If there's one item of clothing that really starts some debate in the running world, it's the running skirt.
You gotta love or hate it!
Or be kind of indifferent about it in my case. If you want to wear clothing that looks inefficient but is super cute, I ain't gonna stop-ya!
However something else in the running clothes world tears me up inside.
Good old Lululemon.
When I think of Lululemon, my first thoughts are of annoyance at myself for not buying their stock when I first heard of them. I woulda had a ga-zillion dollars!
My second thoughts are much more...conflicted...
Point 1- Dislike
Lululemon started as a yoga store and moved into running. Probably when they realized that there are even more image conscious women with disposable income who run than do yoga.
Good thing, Lulu because one could easily spend all money on two items in your store.
One phrase printed on the bag of my latest purchase said "Stress is related to 99% of all illness".
This one really irritated me. Go tell someone's sick grandma that and I bet you'd feel like a jerk.
Indeed if there is one segment of the population that is not stressed, they are the upperclass, primarily Caucasian (I have never seen a lulu ad featuring a non-European decent looking woman, which is another issue) yoga-ers who shop there.
Their marketing just really gets me...in a bad way.
Point 2 - LOVE
Now after you listened to the angry FasterBunny, let me say, I have two items from Lululemon: A Yoga Pant (Groove) and a Running Shirt (run for your life) I just bought. They are both AMAZING.
There are no items I could rather wear than these. In my opinion, Lululemon makes amazing products.
I did a workout on the treadmill that totally kicked my butt yesterday (repeat miles at 6:11...I almost died) and went on a freaking awesome group bike ride today. In between, I hand washed my new lulu top so I could wear it both days. Functional and cute for sure!
I even got invited on a women's group bike ride mid week. Maybe they were impressed with my outfit?
So here I am...still completely torn about this store. For me, as annoying as I find some aspects of how they market themselves, Lulu's product wins. It's expensive, but ultimately probably worth the investment. As long as they keep making great stuff, I will have to make a trip there again. I'll just decline the ridiculous bag that comes with purchases with inspirational phrases on it.
How do you feel about Lululemon? Discuss =).