Power to the She: this women’s activewear brand offers clothes and accessories for workouts, and life on the go. Athleta is approachable and slightly less expensive than rival lululemon—and in light of lulu’s recent PR gaffes, a whole lot more likeable. Athleta’s styling keeps getting better, and fits a broader range of sizes and body types. Plus, Athleta has a friendlier return policy—it’s a Gap brand, after all. Try a fitness class at the in-store studio.
Calvin Klein Performance
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the many varieties of black leggings priced lower than competing stores, plus thermals, hoodies, and pieces good for working out, and apres. Get more details.
ivivva athletica is lululemon for little girls. The brand that standardized the $98 yoga pants wants to hook girls in elementary school (smaller sizes; slightly smaller prices). Find upscale activewear for gymnastics, skating, dancing, and bopping around, sizes 4 to 14.
Yes, you could get cheaper yoga pants and tank tops (right down the hall at Gap Body, for instance), but lulu comes by its cult-like following rightly: the activewear is fashionable, high quality and exceedingly functional. They’ve thought of everything from hidden pockets to flattering dips at the waistline. Try it out during an in-store yoga class.
Tip: Complimentary tailoring available.
Step into the total brand experience with an easy-to-shop department for every sport, and computer terminals where you can create your own custom sneakers or try out the NikeFuel activity monitoring program. The store recently got a major makeover, and there are only a handful like it in the country.
Third floor is where you’ll find the women’s fitness section (men’s is on 1) with the mall’s best selection of North Face, plus Nike, Under Armour, and other brands geared for pursuits from yoga to running.
A shoe store for serious runners. Asics, Mizuno, and Saucony are among the featured brands.