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Yeah, Lululemon's clothes are cute. But maybe you don't want to have the same yoga top as everyone else in vinyasa flow class. Here are 10 local athletic shops and boutiques with all the clothing, accessories, and footwear needed to switch up your gym gear and get you motivated for a workout, whether that's running 10 miles, swinging a tennis racquet, practicing chair pose at the barre, or sweating it out in Bikram yoga.


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1. Potomac River Running

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3513 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-3544
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Family-owned Potomac River Running boasts nine stores in the D.C. area., including an outpost in Cleveland Park. [Photo]

2. Fleet Feet

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1841 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-3888
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The Adams Morgan's location of national franchise Fleet Feet has a plethora of running gear packed into a small space. And it has a serious D.C. pedigree: former mayor Adrian Fenty once worked here when his parents owned the shop. [Photo]

3. Tennis Zone

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2319 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
(202) 362-7575
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In Glover Park, Tennis Zone restrings racquets, and stocks tennis apparel for men and women. [Photo]

4. Tranquil Space

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1632 17th Street
Washington, DC
(202) 328-9642
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Shop mats and more at Tranquil Space, which carries TranquiliT clothing designed by owner Kimberly Wilson. The made-in-D.C. line is fabricated in rayon from organic bamboo, with flowy pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. Yogis can even order custom pieces at Tranquil Space. [Photo: Adele Chapin]

5. Pure Barre

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2130 P St
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 870-1799
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The clothing at Pure Barre's boutique are designed to go from barre to brunch. Find jackets and sweatshirts with cool sheer inserts, Karma's high wasted Yama pants, and strappy, seamless Loren bras from Splits59. [Photo: Adele Chapin]

6. CorePower Yoga

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1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-9642
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There are lots of brands to choose from at CorePower Yoga's Georgetown location, including Karma, Alternative Apparel, Roxy, Pure Karma, and Alo Yoga. Oh yeah, they have Lululemon stuff too. Dig through the 75% off bin, but make sure you stop by before or after class, as the doors to the studio are often locked. [Photo: Adele Chapin]

7. Georgetown Running Company

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3401 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-8626
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With a shop in Georgetown (duh) and Chevy Chase, Georgetown Running Company stocks clothing, shoes, and Shot Bloks.

8. Pacers

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3100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-6883
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Family-owned business Pacers operate five shops in the region, selling all the running shoes, accessories, and apparel necessary for your next race, including DC pride technical t-shirts. [Photo]

9. Spark Yoga

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2201 North Pershing Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
When Spark Yoga opens in Arlington later this month, the studio is slated to sell KiraGrace yoga apparel.

10. Zweet Sport

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400 North Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Activewear company Zweet Sport's boutique offers workout apparel that is made in America and designed to stand up to perspiration. Makes sense, because Zweet Sport also offers hot yoga classes in their Alexandria space. [Photo]

1. Potomac River Running

3513 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Family-owned Potomac River Running boasts nine stores in the D.C. area., including an outpost in Cleveland Park. [Photo]
3513 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

2. Fleet Feet

1841 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Adams Morgan's location of national franchise Fleet Feet has a plethora of running gear packed into a small space. And it has a serious D.C. pedigree: former mayor Adrian Fenty once worked here when his parents owned the shop. [Photo]
1841 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Tennis Zone

2319 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington D.C., DC
In Glover Park, Tennis Zone restrings racquets, and stocks tennis apparel for men and women. [Photo]
2319 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC

4. Tranquil Space

1632 17th Street, Washington, DC
Shop mats and more at Tranquil Space, which carries TranquiliT clothing designed by owner Kimberly Wilson. The made-in-D.C. line is fabricated in rayon from organic bamboo, with flowy pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. Yogis can even order custom pieces at Tranquil Space. [Photo: Adele Chapin]
1632 17th Street
Washington, DC

5. Pure Barre

2130 P St, Washington, DC 20037
The clothing at Pure Barre's boutique are designed to go from barre to brunch. Find jackets and sweatshirts with cool sheer inserts, Karma's high wasted Yama pants, and strappy, seamless Loren bras from Splits59. [Photo: Adele Chapin]
2130 P St
Washington, DC 20037

6. CorePower Yoga

1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007
There are lots of brands to choose from at CorePower Yoga's Georgetown location, including Karma, Alternative Apparel, Roxy, Pure Karma, and Alo Yoga. Oh yeah, they have Lululemon stuff too. Dig through the 75% off bin, but make sure you stop by before or after class, as the doors to the studio are often locked. [Photo: Adele Chapin]
1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, DC 20007

7. Georgetown Running Company

3401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
With a shop in Georgetown (duh) and Chevy Chase, Georgetown Running Company stocks clothing, shoes, and Shot Bloks.
3401 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

8. Pacers

3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Family-owned business Pacers operate five shops in the region, selling all the running shoes, accessories, and apparel necessary for your next race, including DC pride technical t-shirts. [Photo]
3100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

9. Spark Yoga

2201 North Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
When Spark Yoga opens in Arlington later this month, the studio is slated to sell KiraGrace yoga apparel.
2201 North Pershing Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

10. Zweet Sport

400 North Henry Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Activewear company Zweet Sport's boutique offers workout apparel that is made in America and designed to stand up to perspiration. Makes sense, because Zweet Sport also offers hot yoga classes in their Alexandria space. [Photo]
400 North Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314