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Where to Buy Yoga Gear in Chicago

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As part of Fitness Week, we've rounded up a list of eight local shops that sling superior yoga gear. From big-box stores to soulful boutiques, these spots have everything you need for staying centered—and looking sleek—as you salute the sun. As always, our guide is organized from north to south, and highlights the stores that we consider to be the very best in (yoga) class. Not that it's a competition. Namaste.


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Bloom Yoga Studio

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Owned by a husband and wife team, this cheerful spot has sunshine pouring in and walls decked in pastel hues. The cute retail area has locally made mat spray, yoga books, calming CDs, and yoga pants by Marika. There are also props from local company Bean Products. Photo: via Bloom Yoga Studio

Athleta

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This chain stocks a big selection of well-constructed, candy-colored yoga gear. Look for seamless bras, tank tops with built-in support, and the cute "Kickbooty" yoga shorts (because, "kickbooty.") Photo: via Athleta

Yogaview Elston

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One of our most fashionable yogi friends filled us in on this spot, which stocks lifestyle yoga apparel for men and women (so, you can sport these threads in the "real world," and not look like a schlub.) The Yogaview boutique also stocks jewelry, books, cards, candles, and props— including cozy meditation blankets. Photo: via Yogaview

Moshka West Bucktown

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With three locations, Moshka Yoga offers daily classes, bodywork, and—caching!—a yoga boutique. Apparel comes from brands such as Soybu and Jantti; you'll also find props, instructional DVDs, and incense. Looking for a hearty winter read? The book selection includes esoteric tomes from India. Photo: via Moshka Yoga Center
There's no incense burning, and the soundtrack veers more toward Top 40 than dreamy flute. But if you're after soft camis, cropped leggings, and slouchy pants, check out the uber-soft Pure Body collection. Oh, and there's this: almost everything is under 30 bucks. Photo: via Gap

CorePower Yoga

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There are nearly 20 local outlets of this popular yoga chain, but we're highlighting the Gold Coast location here. Not only does it have a cozy fireplace and the scent of dreamy candles; its retail selection includes clothing, mats, DVDs, props, and jewelry. (And yep, those candles are for sale.) Photo: via Corepower Yoga

Tula Yoga

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This Logan Square yoga studio has an onsite boutique stocked with gear from ethical brands. Find eco-friendly yoga mats from Jade, KADO jewelry crafted by Haitian women, and locally made spray lotions and lip balms. Photo: via Tula

Exhale Chicago

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The Wellbeing Boutique at this spa and fitness studio stocks all your go-to yoga basics: think props, gear, and cute bags for stowing your mat. But it has some fun, outside-the-box items, too. There's a meditation cream, for example, as well as nail polishes and calming sprays from SpaRitual—and divinely scented hair sprays from Mane Intention. Photo: via Exhale

Bloom Yoga Studio

Owned by a husband and wife team, this cheerful spot has sunshine pouring in and walls decked in pastel hues. The cute retail area has locally made mat spray, yoga books, calming CDs, and yoga pants by Marika. There are also props from local company Bean Products. Photo: via Bloom Yoga Studio

Athleta

This chain stocks a big selection of well-constructed, candy-colored yoga gear. Look for seamless bras, tank tops with built-in support, and the cute "Kickbooty" yoga shorts (because, "kickbooty.") Photo: via Athleta

Yogaview Elston

One of our most fashionable yogi friends filled us in on this spot, which stocks lifestyle yoga apparel for men and women (so, you can sport these threads in the "real world," and not look like a schlub.) The Yogaview boutique also stocks jewelry, books, cards, candles, and props— including cozy meditation blankets. Photo: via Yogaview

Moshka West Bucktown

With three locations, Moshka Yoga offers daily classes, bodywork, and—caching!—a yoga boutique. Apparel comes from brands such as Soybu and Jantti; you'll also find props, instructional DVDs, and incense. Looking for a hearty winter read? The book selection includes esoteric tomes from India. Photo: via Moshka Yoga Center

Gap

There's no incense burning, and the soundtrack veers more toward Top 40 than dreamy flute. But if you're after soft camis, cropped leggings, and slouchy pants, check out the uber-soft Pure Body collection. Oh, and there's this: almost everything is under 30 bucks. Photo: via Gap

CorePower Yoga

There are nearly 20 local outlets of this popular yoga chain, but we're highlighting the Gold Coast location here. Not only does it have a cozy fireplace and the scent of dreamy candles; its retail selection includes clothing, mats, DVDs, props, and jewelry. (And yep, those candles are for sale.) Photo: via Corepower Yoga

Tula Yoga

This Logan Square yoga studio has an onsite boutique stocked with gear from ethical brands. Find eco-friendly yoga mats from Jade, KADO jewelry crafted by Haitian women, and locally made spray lotions and lip balms. Photo: via Tula

Exhale Chicago

The Wellbeing Boutique at this spa and fitness studio stocks all your go-to yoga basics: think props, gear, and cute bags for stowing your mat. But it has some fun, outside-the-box items, too. There's a meditation cream, for example, as well as nail polishes and calming sprays from SpaRitual—and divinely scented hair sprays from Mane Intention. Photo: via Exhale