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lucy activewear Releases New Performance Pieces for Fashion-Forward Runners

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 30, 2010 – The lucy® brand’s run collection gets a makeover with this week’s arrival of new eye-catching prints and colorful details.

The newest additions to the lucy® brand’s run collection offer the perfect blend of fashion and performance. Designed to flatter, the new Color Blocked Propel Knee Pant and Distance Knee Pant feature fashion print accents and sleek contrast seaming down the sides of the leg. Both new bottoms are made with compressive, moisture-wicking lucy truetek™ fabrication with ultraviolet protection. They also feature a Coolmax® gusset, reflective piping, anti-chafe flat seams and mesh panels behind the knees for ventilation.

New coordinating run tops are also packed with performance and fashion: Updated print versions of the Propel Tank are perfect for summer running, while the sleek new Distance Half-Zip is the ideal lightweight layering piece. Feminine and functional, the Distance Half-Zip features ultra-flattering contrast princess seaming and reflective accents. Both new tops are made with moisture-wicking lucy powermax™ fabric and feature mesh detailing and strategically placed back vents for maximum airflow.

With these new eye-catching styles, the lucy® brand is encouraging runners to get out and race this summer, whether it’s a marathon or their first 5K. Through the end of August, customers who present a race bib get 20% off any full-priced lucy® item at any one of the brand’s 65 US locations. In addition, winning runners who come in first, second or third dressed in head-to-toe lucy® get a free Training Tank and Propel Bottom.

About lucy

lucy activewear designs and sells fashion forward performance apparel for athletic women. Over the past ten years, the lucy® brand has grown from, an online-only retailer, to a national bricks-and-mortar chain operating 65 stores. In August of 2007, VF Corporation, a global leader in lifestyle branded apparel, completed its acquisition of lucy activewear, Inc. As a result, lucy® is now a wholly owned subsidiary of VF Corporation.

About VF

VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler®, The North Face®, Lee®, Vans®, Nautica®, 7 For All Mankind®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, lucy®, John Varvatos®, Kipling®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders® and Splendid®. VF Corporation's press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the Company's home page,