First thing’s first: the real birthday around here (ahem, mine) isn’t until October. 🙂 Until then, let’s warm it up and toast to lululemon for turning 20. One more year until my yoga pants can legally throw back a birthday cocktail in the US. But lululemon’s Canadian. So there’s that.
Last night, lululemon let out on instagram that in honor of their milestone, the classic manifesto all over the ubiquitous red totes had been updated.
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20 years ago, we put our thoughts, beliefs, and some conversation-starters into a manifesto. This would go on to become an iconic piece of who we are. In celebration of turning 20 we’ve given it a refresh—we’ve evolved over 20 years, and it’s only right that our manifesto does too. Explore it reflect on it, challenge it. Use it to consider what motivates and moves you. What opens your eyes, your heart, your mind? 20 Years of #lululemon
You don’t need me to tell you that Tuesdays are where the fun happens on lululemon’s website. To go along with the updated manifesto is a collection of special edition gear to celebrate in. With the SE asterisk comes a price hike on some pieces ($72 for en Energy Bra?!). I’m not sure I’m here for that, but the red & black wins points in my book.
Lululemon’s 20Y Anniversary Collection
These are the slickest design of the bunch. I love the red & black color combo, so the black cons & red pants have me wondering if I should snag a pair. Do I need? Nah. Want? Totally different story. Forget the whole “you’re dressed like a shopping bag” thing.
I have an embossed manifesto 50-Rep Bra from who knows when, and it’s withstood the test of time. I just bought the flamenco red and already own multiple black Energy Bras, so I don’t think this one will be joining my collection.
I actually hovered over the ‘add to cart’ button on this red one… even though it isn’t really a piece that I’d normally gravitate toward. I’ve always appreciated lululemon for the inconspicuous branding, but the sleeve graphic just does it for me. Don’t know why. It just does, okay?
I don’t understand this one in the front. I guess it’s odd to see lululemon scrawled in words. Even though I like the graphic on the sleeve on the Scuba, just painting lululemon across the front seems like it could have been done better. The date & 20Y on the back earn this bra approximately 2 redemption points.
Sweatpants with words on the leg were a bit of the rage in the early 2000s, my high school sports heyday. Again, I like the words on the Scuba, but these tights & the Energy fall short in my opinionated book.
I only got my first lululemon yoga mat a couple weeks ago. Fine, fine, it’s SO MUCH BETTER than the TJ Maxx one I’ve been rocking for years. You win, lululemon. You win.
Anyone picking up anything from the SE collection? I’m not sure yet. I like some of the embossed prints, but being old and practical (OH AND A MONTH OUT FROM A SEAWHEEZE SHOWCASE BONANZA), I’m trying to shut the ‘want’ up with a louder voice of ‘don’t need’.