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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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1. Bloom Yoga Studio

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4663 North Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 463-9642
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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

2. Athleta

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3145 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-5881
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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

3. Yogaview Elston

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2211 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 342-9642
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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

4. Moshka West Bucktown

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2258 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
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
935 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 944-6774
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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

6. CorePower Yoga

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12 West Maple Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-9642
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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

7. Tula Yoga

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2826 West Belden
Chicago, IL
(773) 620-9945
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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

8. Exhale Chicago

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945 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 753-6500
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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

1. Bloom Yoga Studio

4663 North Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60625
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
4663 North Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60625

2. Athleta

3145 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
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
3145 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

3. Yogaview Elston

2211 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
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
2211 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

4. Moshka West Bucktown

2258 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
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
2258 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

5. Gap

935 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
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
935 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

6. CorePower Yoga

12 West Maple Street, Chicago, IL 60610
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
12 West Maple Street
Chicago, IL 60610

7. Tula Yoga

2826 West Belden, Chicago, IL
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
2826 West Belden
Chicago, IL

8. Exhale Chicago

945 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60611
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
945 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60611