17 Places To Buy Cheap Workout Clothes

These are our favorite places to buy fashionable, functional activewear for any budget.

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Cheap Workout Clothes
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Let's face it—some of the most fashion-forward, moisture-wicking, butt-enhancing workout clothes come at a price. And it's not just the most high-end brands that give shoppers sticker shock; performance apparel tends to get pricey across the board. Some of us can't stomach the idea of dishing out $200 for an outfit we're only going to sweat in. The good news: there are tons of low-priced (but still high-quality) options out there—you just have to know where to look.

The 17 Best Places To Buy Cheap Workout Clothes

What To Look For

Regardless of the price point you're after, there are some important factors to consider when selecting the perfect activewear to suit your lifestyle. You need to identify what their purpose will be and match that to the support they offer. Most brands indicate the support level of each piece. You can also get a good idea by looking at details like the materials, compression level, and garment construction.

For Yoga or Pilates

If you're wearing workout clothes for yoga or Pilates, you'll most likely find low-impact pieces most comfortable. This also rings true if you're looking for athleisure clothes for lounging or running errands. As far as fabric goes, soft-to-the-touch fabrics are ideal for yoga, meditation, and lounging at home.

For Cardio and Strength Training

Fitness enthusiasts doing a lot of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), strength training, and cardio may opt for pieces that offer compression and medium-to-high-impact support to ensure that their activewear will perform as needed. For fabric, stretchy and durable materials like polyester and polypropylene are often associated with high-impact exercise clothes.

Keep reading for a guide to the best brands for cheap workout clothes, and shop our favorites from each collection.

Target

Price point: $9–$45
Size range: XS–4XL

Best for: Low-impact workouts like yoga, Pilates, and barre

Target has long been a go-to source for fashionable activewear at a discounted price—courtesy of the retailer's exclusive brand All in Motion. In this selection, you'll find supportive sports bras, moisture-wicking tops, and trendy biker shorts all priced under $40. All in Motion's extensive leggings lineup includes these high-waisted pair of sleek running leggings. Your fellow gym-goers will assume you spent a lot more than $30.

Old Navy

Price point: $13–$55
Size range: XS–4XL, plus tall and petite sizes

Best for: High-impact sports bras, compression leggings, and matching sets

Old Navy's line of workout apparel is comfortable, supportive, and cute. Plus, the retailer is always treating shoppers to deals and markdowns throughout the year. This provides ample opportunities to stock up on your activewear favorites. We are big fans of the brand's compression leggings, which come in a variety of colors and patterns that rival more expensive brands.

Amazon

Price point: from $10
Size range: XS–3XL

Best for: Customized workout leggings and workout-specific essentials

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Amazon's exclusive Core 10 line is incredible. The quality of the brand's Build-Your-Own Leggings is great, and the price point—starting at $44, depending on how you style your customized leggings—is even better.

After you've grabbed a pair, check out the online retailer's other fan-favorite brand Baleaf, which has everything from the basics like leggings and sports bras to workout-specific pieces like padded biker shorts, athletic swimsuits, and more at a moderate under $40 price point.

Zappos

Price point: $15–$198
Size range: XXS–3XL

Best for: Name-brand activewear and running shoes

Zappos' vast inventory of clothes, shoes, and accessories comes from several popular brands, many of which are activewear labels. You'll find workout essentials from classic names like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok, along with trendy athleisure picks from Alo Yoga and Koral. Zappos also has a great selection of running shoes from Asics, Brooks, Hoka One One, and more. And thanks to its frequent sales, you won't have trouble finding your fave brand at a lower price.

Macy's

Price point: $14–$225
Size range: 00–22

Best for: Name-brand activewear and running shoes

Time to replace your running shoes? Don't overlook Macy's. Along with its huge selection of activewear essentials like leggings, sports bras, tanks, and socks, it also offers a variety of top shoe brands (including Nike, Adidas, Skechers, Asics, and more) for less. Between Macy's low prices and frequent sales, you're bound to find a pair that suits your comfort needs and your budget. Our pick: Adidas' Swift Run Casual Sneakers for $90.

Dick's Sporting Goods

Price point: $10–$300
Size range: XXS–3XL

Best for: Name-brand activewear for a variety of sports and workout intensities

In addition to a robust selection of popular athletic brands like Under Armour, New Balance, and Puma, Dick's Sporting Goods also carries its own affordable in-house activewear label, DSG. The new line consists of shorts, sports bras, leggings, and workout tops, all made with breathable performance fabrics at low prices.

Gap

Price point: $25–$80
Size range: XS–2XL

Best for: Activewear and athleisure for low-, medium-, and high-impact workouts

Gap may be known as a trusted source for comfy basics like underwear, bras, and pajamas, but its activewear line, GapFit, is just as great. You'll get the same soft, high-quality fabrics and affordable prices you've come to accept from Gap, but now in the form of sweat-wicking running shorts, breathable tanks, and strappy sports bras.

Kohl's

Price point: $13–$100
Size range: XS–4XL in addition to wide, petite, short, and tall sizes

Best for: Activewear for low, medium, and high-impact workouts, plus hidden gems from big-name brands

In addition to Nike, Adidas, and other big-name brands, Kohl's has a huge assortment of fitness clothes from Tek Gear. Stock up on basic wicking tees, sports bras, and much more—at these prices, you may be able to afford a few of each.

Marika

Price point: $45–$75
Size range: S–3XL

Best for: Trendy low-impact sports bras, tummy control leggings, and sweat-wicking tops that make great athleisure

Marika is a little pricier than Old Navy and Target, with leggings and sports bras in the $50 to $75 range and tops starting at around $45. Still, that's cheaper than other brands of similar quality and style. This low-impact sports bra includes optional cup inserts that support your chest, while the thick straps add the support you need for any workout. Not to mention, the seamless construction and moisture-wicking fabric mean extra comfort.

Danskin

Price point: $24–$40
Size range: XS–3XL

Best for: Low-impact workouts like barre, yoga, and Pilates

If you took dance classes as a kid, then you probably remember Danskin. Danskin makes more than leotards, though—it also sells high-quality workout clothes (sports bras, leggings, racerback tanks—you name it!) all at reasonable prices. Looking for a cute pair of printed leggings? The brand's Camo 7/8 Leggings are ones you'll want to wear to every barre or yoga class. They're made from a buttery-soft jersey blend and provide the perfect amount of stretch and support.

Aerie

Price point: $16–$60
Size range: XXS–2XL

Best for: Low and medium-impact workout sets with a viral following

Aerie is already our favorite spot for bras, underwear, and swim. And thanks to its loungewear/activewear brand, Offline, it's now one of the best places to score moderately-priced workout pieces.

The collection has everything from light support leggings to longline sports bras so you can build your own athleisure set. But the Offline bike shorts are where it's at. Available in a variety of colors, lengths, and fabrics, they're always lightweight and breathable for comfort. Plus they have a supportive high-waisted band so you feel secure while breaking a sweat.

Gymshark

Price point: $15–$70
Size range: XS–2XL

Best for: Social media-ready pieces for a variety of workout types and intensities

Gymshark is home to some of social media's favorite workout sets. It is priced slightly higher than its affordable activewear counterparts but still budget-friendly. The United Kingdom-based brand is known for its butt-lifting seamless leggings and bike shorts. Pair them with a cropped workout top or a breezy racerback tank, and you're ready for strength training, cycling, cardio, and whatever else is on the agenda.

Marshalls

Price point: $13–$100
Size range: XXS–4XL

Best for: Hidden name-brand activewear gems on sale

Marshalls is a great place to shop discounted items from name-brand activewear and footwear brands like Reebok, Champion, New Balance, Under Armour, Free People Movement, and more. You can also find tons of trend-inspired leggings, shorts, tanks, sweatshirts, joggers, and sports bras starting as low as $13.

Everlane

Price point: $35–$68
Size range: XXS–2XL

Best for: Sustainably-made workout essentials in smart color palettes

Taking a more ethical approach to activewear by using recycled materials, Everlane offers high-quality pieces at a moderate price point. Its growing collection of workout clothes features a variety of leggings, shorts, sports bras, tops, sweatsuits, unitards, tote bags, and more. Fans of the brand have left glowing reviews for the Perform Pocket Legging, which is made from recycled nylon and is great for low-to-medium activities. And, make sure to check out the Perform Bra while you're browsing.

PrettyLittleThing

Price point: $20–$55
Size range: 00–26

Best for: Trend-inspired athleisure sets for low-impact workouts or just lounging around

You've probably seen PrettyLittleThing pop up on your social media feeds, and for good reason. The Instagram-famous brand has earned quite the following among fashionistas and celebrities alike for its trendy collection of clothing and accessories. The same goes for its activewear, priced between $20 and $55 and features cropped workout tops to butt-lifting ruched leggings. Each piece is categorized by color and there's something to suit every budget and style.

Zella

Price point: $25–$169
Size range: XXS–4XL, plus wide, petite, and maternity sizes

Best for: Low and medium-impact workouts, or trendy athleisure moments

Zella's mission is to create activewear that delivers innovation in comfort and performance. The Nordstrom-exclusive brand offers pieces for a variety of workout intensities, each designed with sweat-wicking and supportive materials. You can also rock Zella outside the gym thanks to the line's athleisure pieces, including mesh tops, sporty dresses, sleek windbreakers, and other athletic-inspired items.

H&M

Price point: $10–$50
Size range: XXS–3XL

Best for: Activewear pieces that are both functional and fashionable, regardless of your workout

Whether you're headed to yoga or want to crank out a HIIT workout, H&M's activewear selection will help you break a sweat with their functional pieces. It's stocked with sculpting leggings, supportive sports bras, trendy tops, and cycling shorts in a variety of materials and fits to best suit your workout style—all without breaking the bank. The brand has expanded its Conscious line into the activewear space to provide more eco-friendly options.

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