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Best Places For Women’s Sports Apparel And Athletic Wear In North Bay

May 15, 2012 6:00 AM

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The unique culture of Marin County demands a special selection of clothing for women who love sports and fitness. Whether you want to promote your favorite team or flaunt your own special style, check out these prime picks for service, style and selection.
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For Runners
Marin Running Company

722 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 258-8190
www.marinrunningcompany.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From fitting shoes to outfits for the road ahead, this locally-owned store attracts a faithful group of runners who come both for staff expertise and the selection. The shop’s cutting edge video motion analysis system guarantees runners the perfect-fitting shoe, whether you’re into neighborhood jobs or half marathons. Find shoes, clothing and accessories like sunglasses, visors and even handy items to hold your iPod or water battle in place while you workout. More than just running attire, owner Charles Yoakum says Marin Running Company’s goal is “to bring in the best gear you’ve never seen, the brilliant Nike jacket no one else has, that perfect North Face shirt, the prAna top your friends have never seen.”

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For General Workouts
The Shop at Bay Club Marin

220 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 945-3000
www.westernathleticclubs.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat to Sun – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tucked inside the Bay Club Marin athletic club is The Shop, an area that stocks high-end fitness apparel (including a limited supply of shoes and sports bras) for women, men in kids. Find brands from Nike, lululemon and more for everything from general workouts and cycling to yoga and Pilates to basketball and even squash. The Shop offers personal shopping and gift wrapping and a few steps away is the spa, where you can purchase a gift certificate. All in all, this is a very nice one-stop shop for you or for fitness gift-giving.

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For Yogis
Yoga of Sausalito

110 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-YOGA
www.yogaofsausalito.com

Hours: Daily – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The boutique at this yoga and spa center offers a selection of fitness and street wear beyond yoga clothes. Much of what you will find at Yoga of Sausalito is produced in the US and made of organic cotton. The brands span a range of styles, including Nic & Zoe, Goddesswear, Chakabraca, Lilly Lotus, Yogi, Repeat and level 99, often in styles that can’t be found elsewhere in Marin. Keeping in line with the store’s environmentally-friendly and locally sustainable vibe, you can also find locally-made jewelry, lotions and body balms here.

 Best Places For Womens Sports Apparel And Athletic Wear In North Bay

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For Raiders Fans
The Raider Image

Westfield Solano Mall
1350 Travis Blvd #1385A
Solano, CA 94533
(707) 421-2724
www.raiderimage.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Get your gear on while wearing the Oakland Raiders logo. The Raider Image stores offer a selection of women’s wear large enough to outfit most of your outdoor activities, including tees, tanks, warm-up jackets, track wear and hats. Of course, you’ll also find got that strut-your-stuff pride to help intimidate opponents. Fans can find jerseys and hats perfect to wear on gamedays either to rock at home or on the sidelines. Novelty items like flags, water bottles and novelty plates for cars also make great gifts for the diehard Raiders fan in your life.

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For Giants Fans
San Francisco Giants Dugout

1231 South Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 274-1784
www.sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Personalize your workout with this selection of Giants’ tees, tanks and jerseys. Aspiring MLB players can even find frozen rope bracelets and necklaces to ensure they look just as good as the pros when going up to bat. The Dugout also carries warm-ups, hoodies and a line of fleece that make the apparel practical for those cold morning bike rides and runs. Of course, also pick up jerseys and accessories from Giants Dugout perfect for your forays into San Francisco to watch the Giants live.

Marketing communications professional Amy Rabinovitz is a Bay Area writer who has lived in Marin County, San Francisco and now resides in Silicon Valley where, for 15 years, she has been a digital and social media marketer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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