If any athletic wear company knows about the importance of paying attention to their customers’ genitals, it’s Lululemon. The company lost much of its leadership and annoyed a lot of people over a 2013 fiasco involving pants that were inexplicably translucent in the crotch area. Now the company has found success by explicitly marketing a new line of pants for men for their non-testicle-crushing properties. [More]
Tradesy is an online consignment market, where people can sell designer and luxury goods that they no longer want. The top brands that sell on the site are pretty much what you’d expect: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and Tiffany. Yet brand #3 in their top five is one that you might not expect: Lululemon, an athletic wear company. Are people really that crazy over yoga pants? [More]
Listen, ladies: Despite the fact that you’re pretty darn sure you wear one size at Lululemon, if you’re complaining that the Luon yoga pants are sheer, you’re wrong. Maybe it’s that you’re a bigger size than you thought, and that’s why they’re see-through, not because of any fault on Lululemon’s part, see? That’s what some customers are hearing after reporting their pants are still sheer when they bend over. [More]
There was a time, not long ago, when women wearing Lululemon yoga pants were worried — nay, afraid — that if they bent over at the waist, the whole world would see what my mother always told me to keep covered in public. The company had a sheer fabric problem and a big ol’ PR mess on its hands, one it’s attempting to wipe up with new, opaque fabric.
Here’s the problem with Lululemon’s now-infamous see-through yoga pants: they look and feel pretty much the same as pants that aren’t see-through. There’s really only one way to tell whether they’re truly see-through. You have to bend over and see whether anyone can see your business. Fans of the brand online report that some cashiers took this problem to its logical conclusion, and asked customers to bend over for butt inspections before they could return their pants. [More]
Lululemon has had a lot of explaining to do over its recent recall of black yoga pants that are a bit too sheer to wear in public. In a conference call today with Wall Street analysts wondering how this all happened, Lululemon’s CEO said basically that no one put the pants through the “bend over while wearing them” test.
Yesterday the fitness world was shocked, simply shocked when high-end exercise clothing company Lululemon Athletica recalled a big batch of black yoga pants for being sheer enough to be see-through. The company blamed one of its suppliers for the Luon fabric snafu, but that company is all like, “Nuh uh. We did just what you said.”
For those people who wear Lululemon Athletica clothes, or heck, even know someone who’s a fan of the company, you know that there’s a certain, shall we say, reputation the company has: It has a lot of fans among the yoga set. While form-fitting gear is one thing, the retailer admitted it just had to pull a whole lot of pants from its stores due to a “sheerness” problem.
The New York Times recently tested some “Vitasea” seaweed clothing from athletic clothing store Lululemon Athletica and could not find any evidence that there was any actual seaweed in the fabric. Lululemon disagrees.
Have you purchased sportswear at Lululemon Athletica? If you have, you’re not alone, the store is doing quite well selling “organic” sportswear made of odd materials with dubious heath benefits.