Best Bay Area Shops For Workout Clothes & Sports Attire

June 7, 2011 11:41 AM

When the weather heats up, the Bay Area gets moving. Whether your sport takes you outside or indoors, involves a bike, a boat, a pair of britches or a yoga mat, here are some of the best places to get the clothes you’ll love to workout and play in.

Lululemon Athletica

2956 College Avenue
510 666-0418

Lululemon Athletica makes technical clothing for yoga, dancing, running, and most other sweaty pursuits. This yoga-inspired athletic apparel company has over 100 locations including San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Burlingame, Corte Madera, San Jose, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Berkeley.

Title Nine

218 North Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos
408 399-9099

Title Nine offers women's athletic apparel and casual clothing that moves from work to workout to weekend with ease -- sports bras, yoga clothing, swimwear, shoes and accessories. Store locations in Los Gatos, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek and Berkeley.

LA Foot Plus, a Sports Health & Wellness Center

2917 College Avenue
510 644-3668

LaFoot Plus was established in 1989 by two orthopedic surgeons and two specialists in sports medicine and technical footwear. This specialty store offers superior footwear products including custom arch supports, insoles, socks, and shoes, various sports medicine products for rehabilitation and fitness needs, custom orthotics, off-the-shelf knee, ankle, elbow and wrist bracing, custom knee bracing, and a variety of other braces and supports.


1559 Solano Avenue
510 528-8405

TranSports is a running and swimming specialty store serving the Bay Area’s running and swimming community since 1982. They have a large selection of current-model running and racing shoes, as well as an extensive array of running apparel, socks, nutritional products, and accessories. There are 2 store locations in Berkeley.

Body Options

2108 Chestnut Street
San Francisco
415 567-1122

Body Options offers a large selection of women's athletic apparel at very reasonable prices. There are lots of Bay Area locations, including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.

See Jane Run

3910 24th Street
San Francisco
415 401-8338

See Jane Run is a women's athletic retail company providing shoes, apparel, training and events to women of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Stop in for a free gait analysis and bra fitting. Store locations in San Francisco, Danville and Oakland.

SF Dancewear

5933 College Avenue
510 655-1306

For over 35 years SF Dancewear has been providing expertise to students, teachers, performers, choreographers and studios offering the finest quality dancewear, ballet slippers, pointe shoes, jazz shoes and flamenco clothes. Store locations in San Francisco and Oakland.

Bancroft Clothing

2530 Bancroft Way
510 841-0762

Bancroft Clothing Co. is a retail store offering men's apparel, women's apparel, shoes, and University of California at Berkeley-collegiate licensed products. They offer the largest selection of licensed Cal products at competitive prices.

The North Face

217 Alma Street
Palo Alto
650 327-1563

Men, women, and children's clothing and equipment -- for running, boarding, trekking, biking, yoga, skiing, climbing, training. Store locations in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, and the North Face Outlet in Berkeley.

Velo Sport Bicycles

1615 University Avenue
510 849-0437

Velo Sport offers men’s and women’s specific racing and touring bicycles, as well as hybrid, mountain, and children’s bicycles by Giant, Terry, Soma, and folding bicycles by Dahon. Their store catalog features many of the bicycles, accessories, and clothing brands they carry, and there are many more to see at their store location.

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Orinda Village Horse Shop

85 Orinda Way
925 254-1421

The Orinda Village Horse Shop opened in April 1995 in response to a need for more convenient access to equestrian necessities for Lamorinda and the surrounding area. The store offers everything for the horse and rider. In addition to the basics (tack, supplies, apparel), they also carry books, jewelry and other equestrian-inspired gifts.

Sports Authority Elite

1675 Olympic Blvd in Plaza Escuela
Walnut Creek
925 942-0490

The Sports Authority operates over 450 Sporting Goods stores in 45 U.S. states, providing a wide assortment of quality, brand-name sporting goods. There are 20 Bay Area locations including San Francisco, Emeryville, San Jose, Corte Madera, and the newest Sports Authority Elite in Walnut Creek, a more upscale brand of the Sports Authority big box store,

Montclair Sports

1970 Mountain Blvd
510 339-9313

Montclair Sports, a family-owned business, has been serving the community since 1957, offering sporting goods and footwear for men, women, and children.


840 Brannan St
San Francisco
415 934-1938

REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. REI offers its own line of gear and apparel, in addition to other products from name brands in camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel. There are a dozen Bay Area store locations including Berkeley, Concord, Corte Madera, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa.

510 Skateboarding

2506 Telegraph Avenue
510 843-1863

Holding down Telegraph Ave for 13 years now. Trying to sell some cool stuff once in a while. Go Skate!


1 Sun Valley Mall
925 691-4382

Tilly's is a leading specialty retailer in the action sports industry selling clothing, shoes, and accessories. They opened their first store in Southern California in 1982 and have since grown to more than 120 stores in 11 states. Tilly's offers one of the largest assortments of brands and merchandise from the top players in the surf, skate, motocross and lifestyle apparel industries available both in stores and online. There are 3 Bay Area locations in Concord, San Bruno and Walnut Creek.

Forward Motion Sports

432 Hartz Avenue
925 820-9966

Forward Motion Sports is a sporting goods and apparel store in Danville. In addition to offering a variety of biking and running clothes, shoes, equipment and accessories, Forward Motion organizes and hosts weekly workouts, meetings, training sessions and social get-togethers for the Forward Motion Race Club.


207 Powell St
San Francisco
415 956-3713

Roxy clothing designs apparel and accessories for girls who love surfing, snowboarding, music, and fashion.

Golfsmith Golf and Tennis

1125 Industrial Road
San Carlos
650 508-0113

Golfsmith Golf & Tennis is the largest nationwide specialty retailer of golf and tennis. Golfsmith offers one of the best selection of clubs, equipment and accessories, along with the latest in golf and tennis fashion apparel from the biggest brands in the game. Golfsmith offers Callaway, TaylorMade, Nike, PING, Titleist, Ashworth, Head/Penn, Babolat, Prince, Wilson and many more. There are 3 Bay Area store locations in Walnut Creek, San Carlos and San Francisco.

Mikes Bikes

836 4th Street
San Rafael
415 454-3747

With 9 Nor-Cal stores, competive prices, and a wide selection and product knowledge, Mike’s Bikes is one of the largest local bike shops in America. They carry men, women, and children’s bicycle clothing, accessories, helmets, shoes and gear. Store locations in Sacramento, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Berkeley, San Rafael, Los Gatos and Sausalito.

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