When you buy exercise clothing, do you go for stylish, or more practical and comfortable?
I try to find a mixture of both because I live in workout clothing around the clock, especially since I work at home.
Workout gear can get expensive, which is why I wanted to list out a few different options.
Everyone has a different style, size, and certain workout clothing does better in certain sports (i.e. climbing, weightlifting, yoga).
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Below is a list of in-person or online stores that will give you good quality clothing for a low to moderate cost.
Poshmark is a service that allows you to sell or buy items from women across the United States.
When you sign up, Poshmark will ask for your dress and shoe size, as well as brands that you love. You can immediately start shopping after that. You'll find brands of clothing like Victoria Secret, Nike, Athleta, Lululemon, and hundreds of other brands for a marked down price. When you're done with clothing, you can attempt to sell it as well.
2. GAP Fit
Gap Fit is on the higher end of the price scale, but not anywhere close to Lululemon and other expensive brands.
The clothing is of good quality, and they carry a lot of styles that most brands don't carry. If you're into the more stylish side of exercise clothing, GAP Fit is the place to go.
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3. Old Navy
Old Navy is always having sales, so you'll be sure to find sports bras, capris, leggings, and t-shirts for $20 or less.
You can also sign up for an Old Navy card that will give you an extra 5% off on their clothing. It's a great deal on already cheap clothing.
4. Forever21 or H&M
Forever21 and H&M are both hit and misses kind of stores. Some of their workout clothing is great, and others won't last long at all or tear easily.
I've also tried to refrain from visiting these stores because they've been known to treat their workers unfairly, but I figured I would add these stores in as they are affordable and in almost every city.
5. Plato's Closet
Plato's Closet is a thrift store that buys and sells clothes. There seems to be a PC store in every city (so that I've lived in, besides Grand Junction Colorado).
My local Plato's Closet has racks and racks of gently-used or new exercise clothing. You can score a pair of workout shorts for under $10, and I'm even currently wearing a $6 sports bra that I bought from Plato's Closet over 5 years ago.
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Aerie is another retailer that is often overlooked. Aerie can range from either being $10 cheap to $110. There isn't a huge selection from what I've seen, but mostly everything is pretty affordable and cute!
8. C9 Champion
C9 Champion is the clothing brand that you see at Target and other stores. My closet is filled with C9 Champion and it has lasted for well over 5 years. I've bought pants for under $20, as well as workout tanks that look brand new.
9. T.J. Maxx
T.J. Maxx is loaded with inexpensive clothing. You can find not only workout clothing, but workout gear such as gloves, yoga mats, pedometers, and a bunch of other items related to working out.
Groupon is constantly having deals on workout gear, from sports bras to sports legging. You can save even more money on your Groupon purchases by using Ibotta. All you'd do is get on your Ibotta app, and find Groupon within the app, and save money.
I got $12 back from Ibotta by using Groupon's app on a $42 purchase (amazing!). You can also save on groceries and plenty of other items! Get $10 for signing up here.
When I wear good quality, stylish workout clothing, my workouts are stronger and I feel like I can last for longer periods of time. It's really weird how the mind works! J.D. and I are moving to a somewhat small town near Austin in the summer, and I'm currently debating on enrolling in a CrossFit Gym (again), or a yoga gym, or a Golds Gym. I can't decide!
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