Thursday, February 3, 2011

Upload - Part II

Ok, I am tempted by the Oasis Wrap. Anyone have one from when they were out last time. Verdict?

Update: I like the idea of a cotton wrap but $78 is a lot and frankly, I am afraid of pilling (my Cabin LS is pilling a bit), fading and other quality issues that Lululemon has been having. I'd rather get a Hard Tail or Splendid wrap for the same amount.

Arghh, the Silverescent Hot Class tank is tempting me, too. Silver luon on top and circle mesh on the bottom. It reminds me of my sequence tank. I wonder if the straps are the same as the regular Hot Class tank or a little more substantial. I can't get a good look at it in the photo.

Update - All right, I order this Silverescent Hot Class tank. I love my silver luon Challenge tank (after they lowered the price to $58!) and I really like circle mesh and probably prefer it to sheer luon (sheer luon really highlights perspiration and I think circle mesh is a little more breathable and drapes better). I think the silver luon top will be more supportive than the power luxtreme in the regular Hot Class tank and I'm hoping the straps are more substantial. It should be here tomorrow afternoon and I'll post a fit review then. I'm not thrilled about paying $10 more but I really like the silver luon material - it's a bit thicker than regular luon but more breathable, hides flaws better, and is very supportive.


Oooh, the Urban Yogini Messenger bag is up - love the purple.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

isn't a "luon" bra part going to be more supportive than the power luxtreme top part the other hot classtanks are made iwth ? i think i'm going to get the black silverescent even though i EFFING HATE PAYING 10$ more for it.

Anonymous said...

The hot class short is available if you google them (hot class short lululemon) the link shows up and you can buy them (not the silver luon ones that are already on the site).

erica said...

i would definitely go with an oasis wrap rather than their knit wraps, which snag and pill. the price is reasonable considering a similar one by splendid would cost the same, if not more.

are the GW rumors based on something more than wishful thinking??

LuluAddict said...

I think the Gratitude Wraps are wishful thinking. As someone pointed out the GW is a fall/winter item and they are into the spring stuff now.

Jinii said...

I think they will bring gratitude wraps back eventually. They have to see how they are such a hot item! The no limits tank was a hot seller and they brought it back. I think the gratitude wrap sold better and still has more demand. Lulu would be stupid not to bring it back!

So glad I ordered my Cabin Tees the Aruba is sold out in all sizes but 10.

Kara said...

The GW riot is a little bizarre and kind of freaking me out...
Once again I am pleased that there's nothing I'm dying to have in this upload. I cannot afford to be tempted right now!

LuluAddict said...

@ Jinii - OMG - I think that's the fastest I've ever seen something sell out before!

LuluAddict said...

How weird, the website didn't charge me sales tax on my order. Has it charged it on yours? (I'm in the US)

Anonymous said...

luluaddict - is the black hotclass not in stores? how come you have to order it online instead of going to your stores. also, how do you get your things in ONE DAY

Anonymous said...

I just bought Run Distance Pullover in White, I am glad I waited rather than getting a black one last week, I think I took the last in size 12.

Anonymous said...

Actually when I bought the Pullover, I am in US, it didn't charge me taxes but when I looked at my PayPal I saw the total amount including taxes.

houndlvr67 said...

Do you think that Splendid and Lulu are "related" ? They use the same Rancho Dominguez distribution center and some of their colors have the same name...

Anonymous said...

Mine didn't charge me sales tax on the website, but my confirmation order to my email showed sales tax (US too)
All Aruba Cabins gone now (US side) That was way quick!
- Angela

amber said...

@Anon - If you're in So Cal, we usually get our orders within one day with standard shipping. I think we must be on top of a distribution center, frankly. It's amazing how fast the items arrive. Lulu, correct me if I'm wrong here.

@Lulu - did you get one of the boobs on a wire bras? I know you were excited about them awhile ago and I don't think they'd shown up in the US before.

LuluAddict said...

@ houndlvr67 - I have 3 Splendid tops and they are all made in the USA so I am thinking they are not related to Lululemon. The Splendid website says that Ella Moss and Seven for All Mankind.

@ anon 8:41 am - I guess the black Hot Class tank is in my local stores but it was shown under the regular Hot Class tank and not a special Silver Luon link so I didn't realize they had it. I didn't even know the Silver luon one had a circle mesh bottom (a primary reason I ordered it) until I saw the on-line description. I ordered it because I don't feel like running down to the store today and taking a chance it won't be there. I get it the next day because the US warehouse (or one of them, not sure how many they use) in is L.A.

Anonymous said...

Only thing remotely tempting for me is the margarita striped power y, but they look terrible on me. I'm just feeling like it's such a process to get anything from Lulu, it's either buy now or miss out. Aside from Thursday uploads, the size and color selection in what is available, even in a basic like the CRB's, really stinks. Makes me sad :(

LuluAddict said...

@ Amber - I didn't get the Boobs on a Wire bra after all. I don't think they had the size I needed (38DD) and sizing bras is so tricky, I didn't want to take a chance on a non-returnable item. It was only $9-14 off, too. If they had marked them down more, I might have bitten.

amber said...

@Lulu - ah, gotcha. I didn't even think about the fact that it was non-returnable. :( So lame that they didn't upload it as a regular priced item awhile ago so at least you (and others) could have seen if the sizing would have worked. What a bummer.

Amanda said...

Yes, I am in San Diego, and I get all my online lulu purchases next day, since they ship out of Carson, CA. It's amazing!!

Anonymous said...

anon 9:03, i'm starting to agree with you. it HAS become sort of cult-ish and it's not making me happy. and luluadd, you lucky duck - shipping to NYC is 6 days. LAME. and the next shipping option is $16? give me a break. they need to take some lessons from zappos. ugh. i need to QUIT lulu. today i feel DONE.

ChiRunner said...

I picked up the striped Oasis Wrap, the Silver Luon Hot Class Tank, and the Strata CRB. The latter two I probably counld pick up in store, but we just got hit by a blizzard and getting to the store would be a total pain.

And I agree with Kara - the GW frenzy is getting to be a little much. I'm a big fan of the GW and will definitely pick up another if they are re-released in some good colors, but all the rumor-based hysteria is making me tired.

LuluAddict said...

The GW frenzy is funny because I don't think it really came from anything except people wishing the jacket came back and talking themselves into it. When the NLT came back we had info from inside sources and I hope that is true about the Deep V but I will believe that comes back when I see it. I'm not a huge GW fan, I found it rather sack-like. I'd much rather see a Scuba Light jacket come out.

Anonymous said...

I have to run down to my local store today to pick up my alterations so I'm definitely checking out the silverscent in person. I didn't see it when I bought my other two in black and coal on Tuesday. I love the coal but I'm not digging the regular black hot class tank and if the silverscent is more solid looking, I'll probably make an exchange.

I like the wrap too but I don't think I can justify at that price for cotton, even if it is very comfortable. Maybe I'll snag off the exchange in several months.

Anonymous said...

I thought that lulu posting on FB yesterday to look out for the return of vintage pieces today is LAME given what was uploaded - have they never heard of underpromise and overdeliver? Huge let down in that dept. With what was uploaded they should not have made any sort of special announcement at all.

Snagged the blue stripe cabin (got the yellow in store this week) - THAT went fast. I'm also going to try the striped oasis wrap - will go back unless it is beyond fabulous.

The GW hysteria/begging/nagging on FB is getting old. It is not coming back until fall --- IF EVER. It is a fall/winter lulu item and they have stated that several times in the past. It is time to let go.

Audrey said...

Any feedback on the sizing for the Oasis wrap? It only went up to a size 10 :( Thanks.

Luna said...

no purchase for me from today's upload.
i was hoping for Sprinkler and solid Margarita CRBs. oh well.

TOO MANY black and grey items though! i want to see more colors.

Jinii said...

I agree that the GW hysteria is crazy. I think the idea spreads and then people who have never seen it have to stalk it. I would try it on a rerelease just to see if it lives up to the hype.

Anonymous said...

Yes, being in SoCal is amazing for online delivery. If I order even at 3pm on upload day, my package still manages to arrive next day, it's like fedex overnight express service! Much preferred/faster than my GEC phone orders which can take many days....

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 1:46 - I'm with you about the GEC - that is why I hardly ever order from them. They seem to take 2 days to fill the order and then at least 3-4 to get here. It's usually in my local store by that time.

cristie said...

I also wasn't charged tax on my order, weird...I ordered the Hot Class bra (for $29!), Hot Class shorts and the striped Oasis Wrap - I am anxious to see if I like the fit of this.

I also live in SoCal and rarely ever order from the GEC - it is miserable waiting a week for a delivery!

Becky said...

I ordered the Coal Strata CRB. Living on the East Coast in Canada, online ordering takes a week at least, and ordering through GEC takes close to two weeks. I can't even imagine the gratification of ordering and having it arrive the next day!! These are things that only dreams are made of!!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this blog. What is GEC?

Addy said...

Anon 8.06 pm : GEC is Lululemon's Guest Education Centre where you can call them and order items not available online.