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Lululemon Customers Have A New Complaint: Pilling

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 Customers Have A New Complaint: Pilling
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Why Lululemon’s Yoga Pants Cost $US30 More Than Athleta’s

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 […]
Why Lululemon’s Yoga Pants Cost $US30 More Than Athleta’s
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Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Shares The Best Advice He Ever Got

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 […]
Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Shares The Best Advice He Ever Got
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Why Juicy Couture Lost Its Celebrity Brand Status

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 […]
Why Juicy Couture Lost Its Celebrity Brand Status
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Lululemon Shares Are Getting Punished

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 […]
Lululemon Shares Are Getting Punished
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There’s A Problem With Lululemon’s See-Through Yoga Pants

[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.
There’s A Problem With Lululemon’s See-Through Yoga Pants
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How Lululemon Is Killing Juicy Couture

[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.
How Lululemon Is Killing Juicy Couture
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You Really Do Have To ‘Drink The Kool-Aid’ To Succeed At Lululemon

[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. 
You Really Do Have To ‘Drink The Kool-Aid’ To Succeed At Lululemon
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Lululemon CEO Christine Day Reveals Her Secret For Balancing Work And Family

[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. 
Lululemon CEO Christine Day Reveals Her Secret For Balancing Work And Family
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Don’t Settle For A Supporting Role, Take The Lead

[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 […]
INSTANT MBA: Don’t Settle For A Supporting Role, Take The Lead
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America’s Yoga Imports Are Soaring

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 […]
America’s Yoga Imports Are Soaring
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Why Lululemon’s Stuff Almost Never Goes On Sale

[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.  
Why Lululemon’s Stuff Almost Never Goes On Sale
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Lululemon Shares Are Tumbling

[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.
Lululemon Shares Are Tumbling
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An Ominous Sign That Lululemon’s Glory Days Are Over

[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. 
An Ominous Sign That Lululemon’s Glory Days Are Over
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Fashion’s Biggest Lawsuit Has Finally Ended In A Secret Settlement

[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.
Fashion’s Biggest Lawsuit Has Finally Ended In A Secret Settlement
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The ‘Yoga-Wars’ Are Heating Up Because Women Can’t Get Enough

[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. 
The ‘Yoga-Wars’ Are Heating Up Because Women Can’t Get Enough
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Lululemon’s Strict Return Policy Has Created A Huge Black Market

[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 […]
Lululemon’s Strict Return Policy Has Created A Huge Black Market
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This Woman Spent $15,000 On Lululemon And She Doesn’t Even Do Yoga

[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.
This Woman Spent $15,000 On Lululemon And She Doesn’t Even Do Yoga
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OH IT’S ON: Gap Is Trying To Steal Lululemon’s Yoga Instructors

[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 […]
OH IT’S ON: Gap Is Trying To Steal Lululemon’s Yoga Instructors
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Lululemon CEO Explains One Way The Brand Pushed Things Too Far

[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.
Lululemon CEO Explains One Way The Brand Pushed Things Too Far
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How Lululemon Keeps Women Coming Back For More

[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. 
How Lululemon Keeps Women Coming Back For More
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Lululemon Just Proved It Isn’t Fazed By All The Competition

[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. 
Lululemon Just Proved It Isn’t Fazed By All The Competition
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Yoga Pants Maker Lululemon Beats Earnings And Boosts Guidance

[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.
Yoga Pants Maker Lululemon Beats Earnings And Boosts Guidance
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Gap Is Slowly Becoming Lululemon’s Biggest Threat

[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.
Gap Is Slowly Becoming Lululemon’s Biggest Threat
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Here Are The Six Stocks Making Big Moves Today

[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.
Here Are The Six Stocks Making Big Moves Today
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Lululemon’s New ‘Children/Orgasm’ Ad Is Creeping Everyone Out

[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:
Lululemon’s New ‘Children/Orgasm’ Ad Is Creeping Everyone Out
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12 Utterly Bizarre Facts About The Rise Of Lululemon, The Cult-Like Yoga Brand

[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 […]
12 Utterly Bizarre Facts About The Rise Of Lululemon, The Cult-Like Yoga Brand
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Another Bank Was Blown Away By Lululemon’s New Strategy

[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:
Another Bank Was Blown Away By Lululemon’s New Strategy
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How Lululemon Brainwashes Women Into Spending $98 On Sweatpants

[credit provider=”VillageHealthClubs on Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6354265419/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] It didn’t take long for Lululemon Athletica to grow into a $10 billion yoga apparel empire. Its business concept —convincing consumers to buy $98 dollar yoga pants — has inspired a number of competitors, including Gap Inc.’s Athleta, which is now opening a slew of […]
How Lululemon Brainwashes Women Into Spending $98 On Sweatpants
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How Lululemon Became A $10 Billion Yoga Empire

[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.
How Lululemon Became A $10 Billion Yoga Empire
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Goldman Goes Bullish On Two Fast-Growing, Momentum Darlings

[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.
Goldman Goes Bullish On Two Fast-Growing, Momentum Darlings
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Lululemon Shares Are Plummeting On Less-Than-Stellar Outlook

[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%.
Lululemon Shares Are Plummeting On Less-Than-Stellar Outlook
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The Next 7 American Monopolies

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 […]
The Next 7 American Monopolies
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