Lululemon Maybe Loses $20 Million On Extra Slutty Batch Of Too-Thin Yoga Pants
Oh noes! Bad news out of Yoga Pants Land! Lululemon, purveyors of unnecessarily expensive workout gear, has supposedly had to chuck an entire batch of their yoga pants, known mostly for giving men uncontrollable boners, because a manufacturing glitch made them too thin. As if the super tight fabric wasn’t skankasaurus enough, this particular batch of yoga pants were see-through. Lululemon began pulling the pants from shelves this weekend, releasing the following press release about the disaster:
“We have determined that certain shipments of product received from our factories and available in store from March 1, 2013 do not meet our technical specifications. The items affected are certain styles of women’s bottoms in our signature black Luon fabric. The ingredients, weight and longevity qualities of the pants remain the same but the coverage does not, resulting in a level of sheerness in some of our women’s black Luon bottoms that falls short of our very high standards.
Over the past weekend we pulled all of the affected black Luon women’s bottoms from our stores, showrooms and e-commerce site and are working with our supplier to replace the fabric and our other manufacturers to replace these key items as quickly as possible. We believe the affected items represented approximately 17% of all women’s bottoms in our stores and for the near term there will be a shortage of these styles available to our guests.”
In the interim, until the company can produce a replacement batch and get them on shelves, there will be a shortage of yoga pants, which means there will almost certainly be a shortage of boners in men’s pants as well. Bummer. [The Atlantic]