Tags: yoga | pants | recall | lululemon

Yoga Pants Recall: Lululemon Loyal Customers in Tizzy over See-Through Pants

Image: Yoga Pants Recall: Lululemon Loyal Customers in Tizzy over See-Through Pants A pedestrian passes a Lululemon Athletica store Tues., March 19, 2013 at New York's Union Square.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 09:04 AM

By Alexandra Ward

The Lululemon yoga pants recall that the pricy athletic gear retailer announced Monday has caused a stir among the brand's loyal customers.

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. warned customers that there could be a shortage of its signature black stretchy yoga pants that go for as much as $128 a pop, after the company recalled thousands of pairs because customers were complaining the material was too sheer. The Vancouver, Canada company said it will investigate complaints but maintains it hasn’t changed the quality of the pants' material, comprised of nylon and Lycra spandex since 2004.

Urgent: Obama or GOP: Who’s to Blame for Budget Crisis? Vote Now

Lululemon has been cultivating a following, especially after celebrities like actress Reese Witherspoon and supermodel Gisele Bundchen have endorsed the brand. Brand faithfuls will happily disregard the price tag, which is $98 for a pair of the popular Astro yoga pants.

"You look around, and it's everybody wearing those clothes, even those who don't do yoga," customer Erin Henry told the Los Angeles Times. "They've gone mass market."

The workout gear is as comfortable as jeans with the contouring and control of Spanx, Lululemon customers say.

"What's great is that it lasts forever," yoga instructor Hilary Galanoy told the Times. "I've had some of their things for six or seven years, and they still look good."

While the brand's customers aren’t likely to jump ship, they are rattled by the recall.

"The only workout clothes I buy are from Lululemon," Kevinie Woo told the Times. "I wish they would have caught it sooner, but at least they were honest about it."

Some attribute Lululemon's quality problems on the January 2012 departure of founder Dennis "Chip" Wilson, chief innovation and branding officer of the company. In the months that followed, complaints of unraveling materials, dyes that bleed onto other garments, and certain items being discontinued populated the company's Facebook page.

"We could make excuses related to being a growing company, new people and more complex processes but we won't," Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson wrote on Facebook in July. "Quality is our hallmark. We know we can only grow if we keep our quality and relationship promises."

Editor's Note The IRS’ Worst Nightmare — How to Pay Zero Taxes

Related links:

Lululemon Shares Fall on Reduced Sales Forecast

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kentucky Senator Brandon Smith Wants Out of DUI With Immunity Law

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 19:20 PM

Kentucky state Senator Brandon Smith, arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge, is making an effort to get the charge . . .

School Bus Pentagram? Woman Outraged Over Satanic Brake Light Symbol

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:53 PM

A Tennessee woman is outraged after spotting what she says is a satanic pentagram formed by the brake lights on a school . . .

Rapper Tiny Doo May Face Long Jail Sentence Over Lyrics

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:10 PM

San Diego rapper Tiny Doo is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his violent song lyrics under a little-known  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved