Monday, May 28, 2012

Upload!

The best thing about this upload was that the Specialized Lululemon cycling kits are now available. I know many people have been waiting for these.

I ordered the Seaside Dot Bangbuster headband but that is it. Everything else was a bit odd. Lots of cotton and vitasea items. I can't sweat in them so the designs/prints/colors have to be especially compelling for me to get them.

New cotton/lycra "Diversity" Wunder Unders. You cut your own hem. Cotton WUs sound cool for summer but I like having the option of using my luon WUs for both technical and casual wear.

 Why do I want a $26 turban? When I hear turban I think fortune teller.

The Hot But Not tank is interesting. I'm sure it will look good on some people but it's no Namaste tank. As the weather has been heating up, I am loving my Namaste tank. I hope it's coming in more colors.

What did you all order?

114 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aaaaahhhh I can't believe I STAYED UP LATE FOR THIS! It's so weird! It almost seems like a joke?! Everything in it is weird! And not nice! I guess I should be wallet-thankful...I have been on a binge....but:

No yellow or green : (
No restock on the Tame Me Tank : (
No restock on the Flash/Dune CRB : (
No May WAFS prints : (
NOTHING new in WMTM - again

The new running crops have a gross ruffle....
Ah well, good night all.

Anonymous said...

Bruised Berry is kind of pretty...bur hardly anything comes in it. The t-shirts and new tanks and new wonder unders...sheesh. The wonder unders looks so cheap - Walmart has a pair of leggings you can cut to length like that. Is free hemming going to be over next?

Minda said...

wow those polka dot wunder unders are a COMMITMENT! lol. the mantra top looks very unfinished. pass for me this week on all.

Anonymous said...

Uh, I on the other hand bought way too much stuff. Trying the open mind bra, free to be bra, and bound bra (hopefully one of them fits me!). My Mantra LS in black, Polocrosse Crop in the fossil denim, Bang buster in seaside dot, Diversity Tank in the seaside dot, purple hotshorts, and pack your practice bag in the black embossed dots - which looks really appealing to me - we shall see in person.

Oh well, haven't bought anything except a pair of crops in the past 7 weeks though this week hurts the wallet (depending on what I keep). But for those of us that don't wear colors and are small chested, pretty good upload I think!

Hope you all got what you wanted!!

Goodnight all,
Vanessa

Minda said...

inspect the bottom of the diversity wunder unders - they are unfinished!!!! that means more unraveling and messy trailing fabric. my full expression top has a seam that goes around but keeps the edge unfinished and raw it is constantly unraveling. . . for 72$ on these WU I don't want to be my own seamstress.

Anonymous said...

quite overwhelmed to be honest, lots of stuff, but not sure if it's good stuff.
The mantra SS is cute in the front, but that long back just looks sloppy.
Not sure about the "bar tacks" on the wunder unders, I know it's a feature in the kid's line, but what is its purpose really?
The open mind bra looks like an improved daily bra
The pack your practice bag actually looks promising and i think it's a good price.
and yes, that hot but not tank looks hot indeed. I like it, but i don't think i'm brave enough to wear it.

yogibabe said...

Just the Free To Be bra in light flash. A very yucky upload, at least for me. :( What's with the "Hot But Not Tank"? Not hot, to me! Looks kinda like those vintage bathing suit-the bra part anyway. Here's to next week....waiting...waiting...waiting for the orange and yellow.

Anonymous said...

It's so unfair, I live in Australia and want to buy the bruised berry crops - there's nothing new on the OZ site!

Anonymous said...

I actually love the polka dot wunders-I think they are so cute! Also ordered free to be in white and lilac high noon dot.

Anonymous said...

This upload is awful yucky random stuff

LuluAddict said...

Yes, reading lots of people think this upload was odd. I'm waiting for the new orange, Ray, and more bruised berry items. Waiting for more technical wear. Too many cotton/vitasea tops and odd designs. My wallet thanks me. May has been a fairly pricey month for me.

Anonymous said...

I'm liking to Polocrosse Crop in bruised berry. I have a lot of black tanks so it would be a nice change over the all-black and grey/black outfits.

The Diversity WU in high noon dot blush is obviously sheer. You can clearly see the tag in one of the product photos (see the butt shot!).

Hot But Not Tank - looks like it lives up to its name.. not hot! For the same price, I'd stick to the No Limits.

Anonymous said...

Haha...I actually got the "Hot But Not Hot tank"...but i steered clear of the spots and got the flash light one. Though that lilac is pretty...
Not in love with the front part tucked into the bra, but i LOVED the back. Very sexy! And you never know sometimes with Lulu...stuff looks iffy on the website, then a few days later you see some educator rocking that same style and it changes your mind!
Good thing I grabbed it now, it would be gone by tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

yuck. weird. i did grab a pair of the bruised berry polocrosse crops (i love purple) - and they don't have a babboon butt!!! score!

anonymous me said...

I did my shopping in person today instead of online and walked away with way more than I expected to. I ended up with:

Adjust me bra in black, every yogi tee in black (both I have already but picked up spares), the daily tank in high noon blush/black dot, swiftly headband in blush, piroutte satin headband in pink blush, and some crops that didn't make the upload that I saw, Run: Inspire crop II in black with a blush and blush wee stripe waist band and light blush seams. I also went on a small sock spree: 2 pair white featherweight, 2 pair ultimate no show in black, 1 pair featherweight in grey stripe, 1 pair featherweight in pink/white dots, and 1 pair of the method socks in pink with black.

I am going to give the diversity unfinished edge crops at least a try on when they show up in store. If they look likely to unravel and need edging I can serge the hems in less than 10 minutes. I know not everyone is able or willing to sew though so if they need it I can understand passing them up if you don't sew or don't live near a store that will hem.

Anonymous said...

Yuck is right! Nadda canadian site didn't even get the flash hot tank! What the! Boooooooo on this upload!

yogabelle said...

Just the Flash Light Boogie Shorts for me - I've been wearing the original Flash ones constantly and very happy to have a second version.

I do like both crops in Bruised Berry but want to try them on in store.

Seaside Dot Bangbuster is tempting too.

Anonymous said...

I was tempted by two of the diversity tanks and a vitasea daily, BUT right before I hit "confirm", I suddenly realized I was buying three thin cotton tank for over $150. I'll wait to see them in store and decided if any are worth it. Disappointed by the quality lately.

Anonymous said...

Nothing for me. I think my love affair with lululemon is over. Haven't bought anything in weeks. After the upload, I went ahead and spent my "saved" money on espadrilles I've been eyeing. Ha!

Anonymous said...

I doubt anything in this upload will be sold out by tomorrow ... Particularly that Hot but Not tank. Yogibabe described it just like I would have: the bra is a vintage from the 50's or 60's and the dot print just reinforces it. The rest is not more than fabric tucked in. Not pretty at all, IMO.

Anonymous said...

Love the back design of the Hot But Not tank but the tucked in fabric in front just makes you look like one of those people that tuck napkins into their shirts when eating. :)

For this upload, only Polocrosse in bruised berry and the Pack Your Practice bag.

Anonymous said...

The Pack Your Practice bag says: "store your mat ... horizontally in the sleeve at the base of the bag"

Now I wonder how the bag will look like if a mat isn't in the sleeve. Will that sleeve sag or is there a way for this to be tightened? Need more pictures!

Anonymous said...

Did you notice the blue pants the model was wearing on the hot but not tank?? http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-tanks/Hot-But-Not-Tank?cc=7358&skuId=3456113&catId=women-tanks

Anonymous said...

This was the end of the summer rollout according to a sales rep in Vancouver.

SeeAlliRun said...

Anyone know if the bike gear is manufactured by Specialized or by Lululemon? I think I'm more inclined to buy it if it's manufactured by the former.

MonkeyGirl said...

I'm actually really happy not much appealed- another week without buying :)

I mostly buy for the technical fabrics and design. I don't want cotton for sweating. From the pictures the designs are not for me, so yay! I've been saving so much not spending at lulu lately :) Now- if that red makes an appearance (and doesn't bleed to high heaven) I may be in trouble...

Anonymous said...

Ugh!! I have been waiting for lulu to come out with some real cycling gear but this is NOT what I had in mind. I don't want to look like a member of some women's pro racing team. How about some pretty jerseys with functional pockets in the back? I can handle the shorts on my own. I want to be visible when cycling but this kit just has toooo much going on!

Anonymous said...

So disappointed! This is the 5th week in a row I haven't bought anything and WHERE are the updates to the WMTM section? Geez! The whole concept of their diversity line confuses me. Why would I spend that much money for clothes with an unfinished hem that I have have to cut? With their free hemming service isn't everything able to be customized?

Focus said...

40.00 in headbands for me today... And NO... I didn't get the turban! Two pirouettes, and the flintstone bangbuster.

Hot tank is interesting, but goodness, it could use some fun color. The dots, combined with the styling, look so "pin up" to me.

Have to be honest, on this upload, my eyes gravitated to the manifesto t, headbands and undies...I must be in search of COLOR.

Anonymous said...

Specialized Manu makes the gear that lulu designed. I spent over $1000 and just about passed out with excitement over the cycling gear. But.....bibs, yuk! For woman they are unnecessary for raving but got them anyway. Was hoping they would do a tri short cut since I like my shorts very short. Where are the summer colors in other gear? No speed shorts? It's basically June!

Momof5 said...

I have to say I have 2 of the cotton tanks -- they used to call it organic cotton now its vitasea. Oddly the same colors they have now, the light pink and the charcoal -- and i LOVE them but for casual wear -- not working out in -- they are great for sleeping also -- I would grab more but I have those colors already -- they are very soft and comfy IMO

Sourkraut said...

I guess I'm in the minority in that I love the design of the Hot But Not tank, even put a lilac one in my cart, and then realized that if I'm going to spend that much on a tank I'd better absolutely love the color. If a workout top costs $20 I can put up with an odd, slightly unflattering color. But why should I spend $64 on one just because I want the design and that's the color I dislike the least? I hate how Lulu's methods make us feel this sense of urgency, that if we don't buy it now the top may sell out and never again return. I'm going to resist, though. The polka dots don't really do it for me, especially since they have those blurred edges and, as I've said before, those pastel colors don't look great on us fair girls. That's the same reason I didn't snap up a Namaste tank. The design looked great on me but none of the prints/colors made me happy. I'm also dying to buy a second No Limits tank but, again, won't spend that much unless I see another color that looks as good on me as concord grape. I've seen some clamoring here for dark greens and blues, which I personally would love. Until some darker colors (not pink!) start showing up I'll probably keep passing on Lulu's stuff.

From the new stuff I'm most tempted by the Bound Bra. I want to see some reviews on how it performs before I buy, though. I'm also between sizes when it comes to their bras so will probably need to head to a store to try it on. Of course, that means I run the risk of the darn thing selling out before I can buy one in my size but I've been feeling so disenchanted with Lulu's tactics lately that I'm willing to chance it.

Anonymous said...

Underwhelming new stuff. Most of it ugly with the dots. And what's wkth the cut your own hem? Ridiculous!
I do like the Run Fast & Free crop - totally dig the ruffle. I have some of the other ruffle crops. I NEVER thought I would like this stuff, turns out I do. I'll probably get them (in black though, so it's subtle and classic).
I like the Pack Your Practice Bag...but why does the black have to have dots, ugh. In the picture on the site, pretty sure that's JUST an Unmat in the lower tunnel. That Sackasana bag is such a joke...ugly and way overpriced. Oh well, someone's going to love it and pay full price!

lexa said...

I saved money this week as well. Nothing that tickled my fancy at all.

Anonymous said...

Ugh! Not the least bit tempted by any of this. Finish your own pants?! A turban?! really??!!

Kristin said...

My wallet is safe this wk. I bought quite a bit of stuff last wk. I am really disappointed in the upload this wk too.

Why the heck am I going to spend $52 on a tank or $72 on WU w/ an unfinished hem??? I am a terrible seamstress (can't even sew a button on a shirt)! If I started cutting away on these items, it would look like a totally hack job w/ uneven hems. I don't like how the unfinished hems on these items rolls up either. It looks cheap IMO.

Anonymous said...

Where are the dune pace setter skirts? I have been waiting for them for so long, since I don't have a store nearby. Seems like a great summer basic that they would have put online.

M.E.L.R. said...

All I wanted was more May WAFS...I guess I can officically give up on that now :( Everything else today is not bad but just doesn't interest me.

bikegirl said...

I got the Hot but not tank in the lilac dot, and bang buster hb in black. I am surprised people are not fans of the tank -- I am thinking it will be perfect with groove shorts for hot yoga.

I am pretty disappointed with lulu lately, I would buy a lot more if they had more in stock in my size in the colors I want, groove shorts, every yogi tanks, swiftly short sleeves and racerbacks. It is frustrating to have such a limited stock of things because then prices are inflated on ebay, people buy things just to sell them for a profit on ebay... they really should do something about that. Better for my wallet I guess.

Susan Alyse said...

I love the Hot But Not tank. I live in New Orleans and am a CrossFitter (CrossFit gyms do not have air conditioning). That means lifting sometimes thousands of pounds and running in a WOD in a tin building with temps over 100 degrees easy. For those of us that don't feel comfortable WODing in just a sports bra alone, these are great. Clingy, bulky fabric in a top for CF is terrible, especially on your back. We are so pumped about the openness and breathability of the back of the top. My 6am CF class collectively bought about 10 of the Hot But Not tanks this morning after class.

I'm really getting antsy for some new colors in the run speed shorts.

Susan Alyse said...

Bikegirl - I agree with you on the eBay. I was getting really frustrated last Tuesday after everything new sold out before 6am online and then the sellers started adding the tops on eBay for ridiculous prices.

Anonymous said...

So sad. Nothing new for me that's lulu in weeks. Some of this stuff is laughable, and it makes me sad because lulu is capable of so much more.

DebbieTurko said...

Ugggg I Ordered the diversity crop just to wear as a sit around the house, have coffee on the deck pants, and did not realize that you have to hem them your self.....do you think if I took them to Lulu that they would actually put a hem on them ? If not they will for sure go back as I do not like that " unfinished" look

Anonymous said...

Bought the pack your practice bag in black. Been waiting for a smaller bag for yoga. Like that it has a removable bag and the fact you can use the drawstrings to adjust for varying cargo sizes. Hope it lives up to expectations. I was expecting more fun colors this upload in tanks, but didn't see anything for me.... bittersweet (yay for my wallet, but boo otherwise).

Anonymous said...

Interesting how lululemon boasts in the Why We Made This for the Bib Short "We can sit tall in our saddle knowing our friends in Italy made these cycling shorts for us with love."
Why they never ever mention "Made by our friends in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Mongolia, Burma, Nepal, Indonesia or Bangladesh"?? Because perhaps people in these Asian countries are not good friends with the wages lulu pay them over there.
Ridiculous, I find. Made in Italy or China means the same quality to me.

AZ Lulu Fan said...

Free To Be in High Noon Dot. Also picked up Namaste Tank this weekend. Love. The Biltmore store had all colors in stock!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm a polka dot lover, but these tiny dots do look very "pin-up" to me (as someone commented above). And I like the bigger, blurry dots pattern, but I need the dots to be something besides gray. So, no new tops for me. I did snag the white Ta Ta Tamer while they still had my size. I would have preferred a fun color, but white will be versatile. Since I was placing an order, I finally pulled the trigger on the marked down Run Wild jacket which I've been contemplating for weeks.

Anonymous said...

if everyone likes the bra top on the "not so hot" tank, maybe THAT would have been a good bathing suit design! hmmm....

Anonymous said...

I like the hot but not tank a lot. And dots!! My lulu ed told me they're trying to weed out all the oldies and target 20s-30s who are really athletic. Too many girls wear lulu but don't USE it!!!

Anonymous said...

Big pass for me this week, too, except maybe for the Free To be Bra in flash light. The polka dot patterns don't do it for me and all the long sleeve lounge shirts don't look flattering at all. If they make the models look boxy and unshapely, how are us "normal" people gonna look in them?
Second week now that I'm disappointed with the Tuesday upload, Lulu better have some great stuff lined up for June. Heard a rumor that some jumpsuits are coming out soon....

Anonymous said...

Somehow I don’t think that lulu cares whether people wear their clothes to actually work out in or to wear all the time on the street. I suspect they mostly just care that their stuff flies off the shelves every week…

Anonymous said...

Haha, well that would be stupid on Lulu's part. When I was in my early to mid-20s, I couldn't have bought as many Lulu pieces as I own now. I had to get more established in my career before I could drop $70 on a top each week.

Even now, I go into the store and nearly every person in there is about my age (mid-30s.) I highly doubt if they care what the clothes are being used for. They still get the $$ even if I'm wearing my tank sitting on my couch.

Anonymous said...

If lulu starts targeting the 20-30 year olds, does that mean that those of us over 40 will be left with anything? I don't want to look like I went to the juniors dept. but also don't want to look 'old'. I wonder if lulu will lose older age demographics while gaining younger ones? It's interesting to think about.
I did order the hot tank, because I like the pinup look....it could be an epic fail, or end up looking a lot better on...
I will say, lately I've had to return a lot of items for quality issues....there was a time when quality wasn't an issue...

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:56 am - I know they were definitely going for a younger market a few years ago but when they come out with tanks like the Dash and Stay on Course that have more coverage and are perfect for "older" women then I say they are not. I think they are adopting trends like dots and stripes to make us update our wardrobes more often. The dots and stripes will look dated in a year or two when those trends have faded.

It's also funny you say they are trying to target really athletic women. I don't particularly think that's true when they come out with a bunch of cotton items that you can't sweat in.

I think they are just trying to broaden their appeal - to people who like to follow trends and branch out into more casual wear.

houndlvr67 said...

Laughable design is spot on...We are finally seeing the effect of Chip not being around/involved in the company any more. I haven't bought anything in weeks and feel like the latest is an insult to my intelligence. It doesn't just seem to be an "age thing" either-all my 13 year old daughter said was "yuk".

Anonymous said...

I have seen tons of "athletic" women who are not in their 20s or 30s. I'm 29 and practice yoga on a regular basis. I use my lulu for class but also when I want to be comfortable. I invest the money because I want cute things that will (hopefully) wash and wear well. And I agree, I don't think they care who is buying it as long as it sells!

AZ Lulu Fan said...

Weeding out the oldies? In my 20/30's I was an engineer climbing up the corporate ladder. Had no time to exercise. Spent my money on real estate and later children (rugrats are expensive). In my my 40's I changed careers and finally had time for myself. I workout (yoga, gym, pilates) almost everyday and have been wearing Lululemon ever since they opened up their first showroom in Scottsdale. Just turned 50 and am deeply offended by the weeding out the oldies statement. Sure, some of the styles/patterns are clearly targeted at a younger demographic. However, at a recent meditation/yoga retreat with 250 attendees, the average age was 50 and more than half were sporting Lululemon. At any Lulu store I visit, the average customer age also skews to the 40's. Lululemon would be shooting themselves in the foot if they ignored the demographic with the most disposable income. Here's me shaking my cane at you.

Anonymous said...

As a 39 year old runner, yogi and athlete, the whole concept of "20's and 30's who are really athletic" is kind of insulting.

I love Lulu and have for years. However, I'm not about to spend 80 bucks on an un-hemmed pant, or long-john style pants.

But I'll keep buying classics such as the CRB, WU and Groove pants as long as they keep making them. I wish the new stuff would be a bit more versatile though!! Cotton and boring colours. Bleck.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 7:56 AM: lulu trying to "weed out" a demographic? Really? Surely you don't believe that. And "Too many girls wear lulu but don't USE it"?? A little judgmental, don't you think? WTF?! What's it to you if I wear my lulu for non-athletic activities - or don't wear it at all for that matter? I have more lulu than I can wear and buy hundreds more every week (and no, I've NEVER sold any of it on ebay). Get a life and mind your own biz!

Katie said...

Just 2 bang busters for me. $29...may be the cheapest order I've ever placed! Nothing exciting to me. Was super bummed that those new deep breath tanks weren't uploaded,. Guess I'm gonna have to check the stores in a couple days.

Sourkraut said...

@ Anon 8:24 AM -- Very good point! I know when I was in my 20s I wouldn't have been able to afford anything from Lulu. Probably not even a headband. In fact, now that I'm in my 30s and have a good job I'm replacing all of the ugly, stretched-out, tattered workout gear I bought in my 20s with flattering, cute, quality Lulu stuff. One of the things I like best about Lulu's stuff is that the tanks are long enough to cover everything that needs to be hidden at my age. I hope they don't really have plans to change that much.

Anonymous said...

@Katie-- I clicked over the Canada site last night and the deep breath tanks were there. So, maybe they will start appearing in US stores this week? Definitely next week in the upload.

Anonymous said...

I've been collecting Lulu for a couple of years now. Finally I have a big enough LLL wardrobe that I recently tossed (gave to goodwill) the last of my cheapo target and old navy workout gear from my college years. Hooray for feeling cute while running/gyming/pure barring! I am astounded at the college-age crowd that sport LLL on a regular basis. I could never have afforded this line while I was in school.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 7:56 AM You know that you are just asking for it when you posted that arrogant remark. Name your sport and I'm sure any one of us over 30 who sport lulu, can out do you athletically any time, plus we can afford more lulu outfits too-sorry...just being mean there! And for those of us who don't use lulu for it's intended purpose, can just cheer us "oldies" from the ring side. Hey wait a sec, that's spectator sport!!!! Heehee!

Minda said...

Sourkraut mentioned the scarcity model of selling and being upset with it. I also find it annoying to just blind buy something without having time to think about it JUST because the cut/color intrigues me. AND THEN have a snooty employee give me attitude for returning items when I have a a chance to get to my lulu shop which is only a show room and really has nothing other than basic black and returns and open only thurs fri and sat. My mind has started changing with the whole scarcity model thing. From what I can tell - so what if I miss one particular blue this week. . . in a little while another color I like will be around. And if they don't have my color I know Beyond Yoga will have something I like just as much which is made in the usa. and . . Splits59 or Athleta or Lucy, or Nike or Brooks Running. or Patagonia . or or or . lol. There are so many fantastic QUALITY choices out there. I've noticed all I really go for on Lulu is CRB, WU and dance studio. When the quality of those deteriorate to unthinkable for price - I'll sail along too! Its nice to be trendy but not ridiculous. LOL TURBAN! LOL Polka Dot WU with raggedy hem!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 7:56

Did an educator really tell you that they are trying to "weed out the oldies?" If so shame on that person. What age is considered "old?" The age that can afford Lulu gear? I am certain that Christine Day is aware that young gals can't afford to buy Lulu on a regular basis. Shoot, is Christine Day considered an oldie? She better take that CRB off, LOL!

With that said the Dot WU's look just like my daughters leggings from the Gap. She's 3.

Anonymous said...

I ordered the free to be bra in the polka dot print. I really wanted the lilac bang buster but it's sold out already. Boo. I like that the manifesto discover long shirt comes in methanol and porcelain. Very pretty! And considering one!!

Anonymous said...

This is so strange... where are the bright summer colors? Lulu is the only company with no colors right now! I'm ordering a few old items (white free to be, a few wmtm items) that I've been waiting weeks to order... was waiting to make one order with some new items but that hasn't been happening.

As for the 20-30 yr old comment, I think someone is just trying to stir up this week's controversy on this blog. :) Who would actually be arrogant enough to believe that? (well maybe Christine Day herself!)

Anonymous said...

To be fair, the original commenter said that the educator told her that about "weeding out the oldies."

But as someone who's 37 and in the best shape of her life, I have to laugh. I have enough disposable income now to buy lululemon clothes, and I have a body that looks good in it.

In fact, I was in the gym near several young (early 20s) women last week. Two of them asked me where I got my top, and when I told them lulu, they sighed and said, "I don't have enough money to buy clothes there." They're waiting tables and going to school and eating ramen noodles. The gym is their main splurge, so they're wearing Target and Old Navy gear--or old high school homecoming and sorority formal t-shirts and tattered soccer shorts.

Anonymous said...

To anon 7:56 Are really 20's more athletic than 30's and some 40's? really? In what state do you live?? I'm 36 and I beat the heck out of all the teenagers and 20 somethings in my gym, lifting, dancing, and running. Most of those 20' somethings "fake it until..." they never really make it. We "oldies" have made it and want to show it in good looking workout clothes. And throughout my 20's I never had to fake it, because I had already made it, always working out in sports bra and short shorts. Now that I'm married, I go for a bit more of coverage, not because I need to hide anything, but becuase it would not longer be appropriate.

Anonymous said...

I worked for Lululemon for a couple of years. It is true what Anon 7:56 said but in less harsh terms. There has been a distinctive switch from catering to an older demographic, which use to be the case, to now designing for "Ocean" the female Lululemon Muse. Supposedly, she is a 26 year old, single-woman making a six-figure income. She may be 28, I can't exactly remember. Her boyfriend is "River" and he is the male muse.

I was lucky to have been introduced to Lululemon almost 8 years ago. I have seen the switch take place for sure. To me, I feel like the designs are less sophisticated than several years ago.

I for one am happy to not be tempted to buy lately! Saving my $$$$

Anonymous said...

I have to say that it’s a bit unfair to also say that 20 somethings cannot afford lululemon or you can’t imagine how those in their 20s afford it. I’m 24 and while I don’t make a six figure salary I do make a decent salary, own a condo with my fiancĂ©, am busily saving for our upgrade from condo to house and a bit for retirement and can still afford lulu quite easily. It might be because I don’t have any student loans (I bought nothing while I went through my college program and paid for it all myself without help) or kids, though I do have a mortgage and a small car loan. I make more money than my finance and we split all our bills 50/50 but I still have $600 left over a month to spend on lulu, though lately I have been spending may $200 a month and that’s it. It also helps that we don’t drink which saves us a lot more money than many of our peers!

Anonymous said...

Just another week of CEO Christine Day's efforts to run the company into the ground with ridiculous designs, overpriced and inferior quality merchandise, and total disrespect and disdain for lululemon customers. It's been so much fun spending my money on competing brands :)

Anonymous said...

This upload was aweful ! Who is Lulu trying to fool with these bizarre and fugly designs ???

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:51am:
That's interesting and somehow disturbing to me as well....
I agree with Minda-I haven't had the best experience with Lulu employees lately. I just don't think that a pair of $86 dollar crops should fall apart after a cold cycle wash with only other Lulu items, after the first wearing. I don't think think that an educator should give me attitude, because I feel this way about quality....

Anonymous said...

Kit means gear - its a UK term. It's not kits as in packages. A watch is kit, shoes are kit, any gear for your sport is kit. Cycling kit is all gear associated with cycling, not kits as in a package of cycling clothes.

Anonymous said...

It's not that all 20-year-olds can't afford Lulu (I made close to 6 figures out of college but was in saving vs spending mode), it's the attitude that Lulu thinks those are the only valuable customers. If Lulu really thinks that, and that is their ideal customer, then I will find a company that values me too! I do have to say, I was recently at a sport training facility where many "rich kids" train, and most of the teens there were wearing Lulu, and it was kind of a turnoff for me for the brand! I want a step above what the teens are wearing!

Anonymous said...

Anyone seen CRBs in any of the new colors in stores? They didn't upload any -- would love lilac, heathered porcelaine, berry...Do I just need to be patient?

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:51 - You're waaay off. Ocean is 33 and Duke is 35. But even if you're younger than that - you hope to be Ocean or Duke when you're older, and even if you're older than that, you used to be Ocean or Duke when you were younger. There's no age "preference".

Kristin said...

If Lulu continues in this direction....I have no problem spending my $ elsewhere. I am definitely not an "Ocean", the lulu muse. I am in my late 30s and married w/ kids. I am a part-time GFI/PT. Am I not the typical lulu customer? I always thought I was based on the folks I see in the stores and the women who read this blog.

@ Anon11:34 AM: Flaunt it if you got it!!! I am 37 and run in a sports bra and shorts in the spring/summer months (FL heat is brutal).

Anonymous said...

The 26 year old muse making six figures would be so busy working, she wouldn't have time to work out. Your 20's are all about working hard to prove yourself and establish yourself financially. I'm in my upper 30's and now have more time to work out, much more $ to spend and the confidence to show off my body more. Most of the ladies at my gym are 30's and up and they look amazing! What are they thinking??

Anonymous said...

i'm 27 and have a healthy $250 a week lulu budget (i am married, we are both professionals). anyway, i hate the stuff that has come out in the past two months. i'm getting really fed up with the ugliness:( at this point i think they're aiming for 3-6 year olds!! i love a turban headband, but the execution is just. so. bad. i had to sell my Tencel headwrap on ebay. i just couldn't!

Annie said...

I AM a college kid that saves my pennies every month to buy a few pieces of lulu here and there. I'm a college level athlete and wear lulu to practice, but the main reason I'm willing to spend so much money on lulu is because I hope it'll look as good on me when I'm older as it does on older athletic women. It makes me sad that lulu is attempting to limit their pool and losing sophistication as well.

jess said...

Their new muse is named "Muffin", and she's 32, has 2 small kids, and loves to spend her days chasing after them while looking great wearing her Lulu. Tho she's still working on her post-baby body, she's happy to have cute and functional things to wear to the park, beach, grocery store, and walking around with her family.

Anonymous said...

My twenties were not about working hard - they were about playing hard! Parties and travel and extreme sports while my body could still take it and look good...my 30's now are about working, structured workouts inclusinf running and yoga, and budgeting - with a mortgage I can actually afford less Lulu than before! So I need good stuff to splurge but I'm glad to curb my spending recently.
Just looking at all these different example from people age 24 into their 50's seems to illustrate exactly what Lulu is missing with their 'muse.'. We are all diverse and different and save for Lulu or splurge on Lulu, wear it in our own way, use it our own way and look awesome while we do so!

Anonymous said...

anon @ 11:51am: thanks for sharing your perspective as a former employee - the info regarding "Ocean" and "River" is really interesting - definitely took me back to the days of my marketing classes in business school. I would, however, have to disagree with you regarding the veracity of anon @ 7:56 am's statements. The truth is that TARGETING Ocean and River or the 20s-30s demographic is a far cry from attempting to "WEED OUT" other groups. Sure, lulu may see Ocean, River and their peers as the brands target audience, but that certainly doesn't mean the company is deliberately trying to dissuade teens and 50-year-olds, people with 5 or 7-figure incomes, or those who have ever worn their lulu items for anything other than working out from consuming the brand.

Anonymous said...

jess, I LOVE your name for lulu's new muse! Laughing out loud!

Kristin said...

@ Jess:

LOL!!!!!!!!! Freaking hysterical!!!!

Katie said...

^^^ BAHAHA Jess! That is who I. Thought was the muse! Wait, my muse is a 34 y/o fairly wealthy stay at home mom who busted her ass saving in her 20s and spends her days running, hitting up the gym and doing errands with her 2 y/o. She calls lulu her "uniform" b/c it allows her to exercise, go to the store, go to toddler music class and eat dinner with her husband all in the same attire and not look like a frumpy Momzilla! Ps- every woman in every lulu store Ive seen is me! That is why they have toys by the changing room. I am lucky tho, the Colorado educators are great. In a state where athletics r life they have a lot of competition. PPS- the only "ocean" I know is my sister who is 27, high fashion and six figures...but sorry lulu...she owns 1 gym bag of yours. When she does have time t workout she throws on GAP fit and all her money goes to high end platform heels, Party dresses, business attire, jewelry and handbags.

Thx anon 8:59 I will have to check it out!

purrfiktangil said...

Well poo...nothing for me this week. I was really hoping for some more running gear, maybe a circle mesh tank or a short sleeve run tee, or some more speed short options, but alas it was not to be.

Anonymous said...

It was all just random yuck. Nothing for me this week.

Anonymous said...

I didn't read through the comments, but let me say this - Aritzia has leggings that you can cut your own length, with little seams as guides....and they cost $20.

For reals.

Anonymous said...

The real question is...why would I want to cut my leggings? Isn't that what I'm paying for: someone else to make leggings ready for me to wear?

Anonymous said...

I'm 27 and I work full time. Gawd I wish I had the money/time to work out in my Lulu everyday! What a silly comment. Like if you're over 30, you can't be athletic!

Anonymous said...

The only thing I REALLY liked was the My Manta long sleeve top, but the dang thing is $88. This doesnt make sense to me. Its more than the reversable every yogi long sleeve. I would totally buy this top at a cheaper price.

Anonymous said...

Saw the bruised berry crops in the store today and loveloveloved the color! Can't wait 'til it comes out in other stuff. It's very close to pigment blue (another favorite for me) but a dash more purpley. Beautiful, rich color.

Did not like anything else in the new rack there, except I did get an XL CRB in a grey that was mixed with the new stuff. Was there a new XL CRB? Anyway...I like it.

Anonymous said...

Would I be considered a LLL muse? I'm 46 years old and have a body that most 20-somethings would be envious of. I finish marathons in the top 20% of my gender/ age group and do lots of yoga and pilates- oh, and stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, and tennis...
I don't work and have loads of discretionary income which I spend regularly on athletic lifestyle clothing for my active, casual lifestyle.
I seriously doubt that LLL wants to weed out this oldie...lol

Anonymous said...

With all of the abbreviations going on with LLL... Such as CRB, WU, WMTM..... I believe it is now time to add a new section called WTF?

Anonymous said...

I found the polka dotted items tacky looking and I usually love polka dots.

Anonymous said...

Annon 7:56 here.... And I have to say I did NOT mean that 20-30s are more athletic then other ages groups... What I WAS TOLD, not MY opinion. I was told that lulu is trying to target 1. People of all ages that are more athletic...using the gear for what it was intended. Like with the pro bike team I WAS TOLD, again not my opinion at all... That they're targeting more serious athletes and LLA... The cotton fabric was to give a casual alternative so serious athletes will buy one shirt just to run and one to hang out in. 2. Ladies from 20-39 are their target. Not that being 20 makes you more athletic AT ALL. Though I will say I am 23 years old, a professional athlete and I can more than afford lulu thanks to my career choices. Maybe my Ed just told me that to make me buy more... I'm honestly SO sorry to anyone I offended I was just giving a reason for why the designs look SO young.

Anonymous said...

Got the daily tank in the high noon dot blush quartz/black, diversity tank in heathered lilac, wunder groove crop, power y tank in flash light, and the white find bliss tank (been eyeing this one!). I just noticed that the daily tank is cotton??? I have a regular daily tank and LOVE it so I wanted to get another in a diff color. I kinda like the polka dots. I mostly wear solid colors so it's a nice change. I might return the diversity tank but I love my power Ys and I wanted the groove WUs.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only odd person who actually LOVES those turbans? I ordered both colors. I gave up the bangbaster.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:20 pm - Thanks for checking back in. I think the ed was snowing you a bit. If they are targeting more serious athletes where are the technical tanks? Why are they not cranking out more Ta Ta Tamers or supportive bras for busty athletes who need support? Most of their tanks are low support and low coverage so if you are seriously moving you are going to pop out of your tank/bra. I know a lot of women like to wear lulu to Crossfit but confine themselves to Cool Racerbacks and Swiftly tees because they can choose their own support and guarantee coverage in front of the men. Where is the lightweight spring/summer counterpart to the Scuba hoodie that I can throw on after a workout? They may SAY they are targeting a serious athlete but their product lines say otherwise.

That is interesting about Ocean and River. What careers give you a 6-figure income at age 26? Very few.

Anonymous said...

to quote someone above: "My lulu ed told me they're trying to weed out all the oldies and target 20s-30s who are really athletic."
That educator is full of sh!t. You think LLL does not want the repeated and reliable loyalty and MONEY of the "oldies".
I IMAGINE that LLL is indeed creating patterns (and items with less quality" that appeal to a "younger" demographic who do NOT know any better, i.e. "if LLL makes it, they (younger) will BLINDLY buy it." The "oldies" DEMAND quality for such high prices. A younger demographic thinks nothing of throwing away $100 on a shirt, pants, jeans. Many items are treated as disposable, no matter their high cost.

Anonymous said...

@ Annon 7:56 again - nice try, trying to recover but you indeed have put your foot in your mouth. THINK before you speak or repeat. The cheap looking, ugly stuff is no way to attract fit people/athletes of any age. I'm a hardcore athlete and I demand quality for the prices LLL charges. Ugly polka dots are not the way to go for me, but that is fine, I will not purchase those items, they are not meant for me. I will purchase the better quality, well designed items. I know what appeals to me and what does not. If the quality is not there or continues to deteriorate, bye bye LLL.

shortie said...

Diversity WU look just like the crops in the girls ivivva line ..which sells for 46, also with unfinished hem.

Anonymous said...

wow...just wow. it's clothing people! plain and simple. retailers are sales people. how many times have you walked onto a car lot looking for a new ride and the salesman says "this is so you?" (noting a cherry red mustang to a 20-something mother of a 6 month old, for example). a good salesman is going to do anything he/she can to (a) sell the product, (b) satisfy/delight the customer, and (c) make their commission. Anon 7:56am was repeating what was told to her...by a not-so-good salesman. Everybody, relax, do some yoga, go for a walk, throw some weight around the gym, whatever it is that makes you happy...and you can even do it in your Lulu gear, Nike gear, Athleta gear, or whatever is in your closet. Stop worrying about the damn name on the tag and how much it cost! it is all PERCEIVED value...

Anonymous said...

@anon May 29, 2012 7:56 AM

Let me quote you:
"I like the hot but not tank a lot. And dots!! My lulu ed told me they're trying to weed out all the oldies and target 20s-30s who are really athletic. Too many girls wear lulu but don't USE it!!!"

How do you think that sounded? Even if you are just quoting you Ed, (make sure your Ed hears of these exchanges)your phrasing of the words shows that not only you agree with her, but also flaunt your agreement in your statement. As already stated above, nice try. Don't just try to shift ALL the blame to your Ed. "Man up" and accept the wrath of all the "oldies" that you have offended.

Anonymous said...

offended much? i'm in my late thirties (it hurts to even say/type that) and i could care less who lululemon is targeting, who other customers/"educators" think should wear the clothes, and for what purposes. last time i checked, it's my money and this is a free country. if i want to spend $60 on a tank and wash my car with it, then that's my business. the rest of you that are getting your panties all in a bunch...well, let's just say, you're sounding a lot younger than 20 years old...

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Might I counter that as a 21 year old, I was offended by the defensive comments made by the "oldies" about the implication that we don't "earn" the bodies we have and that we are not able to appreciate good quality items? I understand the hurt that it may cause to hear that, even if untrue, you are not the lululemon target demographic, but don't turn around and insult the (apparently) real target, as we have done nothing wrong! I too am unimpressed with the juvenile prints and designs and am looking forward to improvements before I buy. I will also say that, as a poor student, I can afford maybe one lululemon item once every two months and I treat it like absolute gold! I would never treat a $100 item as disposable, in fact I still wear the groove pants I bought when I was 14. I have nothing but respect for the "older" women I see at my gym busting their asses and wearing lulu so well! They inspire me to maintain a healthy lifestyle so I can look like they do when I approach their age. Please just leave your judgements behind as well.

Anonymous said...

wow, a lot of the oldies were really STUNG. i hope i'll have a sense of humor as the decades pass by.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 1:34pm
nah...you'll be old and crochety too... :) and as for me, i am ageless as the OCEAN......which is actually a not so clever name for a lulu muse. you know what they say, "as big as the ocean". :)

Anonymous said...

a lot of the new lulu lemon stuff is not designed for serious athletes. If it were the case they would start sponsoring professionals.
the new stuff is really girly and it seems more like sexy clothing that you can only get away with in a hot yoga class. part of the reason I like a lot of it is for that reason. If I am competing, I have other gear.