The Best Stores to Snag Cheap Workout Clothes
Where to Find Cheap Workout Clothes for Women
Believe it or not, you don't have to shell out tons of money to get top-quality workout clothes. When you shop at some unexpected retailers—like Walmart, Macy's, JCPenney, Amazon, and more—you'll find tons of cheap gym clothes so you can save money (and look cute) next time you get your sweat on.
These retailers carry a wide variety of activewear for different types of workouts, so whether you're looking for clothes to wear to hot yoga, boxing, HIIT, or weight training, you'll find something that works for you. The best part? They sell items from tons of super-popular athletic brands—we're talking big names like Nike, Under Armour, Puma, and Adidas—which makes the low prices feel extra special.
And just because these items are really affordable doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. You'll find some of the trendiest apparel from these coveted activewear brands, like the classic Adidas track jacket, comfortable Nike running sneakers, and mega-popular barre stirrup leggings from Athleta. Shop the huge selection of workout clothes from any of the seven stores below, and you can score some of the most fashionable and functional activewear items without breaking the bank.
The retail giant boasts more than 10,000 product selections in its women's activewear category, and along with convenient, free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members, you'll also find great prices on top-notch fitness brands. Aside from huge names like Adidas, Under Armour, and Champion, Amazon offers even more savings through Amazon Essentials, the in-house apparel brand that sells must-have basics at super-low prices. You'll also find top-rated racerback tanks, leggings—like this customer-loved high-waisted pair—and sports bras from two other super-popular brands: RBX Active and 90 Degree by Reflex.
Our pick: 90 Degree by Reflex High-Waist Power Flex Legging
Walmart is your one-stop shop for all the cheap (but still practical) activewear you'll need. For extra savings, go with no-frills brands like Hanes and Athletic Works—both available at Walmart—for any essential items you may need. And for trendier options, look to athleisure brands EV1 (Ellen DeGeneres' highly anticipated clothing line that's available now) and Danskin, a popular go-to retailer in the dance world. From DeGeneres' new line, we especially love the bold sports bra selections, like this graphic striped one.
Our pick: EV1 Graphic Stripe Sports Bra
Don't discount this chain store—when it comes to workout gear, Old Navy's stuff is solid. They have cheap (but still high-quality) staples like yoga pants, compression tights, sports bras, and cute graphic workout tanks. And the store has one of the largest selections of plus-size workout clothing you'll find—including many pages of plus-size leggings, tanks, sports bras, and more—so don't miss out.
Our pick: Graphic Performance Muscle Tank
Believe it or not, this traditional retail giant sells some top-notch apparel from huge activewear brands like Nike, Champion, and Adidas, including t-shirts, tanks, sports bras, sneakers, leggings, and shorts in a wide variety of sizes. What's more, JCPenney is known for great deals, and its activewear section is no different—you'll regularly find extra coupons and savings on already-discounted items, as well as a hefty clearance section that includes some great finds.
Our pick: Adidas Track Jacket
In Zappos' performance apparel section, you'll find lots of options from Puma, Lorna Jane, Nike, and more, as well as a huge selection of heavily discounted (but still top-quality) running shoes. Since sneakers and running shoes can get notoriously expensive, Zappos is a great choice for shoe shopping on a budget before your next gym sesh. The retailer's extensive activewear collection is even categorized into popular sections—including women's yoga, kids' athletic running shoes, and more—to help you quickly find exactly what you're looking for. (Related: Where to Buy Kate Middleton's New Balance Sneakers)
Our pick: Nike Free RN 2018 Running Sneakers
Macy's boasts more than 30 pages of athletic apparel and regularly offers sale prices on top of already-discounted finds. If you're looking for great activewear picks from the likes of Calvin Klein, Puma, Nike, Under Armour, and Champion without spending tons of money, Macy's huge selection of workout clothes has you covered. The retailer even lets you filter your search by apparel type, activity, brand, size range, price, fabric, discount offers, and color, so you'll have no trouble finding something that works.
Our pick: Under Armour Fly By Running Shorts
While you're probably already aware that Athleta has an amazing selection of gym clothes and chic athleisure items, they tend to be pricier than others on this list because they're coming directly from the brand. The good news? Athleta's clearance section is the perfect place to score lots of affordable finds that are super trendy, and the wide-ranging selection really can't be beaten. We specifically love the top-rated leggings selection that is available within Athleta's sale items, including this super-popular pair of Powervita Barre Stirrup tights that are marked down to just $40.
Our pick: Barre Stirrup Tights in Powervita