When it comes to clothes to break a sweat in, everyone knows Lululemon.

Their stuff is totally OK.

Gets the job done.

But standard.

If you're looking for gym kits and lounge clothing that go above and beyond, here's an updated list of labels that blend exceptional quality and fit with stand-out-from-the-crowd designs:

Ten Thousand

Ten Thousand is a "function not flash" brand offering training essentials optimized for your workout. Highly regarded in the Crossfit world and a house favorite of Equinox gyms. 


The most luxurious option from our list is JACQUES, an activewear label that mixes clean designs with premium fabrics and construction. "Each carefully calibrated piece is designed to support the highest level of performance," says the brand. "While its quietly composed aesthetic aims to calm the senses."


OLIVERS delivers a fresh take on premium athletic classics that are "steeped in the independent spirit of California" and priced to sell.

Outdoor Voices

Artfully crafted with flattering fits, Outdoor Voices (partially owned by French fashion label A.P.C.) offers minimalist workout clothes with extreme levels of comfort. We're big fans of their  Runningman Sweats in particular but you can't go wrong with anything they do.

Public Rec

Public Rec offers essential clothing pieces where "indoor comfort meets outdoor style." Optimized for everyday life as much as the gym, this is an excellent option if you're interested in versatility above all else.


Rounding out our favorites is Italic, a relatively new e-commerce venture that offers luxe clothing essentials at cost with a Costco-inspired membership model that's priced at just $99 annually. In addition to quality performancewear, they also offer other lifestyle essentials and clothing basics for men.