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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (587,422)
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12/11/13 11:53 P

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Very ignorant person!!!!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
12/11/13 11:08 P

oh well

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/11/13 5:36 P

Interesting...I weigh almost 70 pounds more and wear the same size. Mandie, you must be very petite!

Thigh gap has to do with how you are built, not so much with weight. I have incredibly muscular legs and all of my extra fat is in my belly instead of hips/thighs/butt.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,535
12/11/13 3:07 P

At size 10/12 and 139 lbs. I dont have a thigh gap. Doubt I ever will. Even if I did, I would stick with my target yoga pants. I won't spend a lot of money on something like this. This whole thing has turned me off.

I have seen the La Perla underwear. They even made a lower price line, but the panties are still $60 and up

TINIERTINA Posts: 5,096
12/11/13 12:23 P

I think one of the reasons the salespeople are called "educators" has a lot to do with the team-building motivational people Lulu sends them to: the Landmark Education Forum (that "cult" formerly known as est - established by Werner Ehrhard ...).

Need I say more?

Their store in Bethesda, MD is famous for the murder of one "team member" 's manager by a "team member" and now known for insulting signage in the window ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 12/11/2013 (12:24)
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12/11/13 10:32 A

Look at what women pay for La Perla bras. $200+ for a BRA ! They charge $100+ for a pair of panties. WHO pays that kind of money for a bra and panties ? That's $300 bucks and yet, the company doesn't seem to be hurting financially.

I would never pay that kind of money for a bra or panties. But, there are lots of women who do. Which is why Lululemon is so popular. Of course, some people believe that by paying more money, they get a better quality product. As we all know, that's not always true.

Anyway, if you're interested is seeing what La Perla charges, check out their website.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
12/11/13 10:13 A

I am not their target customer. I buy whatever off brand or sale pair that are $10 or less. They work fine for me. Even if I was rich I don't think I'd pay more.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,299
12/11/13 6:27 A

Well. It wasn't the first time he'd put his foot in his mouth. After all the problems Lululemon had this year, with sheer pants etc.... his comments were just icing on the cake. There are plenty of reviews on their site about pilling of fabrics, colors running, sweat causing weird things to go on with the fabric/color, etc.

I've never shopped there. First of all because I live out in the country and there isn't a Lululemon store anywhere near here. And second, the day I spend 100 bucks on a pair of yoga pants.... well I'd need to be out of my mind and I'm not there, yet.

I happen to be a size that would fit into their clothes, but I have a problem with the attitude of a company that calls a 12, an XL. And their salespeople (known as "clerks" in other stores) are educators. Seems just a bit too snooty for me. True, they have the right to market their stuff to whatever narrow demographic they want. Also true-- I have the right to take my hard earned bucks somewhere else, to spend.

KAYAHSLOANE1 Posts: 10,526
12/11/13 4:39 A

Another business that will never receive my money are these guys. Offensive and out of touch are the words that come to mind, along with overpriced! I can easily fit their gear but I choose not to spend a ton of money on any clothing period!

A&F, Papa John and Chick-Fil-A are the other businesses that come to mind that will never receive my money~

AIDEN487 SparkPoints: (14,647)
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12/10/13 7:56 P

CEO had foot in mouth

TINIERTINA Posts: 5,096
12/10/13 7:40 P

I've got thigh gap ... but seriously I am not their demographic.

Cannot wear a thong panty, tee-hee. 59, diabetic, semi-decrepit, balance-compromised.

They and Chip Wilson could take a hike ... I think Lululemon (and their associated yoginis (Sanskrit for female yoga practitioners) - for sure, he DOES design for 2XX males) was his wet dream ...

which he had been forced out of ...

Left with his spilled gold ... and a nice golden parachute ... funny about one's subconscious ... he realized he was already done with that chapter and time to put the final spike in it ...

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/10/13 4:55 P

I am unreasonably annoyed that their largest size is a 12. Now, I AM a size 12 and do have thigh gap, so I could probably wear their pants...but I feel like they are sending a not-so-subtle message that a 12 is ENORMOUS by not offering a 14 and a 16 like just about every other manufacturer.

This is not a line that you find in other stores--you have to go to a Lululemon boutique. Most larger cities have them. They are a Canadian company.

Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 12/11/2013 (11:51)
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
12/10/13 4:54 P

The guy probably does need to get out of marketing lol.

ANDILH Posts: 1,543
12/10/13 4:52 P

Interestingly most people I see shopping at Lululemon are 10-20 year old girls/women. I'm not quite sure how they get enough money to buy clothes as expensive as these, but whatever.
I don't shop there, and probably never would. Frankly I have better things to spend money on than a pair of $100 pants that won't last any longer than the $20 pants I got elsewhere. I wish I could get them at TJs or Marshalls, but sadly they are about 4 inches too short for me.
They are free to market to whomever they wish, just as A&F is, but they shouldn't be surprised when the small segment that they're selling to isn't enough to keep their business going. The Hollister and A&F in my local mall have both disappeared with no warning. Not that I ever shopped there. But now I can walk down that aisle without having an asthma attack due to the horrific odor emanating from their stores.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,535
12/10/13 4:18 P

Even if I was at my goal weight, I bet my thighs would rub together. They love each other I cannot keep them apart.

Marketing yoga pants for the 5% of women that have a thigh gap, just sounds crazy to me.

I also dislike A and F. I knew a girl that went in the store. She was all of 115 pounds if that. In the particular item she liked she was an XXL.

These people are just out of touch with average women. Since they seem to have no problem making clothes for beefy guys

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (45,448)
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12/10/13 2:36 P

seriously, thighs rubbing together is NORMAL for a HUGE NUMBER of people. Making pants for the small percentage of people who have the genetic structure and the thinness to have no rubbage is just stupid.

But WHATEVER. My workout clothes come from the walmart so who am I to speak out about such things. LOL

ETA-- I meant to say, it is normal for a huge number of healthy people. Not just those who are overweight or out of shape.

Edited by: ERINTFG at: 12/10/2013 (14:46)
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12/10/13 2:31 P

It sounds like Lululemon suffers from the same problems as Abercrombie and Fitch. They just don't seem to know their market anymore. If Lululemon is marketing towards women who take yoga, then their CEO has to understand that the women who take yoga come in many different shapes and sizes.

A&F is another clothing line I consider overpriced. I refuse to pay that kind of money. I shop at TJ Maxx/Marshalls too !

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (251,822)
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12/10/13 2:18 P

in all honesty, he's absolutely right. But he's bad for PR and he needs to either stop talking or get somebody else to tell him what to say.

I've never bought that brand. I don't recall ever being in a store that carried it. Sounds way too pricey for my taste. I'm perfectly happy with my TJ Maxx & Marshall's clearance rack workout gear!

TINIERTINA Posts: 5,096
12/10/13 2:13 P

The latest straw that breaks the "camel's back" ... these are yoga and workout pants, by the way ...he stated that some women's body shapes (fat OR thin --- it's in the thigh-rub) don't "work for his pants"

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