How Lululemon Is Killing Juicy Couture

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Back in 2005, Juicy Couture was on top of the world. 

Its velour tracksuits were worn by celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to Jennifer Aniston.

Jessica Simpson was snapped wearing one while leaving the airport.  Pamela Anderson modeled one while buying her groceries.  Amy Poehler even wore one in the movie Mean Girls. 

Today, the brand, which is also known for its casual dresses, has fallen on hard times

Sales are down, and the company's new CEO is trying to change Juicy's strategy. 

But the reason for Juicy's problems is simple: its fashions haven't changed that much since its heyday eight years ago. 

Since then, the trends have changed and a new casual apparel brand has taken over: Lululemon. 

Lululemon sells a flattering mix of casual apparel and has done a good job of offering different assortments over the seasons. It uses tasteful logos (if at all), which appeals to today's consumer. 

Meanwhile, Juicy's items are emblazoned with garish logos that were more popular a decade ago. It still sells velour tracksuits, and tried to expand into handbags and jewelry.

Today, all the celebrities are stepping out in Lululemon, and that's where women are lining up to buy their casual-wear.

Juicy Couture is going to seriously alter its fashions if it wants to succeed. Women don't want to wear beaded velour tracksuits anymore. 



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