Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Store Trip Report - Lulu Haul!!!

I actually bought enough items today  to make a decent haul video but I'm not sixteen years old so you'll have to settle for static photos of the goodies that came home with me.  My usual buying pace is about one tank per week so today was highly unusual. My virtual lululemon garage sale will be going up on ebay soon to make more room in my closet and replenish my bank balance. ;-)

I think this jacket looks darker, more black in real life
Yesterday I made up an interest list based on all the photos of the new stuff that we've been seeing but the new Pique Black Heathered Coal Mini Check Define (color code: BCMI/BLK) wasn't even under consideration. I have tried on pique Defines many times in the past but none of them ever appealed enough to me to actually buy it. However, the mini check has not only the pique texture but the mini check pattern. Like all pique jackets it is super soft inside. It was $108.  

I have one black Define in the Ikat print from last year but the print makes it hard to coordinate with tanks other than the Ikat print, purples, or solid black so I see this new Define as a replacement for the Ikat and will add versatility into my jacket wardrobe.

This is a close up of the Black Heathered Coal Mini Check Define. It is checked on the outside and striped on the inside. I believe this is the identical pique that is used in the new reversible Wunder Unders everyone is chatting about.

I also bought the Power Y in Heathered Black. This summer I had bought the luxtreme Heathered Black Power Y but the color looks different in the two different fabrics:

The luxtreme Power Y is on the left and the new Power Y in Heathered Black luon is on the right. 

I really like black patterns for my tanks and here is a comparison photo of, I think, nearly all the most recent black patterns:

 (left to right) Coal Ground Nesting Bird CRB, Black Seabed Power Y, Black Stripes Galore Power Y, Static Charcoal CRB, Black Wee Stripe Power Y, Heathered Black Luxtreme Power Y, Heathered Black Power Y (regular luon)


(Left to right) Heathered Black luxtreme, Heathered Black luon, Black Wee Stripe luon. Along the bottom is a Static Charcoal Cool Racerback in luon light.

I was very tempted to also get the new Currant Define. I thought it looked great with my coloring, but since I don't have a money tree in my backyard it stayed at the store. I might change my mind but for now I can live without it. I tend to like more muted colors for my outwear so I didn't think I would be reaching for a red jacket that much. I also have a lot of blue and purple tanks in my closet and I know the Currant wouldn't work with them. I don't know if there are two versions of this jacket but the one I tried on was brushed and was $108. 


I also tried on the Currant Scuba and was very tempted by it but I also thought I wouldn't reach for it that much.  I have three Scubas already so to add another I think it has to be unique. Although Lululemon rarely comes out with true reds many other companies do and I want to choose jackets that are different from anything anyone else is wearing. I think both the Currant Define and Scuba will be very popular. I had to go to another store to find my size in both these jackets.


I did get the Currant Scoop Neck, however.  I could not resist getting such a bright color to wear to the gym.


I bought the Heathered Smokey Rose Cool Racerback. I wasn't sure if I would like it but the heathering toned down the pink enough for me that I didn't feel like a six year old obsessed with Barbie pink. It's a gorgeous color and I can't wait to tear the tags off. I also bought the Elevation Space Dye Scoop Neck tank. It's such a bright, fun pattern I could not resist. It has a ton of colors in it and will go with six different jacket colors. I love when lulu makes tops with multiple colors in it. The pattern has Paris Pink, Smokey Rose, Currant, Heathered Plum, Heathered Black Swan, and Heathered Black in it.

I saw the new Currant Swiftlys and they are much oranger than I thought. They looked a lot like the Tango Red Swiftlys of last year.

I forgot to post that I also saw the new Heathered Plum Live Simply. It's a very pretty color. It almost looks like Plum was mixed with Black Swan to make the heathering.

20 comments:

Groovinpinky said...

The Currant looks like two different colors when you look at the Scuba and the Scoop Neck. Is it more orange than red? It is hard to tell from these pictures.

Anonymous said...

Any idea if there will be a currant stride jacket? I really like the longer length of the stride over the define jacket.

LuluAddict said...

The Currant Scoop and Define are the same. I tried them on together and they are the same red. I have taken photos from multiple stores so the lighting changes photo by photo.

Nicole said...

I bought the Current Define today also, along with the new striped Scoop and the Smokey Rose CRB. The new pink is one of the prettiest colors they have done in a long time.

Bye-bye greys and blacks - hello bright colors!

Nicole said...

And I agree - the Current Swiftly looks just like my Tango version.

Anonymous said...

i hope the red/multi scoops upload thursday!! or the red power technique. i have fallen in love with the power techniques.

Anonymous said...

I tend not to go for the solid scoops, but I'm thinking I need the Currant!

Anonymous said...

Love your shopping report - now did they have the currant CRB, a currant in stride jacket or a elevation power Y or flow Y? Thanks for helping us that can't do the actual stores.

yogibabe said...

Will get both the black gray mini check and the black heathered coal mini check pique WU crops, the Elevation Space Dye Scoop Neck, and the Heathered Smokey Rose CRB. have anyone seen a Currant Power Y? Was hoping to get one of those , rather that a Currant Scoop Neck. Oi! My aching wallet! These last few weeks have been brutal for my "virtual" money tree....

Anonymous said...

I agree that everyone will be in the currant, probably myself included. I love the color, and look good in reds. I have nothing red for workouts. I also have a friend who has a tango red jacket (Define?) and every time I see her in it, I love how sharp it looks. Still, currant is so bold that if everyone's in it, it will lose some of the wow. Going to the store tomorrow, so we'll see. It's all lulu in my workout classes, and while I don't mind exactly, lately it's getting a little silly. Half the time there is at least one, sometimes two people in the same tank I have on. I bought the heathered black WU crops, but just got notification from a local store of what looks like heathered black WU pants. They don't have any of the colors of the products listed on their notification page. I would prefer pants.

Which brings me to a question- have my WU reversible black/coal crops and love them. Do reversible black/coal WU pants come out in winter?

Anonymous said...

LULUADDICT - i got what you also purchased, but also bought the red define! For everyone who have not seen this in person, the RED is a TRUE sexy red.;-) (not an orange red either).

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the cabin long sleeve in person. I have seen it on line, sometimes I like it, other times I dont.

Anonymous said...

I tried on a cabin long sleeve and it just looked dumpy and frumpy on me. Super crazy omfortable, but did nothing for me, and the sleeves were awkwardly long. I was also freaked out by several reviewers who said that their cabin LS pilled between the layers after just a wash or two. I decided that for $68 (or whatever it cost, I forgot) that it was a risk that I was not willing to take.

Anonymous said...

I meant super crazy *comfortable*

Anonymous said...

I have the newer version of the Cabin and I love it. I sized down though - I am usually between a 4 and 6 and I got the 4 as it was more fitted, not as dumpy and frumpy.
After reading this post I'm seriously debating heading out to my Lulu store to see what they got in. and this despite impending snowstorm. hmm, just feel as if I need to see the Currant in person!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:39 pm - I have not seen any product notices with Currant Power Ys, Current Stride, Elevation Power Y or Elevation Flow Y yet. I would hope they are all coming, soon, though.

Anonymous said...

I didn't notice any heathered black in the striped elevation scoopneck - just heathered black swan/heathered plum. Maybe you could show a close up photo of the heathered black part...because I looked closely yesterday and I totally did not see any heathered black.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Luluaddict for the info at 11:11pm, it is greatly appreciated. I have to decide whether to shop this week or wait until the items I really want come out.

Anonymous said...

"Lulu Haul" - just saw some of the youtube videos and they are very entertaining! Thanks for the link, and next time we want to see your Haul Video :)

AZ Lulu Fan said...

Just came home with a Pique Black Heathered Coal Mini Check Define after seeing your pics. It's a versatile color/pattern and bunny fur soft. Love. I'm going to wear it all winter. Thanks for the recommendation!