Best Gym Clothes
Paragon Sporting Goods
867 Broadway, at 18th Street

Let's face it: Shopping for gym clothes isn't as thrilling as shopping for a new pair of designer shoes. But it can be ultra-satisfying if all your gym needs are met under one roof. At Paragon, you can buy tees, a bathing suit for morning laps, and a nylon jacket for the run home. Durable clothing from brands like Nike, Puma, Fila, and Adidas can handle your harsh workout — and the washings to follow.

City Sport
153 East 53rd Street

GREAT DEAL: Are you the kind of sports addict who regularly opens your gym bag to find you've forgotten something? Luckily, there's City Sport, the midtown fix for missing socks, sports bras, shorts — even padlocks for lockers. Perpetually low prices make for guilt-free last-minute shopping. Pick up tanks, sweat pants, and jazz pants, pretty (but practical) camisoles, or comfy hooded sweatshirts. Be sure to peruse the sales racks, especially toward the end of each season, for exceptional steals.