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Best of New York 2006 • Shopping

Best Sports Fashion

  • Stella McCartney for Adidas

    Adidas Sports Performance Store, 610 Broadway, 212-529-0081

    Sports fashion—the marriage of the designer sensibility with athletic tech fabrics and comfort—is relentlessly forcing its way into our daily lives. Puma’s various collaborations with designers like Neil Barrett and Alexander McQueen, Norma Kamali’s new line with Everlast, and of course Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 Collection for Adidas have succeeded in moving hoodies and sweatpants into the mainstream. Stella McCartney’s line for Adidas (starting at $50 for running shorts) is consistently pitch-perfect. The fit is feminine, not blocky, colors are subtle, not primary, and the fabrics are brainy and high tech, resulting in workout wear that should be flaunted outside the gym.

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