WTF: Bloomingdale’s Wants to Bring Back the Juicy Couture Tracksuit
The throwback-fashion resurgence of 2016 continues. We’ve really loved watching the comeback of ’90s style essentials over the last year, and have been rocking a lot of the key looks ourselves (hello chokers and Doc Martens). But what about the early 2000s? Well… TBH, we remember it as a confusing and not-so-cute time in the world of fashion. Hip-huggers and visible thong whale tails, anyone? So we couldn’t believe it when we heard the news that Bloomingdale’s is bringing back one of the ugliest trends of the weirdest fashion decade in recent memory: the Juicy Couture velour tracksuit. With so many gorgeous colorful athleisure options these days (we mean, can you beat a Beyonce athleisure line?), what gives?
The Juicy tracksuit was everything in 2000-2004. Every celeb had JC on their bodies while they shopped and hung out in LA, sometimes even wearing them to red carpet events (we’re not naming names, ahem, Lindsay Lohan). Paris Hilton and Britney Spears were the epitome of Juicy tracksuit fans, often pairing them with rhinestone accessories and tiny dogs.
But why would anyone want to wear this outfit in 2016, over 10 years past its heyday? We’re assuming the buyers at Bloomingdale’s know something we don’t, because they’ve partnered with Juicy’s cofounders to create a capsule collection of these classic tracksuits, which will be available at Bloomies in July for both girls and women. The separates range in price from $88-108 for women, and the pants come in both slim and flare styles. This pricing is odd, considering you can still scoop up a Juicy jacket for under $30 at Kohl’s.
We guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens with this release. It’ll either be a confusing success or a total (fashion) flop.
Will you buy an updated Juicy Couture tracksuit? Tell us @BritandCo!
(h/t Racked, photos via Kevin Mazur and L. Cohen/ Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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