Oh no. I just found out what's moving in to the space abandoned by Banana Republic, and I think I'd like to invite them back. (See previous post here.)
It's called Lululemon Athletica -- "A yoga-inspired athletic apparel company" that originated in Vancouver.
Their website says they have a manifesto. (Apparently, they're not just for surrealists anymore.)
The key tenets of the Lululemon manifesto?
*Drink FRESH water and as much water as you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins and keeps your brain sharp.
*Observe a plant before and after watering and relate the benefits to your body and brain.
*Live near the ocean and inhale the pure salt air that flows over the water. Vancouver will do nicely. Stress is related to 99% of all illnesses.
I'm not making this up. I wish were making it up, but I'm not. Their website also says that one of their core values is greatness: "We create the possibility of greatness in people because it makes us great. Mediocrity undermines greatness."
Um. Hmmm. Well, great.