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Eleven Places to Buy Cute Workout Gear in San Francisco

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It's about that time in January when your enthusiasm for that New Year's resolution might be waning. Renew your dedication to those exercise promises to yourself with some cute new exercise duds from these 11 local outfitters.

We stuck to San Francisco proper for this particular guide, but if we missed your favorite spot for running shoes, jog bras or wetsuits or the like in the east, north or south bay, let us know! In the meantime, check out our map: Whether you're a dancer, runner, surfer, cyclist, power walker or gym rat, you'll look cuter doing your activity of choice after shopping any of these 11 stores.

Working up a sweat in a different location? Check out our shopping maps for New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, or conserve your energy by heading to Racked National for their comprehensive online guide.


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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 cute on the elliptical. Plus the prices can't be beat. Also check out their Presidio, Walnut Creek and Sunnyvale locations.

2. lululemon athletica

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327 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 402-0914
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This is just a no-brainer. Lululemon has the cutest yoga, Pilates, running, chilling apparel out there. It's expensive but lasts forever.

3. City Target

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789 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 343-6272
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Some rejoiced, some mourned when a Target opened in the city proper last year. But one thing you just can't be sad about is the cheap and stylish Champion workout wear available at Target. The jog bras are perfect for yoga, and the colors are fun.

4. Athleta

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2226 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 345-8501
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A bit less expensive than Lululemon but also stylish, Athleta will set you up with tank tops (with bra inserts) in fun prints, cute tennis outfits, and swimsuits that will stay put while you paddle.

5. SF Dancewear

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659 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
If you've just bought a package of class passes at ODC, this is your source for all things dance, from dance-workout shoes to tutus.

6. See Jane Run - San Francisco

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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 they host informative running workshops and events like 10ks and half marathons.

7. prAna (San Francisco)

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1928 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 590-3940
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This new-ish shop brings its dedication to philanthropy plus cute climbing, hiking, yoga and more workout gear to the Fillmore fold. Look for their free weekly yoga classes and lots of other (paid) events like retreats and dance workshops.

8. On The Run

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1310 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 682-2042
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Considered by many to be the best running shoes store in the city, On the Run will analyze your gate to make sure you get exactly the right shoe. It doesn't hurt that they have all the latest styles too.

9. Mollusk Surf Shop

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4500 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 564-6300
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For the surfer chicks among us, Mollusk will suit you up with wetsuits, booties, gloves--everything you need to not freeze your butt off in the Pacific. Plus cute board shorts, post-surf sweats and art shows.

10. REI

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840 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 934-1938
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REI is your one-stop shop for pretty much every sport you can think of, from sailing to mountain climbing to power walking. Their in-house brand has good colors and styles, and they also carry Hard Tail, Patagonia, Sorel, Smartwool and tons more.

11. The North Face

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180 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 433-3223
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If you spend every weekend from November to April in Tahoe, you already know this is your place for gear that performs as great as it looks. Whether you go for old school down or Triclimate hi-tech materials, The North Face will keep you warm, dry, and stylish on the slopes.

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 cute on the elliptical. Plus the prices can't be beat. Also check out their Presidio, Walnut Creek and Sunnyvale locations.
1590 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. lululemon athletica

327 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA 94108
This is just a no-brainer. Lululemon has the cutest yoga, Pilates, running, chilling apparel out there. It's expensive but lasts forever.
327 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94108

3. City Target

789 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Some rejoiced, some mourned when a Target opened in the city proper last year. But one thing you just can't be sad about is the cheap and stylish Champion workout wear available at Target. The jog bras are perfect for yoga, and the colors are fun.
789 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. Athleta

2226 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
A bit less expensive than Lululemon but also stylish, Athleta will set you up with tank tops (with bra inserts) in fun prints, cute tennis outfits, and swimsuits that will stay put while you paddle.
2226 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

5. SF Dancewear

659 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
If you've just bought a package of class passes at ODC, this is your source for all things dance, from dance-workout shoes to tutus.
659 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

6. See Jane Run - San Francisco

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 they host informative running workshops and events like 10ks and half marathons.
3910 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

7. prAna (San Francisco)

1928 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
This new-ish shop brings its dedication to philanthropy plus cute climbing, hiking, yoga and more workout gear to the Fillmore fold. Look for their free weekly yoga classes and lots of other (paid) events like retreats and dance workshops.
1928 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

8. On The Run

1310 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Considered by many to be the best running shoes store in the city, On the Run will analyze your gate to make sure you get exactly the right shoe. It doesn't hurt that they have all the latest styles too.
1310 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

9. Mollusk Surf Shop

4500 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
For the surfer chicks among us, Mollusk will suit you up with wetsuits, booties, gloves--everything you need to not freeze your butt off in the Pacific. Plus cute board shorts, post-surf sweats and art shows.
4500 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

10. REI

840 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103
REI is your one-stop shop for pretty much every sport you can think of, from sailing to mountain climbing to power walking. Their in-house brand has good colors and styles, and they also carry Hard Tail, Patagonia, Sorel, Smartwool and tons more.
840 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. The North Face

180 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94108
If you spend every weekend from November to April in Tahoe, you already know this is your place for gear that performs as great as it looks. Whether you go for old school down or Triclimate hi-tech materials, The North Face will keep you warm, dry, and stylish on the slopes.
180 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94108