I'm going to be sharing my favorite stores to buy running clothes online and in-store. I'll be talking about my favorite pieces that I bought from each, as well as some wish list items!
LululemonIt might be surprising to have Lulu as one of my online picks, but this is one store that I prefer shopping online. The employees at the store are all really great, but they always seem a bit
My suggestion is to go to the store first, figure out what sizes you are in different items and feel the different fabrics. Then, check out what you want online or keep an eye on their "we made too much" (aka sale) section.
AthletaThis is another store that I prefer to shop online. I find that the selections are much better online than in-store, and I also find a lot more sizes available. Just like Lulu, I also don't like feeling pressured to buy anything (even though all of the workers are always super friendly and nice). I feel guilty when I walk away after trying on a bunch of stuff and don't buy anything!
There are always tons of sales on line as well, and you can also earn cashback when you order with Ebates (which basically means you're getting paid to shop!)
True RunnerMy local running store is True Runner, and I love it. The company is owned by Dick's Sporting Goods, so they carry a lot of the same brands, including the exclusive CALIA by Carrie Underwood line. I love going to a specialized running store so that I can get advice and help from other runners, and also get professionally fit for shoes. Plus, True Runner (like most running stores) hosts group runs and training groups for upcoming races!
TargetI get most of my cheaper workout clothes from Target! I think it's really important to shop in-person though, because the quality and sizing of the pieces aren't very consistent to me. I always like to actually look at the pieces in person and try them on in the store. Everything that I've ended up buying has held up surprisingly well and are some of my favorites, but I've definitely tried on lots of duds.
I think that the athletic wear at Target has really improved recently and I've been really impressed with the new styles that they're coming up with! They're pretty similar to Lulu, minus the high price tag (and minus some of the quality). There are sale on their lines pretty frequently, and you can also find coupons on the Cartwheel app!
Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
Do you like to save or splurge on fitness gear?
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