What Laurent Potdevin Brings to Lululemon

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Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- In today's Triple Threat, Behind the Brand Media's Jennifer Walsh and Bloomberg's Jeffrey Hayzlett and Julie Hyman discuss the outlook for Lululemon. They speak with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

Buyback happening.


well, first, there was this.

But frankly, some women's bodies -- frankly, some women's bodies don't work for this.

They don't work for some women's bodies.

And then there was this.

I would like to talk to you today about the last few days around the bloomberg interview.

I am sad for the repercussions of my actions.

And now there is this.

The team at lulu lemon has done an outstanding job building momentum.

It has ended in a c-suite shakeup.

The man you just saw laughing hysterically in his introduction video will be replacing ceo christine day as the company hopefully launches a new strategy.

First, they've got a new team.

Correct he is a frenchman.

He was at lvmh.

Then he was at burton, the snowboard company, and most recently at tom's. he has been hired because he brings a unique set of experiences from each of those jobs.

At tom's, a background of building the brand, especially since it is such a philanthropic company, the one for one program.

And burton, out of technical performance in terms of the products themselves, snowboarding and snowboarding gear.

And then at lvmh, a global brand.

They are hoping he will bring all of these things to bear in his new position.

And christine day was viewed favorably as the ceo.

But she got caught up in the whole sheer pants scandal because of those comments.

This is a preemptive strike.

This will not look good on thursday and the news will be bad.

This is what you want to do when you want to give these guys at least a fair shake.

I'm talking about their thursday earnings.

We said about a week ago, most of us were sitting at the table talking about this.

The fact that they went in and cap someone from the industry, i think that's a smart move.

They brought somebody from starbucks before into it.

Also a former starbucks executive who is now the chairman of the company who was taking control.

Maybe earnings are going to look bad.

Do you think that he really did damage with those comments?

Did women say that i don't want to buy these pants because this guy is blaming me for them not fitting?

I think they went through a tough time.

Lorentz -- lamont is a great pick for these -- this company.

I think you will see a quick uptick in 2014. the damage is done and they needed repair.


Most of the customers at lulu lemon are winning.

Why not find a woman to run the company e i think just laurent himself is very charismatic and energetic.

He is one of those guys that can really lift a company, no matter the customer, female or male.

I think we will see a lot of the tom's influence into the new lulu lemon.

Without question -- i mean, they alienated some people.

This was in the paper in vancouver yesterday.

I still don't think it was the comment that caused this.

I think it was another comment in the interview where he said, we are just too rich.

I really do.

Maybe he is too rich to be

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