I got this question via email:
Given your love of working out and stylish gym wear I am hoping you can help me out here. I am looking for a new gym bag. I carry my gym bag to work along with my regular work bag and my current bag is bright orange, shows all dirt and is beginning to look ragged. I am having a hell of a time finding something that meets my requirements: cross body, large internal or external pocket, and light weight. I also don’t want to pay $140 for a bag, like some of the under armour bags I have seen. I’ve checked Dicks, Athleta, Lululemon, Old Navy—to no avail.
You need to check out the new Fabletics gym bags! (I wrote about them here.) I’ve been using mine all the time lately. It meets your specifications—it’s SO lightweight—and the best part is that it’s just $39.95 if you buy a la carte or $50 if you buy it in a set with a couple other accessories (like a water bottle, socks or headbands). If you haven’t signed up for Fabletics yet, you can receive the set for $25 because of their new sign-up promo offer. (If you do sign up, please consider using my referral link. I’d really appreciate it!)
Here are some other options:
- Dakine’s gym bag with faux leather trim is really cool ($65).
- Sherpani makes a gym duffel that looks nice and roomy. The price is good too—just $48!
- The North Face has a really nice gym tote with a crossbody strap that’s $75 and available in black or blue. This is sleek enough to use for travel too.
- I like the unique design of this Lilypond bag (available in red or blue). It’s $70.
Hi! Just wanted to say I really appreciate your blog and all the heads-up you give on sales going on. Those bras from Aerie you posted a couple of weeks ago were EXACTLY what I’ve been looking all over for. Perfect for smaller girls who DON’T want padding. You’re a godsend! I bought 3. I’ve always felt that some people have a knack for finding sales and some don’t ( I don’t ). So I really appreciate it!
Thank you for the kind words! :)
Those bras really are the best. They are so comfortable and the prices are insane on certain styles right now. This one is just $14.99! This style (I own all possible colors of these) is $14.99 too. I think this version ($17.99) is my favorite so far though—the cut is flattering and supportive.
While you’re there, check out Aerie’s Outta-Sight underwear too (4 for $26.50). The thongs are the most comfy I’ve worn and they don’t show through ANYTHING.