(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Lululemon or LuluDemon?

A blog buddy forwarded me this article on Lululemon in the Huffington Post (it's from a couple of months ago): here.

Short excerpt from the article:

"It took only a year for Lululemon to step into an even larger controversy. In 2006, the firm rolled out a line of "Vita-Sea" apparel bags that it claimed were made with seaweed fiber, and had health and medicinal effects for consumers, including stress reduction, through the release of amino acids and vitamins into the skin's natural moisture. But skeptics, including the New York Times, decided to sponsor lab tests, which revealed that Lululemon wasn't just misleading consumers: it was lying. There was no seaweed of any kind in the bags the newspaper tested. There was no difference, in fact, between the Lululemon bags and other bags made of cotton - except that Lululemon's, of course, were a lot more expensive."

I don't own a single piece of Lululemon clothing - it's pretty hard to get your hands on Lululemon in the Netherlands, so I'm unbiased on this subject. Really curious to hear what your thoughts are on this subject. Please do share!


B. Jarosz said...

I read that article and was appalled. (Fortunately I'm too cheap to buy any of their clothing to begin with...) ;)

ltlindian said...

I did not see the article but would not spend $90 on a skirt anyway. That skirt would have to guarantee a BQ or a <21:00 5K..... :)

giraffy said...

I've seen articles like that before. I side eye Lulu anyway, because their CRAZY fanatical following freaks me out. But, I gotta say, I went into a lulu store Monday for the first time ever, and fell a little bit in love with one of those $80 skirts.... I would never pay for it (I don't think...), but charcoal grey and baby pink and ruffles? Adorable.

(But, also, it weighed a million pounds. It was seriously heavy, I can't imagine running in that).

Elizabeth said...

i will admit,i love the fit and feel of Lulu stuff. it is expensive. but it has held up MUCH better than my nike clothes and doesn’t seem to hold stain or odor after washing (my nike stuff did). had some things for almost 2 years now and they still look brand new.

T said...

Ugh. Yuck.

BikramYoginiRunner said...

Seems to me that they like to be in the spotlight. Check this other controversy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/18/lululemons-ayn-rand-atlas-tea-party-yoga_n_1102048.html.

I must admit they have nice clothes, especially for yoga. Check out their latest video. It's pretty funny: