- Joe Fresh
110 Fifth Ave., nr. 16th St.; 212-366-0960
This new-to-town Canadian import’s nylon- , cotton- , and poly-spandex workout duds are sweat-wicking, supportive, and cheap enough to justify buying in bulk. The fast fashion chain’s $16 sports bras maintain their stretch even after months of washing, and the slimming running pants ($29) are half the price of their Gap Body equivalent. And the neutral palette of black, white, and gray is a refreshingly low-key alternative to competing brands’ penchant for neon pink and tribal swirls.
Best Workout Clothes
From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).