You think sports store and Decathlon is the first thing that comes to your mind. With four outlets in the city, 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).
We went to the Decathlon in Teynampet and found affordable, good quality compression wear for men and women, which is so hard to find in India. We also loved the tees and sports bras here along with flip-flops which were 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. This automatically pushes the store up on the list of best sports stores. 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. Not just for shopping, Decathlon is also popular for offering a fun space to try out their equipment like cycles, playing basketball or catch. You can head to the Poonamallee Decathlon store to get a proper taste of that.