What: This Portland, Oregon based chain came on the scene in 1999, a year after Lululemon was founded. While Lulu and now Gap-owned Athleta are getting all the attention lately, we’re loyal Lucy customers. The brand was founded by a group of women who wanted high-performance but stylish workout wear made specifically for women. (No guy gear here, sorry.)
The Merch: They have a strong yoga and studio collection. New additions we saw while stocking up at the Lucy store this holiday season? Barre class sticky socks. (Their running socks are fantastic–my triathlon-ing sister swears by them.) Lucy also offers its signature pants in different lengths. And the warm-up gear–like jackets and slouchy shirts–is so stinking cute.
Prices and Logistics: It’s middle of the road, price-wise. Yoga tanks go for $49 and they have a generous return policy. The in-store sales are frequent and we’ve snagged countless bargains over the years.