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Lululemon: A Brand I Can’t Stand

Overhyped, Overpriced and Underwhelming.
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Photo Sophie Le
An assortment of popular Lululemon products.

If you visit about every high school, middle school or even elementary school in America, you won’t be surprised to see hundreds of girls wearing identical bright-colored athletic clothing. However, not only are the tacky outfits hard to look at, but the price tag is too.

Founded in 1998, the brand Lululemon has taken the nation by storm. Almost every girl can proudly say they own Lululemon clothing. The trend of wearing overpriced athleisure as everyday wear has become popular recently and it has many people wondering why.

When I visited my local Lululemon, I was excited to purchase a pair of yoga pants. But why should I be audibly gasping and thinking about my college fund collapsing after seeing the price tag? The purchase of a plain black legging cost me $98 and my left leg. When looking around at other options, the cheapest article of clothing is a tank top that will set me back $68. After hearing the prices of the clothing, why are so many teenage girls with no personal income spending so much for a basic shirt with a tiny upside-down U on the back?

Throughout my middle school years, Lululemon was a huge trend and took over every girl’s style. Everyone wore the same outfits in different colors and called it fashion. The outfits consist of bright colored pieces that are mixed and matched in unpleasant color combinations. The clothing itself is so simple to the point of boring. However, every girl seemed to be wearing it, so I decided to give Lululemon a shot.

I finally purchased a $78 long sleeve swiftly tech top and a $98 pair of black leggings to see the notorious “hype.” When first wearing my new expensive products, I felt the short lived feeling of fitting in with every other teenage girl. Though soon enough, just like every other micro trend, it proved to be disappointing.

In a week, my Lululemon top had already been snagged in multiple places, leaving the threads loose. My fairly new leggings have already started pilling after a couple washes. After paying so much for the products, I expected that they would of lasted much longer. This proves that the price does not determine the quality.

Like every other trend, the craze cooled down and I was left with bad quality, boring and extremely expensive clothing.

I advise if you are looking into make a purchase at Lululemon: don’t. Instead, take your money elsewhere and spend it on something with quality worth the price tag. The obvious better options would be brands such as Fabletics, Baleaf and Aerie.

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Sophie Le, Staff Writer
Sophie Le is a sophomore at Robinson, and a Staff Writer for Knight Writers. This is her first year on staff. Le joined journalism because she wanted to gain more writing experience. "I wanted to practice writing more, and I feel like this is a great opportunity to practice every week and write stories about things I like,” she said. Her goals for this year include many things involving social media and photography. "I wanted to practice writing and explore other areas of journalism." Le said. When not in class, Le is the Vice President of Congre, Social Media Manager of Knightmare and the secretary of Book Club. She chose these clubs because she wanted to be an active part of the school through the things she enjoys. "I chose French when I went to IB, book club because I love to read, I love seeing different genres and different books, and then Knightmare because I love school spirit and going to football games,” she said. Outside of school, Le's favorite extracurriculars are playing tennis, either on Robinson's varsity girl's team or on her club team, helping sew at her grandmother's alteration shop, along with shopping and thrifting. These help her calm down when stressed with her busy schedule, she explains how she enjoys making outfits. "I love shopping and thrifting, because it's my favorite hobby. It's so fun, I love putting together outfits." Le said. Le says she would like to continue in journalism throughout high school, with hopes of writing about current fashion. "I would love to write about fashion; I think definitely in the future that could be an interest." Le said. (Profile by Ryan Rolle)
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