Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Upload!

I would have thought the new Pump It Up Jacket would have been uploaded for sure last night. How weird. I am a little tempted to get the Light Flare Bangbuster headband since I have the Cool Racerback from the summer but it's $18 which cheeses me off. I know it's the silver luon one but that price is insane. Did you get anything? Nothing for me.

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just the spring has sprung speed shorts for me! The inkwell daily yoga looks beautiful but I know in person I'd be disapointed by the quality and fit, so I said no to that easily!

macfrannie said...

For the first time in months there isn't even anything I'm remotly interested in. I'm not digging the dark floral print. It's just too G-ma for my tastes.

JessK said...

I got the spring has sprung speed shorts. That print is crazy but it works for me in speed shorts! :)

Anonymous said...

Just plain ugly.... So disappointed in the last few months. I will however grab the LS devotion in shell pink stripe to layer over my shell crb. Oh and a lavendar stripe brisk run ear warmer, love those:)

LeahEndrody said...

Super disappointed in the upload! Where are the pump it up jackets and mint moment wunder unders?!

Anonymous said...

Big crazy stripes and floral patterns are really not my thing. And pastels kind of wash me out. So not much for me these days. I like strong colors so I'm holding out for more colors along the lines of beaming blue (which is my absolute fave)!

Anonymous said...

Nothing and I don't expect I will be buying for sometime given how ugly everything is.

Gina said...

Does anyone know if the Haze Run Swiftly tank will show up in stores? I'm an instructor so I get a discount and hate spending full price if I don't have to.
I've been to a couple of stores locally and they are not carrying it. I live in the Boston, Mass area.

Anonymous said...

The AU site got a heathered angle tonka stripe crb as well as a light flare stripe crb. Tempted to get the light flare as I missed out last time.

In my PNs I've been seeing black swan and bruised berry items as well.

Anonymous said...

Oh. my. goodness!!! I thought the striped polar have WUC were bad enough, but AUS just got the stripes in flare/inkwell. They truly truly look like circus-wear. I think i just burnt my retinas by staring at them for too long!!

sb said...

Absolutely nothing.

RunLikeTheWind said...

Nada. Most everything was boring or awful. The flower print Chakras are styled HORRIBLY with those boots. This is supposed to be a line of athletic and yoga wear, right?? Maybe the stores will have something new this week that wasn't online. Where's the Surge stuff?

3crazykids said...

So mad I missed out on the flash Power Up tank because of the time change. :(

Anonymous said...

I just ordered 3 Under Armour bras (the seamless one). This is the first time in years that I haven't gotten a LLL bra. For cardio or other high impact activities the Energy Bra is still my go-to. But, for around the house or lifting or anything else, I used to love the Flow Y. But, with the recents changes to the Flow Y that make my DD cans look like a circus sideshow, I just can't do it anymore. I am loving the seamless one from UA. I already have one and, like I said, I just ordered 3 more. NO MORE Flow Y for me.

Actually, I gave up on all LLL bras except for the Energy Bra. None of them are for the large chested. I haven't tried the Tata Tamer as it appears too matronly for my tastes.

Anonymous said...

very ugly stuff. I haven't purchased anything in months. what's going on with this craptastic merchandise, Lululemon? NEWSFLASH -- bring back your tried-and-true styles like the Define, In Stride, etc etc.....

Anonymous said...

Nada for me--bored by this upload.

Interested in the seeming re-emergence of Angel Blue and Bruised Berry on the AU side (both in Power Y and a CRB in Angel Blue stripe that I don't think we saw here?). Those colors are much more my speed and I feel like I didn't take proper advantage of them in their recent run!

Absolutely dying for Surge to make a comeback in women's too...but not holding my breath!

Anonymous said...

Nothing. But your bangbuster comment made me laugh this morning! I am cheesed too about product that was on md on the website now selling in stores for full price.

Anonymous said...

Wow....on the Aussie WMTM page, there is nothing but a snarky "Actually, we made just enough." banner. A ha ha. Actually, you are making far too many cheap and ugly things lately Lululemon. Officially moving on. See ya!

Anonymous said...

Spring has Sprung Speeds :)

CourtFord said...

It was an interesting mix today, gotta say not overly impressed. I did buy the Root Chakra Pant in the floral, I tried it on at the store last week and they were quite nice! If you have a mint moment top to wear with them it brings out that color in the pants and I personally think it adds some pizzazz to my workout wear! Also SHOCKED the pump it up jacket did not upload! I got a size down then I usually do in this one and it is perfect for the studio warm up! Aside from those items only other thing I liked was the new scuba but that is only because my obsession with pink! :-)

Anonymous said...

Lol....circus wear. So true

Anonimouse said...

The Straight to the Studio Pants look interesting, I'm not sure about the width of the waist band though.

Anonymous said...

Really glad to be saving money. Not even tempted by anything.

Anonymous said...

In the picture for the Daily Jacket Yoga jacket/inkwell - the model looks like she's wearing a grey mini-check pique scarf. Anyone know if this is making a comeback?

Girlydoll said...

Gina, boo you suck.

I mean that in a fun way, but honestly, just ask where the product is, it kind of feels like your rubbing it in our faces that we have to pay full price and you don't.

I am easily passing on the majority of the items these days, even my husband has commented on it.

LLAddict - have you seen the recent falling stock and news articles on LLL? Our darling little Canadian Jewel may not be as sparkly if they don't bring back quality and try to compete price wise. We Canadians are fiercely loyal, but we don't like being taken advantage of either. Like the news is saying, if quality is just as high but cheaper somewhere else, we will wander, and it doesn't look good when a company looses its home town support. Watch carefully ladies, if LLL doesn't do something fast, this is a downward spiral that will land the company straight in the toilet. Big changes on the horizon, lets hope for good ones.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Market+gives+Lululemon+stock+downward+after+Credit+Suisse/7777059/story.html

Anonymous said...

I ordered the polar haze swiftly SS. The color is pretty.

Anonymous said...

The ugliness continues...

Anonymous said...

Runder unders in polar ceam striped. Don't like the stripes but love the runder unders. Also spring has sprung speeds.

Anonymous said...

NOTHING!!!! Damn, UGLY colour blocking!!!! UGH....GROSS! I wanted the new duffle bag, but orange and black????? Lulu has been saving me THOUSANDS of dollars! I've just been spending elsewhere! LOL
-Disp. Income girl

Anonymous said...

Nothing here either.

Anonymous said...

i think the pink and black stripe scuba is cute but im not paying more $ for a thinner material. Also may get root chakra pants in the slub denim if they are still around when im near a store in a month or so :) everything else is under whelming and pricey for me.

Anonymous said...

I got nothing. There are many things upload but they're not so attractive. I used to buy anything WU but I don't want these, the waist band color combination is plain disastrous.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered from the we made too much. The mint moment mat on sale and another full stride skort in white. I really wanted to get the floral run speed shorts, but held back, I bet it's going to sell out because it has no blocking, and they won't have those at my local store since all they have is cold weather gear.
M

Anonymous said...

Last night on the US site, the flare Power Tank was included in the upload. Then it disappeared when I tried checking out. In fact all the sizes disappeared.

Anonymous said...

Not interested in anything from this upload, which is probably a good thing.

I think that spending $18 on a headband is ridiculous and even though I am very tempted by the mint moment one, I can't bring myself to spend that much on it.

And while I do like the Spring has Sprung print, I don't like colourblocking, so if it came in a CRB I would be interested. I also really dislike flare and don't understand why they keep bringing it back.

Anonymous said...

So so so sad. Nothing for me. Just happy I bought so much lulu the past few years before the demise!

Anonymous said...

Still nothing for me. Really hoping those new Ebb & Flows show up in the US, but I'm starting to think that they won't.

Anonymous said...

Any hope we are going to see a WUC in inkwell?

Anonymous said...

waaahhh!! i need tops/tanks!! i've been averaging a top/tank a month for the past thhree months and i need more. i'd like to try the pump it up and work it out tanks but i really dislike the color combos. and i could for real use a new pair of "old" grooves right now.

Anonymous said...

Weird uploads - surprised to see clarity yellow make an appearance - really looks like distribution problems.

Anonymous said...

agree with sb. nothing to buy. strange that i am not experiencing lulu withdrawal. probably because everything they come out with these days is just so ugly.

Anonymous said...

agree with sb. nothing to buy. strange that i am not experiencing lulu withdrawal. probably because everything they come out with these days is just so ugly.

MafiaPrincess said...

I was in a lulu store last night. All the flowers and stripes.. It was god awful. Still had endless tacky colour blocked wear on their sales rack for no cheaper than in wmtm.

Sammi said...

is that a flare crb under the inkwell daily yoga jacket ? I missed out on it last summer, so I'm really hoping it is!

Anonymous said...

Those inkwell/flare striped WUC are scary. I'm surprise LuLu made Spring has Sprung colorblock WUP especially since the Limitless blue/black WUP went to WMTM
I would like WUC in the Spring has Sprung print allover not colorblocked.
Every department store has floral print jeans, pants, shirts....Lulu is definitely going to streetwear

Anonymous said...

i kind of like the polar haze daily yoga jacket. considering returning my love red denim one and getting that instead, but not sure about the black sleeves. meanwhile, what's that vinyasa scarf with the inkwell daily yoga jacket? looks like softness!

Cookie said...

Has anyone got an opinion about the Straight to the Studio
pant? I am looking for something like the fit of the Bold in the
Cold, and this looks like it (or something
similar.) And there are no reviews on the website yet.

MafiaPrincess said...

Question for all you lulu aficionados.. While loving my lulu, I haven't been reading fb pages and blogs till more recently.

So I had never heard of the r&d program. So it seems you need to be a yoga instructor or personal trainer, though on the lulu site they write about wanting opinions of athletes..

So.. I'm a Ski instructor. Certified for the past 8 years, teach at a hill. Been wearing lulu as a base layer this season. They seem to be making clothes for winter that are ski themed even.

So is it worth it to email GEC and ask if I qualify, or because it isn't yoga or PT don't bother? Anyone in an alternative athletic venture try and succeed?

Thanks all! Great to read real peoples opinions.

Sandra said...

Nothing! Thinking about returning my pink and black CRB... It's pretty but I always reach for my heathered CRB's... Have only 5 heathered ones :(

Anonymous said...

All these stripes are so "where's Waldo"!!!

Anonymous said...

nothing...again.

Really need a good quality hoody with a good fit but it doesn't seem like lulu is making those at the moment.
I really love my sing floss travel. Need one that is longer as I'm 5 11"...ideas anyone?
.

Anonymous said...

BOO :( need I saymore.

Anonymous said...

Hey luluaddict question for you.. In the inkwell daily yoga jacket the madel is wearing a vinyasa scarf.. Is that a new one coming or is that an old one?

sophia said...

so as much as i'm not a fan of all the stripes and the polar haze striped wunder unders and agree that they look like circus wear...i have to say that in certain contexts they actually kinda work. i was a crossfit and saw a girl wearing them, and in the middle of a crossfit gym, they actually seemed to fit in well. something about how crazy crossfit is anyway that the crops looked cute. a yoga class? pilates? barre? or even just regular gym? no so much. too ugly crazy town. but crossfit they actually look good (but not good enough for me to get them as i don't really like either color).

Anonymous said...

Nope, nothing for me. I'm just so over the weird colours, the unpredictable sizing and fit, and the whole thin material problem. I'm tired of buying things and then sending them back. I'd just rather not bother. I think I've got enough, anyhow, and nothing has stirred up my interest lately except the Pink Shell LS Swiftly. Absolutely nothing interesting since Sept, Oct.

Anonymous said...

I bought the spring has sprung pace setter, burning yellow power up tank and the pink striped devotion tee. I hope the burning yellow is more yellow than orange. I really like the new floral, but I am probably not brave enough to buy it in pants or crops. I would love a tank in it! The new designs may not appeal to everyone, but they do seem to be very on trend. I am seeing similar stripes, florals, color blocking, etc. all over for spring. I haven't bought as much lulu or regular clothing lately because I feel like everything for winter was pretty blah this year.

Ching-a-ling said...

I can't wait for this color set to be over with. Can't stand any of these colors except for light flare, but it looks more orange this round for some reason. Saw the Spring has Sprung WUP's on an educator at Santa Monica last night and it looked super cute on her size 2 self. I wish they'd let go of their seasonal staff because they know nothing especially about past colors or how anything is supposed to fit. They annoy with their constant "this looks so cute on you." The Light Flare Pump It Up Jacket is almost sold out at Brentwood. I'm still seeing bangbusters at $14. Wonder if all future BB will now be silverescent and therefore be at the higher price?

Anonymous said...

One word: UGH!!!! Super, super disappointed. Luckily I'm saving lots of money while lulu continues to pump out uglier and more ridiculous things each week. Hopefully I'll be able to go on a good shopping spree soon :)

Anonymous said...

I am curious to try the straight to the studio pants on in the store. I might be interested in the daily yoga jacket in inkwell once it hits WMTM (and is then marked down a second time ;) )

Anonymous said...

mini store try on...

the floral print root chakra was a hot mess! Length, horrible, worse than horrible for me at 5'4", 135, muscular build (in other words, thick legs, lol) I'm between a 6 and an 8, tried on the 8. It was huge, BUT even with the bigger size the print stretched out, so sizing down, impossible. Which also cancelled out any idea of altering the hem length.

I ended up buying the under crops in the BB stripe. Pros: Cute and flattering, try em! $48, no way would I have paid more. Love BB, it's the best blue next to LB in a long long time, if ever. (bold blue was the last) Super soft and comfy, a cross over into 'street clothes'.
Cons: Totally see thru, and not made for any kind of performance sport. I would never consider sizing down, I bought the 8. I am resigned to the back row at yoga, or having to wear a extra long tank/t-shirt.

I still have the tags on...not 100%. Maybe I'm trying to talk myself into a decision here!

Power Up Tank. I really wanted to order the yellow one online this morning but realized I hadn't tried the tank on in the store at all. In fact I haven't purchased, much less tried on a tank since....oh, Virtuous (which I loved and bought in 3 colors). Nothing since, and I think that was last summer (Aug.?) I did not try the tank on in the store, instead I just bought it to try on at home, which I just did 5 minutes ago....hmmnn..

Decent. But what's up with the exposed seaming? I didn't notice it at all when I bought it, and I hadn't read anyone write about it. The raw seam on the outside is a bit ragged where it has to be trimmed on the bias. For $64? Yikes. As much as I love BB if my store comes out with the yellow I may exchange...I'll wait another week.

I was truly expecting my store to have more. Oh, tried on the new jacket in polar color block...Pump it Up, horrible....on me. I like showing my shoulders and arms! Really tired of all the shades of Flash, been there done that, and also with the lavender and light aquas.

I hadn't been in the store since Boxing day (disappointment) and that is saying a lot! I used to go in AND buy, twice, three times a week, every week! My store would have sent out a search party for me last year! It just means I have a lot of vintage Lulu to chose from, and I have been. It's been fun mixing up old favorites, now almost feeling new again.

Anonymous said...

I love the color/look of the inkwell Daily Yoga jacket but the quality just isn't up to par so that's a pass. Did anyone else notice the vinyasa the model is wearing in that pic?? Is that the old one from a couple months ago or are we going to be BLESSED with another black/grey combo? I missed the last one (went to buy it, forgot to grab my credit card, went to the car for it and in the five minutes that took it was GONE) so I would love another similar print.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard any news about the Pink Shell Chase Me Skirt? I've seen pictures of them on a few models here and there online, but never saw it on the uploads. Did I just miss it, or was it never uploaded?

-Squishy

Unknown said...

Store update - not impressed by any of the new stuff at all. But did find a big score - WUs in alberta lake herringbone!! This particular store is new and has a lot of "older" stuff including several Gust Buster jackets! I'm tempted to go back for the wus in the black swan sweater print :)

jen said...

Don't know if others have had recent experience with bleeders but my Raspberry glo crb bled everywhere today after my hot and sweaty run. I loved the color and had been holding off buying it for awhile afraid it would be a bleeder. I remember talking to an educator quite awhile back saying how I wanted it but didn't want to risk the bleeding. She said she didn't blame me and didn't trust the color either. Anyways, time goes by and I am instore right before Christmas buying some winter running gear and the damn crb is still there. So I decide, ok I'll get it. I'm spending 2 weeks in Florida and it's a good color for some warm weather runs. Well, of course the damn thing bleeds all over and I now have pink bottoms (I being a complete asshat wore white). So no more pinks for me to say the least as I recently just had a flash swiftly bleed as well after lots of washing and attempting to wash the color out. Needless to say, I am feeling a bit irritated with LL right now.

Anonymous said...

Bought/buying nothing. It's all hideous. I can't stand that Spring print or the stripes. I actually started looking at eBay tonight for some older, fitted crops. My faves cannot be found in my size. Noticed AUS/NZ has the 105F tight in inkwell/black & limitless blue. I really wanted to love this crop when it was in NA in Bordeaux and Black, but I didn't like it. I am waiting on those new Ebb & Flow ii's in Black Swan.

@ 6:34 AM - was thinking the same thing on the angel blue tonka stripe CRB on the AUS/NZ site, don't think we saw it in NA. I would have definitely looked at that one. I love my heathered Angel Blue CRB.

AUS/NZ site, holy those flare/inkwell striped WU are just a nightmare! Wow! JUST when I thought LLL design and absence of taste could not get get any worse, it does!!


@ Anon 6:37 AM #1, I checked out wmtm AUS because of your comment. Snarky is right! That is SO bad! I think we all observe they are having trouble selling LLL at those AUS/NZ prices. Why can't LLL just be decent and simply put a "no items available at this time", for goodness sake, or just leave it empty.

@ 7:26 AM, this is true (we) Canadians are very loyal, myself included, but we'll also call it like it is. If something is unacceptable, poor and/or deteriorating quality, with high prices? Then See ya. LLL corporate needs to open its eyes, and get its head out of its a**. But I am all too SURE that they are convinced this is the way to go, i.e. "street wear". Someone(s) there is stubbornly going to "stay the course", the disastrous course, and run LLL into the ground.

I wish Athleta would open stores here: their gear would totally sell! We do have BR, Gap & ON, after all. I'm not so much of a fan of the Gap Fit stuff. I am actually just about to order from Athleta on-line, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Mafia Princess, you can check with the GEC. But last I knew, the R&D program only worked for in-store purchases. You get a 15% discount and promise to do at least 3 product reviews per year.

If you are near a store, you could also look into being an ambassador. I think you get the same 15% discount, but not sure of what other perks go along too.

I belong to the R&D program, but honestly haven't bought anything in a while except for an occasional CRB and one pair of Split Set Pants. Just not thrilled with the offerings all around.

Anonymous said...

I was in a partner store yesterday & they have inkwell/white check wuc. I can't decide if I like them. Kind of cute, but they kind of remind me of a picnic tablecloth-lol. Good news is they weren't see through.

sophia said...

@Mafia Princess - the R&D discount only applies to stores, nothing online. so don't bother e-mailing the GEC about it. You need to go to your local store and inquire. That said, local stores have the authority to decide (so like a lot of things lulu, it often depends who you talk to at the store as to whether they will approve you or not). I work as an outdoor adventure guide (guide hikes, climbs, rafting trips, ski trips, etc), and my lulu store approved me for the R&D. They do require some sort of "proof" - whether that be a pay stub, business card, etc. So it's possible! If at first you get someone who doesn't approve you, go back again and try a different educator. Like I said, it's up to the educators to individually approve you or not. Once you're in the system, you just need to have a photo ID each time (Driver's License). They say that you need to individually register at each store, but I've used my R&D discount at other NYC stores even though I signed up at Union Square, so maybe the system is connect but they just don't want you to know. Who knows with lulu, they're shady like that. But give it a shot!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8 pm - Ooh, those sound fun. Lulu hasn't done checks in awhile.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:26 am - Yes, I've been reading the articles about the stock downgrade. I don't think very much of analysts. They should have been on top of this months ago when complaints about bleeding and then failing quality stared hitting lululemon's facebook page. I'll be real curious to see the 4th quarter results. This winter mix is weird. There is still on only one run pullover - the U-turn - and it's so mediocre. Not many new tanks but tons of different colors in the Back on Track. Lulu has really pulled back on the number of designs lately which I find odd.

Jen said...

Nothing for me today. I do like polar haze and mint moment now that I've seen them in person, but I don't absolutely love them. Debating on picking up a swiftly in either color. We'll see.

@mafiaprincess - just my opinion as I know nothing about the R&D program except what I've read on their website, but I would think that PSIA certification would be enough for you to get the discount. Especially since you're wearing the clothing daily as a base layer and could test it out. They may balk at the fact that the people you teach won't actually see the clothing under your jacket, but that's besides the point. I'd try it! And let me know if it works ... Maybe it's time to get my Level I reinstated! :)

Anonymous said...

Completely agree! Stuff that used to be a guaranteed fit is just a bit "off" now. The coco piqué wunder unders were my biggest disappointment, I really wanted a pair, but they just for so strangely! Not a gusset problem, an all over problem! If WU's are unpredictable, what do we have left?!

Anonymous said...

I'm a sports coach/instructor (not yoga or PT) and I qualified for the R&D. And yes, it's true, it's only good for in-store purchases, as you have to show ID so they know you're an R&D.

As for the girl who thought it was "rubbing her nose in it", get over it. Many of us get the R&D discount, she was just saying she'd rather not pay full price if she doesn't have to.

Anonymous said...

I ordered the mint and polar haze BOT tanks to try - looking for something when I need a more "forgiving" type of tank. But the stripes will probably annoy me and there's a good chance one or both will go back.

So with the U-Turn pullover was longer! I would have bought a few by now if it was. Sigh.

Lana said...

Completely lost my enthusiasm of late.

I'm saving my pennies for only the best stuff, no compromises.

I'd love the return of Angel Blue, Surge (ooh!) and really love Beaming blue. Their racks are saturated by funky tanks that don't quite work right...they are probably holding back on tank designs until the massive amount of funky tanks they have on the racks now are gone.

I'd really like the Cross My Heart to make a return appearance in some cool colors. Those are my go-to tank, I have 6 or 7 of them. Very supportive.

Anonymous said...

i knew the spring ha sprung speed shorts in 4 and 6 would be gone.
That pattern is ugly to some, but I think it is going to be big come end of Winter and early Spring.
I should have gotten them. Oh well.
I got the WUC in mint moment and they are soft they have more lycra content than the black ones or the stripe ones. The triangle gusset seems a little bigger, but I could also be delusional. I like them. I also love my ice queen pants. I must say that I normally go commando in my workout pants for comfort issues.

M

Anonymous said...

My rasp glo stuff bled too. I didn't bother getting a refund on the headband because it doesn't look too bad, but my crb was AWFUL. I sent it back and they gave me a refund.

Anonymous said...

gross commando and double gross in mint moment wuc!

MafiaPrincess said...

Thank you anon @7:56, Sophia, Jen, anon @ 6:19.

I'd been more thinking emailing GEC to ask if I'd qualify, I saw online purchases don't count.. I just didn't want to go 'embarrass' myself if they wanted to be nasty at my local store while saying no. I never knew about the r&d till this week..

But now it seems to only wear scubas to work, and would like some more base layer pieces (I have few) a slight discount would help towards purchasing more.

I totally have proof. I'm a city of Toronto employee. Pay stubs, a schedule with me on it and my latest CSIA card proving my instructor status :)

I had no idea that like pricing it was a store's call on what they decide is r&d worthy.

Totally appreciate the input ladies, thanks so much! Thanks on telling me to try again too. Super helpful. Sadly my fave educator moved stores to become an assistant manager at another semi local to me one.. Maybe I need to try that store first :)

Totally will write back with the yay or nay when I have time to go to a lulu location.

Anonymous said...

The R&D program is for fitness instructors and other athletic coaches. You totally qualify! Also, you would be in the system and the discount applies at any store. After your initial enrollment, just have ID on you to verify.

The only time I have ever seen someone turned away was because they were a massage therapist.

-anom educator

Sophia said...

Gross? Are we in third grade? The only one grossed out is you...I always go commando. Workout pants are actually DESIGNED to be worn without underwear.

Anonymous said...

Can you use your R&D discount for purchases not for yourself? For example, for your husband?

macfrannie said...

I with Sophia, I also go commando in my workout pants, I wear them once and then wash them.

Anonymous said...

thanks for your comments on the commando issue. the reason for going commando is for breathability and comfort, and yes i take them off as soon as my workout is finished and then wash as well. If I could go without a bra I would also do the same.

M

Sophia said...

Nope

MafiaPrincess said...

Awesome, thanks anon 6:01. Worked on the hill 5 days straight. Hoping to go to lulu in my2 days off :)