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Lululemon Wannabe Fake Athleta Black Skirt Over Running Pants 560

This is a pair of Lululemon wannabe fake Athleta black skirt over running pants. I wasn’t aware of Athleta until a friend in New York told me about an Athleta store that had opened there. Apparently, they used to be an online retailer until they were bought by Gap.

Here is a full view of the front of the pants. It is made of a similar fabric but it is stiffer and not as comfortable as Luon.

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Lululemon Wannabe Fake Athleta Black Skirt Over Running Pants 560

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

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This is a close up of the bottom of the front.

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Here is a full view of the side of the skirt and pants.

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Here is a close up of the top of the side of the skirt. There is a gathered ruffle and a silver reflective strip.

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Here is a close up of the bottom of the side of the pants. There is a knit fabric insert.

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

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Here is a close up view of the top of the back skirt. There is a zippered pocket on the waistband.

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Here is a close up of the bottom of the pants. There are silver reflective strips.

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This is a close up of the silver Athleta symbol placed on the side, just like Lululemon started.

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This is a close up of the label. It is like the Lululemon one, a long strip. It says that it was Designed in Sonoma County, California.

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Here is a close up of the size inside. Is is size M and made in Vietnam.

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Here is the inside hidden pocket, just like Lululemon has.

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I wonder how Athleta is doing. There are so many companies that have blatantly copied Lululemon’s design features. Does anybody know more about Athleta?


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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!