Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Foreign Site Heads Up


Uploaded to the UK/EU and Hong Kong sites are a few new items. These are Breathe Easy Crops in Cadet and Black. The use of mesh reminds me of edgy Michi styles.


Heathered Sheer Lemon 105F Singlet and matching Energy bra. Blah - pale yellows do not excite me. 

The luxtreme/silverescent Hustle and Bustle tank is back. I really liked Bleached Coral when it first came out last year but it's been used way too much in limited palettes that haven't include many complementing colors/prints so you can really play with it and not look like you are wearing the same color over and over. Maybe lululemon can cut back on its fabric buys so we don't see so much of one color over such an extended period. Though, to be fair, we haven't seen many tops in Bleached Coral silverescent. I wouldn't mind a Runner Up tank in BC. I would love to see more silverescent singlet-style tanks along with the blousy styles like this, the Ta Ta Topper, and Rest Less tank.

Sweet Spot Black Pace Setter Skirt.


15 comments:

Insightful Athlete said...

I love the yellow! That 105f Singlet will be mine!

RanaLC said...

the crops remind me of karma pants! they had smth similiar last year.

MB. said...

Michi is definitely on lulu's radar--they first forayed into it with the Tech Mesh Tight in spring/summer 2013, and that was a huge success for lulu.

We're seeing more mesh cut outs and mesh in general in trendier, sexier cuts from LL.

macfrannie said...

Can't say I care for those crops.

JadziaDax said...

I love the back pocket on these pants!! I am always looking for shorts and pants with a pocket big enough for my cell while i'm lifting.

Juetta West said...

I love the style of Michi....very edgy. The Breathe Easy8 Crops don't come close.

LuluAddict said...

@MB - I think the Tech Mesh tights came out of lulu's Lab store but they are obviously influenced by Michi. Did you read on the Michi site that their stuff is made in Canada? Did you read the About section on their website? It's kind of a crack up:


"MICHI is an edgy, fashion-forward, utilitarian active lifestyle brand. MICHI represents enduring sophistication, alluring femininity, exceptional quality and impeccable fit. MICHI originated from the desire to fill the gap between provocative, glamorous lingerie and comfortable, utilitarian athletic wear.

MICHI is inspired by the seductive, sleek and fantastical super heroine costume mixed with sensual boudoir chic overtones, but is transformed to cater to a modern active lifestyle. "


I have a tank from that Lab that looks like a Power Y but without a built in bra. The front is luxtreme and the back is all mesh. I love it. I wish lululemon would experiment with more mesh panels in the tanks. The tanks on the Michi site are surprisingly demure and lululemon could definitely play with adding mesh to the CRB. They actually did have some mesh backed CRB a few years ago that were hot sellers.

MB. said...

@LLA You're right, it came originally from the lab! And there's definitely pieces in the & Go line that are clearly inspired by Michi-esque aesthetic. Very urban and edgy.

And LOL @ that "About MICHI" writeup. High five to the copy editor.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I love your blog, although you've cost me a lot of money lately as now I know what to watch out for on the uploads. Lol. Love the readers comments too, sometimes very funny. Just wanted to add my two bits about those mesh crops. Back pocket is great but I think if a person has any cellulite on the backs of their thighs, the mesh might accentuate it.
Also loving the yellow 105f singlet. Just bought my first one a couple of weeks ago. Don't know what took me so long but they are excellent!

Anonymous said...

What's with the seam down only one leg of those crops? I wouldn't mind a light yellow bra but it could look dingy really quickly.

Anonymous said...

I'd be worried I'd get a runner in those mesh tights! #PracticallyPantyhose! I do suppose if you wanted to knock over a liquor store, you could take them off and wear them backwards over your head...

Anonymous said...

Love love love the sheer lemon bra and 105 singlet. Was hoping it wouldn't be too long before we saw tops in that color. And I'm always a sucker for an energy bra with interesting straps whether they be striped or alternating colors.

Anonymous said...

I'm the opposite of 5:54... I really dislike when the energy bra or free to be bra have different back straps.It turns me off completely even if I like the main color! White straps with a colored bra are the worst... yuck!

yogibabe said...

Love the Sheer Lemon 105F and matching Energy bra. I prefer colorful straps. The crazier, the better!

Anonymous said...

Breathe Easy crops, good, my wallet is safe. Zero interest.

Michi...I guess there's something for everyone but no thanks. LOL filling a gap between glamorous lingerie and athletic wear...hahaha that's a gap that should continue to exist. Wanting to work out in lingerie or having something "similar" is lame.