YogaByCandace

Little Known Brands That We Should All Know About

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I know a few small brands that not many people have heard about and I'd love to hear yours if you know of any as well. 

 

Kira Grace - I think their stuff is really high quality, on par with lululemon, though cut just ever so slightly bigger. I really love their cut out pants. 

 

Teeki - this is a bigger brand - maybe still not as well known as athleta and lulu, but I really like them as well. Their waistbands are wide and flat, and their cuts are flattering.

 

 

Any others? 

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l generally can't afford to shop at most popular stores for exercise clothing, but l've found tjmaxx, marshalls, & amazon are great places to find items. 

 

l own various brands but they're from those stores. l also get clothing from forever21 when they have discount codes available and rack up on stuff.

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l generally can't afford to shop at most popular stores for exercise clothing, but l've found tjmaxx, marshalls, & amazon are great places to find items. 

 

l own various brands but they're from those stores. l also get clothing from forever21 when they have discount codes available and rack up on stuff.

Yeah I honestly pretty much only practice in f21 tops. You can't beat the $1.80 price point!

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Thought not strictly "yoga", I love Champion and Marika (I find Marika at Marjshall's/TJMaxx) for exercise in general. I have a hard time finding tanks to practice in that are formfitting but not too snug.

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It's hard to find nice yoga wear in Canada. There is Lulu, of course, but being a larger girl that is out of the question. There was a nice, affordable Canadian company that made beautiful clothes and I bought a couple outfits that I love but they have gone out of business. Any thoughts?

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Thought not strictly "yoga", I love Champion and Marika (I find Marika at Marjshall's/TJMaxx) for exercise in general. I have a hard time finding tanks to practice in that are formfitting but not too snug.

Ohhh I have heard of Marika but haven't tried them - good to know! I too have a really hard time with tops. I practice in the F21 cheap-o tops but I hate that they ride up, I don't feel comfortable in them for teaching... :( You might want to try Athleta for tops - they're pricier but they often go on sale and there are so many different styles to choose from that I bet you'd be able to find the perfect fitting one.

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It's hard to find nice yoga wear in Canada. There is Lulu, of course, but being a larger girl that is out of the question. There was a nice, affordable Canadian company that made beautiful clothes and I bought a couple outfits that I love but they have gone out of business. Any thoughts?

If you'd be willing into ordering online, check out Nordstrom's Zella line. They have a huge range of sizes! 

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I love Athleta and think the quality is every bit as good as lulu. (even better) and I have also started getting Fabletics (subscription based) and really like the quality for the $$$. I have a little bit of everything as I tend to shop on ebay and amazon to try and find great deals.

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I love Athleta and think the quality is every bit as good as lulu. (even better) and I have also started getting Fabletics (subscription based) and really like the quality for the $$$. I have a little bit of everything as I tend to shop on ebay and amazon to try and find great deals.

I wholeheartedly agree about Athleta being on par (if not better) than Lulu! I cannot wait to get home in Nov and stock up! I also love that they have pretty good sales quite often!

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I wish I have all these brands in my country, ordering online plus shipping is going to cost a bomb! *stares at pocket 

Haha, you are too cute. What country are you in? 

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For those in Canada 'Tonic' and 'Lole' are both great Canadian companies!!! 

I haven't heard of either of these companies but I'll have to go looking for them. Thanks.

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Ohhh I have heard of Marika but haven't tried them - good to know! I too have a really hard time with tops. I practice in the F21 cheap-o tops but I hate that they ride up, I don't feel comfortable in them for teaching... :( You might want to try Athleta for tops - they're pricier but they often go on sale and there are so many different styles to choose from that I bet you'd be able to find the perfect fitting one.

Marika pants don't seem to work very well for me (that is to say, I feel like I'm constantly pulling them up when I run; when I do yoga it's not as big of a deal but they still just don't feel quite right) but I dig the tops. I might have to check out Athleta - I'm always a little scared to order things online since I'm sort of inbetween sizes so I try to find something in stores that works for me. Champion has/had some amazing tank tops I bought one in every color but they go right into my eyes when I practice yoga :) I'll keep my eyes peeled though :)

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I love Athleta and think the quality is every bit as good as lulu. (even better) and I have also started getting Fabletics (subscription based) and really like the quality for the $$$. I have a little bit of everything as I tend to shop on ebay and amazon to try and find great deals.

I just ordered my first Fabletics outfit last night- definitely can't beat the price. Got a shirt and pants for $14 after all the discounts. My girlfriend has a handful of Fabletics outfits and loves them, especially the yoga pants!

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I don't how big this company is but I have used Beyond Yoga recently and love the feel of their leggings and shirts. :) A bit pricey but it is good quality.

So glad to hear a review on Beyond Yoga.  I love the look and feel of their gear but wanted to hear a personal experience before splurging ;)

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I just ordered my first Fabletics outfit last night- definitely can't beat the price. Got a shirt and pants for $14 after all the discounts. My girlfriend has a handful of Fabletics outfits and loves them, especially the yoga pants!

I'm really liking the stuff I've gotten from Fabletics! I know some people have given bad reviews based on the subscription plan, not the outfits. Just remember to check back each month from the 1st-5th to either decline or order or you will get charged anyway. You still get the credit you can use any time. I think the quality is really great! So far I haven't skipped any month. I always want something!!!

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I finally finally finally after 5 years gave myself a new yoga mat by REYOGA, an italian brand. www.reyoga.it I'd seen it a few times at the yoga festival in milan... it's natural rubber (you can use both sides, which are different colours) and has a pretty patterned texture. I'd like to try some of their yoga clothes... nice soft cottons, easy feel. I'm not so big on spandex leggings, although they are pretty!

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I rarely buy expensive yoga gear but I would love to invest in a few good pairs of leggings.  For tops I use the Champion tops from Target and they are ok for now but I'll have to check out F21.  So Athleta will be on my watchlist. 

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I absolutely love MPG for yoga clothes. They have tops and bottoms plus outerwear and I think even underwear for running, yoga, pilates, etc--super compressive, very flattering, not see through or slippery at all. The pants aren't that expensive to begin with (compared with Lulu or Teeki or Onzie), but I also tend to find lots of MGP options at Marshall's for $25. Can't beat it! Highly recommend.

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I haven't heard of either of these companies but I'll have to go looking for them. Thanks.

Halfmoon is another great Canadian brand I some how forgot to mention! I have personally used their rectangle bolsters, eye pillows, straps and blocks - no complaints. 

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So glad to hear a review on Beyond Yoga.  I love the look and feel of their gear but wanted to hear a personal experience before splurging ;)

I'm glad I could help! The clothes are really comfortable and feel so good on. I honestly wear my yoga pants all the time.:)

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I'm really liking the stuff I've gotten from Fabletics! I know some people have given bad reviews based on the subscription plan, not the outfits. Just remember to check back each month from the 1st-5th to either decline or order or you will get charged anyway. You still get the credit you can use any time. I think the quality is really great! So far I haven't skipped any month. I always want something!!!

I was looking into Fablectics myself but I got scared when it looked like I had to order something every month.  So you can get the subscription and decline for a couple of months until you would like to order more?

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