There are lots of reasons why we should continue to buy things like yoga mats from shops rather than ordering everything online:
- For some purchases its nice to touch them and get a feel for what they are like in real life
- On other occasions you need something there and then and can’t wait for a delivery
- You may want to buy quite a few, i.e. a number of yoga mats for friends of family, often when buying on line this would generate significant delivery charges. Particularly if the item is quite large
The following are a list of shops in and around the Whitstable area that stock yoga mats either permanently or on occasion.
1. The RSPCA Whitstable
Where: 67 Oxford St, Whitstable CT5 1DA
When: Being a charity shop they don’t stock yoga mats as standard. But being London-by-sea they do come in. You can call ahead of time if you don’t want to waste a journey (01227 264609).
2. Mountain Warehouse Whitstable
Where: 51 High St, Whitstable CT5 1AP
When: Anytime really
Cost: From £4.99, you may need to order into store (call to 01227 266020 to check)
3. Aldi Whitstable
Where: Estuary View Retail Park, Whitstable, CT5 3SD
When: Aldi stocks non-food items on a seasonal rather than permanent basis, but they have stocked yoga mats in the past. you can check by visiting the special buys page on their website.
4. DW Sports Canterbury
Where: Maybrook Retail Park,, Kent, CT1 1 ZG
When: If you can make the journey into Canterbury this store is the nicest one, that will most likely have a mat for you to pick up there and then. Though you are unlikely to have many choices of colour etc. Call ahead on 01227 478 980.
5. Sports Direct Canterbury
Where:Stour Retail Park, Canterbury CT1 1AD
When: Anyday, we have not checked this store for a while, but the company sells quite a few mats online. Call ahead on 0344 332 5230
6. Go Outdoors Canterbury
Where: Wincheap Industrial Estate, Maynard Rd, Canterbury CT1 3RH
When: Anyday, they don’t specifically sell yoga mats though, they sell foam sleeping mats. These are effectively the same as cheap yoga mat, so its a good option if you are desperate
7. Decathlon Lakeside
Where: Tunnel Estate Retail Park, Weston Avenue, London RM20 3LP
When: Anyday, Decathlon sell a range of Yoga Mats and usually have quite a few in stock, they also have plenty of outfits, yoga socks etc to choose from.