You don’t necessarily have to be minted to get your wardrobe workout-ready. If you shop smart, you can find inexpensive gear at local stores around the Twin Cities and online. Keep in mind, however, that what you wear will take a beating similar to the one your body takes, so spending a bit more on quality athletic wear that will last is a smart move.
Let’s take a look at some of the more popular places, online and off, to purchase your workout clothes in Edina.
Lucy is based in Alameda, Calif. but offers three stores in the Twin Cities, one right here in Edina, so you don’t have to travel far to find workout gear. They also offer online ordering at lucy.com. From a look at the website’s “What’s New” section we see they’re offering cute winter vests and insulated jackets. Lucy also sells headbands, vests, leggings and lots of accessories.
Prices here are about average for high-quality active wear. If you want cheaper, try their outlet at 3905 Eagan Outlets Parkway in Eagan. In Edina, Lucy is located at the Galleria.
The Sweat Store
If you’re like a lot of us – crunched for time every minute of every day – you may prefer shopping online. Have we got the place for you!
With the slogan “Look Good While you Sweat,” you know you’ll find trend-setting workout clothes at The Sweat Store. This Las Vegas-based brick and mortar also does a thriving business online with lightning-fast shipping and customer service that's second to none.
“Our goal is to offer a carefully curated, edgy and original collection with a focus on fashion-forward, never before seen styles and cuts,” says the store’s owner, Noelani Alessio.
“We strive to choose pieces that blur the lines between athletic apparel and lounge-wear all while maintaining that "IT-GIRL" factor.” Strive no more, Ms. Alessio – the Sweat Store is amazing! Prices are similar to Lucy’s and the gear is top quality and long-lasting.
With a loyal celebrity following, you never know who you’ll bump into when you shop in person so visit next time you’re in Vegas. Find them at thesweatstore.com.
At one time, Lululemon was the go-to store for workout clothing – the only game in many towns across the country. Lately they’ve had some problems with the quality of their clothing – complaints that the leggings are see-though (bend over in them before buying) and the sports bras don’t last as long as they should.
lululemon executives say, however, that those are isolated incidents and promise that you will find high-quality workout wear that lasts. New arrivals on their website include winter gear (check out the jackets if you’re a runner) in basic styles and colors – nothing fancy, but they’ll get the job done.
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, lululemon is yoga-focused and you can shop right here in Edina at the Galleria, or order onli.
Image: Courtesy of TheSweatStore.com