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(Huffington Post)   Lululemon admits they're not interested in attracting plus-size shoppers. Rest of the world: "Thank you"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 59
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2013-08-03 09:29:30 AM
Awaiting the camel toe photo barrage...
 
2013-08-03 09:45:34 AM
cdn.pjmedia.com
 
2013-08-03 09:57:44 AM
It's tough work being great and powerful.
 
2013-08-03 10:18:10 AM
Yoga is not about making money.
 
2013-08-03 10:32:46 AM
Ya know, I have never seen heavy people in the Psy Corps.

/Lulumon is mother, Lulumon is father
 
2013-08-03 10:39:18 AM
Yawn, just do like the other companies mentioned in the article and spin off a company Mumumon (maybe even Mumumam because Mumumon sounds like a fat Jamacian man) to sell over sized athletic apparel.

/will sit here waiting for my $1MM check to arrive
 
2013-08-03 10:51:38 AM
Oh, look. Assholes running a business. Hadn't seen that before.
 
2013-08-03 11:01:41 AM

Endive Wombat: Awaiting the camel toe photo barrage...


Well, get on with it.
 
2013-08-03 11:05:57 AM
We had this thread yesterday.

Can this version be the hot-chicks-in-yoga-pants thread?
 
2013-08-03 11:23:44 AM
I fail to see the problem with a company picking its target clientele.
 
2013-08-03 11:31:10 AM
imageshack.us
 
2013-08-03 12:00:26 PM
It doesn't matter what you are or are not interested in attracting. You're still going to wind up with folks trying to squeeze into clothing they shouldn't, and people will still confuse your leggings for pants and wander around half-dressed.
 
2013-08-03 12:03:58 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: people will still confuse your leggings for pants and wander around half-dressed.


That should be encouraged.
 
2013-08-03 12:12:45 PM

TuteTibiImperes: The My Little Pony Killer: people will still confuse your leggings for pants and wander around half-dressed.

That should be encouraged.


In my scenario, the first part of that sentence is not mutually exclusive of the second.
 
2013-08-03 12:13:09 PM

rzrwiresunrise: I fail to see the problem with a company picking its target clientele.


Because female body image issues and empowerment and such.
 
2013-08-03 12:16:58 PM
If fat girls don't like it they should just stop being fat.
 
2013-08-03 12:26:15 PM
Some "Plus-Sized" chicks are farking HOT.

Sadly, the term has been abused and used incorrectly to replace "fat", much like other words like "curvy", "full figured" etc etc

/No, you're not "curvy", "full figured" or "voluptuous", you're just fat.

No get with posting the plus-sized hottie pics! lol
 
2013-08-03 12:28:28 PM
Size 10 is fat?
 
2013-08-03 12:39:03 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: TuteTibiImperes: The My Little Pony Killer: people will still confuse your leggings for pants and wander around half-dressed.

That should be encouraged.

In my scenario, the first part of that sentence is not mutually exclusive of the second.


I'm willing to take that risk.
 
2013-08-03 01:20:31 PM

max_pooper: If fat girls don't like it they should just stop being fat


Which is why they want to buy exercise clothes. But then there aren't any cute exercise clothes for fat chicks so they get sad and eat ice cream instead. It's kind of a vicious circle.
 
2013-08-03 01:35:56 PM
It doesn't matter how Lululemon exploits their five minutes. They are a fad clothing company, and the liklihood of their being around a decade from now, no matter WHAT they do, is microscopic. So f**k 'em. Let them peddle their slithery stut-wear to whoever they want.
 
2013-08-03 02:01:45 PM
Despite your feelings towards overweight people, the majority of Americans and Mexicans are overweight.  To not cater to them for clothing is beyond stupid.  That's a huge market you are flipping the bird to because you want to feel like you have power over a group of people who most have little impulse control(hence the reason they are overweight).  Overweight people deserve to have the same lines of clothing available for them, even if it isn't as flattering on them, its still better than the MooMoos and other disgusting clothing that is generally available for those looking to spend less than $100 per pair of pants.
 
2013-08-03 02:19:55 PM

jso2897: It doesn't matter how Lululemon exploits their five minutes. They are a fad clothing company, and the liklihood of their being around a decade from now, no matter WHAT they do, is microscopic. So f**k 'em. Let them peddle their slithery stut-wear to whoever they want.


They have been immensely popular here in Canada since the company started, back in 1998 or so.  Maybe they are a fad in the US, but that's not the case here.
 
2013-08-03 02:20:05 PM

Cyrorm: Despite your feelings towards overweight people, the majority of Americans and Mexicans are overweight.  To not cater to them for clothing is beyond stupid.  That's a huge market you are flipping the bird to because you want to feel like you have power over a group of people who most have little impulse control(hence the reason they are overweight).  Overweight people deserve to have the same lines of clothing available for them, even if it isn't as flattering on them, its still better than the MooMoos and other disgusting clothing that is generally available for those looking to spend less than $100 per pair of pants.


I can't agree. The muu-muu is designed the skim the body without revealing every dimple, roll, and blob in pornographic detail. Yoga pants by definition have a lot of definition.
 
2013-08-03 02:58:33 PM
I'm a fatty mcfatterson, and when I did starve myself into a size 10, I wouldn't have bought their shiat! $98 for a pair of stretchy pants that hanes makes and sells for $10? No.

I'll just stay over here, being fat.
 
2013-08-03 03:59:06 PM
I cant belive a high end clothing company focusing only on apparel for those that have a healthy life style does not want their brand stretched across a big fat lard ass.
 
2013-08-03 04:24:24 PM
Mindy Kailing in yoga pants. Please.
 
2013-08-03 04:31:34 PM
"So what you're saying is 'Love your body... but not unless you're skinny enough to fit into our clothes," one commenter replied. "How hypocritical. Your stores do not follow the philosophy you claim to follow," wrote another.

That's exactly what they, and most folks, are saying. As far as most people are concerned, if you're fat, you're not supposed to feel good about yourself. Hell, we have idiots in this thread cheering them on, because ensuring that only the beautiful people have high self-esteem is all that matters.
 
2013-08-03 05:06:11 PM
But Lululemon *huff* you can be *puff*  *wheeze*   healthy at any size! *gasp*

/Don't sell tight clothes to obese people, just please don't.
 
2013-08-03 05:30:08 PM

FormlessOne: That's exactly what they, and most folks, are saying. As far as most people are concerned, if you're fat, you're not supposed to feel good about yourself.


No, feel any way you want about yourself. But don't demand that other people validate it.
 
2013-08-03 06:55:40 PM
"Lululemon is very image conscious. That's why women are shelling out $100 for a pair of pants they could get at Target for $20."

So they are marketing to stupid women.
 
2013-08-03 07:38:24 PM

cheap_thoughts: I'm a fatty mcfatterson, and when I did starve myself into a size 10, I wouldn't have bought their shiat! $98 for a pair of stretchy pants that hanes makes and sells for $10? No.

I'll just stay over here, being fat.


THIS!!!!!

former fat chick, but regardless of size, paying $100 for pants is stupid. They're not even of higher quality than the $12 danskin yoga pants I buy at Walmart. For $100 they'd better help me workout and scrub me down in the shower afterwards
 
2013-08-03 07:55:30 PM

QueenMamaBee: cheap_thoughts: I'm a fatty mcfatterson, and when I did starve myself into a size 10, I wouldn't have bought their shiat! $98 for a pair of stretchy pants that hanes makes and sells for $10? No.

I'll just stay over here, being fat.

THIS!!!!!

former fat chick, but regardless of size, paying $100 for pants is stupid. They're not even of higher quality than the $12 danskin yoga pants I buy at Walmart. For $100 they'd better help me workout and scrub me down in the shower afterwards


I think people are covered. WM sells this type (and most other types) of clothing in sizes upwards of...well, very large. It's not like there is a shortage of clothes for the overweight in this country.
 
2013-08-03 07:57:46 PM

Moopy Mac: QueenMamaBee: cheap_thoughts: I'm a fatty mcfatterson, and when I did starve myself into a size 10, I wouldn't have bought their shiat! $98 for a pair of stretchy pants that hanes makes and sells for $10? No.

I'll just stay over here, being fat.

THIS!!!!!

former fat chick, but regardless of size, paying $100 for pants is stupid. They're not even of higher quality than the $12 danskin yoga pants I buy at Walmart. For $100 they'd better help me workout and scrub me down in the shower afterwards

I think people are covered. WM sells this type (and most other types) of clothing in sizes upwards of...well, very large. It's not like there is a shortage of clothes for the overweight in this country.


And the Chinese need money to keep manufacturing more rifles. So you get to provide them a service as well.

/Oddly Lululemon makes a small amount of its clothing in China
 
2013-08-03 08:54:26 PM
Not wanting fat chicks wearing your clothing line that is specifically designed for fit individuals does not make one an asshole.

Also, for those who keep incredulously inquiring, when they obviously already know the answer, yes, size ten IS fat.  You know it, I know it.
 
2013-08-03 10:42:48 PM
We need to shun Lane Bryant into selling a size 0 too, as they are discriminatory to the minority - skinny women.
 
2013-08-03 11:33:15 PM

Cyrorm: its


Can I get men's size 30 (waist) pants at Big & Tall? Can my wife get women's size 0 pants there? No? Why not? Why doesn't Big & Tall cater to skinny and short people too?! Ahhhhh, discrimination!

/ They're a business that's targeting a particular demographic
// That applies to Big & Tall and Lululemon
 
2013-08-04 12:20:41 AM

hillbillypharmacist: Oh, look. Assholes running a business. Hadn't seen that before.


Why should they have to cater to customers that they don't want to? Someone doesn't choose to be black or gay, but fatties have a choice. I made the choice in middle school not to be fat. Just because you can't figure it out as an adult doesn't mean it should reflect poorly or Abercrombie or Lululemon.
 
2013-08-04 01:40:21 AM

Unlord: Not wanting fat chicks wearing your clothing line that is specifically designed for fit individuals does not make one an asshole.

Also, for those who keep incredulously inquiring, when they obviously already know the answer, yes, size ten IS fat.  You know it, I know it.


Honestly, some people just don't understand that not all products are made for them. They really don't understand why a company would try to appeal to a niche market that they don't belong to. It is really narcissistic. I don't get ticked off that I can't get a Ferrari because it is marketed towards rich people or that FUBU is not "for me."
 
2013-08-04 02:59:28 AM

FormlessOne: "So what you're saying is 'Love your body... but not unless you're skinny enough to fit into our clothes," one commenter replied. "How hypocritical. Your stores do not follow the philosophy you claim to follow," wrote another.

That's exactly what they, and most folks, are saying. As far as most people are concerned, if you're fat, you're not supposed to feel good about yourself. Hell, we have idiots in this thread cheering them on, because ensuring that only the beautiful people have high self-esteem is all that matters.


Not everyone deserves high self esteem. Some people just exist to make other people feel better about themselves.
 
2013-08-04 03:00:55 AM

Cyrorm: Despite your feelings towards overweight people, the majority of Americans and Mexicans are overweight.  To not cater to them for clothing is beyond stupid.  That's a huge market you are flipping the bird to because you want to feel like you have power over a group of people who most have little impulse control(hence the reason they are overweight).  Overweight people deserve to have the same lines of clothing available for them, even if it isn't as flattering on them, its still better than the MooMoos and other disgusting clothing that is generally available for those looking to spend less than $100 per pair of pants.


Well, the majority of Americans and Mexicans could become addicted to tobacco. Are you mad at cigarette companies for not marketing their products to people who really shouldn't be using them, since Phillip Morris could make a shiatload of money off it?
 
2013-08-04 03:09:33 AM

HotWingAgenda: Cyrorm: Despite your feelings towards overweight people, the majority of Americans and Mexicans are overweight.  To not cater to them for clothing is beyond stupid.  That's a huge market you are flipping the bird to because you want to feel like you have power over a group of people who most have little impulse control(hence the reason they are overweight).  Overweight people deserve to have the same lines of clothing available for them, even if it isn't as flattering on them, its still better than the MooMoos and other disgusting clothing that is generally available for those looking to spend less than $100 per pair of pants.

Well, the majority of Americans and Mexicans could become addicted to tobacco. Are you mad at cigarette companies for not marketing their products to people who really shouldn't be using them, since Phillip Morris could make a shiatload of money off it?


I think the point is that all businesses should cater to the lowest common denominator. Every business other than Walmart and McDonald's is stupid. How can you turn down big fat people?
 
2013-08-04 03:37:46 AM

sendtodave: HotWingAgenda: Cyrorm: Despite your feelings towards overweight people, the majority of Americans and Mexicans are overweight.  To not cater to them for clothing is beyond stupid.  That's a huge market you are flipping the bird to because you want to feel like you have power over a group of people who most have little impulse control(hence the reason they are overweight).  Overweight people deserve to have the same lines of clothing available for them, even if it isn't as flattering on them, its still better than the MooMoos and other disgusting clothing that is generally available for those looking to spend less than $100 per pair of pants.

Well, the majority of Americans and Mexicans could become addicted to tobacco. Are you mad at cigarette companies for not marketing their products to people who really shouldn't be using them, since Phillip Morris could make a shiatload of money off it?

I think the point is that all businesses should cater to the lowest common denominator. Every business other than Walmart and McDonald's is stupid. How can you turn down big fat people?


Ethics. Mortgage companies tried that whole "let's sell our product to people that shouldn't be partaking in it" strategy, and they destroyed the global economy.
 
2013-08-04 03:45:02 AM
Shrug.  There are ugly skinny women and hot large women.
 
2013-08-04 07:43:54 AM
this thread disappoints.
 
2013-08-04 07:44:58 AM

bhcompy: Shrug.  There are ugly skinny women and hot large women.


How often do you look at the ass of a fat and ugly woman?

I rest my case.
 
2013-08-04 08:43:49 AM

StoPPeRmobile: How often do you look at the ass of a fat and ugly woman?

I rest my case.


When it's like a train wreck. Miami airport, family with a nanny traveling.  Nanny was wearing these and they were stretched so much that you could see gaps in the fabric and could hear the material screaming "HELP" with ever step the nanny took.

/it's been 2 years and my wife still brings this story up.
// seeing the dimpled ass cheeks molded in that fabric was bad but noticing the "stitching" was separating was vomit inducing.
 
2013-08-04 08:50:32 AM

StoPPeRmobile: bhcompy: Shrug.  There are ugly skinny women and hot large women.

How often do you look at the ass of a fat and ugly woman?


I cannot lie.
 
2013-08-04 10:15:59 AM

Fallout Zone: Size 10 is fat?


Yes, but you've gotten so used to it you now see it as normal.
 
2013-08-04 10:44:41 AM

Fallout Zone: Size 10 is fat?


Size 10 isn't actually size 10 any more. They've adjusted the sizing to make the lard asses feel better about themselves. It's probably really a size 16.

Also,
Thread fails so...

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