Last week, Kirta from Lady Foot Locker e-mailed me and asked if I’d like to participate in an advisory panel for some new product that is part of the Fall 2013 buy for SIX:02, which is a new concept for Foot Locker brands. Right now, there are three test stores across the U.S. and I am lucky enough to have one at the mall right near my office! I’ve stopped in a few times and the selection is awesome.
On Friday, I headed into the city to Lady Foot Locker HQ. We walked in to a room filled with product, a table for the panel with some goodie bags lined up, and a photo shoot backdrop. In attendance was Jess, Allison (no blog), Allison, Jocelyn, Bianca, and Dana.
Sorry guys! No pictures because it’s not in stores yet, but I can tell you that there is some pretty funky stuff to look forward to!
Anyway, the day started off with lunch while chatting with the shoe and apparel buyers. We discussed what trends we’re hoping to see for fall, our thoughts on the product, and what makes us splurge on fitness gear.
It was interesting to hear the various opinions from everyone. While others said they splurge on super trendy fitness clothes or Lululemon quality, I find that fit is what gets me. If I find a sports bra or capris that fit comfortable and move well while I workout (read: no pinching love handles or flattened chest), I will buy them in multiple colors no matter the price! We also discussed how often we replace our workout gear. I usually look for new stuff when my old gear starts getting worn out. Sometime I make an impulse purchase though!
Afterwards, we were able to try on all of the Fall products and do a photo shoot, which was super fun. They brought in hair and makeup artists, too! I won’t have the photos until August but can’t wait to see how they turned out.
As soon as I got home I opened the Nike Brasilia 5 Duffle that they provided us with, which I LOVE because it’s super small and I have been looking for a bag this size. I don’t carry much with my when I go to the gym after work, so this is perfect.
Kirta told me that the whole shoe is knit with one string. Crazy, right?
They also gave me a pair of Nike Tempo Shorts, a pink Nike Dri-fit tee, a white Dri-fit Nike sports bra, and a VERY generous gift card.
I actually used a portion of the gift card today to purchase 2 Actra tops, these awesome Nike crops, and some socks. I am in love with patterned and colorful bottoms. I see a lot of those in my future!
I’ve done a few events with Lady Foot Locker in the past at Exhale Spa and Warrior Fitness Bootcamp and have really enjoyed them all, including being a part of the advisory panel. Thanks to Kirta, Rebecca and the LFL crew for having me! It was a great way to kick off the weekend.