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Why does lulu waste time making a piece like the runsie! So fug and they sat on markdown at my store for months. The only time I've seen it look cute was a girl dressed up as Mario for halloween.
Why do they keep making items that only a handful of (young) people will buy? That Runsie is ridiculous! What happened to the "have to have items" and creating a sense of scarcity? Now it's pretty much, "I just need to wait a couple weeks and it will show up on we made too much." Too bad. I really liked this brand, but I'm tired of being disappointed week after week lately.
I think the Runsie is cute! I would rock it as a cover-up...kinda perfect for so cal summers. And I'm no teenybopper ;)
stop effing making ONSIES!!!! why not make beautiful and interesting color STUFF YOUR BRA TANKS?? boring as heck. Like Currant, Paris Pink Light, Bruised Berry, Clear Mint, Tropical Blue, Fatique Camo to name a few
I actually like the runsie. Rompers are big right now. And it's smart to target young people. As a marketer, I know the sweet spot for modern retailers is young professionals. They tend to have more autonomy and less restrictions on spending (no familial obligations, ect). I believe Lulu's problem is having too large a target market. Not everyone is going to like everything. Some people like &go, some people don't. Some people want climbing gear, some people want only yoga gear and hate anything else. It's very hard to please everyone but, that said, I like Lulu is doing pretty decent job. I personally would like more colors in some of my favorite basics. I read on heylululemon that a lot of people like the 'edgier' stuff and want more of it. It just depends on that person.
This is why I hope Mr. Wilson can take control again. I feel like lulu is more and more being targeted to the younger generation as casual wear instead of them focusing on the brand being athletic apparel. I love wearing my lulu as casual wear yes, but that shouldn't be their target market. It makes me want to buy it less when I see people just buying it so they can sport around the lulu name.
What in the name of Chip Wilson is going on?Unless that runsie has a crotch flap that can be released to relieve oneself, it is pointless. Who wants to be on a run, have to go to a public bathroom and practically disrobe to take a pee (or another thing!) It is not a very functional piece.lneller
I always enjoy seeing rumpled, crumpled, creased and wrinkled materials on the models (this time the new nameless skirt and the runsie). This way I know exactly what not to buy. Who enjoys ironing workout wear?
I bet a lot of people will go for the runsie, but not for running.I also notice that lululemon puts out more new stuff per week than any other brand of it's type, they are constantly innovating, that could be the reason they can't just please everyone.M
Hi All,I just went to my local store to try on the Refresher Racer Dress. I was on the fence about it, but got sucked in by all of these cute girls wearing it. Let me tell you, it is so CUTE and so well made!!!!Yes, there are cheaper versions of the same dress, but this one is very flattering and tucks you in where you need it. For reference, I am 5'11", 150lbs. I am a solid Lulu 8 in tops and bottoms. I ended up sizing up to a 10 in this dress because I felt it was roomier across my chest. My chest and lats are the widest part of my body. My stomach is my most self conscious area as it is the area I gain weight the quickest. That being said, this dress is really flattering and I didn't feel self concision at all. I can see myself grabbing this when the weather really heats up here in So. Cal and pairing it with either sneakers, sandals, or heels. This will also make a great travel dress. Great buy, highly recommend.
Runsie? How are you supposed to use the bathroom in that thing? Wow....
I somehow think that Runsie thing makes people look shorter. Since I'm not tall and too old for that cute thing, easy pass. I say head to WMTM ASAP, so many teens can get one for summer. :P
@Melissa - I don't mind the edgier (though I think the last round of &Go was more Miss than Hit) or younger stuff (I totally associate Matronly with Athleta and Lole) but they seem to be ignoring a core group that wants items for the gym/yoga and run. I think the amount of run stuff this summer seems really scarce. Lululemon has a huge presence at races, they should really capitalize on that. The functionality, comfort, and pockets in their run bottoms is just fantastic. The Runner Up tank is a great tank, it should have been made in a few more colors, especially strong colors and not the light pastels. Where are the UPF tops for summer? I thought their UPF stuff was getting better and better every year and they pretty much only put out specialized pieces this year - for water sports and the odd &Go top in UPF material. So, I think they're trying to be too trendy but forget that the great majority of their customers, particularly in the US, WANT to sweat in their lulu clothes and want function first, fashion second.
According to Tara Posely, the new chief product officer, average production time is nine months from design to shelves. Think about where the company was nine months ago. That's what you're seeing today.
@LLA- I second that. I feel like the LLL designers have moved away from what used to be their core: athletes (and weekend warriors)! I get that they also want a chunk of the casual wear market, but the problem is that in doing so, they lose a bit of their identity and focus. And to your point, where is all the great summer run gear? I also agree that they have started to put trend before function...and that's only been the case in what, the last 18-24 months? Before they were "fashionable" the clothes were just plain girly. First was great quality and function, second was detail, third was the cute factor. I don't see that very often anymore. Too much "cutting edge," not enough pretty and functional. If I want to look edgy at brunch, I'll buy Alexander Wang, thank you very much. I look to Lulu for pieces that I will feel great running 13.1 in, or doing a bajillion burpees. I don't need LLL for brunch. In moving away from their original focus, they are sending me to other brands...brands that I wouldn't have even looked twice at up until last year or so.
I like the idea of the Runsie for casual wear, not necessarily working out, since rompers are pretty trendy right now. But I hate how open the back is! Same problem with the &Go dress - cute design, fabric, etc., but the gaping open back made it impractical for me. What's the logic on the open back? Surely the fabric is cool enough. Does the Runsie tighten through the waist? Haven't seen it in person, just in pics.
@ anon 4:32 pm - It does look like the waist is tighter so it won't gape and show your underwear/lack-of.The open back is a major turn off for me, too. I think I have flesh fatigue. Maybe because it's warm in SoCal but I feel I see way too much skin around these days. I'm so tired of seeing ass cheeks hanging out of shorts. Too much over-sharing all around. :P
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