Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boxing Day Insanity!

The Masonville Lululemon store posted a photo of the line to get in. This is insane! The deals are not that great unless the Canadian stores have better deals (and it better be a bunch of $19 tanks!) than the US or the websites. I went to the Irvine store around 9:30 this morning and there were less than a dozen or so people in the store. I'm sure it will be busy later but this does not look fun at all.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boxing Day here in Canada is equivilent to the US Black Friday. Everyone has their Christmas money, gift cards, etc. and goes crazy buying what they really wanted for Christmas.

I went home for the weekend and stayed away from anything to do with long lines, malls, and anything but online shopping ;)

Anonymous said...

Went to the Lululemon Eaton Center store this morning, and there was no line to get in, but the store itself was busy. The prices were the same as online, but online has a much better selection of items.

Michelle Q said...

Luluaddict - is there a good sale rack at the Irvine store? I'm debating going out, but I've got my 2 kids with me, so I'm wondering if it's even worth it.

LuluAddict said...

@ Michelle - I didn't think the rack at Irvine was that special. The prices were what is on the website and nothing extra seemed to be on sale. They have the new running tops, though. It wasn't very busy when I went a couple of hours ago.

@ anon 11:28 - I think shopping on line was definitely the smart way to go.

Breianna said...

Masonville is my local store and this picture on facebook made me so glad I didn't go down. I'm not dying for anything on sale anyways. I think I would rather use my gift cards for new product.

LuluAddict said...

@ Breianna - I'm with you. I'm not a fan of any of the sale items/the price isn't low enough for me to bite. I'm saving my $ for new tanks/items, too.

Glow said...

The line was crazy here too. Good thing I arrived an hour early, and was one of the first 10 people in the store LOL. ;)

By the time the store was ready to open, 80-100 people were in line!

Glow said...

Sorry to double-post but I thought I'd share more of my Boxing Day experience:

I bought the Ambition Pullover in black. It's seriously adorable, and I find it slimming! Also picked up the marked down Ultra Run pants ($79), as well as haze/coal Reverse Groove shorts for $29! I went to two different stores, and interestingly, the on-sale items were not consistent. For example, in one store the Alignment tanks were on sale, but not in the other. However, what was consistent was that the markdown racks were heavily filled with Dance Sweat Pants, Belt it Out Pants, and persimmon/coal and teal zeal Power Ys. Many of the things that are marked down on the website are not marked down in the stores that I went to (eg: Dash tights). I wouldn't say there were really AMAZING deals in store, but I expected it to be this way. Overall, I got what I wanted, but you could probably save yourself the hassle and just shop online.

Luvlulu said...

I went to my local store in Santana Row and there wasn't a line to get in. It got busier as I was in the dressing room but nothing crazy. I got a white & snorkel blue Resolution LS, passion inner awareness tank, regular price of course because they are new. On sale I got a solid black heart tank for $29 and a very violet/black strap push ur limits for $39 (it's my first push ur limits tank). I love luxtreme tanks but I only had the Run: Zoom Singlets. I felt the new swiftlys and they felt softer than the last batch. I may end up getting a LS but not sure yet. I noticed on the wunder under crop with the rainbow band the color is called "boxing day quilt". I thought that was different. Usually it's spring quilt, fall quilt or winter quilt. I did notice the flow y bras in the black roses print were repriced at $38 (why $3 off?) and there was only one black roses power y in size 4 for $39.

RunMama said...

My store front lulu was busy but with a line-up for change rooms, but no wait at the cash. I got the POM jacket as it was suddenly much more attractive at the reduced price, and marked down run gloves. I went to a mall as well and the lulu in there was insane, there was at least 50 people in line to get into the store. I passed on that. When I arrived home it seemed to me the store prices were the same as the online loot prices, with pretty much the same stuff. Although the ombre bags were on for $69 at the store.

Anonymous said...

Our stores dont open here until tomorrow (Halifax) If we dont get the expected snow storm i will be at lulu around 9:30 the store doesnt open until 10 but in previous years there has been insane lineups to get in even around that time. Im hoping for the same things that are online cuase everything has sold out in my size. It will be extremely busy there tomorrow like it has been this entire month, most days there has been a line up outside. our store is very very small and im envious of all these larger stores. I think the max they let into our store is 30 ppl. The line up for the changing room is always insane so im glad i pretty much know how everything fits that would be marked down and anything else ill just buy and return at a later date. If im lucky someone will return a SE gray scuba with removable sleeves this week.

LuluAddict said...

I was hoping to see some Heart Tanks on sale at the store I went to but there were none. I was also hoping for the new Inner Awareness and CRB in the new colors but the Irvine store didn't have them.

Luvlulu said...

@Luluaddict - my store had the inner awareness in passion, faded zap and snorkel blue with black straps. I sized down in this tank. It's long so I had it hemmed just a bit. Can't wait to pick it up on Wed. I am going to wear my heart tank tomorrow to spin class. I also saw the wish blue/poncho striped stride for $89 and the one of the tanks in that print marked down as well but they only had one of each.

M said...

@Luvlulu - oooh - faded zap inner awareness! I'll be buying this. I already bought the black microstripe one and loved it so much I decided I needed a plain black one!

Kate said...

Went to my Lulu this morning, there was a 2min line to get in and a 35min line for change rooms. You were better off ordering off the Loot section if you knew your sizes. Selection is minimal; I only walked away with a Push Ur Limits Tank in teal zeal. Overall Boxing Day shopping this year has been pretty quiet. Went to two malls and only bought two items. Sad I missed out on the Relaxed Fit Crops and Flow Y Bras online, I checked the Loot page as I was waiting in Lulu for a change room(oh well, there's always next time.) No crazy spending for me this year.

Luvlulu said...

@M - I almost bought the black microstripe inner awareness but went with the CRB instead. I also almost bought the solid black but took a chance there would be more colors coming in that tank and I'm glad I did. Once I wear it and know for sure I like it, I may go back and get the solid black one. Faded Zap is a bit bright for me but I do have it in a CRB , flow y and featherweight socks so that's enough for me.

Anonymous said...

Today, I was going to make some online purchases but by the time I got home all the stuff I was really interested in was sold out. On a whim, I went to the mall an hour before it closed just to check out what lulu marked down. Lots of the items in the store were marked down way more than they were online. I got a belt it out pant, power Y tank, Run: swifty racerback and a push ur limits tank all for $19! It was an awesome shopping day!

Anonymous said...

I got the Lift Your Spirits jacket and loved it. I know the reviews weren't really good but I sized down and it was really cute. The online price is $118 but the tag at the store read $148. I asked the guy there and he said it was mismarked. I also tried on the Resolution skirt and glad I did because I had ordered one online earlier in the day. Ended up canceling the online one because it was heavy fabric compared to my other Lulu skirts and the back had three layers to it? It would have driven me crazy to run in that thing.

Anonymous said...

All these people aren't actually lining up for lulu. Half of them were lining up for Aritizia next door, I think the line up for Aritizia was even longer ... Lots of deals though!!

LuluAddict said...

@ Anon 6:46 pm - You lucky duck! I was looking for $19 deals but didn't find any. I'm hoping there will be more markdowns as the month goes on. Today's racks were pretty much the first cut markdown.