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The 6 Best Places to Buy Activewear Online

lululemon Base Pace Leggings & Key to Balance Tank

I live in activewear and shop for it year-round!

I thought it would be helpful to compile a roundup of my favorite places to shop for active & loungewear online. It was also fun to look back at some of my favorite active looks over the (almost 10!) years I’ve been blogging! Legging and jogger recommendations seem to to the #1 activewear question I get from readers so I’ll definitely include top picks from each retailer/brand. The six I’m highlighting today are as follows:

lululemon / Outdoor Voices / Athleta / Carbon38 / Bandier / Nordstrom 

I enjoy shopping in store, but sometimes it’s easier to shop online and try it all on at home…

Plus, I like that I can try new pieces on with what’s already in my closet. Below you will find a list of brands and multi-brand retailers where I find my most of my activewear and a break down of what I like about each brand and favorites.  Most offer free shipping and have great return policies. This post has been on my to do list for a while, so let’s get to it!!

lululemon

How to style a down vest, spring active layers, athleisure
lululemon long sleeve swiftly

Where do I begin?! This is the brand that sparked my activewear obsession and inspired the name for this blog! I was introduced to lululemon in the early 2000s, at a trunk show (before we had any stores in Dallas). I was instantly drawn to the stylish cuts and colors, great fit, tanks with built in padded bras, and high quality performance fabrics! These features still bring me back to shop here many years later. 

My Top Picks at lululemon (wardrobe staple recs!):

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lululemon align leggings

lululemon pieces are chic, versatile, and functional…

Yes, they can be pricey but they also will last years with proper care (always hang to dry except for cotton items). Seriously, I have lululemon pieces that are 10 years old and still look great/have plenty of life left. I would estimate over half of my activewear wardrobe is lululemon! Plus, they regularly bring back old styles in new colors or slightly refreshed with new features. It’s hard to know what is vintage lulu and what is new. lululemon also retains a good amount of it’s value over time and used pieces can be resold on eBay or Poshmark to recoup some of the costs! 

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lululemon define jacket and power y tank
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lululemon dance studio joggers

Outdoor Voices

I know I can always count on Outdoor Voices for understated, yet chic sets and separates. The pieces are top quality and look great when working out or just out and about “doing things.” The tanks and skirts/dresses with attached shorts are summer staples for me! And their Cloudknit sweats are the coziest! 

My Top Picks at Outdoor Voices: 

outdoor voices hudson skirt and move free tank
Outdoor Voices Polka Dot TechSweat Bra and Leggings
outdoor voices doing things sports bra and move free leggings
outdoor voices exercise dress
Outdoor Voices Warmup Leggings and Tank

Athleta

Some of my all time favorite dresses, jumpsuits, and leggings are from Athleta! They change up most of their styles every season, but their jumpsuits and chic maxi/midi dresses with built in bras are my go-to for the hot summer months. As far as selection and variety of pieces, I think Athleta has the most! They stock a huge range of active, lounge, sleep, casual, winter/ski, and swim pieces. I love the style and high quality of the pieces here! 

Top Picks at Athleta:

Athleta Sherpa Pullover Sweatshirt Gift Idea for women
Athleta salutation leggings and sherpa pullover
Athleta cutout Maxi Dress with built in bra
The new base center at Taos Ski Valley is the perfect spot in any season!
Athleta high neck bra and crop set
Spring Athleisure with Athleta , Denim Jacket with leggings
Athleta Salutation Leggings and Tee

Carbon38

Carbon38 is known for their luxe, fashionable, high quality activewear! I’ve been wearing it for years and love being a Team38 ambassador. Use my code: ANDREAOVE50 to save on your order! 

Every time I wear an outfit from Carbon38 I get compliments on their beautiful, unique pieces! In addition to their amazing Carbon38 in house brand, they carry many other new and popular active brands such as Beach Riot, FP Movement, Beyond Yoga, and more…

Top Picks at Carbon38:

Carbon38 Takara Shine leggings
Carbon38 Ribbed Tank and Leggings
carbon38 houndstooth set

Bandier

Where fashion and fitness collide…I can always expect to find the latest, most on trend activewear and brands here! I was introduced to cult favorite Ultracor leggings at Bandier and never looked back, haha. I also love All Access, their in-house brand and creative collabs they do with designers and influencers. So many great brands to choose from on one website! Special Offer: Click here to save $25 on your purchase of $100+

Top Picks at Bandier:

Ultracor lightning bolt leggings and crop top
ultracor star leggings
all access center stage leggings and tank
P.E. Nation Leggings and Wesley Cropped Hoodie Sweatshirt Whole30 Dallas Duo Bandier
PE Nation Leggings and WSLY Hoodie

Nordstrom 

I love the selection of activewear at Nordstrom! They stock a range of brands, classic athletic and lounge pieces alongside the latest trends. Zella, the in house brand at Nordstrom has beautiful classic pieces at great prices. Nordstrom also has a huge selection of performance and casual sneakers. And, don’t forget to browse Nordstrom Rack for great activewear deals too! 

Top Picks at Nordstrom:

Zella Spring Activewear, Running leggings and long sleeve top from Nordstrom
Zella Running crops and long sleeve top

  Zella Spring Activewear, Running leggings and long sleeve top from Nordstrom, Fitbit Alta HR

alo moto leggings and adidas sneakers

Whether you’re just starting to build your active wardrobe or updating it with a few fresh pieces for spring, I highly recommend shopping at one of these online retailers/brands above to find the perfect activewear for you! 

Let me know if you have any questions about the retailers/brands/or products here, and please share your favorite places to shop for activewear with me, too! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Welcome! Loubies and Lulu is a Dallas-based fitness, fashion, and healthy lifestyle blog by Andrea Overturf.

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