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The 9 Best Places in San Francisco to Buy Yoga Clothing

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Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


Because if you're going to be staring at yourself in a mirror for an hour, you might as well be wearing pretty yoga clothes; photos via Stella McCartney for Adidas SS14 Lookbook

In an active town like SF, going out to a yoga class is as much an event as going out to dinner and drinks — which means it's as much about what you're going to wear as it is for meeting a date (except with yoga, tone and zen are what you hope to attain). And it's not necessarily because we're style-obsessed (although some are more than others). But more because we like to look good to feel good. And because correct fitting (and highly functioning) yogawear and accessories make the whole experience that much better. So in this new year, visit these stores to see how far yoga pants have come from the days when they used to slide down your derrière, exposing it to the entire class behind you. The fit, the colors, and the functionality are all on the next level. And, let's face it, we all basically live in our yoga pants for the majority of the day so why not live in great ones.


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The Stella McCartney for Adidas collection is one the most beautifully cut activewear lines on the market. The seamless yoga pants are both flattering and flexible (never making you feel restricted in movement). Although the SF store may not have the largest Stella selection, it's great for figuring out your size before ordering for home delivery.

Juicy Couture

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The newly launched Juicy Couture Sport line offers leopard-print sports bras, shorts, tops, yoga tights, and jackets. Although we wouldn't recommend wearing them all at once, a little leopard touch can add some fun and style into that everyday yoga outfit.

Athleta

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We love that Athleta's yogawear is designed and tested in our town. That means the stuff works for our weather, our classes, and our bodies. Best of all, if you give the clothes a try and they don't meet your yoga needs, you're guaranteed to be able to return them for free.

luluemon athletica

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Lululemon is synonymous with yogawear. And for good reason. The clothes are flattering, durable, and just plain fun to wear. We're even told that the clothes maintain their value with eBay buyers paying nearly full retail price on used clothes. But remember: it's not the best place to shop if you're hoping to wear an original outfit to your next yoga class.

C9 Active Apparel

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C9 is Target's activewear brand and this store is located on the street level of the new City Target (checkout is separate). The cut, color, and look of the clothes are on-par with the rest of the yoga brands. But the critics say that the C9 yogawear isn't the most durable.

lucy activewear

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Lucy makes comfortable yogawear that comes with just a little less frills than its major competitor. This is the store to find stylish yoga bags and accessories for a very reasonable price. Plus, the frequent sales here cannot be beat.

prAna (San Francisco)

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This San Diego-based brand is a bit of a newcomer to the local scene, opening its first SF storefront early last year. The clothes are fairly conservative in style. Be sure to stop in if you're looking for more coverage so you're not baring it all during that downward dog.

Aritzia

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For the fashionista who likes to dress up for yoga, Aritzia carries an extensive selection of yoga tights and tops. The clothes may not be technically advanced, but they sure would make Sporty Spice proud.

Forever 21

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Not the most obvious stop on the hunt for yogawear, but Forever 21 carries a decent selection of yoga pants, bras, and tops. And with everything priced around $20 (or less), it's the place to stock up without breaking the bank.

Adidas

The Stella McCartney for Adidas collection is one the most beautifully cut activewear lines on the market. The seamless yoga pants are both flattering and flexible (never making you feel restricted in movement). Although the SF store may not have the largest Stella selection, it's great for figuring out your size before ordering for home delivery.

Juicy Couture

The newly launched Juicy Couture Sport line offers leopard-print sports bras, shorts, tops, yoga tights, and jackets. Although we wouldn't recommend wearing them all at once, a little leopard touch can add some fun and style into that everyday yoga outfit.

Athleta

We love that Athleta's yogawear is designed and tested in our town. That means the stuff works for our weather, our classes, and our bodies. Best of all, if you give the clothes a try and they don't meet your yoga needs, you're guaranteed to be able to return them for free.

luluemon athletica

Lululemon is synonymous with yogawear. And for good reason. The clothes are flattering, durable, and just plain fun to wear. We're even told that the clothes maintain their value with eBay buyers paying nearly full retail price on used clothes. But remember: it's not the best place to shop if you're hoping to wear an original outfit to your next yoga class.

C9 Active Apparel

C9 is Target's activewear brand and this store is located on the street level of the new City Target (checkout is separate). The cut, color, and look of the clothes are on-par with the rest of the yoga brands. But the critics say that the C9 yogawear isn't the most durable.

lucy activewear

Lucy makes comfortable yogawear that comes with just a little less frills than its major competitor. This is the store to find stylish yoga bags and accessories for a very reasonable price. Plus, the frequent sales here cannot be beat.

prAna (San Francisco)

This San Diego-based brand is a bit of a newcomer to the local scene, opening its first SF storefront early last year. The clothes are fairly conservative in style. Be sure to stop in if you're looking for more coverage so you're not baring it all during that downward dog.

Aritzia

For the fashionista who likes to dress up for yoga, Aritzia carries an extensive selection of yoga tights and tops. The clothes may not be technically advanced, but they sure would make Sporty Spice proud.

Forever 21

Not the most obvious stop on the hunt for yogawear, but Forever 21 carries a decent selection of yoga pants, bras, and tops. And with everything priced around $20 (or less), it's the place to stock up without breaking the bank.