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Need new gym clothes? 5 Stores to find cheap workout wear

Erica Mayyasi is a Red Sox fan in Manhattan. After stints at various magazines she now works full-time in public relations, though she continues to write for a number of sites including her blog

Sweat without sweating it

Working out is a great way to relieve stress but often buying workout clothes causes stress rather than relieving it. Workout wear that is both affordable and cute can be hard to find - so we've scoped out five great places for you to shop.



3. American Apparel

Not everything at this alternative outpost is necessarily gym appropriate: can you see yourself sweating it out on the stair master while wearing skintight shiny gold lame shorts? Probably not. However they do offer many tops and bottoms (and gym bags!) befitting even the most style-centric gym. Cute and colorful running shorts, basic tanks and t-shirts in every color of the rainbow and warm and fuzzy sweatshirts fill every store and their website. Check out

Sweat without sweating it

Pictured: Unisex Flex Fleece Zip Hoody ($42) and Mesh Running Short ($18).

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