If you know me and many of my Wilmington friends, then you know Pure Barre is our latest obsession. Before Pure Barre opened up here in October, I had two pairs of Lululemon pants (and one pair was a hand-me-down). I have just about worn these pants to death: two pairs of pants + class three to four times a week = you do the math. I would like to get at least one more long pair but Lord knows I do NOT feel like spending $100 on stinkin' workout pants!
The stars aligned one day when a fellow PB participant had on black leggings with NO recognizable logo/emblem/commercial trademark on them yet they were just as great fitting as Lululemon. What on earth could they be? I stopped her after class to politely be nosy and she told me they were Zella and that she swears by them. Have you ever even heard of this brand? I have not. So on to Nordstrom I went and...
Can you tell the difference? Okay, so black leggings might be black leggings. The proof is really in the performance. At any rate, the pair on the right are by Zella and only cost $52. The Lululemon pair on the left ring up at $98. Sheesh! For nearly half the price, it's worth trying out this newfound option. I ordered a pair today and will be happy to report the results if you are interested. I love Lululemon as much as the next yogi but a girl's gotta protect her wallet every now and then too.
Have you found any other great workout wear that doesn't break the bank? Let me know! With summer on the way, it's time to get serious about workouts...a new pair of pants might be a great way to start.