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Best Places For Women’s Athletic Wear In Chicago

May 15, 2012 6:00 AM

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Chicago is a wonderful city to get a great workout. Here we have beautiful beaches, trails and parks for tennis, running and swimming. There are also top notch athletic clubs that have everything from workout machines to dance classes. But for many fashionable athletic women, what is worn to the gym and at the beach comes from the athletic stores and boutiques here in Chicago. Here are some of the Chicago area stores that carry amazing athletic attire for women.
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Title Nine
1024 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 935-5116
www.titlenine.com

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

Title Nine is all about women. From running and biking to rock climbing to yoga, it has a variety of outfits for almost every kind of athletic activity. Title Nine carries shoes for running and trails, as well as sandals and flip flops. It also sells totes, sunglasses and other accessories for athletic ladies. A great place to shop all year round, Title Nine can bring out the inner athlete in all the women.

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Lucy
835 N. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-0257
www.lucy.com

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

The workout clothes at Lucy have a sleek, grownup look for women. The highly transitional style approach it sells is simple, but amazing, as it can go from a dance workout to a stroll through Lincoln Park’s boutiques in no time flat. Whether you are training, running, doing yoga or just lounging, the fashion at Lucy has a beautiful style for you. After shopping at Lucy, expect to hear “where did you get that outfit?” on a regular basis. This is a definitely a great place to shop for fashionable athletic attire.

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Londo Mondo
1100 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 751-2794
www.londomondo.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Swimming and running on the beach are excellent ways to improve cardiovascular health while taking in the soothing sounds of crashing waves. If you’re ready to visit Chicago’s beaches, don’t forget to stop at Londo Mondo. This Gold Coast shop has been a must visit for Chicago locals for many years. With a variety of swimsuit styles and coverups, as well as eco-friendly fabrics, this store can make a day swimming or running at Oak Street and North Avenue Beaches a fashionable one. Londo Mondo is also an expert at inline skates. If you’re a newbie, you can get the right size and fit and take up a whole new activity. Also find sports bras, yoga pants and lightweight jackets and sweats for jogging.

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Fleet Feet Elmhurst
124 East Schiller St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 559-3338
www.fleetfeetelmhurst.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Not only can women get great workout clothing at Fleet Feet Elmhurst, they can also start learning to live a healthier lifestyle. Fleet Feet Elmhurst holds free injury screenings and self massage classes. If you’d like to learn to run a marathon, it holds training classes. Want to run with a group? They even have fun runs that take you through the beautiful village of Elmhurst with other runners. Fleet Feet Elmhurst is a great place to begin a healthier way of living.

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Fan’s Edge
1841 N Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-1433
www.fansedge.com

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

One of the best things to happen to fashion was the increase in sports fan’s clothing options just for women. A wonderful place to buy women’s fan wear is at Fan’s Edge, which has an assortment of fashion for women. More than simply men’s style fan wear in women’s sizes, this is clothing that is tailored for women’s body shapes. Take the time to shop in Fan’s Edge and you’ll see that they have variety of different spins on popular NFL, NBA, MLB and other team logos and colors. Rock your favorite soccer player’s number while kicking the ball around yourself. Fan’s Edge also sells terrific sports-themed accessories if you’re heading out to a game or just a day out.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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