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R & R Surplus

The FITIGUES designers' latest athletic-inspired project.

R&R Surplus

Before lululemon athletica, before Juicy Couture (you thought you were so cool in that velour tracksuit), there was FITIGUES—fitness inspired casual apparel. The popular brand was sold to Chico’s in 2006, and its stores closed soon after, including the one at Galleria. Now that their non-compete has expired, FITIGUES founders Steve and Andi Rosenstein are picking up where they left off, under the new label R&R Surplus, which already has been embraced by Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and upscale Twin Cities boutiques looking to fill the gap between workout clothes and dress. Designer Andi Rosenstein describes R&R as athletic inspired, but not athletic wear. The line includes leggings, slouchy tanks, and waffle-weave thermals that any FITIGUES fan will instantly recognize on the racks—only this time around, the shirts are made of a higher-end, garment-dyed cotton/spandex and priced around $100. Available at Arafina, Galleria, 952-925-1565, arafina.com; Maha!, 631 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-873-7001, mahaactivewear.com; and select Life Time Fitness locations

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