These are our favorite places to buy fashionable, functional activewear for any budget.
Here at Health, we absolutely adore activewear, but let's face it—some of the most fashion-forward, moisture-wicking, butt-enhancing pieces 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 bucks for an outfit we're onnly going to sweat in. The good news: there are tons of lower-priced but still high-quality options out there—you just have to know where to look.
These are the 10 best places to buy cheap workout clothes in 2020:
And just because these retailers offer lower prices, doesn’t mean they skimp on quality and style. Keep reading to learn why these are some of our favorite brands for affordable activewear.
Target has long been a go-to source for fashionable activewear at a discounted price. Though its previous activewear label, C9 Champion, is slowly being phased out, the retailer came out with a new and improved line called All in Motion. In this selection, you’ll find supportive sports bras, moisture-wicking tops, and trendy leggings for prices ranging from $10 to $40 apiece. Right now, we love All in Motion’s extensive leggings lineup, including this high-waisted pair of sleek running leggings. Your fellow gym-goers will assume you spent a heck of a lot more than 40 bucks.
Old Navy's line of workout apparel is inexpensive, while still being comfortable, supportive, and cute. The racerback performance tank blends tech and style with moisture-wicking fabric and a bold color that will motivate you through the toughest HIIT workout. In addition to Old Navy's tops, we are big fans of the brand's compression leggings, which come in a variety of colors and patterns that rival more expensive brands.
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.
Zappos’ vast inventory of clothes, shoes, and accessories comes from a number of 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 celeb-loved 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 any trouble finding your fave brand at a lower price.
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. The low prices paired with Macy’s frequent sales, you're bound to find a pair that suits your comfort needs as well as your budget. Our pick: Adidas' Swift Run Women's Sneakers for $85.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
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 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 except from Gap, but now in the form of sweat-wicking running shorts, breathable tanks, and strappy sports bras.
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. Tek Gear offers more than just basics, though; these high-waisted shapewear leggings from the label are right on trend.
Marika is a little pricier than Old Navy and Target, with leggings in the $50 range and tops starting at around $30. Still, that's more than reasonable when you consider many brands of similar quality and style start at double that. This low-impact sports bra includes optional cup inserts that add extra support to your chest, while the thick straps add the support you need for any type of workout. Not to mention, the seamless construction and moisture-wicking fabric mean extra comfort.
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 at reasonable prices. With a racerback design and stretchy, breathable material, Danskin's high neck sports bra is one you'll want to wear to every barre or yoga class.