• For all our Lululemon addicts out there, the brand has a limited-edition Black Friday collection, available online and in stores the day after Thanksgiving. Just be warned: Unlike most Black Friday goods, the stuff doesn’t come cheap. A pair of reflective running leggings will run you nearly 300 bucks. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
As some of you might remember, we were pretty bummed when we heard Lululemon wouldn’t be bringing Wanderlust in the City to Philly this year. But consider our tears dried: The Lululemon Walnut Street store is hosting a new yoga-filled fest called Revival this October — and it sounds ah-mazing.
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- Stop feeling guilty every time you turn on the flat iron! Find out how to properly straighten your hair with these four simple solutions, and say adios to frizzled ends for good. [SheFinds]
- Lulu addicts, look out: There’s a new Lululemon store opening in Rittenhouse. Details on the exact date are still unknown, but we’ve got our yoga mats ready. [Property]
As some of you probably remember, back in January, there was a crazy accident at the Lululemon store on Walnut Street — loose bricks from a neighboring building crashed through the roof of the store — and since then, they’ve been in a temporary location at 1422 Walnut Street. But it looks like they’ll soon have a forever home: Our friends over on Property just clued us in to the news that the store will be opening up shop at 1720 Walnut Street, right by Rittenhouse Square (and so dangerously close to the Philly Mag offices).
It’s fitting that Lululemon, a store specializing in yoga gear and athletic apparel, has exhibited some serious flexibility when it comes to their recent brick-and-mortar troubles. Debris from an adjacent building crashed through the store’s roof at 1527 Walnut Street in late January, causing the company with a near cult-like following to move to a temporary spot down the street at 1422 Walnut. Now, it looks as though the company is headin’ on up to the ritzy part of town.
Jacob Cooper, partner at MSC Retail, tells Property that Lululemon will take over the storefront at 1720 Walnut Street, a former Cosi just steps from Rittenhouse Square. Brittany Goldberg from MSC Retail and Ken Bleznak from Atlantic Real Estate Group handled the transaction. A representative from Lululemon was unavailable for comment at the time of publication, so it’s unclear when the store will be open for business.
It looks as though Pearl Properties will continue to up its holdings within the heart and soul of Center City. This time, the real estate company has reportedly purchased the building at 1527 Walnut Street. You might know it as the former Lululemon storefront where, in February, loose bricks from an adjacent building at 1529 Walnut Street, a property owned by Pearl, crashed through the roof, injuring three shoppers and resulting in the closure of the store.
Lululemon has since moved to a temporary storefront down the street at 1422 Walnut Street, and Natalie Kostelni of the Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the issues at 1527 Walnut hasn’t deterred Pearl Properties from shelling out $10.5 million for the 3,415-square-foot store. Why? Insiders anticipate the developer will eventually take advantage of the prime location–and its air rights–to build up at the site of the low-slung, one-story building.
Hey, Lululemon fanatics: The company just released a craft beer called Curiosity Lager. Yes, your favorite fitness empire is now slinging beer. Though whether you’ll be able to get your hands on any is yet to be seen: According the Eater, the company teamed up with Vancouver’s Stanley Park Brewing to create just 88,000 cans of the lager to be served at their annual SeeWheeze Marathon and to line the shelves of just Canadian stores later this month.
If you’ve been busy at work all day like us, you might’ve missed the news: Lululemon is having an online warehouse sale right now and it is bonkers! I was just in a meeting when a coworker mentioned she’d just snagged two pairs of leggings for nearly half-price — and don’t tell my boss, but I totally ran out of the meeting to come tell you guys as fast as humanly possible.
Lululemon has just recalled over 300,000 tops due to risk of injury. Yes, injury. The elastic drawstrings on the top, which they’ve sold since 2008, have been snapping back and hitting people in the face. So far, there have been seven reported injuries to the face and eye, Fortune reports.
Who says you have to give up your Lululemon shopping addiction when you head down the Shore? Turns out, this summer, Lululemon will have a fully-stocked pop-up shop in Avalon, complete with a good assortment of seasonal and beach-friendly merchandise. Insert the crying-tears-of-joy emoji here.
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