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Virus-Themed Shirt Gets Top Lululemon Staffer Fired

Trevor Fleming had promoted 'Bat Fried Rice' design by California artist

(Newser) - Lululemon has fired its senior global art director after he shared a coronavirus-themed shirt design widely panned as racist. The $60 shirt titled "Bat Fried Rice" from California artist Jess Sluder featured chopsticks and a Chinese takeout box marked with bat wings and the words "no thank you"...

Unarmed Thieves Make Off With $30K in Apple Merch in Store Full of Shoppers

Similar thefts are hitting Lululemon stores as well

(Newser) - A Costa Mesa, Calif., Apple store was packed with customers Monday night when a group of men ran in and, with no weapons, managed to rip nearly $30,000 worth of iPads and iPhones off the display tables before fleeing the store. "I don’t understand how you could...

Lululemon: Our Hoodies Can Hurt You

Dangerous drawstrings prompt major recall

(Newser) - Lululemon's pants are now testicle-friendly , but many of its tops are face-unfriendly, according to a recall notice . The Consumer Product Safety Commission says seven injuries to the face or eye have been reported by people who wore the company's hoodies or jackets and were hurt when the elastic...

Lululemon's Pants Now Testicle-Friendly

Sales of 'anti-ball crushing' pants soar in Q4

(Newser) - After offending some of its female customers , Lululemon has begun branching out into menswear. Or as CBC News plainly puts it, the Canadian company has "shifted its focus from butts to balls." For the past eight months, Lululemon has been marketing "anti-ball crushing" pants for men, made...

Lululemon Marketing Misfire Ticks Off Buffalo

Company apologizes after message doesn't 'land well'

(Newser) - Lululemon pored over two years of market research and came up with an interesting way to woo Buffalo shoppers: Twist a dagger into their very souls as they walk into the store. The yoga-accessory maker thought it would be a swell idea to have the words "Wide Right" and...

Lululemon Backtracks After Peeving Buyers ... Again

Withdraws its website ban on customers who sell its goods on eBay

(Newser) - Lululemon was already on some customers' bad side after its founder blamed large thighs for the brand's pants problems. Then the company cracked down on customers selling its merchandise on eBay by banning them from shopping on its website—a frustrating move for a store with a short return...

Lululemon Founder: It's Not the Pants, It's Your Big Thighs

'They don't work for some women's bodies': Chip Wilson

(Newser) - In defending his company's problematic pants—criticized both for being see-through and now, notes Bloomberg host Trish Regan, for pilling—Lululemon founder Chip Wilson appears to be shifting the blame to the customer. "Quite frankly, some women's bodies just don't work for it," he tells...

Shareholder Sues Lululemon Over See-Through Pants

Says company defrauded shareholders by hiding what they were not hiding

(Newser) - They're the see-through yoga pants that will not disappear. After the famously sheer pants saw Lululemon's chief product officer fired , CEO resign, and stock price plummet , they have now incited a lawsuit. A shareholder is accusing the company of fraud, claiming Lululemon deliberately hid the defects in the...

Lululemon CEO Quits, Stock Does Downward Dog

Day's departure not connected to see-through pants, firm says

(Newser) - Yoga-wear maker Lululemon's CEO Christine Day has abruptly announced her departure from the firm, surprising analysts and spooking investors. Day—who has presided over soaring growth in her five years at the firm—told the board she was tired of working 18- to 20-hour days and she would prefer...

Head Rolls Over Lululemon's See-Through Pants

Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson to leave company

(Newser) - The see-through yoga pants scandal has claimed at least one victim: Lululemon yesterday announced that its chief product officer will exit April 15. Sheree Waterson had design, merchandise management, and global production under her purview, reports the Wall Street Journal , and had been with the company since 2008. In a...

See-Through Pants Failed Lululemon 'Bend Over' Test

CEO Christine Day says problematic pants looked fine at factory

(Newser) - Lululemon CEO Christine Day defended her company's see-though yoga pants yesterday, telling Wall Street analysts that the pants looked and felt fine at the factory and even seemed fine when they were put on. The problem only revealed itself when someone started stretching. "The truth of the matter...

Lululemon, Supplier War Over See-Through Pants

Manufacturer hits back after company blames it for issue

(Newser) - Lululemon's see-through yoga pants sound scandalous, and a scandal is what the company appears to have on its hands. The Taiwanese supplier of the pants is hitting back after the yogawear chain blamed its massive pants recall on the manufacturer. "All shipments to Lululemon went through a certification...

Lululemon's Big Headache: See-Through Yoga Pants

There will be a shortage, so brace yourself

(Newser) - Before you walk out the door wearing those Lululemon yoga pants, better check to make sure they're not see-through. The athletic wear company has pulled some of its black yoga pants from stores because the chain's signature fabric, Luon, came out too sheer, the Wall Street Journal reports....

Lululemon's Ayn Rand Bags Irk Customers

Libertarian author seen as a poor fit for Lululemon

(Newser) - An upscale yogawear chain isn't the most likely place you'd expect to find promoting the works of free-market libertarian author Ayn Rand, say some Lululemon shoppers. Since late October, the chain has been using shopping bags with the words "Who is John Galt?" in reference to Rand'...

Suspect Denied Bail in Yoga Worker's Killing, Fake Rape

She made up alleged assailants: cops

(Newser) - A woman who police say brutally killed a co-worker at an upscale yoga shop in Bethesda, then claimed that both women had been violently raped, is being held without bail after her first hearing today. "Her cunning and her ability to lie is almost unparalleled," a Maryland state's...

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