5 best places in Vancouver to score a deal on workout clothes

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There are many reasons why we need good workout clothes in our closets. Good quality workout clothing is essential if you’re exercising often, as you don’t want to buy the cheap brands and risk ripping a hole in your pants the moment you step into that deep side lunge. Other reasons for wanting a good selection of workout clothes include making sure you look good at the gym in case you run into your ex, and having other gym-goers at your local gym be envious of your workout outfit rather than vice versa.

Good quality workout clothing doesn’t have to be expensive, though. Here are the 5 best places in Vancouver to score a deal on workout clothes:

1. One Tooth Activewear

Address: 1218 Robson Street, Vancouver

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One Tooth is great because they always have sale items, and they have a big selection of stock. The prices are very affordable: you can buy workout pants, workout tops and workout shorts for under $30 each. The quality is good and the designs mimic the high-end brands with popular styles and trendy bright colors.

2. Winners

Address: 798 Granville Street, Vancouver

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The great thing about Winners is that they sell name brand activewear such as Reebok, Nike and Addidas at a fraction of the price you’d find these brands anywhere else. You can get a name brand, high-quality, trendy workout outfit for sometimes half the price of local sports stores. Winners also has bargains on name brand running shoes. You’ll definitely be causing workout-outfit-envy the next time you hit the gym.

3. Joe Fresh

Address: 540 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Joe Fresh has quality activewear and sells both simple workout basics and trendy workout outfits that mimic the popular styles you’d find somewhere like Lululemon. They often have sales where you can buy a workout tank for as low as $9.

4. Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

Address: 130 West Broadway, Vancouver

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Known for its high-quaility and sustainable fitness clothing, MEC is a great place to shop for workout clothes that are durable and look great. Their designers take pride in manufacturing items that are of top quality and trendy design. The prices are not as steep as you might think; you can get great running jackets and workout tops in the $60 range.

5. Costco

Address: 605 Expo Blvd, Vancouver

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Image: Costco Canada

Costco sells its own brand of Kirkland activewear, among other fitness clothing lines that are inexpensive and good quality. Costco also sells name brand activewear (such as Champion) for less. Their own Costco brands do resemble the popular high-end brands, but the Costco lines are much less expensive. For example, a pair of yoga pants will be about half the cost of Nike’s ($35 similar yoga pants at Costco compared to $70 Nike yoga pants at Sportcheck) but they will look and feel similar. They don’t pill and they look great on.

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