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Lululemon, I Love You

Lululemon, I Love You

In honor of “Love” Day, I would like to talk about something that I love very much. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Especially to MY Valentine.

Ah, Lululemon. If you haven’t experienced the amazingness that IS Lululemon, you are missing out, in my opinion.

Lululemon may seem intimidating to most: it is expensive. But, after purchasing/receiving/and unfortunately, losing a piece (sorry, sister), I am here to tell you it is well worth the cost.

Pre-Lululemon:

I would purchase my running/yoga attire as cheap as possible. I sweat every day, so I need a large drawer full of workout attire. Keeping that drawer filled can get pricey: running tights, running capris, running skirts, sports bras, running socks, running shirts, yoga shorts, etc.

I had heard of Lululemon, and I had seen their clothes, and yes, I liked them, but I also saw how expensive they were, and that kept me away.

Until…I received, as a birthday gift, my first Lululemon. My very own Lululemon hoodie. Instant love. Seriously. The quality of that hoodie was unparalleled. I wore it nearly every day, and washed it, and dried it quite regularly. Never did the color fade, or did the stitching give out. It was a great piece of clothing.(I use past tense because I lost this hoodie…somewhere).

And then, the following birthday, I received a couple more pieces of Lululemon. They were great, but the wrong sizes. And so, I ventured into the Lululemon store for the first time. I had purposefully avoided going into the store for fear of wanting everything. That fear became a reality. Racks upon racks of beautiful clothes: running skirts, running capris, running shirts, sports bras, headbands, socks. All in exquisitely bright colors. I had to touch them. The fabrics were as soft as a baby’s bottom. Pure heaven. And then I looked at the price tags, and my heart sank. Ugh. I just couldn’t afford those prices.

I exchanged my birthday gifts, and got out of the store…fast, leaving a pool of drool on the store’s floor.

In the following months, I realized something, however. Lululemon is pricey, yes, but totally worth it, and actually more economical in the long run.

My “cheap” running and yoga gear is great, yes, but wears out pretty fast: the bras stretch out, the skirts get holes in them, the capris pill, the shirts shrink. I need to replace them quite often.

Lululemon, however, is made from the highest quality fabrics, is pre-shrunk, does not stretch or fade, and feels like heaven against your skin. Lululemon’s clothing is made to last 5 years. If each Lululemon piece of clothing I own lasts me five years, it is a MUCH better deal than having to replace EVERY piece of workout attire I own every year.

I am 100% sold on Lululemon. Yes, it is expensive enough that I can’t go in and buy several pieces at once. But, I can stagger my purchases, and look forward to keeping them with me for the next five years. And the reusable Lululemon bags they give you with your purchase? That’s an entirely different post. 🙂

**DO NOT LOSE YOUR LULULEMON!!!**

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Happiness, Just for fun

 

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