From Adidas to Puma to tear-away pants, athletic apparel has been as much a fashion trend as it has been functional. Through the years, the style has evolved from baggy to tight to yoga and back again so finding the right fit for the sport inspires as much confidence as the actual exercise itself. Because let’s face it- if you’re working out you might as well look good doing it.
1 Running Away
Voted one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America by Competitor Magazine, Running Away is your spot for multi-sport fitness to get professionally fit for all your race or everyday needs.
1634 W. North Ave. 773.395.2929. www.runningawaymultisport.com
2 Fleet Feet Sports
Fitlosophy is the Fleet Feet philosophy on how they fit your life, from proper fitting footwear, apparel and accessories to fun runs and events that work with your lifestyle and inspire you to run, walk and be healthy.
4762 N. Lincoln Ave. 773.271.3338. www.fleetfeetchicago.com
3 lululemon athletica
After 20 years in the surf, skate and snowboard business, founder Chip Wilson took the first commercial yoga class offered in Vancouver and found the result exhilarating. Cotton clothing being used for sweaty, stretchy power yoga and seemed completely inappropriate to Chip, whose passion lay in technical athletic fabrics and from this, a design studio and underground yoga clothing movement was born.
900 N. Michigan Ave. 3rd Fl. 312.951.5923. www.lululemon.com
4 MOX Multisport
With a name meaning the hybrid between moxie (vigor, verve, pep and courage) and m.o.x. (mixed oxide- a fuel manufactured from plutonium to produce electricity), MOX fits energetic triathletes for lifestyle sports.
738 W. Randolph St. 312.466.9111. www.moxappeal.com/
5 Londo Mondo
Londo Mondo’s flagship store on Dearborn Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast specializes in women's Designer swimwear, women's activewear and yoga clothing, jeans and accessories for the active enthusiast.
1100 N. Dearborn. 312.751.2794. http://www.londomondo.com/