If you’re wanting to know all of the details behind a Lululemon rip tag, you’ve come to the right place!
Maybe you’re trying to learn more information about your Lululemon item, want to make sure it’s authentic, or are just interested in the behind-the-scenes processes behind your favorite athleticwear brand.
In this post, you’ll learn how to decode a Lululemon rip tag, deciphering all of the valuable information on it. After this, I’m sure you’ll never look at these seemingly inconspicuous tags the same way ever again!
What Is A Rip Tag?
A rip tag is a signature Lululemon item. Lululemon is known for its long, shimmery tags located inside its garments.
White these tags can seem unassuming, these rip tags house a decent amount of information about your Lululemon item. It includes where the garment was made, the material, washing instructions, the RN number, and more.
Determine The Age Of Your Lululemon Item
One piece of information that your Lululemon rip tag will tell you is the general age of your Lululemon item. In this section, we will evaluate different rip tags made in different Lululemon eras.
Prior to 2017
First, let’s go over rip tags on clothing items that were produced prior to 2017. You will see the size of the item, then the Lululemon symbol, then it will say “lululemon athletica.”
These items, as you may be able to tell, are typically older. Many of these items can actually be pretty rare and highly sought after.
Around 2017, Lululemon changed up its rip tag style. This time, they dropped the “atheltica” from the rip tag.
These tags will look similar to ones produced prior to 2017. When inspecting a 2017-2019 tag, you will first see the size of the item, then the Lululemon logo.
However, underneath the Lululemon logo, you will see it just states “lululemon” not “lululemon athletica” anymore.
Around 2020, Lululemon made another change to their rip tags, again removing more information. If you’re looking at a current Lululemon rip tag, you will see the size of the item with the logo underneath.
On these tags, you will not see “lululemon” or “lululemon atheltica” anywhere on the tag.
Are Lululemon Style Numbers On Rip Tags?
Although Lululemon rip tags provide a lot of information, Lululemon style numbers are not located on the rip tag.
Instead, consumers can find their Lululemon style number on the size dot. If you’re wanting to identify your Lululemon item, read our complete guide on Lululemon size dots and style numbers.
Batch Numbers On Lululemon Tags
Instead of including a Lululemon style number, this brand puts batch numbers on their rip tags. Batch numbers help with identifying when an item was produced.
The batch number will be located at the bottom of the rip tag. Here are some examples of batch numbers:
Lululemon tags also contain RN numbers. RN numbers are Registered Identification Numbers. In Canada, it is known as the CA number.
The RN number is an identifying factor for brands that sell textiles. Having the RN number is an important piece when it comes to authenticating items and brands.
Lululemon's RN number is 106259. If you see this on a garment tag, you can have confidence that it is authentic Lululemon.
Do I Need To Remove My Lululemon Rip Tag?
By nature, rip tags are meant to be taken off. They are lightly stitched onto the item to allow for easy removal.
After all, with the length of Lululemon rip tags, it can get annoying and itchy to leave them on. However, there is nothing wrong with leaving them on if that is your personal preference.
If you want to resell your Lululemon items at some point after you’re finished wearing them, leaving rip tags intact can help increase the resale value of the item.
And with that, we’ve learned what information we can find on a Lululemon rip tag, if you should remove your rip tag, and how rip tags should look. Hopefully you’re walking away with new knowledge and feeling like a Lululemon expert!