4 stores for athletic and outdoor pursuits in New York

1) Bandier

Since nearly every woman in NYC is walking around in athleisure-wear, it pays to have something special. They offer a huge selection from leggings to tops, with warm and friendly service in their bright and airy store. It’s situated at the tip of a shopping mecca stretching from 16th Street to 23rd along Fifth Avenue.

Bandier store in Flatiron NYC

164 Fifth Avenue (between W 21st and 22nd Street)

+1 646 360 3345

http://www.bandier.com

2) Filson NYC

Filson is the steadfast brand that speaks to outdoorsy, masculine guys with only the highest aesthetic standards. Explore their inventory of signature backpacks, toiletry kits, leather accessories, and outerwear – all made in uncompromising style with field-tested materials and workmanship.

men's fashion and accessories at Filson NY

3) Paragon

This store boasts four massive floors packed with gear for literally every kind of sport – keeping in sync with the seasons. Runners rejoice—like Cinderella, you can find the perfect sneaker that fits, plus adjust your running gait, just suit up with different pairs in the store and run on a treadmill for videotaped analysis.

Paragon Sports

867 Broadway (at E 18th Street)

+1 800 961 3030

http://www.paragonsports.com

4) Patagonia

Yes, it’s a chain, but a nice one. They allow you to take in damaged goods for repair, host environmental groups’ film screenings, and on Sunday there’s free yoga. If they don’t stock the item you absolutely must have, they will find it at one of their other locations and deliver it to you via bike messenger that day.

Patagonia shop in Soho NYC

72 Greene Street (between Spring and Broome Street)

+1 212 334 5213

http://www.patagonia.com

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