So now onto their products - I received my order in about 1.5 week which is pretty fast considering they ship from Canada. I really like the feel of fabrics they use and the quality and workmanship seems to be very good! Since the USD/CAD exchange rate is in my favor right now, I think I'm getting really great value. Their price point in CAD is not bad either though - a little bit lower than Lululemon I think.
Out of the 3 tanks I ordered, my favorite one is the Born tank in dark green. It's super lightweight, almost a burnout material. I love the drapey back and the color is great. It's actually darker in person than the online photos. It's only $27 USD too!
I wasn't sure about sizing, but I read that I could go one size smaller than my Lululemon size. That seemed to make sense since their sizes start at 0 as opposed to 2. So I ordered this tank in size 2. It's the right size!
The color is rather dark in person. It's a dark forrest green kind of color.
You can see better here the material which is semi-sheer:
The bottom is actually banded. It's not really elastic though. But it does cinch in a tiny bit:
The next 2 tanks I got I actually returned. But I'm really going to "exchange" for a different size with one of them. They don't really do exchanges, so basically you just ship it back for return and make a new order. They did offer me free shipping on my next order though, so that's nice.
The Monarch tank is the one that I need to exchange. The design is SO cute, and the fabric is soft and nice. It's only around $28 USD too.
So it comes in both black and watermelon heather. I got black, because I have a lot of tanks in that watermelon color family. I do like it though! I think the back is so pretty. I got this tank in size S, but it is way too tight and short for my liking. I think I can safely size up to M, and maybe even L if I want a loose, flowy fit. I'm just really not into tight fitting tanks nowadays.
Here's the up close of the fabric:
I love the back of this tank, of course. I got it in size S as well. Unfortunately I just don't think it looks that good on me. I need a few more inches.
The fabric of this tank is actually on the heavier and thicker side.
The jacket I ordered was on sale, which means final sale. But I thought it looked cute on the model and I could take a chance for the sale price of $55 USD. It is the Flower jacket in bright pink.
When I first put this jacket on, I immediately thought: the fit and fabric are so similar to the Lululemon Define or Forme jacket! I then read the fabric composition which is 86% supplex and 14% spandex - that's pretty much luon!
I got it in size 2. I think this is a form fitting style so 2 is my true to size. But could also size up to 4 for a looser fit. I like the tighter fit in the jacket though.
Even the zipper pull resembles Lulu:
The cuffin, thumbhole and even logo are very reminiscent of Lulu:
The zipper is hidden behind this extra material as shown below, so you can't see at all when worn:
So now this is what the jacket looks like without the hood - I like it better!
You can also see the lace on the back better without the hood:
I got this bra in a size up - size 4. I don't like tight bras so I didn't want to chance of it being too tight. It's got some fit issues though. The sides don't lay flat, which bothers me.
You also have to mess with the placement of the upper back strap or it doesn't look good. I have a feeling it might move around as you move. Too bad - it's a good idea, just doesn't completely work. That's probably why it's on sale lol.
It does look cute if you adjust it right though!
So anyway, if I could return this bra I probably would. But it's not a big loss so whatevs.
In general I think Titika seems to be pretty promising so far! I wrote to them that I'd like them to consider putting fit advice online about each item. That would help me order in the future and avoid having to return to Canada (you are responsible for return shipping cost). When they refund my credit card, I'm guessing it will be in CAD too and I wonder if my credit card company will charge me a conversion fee again! Argh. I hope Titika works out these details - ideally if they offer their products to the US with USD prices listed, I'd like to get charged in USD.
Anyway, like I said, they are new to the US so I'm not going to hold it against them yet. Excited to see what improvements they make and what other designs they come up with in the future! Maybe try out some tights too! Canadian readers - do you have experience with or advice about this brand?