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Dress the part. This is one cliché we can get really behind—€”especially when it comes to working out. Alas, whether you need a little sartorial motivation to help make it to spin class or you're just in need of a workout-wardrobe refresh, our roundup of SF stores has your back.

From running shoes to ballet slippers, yoga pants to sports bras and hoodies, you'll find everything you need here. (Stores are listed alphabetically.) Now, go forth and sweat it out in style.

Have a favorite to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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1. Sports Basement

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1590 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 575-3000
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This place is huge and will set you up with everything from ski gear to jog bras to clothes for looking fly on the elliptical. Local community involvement (and discounts) are another reason to shop here. And the prices are pretty damn good, too. Also check out locations in the Presidio, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Sunnyvale and Campbell.

2. Lululemon

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1981 Union St, San Francisco
CA, 94123
(415) 776-5858
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Lululemon is synonymous with yogawear. (Hopefully, we've all moved on from the sheer pants debacle.) The clothes are flattering, durable, and just plain fun to wear. Free hemming and in-store classes make prices more palatable, and keep local yogis coming back. Guys, they stock gear for you, too. Other locations: Westfield SF Centre and FiDi (327 Grant Ave).

3. Athleta

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2226 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 345-8501
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The Gap-owned athletic chain is chockfull of functional and stylish clothing for studio classes to winter sports, tennis to swimming. Although there are plenty of tanks, pants, tops and jackets in neutral tones, the fun, colorful prints, updated seasonally, are a big draw for many.

4. SF Dancewear

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659 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Whatever your dance style—ballroom, salsa, ballet, tap or flamenco—this shop is paradise for leotards, shoes of all types, tutus, tights, capris and more. Plus, you’ll find an excellent array of plus-sizes, as well, at this 30-year-old FiDi shop.

5. See Jane Run

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3910 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 401-8338
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If you're a die-hard runner, this is your place for gear that's functional and cute—particularly shoes. Plus it hosts informative running workshops and events like 10ks and half marathons.

6. Prana

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1928 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 590-3940
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This spacious shop brings together its dedication to philanthropy with versatile and sustainable yoga, climbing, hiking, and yoga apparel and gear. Look out for free weekly yoga classes, as well as retreats, dance workshops and more. There's another location in Palo Alto.

7. On The Run

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1310 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 682-2042
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It's all about foot health here—probably why On The Run is considered by many to be the best running-shoe store in town. Shoe specialists will analyze your feet and gait to make sure you get exactly the right shoe.

8. C9 Active Apparel

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789 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 343-6272
C9 is Target's activewear brand and this store is located on the street level of the SoMa City Target (checkout is separate). The cut, color, and look of the reasonably priced clothes are on par with many popular brands, although durability may not be quite the same.

9. Lorna Jane

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2090 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 563-8485
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Named for its founder Lorna Jane Clarkson, this Australian brand, known for its motivational sayings (Move. Nourish. Believe.) is filled with bright and fashionable workout apparel, for almost everything—yoga to spinning, running to cardio. The colorful space is bright and fun to shop. There’s another location in Stonestown.

10. Lucy Activewear

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1974 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 292-6274
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Lucy makes polished yoga and gym-wear that feels good and looks good—and is pitch-perfect for brunching and errand-ing after your workout. Along with the versatile workout apparel, check out the stylish yoga bags and accessories at reasonable prices. There's another location at 3 Embarcadero Center.

1. Sports Basement

1590 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103
This place is huge and will set you up with everything from ski gear to jog bras to clothes for looking fly on the elliptical. Local community involvement (and discounts) are another reason to shop here. And the prices are pretty damn good, too. Also check out locations in the Presidio, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Sunnyvale and Campbell.
1590 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. Lululemon

1981 Union St, San Francisco, CA, 94123
Lululemon is synonymous with yogawear. (Hopefully, we've all moved on from the sheer pants debacle.) The clothes are flattering, durable, and just plain fun to wear. Free hemming and in-store classes make prices more palatable, and keep local yogis coming back. Guys, they stock gear for you, too. Other locations: Westfield SF Centre and FiDi (327 Grant Ave).
1981 Union St, San Francisco
CA, 94123

3. Athleta

2226 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
The Gap-owned athletic chain is chockfull of functional and stylish clothing for studio classes to winter sports, tennis to swimming. Although there are plenty of tanks, pants, tops and jackets in neutral tones, the fun, colorful prints, updated seasonally, are a big draw for many.
2226 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

4. SF Dancewear

659 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Whatever your dance style—ballroom, salsa, ballet, tap or flamenco—this shop is paradise for leotards, shoes of all types, tutus, tights, capris and more. Plus, you’ll find an excellent array of plus-sizes, as well, at this 30-year-old FiDi shop.
659 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

5. See Jane Run

3910 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
If you're a die-hard runner, this is your place for gear that's functional and cute—particularly shoes. Plus it hosts informative running workshops and events like 10ks and half marathons.
3910 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

6. Prana

1928 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
This spacious shop brings together its dedication to philanthropy with versatile and sustainable yoga, climbing, hiking, and yoga apparel and gear. Look out for free weekly yoga classes, as well as retreats, dance workshops and more. There's another location in Palo Alto.
1928 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

7. On The Run

1310 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
It's all about foot health here—probably why On The Run is considered by many to be the best running-shoe store in town. Shoe specialists will analyze your feet and gait to make sure you get exactly the right shoe.
1310 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

8. C9 Active Apparel

789 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
C9 is Target's activewear brand and this store is located on the street level of the SoMa City Target (checkout is separate). The cut, color, and look of the reasonably priced clothes are on par with many popular brands, although durability may not be quite the same.
789 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. Lorna Jane

2090 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Named for its founder Lorna Jane Clarkson, this Australian brand, known for its motivational sayings (Move. Nourish. Believe.) is filled with bright and fashionable workout apparel, for almost everything—yoga to spinning, running to cardio. The colorful space is bright and fun to shop. There’s another location in Stonestown.
2090 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

10. Lucy Activewear

1974 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Lucy makes polished yoga and gym-wear that feels good and looks good—and is pitch-perfect for brunching and errand-ing after your workout. Along with the versatile workout apparel, check out the stylish yoga bags and accessories at reasonable prices. There's another location at 3 Embarcadero Center.
1974 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123