Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Today's Shopping Trip - Bargain Hunting

Today we walked at the beach and then stopped at the Fashion Island Lulu store on the way home. I got to see the new $84 Mens Reponse shorts. The description on the website is not correct, only the liner part has the lines of silver in it. Since it's such a small part of the shorts, I don't get the $20 bump in price. The Silver Luon Yoga Shorts are only a $10 bump in price over the regular version and the silver runs through the whole short.

The store still had a decent amount of markdowns in both mens and womens. I did a little 2012 Christmas shopping and bought a marked down Chili Bolt Tech shirt for my brother for next year. (My poor family, they all get lulu for Christmas.)

I also got the bandana for $9 (was $18). I'm hoping to be able to use it on hikes.

I also picked up a pair of the Savasana socks for a friend. They were marked down to $24 from $42.If you are looking for these chances are your store still has them tucked away somewhere.

I also picked up some more markdown underwear in two styles I haven't tried yet and that are now discontinued: the Lacey Lulu Hotshort and the Smooth Moves Girlshort. Both were $7.
 
I'm waiting for one other lulu gift card to get here before I do some real shopping. My sister ordered it just before Christmas but apparently it's coming by pony express.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm guessing your friend and your brother don't read your blog?? lol

Holly Jones said...

The Savasana socks are now on the website in Loot.

And OMG you guys hurry, the tutu is there, too! You'd better hurry before they all sell out!!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

There are new items in loot but no inventory! I can't add anything to my cart :(

Anonymous said...

Why would they upload more items and make them live on the website without assuring that there is the ability to purchase said items?! Lulu really needs to get a grip. They are really lazy and disorganized with their website. Sad :(

Anonymous said...

yeh, i thought I was crazy when I looked. I just figured they were all sold out. I hope LULU reads the blog because they really need to get on top off whoever is responsible for what gets uploaded/descriptions etc.
All they are doing is giving themselves a bad reputation .

Anonymous said...

Koala, so all that new loot has now been deleted...the dance fitness pants had been added for 79! Oh well...

Anonymous said...

That is supposed to read "ok"...not "koala"...how autocorrect got koala out of ok I do not know???

Anonymous said...

I ordered the dance roll legging for $79 this morning before anything was taken down - I really hope I don't get the email saying they were actually out of stock!

Anonymous said...

anon 1003 , you probably put ko instead of ok, lol :) ... i bought the quick step pants, does anyone have those??

Olivia said...

I finally made a trip out to the less busy store of the two where I live (Ottawa, ON, Canada - Westboro location) and snagged a black rehearsal tank for only $29 vs $34 on the website! Yay!

The gym bags were all only $49! It was nuts! Tea tumblers were $14. Toques were $24. There weren't many other outstanding deals though, these were just the ones I pondered. They were out of 50 Reps on sale for $24 which I was bummed about!

Also the store was so busy and crowded - good thing I didn't need any try-ons!

Anonymous said...

Black Friday sales were better than the boxing day sales. Groove crops were $39, now they are only reduced to $59. They went up for boxing day?

Lulu IT Girl said...

Does your store let you guys keep the tags on markdown items? My store finally woke up and let us keep ours but that's after they have cut off the tag off the garment, cut off the sticker price and than with their red/black felt markers write final sale all over the description! What is the purpose of doing this? So frustrating. When I purchase items online from Loot, the tags are all intact with price included. Wish they were more consistent with their sales practice.

LuluAddict said...

I've only had the tags cut off on my stuff a couple of times. One was at a trunk show, they cut the price portion off which I don't understand since I paid full price for the item. The other time was at a store that they closed because it was doing poorly. That store had a special 70% off sale on a lot of stuff. They kept the tags. I was annoyed because I like to keep the tags. On regular markdown stuff my stores always leaves the tags attached. Are you in Canada Lulu IT Girl? Maybe it's a Canadian thing or maybe they do it when the markdowns are above a certain %-age?

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:01 - I also got a pair of the Quick Step in the Blurred Grey (that color is out of comfort-zone) but I needed something to match the blurred Grey soft LS Run Turn Around -- (those I bought 3 of and LIVE in them every single day) -- I do like the Quick Step - nice pants -- and i didn't hem them -- the GEC showed me how to cinch it up and then I could also make them into crops later - I Likey!!

Anonymous said...

anon 11:01, i think you are correct! lol i must've hit "ko"...quick step is great! hope you enjoy! super comfy :)

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:01 -- I picked up the QSPs in Coal on markdown and love them. The leg is slim and the length is great for me since I'm petite. For $69, it's an awesome deal. Really contemplating buying the Black as well, but I don't need it. :)

Anonymous said...

I think what we got today in the WMTM section was just a "preview" of what will be there tomorrow, hopefully this time with the markdown items in stock so we can purchase them indeed.

Btw, was told the Will pants will make a come back tomorrow. No explanation though as to why they all disappeared in the first place, other than "oh didn't know they were not online, maybe they were taken off the site by accident.."

Lulu IT Girl said...

Yup, I'm in Canada. I'm surprise to hear a Lulu store doing poorly. I didn't think that would never happen.

Anonymous said...

Quickstep Pant have two drawcords. One on the side and one on the hem so you can cinch both ways :)