Friday, January 27, 2012

Photo From the Chicago Warehouse Sale


A friend sent me this photo of the line for the Chicago warehouse sale around 8ish this morning.Oofa! Good luck shopping, Laura!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

um, no, that's okay, i'll wait till the stuff shows up on "loot", in my local store or on eBay. best of luck, folks, hope the wait is worth it!

Lululunatic said...

LOL, I will wait till August and hit up the warehouse in VanCity, its where it all comes from and at the same prices, so I will skip the line thank you!

Anonymous said...

Careful, don't expect a lot from the warehouse in Vancouver... It was thoroughly disappointing and surprising tiny ( like half the size of a regular store!) with only the loot online, but at higher prices...

Anonymous said...

Totally disagree! It is smaller but I always get amazing deals there. For a few weeks they have been having blowout deals. None of which are online. Last week I got a Power Y and a scoop neck tank for $10 each!!! And all running shorts were $10 with lots of selection and size. How can you beat a lulu product for $10!!?? They also had a power hour where all crops were $20 off the already discounted price. Scubas are $59 this week. Heading down today. Without the hours of line ups thank you very much!!

Sara W. said...

Don't think the line is worth it, but I do wish I live near the warehouse..those deals listed above sounds amazing!!! :(

Anonymous said...

So where are all the warehouses located? Is there always one in Chicago? I am new to Lululemon and still don't know all the stuff. I couldn't find the on the web but only have my phone right now.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Sara...no amount of savings could persuade me to take part in that madness. But best of luck to you adventurous ladies who are braving the crowds - go forth and conquer!

Anonymous said...

The Canadian one last week had a 4hr wait to get in, and after the sale all the unsold stuff went to a thrift store (value vilage) to be sold at cut rate prices.

Anonymous said...

I'll agree with Anon 9:06am. It pays to live near the factory outlet here in Vancouver. Two weeks ago when I went it was $9 scoop necks and power y's, and lots of cool deals. $29-$39 for crops which are $59 online I doubt if anybody cares but those gross ass pink tech fleece tights are $59 at the FO which were $79 in the loot section. I say the downside is that the stock at the FO is at least 6mo-1yr old and only the gross colors are left but its nevertheless great deals.

houndlvr67 said...

I'm back...Everything was at least 50% off, 99% of the stuff was from Fall/Holiday, so no spectacular oldies but goodies. The most prevalent items were Groove Crops and Astro Pants. I scored some old "Be Still" pants (smaller pockets than Stills) and See Me Ride tights for $55 and Biker Groove Shorts for $29. A Herringbone Stride for $69, a Destined for Greatness Duffel for $44, a Swiftly LS for $36. Very small selection of Headbands, no undies or women's socks and Tutus were $29.
Only deal was 10% off if you got in line by 9:30. They had a DJ but I wouldn't call the atmosphere "party-like". Lots of bitching about not putting items on the floor, tense fit area, workers looked stressed. Overall, I think it was a bit of a clustermuck for o.k. mark-downs.

Odd Jessica said...

Do they make you sign a waiver that you won't resell the items on eBay? I went to a pottery barn sample sale and had to do that. What's to prevent someone from buying tons and making a profit online?

Anonymous said...

I hear a rumor that lululemon is about to come out with a glass water bottle. Have you seen any photos yet???

LuluAddict said...

If a warehouse was near me I would go but it does not look like much fun.

@ anon 9:40 am - They send the leftovers to a thrift store? Wow!

I guess it pays to keep checking the markdown racks in our local stores. I bet the outlets suck when I am up their in August for the race. Everyone else will be there, too.

Anonymous said...

Just got back from the warehouse sale in Chicago. My mom and I got there at 8:30 and were in the door before 10. At that time I heard they were telling people at the back of the line that they would have to wait 3 HOURS just to get in!! I didn't mind the hour+ wait to get in but I would NOT have waited 3.
Check out line was long but went fast. You kind of had to dig to find really good stuff. ALL scubas (including SE, dip dye, detachable sleeves, etc) were all $79. Got lots of swiftlys ($36), a scuba, a pair of groove pants (tall which was awesome) and some inspire crops 2. When a rack emptied they would bring out a new one full of stuff. It was CRAZY the amount of inventory they had!!
All in all I'd say it's worth it if you don't have to wait THAT long. Today was Friday so I don't even want to imagine what it'll look like over the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Could anyone who was in Chicago today tell me if they had a lot of purses/bags at the Warehouse? I have a friend who's going tomorrow for me and I was hoping to snag a triumph or triumphant tote. Or just something tote-shaped in general.

Anonymous said...

@anon 1:36: TONNNNS of bags. Lots of black, and purple totes. Lots of groove bags and triumphant totes. I think they were $49. You're in luck!

Laurie said...

Haha oops, I was the Anon that posted at 1:36. I was hoping to get the triumphant tote in dewberry, I'm obsessed with all the pictures I've seen of it (need a cute bag to carry stuff in from class to my internship)

*crosses fingers*

Anonymous said...

Value Village? I'm all for donating, I've donated plenty of Lulu already, but the company should have "donated" to it's faithful customers first! Just sayin'

Stephanie said...

omg that looks a bit scary.

Anonymous said...

The photo is from the early morning, when people were lined up for hours before the door opened. I went at 2pm and the line was less than 1hr for the whole check in and coat check process. They had tons of items - womens clothing organized by size 2-12, men's also by size, lots of bags, lots of Sigg water bottles. Best deal was manduka towels $9 regular $40. They were announcing deals for if you got in line within next 5 minutes your Scuba was $50 or your whole purchase 10% off etc to keep things moving. Line for dressing room was less than 10min mostly because they made every one take clothes off hangers first. It was a communal dressing room. Line to check out was less than 10min. Every thing was run very quickly and smoothly. It was a bit messy in there but mostly because people were digging through the racks and mixing up sizes a bit but if you were willing to look around you could find what you wanted. Definitely worth the experience!

Anonymous said...

Just got back from working the sale. @Laurie, only ONE dewberry triumph tote left.

Anonymous said...

I was there at 8:30 and in just after 9:30 with 30 min wait at checkout. So, not bad at all.

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