A company town

Vancouver, in its own low-key Canadian way, is a company town. In the summer, Lululemon puts on waterfront yoga classes overlooking the North Shore. And, as we quickly discovered, visitors shouldn't be surprised to find a Lululemon yoga mat as an amenity in their hotel rooms. Chip Wilson, Lululemon's founder, has also donated big money to Vancouver. In 2010, he coughed up $1.5 million to keep the 14 pieces comprising Chinese sculptor Yue Minjun's "A-maze-ing Laughter" on public display -- and last winter, Wilson spent $8 million to build the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Lululemon added an additional $4 million of its own).


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated August 29 2013 09:45 AM ET
Join the Conversation
Lululemon: In an uncomfortable position

High-profile missteps (see-through yoga pants!) at the quirky apparel maker (groovy New Age training, anyone?) and dysfunction in the corner office threaten to derail an amazing run.

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.