Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thu-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-6pm
N, R, W at Prince St.; 6 at Spring St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The name of this upscale sportswear store represents the merger between Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and athletics giant Adidas, known for its three-stripe logo. The brand has been selling its functional, space-age styles internationally since 2003, but opened in New York in February 2008. Many of the clothes, like the popular suspender dresses, aren’t gym wear, though some, such as the hoodie tank tops for women, are inspired by athletic designs. The men’s section contains more affordable short-and-T-shirt combos that could work for exercising, as well as fancier pieces built from jersey and sweatshirt materials—such as the sweat blazer and aluminum-and-polyester jacket. Y-3 sneakers, metallic flats, fluorescent baseball caps, and studded Honja Hi shoes all reinforce the shop’s fashion-forward feel.