By now, everyone knows about Lululemon. Ticker LULU. I like their ticker. I heard something new and funny about them this weekend. It went like this. Ya, I like Lululemon stuff but man, its expensive for something I am going to sweat in. What happened to a t-shirt and sweats? Good point. LULU has eclipsed us into forgetting about a tshirt and sweats to work out in. If you show up to a class in sweats and a baggy t-shirt, people will assume you are new and don’t know better.
Here is my conflict. Last year I bought a pair of tights that I didn’t end up liking. The fabric didn’t stretch and I felt like my above the knee area was getting squished and it looked like casing. I didn’t like when I looked down and my knees looked smooshed and rolly. The customer service department gave me a run around about did I try them on in the store and their expert fit people should have solved this problem by recommending another size. I just think the fabric didn’t “give” as it usually does.
Then around Christmas I ordered a few tops to try on at home. Shipping is always free (excellent). Delivery took what seemed like a while but whatever. I didn’t have to go to the store so I was cool with it. When the tops did arrive, I tried them on, liked one and took the other back at my next free weekend which was about 10 days later. However, the 14 day return policy from date of purchase was way over and they would’t take them back. Not happy. Given the 2 encounters, I swore I wouldn’t buy their stuff anymore.
The alternative is a line called Elisabetta Rogiani. Elisabetta is an Italian designer from BeBe. Their stuff is fairly custom so I picked a style and a color and two weeks later, my garden green mono colored tights with ankle gathering arrived. The color wasn’t what I expected from the color wheel. Darn it. I felt self conscience when I wore them. Shoot. I spoke with Elisabette. She can’t/won’t take them back as a small business owner. I understand but I still own pants I don’t want to wear.
My mom asked for birthday gift ideas for me. Given the above, I kinda need yoga/running pants. Do I give in and go back?