Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NEW! Rest Less Tank, Speed Tights, Solid Plum Speeds Now in Stores, and More






Some photos of the new Rest Less Tank. Shown with Run For Your Life Crops in the top photo (I want the whole outfit), and the new Speed Tights in the other photos.






The new Plum and Black Fluffin Awesome Jacket. I am hearing it runs tight in the arms.

New solid Plum Nice Asana jacket available in Australia.

Ziggy Wee September print Will Pants.


New headbands and prints.


Also, solid Plum Speed shorts have been spotted in US Stores.



35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plum speeds are already sold out in my size (and it looked like everything but size 2 and 4) at my local store. I am hoping they are uploaded next week.

luluFemom said...

Any chance that scarf with the Plum FA jacket is a new, heathered/static charcoal Vinyasa? I keep hoping they'll do a re-release of the houndstooth or herringbone Vinyasa, but a heathered grey might be next best thing...
Meanwhile, I'm debating using an Aussie angel to order the Inkwell Om pants I missed out on which don't seem likely to make it in-store - are they really as sublime as the reviews indicate? And how do they work for 5'3" shorties like me? Any guidance would be much appreciated if I'm going to be dropping international $$$ for them...;)

jen said...

Any word on if the plum speeds are 2 or 4 way stretch? Thanks!

sophia said...

@jen - the plum pacesetter skirt was 4 way stretch, so the plum speeds ought to be 4 way as well (they make the pacesetters and speeds out of the same fabric). hth.

Anonymous said...

@luluFemom I have the Om pants in all four colors from this past summer: black, twiggy print, commuter denim, and power purple. I LOOOOVE them and wore them almost everyday for the past few months. I'm 5'3" and the length was perfect on me. If I had enough money, I would buy all the new colors (plum, soot light, inkwell) as well, but 4 has to be my limit for now. I used to wear the studio crops, but haven't touched them since purchasing the Om pant. Probably my favorite Lulu purchase in the past year or so.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about the Oms too!! I've missed them the past two times they've been uploaded! They have great reviews but I never see chatter about them online. Are they as great as the reviews say and will the stores ever get them??

Anonymous said...

Which store?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

They're 4 way

Aramina said...

Plum speeds are 4 way stretch and super soft. I left them in the store though because I thought they were just boring as bottoms.

Anonymous said...

has anyone seen the textured WUP in stores? Does anyone know if they are sheer? soft? Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

how do you tell which way to put in bra inserts? i ordered one online and of course it came without them, so now i can't figure out how to put them in! don't want my boobs to look lopsided ;)

Anonymous said...

I am so bummed that both versions of speed legging have the back waist zipper - they appear beyond perfect other than that. I run but a lot of warmups involve laying on my back and zippers hurt! But I love pockets and had such high hopes for these. I also pay so much for my athletic gear, I want them to work for at least a few of: running, yoga, pilates, barre, and crossfit!!! Please please make a non-zip version Lulu!! End of rant... I did buy full tilt l/s and shake and bake shorts. :-))
-V

Anastasia said...

I'd love it if one of you ladies could help me out!

I'm by no means a lulu newbie, but I've only ever done yoga and pole dancing... my wardrobe consists of lots of boogie shorts, WUCs, WUPs, FTB bras (I'm a 34B so it's good enough for me), and power Ys. I want to start running now, though - what do you ladies suggest for running gear? I'll only run two or three times so I'd like to only invest in a few key pieces... I've spent too much on lulu already!

I'll run outside until heavy snow falls, so until December. September temperatures are ~15C or 60F, October would be ~10C or 50F, November ~2C or 35F. By the time I started running outside again temperatures would be back to ~10C.

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I got the product notification from my local store, and it looks like the Nice Asana jacket will come in Ziggy Wee August Glo color. It looks cute! And there will be a pow stripe Free to Be bra in angel wing/plum.

Loved this upload! I didn't buy anything because I don't 'need' anything, but I am loving the ruffles. If I can justify spending that much on a pair of bottoms this month, I may end up caving!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does that Rest less tank look stupid cinched in? Would prefer to see it just hanging and providing some butt coverage thanks.
The new asana jacket is beautiful! I tried it in plum, but I dont need another plum long sleeve. I will however purchase it when it comes out in more colours. I prefered it to the contempo. A nicer cut,more fitting,simular to the old inspires but with a wider collar. And great length even for a wee shorty like me!

Anonymous said...

Shortie here-5'3 loved the om pants. They were my summer "uniform" out here in Las Vegas. The ones I bought were the commuter denim and black. The power purple weren't flattering on my dimpled less than perfect backside so I passed on that color-they were on markdown that's how unflattering they were on me. They are amazing pants and I'm also a studio crop/pants gal myself. I missed out on the inkwells - gonna have to hunt down the plums at my store.
Y

Anonymous said...

@5:47

Make sure the inserts mirror each other. There's a size number on the corner of each cup. The number should be facing inverted (towards your boobs) and outward of the body (so pointed away from each other).

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7)2 pm - I always have the numbers on the inner corners, towards each other, not my armpits. Have I been doing it wrong?

Anonymous said...

Anastasia - I live on Canadian Prairies and run through winter. Fall running I am fine with luxtreme crops till about +5 then I wear luxtreme tights to -8 or so. For tops it depends on wind ~ windy I wear a light short sleeve like a swiftly with a light run jacket or vest, no wind a long sleeve swiftly or 1/4 zip works well on its own down to +5.

I ordered the Won't Stop vest and luxtreme wee are from space speed tight this morning to update my running wardrobe!

Anonymous said...

Off-tangent, but I wanted to avoid eBay:

I'm selling heathered ultraviolet WUC size 10 EUC (oval gusset , opaque, and worn twice, was a rare find in my store two months back). I have pictures and would be happy to answer questions. I'm asking for $80 USD.

I also have an In Stride jacket in lilac size 12 EUC (the one with the hood). I'll be happy to share pictures as well. I'm asking 90 USD.

If interested, please contact me at egarnes@purdue.edu.

Thanks!

luluFemom said...

@ anon 2:52 & 6:59 - thanks so much for the feedback on the Oms - I love that you're both 5'3" and gave credence to all the rave reviews. Of course, now that means I'm more obsessed than ever and willing to pay Aussie prices...;) None of my stores seem to get them and when I asked about the Inkwell, more than one educator was like, "No. There haven't been Om pants since the twiggy print - do you mean the Studio?" Honestly, I get that many of the eds aren't as addicted as we are, but surely looking at the "What's New" page online wouldn't be too much to ask?

Anonymous said...

Anon@6:05pm, congratulations on taking up running! I am an avid runner, and I think everyone should do it! We'd have world peace if they did, Lol! I would think a pair of crops (I love my RFYL) and a pair of long tights (I like the Inspires) should be all you need for those kinds of temps as a beginner runner. If you have the money, a pair of Speed or Groovy shorts or a Pace Setter skirt are the best for those warmer days. The primary reason I like these particular bottoms is the pocket situation (besides they are totally cute!) I put my driver's license, health insurance card, $20 bucks (if I need to call a cab during my run--haven't ever had to do that yet! Or if I want to stop and get a post run coffee/snack--do that a lot!), car key and house key in the back zippered pocket. You can also put a credit card and AAA card in there too--I have put all that in there! I place all those things in a snack sized Ziplock bag so they don't get all sweaty. Be sure to zip the pocket closed! I put my iPod Nano in the right gel pocket (I have the little square one, my Shuffle fits in that too), and then a couple gels in the left one if doing a longer run.

For tops, I would get one short sleeved Swiftly and one long sleeved Swiftly. A Rulu top would be nicer for the November days. (You can layer the tops if you need to). You will also need a jacket. I have a ton if non-Lulu as well as a couple of Lulu jackets that aren't made any more. I live in a rainy area, so I have a non-Lulu Goretex shell hat. If you don't plan to run in heavy rain, a water resistant shell with pit zips is all you need.

Other things for colder months: an ear band or a knit hat and some gloves. Be sure to get fitted for the proper shoe at a reputable running store. You do not want to run in shoes that are not right for your feet! As far as sox, do not wear cotton (blisters, ouch!). A good technical fabric sock (Smartwools are great for cold weather), a good running bra (The Energy and TaTa Tamer work well for me), and some breatheable, wicking undies are nice. I tend to getting warm, and I sweat a lot, so dressing in layers is a good thing, and I wear shorts or skirts when it's 50 degrees or warmer). Lulu use to sell the best arm warmers with cuffins which they haven't sold in several years now. I like wearing those with a short-sleeved swiftly short sleeve on those warmer fall days or with a swiftly tank when I race.

Sorry to blather on so long, but I try to pimp running every chance I get. It's not just good for your body, it's great for your head and mental clarity. It is a stress buster, and it is a gift! Good luck with your new ventures!

Anonymous said...

I hate the new cup inserts for the bras. I still use my old ones, and I just throw them in the bra--never knew there was a right way! (I only use the cups in the winter--I get too hot with them during the spring thru fall). Heh!

Anonymous said...

Hey all! I am semi new to LLL and was wondering what types of crops (fabrics, styles, etc) do y'all like to wear for indoor cycling? I have a few luon WUCs, but have been scared to wear them for cycling for fear the material will pill or seams would wear down quickly... So far I've been sticking to old under armour crops that I don't care to mess up. Does the lux fabric wear out quickly around where the seat rubs the inner thighs? Thanks for any help!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8:40 am - I like either luxtreme or luon. The Tall Reverse Groove shorts are nice for spin. My luxtreme crops did get pinholes in the crotch from friction against the seat. It took about a year of spinning 2-3x / week, though.

Anonymous said...

I know they're not meant for this purpose, but I love my 6 year-old "dog-walker pants" because they have an inner fleecy long-john layer (the newer ones had a long-john layer, but it wasn't fleecy) and the shell on the outside cuts the wind. I also use them for cross country skiing and they're awesome. I've been out in them up to -18C. I love winter activities, but I hate the cold so I'm a winter-wimp who likes to keep warm.

Anonymous said...

@Anastasia - definitely get fitted for running sneakers! I am a novice runner - run to warm up at the gym, done a few 5ks, will run max 3 miles at the gym for a work out two or three times a week so don't really consider myself a runner but found out just recently that you are suppose to size up in running shoes. Went to a local running store in my area and while I typically wear a 6.5-7 shoe, I bought size 8 sneakers. I never ever on my own would have done that but have now run in these things three or four times and they are great. I can't even wear the 6.5 sneakers anymore because I feel like my feet are being crushed.

@anon 8:12 - that's great advice that I can use too so thank you! Now that I have these great sneakers I'm already running more miles both in and out of the gym. :)

Anonymous said...

@ annon 8:40am I like the luxtreme crops for spin. I found that the Luon was too heavy when wet. I have been doing Flywheel 4-5 times per week amd rotating through 5 pairs of crops. There is some pilling from the seat with the Luxtreme but about the same as the pilling with the Luon.

Anonymous said...

Lululemon, I saw on line last night the Om pants were available in inkwell but now they're gone. LLL on line always pops items in so you have to be ready to buy that moment. That's how I got my Om pant in commuter grey in July it was just random. They also had several sizes of Awesome vest in plum but now they're gone. Just keep checking. If u let people know your size I'm sure one of us could help you out so you don't have to pay crazy$$$$.

sophia said...

@anastasia - the good news is that a lot of the pieces you already have can be worn for running, too! supplements with a few warmer tops and you're good to go for the first few months of your running adventure.

before you go out an invest in a whole new running wardrobe, i suggest wearing the clothes you've got, and seeing how they work for you. you don't know your preferences yet until you've actually put in some time running. for example, do you like to run with lots of items and an iphone and so need a bunch of pockets? or are you very minimalist and so able to go with just an ID and keys in the waistband pocket of your wunder unders?

here's what i suggest for NOW:

*purchase a long sleeved swiftly top. this top is pretty versatile in terms of temperature, wicks and dries quickly. you can go for the basic version, but i really like the half-zips for the extra venting they provide (and they only seem to release these once or twice a year, so snatch one up now)

*purchase a long sleeved rulu or brushed power luxtreme top. this will be what you wear when the temps drop in December. it can be worn on its own, or layered with a power y tank or the swiftly if it's really cold

*smartwool socks. hands down the best. nothing more to say about these.

*headband or hat for your ears (i prefer headbands), lightweight gloves.

*shoes....here's where i'm going to give you some non-conventional advice. full disclosure: i do the barefoot/minimalist running thing. i suggest doing some research into it and seriously consider a pair of vimbran five fingers, or if you are weired out by them, a pair of new balance minimus, or innovates. you don't need fancy gait analysis, sneaker fitters, $150+ pair of kicks, or knee replacement surgery years down the line. just sayin.

and that's it! you don't need much, at least not yet. right now you can wear your boogie shorts with a power y tank when it's hot out. step it up to WUC and the tank as it gets a bit cooler. throw on that swiftly long sleeve (on it's own with your FTB bra - i'm a 34B as well and it's fine for running - or layered over a power y if it's cooler). and then when it gets to be december, your WUP and rulu/brushed power luxtreme top will be your go-to. all of these pieces can be layered, so don't be afraid to play around with it to see what works best for you. figuring out how to dress is actually pretty easy - the general rule of thumb is to dress as you would if it were 20 degrees (F) warmer outside that it actually is (you body heats up about this much while running). so when it's 35 out, dress as though it's 55 and you'll be good. and at 55 you don't need that much clothing! the first 5 mins of your run will be chilly (this is normal), but you'll warm up quickly. a lot of people will talk about a JACKET. i suggest skipping on the jacket for now - again, you don't know your preferences yet. i don't run in a jacket, i really don't like them. other people swear by them. i say go run for a bit to find out if you're a jacket person before investing in an expensive piece like that. another thing you'll hear a lot about is compression - compression tights are great as your runs get longer. but you don't need them when you're first starting out, so i wouldn't stress about that yet.

hope this helps, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

8:12 great post. I consider running a great form of antidepressant. I love it. I love running in any type of weather, keeps my mind and body at ease.

Cheers to all runners

M

Anonymous said...

Sophia@9:07, glad those minimalist shoes are working for you, but they really are not for everyone. They work best if you have a fairly neutral foot and don't overpronate or supinate. If someone has a flat foot or a really high arch, they will need support (flat feet) and cushion (high arches). There are a lot of beginner runners who have gotten hurt because they got sucked into this minimalist shoe thing, especially after reading that book, "Born to Run" (great book, btw, but it has misled a lot of people to eschew the proper footwear). I have seen barefoot runners (got passed by one in the last mile of Chicago Marathon, and I wasn't loafing--he ran faster than my 3:38). Barefoot and minimalist shoe runners are out there and doing great, however, not every runner should be doing either. The best thing someone can do is to go to a reputable running store and be fitted properly. Although Road Runner Sports does a nice job and they have great prices, they do try to pimp insoles on everyone that gets a gait analysis, so beware of that. I love patronizing my locally owned, awesome running store. Hopefully, Anastasia is fortunate to have one near her too.

sophia said...

@anon 1:14 - i agree that minimalist running is not for everyone - i haven't found ANYTHING in this world so far that suits everyone. that said, i do think that it can benefit the great majority of runners. i think you're incorrect in judging that you need to have neutral feet to begin with in order to get into barefoot running. i was actually a supinator - did the whole gate analysis thing, got the expensive shoes, etc. worked for a while, but then as distances increased, the knee pain was back again. here's the thing - when you constantly support your feet and ankles, your muscles atrophy. which then means you need more support and it's a vicious cycle. by switching to barefoot running, you give your muscles a chance to strengthen, and then consequently, you require less support. the majority of the cases where beginner runners have gotten "sucked into" barefoot running and then injured are instances where they have overdone it - tried to run too far, too quickly. you need to VERY GRADUALLY work your way up to barefoot running (in fact, most sources will tell you to first spend several weeks just walking - and even this requires you gradually build distance). just as you wouldn't go into a gym and squat 300# your first day, neither should you go try to run a 5K barefoot right out of the gate. these things take time. muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet are still muscles, tendons, and ligaments - something that it seem too many people forget. other sources of injury are those who change their footwear but don't change their form. this is another instance where people need to stop and educate themselves first. if you're not running with proper barefoot form, then yes, you will end up injured.

i don't think the "best thing someone can do is to go to a reputable running store and be fitted properly." i think the best thing someone can do is to EDUCATE themselves about the different options out there (which unfortunately doesn't happen at a running store - they analyze your gait and sell you shoes, and don't even mention barefooting as an option). and you'll notice that this is what i suggested - i didn't say "go buy a pair of vibrams". i said "i suggest doing some research into.." because it doesn't ever hurt to educate yourself. everyone else already suggested the shoe fitting - i just wanted to expand the conversation of possibilities.

Anonymous said...

7:02 here!

LLA - this was how I was taught by an educator and that is how the cups fit me best.

Anonymous said...

5:22 thank you for your comment. I can run in minimalist shoes on the beach and trail for over 5K on concrete or asphalt tops 4.5 miles. I also agree that walking in minimalist shoes is the best way to find out if these shoes will work for you.

M