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1,957 1/2/11 7:06 P
After Christmas turned out to be a great time to buy workout clothes; there are some good sales going on. I bought my fav. workout pants for 1/2 price at Shopko & Payless had Champion shoes marked way down. I also bought a pair of Reeboks at Sears for running. I like having the workout clothes that are air wicking. I do most of my workouts right after work and then have to go out into the cold and drive 30 min. to get home. It isn't good to sit in a car that long in wet & sweaty clothes. And it is an added bonus that they look nice. I didn't buy new tops at this time because I had already bought several at Wal-mart when they had theirs marked down. Good luck Bargain Shopping!!!
I just walked into Marshalls today after my walk/run and it was like a gold mine!! I spent only like 80 bucks on 5 sports tops and 1 pants and a jacket!!! All the items ranged from 5.99 to 29.00!!! and the 29 was the jacket. Everything else was under 20. I could've spent over 300 today on me easy but I chose to use that as my "TREAT" when I lose 10lbs!!!!
TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Ross, Forever 21 & the like, Kmart, Kohl's or Jc Penny's on sale days & you can also find work out pants in the Jr. & misses sections of Kohl's & Jc Penny's. For workout tops think outside the box.
Edited by: FITNFBLS at: 1/2/2011 (15:36)
1/2/11 3:34 P
Big fan of C9 from Target. Champion.com also seems to have a lot of great sales.
1/2/11 3:32 P
I'm a big fan of Walmart and Target for workout clothes. Target is a little more expensive, but sometimes they have their stuff on sale. Walmart is always cheap!
1/2/11 3:24 P
I find really decent things at the local Goodwill (Wednesdays are family days here, half price!) I have picked up some nice racerback tops and sports bras therealong with long pants. For everything else, it is Danskin's at Walmart. I DO check the clearance racks first, but even at full price, athey are not expensisve.
I also have done a bunch of 5K's........$20.00 registration and you get a t-shirt. Sometimes they even give tech-shirts, really nice to workout in and promote a good cause.
I like Jockey socks ( I get them at hte outlets) and have also picked up some nice pants on clearaance there.
Laastly, I have picked up some nice things on ebay also.
ha, ha. this is funny because I just went shopping for some workout clothes today. Target has a nice selection but I think 34 for pants and another 30 for a shirt is a lot... They had capris for 20. I'm gonna check out Marshell's. THANKS FOR THE TIPS
They don't usually have a huge selection, but I like Eastbay (or eastbay.com) for high quality gear, especially shoes and wicking apparel. I may be a bit biased, since I used to work there, but they also have an Outlet section - if you find things there, the prices are unbelievable.
Lands End has some good workout clothes in their overstock section. They carry a number of these items in smaller plus sizes (1X-3X) as well as regular sizes and petities. They might be a little more expensive than some of the options mentioned below but I know they last a really long time, so I find they're worth it.
I also like Old Navy: sign up for their emails and you'll get some subscriber-only discount offers.
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1/2/11 2:14 P
Do they have WINNERS stores where you live? They have different items available and often great prices on good quality name brands. Selection varies all the time so the fun is in the hunt for a "Bargoon!" Another idea is Ebay. But it may take longer to get your workout clothes. If you start to get into the Zumba and want to spice things up I recall Jazzercise (on line and from catalogues at classes) has work out clothes. Of course Old Navy:) Good ol' Yoga tops, pants, and hoodies.... even some of their pyjamas can probably do double duty. Have fun at Zumba class and keep us posted on what you get.
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1/2/11 2:07 P
Someone already mentioned Marshall's. I'm going to also include TJ Maxx. I've found a ton of great workout clothes for cheap on their clearance racks.
You could also check Macy's. I know everyone says they are expensive AND they are if you pay retail. However, Macy's is constantly running sales. Check their clearance racks too. They regularly mark down their racks 25-50%. If you catch the sale right, I've gotten as much as 75% off.
All the stores listed here have GREAT selections. But I personally go mainly to Target. Also I make sure I do 2 things check the CLEARANCE SECTIONS. Some time the workout clothing is in a separate section of with the regular clothes or lingerie (sport bras are found there most on the time). Also because I have long arms and wide shoulders I also check the MENS for t-shirts. I can usually find plain one there for about $2.Plus when I shop mens I can get a SMALLER SIZE
I tried a short Zumba workout that was available on TV and it was fun.
I have some very nice, expensive yoga fitness pants that are coming to the end of their useful life. I'm considering trying to copy them. The lines are very simple and I live in an area with excellent fabric stores, so I hope to find a suitable supplex blend. I've read that one can sew stretch fabric with a home sewing machine using a zigzag stitch, although a serger is better.
My 2 favorite workout shirts are from aerie they were 12.50 each
my workout pants and shorts are from winners and both of them were 19.99 :)
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2 1/2/11 1:32 P
I recommend Marshall's, if you have one where you reside. I went in a few days ago and purchased a pair of Jockey Yoga pants (cute with embroidered area on bottom left leg) for $12 and a coordinating racer back with built in bra for $9. They had an extremely large selection to choose from!
I agree with all that has been said but thought I would add in, Kohls. When they have a sale or clearance you can really make out. I also have their credit card that I only use to get the additional discounts and ALWAYS pay off at the end of the month(when I use it). Last week I got an additional 20% off so with all the discounts my 10.00 shirt was 2.99 when it was all said and done.
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1/2/11 1:17 P
I've found that outlet stores tend to have good prices. Also, if you're a member of Sam's Club (or possible another warehouse store), they have decent workout clothes for cheap. I've gotten great yoga pants at Sam's.
This is going to sound weird, but I'm going to go ahead and drop it anyway: Goodwill. People constantly buy workout gear and lose interest (we all know how it is) or change sizes, and all of that unused gear often winds up at thrift stores. I have tons of name-brand, classy workout gear, especially that moisture-wicking clothing, that I paid almost nothing for. Plus, the proceeds go to charity. Just, of course, wash everything prior to wear.
Plugging my former place of employment here, but JC Penney usually has some awesome clearance prices/coupons, especially with workout clothes.
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861 1/2/11 11:27 A
I always exercise in sweats/shorts and t-shirts at home (treadmill/DVDs) but I am starting Zumba classes on Tues and want to look a little nicer to go out in public :-) Problem is, we are broke from Christmas. Anyone know where to get some cute workout clothes at a good price?
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