With summer right around the corner, Minnesotans are flocking to the gym to make sure they look great in less clothing. Exercising has become a great excuse to get into a new look and create a fashionable wardrobe full of fun and comfortable athletic clothing. Women have gone beyond yoga pants and neon running shoes in the gym and have added entire outfits that are functional and fancy. Great athletic wear also begs to be worn and used. Find motivation to exercise and an excuse to wear the best gear at any of these retailers.
Run N Fun
3252 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55416
A family-owned retailer of active wear and outdoor gear, Run N Fun also carries a women’s line of running clothing that is comfortable and fashionable. Run N Fun focuses on making your shopping experience the best and most informative. Since the owners understand the problems runners face with comfort and necessity, they are committed to getting you fitted with the perfect gear. The inventory is high-quality and the shoes come with a foot and gait analysis to help support your needs. Find top to bottom gear from hats to socks, and even something in between, like sports bras.
3942 W 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
Be an athletic fashion icon when you shop at Title Nine. This online shopping sensation is now a wood and brick store devoted to all types of athletes. Title Nine offers the same great customer service and fantastic selection as the online experience and is located in a fun and trendy shopping area of Minneapolis. Take your daughter or best friend shopping or just go by yourself. Title Nine carries practical styles for older women and sporty girls as well as fashions that conform to today’s styles. Free hemming and tailoring are offered to help get the best fit and the prices are reasonable for the quality of clothing that is offered.
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Gear Running Store
4406 France Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
For those that like to run the lakes, treadmills, or trails, Gear Running Store is the perfect place for female running apparel. More than just a place to shop for your next pair of sneakers, Gear carries the latest and greatest in the clothing that will make your runs even better. Local companies are supported at Gear and clothing from Minnesotan manufacturers is sold at the store. Nobody knows what it’s like to run in Minnesota better than a Minnesotan. They even carry a line of Run MSP tees made by a local friend of Minnesota runners. All levels of runners that run in all types of weather will find the best selection at Gear.
337 N Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Be prepared to empty your bank account at Lole Atelier. This yoga boutique carries clothing and accessories that will make your yoga buddies jealous of your new wardrobe. The yoga line is so unique that local studios have started carrying Lole items as well. The versatility of their fashions is part of the charm. You can go from your lunch date to the studio without stopping to change. The selection also ranges from dresses to tanks for whatever kind of yoga you practice.
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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.