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Yoga not only gives you a great workout, but also focuses on your spiritual health. Although there are several larger chain stores you might find yoga apparel and gear, we take a look at some of the best local shops in the San Francisco area. We uncover some prime choices, some that may even have a larger focus on other activities such as running or dance, but also serve as perfect options for your yoga needs. Whether you are looking for larger brands like Nike or wanting to show off your own quirky personality and style with lesser known wares, we take a look at some of the best spots in every district of the Bay.
3910 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Although the name suggests running apparel and needs only, See Jane Run, with two other locations in the Bay Area, has you covered for your yoga gear as well. Whether you are looking for leggings, pants, tops, mats or straps, See Jane Run offers it all, and at a reasonable price as well. The website is user friendly too, and even has a community page for discussions with fellow fitness locals, or view answers to questions you may have.
1590 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Sports Basement is a one-stop shop for all your sporting goods needs, with an extensive section for all your yoga gear. Sports Basement also goes above and beyond shopping with free classes for adults and kids, and several other store events. Conveniently there’s another location in the Presidio, along with four other store locations throughout the Bay Area.
659 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
You don’t normally think of finding yoga gear and apparel at a store specializing in dance, but San Francisco Dance Wear has a surprisingly good supply to cover all your needs. Located in the Financial District on Mission, San Francisco Dance Wear has a vast selection of clothing for both male and female yoga enthusiasts, with a knowledgeable staff for your custom fitting needs as well.
539 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Looking for something beside the solid color or stripe print? Multikulti in the Mission District on Valencia supplies colorful, and often wacky, yoga apparel, among several other accessories. Stand out with leggings and pants with sushi or cat prints; Multikulti has a vast and fun selection to choose from to show off your personality while working out. Along with exercise clothing, the shop also specializes in costumes and dance apparel.
182 6th St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Even though it may seem an obvious choice, a yoga studio is a great option to find apparel and gear, and what better place to go than one of the premier studios in San Francisco? Seven of nine Yoga Tree studios are located in San Francisco, with the other two in Marin and Berkeley, so no matter what district you are in, Castro, Financial, Potrero Hill, or Mission, Yoga Tree has got you covered.
Andrew Wilson started a music webzine to photograph and write about his favorite artists. He quickly notoriety as both a writer and photographer, and has since been published to a variety of national news sites. Andrew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is pursuing a degree in landscape photography.