Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pedal Power Blazer, PP Jacket, Verve Pant, and More


New, odd-looking Pedal Power Blazer, made of down fill. $298.

 Photo of the Pedal Power Jacket, $198



Verve Pants in Deepest Cranberry Slub

Presence of Mind Jacket

Ride On Anorak and Pedal Power Tights




Pull Me Over Hoodie, shown with Tea Lounge Pants in the top photos.


Comfy French Terry Tea Lounge Pants are back.

Shown  with Pedal Power Tight


Shown with Verve pants
The more I see the Carry and Go hoodie the more I like it. I especially like the Dense Purple Denim one in the top photos.

Milky Way Power Y shown with Verve Pants.


Ray Scuba with Tea Lounge Pant




69 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live on the West Coast of Australia, a place that economically is fairly strong so I'm saying this from a place of middle-class comfort : $298 for any lulu jacket, let alone one with a short waist and little going for it aesthetically (hmmm design) is far too expensive. Actually I think it's a bit insulting to the collective intelligence of all luluaddicts around the globe

Anonymous said...

I agree! And based on Lulu's inflated prices that's surely gonna retail for around $365 Aus!!! lol

Anonymous said...

To my fellow addicts in Australia, I am in Switzerland, and life in here is not exactly the most affordable within Western Europe. Still, it has always perplexed me that any LLL workout piece would cost more than $200, given the materials they use, the countries their pieces are manufactured in, the fragility of most fabric they employ (Tencel, Boolux, Swift, Vitasea, snags/pilling anyone?) and the sports they target their clothes for: mainly yoga (which you can practise basically with ANY thing in cotton that is comfortable, if we are honest) and running (a pair of basic shorts and a regular tee would do).
So to price a short jacket like the Coco Softshell at $298 before taxes, it's beyond ridiculous and greedy for a company like LLL.

Anonymous said...

$228 for the Coco Softshell I meant in my comment above.

Anonymous said...

I agree with West Coast! I love the commuter capsule- especially the Verve pants. Not to sure about the black seems on the inner leg, but I love the deep cranberry slub- especially with neutrals. Very sophisticated. I, too, will be awaiting markdown- especially as the Presta cycling line went to WMTM reasonably quickly. If I had atonne of money I'd buy it all now, as I respect the thought and innovation behind these beautiful things, instead I'll save up for a special piece. Love the Coco softshell, alas I don't get enough wear from swing style jackets to buy it at Australian prices!!

Anonymous said...

EPIC FAIL ..........all the of fugly cycling pieces are in the WMTM section and all of this new cycling crap is headed in the same direction. I have worn LLL for 10 yrs (back in the days when LLL was well made in Canada) and have watched the quality of this company both in materials and design head nowhere but downhill. I continue to buy key pieces that I know well and will stand up but most of the new designs/colours, and especially quality of material is not worth the price so I will not buy. LLL should take a hard long look at where they started out and bring the quality back to their products if they are going to keep long time customers like myself interested in their product. This weeks upload was easy to pass up ........... EASY........ as are most of the last 6 months or longer. I have followed the comments on this blog for months but this is the 1st time commenting. I own thousands of $$ worth of LLL and practrically live in the stuff daily, however, find myself buying less and less with each passing month. I have explored other options over the summer (some of which has been mentioned on this blog) and find other companies starting to produce pieces of quality and unique design worth having a look at and perhaps (OH GOD NO) even buying :))

Anonymous said...

I'm liking the Multi Way print with the currant bottoms. Might be tempted if it comes out in Scoop Me Up. Excited to see it in WU.

Anonymous said...

In complete agreement with all the posters above me about the fugly designs already headed to join their counterparts on the WMTM, along with the declining quality due to inferior fabric and workmanship. Next to none of these products are made in Canada anymore. Most are made in third world countries leaving an enormous CARBON FOOTPRINT around the world, so there goes LLL's alleged environmental conscious. So many overpriced and inferior items despite false promises recently from the LLL CPO. It would appear that LLL is simply interested in making as much money as they can before an epic fail in both the stock market and the retail athletic wear industry.

Anonymous said...

*conscience (not conscious... that'll teach me to take a spell check suggestion)

Anonymous said...

OT - anyone have the Run Shorty Short?

I normally take size 2 and sized up on this one, but have to admit that the grips on the thighs feels as though it might cut off my circulation.

Anyone have the same experience?

Might the Some Like It Hot Short be a better option?

I am looking for a piece that can be used for my pole dancing class... And perhaps my cardio classes on those hot summer days.

Thanks!

Focus said...

I am intrigued by the commuter cycling capsule, the apparel looks kind of interesting, pricey, but interesting.
I'd love to hear what real commuter cyclist are saying about it.
I wish I rode, but I don't, so I'll sit the sideline on this capsule.

LuluAddict said...

I agree, none of the Commuter Capsule appeals to me and is insanely pricey. A lot of it is definitely headed for WMTM. I've been buying basics for most of the year anyway - Cool Racerbacks, Wunder Unders, Every Yogi tees, Ta Ta Tamers, Scubas, and Swiftys. I do like that Angel Blue has made a curtain call since I liked that color a lot three years ago and was happy to pick up an Energy Bra in the color.

marypopps said...

Off topic... A few days ago, we were discussing the Costco 'fulu' jackets that look like the Define. Well, if you are curious, I found an ebay seller that does have that item:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-Kirkland-Signature-Womens-Yoga-Full-Zip-Jacket-Turquoise-Green-Size-Small-/110877693450?pt=US_Womens_Athleticwear&hash=item19d0d3560a
Does look pretty close to a Define...
My local Costco doesn't have these jackets, so I went ahead and got one. Cheaper than a Define ;)

Anonymous said...

No there was no in stride uploaded i looked on all three sites right when it uploaded.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how the Carry & Go Hoodie fits, is it TTS?

Anonymous said...

The cycling capsule and most of the other new release stuff does not appeal to me. Although the Power Pedal Rain Jacket is beautiful but not a justifiable purchase for me; would not get that much use. If I lived in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland though, I'd give it a serious look when it goes to markdown. Get a classic colour and it would ensure for years.

Costco Kirkland "Define"...oh you can clearly just see it's not cut and nicely tailored like a real LLL Define. It looks rather frumpy imho. A better alternative is Gap Fit's full-zip jacket. I have one in "porcelaine" blue that I got on sale for $30 and it is awesome. Currently a light orange one on sale for $40 and surely another discount probably available with all the promos Gaps does.

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=57881&vid=1&pid=495401

Anonymous said...

* endure

Anonymous said...

@anon 6:35- you are not alone! I am a 6 in groove shorts and a 4 in speeds and turbos and I boight an 8 in the run shorty short, and yes I still feel like the grips dig in to my thighs a lot!! I also take a pole dancing class and usually wear a SS swiftly (I'm really sticky everywhere so this was my shoulders don't chafe sliding down on inversions) and some compression under srmoirn shorts. I've tried wearing LLL groove shorts but they're a bit too long. The some like it hot shorts would prob work for gripping, but for me they are a wee bit too short when practicing pole?

Anonymous said...

Compression under ARMOUR shorts... Geeze what did my iPhone do there? Lol!!

Kristina said...

Anon 7:09, I tried on the carry and go last night and it was definitely tts

Anonymous said...

I sorry If I upset anyone but I don't get why waste money on a Costco "Define" Jacket Its a cheap looking knock off. Take the money you would of spent on the costco jacket and put it to saving for a LL Define jacket. If you already own a LL Define Jacket, then why would you want to wear the costco one?

Anonymous said...

Loving the new Ray Scuba, but is it me or does it look thinner than earlier models?

Nicole said...

On the Costco "fulu" topic - I have been a loyal purchaser of LLL for several years and am also on their R&D program (getting 15% off); however, I did purchase a Costco "Define" jacket, just to test it out (for the heck of it, why not...). It is identifical to the LLL Define, down to the YKK zipper - Fabric content and the FIT is all the same. The jacket is NOT frumpy by any means. The only difference is the jackets are made in Lesotho (Africa) vs. China.

My reasoning in purchasing the jacket was simple - there are plenty of things I want to do in my LLL, but there are also other several other things I want to do in a "Fulu" but experience the same FEEL as I do in my LLL. Who wants to ruin an expensive LLL when you can ruin a "Fulu"... Not everything we do in life is CUTE, but you can certainly be CUTE doing in it in "Fulu" - Just sayin...

Nicole said...

First time commenting on a blog, let alone this one (love it by the way)... Please excuse all my grammar issues above... YUCK! (where's the edit button, lol).

marypopps said...

My reasoning behind the Costco Define jacket is similar to Nicole.
I have two Define jackets, which I wear occasionally, and that I love. However, I am afraid of staining them, pulling the fabric, damaging them, etc. Plus, needless to say the LLL Defines aren't cheap!
I had read on this blog a few days ago that the Costco version was identical in fit (otherwise I would not have purchased it). So I decided to give it a go. I really like the Costco teal color, which is not something currently offered by LLL.
I'll surely wear the Costco version in activities in which I normally wouldn't wear my LLL Define.
I plan on buying more LLL Defines, but I will have one Costco version that i can go to when there is a risk of damaging the LLL version.
At least, if something happens to the 'fulu', I'll feel a whole lot less bad!

Anonymous said...

OT Question: does LLL often make an item in just one color? I can't really remember that ever happening before. I really like the look of the Run: Team Spirit Tank, but I'd really like it in a more fun color than black. I simply live for all my silverescent running tops in the summer! They're so cool and comfy. This one would be a fun addition to my collection since I have multiples of the others: Tie&Fly and Silver Bullet.

Anonymous said...

If the Power Purple Scuba is still available in a size 6 on Friday (payday) it will be mine!!! what are the chances?

Anonymous said...

@ANON 8:25

I am a longtime scuba lover and I am 100% certain my Caspian is thinner than my older models... My true loves are the Cuddle Ups though so I really hope they don't mess with those!

Anonymous said...

I have a ton of Costco's Lulu ripoff stuff and ALL of it has held up better than the stuff that Lulu is putting out right now.

My Costco "define" is a great cut and really nice fabric. It's different than a define but I love it.

I have two pairs of "groove" capris and two pairs of pants and they have NO pilling and are nearly identical in cut and fabric to Lulu groove pants.

I have two pairs of Lulu groove pants, an old pair and a new pair and the new ones are awful.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:14. You are absolutely correct. I found the current Scubas to be thin and flimsy. My older ones are thick and dense. Doesn't look like I will be buying any Scubas this year. :(

Anonymous said...

Latest Costco defines are superior in fabric and cut to Lulu defines!!! I buy Lulu every week and have my share of defines but always reach for Costco ones. Now I'm trying to sell my Lulu grooves so I can stock up on Costco grooves ;-)

Anonymous said...

@ anon 7:32am -- thanks for the insight... Much appreciated.

I will be returning the Shorty Shorts. I tried them on for less than 5 minutes this AM and I can still see the grip marks on my thigh. Unfortunately the next size up is way too big, so I am out of luck on this.

Since on second look the Hot Shorts look more like underwear than shorts, I think I will try the Boogie Shorts, which have a little more length and might be able to double for other exercises.

Thanks again my friend!

Anonymous said...

anona 6:35 I just got the some like it hot shorts on sale for $39 which I think it is reasonable they are small. I sized up from 4 to 6 and they are more like super short boy shorts. the material is nice and they don't move around much. They are great for hot yoga. super sexy

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice the Pigment Blue SS and LS Swiftlies on the site today? I don't think they showed up on Tuesday night's upload...same with the "Pretty Pink" Energy Bra, right?

Anonymous said...

I just ordered the dense purple carry and go...super cute and hopefully it will be comfy!

I have tried Costco and Zella, but both fit me slightly wrong, so until a better alternative comes along I will be paying lulu's high prices.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the fit on the carry and go hoodie? I am either a 6 or 8 in Lulu things (e.g. define jacket 8, CRBs 8, but some of their tops a 6). Thanks for your help!

Anonymous said...

Lululemon is now really big in NYC the stores near my office are always packed and people walk out with large lulu bags full of gear. I have seen people spend $500 or more and it seems like it is no big deal.
I guess there are some people who have the money to shop big. I certainly don't.
by the way I am loving my blue angel energy bra it is so pretty and it goes so well with all my CRBs

Anonymous said...

i just bought the sweat cuffs. i couldn't resist. they looked so cute! i have the old version that was a fold away to stash your money and keys, so i am sure the zipper will be less hassle.

i couldnt convince myself to get the matching headband. i think people will look at me and think i am a running maid. lol

Anonymous said...

@ anon 11:33- darn those pigment blue swiftlys are only on the us side! But yeah I don't remember seeing them on the upload, but the pretty pink energy bra was definitely there with the upload :)

Anonymous said...

Anyone have the Unity Pullover? How is it working for you? How does it wear? Does it look like an old ratty sweater after 1 wear?

Anonymous said...

The Angel Blue Swiftlys look soo nice. I can't wait for those to be uploaded.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:42 - it sounds like I'm the exact same sizes as you in the same things! I tried on the carry & go hoodie - the 6 fit fine (no pulling at the shoulders, which is usually what makes me size up to an 8 in tops) and was "fitted". The 8 fit too, but was looser and made it look much more casual. I didn't buy it because I thought it looked too busy with all the pockets, the zipper, and the drawstrings, but I would have gone with the 6. If you're going to use it as an outer layer over more than a tank, you might prefer the 8.

momof5 said...

OT -- Anyone get the email from Zobha today -- they have jacked their prices up substantially - Yikes!

Anonymous said...

I bought the pigment blue swiftly ls last year and I still get compliments every time I wear it. It looks brighter (and better IMO) in person!

Gina

Anonymous said...

The cycling capsule is precisely why I love Lululemon...for it's unique style. I think it is all very pretty. I like not walking down the street and looking just like everyone else and workout clothing specifically has the tendency to make me feel unfeminine and sloppy...Lulu never fails to make me feel feminine and pretty all the while being super comfortable in whatever sport/endeavor I am pursuing :) LOVE :)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 12:34 - thanks for your response.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice:)

Anonymous said...

pedal power blazer looks like a sleeping bag chopped up to make a jacket....the presence of mind jacket looks like a snuggie...another unfortunate miss for lulu. this newer capsule makes the ride on capsule look better...almost.

sad...there could have been potential...i would have to agree w/ luluaddict--the carry and go hoodie is the only attractive item for this week...

Pink Peony 4 said...

I still laugh at the chopped up shopping bag. lolol....
I am so glad I don;t ride any form of two wheeled anything so my wallet is safe with this new capsule. I'd hate to pay the price really.
The carry and go hoodie was too long in the sleeves for me. I'm only 5'2" and wear a 4 in 95% of the tops. The fit in the body was perfect . I love the shorter torso also. The french terry is soft and not so technical looking which I kind of like. It reminds me of my gratitude wrap which I love.
I have not seen the Coco soft-shell yet (Texas). I am not sure about the buttons. I don't like them shiny looking (online), though the length is promising, not the price.
Good points on the Costco "defines". I have a hard time buying outside of Lulu myself so that's that. The curse lives on...

Anonymous said...

I personally love the pedal power jacket, the venus pants, and the presence of mind jacket (well by the photos at least as i haven't tried on)... but there is no way I could afford $200 on a lulu "to and from" jacket! Also, I am actually NOT a fan of the carry and go hoodie at all, but i'm glad other gals will enjoy it (i'm also not a scuba fan, I know i know i'm nuts)! I am relatively new to LLL and would love to try a cuddle up hoodie if they ever make more of those.

Anonymous said...

I like the Presence of Mind & Power Pedal jackets and think the Carry and Go looks very young, like teenager young...

And I really wish the blazer were cheaper bc I love that too and would grab it up if I could afford it!

To each her own....! :-)

Anonymous said...

This article is starting to hit the airwaves/cyberspace: http://www.globalnews.ca/sports/money/lululemon+sues+over+pants+patent+says+calvin+klein+copying+its+signature+style/6442697667/story.html

in short, LLL is suing Calvin Klein (yes! CK) for copyright infringement on LLL's Astro Pants design. Seriously??? Like there haven't been a bajillion other companies we have noted on this blog that have similar designs but, possibly, better quality and pricing. Competition always works in favor of the consumer and LLL doesn't seem to want to share the ball at the playground....
"Lululemon's strong ties to its communities, quality products and proprietary designs set it apart from other retailers," it said in filings to the U.S. District Court in Delaware.
BWAH AHA AHAHA HAHHA HAHAHA! Ok, $40+ for a tank top that bleeds pink dye all over everything...that's some quality stuff!

Anonymous said...

Love the nothing but run jacket. Hoping we get it in power purple, anyone try this.

Anonymous said...

I tried on the Nothing But Run jacket today. It looks lovely but wasn't worth the money for me since it didn't feel awesome for running. I'm between sizes and I tried on the larger, but it still felt a bit pinchy in places and not as flexible as I'd like for running. For me, colder months are coming and if I were to get this run jacket I'd have to do some serious layering underneath. Maybe a larger size would have helped but I didn't want any more length.

Anonymous said...

The Carry & Go is pretty in back, but in the front it looked like I had borrowed some 8-year-old's jacket. The proportions looked all wrong, at least for someone with curves who likes those curves to show (like in a Define).

Anonymous said...

Gapfit vs Kirkland "Define": I have tried on both and much prefer the fit of the Kirkland version. I have the teal and the purple and they are very nice. Kyodan makes great knockoffs, too. Same Luon fabric.

Kristina said...

First off I'm petite, 5'2ish with an hourglass figure (unfortunately still with a B chest). I bought the red carry and go. Love! I actually like the front pockets and the shortness of length. Pockets are so comfy to put your hands in. I also caved and bought the cashew coco soft shell. I walk about 10k per day (walking to/from work, running errands and dog walking) and it rains a lot here. The jacket repells water, is warm (it doesn't get very cold here) and looks very professional. I have read that some people think it's boxy or short. I felt it suited my body type. The slight flare and shorter length compliment my small waist and I didn't notice any problems in the shoulders or back.

Anonymous said...

Goodness why do you even bother buying/owning a LLL Define if you're so worried about using it in the ways you live your life.

I can appreciate that you worry about damaging it doing something too rugged, but it seems to me that you shouldn't then even be wearing something that's a knock-off, but instead something more hard wearing and suited to the job or activity. OH but it's so you can look cute? While you're doing what? Digging trenches (no judgement!) or something?

Yes, I need to quit reading this blog.

Anonymous said...

carry and go hoodie fits true to size however it feels rough on the skin and is boxy.

Anonymous said...

I would really like to see more photos of the presence of mind jacket! I don't live near a store :(

It looks nice in the photos I have seen. It's expensive for fleece though

Savasana said...

at Anon 5:15 PM:
Very interesting! How can Lulu substantiate this infringement if Costco, and every other big box retailer, have been happily making Astro style pants for more than 12 months? Lulu has never pursued any of these. Things must be tough for Lulu to try a stunt like this- which they can't possibly aspire to win. End result is that Astro pant will cost +20$ to pay for the lawyers.

Also: the terms of the litigation is aimed at collecting "royalties" from CK. So what the lawsuit aims to do is make CK increase their prices, so that there isn't such a huge disparity between Lulu$ and CK on Amazon. Lulu in protecting it's identity as a luxury manufacturer.

Savasana said...

*its

Anonymous said...

I recently volunteered with habitat for humanity. I got glue on my fulu and it was no biggie!

Anonymous said...

Savasana - lulu probably can win. As long as they've copyrighted the name "astro pant" which I assume they have if they're launching this law suit then CK is infringing on that copy right by making the exact same design with the exact same name. (I am a paralegal in Canada)

Pink Peony 4 said...

You'll be hard pressed to find good work clothes cheaper than Lululemon. For a quarter of lulu prices and getting some dirty work done plus still looking cute is quite a deal. I also tend to get protective of my lulu stuff.

Anonymous said...

it is a copyright infringement. So lulu has a right to sue. I hope they win. CK and DK are known to steal designs from smaller less well known brands.

Anonymous said...

I for some reason have not had any problems with any of the lulu stuff except for the flash color on a bra bleeding. I work out hard and I also sail in heavy weather and have never had a problem with the bras or tops. I used to wear roxy bikini tops and bottoms and was always having embarrassing moments with their stuff.
I sail with all men and the last thing I need is to expose myself in the middle of the race course.
That being said, I think most lulu stuff holds up even with salt water.
I would never buy their jackets or bags or some of the frilly looking stuff. I don't understand why people buy sports gear that they are not going to work and play hard in.

Savasana said...

@ anon 7:04 AM - thank you for your knowledge. I reported the situation wrongly, it's not the Astro pant, but something more like the Groove pant/crop. I found a couple of articles with pictures (links below).

Whilst I'm not familiar with CK stealing designs from other independent companies, Anon 9.04am, I can understand how this could brutally effect small businesses. The reporting about this on the yoga blogs, point out that Lululemon is far from a small retailer- making a record $1 billion in sales last year to achieve the fourth-highest sales per square foot among North American retailers after Apple Inc., Tiffany & Co. and Coach Inc. (Yoga Dork).

I agree that if it were exactly the same design with the exact same name in Canada, strong copywrite law would be in place to protect Lulu's designs. As much of Lululemon's manufacturing is done overseas where IP law is very different, maybe this is why we're seeing so much Fulu?

This makes me so much more aware of how many businesses are jumping on the yoga clothing market.

http://www.itsallyogababy.com/yoga-pants-legal-dance-lululemon-sues-calvin-klein/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yoga-pants-legal-dance-lululemon-sues-calvin-klein

http://www.yogadork.com/news/lululemon-sues-calvin-klein-over-yoga-pants-patents/comment-page-1/#comment-37768

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter where your clothing is manufacturered. It matters where the patents are filed. If the patents are filed in North America than CK cannot make the exact same pants in North America. They can certainly release them somewhere else where there is no patent but not in North America.