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Don't let uninspired workout wear get in the way of accomplishing your goals. Click through for 15 under-the-radar fitness brands worthy of your New Year's resolutions.
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.

Splits 59
The Background: Launched by Jonathan Schwartz and Keith Peterson—the respective son of Calvin Klein co-founder Barry Schwartz, and a former higher-up at major fashion companies like Dolce and Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger—this label utilizes new fabric technology to create high performance pieces for women. Even the name is all about efficiency: as described on the site, it represents "the power of a single second and the driving will to beat the tick of a stopwatch to :60."
The Selection: Lots of options in every catagory—jackets, legging, tanks, pullover—made from extra-responsive material that wicks away moisture as you sweat. Also, to help even more with the cooling process, a lot of the pieces have strategically placed cut outs.

The Price Range: While all the jackets run over $100, the bulk of the selection is in the high double digits at full price. Right now, however, you can find good stuff under $50 on sale!
Move By Alternative Apparel
The Background: Seeing as T-shirts and sweats are Alternative Apparels' bread and butter, it made total sense when the company launched activewear last year. The pieces are every bit as comfortable as the main collection, but have more stretch, support and wicking technology.
The Selection: As this off-shoot line's only been around about six months, the selection's a tight edit. You'll only find between two and five options in each major category, but each one's so great you don't really need more.

The Price Range: Tank tops and sports bras are definitely the least expensive options, running in the $30 to $50 zone.  Everything else, however, is pretty affordable, too! Even the priciest buy—and $86 pair of leggings—is under $100.
The Background: This Canadian import's goal is much bigger than making clothing you can get sweaty in. Focused more on wellness than fitness, the label puts major emphasis on community by regularly hosting workout and lifestyle meetup for women. Of course, if all you want is a killer pair of leggings, they've got plenty of those as well!
The Selection: From running to yoga to snow sports, there's gear designed with your workout of choice in mind. Everything's produced to high ethical standards, with recyclable materials when possible.

The Price Range: On the higher end, but not impossible to swing. Full price shirts usually run between $50 and $100; many of the pants are over $100. Winter sportswear, of course, will set you back the most, with down jackets marked around $300. There's also a higher end "White" collection, that's more costly—about the double the other prices.
Koral Activewear
The Background: You can really see how Ilana Kugel, the line's creative director, is influenced by her hometown Rio de Janeiro. The collection has lots of bright, beach-ready colors and streamlined, urban-chic shapes—but never at the expense of function.
The Selection: Along with all the usual activewear staples, there's also some full body suits and sweatshirt vests. Everything, however, is made from some sort of super supportive, extra-breathable material. This includes the company's signature "evanesce" fabric, designed to both stretch and compress at the same time.

The Price Range: Because the label hasn't launched it's on e-commerce yet, there isn't one list of prices to go off—the numbers change from site to site. But on Shopbop, things swing between $66 (for a tank) and $160 (stirrup leggings).
The Background: Not cool with spending more on your jogging outfit than you would on regular clothes? Fabletics feels for you. Co-founded by Kate Hudson (yes, as in the she-does-this-inbetween-acting-modeling-for-LOFT-and-dyeing-her-hair-pink Kate Hudson) this brand's goal is to sell  Lululemon-quality sportswear for less than half the price. There is, however, one caveat: you need to become a site member before purchasing anything.
The Selection: The works. There's tanks, tees, long sleeve shirts, pullover, leggings and jackets (all available to buy separately or as full outfits) along lots of accessories, like headbands, infinity scarves, gym bags—even underwear! (Sadly, no rundies, though.)

The Price Range: Tops swing go from $15.95 to $34.95, bottoms $34.95 to $44.95. The most expensive accessory is the gym tote, for $49.95.