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Web Exclusive: Yoga pants trend turning into $30 billion dollar business

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(CBS) - It might be time to toss the old sweat pants. Workout clothes for women are now a $30 plus billion dollar a year business. That's up 7 percent over last year.
 
Yoga pants, and sports bras have replaced sweats and spandex as part of a growing "active lifestyle" category. Top designers like Calvin Klein, are releasing their own lines of work-out wear to compete with popular chains like Lululemon and Athleta.  
 
Business appears to be booming at high-end jeweler Tiffany and Co. Its third quarter net income climbed 50% thanks to strong demand from customers in the Asia pacific region. Profits and sales blew past wall street's estimates and tiffany offered a bright profit outlook for the full year.
 
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