Monday, November 19, 2012

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Strike Tight
Worst upload ever. Where is everything? How late in the shopping season is lulu going to wait to upload the stuff we've been seeing in the photos? This has to be the worst November/Christmas line I've seen out of them since I started this blog.

So I'm reading comments that the stores are going to put new stuff out for Black Friday. Awesome. Because there is nothing I like better than braving crowds on that day. Whoever is in charge of this brilliant decision and the overall crappiness of the November/December product line should get fired. I'm pretty sure lulu's target customers are the type that like to do their shopping early and from behind a computer. Do they think we're the bunch that has to get to the stores for the bs doorbuster deals? I avoid shopping this weekend at brick and mortar stores like the plague. I'm really hoping there is an additional upload coming later this week.

The new Strike Tights look interesting but I'll need to try them on in a store. I'd only want black. The $68 price tag on the Sink Shower Travel Kit is outrageous. Nothing for me tonight. Did you get anything?

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where are the raspberry ebb and flows ! I am tired of waiting for them.

Anonymous said...

Ok, SERIOUSLY Lulu!! Not sure if the US has the same main page banner, but the Canadian one has a girl running in the WTF pullover and it says in BIG text "650 fill power premium down." Then you go look at the actual pullover and sure enough it says 800, as does the tag.

I bought the Run: Turn around jacket and have been told the down is supposedly 800 but am REALLY skeptical. The 650 fill thing just keeps coming up over, and over, and over. If they are lying about the 800 when answering our comments and reviews, and by changing the website description, what happens? Anything? I would really like to know the truth...

(rant over).

Anonymous said...

I like the black iris blue shade on the men's side. That's about it haha. Nothing for me.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tonight was the Elmer Fudd hat, like what the fluff Lulu?! It's almost Christmas put out something decent

TY said...

That upload WAS really terrible. I kept trying to refresh the page thinking that they just weren't done uploading everything yet! Everything is a pass for me. 68$ for an empty toiletries bag is outrageous. At that price I hope they hid a CRB in there or at least a few headbands.

Amanda said...

I really like the travel kit... but I will not be spending $68 plus tax on it, not when I got last years kit for $24 in the loot section.

I like the tech tights, and all these other winter pants (except what they tried to pass of as brushed wunder unders to me this year!) but I am going to keep layering last winter's outdoor run pant with my other pants because I'm just not that impressed with lulu's quality this year.

Anonymous said...

Store trip review that might help some with this upload:

Breathe Easy Bra - tried it on and it's very pretty, fits TTS, but the luxtreme was so lightweight I could clearly see the pads through the yellow, and could even clearly see their outline in darker colours. Also felt it might pull on my neck a little even though I only had it on 5 minutes.

Run: Toasty Tech Pullover - tried it on, fits TTS. It was OK but I feel like Lulu doesn't understand where I actually sweat. There were huge mesh panels around the back of the shoulder blades (coming from the side) where I would actually get cold - but not enough under the arms. Often I find Lulu doesn't put the mesh in the proper place under the arms. It should be a large diamond covering the whole underarm area.

Run: U-turn Pullover - fits TTS and is SO soft and loved the clarity yellow - but, it's quite short with a hem that really dips (ie, is short on the sides but not as much on the back or front). I would actually get wind / air on my sides if I was running in it, brrrrr. I had the same problem with the Ice Queen long sleeve, which I liked otherwise.

What the Fluff Pullover - oh wow, I really wanted to love this, and almost did. Fits TTS, but the problem for me (as with many Lulu jackets) is it is just too tight under the arms / across the widest part of the chest - kind of like the way a blazer fits sometimes! I absolutely do not understand this, as many have complained in reviews, and Lulu is made for athletic women who may have broader shoulders or more muscles. Non technical wear (scubas, Audrey jacket etc) is fine there - but then technical jackets are often tight. Sigh.

All in all - I left the store empty handed. I honestly can't remember the last time that happened.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, new colour Beaming Blue! Love it! Can't wait for a bra and a running tank in this colour!

Anonymous said...

WTF!!!! Why why why would you put a 30" inseam on a winter running tight??!!!!! If I'm looking for tech fleece I'm definitely NOT looking for my ankles to be exposed. So stupid...they lost an easy sell there. Awful upload, just disgusting.

Lana said...

The only thing I got was offended, irritated, annoyed, and angry before bed. Thanks for nothing Lulu!

Anonymous said...

Where are the Ebb & Flow II crops?! It's been weeks already. :(

And agree, $68 for what is essentially a toiletry kit is outrageous. Cute but outrageous.

Worst upload ever (more so by the fact that I don't need any winter stuff here in the tropics).

Amanda said...

Actually what I really need, that I wouldn't be able to resist, are some tech fleece toe socks for my fivefingers. If they were under $20 a pair I would probably get those.

dry chic said...

Worst. Upload. Ever.

dry chic said...

Worst. Upload. Ever.

Pink Peony 4 said...

Nada for me. I was trying to look at the dimensions of the travel kit and it's really small then I thought maybe I should buy two ( chevron and blue) until I realized the price was really out there. All of a sudden LL Bean sounds just fine. Thank goodness I now can sleep. Ugh!

LuluAddict said...

@ Lana - I am with you. You think the upload before the American Thanksgiving would be pretty epic. I don't know what lulu is waiting for but they are losing $$$.

TY said...

Maybe they are waiting to upload more on black friday/cyber monday? Does lulu usually participate in that??

LuluAddict said...

@ TY - I dug through the archives a little. Last year they uploaded a bunch of special edition Scubas and a few other SE stuff for Cyber Monday.

Anonymous said...

Worst upload I've ever seen. Check out the color blocking on the yellow Groovy run shorts. Hope they don't screw up the new beaming blue items with colour blocking and horrible non-matching sports bras.

LuluAddict said...

The Cyber Monday upload was done Sunday night. Crossing my fingers for an early Monday upload.

Aramina said...

And those of us who do shop on Black Friday want a deal, not $50 mittens and $70 toiletry kits...

Lulu Amena said...

I got the wtf jacket in black which i was pretty excited about but almost died laughing at the men's fluff off hoodie. Honestly what the hell is that, who is going to wear it and most importantly who will pay 200 dollars for that. Wow is all I have to say. One of the worst lulu pieces ever!

Anonymous said...

Chillstop pant for hubby, Hot Cheeks Skirt in black (really like it to ride my bike) and sth from WMTM.

I don't get upset for not spending (more) money. I would be happy that my wallet stayed safely tucked away! (had really hoped mine would be but wasn't in the end. More upset about this.)

Anonymous said...

Lulu is going downhill....and fast...

Lulu Amena said...

I bought a wtf jacket in black but almost died laughing when I saw the men's fluff off hoodie. Number one what the hell is that, who is going to wear it AND pay 200 dollars for it. I def think that is one of the worst Lulu pieces ever!

Anonymous said...

Yowsers - tonight Lulu put the "lemon" in Lululemon. Let's hope they redeem themselves on Cyber Monday.

Anonymous said...

Oh man....last year at ts time, I blew $1600 on an upload!!!! 7 weeks and counting, nothing for me! I like the mitts, but have lamb skin mitts that someone bought me last year for $70 and much nicer.... :( Also, I want a new Burberry scarf, so I think I'll spend my money there.... So much for spending over $30,000 this year on Lulu. it just isnt going to happen! my money has been going to other stores and eBay, but no Lulu....
-Dips. income girl

Canadian eh said...

I have a theory: with all the bleeding issues in thespring they finally decided not to sell crap, but it was too late to make NEW stuff.. so there's just less stuff to sell. Giving them too much credit?

Anonymous said...

What a horribly disappointing upload. I haven't bought anything in weeks and it's not due to lack of looking. If that limitless blue CRB comes out online sometime i'll probably get that though.

Those yellow color-blocked groovy run shorts are truly, truly horrendous!

Anonymous said...

I read various posts on Lulus FB wall and they said....there won't be any cyber deals online. NIIIIICE... my province doesn't even HAVE 1 Lulu in it and no, Im not driving to another province just to get a deal. LOL

Anonymous said...

The only thing I liked was the new Raspberry Glo color in Brisk Run Gloves and the Toasty Tech Tight.

Two issues: reviews for the gloves say the touch tips are unusable after washing and GEC is blaming them instead of taking care of their customers. Buyer beware.

Second: Agree with previous poster about Toasty Tech Tight. If it's cold, I wouldn't want to have my ankles exposed!

Total pass on this upload.

Anonymous said...

So glad I finally slept through this upload!!!! Everyone is saying worst upload ever! I always imagined the warehouse to be one of the busiest places ever! Now I bet they are all standing around!

Elisa said...

Nothing looked even remotely promising in this upload. I was really hoping the Take Me With You Tote would have be uploaded. I definitely would have considered it. Bummed.

Anonymous said...

Lulu Amena, I know what you are talking about. I shop for my husband as much as I do for myself, and was expecting something better than that ridiculously overprice fleece jacket with a hoodie.

That will land in WMTM. Last year's winter jacket for men (cire on one side, fleece on the other) was originally priced $200, then it went on MD for about $100, that's when I got my husband one. And a few weeks later, it was $69! And still not selling out.

Anonymous said...

Did the new pattern SS not make it to the upload (US)?

Anonymous said...

I didn't get anything and this is the first time in A long time-
like you hoping for another upload later in the week.

Anonymous said...

Love the look of the Strike Tight and the low rise. I would only want black. Think the Sink Shower Kit is well designed, great idea, but NO WAY will I see my way to $68. Was interested in the Toasty Tech Tight but no thanks with that ridiculous high rise. I will check out the Hot Cheeks Skirt in store.

I too am waiting on the Ebb & Flow ii but whatever, I guess it'll come at some point.

I don't wait up for these uploads like some of you (I'm in Eastern Time so occurs at 2 a.m. or something like that here)...I'll get the stuff whenever. It might sell out on line but it doesn't always sell out in store immediately.

Tracy said...

That sucked. Nothing. Nothing that was even kinda tempting.

Debbieturko said...

Nothing for me it's been so long since I got any thing new,but I do like the men's crosstown scarf

RunLikeTheWind said...

Yep, nothing I cared about one iota. I was pretty disappointed that they chose the Strike crop to feature Limitless Blue, as opposed to a Wunder Under Crop, which we would all snatch up in a heartbeat. The Strike crop looks like a very cheap attempt by another company at an Astro waistband.
I've dropped plenty of $$ on workout gear this year, so it's not like I should complain at the meager offerings!
Here's hoping for a major markdown on the Ice Queen pant for Cyber Monday...

Anonymous said...

Anybody look at the Show & Tell? New stuff on there, but who knows when we will actually see it!
The last month of uploads have all been disappointing thus allowing me to purchase some Frye boots that I've been eyeing for over a year!

Anonymous said...

What a joke!!! I can't believe Lulu is trying to sell a 7 inch square toiletries bag for $68...WTF indeed! I haven't bought a single thing in weeks and definitely not today. The WTF capsule is the worst butt-fugly bunch of stuff I've ever seen...I will be looking elsewhere for my winter wear.

Anonymous said...

Wow lulu. is all I can say. I know you are a Canadian company and all but don't you know that this week is the busiest shopping day in the US?!? Also how stupid to release an extreme cold capsule this week when half of your US stores are in warm climates. My local store doesn't get any cold weather stuff. So we will have 2 bras, 2 shorts, and 1 pair of crops new this week? You would think you would upload this capsule as well as other items for people who live in warmer climates.

I hope they read these comments and see they have loyal customers who want to buy something - some are desperate to buy things like the new ebb and flows, LS similar to the cabin LS- but have nothing to buy. We are going to start losing interest and go to other brands or the lulu resale market.

Jen said...

Wow. Not happy with this one at all. Interested to see how it plays out the rest of the week. Also interested to see if the WTF line hits WMTM within a month.

Focus said...

I've said it before, I'm embarassed! My Mother, sister-in-law, workout friends (with the exception of one) are all wearing great clothes from Athletica, JC Penny's, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Nordstroms. They are raving about their clothes and the prices they paid. I just shut my mouth, try not to hang my head and walk away. And yep...nothing for me today.

Anonymous said...

@ Anons looking for the Ebb & Flow ii, I was told by an Educator in store that they might not be released in NA because it's spring in Australia and fall here. A commenter on this blog saw a similar response made by an Educator on Facebook. I'm lusting for them, too. LLA, any thoughts on if (or when) we'll see E&F ii here?
Happy about the $$ I'm not spending just as I'll be happy about any good quality Lulu purchase that I make. I hope Lulu is reading this blog and Lulumum's. Unhappy and dissatisfied customers eventually results in rising inventories and a falling stock price. Maybe we can put together an Xmas wish list? What would make you ladies go lulu crazy? Old version Scuba in laceoflage, Ebb & Flow ii (not sheer on any body type), CRB in a cute pattern in tender violet and angel blue, Gratitude wrap in any neutral color, return of the Still pant(with black version that doesn't pill like crazy) and winter running tight in brushed luxtreme on the inside and fleece on the outside. That last one is probably a little crazy so maybe a in brushed luxtreme with fleece on the inside in the bum and ankles where I'm always cold.

RunItMyWay said...

I bought the WTF vest in store on the weekend- I was very pleasantly surprised, it's SO cute!

What bothered me about this upload was the MASSIVE price hikes since last year. LuluAddict I'd love to see a post comparing last year's prices to this year's!! Like the vest last year was $128 I think- this year's was $158. Last year's Insulator Pullover (which was nicer IMHO!) was $158; this year's version is $198. Last year's Run: Turn Around tights were $108; this year's Toasty Tech Tights are $118. Last year's Run: Turn Around LS was $88; this year's Ice Queen LS is $108. And best of all. last year's kit bag was $48 (I paid $24 for mine on MD) and this year's is $68 (!?!?!) CRAZY.

Anonymous said...

Double ugh! This years colors are just bilious! Who wears orangey red, Tweetie Pie yellow, and greeny blue every week? Even the svelte women look chubby in these ill fitting monstrosities of the WTF collection. Last years collection was classic; this years costume. I really don't want to look like I stepped off the Sesame Street set. The Big Bird look is a resounding no. People who own this stock might want to start cashing in...

Anonymous said...

I got a PN today for my local store - the CRB in limitless blue!! - why oh why could they not have that on the upload??? Won't have time to shop before holiday travel, etc.

Shaina said...

I hope the red version of the daily yoga jacket comes on the website friday. It disappeared off the Canadian website this morning.

Anonymous said...

I have money sitting in my paypal account and it's been sitting there for awhile now! Junk! This is garbage. Can I please buy a jacket that we have no idea what the count is in it! Really? I'd rather go to a brand that specializes in making down winter jackets at this time cause if it fell apartblulu wouldn't stand by it anyway! My patience for trash is running thin!

Anonymous said...

Yep, header says '650 fill' and product description says 800. Either way, no way am I going to run in a puffy down jacket. Insane.

Anonymous said...

So does all this new crap lulu is making mean that the STOCKPILE of 'old school' lulu I have in my closet will be worth more on ebay? I guess I could be ok with that...

Anonymous said...

Worst upload ever. WTF is up with the prices too. I threw in the towel and defected over to the North Face and Icebreaker. Spent a pretty penny at REI instead of lulu. I'd consider the winter run tights but for that price? Naw, pass. I'll get something that I know is good quality and lasts. And doesn't need to get paired with running oven mitts lol!!

Anonymous said...

LLA - hopefully lulu isn't going to just put out some "special edition" scubas this year. Don't you know, almost all their clothes are already "special edition", as per the incorrect signage lol??!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing. Horrible marketing decision, the week of thanksgiving. Hopefully there is more to come. If not, I have no problems spending my $ on all the other sites that are extending all kinds of killer deals this week.

Anonymous said...

I agree, this is the worst upload ever. And, I haven't bought anything for weeks. I passed on all of the wraps last year, thinking I could get a cute wrap or two this fall, and all lulu offers me is a giant down blanket to use as a "wrap". No thanks. And no thanks to the stores bringing in new stuff on black Friday. I hate crowds and will not be doing any black Friday shopping in the stores. *sigh*

macfrannie said...

I was interested in the travel case til I saw how small it was. for $68??? Get real. I don't like the design of the Tech Tights and I'm considering the down skirt. I saw on the Aussie side they uploaded that new tank color the limitless blue.

Anonymous said...

OMG you guys are unhappy.
I am also slightly disappointed, but in many ways it is a blessing, I don't really need anything from lulu at the moment.
I don't think that they do a good job with the winter gear anyways, especially the jackets.
The only thing I liked was the tata tamer in the wee are from space stripe love red. the new crops look interesting, but I am passing on those.

M

Anonymous said...

Lululemon has been disappointing me for months. The colour combos have been mostly ugly along with alot of the designs. I miss the 2009/2010 lulu designs. At least I'm saving a whack load of cash these days.

Kelly B said...

Agreed! So lame! All I want right now (well, all I am willing and able to spend money on right now) are the limitless blue CRB and the laceoflage Free to Be tank. I was expecting at least one of them to show up in last night's upload, but neither of them did! I was definitely prepared to buy them both. So disappointing.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 6:53 am - That is what is frustrating me, too, - very little for people who live in warmer climates or workout in a gym/studio. I would like to see some new CRBs and other tanks. Lots of people workout inside a gym. I would love to see Swiftly tanks offered year round. Those are my go-to run tank for treadmill workouts.

It is very weird they haven't put out any wraps, sweaters, or apres items like pullovers and fleeces. This is the prime time of year for those.

purrfiktangil said...

@ Anon 8:12 --- I was thinking the same thing about the special edition note next to every single item on the site haha.

This was a disappointing upload...I am still hoping for some nice, cute winter pullovers. It seems like there was a much bigger selection with better colors and details last year. Maybe next week? Crossing my fingers, but honestly not holding out much hope on that front.

I did, however, pick up another First Base Tank and another pair of the Bright as Night Crops. I love both of those and without the warmer tech fleece tops in cute designs and fun colors, I will def be layering under some of my rulu pullovers from last year.

Anonymous said...

wow everyone. unbunch your panties and be grateful for what youve got! happy freaking thanksgiving..

Anonymous said...

I am all about spending the holidays with my family, and I will not be braving Black Friday... So unless they upload some non-puffer clothing online I won't be doing any Lulu shopping this week. Are they just trying to drive sales to the stores? I'd much rather take a 10 minute look at the site after my baby goes to sleep for the night! OT: but similar for holds. The stores would usually at least do a 2 hour hold for items. That is super helpful for a mom trying to juggle things and still not wanting to miss an item in her size. My store will no longer hold. They told me "it's going to be like a race for popular items!" Horrible! I don't have time to race to Lulu so they might have a tank in my size. Another reason uploads to the site are important to me. So frustrating!!

Anonymous said...

I have a version of the Strike tights from about 4-5 years ago. They are black Luon with a white stripe on the side, and I think the cut/fit is identical. I really like them a lot, but they're not terribly practical for high impact like box jumps at crossfit. I really liked the lowrise fit, though, and the v waist isn't too tight and doesn't give you little lumps at the waist. Has anyone seen these in person? How is the Luon weight (sheer?), and what does the gusset look like? I'd pick up another pair if they were decent Luon and the gusset wasn't so far back.
Otherwise I totally agree with you guys- it's been a bummer fourth quarter for cool product.

Anonymous said...

i'm still waiting for the raspberry glow striped crb, raspberry glow brushed define, and could a girl get grooves with a pretty waistband? the wait continues.....

Anonymous said...

Since uploads don't seem to sell out anymore, I decided to check my store before ordering but they had neither of the items I was interested in. So... I just ordered the toasty tech tights in 2 sizes and the hot cheeks skirt. I'm actually excited about the shorter inseam on the tights because I have super short legs! My Runder Unders are awesome, but they could be slightly shorter... So, hoping these are perfect.

AZ Lulu Fan said...

Boo. I would love the solid limitless blue Groovy Run Shorts that Australia got this week. The clarity yellow color blocked Groovy Run Short Bonded the we got are atrocious. Yuck. We're still wearing shorts and CRBs in the southwest, so no revenue for Lulu here.

Anonymous said...

OT: You know how the site has been posting those weird "lovenotes" among the items uploaded? Well there is one up there now that says "let's make drunk gummy bears". WTF?? That has nothing to do with any sort of LLL mantra, healthy living style (one of the gummie bears is holding vodka, the other is lying on the ground with X;s for eyes because presumably he is passed out drunk?)... i don't get it.

MKS said...

All I have to say is I LOVE my Run:Bundle up Jacket. I own 7 north face jackets (down, apex, fleece, etc) and a few Columbia as well and none of them flatter my waist like the Bundle up. This jacket makes me look skinny, which before now, I thought was oxymoronic. If you're unhappy with the jacket selection give it a shot. I've read multiple reviews stating people didn't see much off the hanger, but on its to die for! Special feature hood zips out for a less bundled look. I've seen at least 6 educators at my local stores wearing this, hence it must be something special!

Anonymous said...

Here's a cyber Monday idea for Lulu--upload called "That's a Wrap" (gift pun intended) with all the wraps we've been coveting!

Anonymous said...

Iam going on two months with no purchases. I havent liked anything and that goes for color and design. This time last year was insane! I wanted everything.
I tried on wtf pullover last night. I like my run insulator much better. The duck tail looked so silly.

Anonymous said...

I just don't get it. What the fluff is right. Awful upload in the sweet spot of the fourth quarter- when people are more apt to spend money!!!! I ordered nothing and am so disappointed in the product offering! No need for me to rehash what everyone is saying (has been saying for awhile now) about odd designs, continued quality issues, redesign of tried and true products, poor customer serive, restickered products (under crop), discrepancy in fill of down jackets, etc. I could go on and on. What is going on with this company? It's like they no longer know what the heck they are doing?!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 10: 17 am - I think you are right. Based on my product notice emails, I think they might be holding back from uploading items to give the stores a chance to sell them first.

Anonymous said...

Last year I had a method wrap at the end of August and a gratitude wrap at the start of October. I also got the wear with all hoodie in November and a cute fleece jacket before Christmas. What the hell is this junk they are putting out?

Anonymous said...

Nothing for me. Each upload from the past 2 months are worse than the one before. Can someone from Lulu address the re-stickered and renamed Under Pant which are super sheer? Insulting.

Aimee said...

The past few uploads have been beyond disappointing.

Hello, Lululemon!!! It's the same temperature in a yoga studio ALL YEAR LONG! Not all of us need puffy down clothing and thick tights.

Does Lulu ONLY make running gear now?

Jen said...

Here's hoping for a super awesome WMTM this week. One can hope ...

Anonymous said...

Ummmm....Im someone who has said this for a long time 11:32am and was called a complainer and told these problems were a one time thing. LOL.... Yea, well it's been happening (all these issues) for a very long time and now people are realizing Lululemon has some real, serious issues. Oh well...as they say, we move on! Dough!

Anonymous said...

So funny- I thought it was an awesome upload and bought more in this upload than I have in the last 2 months. Although I can imagine that down is useless in areas that don't have harsh winters.