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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015

Here are some photos of the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store this year. This year, they opened the store for the runners from 7 AM to 9:30 AM (exclusive runner shop) and then they allowed the general public in.

I think the store was the same size that it was last year.

I got to see the store the day before and it had a pretty good inventory. I was really looking forward to getting some pieces! I already had a mental picture of where I had to go first to grab them!

I decided to head down at midnight. I really thought that I would be one of the first people in line but that was definitely not the case! I was around number 115 at midnight! I heard that people started lining up at the showcase store at 7 PM the previous night! The store wasn’t going to open until 7 AM. By the time it opened, there were so many people in line and it wrapped around the huge convention center!

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015

There were definitely determined and practical shoppers who brought chairs, blankets, pillow, an air mattress, a tent and sleeping bags. I brought a collapsible chair with a foot rest, knowing that I’d be sleeping.

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Some of the shoppers in line were really excited. One girl brought balloons and played a game where each person had a balloon attached and they’d crash against each other until the balloons broke. Unfortunately, when the balloons burst, they were really noisy and even sounded like gunfire! The girl obviously didn’t realize that there are lots of high-rise condos that didn’t appreciate the raucous Lululemon revelers in the middle of the night.

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People lined up soon after me.

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Eventually, we were let in the convention center to another lines up. At least it was warmer inside and we were excited about the thought of going inside soon. I was so cold waiting those seven hours!
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We were treated to acro yoga again this year while we waited in line. This pair is incredible!
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Finally, at 7 AM, they let us, the first group in. We had been waiting anywhere from twelve hours to five hours. I had waited seven hours. I ran in straight for the bag that I wanted! Everybody else started grabbing things. The set up was very similar to previous years. I quickly accumulated 15 items but held on to them for dear life. People were eyeing others’ piles for the right size or item! Many people asked me if I was going to keep all of my things!
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I took pictures of most everything. Since I was the first group in, I think I got most of it with the exception of a few. However, it was quite dark in there and I didn’t want to use a flash and bother people. So here is what I found and apologies to the picture quality, but you get the idea.IMGP4613 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015IMGP4614 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015IMGP4615 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015IMGP4616 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015IMGP4617 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015IMGP4645 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015IMGP4646 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2015
This pink bag was very popular! The grey one was not as popular.
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This bug pattern was very popular! I love it!
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There was not much at all in the mens section. I felt so sorry for the guys, some of them were really disappointed.

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Even though I was in the first wave of shoppers, empty racks were not replenished while I was there.
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Time to check out! I didn’t have to wait at all for a cashier!
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People were still lining up even an hour after I had left the shop!
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I’m sure that I’ll see a lot of the Seawheeze special edition items at the race tomorrow! Check out the photos of the runners online on social media and you’ll be able to see them, too!


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Pre-Race Friday 2015

Here are some photos from the Friday, Pre-Race Day before the 2015 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon!

After I finished shopping, I went in line to the package pick up area. It went by quickly and efficiently!

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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Pre-Race Friday 2015

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Josh, who I had volunteered with last year, did my package pick up this year! He’s a super volunteer, working Thursday, Friday and race day!

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On the way out, some volunteers helped the runners activated their Chip racing chips! Nice to see Chip Wilson’s smiling face!

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Whistler Water was one of the sponsors and had skis to pose with at their booth. They also sponsor the Nooner yoga classes all summer, too!

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Here’s another popular sponsor booth: Vega.

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Here is the ever popular Organic Cotton Candy Truck! Cloud Nine.

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This is a popular sponsor: SPUD, which stands for, sustainable produce, urban delivery.

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Here was my particular favorite, Qoola frozen yogurt bars! You can taste the big pieces of strawberry!

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Here are some views of people relaxing, enjoying the views of the water and mountains.

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Runners can get temporary tattoos here.

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Suki’s was doing hair styling here.

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This area offered free manicures from Blanche McDonald!

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This section offered razor shaves and fresh cuts!

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Here is popular favorite, Saje Natural Wellness. There is a store close to me and I love buying their sprays! They had a runner’s kit but I missed it.

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There was also David’s Tea booth and they passed out samples. I love their variety of teas! It was so refreshing to try different samples.

Here is the big rubber ducky and the longest drive challenge, table tennis and pool close by.
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There are so many things to see and do pre-race day! Up next, another nooner yoga class!


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Lululemon Large White Happy Retail Bag 622

This is a large white shopping bag that customers get when they purchase something large or several items from Lululemon.

It is white and there is a red omega Lululemon symbol on the side.

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Lululemon Large White Happy Retail Bag 622

On the side, you can see a red drawn smile. There are black handles.

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Inside, there are recycling instructions.

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The bottom is red. Unlike the other one of these that I have, this one has a message inside. Here is a view of the inside message, ‘hap-py enjoying well-being and contentment’. And it shows a drawn smile.

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I like this one because you don’t see it too often and I like the smile on the side and the lovely happy message inside! I have a small one that also has a smile featured. What’s your favorite bag that you’ve received from Lululemon?


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Lululemon Coastal Om Sunset Yoga Class with Eoin and Insiya Finn Outside New Robson Store!

To celebrate the opening of the new Lululemon Athletica Robson Street store, there was a sunset yoga class right on Robson Street!

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It was led by alumni Ambassadors Eoin and Insiya Finn!

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And here are their pose demonstrators.

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Mermaids on stage and the bubble machine close by!

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And here we go! Let’s start off with some hugs!

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Here are some instructors correcting some of the poses.

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These three had on the new limited edition bicycle tanks!

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Yes, the fish mascot was doing some yoga poses!

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Yep, this class made the local news!

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Some stand out individual poses!

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I loved this little kid taking a ride on his Mom’s downward dog! Here’s another kid watching yoga.

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Here’s one of the Seawheeze volunteers I worked with! He still had the energy to do this class after our shift!

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A photo of the Lululemon Tesla!

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What a yoga class! This was a great celebration of the new store!


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Grand Opening of Vancouver Lululemon New Flagship Store Burrard at Robson Street

Thursday was the official grand opening of Lululemon’s new flagship store in Vancouver, on Burrard Street at Robson Street!

The store was open on Tuesday for the media and Wednesday as a soft opening.

I received an email saying that the first 100 people in line would get a special limited edition item!

I heard that the earliest people got there at 7 AM. I didn’t get there until around 9:15 and I was number 72. By the time the store had opened at 10, all of the numbers were gone.

Here’s a view of the line up.

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Grand Opening of Vancouver Lululemon New Flagship Store Burrard at Robson Street

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The first 100 people went straight for the limited edition shirts that we would get! There were womens racerback tank tops and mens 5 year t-shirts with a bicycle theme.

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This is one of the three that I bought. I liked it because of the red bottles of wine in the basket. Then, I also saw that it had a tiny sign showing my neighborhood, Kits, which is also where the first Lululemon store started.

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Here are some views of the rest of the store.

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This is the changing room area from two directions.

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Here is the check out area. They also had mobile check out machines on this busy day, too!

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This is really cool. These just look like photos of the bottoms. But if you watch them for a while, all of a sudden, the legs will move and you realize that they are videos of the pants!

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This is the community board area. It also included some Seawheeze information as well.

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Here are some photos of the exterior of the store. They were running a video of last year’s Seawheeze Half-Marathon!

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This is the largest mens section I have ever seen in a Lululemon store.

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Here is the mens shorts bar, where men can custom order their shorts.

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I really love this new store and look forward to not only shopping here but also having the free Sunday yoga classes here!


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Pre-Race Friday 2014

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Pre-Race Friday 2014

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Pre-Race Friday 2014

Here are some photos from the Friday, Pre-Race Day before the 2014 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon!

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I volunteered again at the package pick up area. We reported in at 6 AM and at 7 AM we let in the first runners eager to pick up their packages!

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Waiting runners were treated to partner yoga poses.

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On the way out, some volunteers helped the runners activated their Chip racing chips! Nice to see Chip Wilson’s smiling face!

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Outside, there were some other partner yoga poses.

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Whistler Water was one of the sponsors and had two beautifully costumed people at the booth. They also sponsor the Nooner yoga classes all summer, too!

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Here is a hydration station where people can fill up their water bottles.

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The runner’s massage area was popular, as always.

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Here’s another popular sponsor booth: Vega.

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This is the Rise Kombucha Booth.

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Here is the ever popular Organic Cotton Candy Truck!

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This is a popular sponsor: SPUD, which stands for, sustainable produce, urban delivery.

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Here was my particular favorite, Qoola frozen yogurt bars! You can taste the big pieces of fruit!

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Here are some views of people relaxing, enjoying the views of the water and mountains.

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Runners can get temporary tattoos here.

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Suki’s was doing hair styling here.

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This area offered free manicures!

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Here was something new this year: a mens section that offered razor shaves and fresh cuts!

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Here is the Lycra Moves You, Lycra Luon Lounge.

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Here is popular favorite, Saje Natural Wellness. There is a store close to me and I love buying their sprays! They had a yoga mat spray!

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This is the David’s Tea booth. I love their variety of teas! It was so refreshing to try different samples in this hot weather.

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Here is the big rubber ducky and the longest drive challenge close by.

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Here are some stilt performers walking around.

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And these are the ever popular fish musicians spotted on the race route.

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There are so many things to see and do pre-race day! Up next, another nooner yoga class!


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store 2014

Here are some photos of what was left of the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Showcase Store this year.

This store was supposed to be over 22,000 square feet. It did seem bigger than last year.

I got to see the store the day before and it had a pretty good inventory. I was really looking forward to getting some pieces!

I heard that people started lining up at the showcase store at 3 AM. The store opened at 7 AM. By the time it opened, there were so many people in line!

I didn’t get to the store until after my volunteer shifts (where we were run off our feet with all of the runners picking up their race packages), volunteering setting up the nooner yoga, and finally, doing the nooner yoga.

By the time I got there, it had been really picked over. I couldn’t believe how fast the inventory went. Needless to say, everything that I had my eye on, was long gone.

The biggest complaint? The store was open to the public, so runners who chose to pick up their race package would have to wait in line again. Somebody spotted an eBay ad selling Seawheeze items at 9:30! I really agree with the runners, that they should have gotten first pick. After all, many of them had paid for the entry, airline, hotels, restaurants, etc. The least Lululemon could have done was give them a little consideration.

I wish I could have been able to take pictures of the items that were sold out by the time I got there. There was some cute stuff. But, it was gone within the first hour of the sale.

I’m sure that I’ll see a lot of the Seawheeze special edition items at the race tomorrow! Check out the photos of the runners online on social media and you’ll be able to see them, too!

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