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Can anyone recommend a good store near Piedmont for gym wear, ie warm up pants &
jackets, and workout tops and bottoms that are athletic but not overly scant for
a somewhat fit over-40 body? (Reasonably priced would be a plus!)
New to the Area
I like Lululemon at College and Ashby in Berkeley's Elmwood district.
You can preview their styles at lululemon.com and see if it's what
you're looking for. I think See Jane Run lower on College (nr
Rockridge BART) also carries not-too-skimpy athletic wear. And
there's also Title 9 in Berkeley or online at titlenine.com.
Should Spend As Much Time Working Out as I Do Shopping
Try Trans Sports which has a store on College and another on Solano
Avenue. They were also really good at helping me fit running shoes.
I buy all my gym wear at Marshalls and Ross! Great prices and good
brands. Otherwise you could try Sports Mart in Emeryville.
Lululemon has a store in Berkeley, right at the corner of College and
Ashby, which is a quick drive from Piedmont. Walnut Creek has a Title
Nine store. A Walnut Creek Lululemon is opening at the end of May.
I buy all my gymwear at TJ Maxx or Marshalls because I don't care
about brands or labels and the quality has been fine. Both chains
have a whole long rack of workout wear and worth checking as prices
about as reasonable as you can find.
frugal gym rat
I am looking for some very good-looking quality clothes to wear
for yoga, jogging, going to the park, running errands on
foot/bike, etc. Are there shops in the Albany/Berkeley/Oakland
area with an especially good selection?
Title 9 (near REI) is just what you want. Just what I want too,
but too expensive for my budget
Title Nine. REI. Body Options carries Prahna. Namaste Yoga Studio on College. See
Jane Run. Royal Robins - more casual wear than athletic gear, but you mentioned
shopping. Athletica is my favorite, but online only - no stores nearby.
Have fun shopping!
Although not in the East Bay, I just discovered Lucy in Corte
Madera (www.lucy.com). It's usually eaier to get to Marin than
anywhere on Highway 80! Great quality clothes, range of prices
and they don't look like they're made for 16-year olds
I think REI in Berkeley has a nice selection of
Also worth checking out:
Destination 1440 - 1440 San Pablo Ave. (south of REI)
Title Nine 1374 Tenth St. Berkeley
See Jane Run 5817 College Ave, Oakland (Rockridge)
Body Options 3212 College Ave, Oakland (I think this is also in
I *love* Title 9, on 10th street behind REI, near Gilman. They also have a great
catalog. They carry clothes that work for active, atheletic women-- they fit, they feel
great, they wear well-- they seem to specialize in clothes that move easily from
sports/work out to running errands/playing. I can't say enough good things about
I would try Title 9 located at 1374 Tenth St. in Berkeley (right behind REI) or See Jane
Run on College in Rockridge (5817 College Ave.). Another place to look would be the
North Face Outlet store off of Gilman in Berkeley, and REI actually has a pretty good
Namaste yoga on College in the Rockridge area usually has a good
selection of clothing. So does Title Nine off of Gilman in Berkeley
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