meet our roots

Four years ago, fresh from softball practice at UCLA, adorned with my tattered and baggy practice wear, I fell in love with lululemon. I must have been a sight for sore eyes in the pristine streets of North Beverly, dirty and visibly worn. I stepped in the luscious Beverly Hills store, and I remember stepping into a dream. Colours were so bright and beautiful; you could almost smell the scent of their vibrance. Despite my appearance, Janine, the manager of the Beverly Hills store at the time, took me under her wing and introduced me to the roots of lululemon; a Power Y Tank, Groove Pants, and a Remix Lulu Hoodie. Now allow me to explain how these roots have grown into love for me, and thousands of our guests.

love at first luon

power y & groove pants

As I strolled through lululemon for the first time, I -- like many of our guests do -- caught my eye on the pant wall, and headed straight for it. From crops to full-length pants, you will find a variety of fits and functions of all of our different styles. Right in the middle of the wall, you will find our classic Groove Pants, the perfect multi-sport, multi-purpose pants that are flattering on an array of figures. Stepping into Groove Pants you find love at first feel with our signature fabric, luon®. luon is a blend of lycra and nylon, has four-way stretch, and is moisture wicking. Standing in my first pair of Grooves my legs and bum felt supported, the firm yet comfortable waistband tucked my core in, I felt confident, and my body suddenly wanted to dance.

triangle pose

Dance I did, all the way into a matching a Power Y tank, and that was the end of my baggy workout gear career. The Power Y tank is also made of our signature luon fabric. It is form fitting, with medium support and perfect for yoga. You can comfortably move in an out of different poses without spilling out or having to tug your top every which way to keep you covered.

warrior III

I found myself being able to stretch deeper into yoga poses, and all the while felt much better about my body being supported and not fussing with pulling my shirt down and my shorts up. Coming from a world of baggy cottons and pure polyester uniforms, finding Groove Pants and the Power Y tank felt life changing.

warrior II

remix lulu hoodie: the icing on the cake

the perfect combo

To top off the dream of a workout outfit, we introduce our guests to the delight of a Remix Lulu Hoodie. The Remix is made of warm, thick preshrunk cotton fleece, and is literally the most comfortable hoodie you will ever wear. It is form fitting, will hug your curves and yet has the feel of your old baggy university sweatshirt. The Remix is like the icing on the cake of your Power Y Tank and Groove Pants, and will take you to and from yoga, and throughout all the errands of your day.

sharing our roots

look of amazement

Today one of my favourite moments in working for lululemon is when I introduce guests to the combination of Groove Pants, a Power Y tank, and a Remix Hoodie. Every time I introduce our roots to someone new, I get to see the same look in their eyes that I had in mine 4 years ago. It’s a look of amazement and appreciation. The same look occurs when our guests learn that we have two different lengths in our pants as well as complimentary hemming. A Regular length for petite to normal heights with a 31” inseam, and a Tall length for above average and taller women with a 35” inseam. I have helped women from 4'0" to a wonderful 6'2" tall woman who hugged me having found a pair of pants that fit her correctly.


It is these moments that make us extremely happy and proud as a company to share our roots with our guests. There is truly no better moment in our fit rooms than introducing our guests to our roots of function, comfort and femininity in the combination of Groove Pants, a Power Y Tank, and a Remix Hoodie. It's these moments that keep me smiling in my job everyday, and thankful that I walked in to the Beverly Hills store four years ago and found more than lululemon's roots, but my own passion. Namaste.

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I love love love my Remix Hoodies and Groove Pants, but never really love the Power Y when I try it on. It seems boxy in the chest or something. Maybe I need to go down a size? Have others experienced the Power Y running larger than other tanks? I really love my Swift and Scoopneck tanks.

Comment by elliebelle — April 15, 2010 @ 9:14 am

Hey elliebelle,

You might need to size down. The Swift Tank and Scoopnecks have a bit more support in them, so they might feel tighter around your bust.

Thanks for the feedback, let us know if you try it in a smaller size!

Namaste, Whitney

Comment by Whitney — April 15, 2010 @ 10:08 am

Thanks for the response Whitney! Next time I get to a store I’ll try a 4 on instead of my usual 6. Hopefully that will be soon! The closest store to me is the new showroom in Milwaukee – I haven’t been yet. I’m just HOPING you open one in Madison too!!!

Comment by elliebelle — April 15, 2010 @ 11:33 am

Hi! I was just wondering what size remix this girl is wearing? She has the same body type as me and I think we would wear the same size. Thanks!

Comment by lacey — April 15, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

Hey Lacey, Clara is wearing a size 4 in the Remix Hoodie!

Comment by Whitney — April 15, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

I looove my remix hoodies and grooves.. but not so much the Power Y tank, I find the cool racerbacks more flattering.

Comment by Jen — April 16, 2010 @ 7:25 am

I love that the grove pant is made in a tall size but I really wish the Remix hoodie was as well. I know there are other styles of lulu jackets that are longer, but I love the look and feel of the remix.

With the proper fit in the shoulders and torso it hits just below my belly button though. Where is the love for the tall girls?

This is the same problem Nike has. They design clothing for “athletes” but cater mainly to the average/shorter population. Ironic.

Comment by Marie — April 16, 2010 @ 9:32 am

I remember my first experience too! It was at a little strategic sales partner in Halifax called Wildlower. I walked out with Groove Pants, Groove Shorts, and a Deep V Tank. That Deep V is SERIOUSLY deep! I still rock it from time to time, and those Grooves still rock my world. And so do you! :)

Comment by Liz! — April 16, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

…So you’re suggesting that ‘athletes’ are all tall people? I understand the frustration of not being able to find your size, but keep in mind the average North American woman is about 5 foot 4 inches.

Comment by Jaclyn — April 16, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

Hi Marie,

Thank you for your feedback regarding the length of our Remix Lulu Hoodie. I will pass your comments along to our design team for their consideration in future designs.

Have you ever tried our Cozy Up Jacket? This is a similar style to the Remix Lulu Hoodie but with a slightly longer torso. It is usually a style we release for the fall/winter season.

Comment by Paula — April 17, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

Even at 5’3 with a short torso, I find the remix hoodie too short and would like to see a longer version that hits the hips.

Comment by Bri — April 19, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

I agree about the hoodie length. I love love love my remix hoodie, but I do wish it were longer. For now, I just wear it with a longer shirt, like the power Y. Is there ever going to be a longer version of the remix hoodie?

Comment by Deb — June 3, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

Hi Deb!
No word on a longer version of the Remix Lulu Hoodie. I’ll pass it on to the design team that you would like to see some with a longer length.

Comment by Laura M — June 3, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

Thanks Laura!

Comment by Deb — June 4, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

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