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Lululemon Retail Store in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo Drive

This is the Lululemon retail store in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo Drive.

El Paseo Drive is a shopping street that has the most exclusive stores and shops. Some think that it is like Rodeo Drive.

Here is a view of the front of the store entrance. I love the red and the mosaic tile! And how could you not love the palm trees!

Lululemon Retail Store in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo Drive

Lululemon Retail Store in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo Drive

Here is a view of the outside window. You can see some vintage photographs featured.

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Here is another view of the window. You can see some other photos on top, too. You can see the red mosaic tile better here.

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This is a view of the window display. It’s difficult to see what it says because of the sun. I think it says, Moment Matters.

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Here is a view of the sign as you enter. In addition to the store hours, it gives the free classes schedule, Saturday for the free yoga classes and Sunday for the free fitness classes!

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This is a view of the register area. I have to say, it has the best sign of any of the Lululemon stores I have been to. There is a photo in the background of the desert area and then it says, ‘Sunscreen Absorbed into the skin may be worse than Sunshine. Get the right amount of Sunshine.’  Very cool sign!

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Here is a view of the front of the store by the window. There are two comfy chairs for waiting while you shop.

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You can see the high display case of yoga mats at the front area.

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This is a view of some of the accessories. You can also see one of the local ambassadors featured.

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Here is a view of the sign of different mountain trails or hikes in the area. The assistant manager that I talked to said that it was very popular in this area and that she loved to go. Being from mountainous BC, I could totally relate, and yet none of the stores that I have seen in BC has done this!

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This is one of the displays.

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You can see a sign for an upcoming Ivivva trunk show. It’ll be nice for them to be introduced to the Ivivva girls line!

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Here is a view of the store that shows the other entrance! This is the only Lululemon store that has a front and back entrance! It makes the store seem very light and airy with those two entrances. You can also see the red round area that goes up high to show a higher ceiling.

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This is another Lululemon Ambassador, Anthony Pomponio. He is an olympic weight lifter! It’s very cool that this store has an ambassador in weight lifting in addition to the usual yoga or running ambassador! They have had weight lifting classes here!

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Here is a view of the mens section. I like that this store has a generous section dedicated to mens wear.

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This is a closer view of the other entrance with a parking lot.

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This is another local Lululemon ambassador featured.

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Here is another view of the mens sections.

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This is a view of the womens tops.

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Here is a close up view of the contemporary chandelier that hangs quite high at the other entrance.

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Here is another view of the other entrance.

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This is a view of the ladies pants. I thought that they were pretty similar to most other stores.

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Until I saw this pair of pineapple motif pants! This store does get different items that others do not since they always get warm weather. I would love to get this pair to wear up north!

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Here is a section of sale items in the middle of the store.

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This is another view of a display.

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Here is a display of shorts.

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Here is one of the changing room areas.

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This is another changing room section. I love the chandelier shown here! There were shoppers who were considering several different items today!

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You can see the vision and goals section as well.

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Here is another section of the change rooms with a comfortable chair.

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You can see another local Lululemon ambassador here.

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Here is an all access dressing room!

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This is a big jar of doggie treats! I’ve never seen that before! The dogs must love coming here!

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You can see a beautiful filtered water section here.

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Here is another view of some displays.

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Here is another view of some tops and some wraps, too.

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This is a map showing close cities: Palm Springs, Palm Desert (where the store is located), La Quinta and Indio. There are lots of pamphlets of yoga studios.

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Here is another local Lululemon ambassador, Bronwyn Ison.

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This is Palm Desert’s store educator extraordinaire, Seth! I learned a lot from him and the Assistant Manager today! Thanks very much! Hope to see you in Vancouver some day!

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Here is the cross street, San Pablo in case you want to hit El Paseo and check out the store!

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I’m really glad that I got a chance to come visit this Lululemon store! It had a really cool California vibe and specific desert identity going on! I love that they have the two entrances here, too. I’m sure I’ll come back the next time I’m in Palm Desert, California! Check it out!

 

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Lululemon West Vancouver Park Royal Ivivva Retail Store

This is the West Vancouver Park Royal Ivivva retail store. This is the second Ivivva store in Vancouver. The first Ivivva store is in Kitsilano, close to the first Lululemon store. I have been to the Kitsilano Ivivva store many times since it is in my neighborhood, but this was the first time I had gone to this West Vancouver store.

For those who do not know, Ivivva is a store for younger girls, though I have seen some smaller adult women rocking Ivivva clothing.

This West Vancouver Ivivva store is right beside the West Vancouver Lululemon store.

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Lululemon West Vancouver Park Royal Ivivva Retail Store

Here is the Lululemon store right beside it.

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I think that this West Vancouver Ivivva store is larger than the Kitsilano Ivivva store. Here is a view looking in through the doors.

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Here is a view of the window. You can see the girl leaping in Ivivva clothing.

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This is another picture of the window. You can see the ballerina in Ivivva and the Ivivva symbols and turquoise and purple ribbons.

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Here is another sign that says, ‘Friends are more important than money’. I think this was across the way on the Lululemon building.

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This is another window pane that was on the Lululemon store.

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Here is another sign in the Ivivva window that says ‘break dance, not hearts’.

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Here is a view of the window. It’s hard to get a photo with the reflection of the glass.

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This is a view of a sign and a mannequin with a grass skirt. There is definitely a tropical kind of feel in the store.

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Here is a view of some of the clothing, including a lei on one of the mannequins.

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This is the accessories section. I wish that there was that much of a selection in Lululemon for headbands! I would buy these but they are too small. I love the bright colors!

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Here is a view of the changing room area. There are beach chairs for people waiting. At this time there was a little boy waiting patiently while his sister modelled some outfits for their Mom.

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Here is a view of the pants section. It looks very similar to the way Lululemon displays their bottoms.

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This is a view of the upper part of the walls. It shows different vases. I don’t know if they are just for display or if they are for sale.

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This is a view of one of the large photo posters.

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Here is a couple of bags. I really like these, especially the colors!

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Here is their notice board. There are quite a few events going on.

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This is the social media information.

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I have to say, I definitely think that this West Vancouver Park Royal store hits it out of the park! If I were a young girl, I would love to spend time here buying things! You should check it out!

 


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Lululemon Ivivva Retail Foldover Tote Shopping Bag 513

This is an Ivivva retail foldover tote reuseable shopping bag. They are given out to the shoppers of the Ivivva Athletica retail store here in Vancouver.

Here is a view of the front of the bag. You can see the large blue and white Ivivva kite symbol in front. You can also see colorful ribbons with different color and blue small kites in the background. It is made of the same reuseable fabric as the Lululemon retail shopping bags.

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Lululemon Ivivva Retail Foldover Tote Shopping Bag 513

Here is a view of the adjustable shoulder strap.

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This is a view of the back of the bag.

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There is a pocket in the back.

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This is a close up view of the rectangle button and the loop.

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Here is a view of the inside.

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This is a cute bag that the Ivivva shoppers get! I wonder how many of them use this as a book bag for school? Or to carry a tablet or iPad?


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Lululemon Ivivva Girls Turquoise Black Reversible Shorts 370

This is a pair of Ivivva turquoise blue and black reversible shorts made of a knit fabric.

Here is a full view of the front of the turquoise blue side of the shorts.

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Lululemon Ivivva Girls Turquoise Black Reversible Shorts 370

Here is a close up view of the top of the front of the shorts. You can see the wide waistband.

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This is a full view of the side of the shorts.

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You can see the silver kite Ivivva symbol on the left hand side.

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This is a full view of the back of the turquoise blue shorts side.

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Here is a close up of the top of the back of the shorts.

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Here is a full view of the front of the black side of the shorts. It’s not really that shiny, it’s because the shorts are too small for the mannequin.

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This is a close up view of the top of the front of the shorts.

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Here is a full view of the side of the black shorts.

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Here is a view of the silver kite Ivivva symbol as well.

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Here is a full view of the back of the shorts.

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This is a close up of the inside of the label. It is a size 4. It says that it was designed in Vancouver and made in China.

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Here is a view of the pocket, turned inside out. It says ‘misplaced by, cell, thanks’.

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This shows the size 4 sticker inside.

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These are really cute shorts for girls! I know that some of my friends will sneak into the Ivivva store to get the small sizes that they need, too. Does anybody know the name of these shorts?


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Lululemon Recent Controversy Over Plus Size Offerings in Stores

There have been a few controversial articles about Lululemon and their size offerings in stores in the last few days. I thought that it must be a really slow news day for these articles to get any attention.

Apparently, it all started with some so-called Lululemon insider, some person who worked for four months at a Philadelphia store in 2011, who claimed that Lululemon’s strategy is to shun plus sized shoppers. She claimed that the larger sizes, 10 and 12 (large and extra-large) were put in the back, hidden and crumpled. She also claimed that they were only past styles available, too.

So why is she speaking out two years later? And why did she only work there for four months? Was she feeling so indignant about how plus size shoppers were being shunned that she decided to quit? Really? Or was she fired?

Today, this is what I found in the store I go to most often. The larger sizes were not hidden in the back nor were they crumpled. They were all represented with the most current styles, too. All of the other stores that I have been to have the same set up. (in Canada and the US)

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Lululemon Recent Controversy Over Plus Size Offerings in Stores

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I checked the racks as well, and was able to find all styles in pretty much all sizes.

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With the jackets, I found that there were more larger sizes than the smaller ones.

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Here are the ladies and mens sizing charts.

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Here are the mens. There are plenty of L, XL and even XXL.

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After that, there were outraged people who said that they hated Lululemon because they didn’t offer plus size offerings in their stores. To tell you the truth, I was surprised that there was such anger and indignation. One in particular, was a size 18 yogi who was incensed and said that Lululemon could kiss her fat a$$. I couldn’t believe that somebody could be so angry about a company. With all the problems in the world to be outraged about, she chooses to express her anger about a clothing company! I feel really sorry for her.

Okay, I don’t know about that Philadelphia store, but I have been in the Vancouver Lululemon stores for years and I have always seen size 10 and size 12. There have sometimes even seen size 14 available. In mens sizes, there are plenty of size L, XL and XXL. If anything, my petite friends have complained that the size 2s were too big and they wished that they could get smaller clothes. (Lululemon opened an Ivivva store that carries girls sizes and I know some adults who buy from there). Will there be as many outraged bloggers complaining that Lululemon doesn’t provide enough small sizes? I doubt it.

There is probably no other city that has as many people wearing Lululemon as Vancouver does, given that this is where the headquarters is and the city of the first store. I can assure you that there are plenty of plus size people wearing Lululemon. After I read the first article, I noticed at the last nooner yoga class (the free class that Lululemon sponsors), that there were some people wearing plus size gear.

How are plus size people able to wear Lululemon? Well, as many people have commented on different forums, some styles are fairly loose-fitting. I have been able to fit into size 6 in some pants and some size 12 depending on the style. Some items are made of fabric that has more ‘give’ and others are more tightly knit.

I guess I’m obviously biased about my opinion about those articles. Would I be as outraged and angry if I couldn’t fit into Lululemon clothes? Well, I would like to think that I would accept the fact that there will always be some stores which will not offer my size and look for a store that does.

What do you think? Do these people have a valid point?


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Lululemon Girls Ivivva White Short Pants Orange Multi Color Trim 351

Here is a pair of Lululemon girls Ivivva white short pants or crop pants with orange and multi colored trim.

This is a full view of the front of the pants. You can see orange, yellow, blue, purple and black.

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Lululemon Girls Ivivva White Short Pants Orange Multi Color Trim 351

Here is a close up of the top of the front of the pants. You can see the orange ribbed waistband.

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This is a full view of the side of the pants.

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Here is a close up view of the Ivivva upside down kite symbol on the side of the leg.

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Here is a close up view of the leg hem. They are elasticized.

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Here is a full view of the back of the pants.

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This is a close up view of the top of the back of the pants. You can see the zippered pocket.

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Here is a close up of the pink embroidered Ivivva symbol below the zipper.

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Here is a close up of the label tag in the pocket.

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Here is a view of the label inside. It says it was Designed in Vancouver and Made in China. It is a size 10.

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I like these pants because they are so colorful. The design reminds me of the 1980s a little, too. Does anybody know the name of these pants?


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Lululemon Girls Ivivva Coral Orange Cap Sleeve Top 343

This is a Lululemon Ivivva girls coral orange top with cap sleeves.

Here is a full view of the front of the top. It is a longer top. The fabric is a soft cotton type fabric.

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Lululemon Girls Ivivva Coral Orange Cap Sleeve Top 343

Here is a close up view of the top of the front. You can see the cap sleeves here.

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This is a close up of the bottom of the front. You can see the shirred gathers here.

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Here is a full view of the side of the top. You can see a waistband here.

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This is a close up of the top of the side.

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Here is a close up of the bottom of the side.

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Here is a full view of the back of the top.

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This is a close up view of the top of the back. You can see a silver kite shaped Ivivva symbol.

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Here is a close up of the bottom of the back.

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Here is a view of the size sticker. It is a size  6.

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I love this Ivivva top because of its bright color and it’s cap sleeves. Does anybody know the name of this top?