Who is Patrick Winget?
Patrick Winget was one of Lularoe’s senior founding executives who suddenly left the company. Winget had been with Lularoe since the company was founded in 2013. He was the head of design and production and was highly regarded by the thousands mostly women Lularoe consultants. In fact, he enjoyed a celebrity status within the company.
Many of the consultants who were able to meet and take pictures with Patrick have posted those pictures on their social media accounts. Additionally, many Lularoe consultants praised Winget as being a so called “hero” and a “genius” whose “brilliant” mind contributed to their success as sellers.
In fact, Lularoe Patrick T was named after Patrick Winget. Last year, Lularoe had several pieces of clothing, leggings and shirts, which had Patrick’s face on them (see below).
In hundreds of social media posts over the years, LuLaRoe sellers have gushed about meeting Winget in person at LuLaRoe events. They have asked him to sign their clothing and have praised him as the “brilliant” mind, “man genius,” and “hero” behind the brand.
There’s a LuLaRoe garment named after him — the “Patrick” t-shirt — and late last year, the company sold thousands of t-shirts and leggings with an image of his bearded face printed across them.
Patrick Leaves Lularoe
In September 2018, Winget, in a now deleted post on Instagram, had announced he was no longer employed by Lularoe. He wrote, “Hello Everyone, Just wanted to let you all know that as of today I am no longer with LuLaRoe. I wish you all nothing but continued success. See you soon.” After his announcement, Lularoe headquarters sent out an email telling their consultants about Winget’s departure from the company. Patrick’s quick exit out of Lularoe has led many to speculate over the financial health of the company.
Top Consultants Leaving Lularoe
Many of Lularoe’s top consultants are leaving or have left the company. Some have opened their own Facebook boutiques while others decided to go to other multi-level marketing companies such as Piphany. The departure of so many top consultants have led to an increase of speculation of Lularoe either heading towards or are in bankruptcy. Right now it is simply rumors but it does have many consultants and ex-consultants concern. Lularoe has not refunded many of their ex-consultants. Some consultants who have left Lularoe has waited several months with no word as to when they will receive their refunds.
Over the years, Lularoe has been plague with several lawsuits. It remains to be seen if the company will be around for another year or if they are indeed heading towards difficult times.