Thursday, May 31, 2012

No Words For This

*Update* Ok, I decided I have words after all and am back for a rant. I'm thinking these are made of cotton, probably vitasea or organic cotton based on how it drapes. And that really upsets me. The price of cotton has gone up which I thought was the explanation why we haven't seen any summer weight hoodies like previous years and why the scuba hoodie production stopped over the summer. No wraps, no hoodies and items that would typically been made out of soft cotton have been replaced with tencil silk jersey. But then they go and release this gross design (sorry if I offend anyone that is in absolute love with this item - surely there must be someone if they keep producing these harems) and they are likely going to be priced at $98-$130, they use copious amounts of fabric and will hit loot shortly. Which means they wasted resources and floor space selling these items and wasteful designs like these inevitably mean prices go up on items that do sell. 

Please lululemon, go back to producing fewer designs in the more iconic lululemon designs you were known for. Don't make 182,000 items in tencil silk jersey in weird lopsided hemlines with shoulders that don't fit because they are two meters apart. and weird haremy pants - make Sing Floss Travel Jackets or Scuba Lights/Lux, or Define Jackets in *different* colors, not 4 Define Jackets in one color. It used to be that Lululemon released items every few weeks (I think it was a 6 week turnover of product) so there were far fewer designs on the floor. More technical items, more classics and those designs were top quality. Now there are tons of items out each week and those items are either designed to appeal to very few or they are items that are poorly made. Why are you changing a recipe that worked for you? Why are you constantly reinventing the wheel? The brand and what it's know for is getting diluted to a mass produced Nike. I've looked in my closet at the items I've purchased in the last several months and guess what it's comprised of...Cool Racerbacks, Swiftly Tech LS's, Dance Studio Jacket and Dance Studio Crops and the new Ebb and Flow Crops (which were such a hit yet they only made one run in that fabric). I really hope lululemon turns this ship back on course soon. 
"A Muse Me Pant"  (no longer amused)

Flash Light In Stride and Define

I'm liking the In Stride more than the Define Jacket. I don't think we've seen a Flash In Stride at all before this one. This picture is from an Australian store so we wont see these items till next week probably. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flash Light Define Jacket

I believe this will be the 4th flash Define Jacket in the past few months. I think there was Solid Flash, Heathered Flash, Flash and Dune Wee Stripe and now Flash Light. I know Flash is a good seller and people really love it but it's so boring to have so, so many items in this color in different incarnations and it makes it much less special from a resale standpoint (I think..). It would have been nice to see a Menthol Define Jacket or a May Wee Are From Space Define Jacket instead of so many in this one color.



Specialized Lululemon Cycling Kit, Seaside Dot Print Speed Shorts, Pacesetter Skirt and Turbo Shorts

I forgot to mention when I was in Portland last week there were several little cycling shops in the area we were staying in and one store had a display up in their window with a Specialized Lululemon promotional poster. I wonder if the kit will be sold by other retailers. 


Speed Shorts, Seaside Dot Print
Cute with the flash detailing on it. 

Pacesetter Skirt, Seaside Dot Print
This one comes in Tall and Regular length





Turbo Shorts, Black/Seaside Dot Print with Flash Light Power Y


Another Pow Pink Sneak Peek

This product alert came from a US store this morning. The color code is 'DMEP' which I believe is Discover Manifesto Embossed Pow Pink.

Seaside Dot Speed Shorts, Seaside Dot Pacesetter Skirt, Run: Fast and Free Crops in Bruised Berry

Deep Breath Tank in Flash Light with Speed Shorts Seaside Dot Print

I'm really liking the Speed Shorts here. Too bad there is no Ray detailing on it.


Pacesetter Skirt Seaside Dot Print with Ray liner shorts





Run: Fast and Free Crops in Bruised Berry 



My Mantra Short Sleeve over CRB (Sea Side Dot/Blush Quartz)
This is a cool outfit. I would have really liked the tee with the pretty sleeve detail had it been all one lenght, preferably the longer length.

Can't tell what pants she's wearing here

Free To Be Bra in High Noon Dot Print


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pow Pink Coming!

I've heard whispers for the past few weeks that Pow Pink will be coming soon and finally a sneak peek has been spotted. Thanks to Erin for catching this picture on the website (under the black Define Jacket) the model seems to be wearing Pow Pink Wunder Unders. Pow Pink CRB's have been listed on ebay for a whopping $200 so that tells you how popular this color is. I have a bit of trepidation though with the bright pink dyes that lululemon has been putting out lately - hopefully the dye quality will be brought back to standard. 

More Photos Of The Latest: Enlightened Pullover, Diversity Tank, Polocross Crops and My Mantra Short Sleeve

Elim, the online stylist for website photoshoots offers some outfit ideas.  
My Mantra Short Sleeve

Diversity Tank with Polocross Crops
My Mantra Short Sleeve Top 



Enlightened Pullover

XLong Cool Racerback Tank - Ray Stitching

I loved the Daily Tank that came out in this colorway but the Vitasea Light is too thin for me so I'm excited that there is a luon version in this colorway. I'm pretty sure it's luon but I'll see if I can confirm the fabric. This combination of colors reminds me of 2009 static charcoal and faded zap items (I think that was the color combo of some 2009 items..), maybe thats why I'm drawn to it. 




More of The Latest: Enlightenment Pullover and Hot But Not Tank