Monday, December 17, 2012

Upload!

A very small upload tonight. I am kind of tempted by this Ta Ta Tamer but I want to see what pops up on the sale racks as far as those go. I have been lucky not paying full price for most of mine, though this one is pretty. Did anyone order anything?

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seriously?!? The week before Christmas and that's it???

Anonymous said...

nothing. want a power up tank but so far the colours available are not appealing to me.

Ching-a-ling said...

Nada. Visited Glendale today and saw them unpacking a few new shell pink tanks - think it was the back on track. They also put out a flash light post savasana bag. And all the store locations have far too many seasonal help right now who seem to know nothing of lulu. Urgh!

Anonymous said...

Well that was a disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Why do the Australian Power Y say Luon, not Luon Light?! I miss old lulu and their fabrics and styles... Where is my stride jacket! So bummed

Anonymous said...

Was hoping for a new groovy run or turbo short and what appeared? A hideous classic stripe black white/black color blocked short that would not look good on anyone. Is their strategy to have us hold on to our gift cards instead of redeeming them?

anonymous me said...

Herringbone white WUs. Wish I hadn't been so impatient and had waited to rip the tags off the crops because I don't really need both.

Ordered a pink shell crb the other day, and the coco pique wills. I do have the pique WUs too, but the colour is a little more versatile, so I don't feel as guilty about it.

Oh well. It is what it is.

-anonymous me

lildebbie said...

I'm kind of glad... I would like the CRB or swiftly racerback in the new mint and yellow colors, but I need to do more holiday shopping so whew for my wallet. I hope a good running tight goes to WMTM, I really need a new pair stat.

Anonymous said...

The girls at the La Jolla store told me that day after Christmas Lulu will release new styles of inventory...they are holding out til then.

luluFemom said...

@ anon 11:33 - I noticed that too, while poking around the Oz site ogling all the old Scuba and Defines they have available - I think lulu uses them as a dumping ground for items that would cause an uproar in North America (can you say Sea Wheeze? :) But the Power Y colors are the sae as the ones we're getting here, so I think lulu is just calling Luon light Luon because there aren't enough Australians to call foul and they never had the originals to compare. Doesn't bode we'll for those of us hoping for a return to the original Luon...

luluFemom said...

@ anon 11:33 - I noticed that, too, when I was poking around the Oz site ogling the old Defines and Scubas they *still* have available (I think lulu uses Oz as a dumping ground for items that would cause a frenzy in North America -- can you say Sea Wheeze? :) But the Power Ys are in the same colors we're getting, which makes me think the "Luon Light" is the new Luon and lulu just doesn't distinguish over there because Australia wasn't (technically) a market during the days of Luon Power Ys, so there aren't enough people to make a fuss over that little detail. Sadly, this doesn't bode well for those of us who were holding out hope our feedback might actually be heard and the original Luon Power Ys would return...

Anonymous said...

costco has the "groove pants" back!! literally the same material, cut, and that lulu smell. $20!

Anonymous said...

Oh. Em. Gee. Check out the flare/inkwell forme jacket on the Australian side... if you thought the mint moment one was bad... well... see for yourself... hahaha

Melissa said...

Pitiful upload, again. And now they've extended free shipping til Thurs which means we must be having another upload ... though last week we didn't have one ...

Anonymous said...

No, there's nothing good anyway. Will wait for markdowns of the few items I do like but refuse to pay full price for.

Anonymous said...

wow. Disappointing.
Does anyone have the inside scoop here? Why so light?
Also, does anyone know if their design team has had a big turnover in the last year? I don't even recognize these cuts and details as Lulu...it's such a departure from all of the things they used to do.
It feels like it must be different people.

strawb3rries said...

I decided to snag that ta-ta tamer :)

Anonymous said...

Bummed about the small upload. Got the Herringbone white WUs - that's it. Didn't love the print in the crops so I'm hoping the longer length will be better.

Also noticed Ivivva hasn't done an upload in over two weeks now. No big xmas push either. They've been low in merchandise and sizes for about three weeks now.

Ann said...

Nothing for me. Will definitely check the day after Christmas. Also, noticed a lulu ad on the side of a bus in DC today. That's the first I've seen of lulu bus ads. Had I not recognized the crow pose from lulu's website, I would have thought it was an ad for a local yoga studio.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad! This is such a disappointment! Ugh! Heard about a new vinyasa! Thought at least that would have been uploaded!

Dam you lulu! You used to be cool!

Anonymous said...

I was really hoping this would be a good upload. Oh well.

Can anyone give me temperature ratings for the run bundle up jacket and wtf pullover?

For anyone wondering about them - I wore the toasty tech tights for a run at -3C and my bum and thighs were freezing.

Thanks :) - Jenn

Anonymous said...

wow what a disappointment! And my PNs didn't have much either. As a matter of fact, what little they did have said "coming later this week".

Anonimouse said...

That's an upload?

Anonymous said...

HARDCORE LULUADDICT... Like I buy everything in my size. I am so disappointed with luluemon lately, poor excuse of uploads & the few things I would like to buy I just cant fathom purchasing because of the outrageous pricing.
Tisk tisk lululemon.
.......lol

Anonymous said...

I think lululemon is pulling a britney spears... like when she went crazy & cut off all of her hair......

Anonymous said...

I thought I wanted the WU herringbone white pants but now that I see the picture I think they might look too much like longjohns so I might go with the capri length. Anyone who's seen this pattern in person have thoughts on this? I wear WUs for yoga. thanks

Beth said...

I was really bummed by last night's upload, too. I really want some tops in the new Burning Yellow color (the new color blocking on the Speed Shorts does not do it for me). I would have been tempted by the herringbone WUs but I already bought the crops (and looove them).

Is there any chance of another upload on Thursday with some more gear?

Anonymous said...

Got the red men's shorts for my hubby's birthday. Would've purchased the striped groovy runs for myself if they didn't have that awful color blocking!

Anonymous said...

OK, soooooo LAME!!! :( Last year, I was buying like a cazy woman!
-Disp. income girl

Anonymous said...

Do lulu boxing day sales happen on actual boxing day (Dec 26th) or the day after the holiday (Dec 27th) when stores are open for boxing day shopping?

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like LLL is having major distributer issues. Look at this new item from AUS:
http://www.lululemon.com.au/products/clothes-accessories/women-run/Run-Get-Up-And-Glow-Tight?cc=7820&skuId=3469417&catId=women-run

That description implies it should be for the northern hemisphere but it's in AUS. I wonder what is going on?

Sammi said...

Australian side got a new shirt, the "Techni-Cool Long Sleeve", not sure what the obsession with short sweaters is lately.

The "Pump it Up Tank" is really cool, i like that you can wear just the bra if you want! .. not sure about the shortness of the tank though.

Anonymous said...

What a disappointment!! Nothing tempted me, the Devotion long sleeve is nice but I already own one in a different color and they are really not warm enough for Canadian winters, here's to hoping something along the lines of the every yogi or cabin LS will be released sometime soon. Not holding my breath, though.
OT, went to my local store this morning and they had adjusted the price for the St Moritz pullover, it's down to $108 now, and it wasn't a final sale type of adjustment.

Anonymous said...

Boring. I have bought something every single week for as long as I can remember but nothing for several months now. (well...I did buy some things, but ended up returning all of them). Very sad. So glad I got Cuddle Up pants last year as they are the heaviest fleece pants I have ever seen and perfect for cold winters. Apparently LLL thinks winter isn't quite as cold anymore? I recall them flying off the shelf so why not bring them back? And the wraps sold out in minutes last year, but no wraps this year at all? No Cuddle Up jackets either?

And, for the first time in years I bought an Under Armour sports bra. The new Flow Y makes me look like a stripper. The new Vinyasas are horrible too.

Laurie said...

Wah. Ordered 2 things but neither were actually from the upload. Since nothing was tempting, I picked up a pair of plain black run for your life crops & a Run: U-Turn Pullover in clarity yellow/limitless blue/heathered coal.

I never had a desire for the pullover until I spotted someone at my CrossFit Cert this past weekend sporting one. So lovely, and it's reversible. Can't wait for it to arrive (:

sophia said...

OT - has anyone notices the changes on the new lulu shoppers? i don't mean the new pattern - i mean, they've cheapened the entire shopper. no more snap (this disappeared with the "Om" lights shopper) and now no more side panels (not sure how else to describe it). you know how the shopper used to be 3D, like a box? well now it's just two flat pieces sewn together like an envelope. and the webbing used on the handles is super thick and cheap feeling.

i mean, it's just the bag the clothes come in so whatever. but it's pretty indicative of the way that lulu is going in general, which is the sad part.

Anonymous said...

Nothing {sigh}. Oh, just saw Zulily has a lucy sale beginning on 12/20.

Anonymous said...

What is UP with the darts on these tanks? I tried on the love red/coal Spin It to Win It tank, and they were a total dealbreaker. They scream "nipples!!" Now they're on that ugly triangle tank and the Power Up.

What's with the Power Up being $64? It looks more in line with the $58 or even $52 tanks. I like the look of it, but now way am I going to pay $64, especially with the nipple situation.

Elisa said...

I can't say I'm super shocked with such a small upload. If they had something fabulous I'm thinking it would have already been uploaded by now. It almost looked like they realized they had extra stock of a few things and decided to add them to the website. Disappointing.

Anonymous said...

that bra is AWFUL. full-figured Kohl's trying-to-be-sexy bra for a mature woman. yikes. i bought that newer large bag and some run response shorts for the husband for our upcoming trip.

Anonymous said...

And no wrap made an appearance this season, no Raspberry Glo Define (I waited forever for the Pop Orange Define that only made its debut in Australia, not even ebay!), no Ebb and Flow's II, and the list goes on...
US uploads are killing me these days, so poor and boring. The good news is that starting next month there will be an Australian mail forwarding service receiving my packages in Australia and forwarding them to me from there. So I'll be finally able to also purchase from the Aussie online shop, and not just from the US. I'm halfway between these countries anyway.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 11:03 am - the new flow y makes you look like a stripper - lol. Yeah, wtf did they do to that bra? You should leave that feedback on their website, hopefully they'll publish it.

LuluAddict said...

I would agree they are waiting until the 26th now. In the 3rd quarter results call Day had mentioned gift card sales were running ahead of next year. I wonder if they are thinking that waiting to put out new stuff will capitalize on that. I have no retail background so I can't tell if it is a good strategy to wait until after Christmas to put out new items. I would think it's a gamble since people are looking for gifts and may now look elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 10:51 a.m., when you say St. Moritz pullover is re-priced at $108, do you mean the St. Moritz sweater? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm an accountant/Lulu addict, and I'm not 100% sure about this area US GAAP because I don't work in retail accounting, and I definitely know zero about Canadian financial reporting. Caveat stated, here's my thoughts: the fact that gift card sales are up will increase "sales" and "revenue", but they should also be booking a contra-asset (or a liability) to account for the merchandise that they owe the gift card holders. So, it really shouldn't effect their bottom line if people don't redeem their gift cards until 2013. At least, that's my best guess.
I really don't understand the strategy being employed by LLL this season. Maybe they pulled things out of production due to quality concerns and thus ran out things to release? Of course, that would mean that they listened to their customers complaining about quality issues and actually tried to do something about it, and I've lost so much faith in the company that I kind of doubt that.

Anonymous said...

I own 3 TTT bras. So far, they have been the only Lulu bra that is supportive enough for me to wear for running. I'm a 34DD. That said, I actually hate the look of the TTT in general, and I think the lace makes it look worse. I actually love the look of the All Sport Bra, but it just doesn't support the girls properly. Why can't there be a compressive bra that supports but doesn't crush?
Before switching to the TTT I wore Road Runner Sports D-cup basic racerback bras. I have half a dozen of these that I rotate in amongst my Lulu bras. The RRS models work well, but they are not too cute, either. I'm thinking of trying out some Victoria's Secret sports bras in 2013, unless Lulu comes up with something innovative for my size.

Anonymous said...

Lol! Perfect analogy.

Anonymous said...

Boring upload. I was hopeful after I purchased a power purple vinyassa on popback last week. Oh well...

Anonymous said...

Another OMG- those scary orange/inkwell stripy groovy shorts!

They look like they belong to road workers so you can see 'em from miles away.

Anonymous said...

lulu might think the stripper comment is a compliment, considering the stuff they put out does get worn by ex porn stars turned trainers on youtube. ha ha

M

Anonymous said...

@ 7:27 AM, Toasty Tech Tight is a huge fail. Longtime, hardcore runner and I knew they would not be warm enough. Glad I didn't purchase, esp. at that price. Gip! I do not like any of the winter "running" pants currently offered, they're all mediocre at best. Not worth my time or money when they go to wmtm.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review jenn!! Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Bought the crops.... Along with several of my friends! They're thick, soft, toasty, and in my opinion, versatile. I can dress them up with boots and a tunic or wear them for yoga. I also like the crops cause they're easier to later with legwarmers!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a retail expert either, but I think it's safe to say that waiting to put new stock out until after Christmas seems silly. People shopping for loved ones tend to be more generous with what they purchase, so the stock might actually move. However, loved ones do know that those they are shopping for can be very specific about their LLL gear, so gift card purchases are likely (instead of buying the "wrong" thing). Plus, when people are given a gift card they tend to spend more per item(s), as the GC amount offsets what they would normally pay. I'm sure post Christmas there will be an updated story on those statistics. LLL has all that inside data and presumably they have a strategy...

Anonymous said...

The new herringbone wup look like long johns. Pass!

purrfiktangil said...

Um ya that was disappointing, but I did pick up another pair of the Run For Your Life Crops on Sunday evening and a Mat Strap this morning b/c I completely forgot to grab one when I was up at the store on Sat. So hopefully with their free one-day shipping it'll be here before I head north for the Holidays.

Anonymous said...

OT - I requested to join the Facebook group Lulu this just in weeks ago but still haven't been approved. Is this some sort of elitist Lulu group!? How long does it usually take to be able to join?

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight...no wraps this year b/c they are moving away from cotton and they are only producing technical pieces now. Yet every week there is a new "scuba" stretch. The U.S. side currently has nine colors on the website and many are close to or fully stocked in sizes.

Anonymous said...

@anon 10:10, Those pants are definitely seem like they're meant for the Northern hemisphere... They remind me of the Run:Inspire pants. I've been waiting for Run:Inspires to make a reappearance this year, so I hope the pants you linked make it here eventually. The color blocking is pretty atrocious, but the black ones are worth trying on.

Anonymous said...

The 26th isn't an actual holiday, and stores are open and that's the day of the big sales :)

Anonymous said...

Do we think there will be an upload tomorrow night since the 20th is the shipping deadline? Maybe they still have a chance?

Anonymous said...

has anyone else noticed the "under" pants in stores? they are the repositioned wunder unders that were so sheer everyone had a fit - alberta lake and coal. They are 48 for crops and 58 for the full length. I tried on the coal today and they are pretty much the same as the diversity wunder unders -actually pretty good at that price and did not seem all that sheer. I also noticed all sale racks were gone - hoping for some good deals after Christmas!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 2:28 pm - lol. I think I know who you mean but I am blanking on her name

sophia said...

bought both the WUC and WUP in coco pique at my store...when i got home, i noticed that the WUC has the pattern horizontally, while the WUP is vertical...strange, right? i really wanted to keep the pants, but the vertical stripes arent as flattering :( i also saw on the website that the high rise WUP has the pattern horizontally.....why cant it be consistent across styles?? frustrating!

HPSauce said...

HA HA HA!!!

Anonymous said...

I think I requested like 9 months ago lol!

HPSauce said...

What?! I missed that!!! I want an older Rulu Vinyasa so bad and I'm kicking myself for "waiting for a better color"!!!!

Anonymous said...

yeah, i did notice that. i didn't like the coco pique until it came out in the crop and I thought it was new or a different color. I realized the WUP version is also coco pique black.. but it's different.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I know LOTS of people who haven't been approved for the Lulu group. I use to be on that group and seriously, you AREN'T missing much! LOL.... there are much better groups out there to belong to. (If u have that need to belong to a group) Seriously, better to move on to something better.

sophia said...

@anon 10:12 - i mean, just change the damn name of the color! if colors have the exact same name, then you expect the exact same product.

Anonymous said...

Agreed!

Anonymous said...

I think it was a fluke and someone at the warehouse stumbled across it. That being said, I received it earlier this week and it's perfect.