Lululemon founder Chip Wilson has apologized for comments he made about how some women’s bodies aren’t the right size for the company’s yoga pants. In a YouTube video posted to Lululemon’s Facebook page Friday, Wilson urged customers not to abandon the company for his remarks. “I’m sad. I’m really sad,” […]
A Lululemon store in Canada has compared its yoga pants to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, saying both of them “won’t quit.” “Our full-on luon won’t quit! just like Rob Ford. #fullon,” reads the window display of a store in Edmonton, according to a passerby who snapped a photo of the […]
"Only a few positions."
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson thinks that women complaining about quality might be the wrong size for the company’s yoga pants. “Frankly some women’s bodies just don’t actually work for it,” Wilson said on an interview with Bloomberg TV. “They don’t work for some women’s bodies…it’s really about the rubbing through […]
Lululemon Athletica caused an uproar last week when one of its Dallas stores posted a sign appearing to mock a charity that helps battered women. The yoga apparel retailer was asked to remove the sign and has since cut a $US10,000 check to the charity, the website CultureMap Dallas reported. […]
Lululemon Athletica is getting hammered in the press and on social media after Business Insider broke the story last Thursday that the company is still selling apparel with apparent quality issues. Lululemon did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on the story last week, but when the Wall […]
Lululemon Athletica is still fielding complaints about their yoga pants being too sheerseveral months after the company had to recall and replace about 17% of its inventory for the problem. One particularly unhappy customer said she purchased a pair of replacement pants in June. But when she tried them on, […]
Lululemon Athletica is fielding fresh complaints about the transparency of their yoga pants, and now customers are increasingly reporting a new problem: pilling. The $US10 billion yoga apparel company suffered a massive blow in March when it had to recall 17% of its pants for being too sheer. The mishap […]
Lululemon Athletica is in hot water after one of its Dallas stores posted a sign appearing to mock a charity that helps battered women. “We do partners yoga, not partners card,” the sign read, referring to the Family Place charity’s “Partners Card,” which costs $US70 and offers deep discounts at […]
Lululemon Athletica charges about $US30 more for a pair of basic yoga pants than Gap Inc.’s Athleta simply because it knows women will pay for the brand. Lululemon’s $US98 pair looks almost exactly like Athleta’s $US69 pants. The materials, a mixture of nylon and Lycra, are also the same. The […]
After founding a multi-billion dollar apparel brand with hoards of devoted fans, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson has taken a step back, first leaving his post as CEO in 2005 and then stepping down as chief innovation and branding officer in 2012. Though he remains the company’s chairman, he’s also moved […]
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Juicy Couture’s parent company, Fifth & Pacific, just sold the retailer to Authentic Brands for $US195 million. Fifth & Pacific has been trying to boost sales at Juicy for the past two years, reports Tess Stynes at The Wall Street Journal. Juicy Couture used to be one of the most […]
Shares of lululemon athletica are down 9% in premarket trading. The ugly move comes after the yoga-pants maker said comparable-store sales climbed by 8% in its fiscal Q2. However, management slashed its full-year sales and earnings estimates. “Lululemon same-store sales peaked 13 quarters ago,” tweeted retail expert Brian Sozzi. From […]
Men at Lululemon.
"We've built our business, brand and relationship with our guests on this formula."
"Left clumped and unfolded under a table."
A deluge of complaints.
Still haunting the yoga chain.
Less than one hour after the announcement.
Want to replace Christine Day.
The yoga brand buffs up.
"You report to no one, you are the CEO (duh)."
The brand plans to open standalone men's stores.
The SEC allows the loophole.
Guys like yoga, too.
After yesterday's surprising announcement.
"Day has ruined everything special about Lululemon."
Despite solid earnings.
Following sheer pants scandal.
No lasting damage to the brand.
Alleges they knew what was coming.
It's a bit of a stretch.
"Made for more."
No such thing as bad publicity?
Android out. Apple in.
Time for a change.
The root cause.
Controversy after recall.
The biggest competitor.
Clues on the company website.
Not an ordinary recall.
Trouble on the horizon.
A special pose.
Pants recall leaves an opening.
From "cheeky" observers.
Culprit in the "see-through yoga pants" scandal.
Complained about sheer pants for a year.
Not our fault!
The pants are the tip of the iceberg.
A big recall.
A level of sheerness in some of women’s black luon bottoms that fall short.
[credit provider=”lululemon athletica via www.flickr.com Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/7888845800/in/set-72157631308378930″] Lululemon has a problem with some of its see-through yoga pants.They’re a little too… revealing.
[credit provider=”Juicy Couture” url=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ByCXKMtC-Z0/TS8SLk-cx5I/AAAAAAAADGk/hSuWsZL2LJY/s1600/tracksuit.jpg”] Back in 2005, Juicy Couture was on top of the world. Its velour tracksuits were worn by celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to Jennifer Aniston.
[credit provider=”Lululemon on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/4561545730/in/set-72157622208946948″] Lululemon’s internal culture has a reputation for being like a cult. “It’s the first time I’ve heard of anyone almost directly using the techniques of cults and applying them to their business,” Douglas Atkin, author of The Culting of Brands, once told Fast Company.
[credit provider=”Yahoo! video” url=”http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/off-the-cuff/lululemon-ceo-advice-don-t-wait-anointed-233833491.html”] Lululemon CEO Christine Day helped to build her company into an international brand. In a recent video with Yahoo! Finance, Day talked about how she balances work and family. Day is married with three kids.
[credit provider=”fortunelivemedia/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunelivemedia/8044997486/”] Today’s advice comes from Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica, via CNBC:“There is a natural inclination I think for women to be in the support roles. I think that’s the advice that I would give to other women, is that we sometimes wait to be anointed, and we […]
[credit provider=”lululemon / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/4810489636/in/set-72157624414853269/”] Lululemon almost never discounts its merchandise. So when its $98 stretch pants go on sale, fans go crazy.
American imports of yoga products have doubled in the past five years, making it one of the fastest growing segments of the sports apparel industry. This won’t come as a surprise for anybody who’s tracked the meteoric rise of companies like LuluLemon Athletica, whose stock is up more than 30 […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/5123967968/” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/5123967968/”] Consumers aren’t likely to find a sale rack at any Lululemon.The athletic apparel chain sells 95 per cent of its merchandise at full-price, according to The Wall Street Journal.
[credit provider=”By lululemonathletica on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/6153760087/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Shares of yoga pants-maker Lululemon are down 7 per cent in after-hours trading.The company just published revised financial guidance, which is disappointing investors.
[credit provider=”Lululemon”] Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon, has a brand that’s all about exercise.She lives that brand. When she visits a Lululemon location, she has the in-store employees who run classes take her through a session of their choice, Alex Konrad at CNNMoney reported.
[credit provider=”By lululemonathletica on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/7422016352/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Lululemon just announced that sales growth is expected to slow down this quarter. It’s the first sign that the yoga-wear retailer is slowing down. Lululemon has had explosive growth in recent years, and even inspired several copycats.
[credit provider=”Flickr/http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/5123967968/” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/5123967968/”] In a decision that could be heard around the fashion world, Lululemon and Calvin Klein have settled their yoga-pants lawsuit.Lululemon sued Calvin Klein for allegedly infringing design patents for its “Astro” yoga pants’ signature waistband and design.
Apple’s retail stores are incredibly lucrative as this chart based on RetailSails data shows. Apple’s sales per square foot are more than double the next retailer on the list, Tiffany & Co.
[credit provider=”Flickr/lululemon athletica” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/6154304264/”] After Lululemon began selling out of $98 yoga pants, lots of other retailers rushed in to get a cut of the market. Gap acquired and expanded activewear brand Athleta, while Nordstrom started a Zella line by poaching designers from Lululemon.
There was definitely an awkward moment on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning during a segment with Lululemon’s CEO.
[credit provider=”By lululemonathletica on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/6153760087/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Lululemon has one of the strictest return policies of any major chain. The yoga-wear retailer doesn’t allow any returns after 14 days, even on gifts. And even if you do bring the item back in that time it has to be in mint condition with […]
[credit provider=”Lululemon on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/4257302489/”] Lululemon Athletica customers are famous for their intense loyalty to the brand. Despite competition from Gap, Calvin Klein and Nordstrom, women still shell out $98 for the retailer’s yoga pants.
Shares of yoga pants maker lululemon athletica are getting slammed this afternoon.
[credit provider=”Edson Hong / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edsonhong1/5487407507/”] Gap’s Athleta brand adopted a marketing plan similar to Lululemon’s. Then, they started stalking Lululemon by opening locations next to the Canadian yoga retailer. Now, Athleta has taken things a step further and is actually poaching Lululemon’s staff by offering a better discount. Lululemon instructors […]
[credit provider=”eBay” url=”http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lululemon-Run-Back-Track-Skirt-Paris-Pink-2-XXS-4-XS-NWT-/180780153000″] Lululemon announced its Q2 earnings today and it came well ahead of expectations, but things haven’t been totally perfect for the company lately.Oppenheimer analyst Pamela Quintiliano brought up a quality problem that popped up earlier this year.
[credit provider=”Lululemon on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/7888843962/in/photostream”] Lululemon can’t be knocked down. In the past year, the retailer has endured falling share prices, accusations that it’s a cult, an employee murder trial, and mounting competition from Gap’s Athleta brand.
[credit provider=”By lululemonathletica on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/6153760087/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Women haven’t abandoned Lululemon for cheaper copycats just yet. Lululemon just posted second-quarter results that beat Wall Street estimates and sales are up 15 per cent from this time last year.
[credit provider=”Flickr/lululemon athletica” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/6154304264/”] Lululemon Athletica just announced quarterly earnings that came well ahead of expectations.EPS excluding one-time items came in at $0.34, which was well ahead of expectations of $0.31.
[credit provider=”lululemon.com” url=”http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/top-rated-women/Astro-Pant-33174?cc=4518&sli=1″] Lululemon is accustomed to copycats. The popular activewear sensation has seen imitators from Gap’s Athleta and Nordstrom’s Zella brands.But they never took legal action — until now.
[credit provider=”By lululemonathletica on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/7422016352/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Lululemon has grown into a yoga juggernaut, but there are others that want in on the action.Its biggest threat is emerging in the form of Gap’s Athleta brand, reports Sapna Maheshwari at Bloomberg.
I’ve always been curious about Lululemon’s free yoga events. Considering they’ve convinced women to shell out $98 for yoga pants, they’ve clearly found a way to strike a chord.
[credit provider=”Lululemon, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/”] The Dow is up nearly 100 points and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are both up above 0.32 per cent.A big Best Buy announcement this morning caused its stock to sell-off, but in general equities are doing quite well today, specifically the energy sector.
One of the hottest momentum retailers in the world is yoga gear maker Lululemon.
[credit provider=”theproudparents.com” url=”http://theproudparents.com/lululemon-fail-inappropriate-advertising”] Lululemon, the seller of $98 yoga pants and spreader of Ayn Rand principles has finally managed to creep out its even its own loyal customers.The company manifesto, posted on Lululemon’s website, says:
[credit provider=”Wikimedia, CC.” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Lululemon_Yellow_Yoga.jpg”] Financially, Lululemon Athletica has gone from strength to strength in the last year. It reported 2011 revenues of $1 billion, up from $712 million the year before, for its trendy $98 yoga pants.But that success came at a price. In January, founder Chip Wilson stepped aside […]
[credit provider=”Lululemon, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/”] Lululemon seems to have held a great analyst day. Yesterday Bank of America Merrill Lynch salivated over Lululemon’s plan to expand into traditional apparel, swim and surf clothes. Today Jefferies equity analyst Taposh Bari jumps on the train:
[credit provider=”lululemon athletica” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/3879064058/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] One of the hottest stocks on the market belongs to Lululemon. The company has no debt, solid cash flow, EPS set to top $1.00 this year.But what about Lululemon as hot clothing line?
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[credit provider=”Lululemon, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/”] The big call of the day…UBS analyst Roxanne Meyer is bullish on yoga-gear maker Lululemon.
[credit provider=”Lululemon, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/”] Investors expected little from Lululemon when it began selling shares at $2 a pop in 2007.The maker of Wunder Under pants and other yoga women’s wear hardly seemed like a player in the competitive world of retail sportswear.
[credit provider=”Lululemon, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/”] Yoga pants maker Lululemon reported Q4 EPS of $0.51, up from $0.38 a year ago.Analysts were looking for $0.49.
[credit provider=”Meredith Galante/Business Insider”] Two specialty retailers announced guidance changes this morning following the tally of holiday sales.Lululemon Athletica revised its fourth quarter earnings higher, to a range of $0.47 to $0.49 a share. That compares to $0.40 set earlier in the year. Comparable-store sales are forecast to grow in […]
[credit provider=”Lululemon, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/”] This morning, Goldman Sachs has put both Lululemon and Chipotle on its “Conviction Buy List.”Both of these stocks have, at times, been pretty big, fast-growing momentum darlings.
[credit provider=”Lululemon, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/”] Shares of yoga apparel retailer Lululemon are down more than 10% in premarket trading.Q3 sales increased 31% to $230.2 million. Comparable stores sales jumped 16%.
[credit provider=”CNBC”] Up until recently, Lizabeth Dunn was a respected retail analyst at FBR, having previously done stints at Prudential and Thomas Wiesel. Now she’s gone, as of last week, and people are wondering why.
Few companies have a true monopoly in any market. More common are “virtual monopolies” or “near-monopolies” that exist due to geography or brand recognition. When consumers hear the term monopoly, the first thing that comes to mind is often price-fixing and other illegal business practices. We are not accusing the […]
Tim Geithner bought shares in cult yoga retailer Lululemon a few years ago as a hedge against all the yoga-wear his daughter bought from the company, his press aid told Bloomberg Businessweek.
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