Best Places To Buy Activewear

September 27, 2011 8:30 AM

When working out, comfort and functionality are key. Looking stylish is important too, and Lululemon Athletica, lucy activewear and maha! inspired activewear offer solutions to look and feel great while working out.

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Lululemon Athletica
152 S Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
Hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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New to Mall of America, Lululemon Athletica offers activewear for both men and women and puts function above all else. All garments are made for athletes, by athletes. Clothing is made from lightweight, breathable, moisture wicking fabrics that are comfortable and functional. The Wunder Under Crop, stylish cropped pants, and the Cool Racer Back Tank, a long, light-weight tank top, are two best-selling items. Both the cropped pants and the racer back tank come in a variety of colors and translate well from the yoga studio to the running or hiking trail. In addition to offering a wide variety activewear, Lululemon offers yoga classes at its Mall of America store every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Free and open to the public, yoga class is a way for Lululemon elevate communities and helps participants energize and calm their minds while increasing both happiness and flexibility.

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Lucy Activewear
3565 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
Hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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The Galleria has a unique mix of specialty shops and lucy at the Galleria specializes in activewear. Workout pants and capris are two of lucy’s best-selling items and both are made from a powermax material (made up of lycra, nylon and spandex), so that they won’t shrink, pill or fade. Pants and capris come in a variety of lengths, which is perfect for women on the taller or shorter side. Both bottoms come in eight different styles (from loose to tight) and matching jackets complete the look. Moisture wicking socks are another best seller. These socks also have a padded foot, built in support and a lip to keep your socks from falling down while you run. lucy sells a variety of shorts, tank tops and graphic tees that are comfy, yet stylish. Garments can be worn for a workout and are fashionable enough to wear for a casual weekend look.

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Maha! Inspired Activewear
631 Lake Street East
Wayzata, MN 55391
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Putting a fashionable spin on activewear is what maha! inspired activewear is known for. Women can find garments that easily translate from studio to street so that they can go from pilates to running errands while still looking chic. When maha first opened in Wayzata, it only sold activewear. Now, it sells a mix of activewear and ready to wear. This allows maha to recommend unique combinations like combat boots with a tennis skirt or cowboy boots with leggings for a less predictable look. Scarves, hats and jewelry are popular selling items to accessorize activewear and women can find all of these at maha. maha has many different styles of both activewear and ready to wear, but only carries a few sizes of each style. When each size is sold out, new product is moved to the floor so that shoppers can always find something new and they know that they won’t see many other people wearing the same clothing as they are.

Nicole Crosbie loves fashion and shopping, she has lived in Minnesota her whole life and loves finding new places to shop, eat and explore in the Twin Cities. She has degrees in public relations and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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