragon Sports

867 Broadway New York, NY 10003
One of New York City's oldest destinations for activewear caters to pretty much every sport out there, and yoga is most certainly included in that. Shop here to find trusty brands like Nike, Alternative, Prana, and Moving Comfort all at once, along with some lesser-known labels that you'll want to discover. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

11. ISHTA Yoga

56 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003
One of Greenwich Village's favorite studios also boasts an impressive retail selection that includes apparel from brands like Beyond Yoga, Ebb & Flow, and OmGirl alongside gear like mats and blocks that'll help you take your practice to the next level at home. [Photo]

12. Adidas Sport Performance

610 Broadway New York, NY 10012
For those who don't want to bring an extra change of clothes for leaving the studio, wearing the of-the-moment brand that epitomizes athleisure is an easy solution. Though they don't have a dedicated yoga department, it's easy to translate their training gear, like the Performer Tights, into proper studio wear. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

13. Lululemon Men's

127 Prince Street New York, NY 10012
We're giving the activewear brand's first-ever "man lair" its own entry here because it's the only spot that's dedicated to dudes. Though you won't find a dedicated yoga section—clothing is divided into categories like "Sweat," "Post Sweat," and "No Sweat"—rest assured that they have all the gear for guys to down-dog in comfort. [Photo: Lululemon]

14. Under Armour

583 Broadway New York, NY 10012
Inventory in the vast Soho store is arranged by sport, which makes finding the yoga outfits a breeze. Best-sellers include banded tanks with built-in peekaboo sports bras and sweat-wicking leggings. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

15. Alternative

281 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012
Alternative Apparel opened its first-ever East Coast store in Soho last spring, and since then it’s become a destination for super-soft, eco-friendly yoga-wear. Make sure to check out the brand's Made in Peru collection—a line of organic pima cotton separates colored with all-natural Peruvian plant and insect dyes. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

16. Lole

112 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012
The Montreal-based yoga/lifestyle brand announced its New York presence with a white-clad yoga session at the Museum of Modern Art just before its Soho storedebuted. They carry plenty of breathable, drapey styles that easily transition from a peaceful mat to a chaotic Manhattan. [Photo: Lolë]

17. Sweaty Betty

77 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012
One of Britain's favorite activewear lines landed in Soho last fall and caters to all sorts of sports adventurers—but for yoga, they've got tank tops with strategic ruching around the midsection, bras with just the right amount of padding, and underwear that won't show through any kind of yoga pants. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

18. Deka

5 Mercer Street New York, NY 10013
This brand new store that's based out of Atlanta caters to the yogi that shops for activewear as seriously as she does for the rest of her wardrobe—if not more. High-end brands available here include Michi, Lucas High, Splits 59, and VPL (who used to inhabit this address). [Photo]