Disclaimer: The availability of goods is based on stocks while they last. Please follow all social distancing rules, wear masks and carry sanitisers while you are at the outlets. Also, opt for contactless deliveries and cashless payment.
You think sports store and Decathlon is the first thing that comes to your mind. With four outlets in the city (but only the OMR and Nolambur stores are currently operational), this French sporting superstore is one place you can blindly head to for all your sports and adventure activity gears. Its unmatched variety, humungous size and fairly reasonable pricing are what keep drawing people to it, leaving them spoilt for choice (not that we're complaining).
All the stores have affordable, good quality compression wear for men and women, which is so hard to find in India. We also love the tees and sports bras here along with flip-flops which are priced at INR 199. The large-format of the store comes with the added bonus of reduced prices on its goods as most of its stock is bought in bulk, making it one of the best sports stores in the. On a good day, especially when there’s a sale going on, you can even find a good pair of sneakers for below INR 1,000 or a lovely swimsuit for as low as INR 450. Their stock also comprises quality brands like Quechua, Asics, and more, so you don't have to worry about knockoffs either. Take that, overpriced labels!
From scuba diving and tennis to horse riding and golf gear, you can find accessories for everything under one roof here. The staff is another thing we really love about Decathlon. With most of them being athletes themselves, they can tell you the in and out of every product that's on offer.
Covid-19 Update: The Nolambur store is open from 11 am to 6 pm and the OMR one from 11 am to 5 pm. Decathlon has also introduced reserve and collect (where you place your orders online and pick up your order from the nearest store within nearly two hours) and drive-through pick up facilities at their stores. If you wish to shop personally from the store, you can do that too, keeping social distancing in mind.