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Looking to spice up your fitness wardrobe? Click through for 10 under-the-radar workout brands worth shopping.
Cory Vines

The Background: Built around the motto that they "don't want your gym clothes to cost more than your gym membership," this brand stays affordable by operating on a direct-to-consumer model. So what does that mean exactly? That you'll find really high quality stuff, but in limited runs, and online only—dealing with overstock and high rents is what causes other clothing companies to jack prices up.

The Selection: Very simple, streamlined basics in solid colors. Aside from routines that require very specific gear, the styles work for most any workout.

The Price Range: Women's prices start around $20 (for a three-pack of socks) and tap out at $49 (full length leggings).

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The Background: The best way to describe this L.A.-made line would be exactly the same way it's founder, Nancie Tripodi, does: "Classic styling, impeccably made, and always with a twist of the unexpected." Between all the splashy colors (tangerine, royal blue, aquamarine) and fun patterns (space dye, stripes), it's not a brand for those who want to blend in!

The Selection: Mostly classics—shorts, tanks, bras, leggings—but you'll find a few less expected styles, too, like workout skirts.

The Price Range: Not cheap, but doable. Most things fall in the $60 to $90 range.


The Background: If Dita Von Teese did Iron Man training, she'd definitely wear Michi. Inspired by fancy lingerie, this Canadian brand is out to prove workout great can be sexy and provocative and still perform at the gym.

The Selection: Nothing like you'll find at your standard Dick's Sporting Goods. With strategically placed cut outs here and peek-a-boo mesh panels there, many of the pieces could double as going out gear. Also, if sweaty workouts aren't your thing, there's a selection of equally sultry swimwear.
The Price Range: Marked between $79 (a simple tank top) and $395 (a leather-trimmed warm up jacket), it's expensive for sure, but also worth it. As I mentioned before, many of the pieces can double as real clothes (especially the bras, which make great crop tops). Think of it as getting two pieces for the price of one!

Electric Yoga

The Background: The designer behind this label, Michele Bohbot is also a Master Yogi, so she really understands what kind of clothing works best for a long hard Vinyasa session.

The Selection: This probably isn't the best place to shop if you're a hardcore runner or cycler. The pieces—a mix of paper thin tanks, drapy pullovers and leggings—are meant more for an active lifestyle than intense training.

The Price Range: Medium high. Although you can get a top for around $40, most pieces will set you back around $60 - $90.

MPG Sport

The Background: Fashion and function are the top priorities for this fitness label. It prides itself in making you look and feel good for any kind of workout, from dancing to yoga to long distance running.

The Selection: There's a little something for everyone and—even better—it's easy to find what you're looking for on the site. There's a filter that allows you to search by workout, so you can get right the pieces that best fit your lifestyle.

The Price Range: While you can get a headband for just $9, most items land in the $30 to $80 zone.


The Background: Named for the Greek goddess of the war cry, this label is sleek, sophisticated and just really plain cool. A lot of styles incorporate mesh, which doesn't just look awesome, but allows breath-ability during a workout.

The Selection: It's small—not more than 12 choices in each category, more like 3 to 6 in most—but very good.  

The Price Range: Marked between $60 and $175, it's definitely doable if you take things one or two pieces at a time.


The Background: Since this line was created by a Bikram Yogi of 20 years, the clothing is really made to withstand sweat (if you've ever taken a class, you know what I'm talking about!). That said, many of the pieces work just as well for other forms of exercise—and everything is standard yoga-appropriate!

The Selection: As I already mentioned, much of the collection is made with schvitzing in mind, so there's lots of tiny hot pants, cut off bras and open back tanks. Most of the styles come in wild colors and patterns, although you can find a couple all-black options if that's not your thing.

The Price Range: The full women's collection swings between $30 and $70.

Lucas Hugh

The Background: Founded by a classically trained clothing designer—and former Alexander McQueen intern!—this label feels truly high fashion. But don't let that fool you into thinking it won't hold up under a brutal workout: every piece is made from top-of-the-line technical fabrics, and tested by pro athletes.

The Selection: Basic pieces with a not-so-basic details attention to quality.

The Price Range: Very expensive—most items are close to or over $100—but it's a good investment. Everything lasts.


The Background: This brand was created as a sort of bridge between high-performance activewear and regular clothes. The styles are meant to easily transition from everyday life to a long hike, run or class and then back again.

The Selection: Along with the usual workout fare, there's lots a lot of outdoor gear, like waterproof parkas and sweatpants you wouldn't mind wearing in public.

The Price Range: Because it includes outerwear, the prices in the line run a little higher—the most expensive item I found on the site was a $525 parka.


The Background: Made for runners by a runner, this brand is great for ladies who love pounding the pavement (or treadmill while watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians—hey, it still counts!). Of course, if you'd rather get a root canal than jog, the full line works for most other forms of exercise, too.

The Selection: Running everything. Amoung the many options are: bras, tanks, tees, skirts (yes, skirts!), pants, shorts, arm warmers and "rundies," which are exactly what they sound like.

The Price Range: Generally between $20 and $50, so very reasonable.