I don't think there were that many truly awful things released from Lululemon this year. I think I had a lot more problems with weird clothes in 2009. I seem to remember an awful lot of "Bwahahaha" type posts for that year. Anyway, these are my top picks for the What Were They Thinking award:
New Run: Ambition Tight made of brushed luxtreme. I don't have a price but based on the inflated price of the Lift Your Spirits Jacket these might be more than the normal $98-108. A reader reports these are $98.
Don't lose your ambition in cold weather while wearing this cozy mid-rise winter run tight!
Made of 4-way stretch Brushed power luxtreme™ for 'no bounce' muscle support, quick drying wicking capabilities & brushed back for added warmth!
Drawstring & elastic for comfortable support
Hidden front waist pockets for quick-access to Gels
So, what is up with Lululemon's pricing? $148 for this jacket? Really? It looks nice enough but I'm not seeing why it's nearly $50 more than a Define Jacket. Oh yeah, and what's up with not having all the jackets go to a 12? The Yogi Dance jacket only goes to a 10 and I read this one does, too. Boo! The Lift Your Spirits was not at my local store so I couldn't try it on. I'll consider it when it gets to the markdown rack.
There were a few more things on sale at my local store today - all the Hot Racer bras were on markdown to $34. They also had a Candlelight tank with the muli state of mind print on markdown in a size 12 for $39. I passed on it.
I spotted a few more people at my gym wearing Lululemon today. My gym is a very run of the mill LA Fitness. I think Lululemon is about to really take off in the US. I have to say I am conflicted about it's popularity. I always felt kind of special and in-the-know being one of the few people wearing Lululemon. Now I am spotting it every time I leave the house and not only in upscale areas. I hope it doesn't turn into Ed Hardy. It used to be wearing Ed Hardy was hip and now it's a joke. Are you guys at all conflicted about it's popularity?