Ugh! I swear I wear deodorant. I realized the smell has been coming from my Lululemon workout shirts. Okay – I’ve had them for years. Yes – I wash them regularly. But clearly I can’t get out the nasty smell that accumulates over the years.
I couldn’t take it anymore. I headed on over to Lululemon, which BTW, I haven’t visited in at least a year. On a side note, my wardrobe consists mainly of Lululemon. I have everything from pants, shirts, jackets, sweaters, socks, shorts, etc… I pretty much bought out the store
I picked up 2 new black shirts. I need to wear black for work. They’re also very slimming. Plus, they come with the built in bra which works wonders for my bodacious tat-as.
When I was checking out, I asked the woman behind the counter how I can keep the funky odours out of my shirt. (I don’t embarrass easily.) She recommended washing your Lululemon clothing with detergent + 1 cup of vinegar. She also said you can head over to your local sporting goods store and pick up heavy duty “athletic” detergent. I think I’ll try the vinegar option first.
Here are some other tips I’ve learned through the years about Lululemon clothing:
- Wash all Lululemon stuff together, no cottons
- Wash in cold water
- Hang to dry (or at the very least don’t include any other clothing)
- No dryer sheets
I’ve been obsessed with their products for years. I even had to unsubscribe to their email list because it makes me want to go out and buy the latest and greatest.
Lululemon actually has a brilliant marketing strategy. They offer most pieces in limited quantities. This makes women rush out to buy it before they are gone. It’s scarcity marketing. People eat this up – me included!
I know Lululemon is not cheap. But really, the stuff lasts. I live in it – I need it to last.
At the store, I experienced awesome customer service. I even asked the check-out lady if there is a discount for fitness instructors. Guess what? Trainers get 15% off all purchases as long as they bring in a copy of their paystub. I didn’t have mine with me but they honoured my CanFit Pro card anyway. I ended up saving $20. You know how I like a good savings!?!
Lululemon truly is a great store with a great philosophy. My credit card hopes I don’t have to go back anytime soon