Sunday, June 27, 2010

Potion Purple Run: Swiftly Bleeds!

Ugh, I've read about Lululemon's bleeding problems but haven't experienced it until now. I finally washed my Potion Purple Run: Swiftly for the first time and noticed the tops of my sidewalk and white Featherlite socks looked pinkish. I happened to wear a white bra under my shirt today and sure enough, the armpits were stained purplish. I also washed my Run: Team Spirit crops with the white splatter band at the top with my swiftly shirt but the white band did not pick up or, most likely, retain the pink stain. Luckily, everything else I washed it with was purple, coal, or black.

Yay, the white band remained white

Boo, tops of socks are now faintly pinkish

Anyway, for those of you who bought a potion purple swiftly, be sure to wash it with only similar colors or other black items and wear it with a black or similar colored bra.

16 comments:

Luvlulu said...

I wore my potion purple run swiftly tank on Wed. with a white flow y and mine did not bleed. I had already washed the tank by itself before wearing it. I think I am going to always wash it separately so to avoid any future problems.

pilatesmom said...

Thanks for the tip. I have not worn/washed mine. I'll wash it today separately....

Becky said...

I wonder if it is just the swiftly fabric that bleeds, or if it is all things potion purple? I think I will wash my swiftly tank (bold blue) by itself tonight to avoid the chance that it may bleed onto one of my white bras. I always wash my lulu on cold, and use vinegar instead of fabric softener to help 'set' the color. Then, hang to dry.. so far I have been lucky.

Anonymous said...

I washed my run empower crops ( black/potion purple ) by the hand the other day, and I'm really glad I did!!! The purple ran in the sink! I'm thinking it's all potion purple items.. I have heard alot of women complaining about that color running on the FB page.

LuluAddict said...

I have a couple of Potion Purple items - Define Jacket and a Push UR Limits tank and haven't noticed a problem. However, I would have washed the Potion stuff with my other dark lululemon items so I wouldn't have seen anything.

Luvlulu said...

@anon 7:30 - How do you like the Run: Empower crops? I am thinking of getting a pair. I don't run so I am not looking for the features for running but they looked cute on and felt good. Thanks for the input.

Stephanie ( aka Anon 7:30 ) said...

I LOVE my crops... I just ordered another pair this am ( all black ) They feel so light and extremely comfy. When running I feel like I have nothing on the bottom! haha but I would 100% reccommend these to anyone. There is a huge difference from the Groove crops to the empower. Luxtreme feel so soft and light. I will wear them all summer. Well worth the money. I stayed with my reg size ( for the grooves..8 ) I had a 10 in the black but sold them. I found when I was running I was pulling them up at the waist and thru the thighs, the 8 fit much better. A nice snug fit ( which I want for running )
Hope it was helpful!

mollywaffles said...

Really disappointing for the price! Luckily it didn't ruin too much, but that shouldn't happen.

pilatesmom said...

Stow N Go jacket in loot for $29. I'm passing on this one but thought someone might be interested...

momof5 said...

what happened to the flashback jackets and the free 2 bes -- are they moving them to loot or are they gone? Weird!

Anonymous said...

I am hoping they are moving them over.. I am watching very close!! I will die if I miss out, I am wanting a flashback really badly!!!
an hour ago they had them in all colors all sizes.. and now they are saying theu sold out.. something is up!

Anonymous said...

I have the Run:Energy SL in purple, and didn't notice anything when I washed it, but I was sure to wash it with other dark Lulu clothing, as I'd read a lot of crappy feedback about the bleeding. Seems fine, but I wouldn't wash it with light items just in case.

The CDN site isn't showing any F2B or FB jackets at all. But I saw some in-store this week. Wonder what's going on... I would love to get a F2B in Angel or purple - love it!

momof5 said...

I called the GEC because I would love to snag the white flashback with savage and she said they are sold out -- I go they had all sizes and colors like an hour ago -and now they are all sold ut -- and then she goes -- yeah I dont really know whats going on -- WOW -- thanks for your help!! LOL

Kristin said...

Sorry about the bleeding - that stinks! Is Lulu cheapening out on the dyes they use? Thanks for the warning that problems are continuing with new colors.

houndlvr67 said...

I had my pow pink swiftly bleed on my daughter's Nike top in the wash (hmmm subliminal messaging maybe?). I saturated the "compromised" garment with Oxy-Clean and the stains vanished. Hope this helps...

LuluAddict said...

Thanks, hndlvr, I'll try the Oxyclean.