When Santa Monica publicist Kevinie Woo got the word of a looming shortage, "at first I was a little bit panicked."
The product in question: yoga pants. But not just any yoga pants.
Lululemon Athletica Inc., the purveyor of pricey athletic wear, is warning of a squeezed supply of its signature black yoga pants, form-fitting women's garments that have developed an almost cult-like following nationwide.
The news came after the company announced it would be recalling thousands of pairs from store shelves because of a manufacturing defect. Customers had complained that the material was too sheer, revealing more than the bendy-stretchy crowd was accustomed to seeing.