Word on the street (this just in group) is that the Gratitude Wraps are on store line plans due to come out in October. I’d initially heard the rumour from an educator back in the Spring that they were coming back but then they just never made an appearance.
The Gratitude Wrap is kind of the oddest item of all lulu items but not because of it’s design. The oddness of the Gratitude Wrap is in it’s cult following and how much they are going for on the resale market. There are a couple of groups on facebook just dedicated (Gratitude Wrap Lovers, Bring Lululemon’s Gratitude Wrap PLEASE!!) to this wrap and they have sold on ebay for up to $400 for much coveted colors (Fox Brown, Stitch Blue, Heathered Mudd and Raspberry). The Gratitude Wrap has been such a conduit for negativity in many discussions that the Lululemon Exchange Group has had to create a separate sales page where people can offer their wraps for sale for whatever price they like. The idea of the main exchange page being that no bidding wars are to be started. The This Just In Group keeps a close eye on discussions that can quickly get out of hand and take a turn for the sour.
I really hope that with the re release of the Gratitude Wrap that it tempers the feveverishness in which they are bought, sold and traded and even discussed. I doubt highly that the old colors will be re-released, and right now the rumour is that it is only black that will be released in October. As much as I love the Gratitude Wrap, I’ve sort of hated the effects it’s had on the groups and on people so I hope lululemon saturates the market with lots of color choices equally as pretty as the old variety. I suspect though that the old unicorns (or ‘my
pretty Precious’ if your a LOTR Fan) will always be unicorns. I hope lululemon doesn’t choose to increase the prices greatly on these wraps based on the popularity. They initially sold for $125 and went quickly to markdown for $84 because so many colorways where released at one time.