Finding new athletic wear can be key to making you feel most comfortable during your work out. Local shops around the state of Connecticut sell sportswear to meet the specific needs of women from tops, bottoms, shoes, and bras. When it comes to finding custom designed outfits Connecticut has that too. Shop one of these top stores for your next shopping spree.

Woodbridge Running Company
7 Landin St.
Woodbridge, CT 06525
(203) 387-8704

Woodbridge Running Company is a local favorite. Their friendly staff and resourceful products have landed them the Connecticut Magazine Best of 2013 winners as well as the New Haven Reader’s Poll 2014 winners. The employees know their stuff and have a love for athletics, especially running which is primarily what their focus is on. Even if you are not looking for running specific products, you will find a variety of women’s apparel and products. They carry clothing, shoes, and running gear. Their second location is located in Brookfield, Connecticut and a third is located in Massachusetts.

Herb’s Sports Shop
51 Wooster Court
Bristol, CT  06010
(860) 314-1272

You don’t have to shop at a chain athletic store to get good quality sportswear. At Herb’s Sports Shop you’re guaranteed to get personal attention and advice from the best of the best. Herb’s has two locations, one in West Hartford and one in Bristol. This mom and pop shop sells equipment, shirts, pants, and sneakers from top brands such as Nike, Under Armor, Adidas, New Balance, Badger, and more.

The Athlete’s Source
1097 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 817-0777

It is a fitness lover’s dream walking into The Athlete’s Source. It’s smaller than chain sporting stores but still has options based on product and name brand. Their store is stocked with women’s clothing including shirts, sports bras, shorts, pants, and tank tops. They also carry socks and shoes. Men’s products are also carried in stock. The Athlete’s Source was voted Best of Stamford 2013 for shore stores. They are open daily and late on Thursdays.

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Southington The Athletic Shop
1156 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 426-9441

Southington The Athletic Shop is best known in the area for their custom products. Their custom orders can be made on almost anything from shirts, polos, sweatshirts, socks, and jackets. If you are looking to match your best friend or create team uniforms for your local sporting team consider placing an order with this sports shop. They are conveniently open six days a week.

Lucy Activewear
84 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 231-9751

Lucy Activewear is dedicated solely to women and women’s athletic wear. It is not your average sporting good store. They carry their own line of activewear with plenty of variety. Merchandise includes women’s tops, shirts, tank tops, bras, sweatshirts, bottoms, and accessories. If you are shopping for a new wardrobe or an item in particular Lucy Activewear is guaranteed to give you options to add to your closet.

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