Best Sporting Goods Stores In Los Angeles

June 8, 2015 5:00 AM

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It is easy to find the cookie-cutter sports shop in a large city such as Los Angeles, but finding apparel and gear for your niche sport may be more challenging. As the City of Angels is home to many sports and fitness enthusiasts, it equally houses the best sporting goods stores in Southern California, where you can not only find exactly what you need with the sales expert to guide you, but you also might discover a new sport to pick up.
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Soccer Shop USA
7068 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 376-1500
www.soccershopusa.com

The World Cup may have ended for the moment, but soccer season in Los Angeles is just getting underway for the fall. Soccer Shop USA is the place to get your soccer player excited for the upcoming club season. Since 1990, this Valley store has been a retail leader providing the most sought-after soccer apparel and equipment for both player and referee. An authorized dealer for all major name brands, you will find favorites including Nike, Adidas, Puma, Lotto, Diadora, Kelme, Kappa, Reebok, Umbro, Sondico, Atletica, Mueller, Uhlsport and Mikasa in-store. In addition, if your soccer enthusiast is a fan of one league or another, he or she will find official clothing items from hot teams. Check out the English Premier League Liverpool Home Shorts or Arsenal Training Shorts, or opt for something closer to the home with a pair of Chivas USA Home Shorts.

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(credit: Jenny C./Yelp)


Sport Chalet
11801 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 235-2847
www.sportchalet.com

As one of the chain sporting good stores that has been around for a long time, Sport Chalet is a great store to find gear for all types of sports including golf, swimming, tennis, skating, running, snowboarding, skiing, climbing, surfing, boxing and more. In addition, like other sporting good stores, it carries men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories for any type of sport.

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(credit: Isaac T./Yelp)


Big 5 Sporting Goods
6601 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 651-290
www.big5sportinggoods.com

As the grand daddy of all sporting good stores, Big 5 Sporting Goods is always a good bet for whatever you’re looking for. With locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, this top retailer offers brand name sporting goods and accessories for all top sports as well as other less known ones. Shop goods for baseball, football, soccer, basketball, hockey, fishing & hunting, hiking, biking, as well as for fitness. In addition, In addition to baseballs, baseball bats, gloves, skateboards, rollerblades and bikes, the store also offers footwear and apparel that fits each sport. So, whether you’re looking for shorts to work out in or running shoes, Big 5 has you covered.

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The North Face
423 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 246-4120
www.thenorthface.com

This global brand has locations throughout the world including many in L.A. As a store which focuses mainly on the outdoor experience, you can find many sporting goods here including backpacks, climbing gear, tents, sleeping bags, as well as shoes and apparel. Mostly known for their weather-proof jackets, The North Face also offers other durable wears for both men and women.

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Sportie LA
7753 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-1553
www.sportiela.com

Since 1985, Sportie LA has given Melrose Avenue its athletic edge by driving sports fans and players to the store. Self-proclaimed as the “ultimate spot for athletic footwear,” Sportie LA offers customers a wide variety of sneakers styles and hot trends of the moment. In addition, the retailer is known for being your premier source for one-of-a-kind or hard-to-find sneaks – just call and ask one of its expert salespeople to help you. Hot on the trend scale are the Pro Keds Royal Plush Hi-Top, the classic 80s basketball sneak, Pony Downtown and the Puma Basket Super.

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(credit: Jay G./Yelp)


REI
402 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 458-4370
www.rei.com

Selling everything from camping and hiking gear to cycling, fitness, snowsports and more, REI is the ultimate outdoor sporting goods store. You’ll find a wide range of excellent and sturdy goods including backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, GPS devices, running clothing, mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, as well as anything and everything for snowboarding and skiing. The store, with locations throughout Southern California, literally has it all.

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(credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)


Sports LTD
22642 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 225-7669
www.sportsltdshop.com

Servicing the Los Angeles area for almost 50 years, Sports LTD covers all athletics and will outfit you in whatever game you are headed to. Specializing in both warm weather and cold weather sports, Sports LTD offers customers an extensive range of skis, snowboards, paddleboards and wakeboards featuring the most advanced sports technology to help create the athletic experience you desire. Step into the shop for ski and snowboard boot fittings and helmets to get ready for the next snow season or find the best SUPs for paddle boarding. In addition, the Sports LTD team can repair any of your equipment, put up car racks or equip you with the latest in helmet camera technology.

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Adventure 16
11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 473-4574
www.adventure16.com

As one of the first outdoor and travel equipment stores to offer a “Lifetime Guarantee” on any product it sells, Adventure 16 prides itself on offering its customers the highest quality in sporting apparel, gear and accessories. In addition, you will find an extensive selection of books and maps for all of your adventurous needs. The Adventure 16 team is well acquainted with the outdoors and all of the sport activities it has to offer. Find out the best places for dog-friendly trails and then buy the proper equipment to ensure a fun day of hiking with your new pup. Adventure 16 carries everything your furry friend will need on the trail such as packable water/food bowls, dog packs, trail booties and other accessories.

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Revgear Sports
15073 Keswick St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 781-7277
www.revgear.com

As kickboxing and martial arts continue to be a trend in workout routines in Los Angeles, it is no wonder Revgear is a one-stop retailer for boxing gloves, rash guards, shin guards and headgear. As a manufacturer and distributor of its own brand, Revgear specializes in professional and weekend warrior gear for mixed martial arts, karate, taekwondo, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, krav maga and muay thai. Revgear also carries fight shorts, hoodies, hats, shirts and gloves for men, women and children. In addition, the martial arts sports shop sells a variety of training videos, fighter interviews and other martial arts-related videos.

Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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