The good news: the Orlando outlet has some Seawheeze leftovers! I saw a few rumors on facebook last week, and was curious if a single rogue piece had made it, or leftovers were indeed put out for sale to the general public.
I happened to be on vacation for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Disney World, so I took Sunday morning off from the caloric intake to check out the Orlando lululemon outlet.
Pieces were sporadic, but there was a selection in assorted sizes from both 2015 and 2016. Nothing from 2015 that I liked was in my size, and I got everything I wanted in person at last year’s showcase, so while I got a handful of items, none were SW.
The bad news: there were a couple of old guys buying up a lot of it with a glaringly obvious intention to resell online.
EDIT: As you can see in the background of the photo of the hats, there’s a pile of SW stuff being held behind the register for THOSE GUYS.
Almost 2 days later and I still don’t like what I saw down there.
There was a very unsettling vibe to both of them. Neither of them spoke, and one had a phone glued to his head the entire time. They looked COMPLETELY out of place, a pair of scruffy 50-year old men doing multiple laps trolling the women’s section. At one point, I grabbed a pair of those wacko teal/orange SW Speeds off the rack right in front of them, just to make a silent statement that I knew the shady business they were up to.
As I went to pay for my haul (a Swiftly Racerback, an Invigorate Bra, a two-piece swimsuit, a Vinyasa Scarf and some razzle Speed Shorts – all for $200, btw), I said something to the girl behind the register how frustrating it was to see people hoarding that stuff with such a blatant intent to resell.
She said that Eds used to be able to approach bulk buyers in the store and limit how many of certain pieces they could buy, because it wasn’t fair to other shoppers. But, at some point in the last year, the lululemon corporate office said they were no longer allowed to do that, and told them to sell the clothes to whoever was willing to buy them.
Is business really that bad that you’re willing to enable these types of people to take advantage and profit off of the customers who will actually WEAR the product… all so you can make a quicker dollar by the time the next fiscal quarter closes? The more I sit down and think about it, the more annoyed I am by this.
What does everyone think?