Monday, November 25, 2013

NEW! Winter Sprinter Tech Fleece Pant and Pullover, Keep It Up Jacket, and More

Also shown is the Cozy Up flap toque.
New Winter Sprinter Tech Fleece pants are brushed on the inside. Shown with the rulu Base Runner hoodie. Damn, I like the whole thing. I really like my Base Runner pants - I put them on over my luxtreme crops as a to from layer and they are super cozy - I wonder if the Winter Sprinter would be even warmer.






New Winter Sprinter Tech Fleece Pullover. It looks nicely functional. I believe the top color is Bleached Coral.






New Keep It Up jacket.




More Base Runner Hoodie photos. Also shown is the Keep It Up jacket layered over the Winter Sprinter Pullover.






The new Keepin It Cozy Sherpa Items and Cozy Up Earflap Toque.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Someone explain please! Is that Keep It Up Jacket cropped in the back, layered on a butt covering top, or the fabric that covers the butt is attached to the jacket?! It's never a good start when I have to guess what going on on the back of a jacket, particularly in the butt area.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, hang on to your wallets! There's a lot of cute stuff here! The pants look nice and warm and cozy! The jackets are cute, and that base runner hoodie-- oh dear! Thanks for the heads-up LLA! I am going to have to start looking between the couch cushions for some extra cash!

Anonymous said...

Could use the Keep It Cozy neckwarmer but it looks too loose around the neck and what's the purpose of wearing it, if the cold air gets in between it and my neck?

Ching-a-ling said...

ohh myyy good. What the hell is all of this yumminess? In my climate, I can easily see myself buying both the po's and the paisley jacket. I love that the ponytail hole is back and love that you can reverse zip the 1/2 zip portion so that your neck is still protected and warm while letting in some cool air so as to not overheat. Can't wait to see what other colors there are since I already have the dune/black/bleached coral layer me ls from last fall. Love Bleached coral though.

Anonymous said...

has anyone tried on the new Tech pullover (pictured in Bleached Coral here)? How is the fit?

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for the tech fleece tights! Seems so late this year. Excited to finally see them but oh dear on those pockets. they look like they don't have zippers, which is likely to be a big fail. Gah.

Anonymous said...

I hope they come out with tech fleece tights (not just the pants)

Anonymous said...

Alright, I'm going to be *that girl* and go completely off topic. I found this on Hey Lululemon, it's a letter to educators. I agree with it whole-heartedly and while I am not a stay at home mom, I do feel I have been treated poorly by educators at the 3 stores I rotate. I think I have read some comments in here before about others with not so nice experiences.

https://www.heylululemon.com/ideas/5032

Anonymous said...

Well this is good for me because I can PASS on the pullovers. Not interested in the hoods at all! I suppose we'll not see another half zip? I already bought the base runner half zip (heathered black) and do love it; maybe I'll get a second one (and return my base runner l/s, tags not yet removed and not yet worn).

I'm with you 1:26 PM, not into this way too short at the back for the Keep it Up Jacket. Maybe it's just riding up too much on the one girl with all those layers. That does not look good. This is clearly not a true winter running jacket, seems more like a fall jacket. I'll have to see and try it in person but I think it's a no for me. Funny, jackets used to be LLL's strong suit. This year, not so much.

Anonymous said...

OT: I found this site when I was doing a LLL item search. Is it just me, or does this not seem to be a fraudulent website posing as the real LLL? Probably trying to take advantage of international customers who may think it's legit? Even some of the FAQ are giveaway.

http://www.lululemoncanadaok.ca/

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:26 pm - Ugh, 3x a week. Even *I* don't go that much. The eds at my store are all very nice and they were all very nice to me, Facebook friended me, years ago before they knew I wrote this blog. I don't think I've ever been treated badly. I think probably the people who return a ton get some attitude, especially when they order a boatload, indiscriminately, "just to try" - off the website and then return to their brick and mortar store but don't balance it with purchases in the store. If you want to be treated nicer, then make most of your returns exchanges. I don't "show off" my lulu knowledge to my eds but I do ask them if they got that new print Scoop Neck tank or Base Runner hoodie or I ask what new items they got in. I've been to quite a few stores up the west coast in Vancouver, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, and all over OC/San Diego/LA and I can't say I've run into any outright rude eds who roll their eyes at me. Some aren't as chatty as others but, then again, I try not to be a pain in the ass customer.

Anonymous said...

Read it, love it, enough said.

Anonymous said...

That Bleached Coral Winter Sprinter makes her look like the Energizer Bunny. Would be interested in trying on the Pants, though.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:18 pm - yeah, I don't love it in that color. Too bad it doesn't come in Deep Zinfandel.

Anonymous said...

@LLA and Anon 4:26pm- For the most part, the Eds at my two stores are very nice and helpful. They even know me by name :) I have had a little attitude when I've returned online product, but only a couple of times. That said, Lulu is a business and you are a consumer of their product. You should be able to buy whatever you like online and return it with no questions asked, no attitude and hassle, and not have to give consideration to balancing out your online returns with in store purchases. Do you have to consider balancing out purchases and returns with any other retailer? Probably not. If Lulu wants to reduce online returns in store, then they need to rethink their business model. As it stands, their business model will naturally result in a higher level of returns. Lulu customers buy the product now and decide later if they want to keep it. That's what happens when you run a business based on scarcity.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see bleached coral come back, i only have a CRB, Bang buster & rulu 1/2 zip from WMTM last year.
I can't say i've had a bad experience with going in to a store, the one thing that irked me was being questioned heavily by 3 different employees during the same visit.. what are you looking for today? What sports do you do? Yoga, running? All I want to do is look for what I want or browse and see what catches my eye..not be interrogated lol.
I shop online anyway, I live 18hr drive from Vancouver.

Anonymous said...

I dunno.. I think this seems a little over the top..

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 6:38 pm - I am not a big returner at any store. I just don't have time to be running extra errands and standing in line just to return stuff. However, I know Target and other stores WILL ban you if you abuse their return policies. The eds make like $12 an hour plus commissions so of course they get pissy when you hit their bottom line with multi-hundred dollar returns on a weekly basis.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 6:51 pm - It is over the top. I can tell who wrote this by her writing style and if she is anything in real life like she comes across on Facebook then I feel bad for her educators.

Anonymous said...

Did you just say that they make commission!??!

I feel gyped! I guess they don't care about me.....

Anonymous said...

@anon 6:51pm and 7:15pm- I kinda like the letter to Lulu. Whoever wrote it makes excellent points with a little humor. She's definitely got a gift for writing. And Anon 7:15pm- that's kinda crappy to say. If you think it's over the top then just don't say anything at all. There's no point in being snarky.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8:18 pm - I also recognize the author of that letter and you are right, she can be an extremely witty and pithy writer. At the end of the day the eds are just retail workers making like $12 an hour and I'm sure have to put up with attitude from wealthy, entitled women. I try to cut them a break and don't expect that much from them except common courtesy and for them to check in the back if my size is out on the floor.

Anonymous said...

Interesting comments about the letter... I guess my view on it is that while I'm not out to make anyone's day harder, it is a business and I am the customer. How can it possibly be abusing their return policy when lulu has purposely designed their business model to encourage such behavior? If it bothers the employees that much go find another retailer that treats their employees better. I've been there back in the day, working retail, so I feel I can say that. I've been in similar situations. Lulu relies heavily on customers like that woman who stay loyal and spend tons of money no matter what their windows or CEO might say, no matter what the media, or others, might think about the see through fiasco. These are the people who keep their business going strong through it all. The eds don't have to like these ladies, but they should certainly be required to put on a smile and reign in the attitude. I would consider abusing a return policy more like working out in an item then swearing up and down you didn't and demanding they take it back, not legitimately buying something online you most likely won't be able to find at the store, trying it on and returning it when it doesn't fit or you don't like it, to the store because returning through the mail is a huge pain in the butt and costs you shipping. Lulu could just consider paying the return shipping or stocking the stores better. It's not like their profit margins aren't large enough.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8:40 pm - Oh, I know there are those who abuse the return policy regarding "damaged" items, too. That could be an issue, too. I was just conjecturing that part of some educator's issues might be massive on line returns to the brick and mortar stores. And, I get ordering it on line first in case your store doesn't get it. If you are nailing your local store with $400 of returns on a weekly basis and there is someone else who is buying a ton of stuff in the store every week who is going to get the better treatment? If you are putting the store's bottom line in the red all the time why would that store care about you as a customer and not drive you to do your business at another store? You might be helping the company's bottom line if you are doing your buying on the web but you aren't helping the local store's bottom line. Anyway, this is just conjecture on my part the way I understand how on-line returns work. Maybe they don't count against the store but from what I have heard I think they do.

Anonymous said...

Lots of active convo tonight all around. I have a random OT thought I wanted to ask you ladies about. Is one of the current quality issues bunching of the fabric? These pants totally seem to be my size but they like wrinkle horizontally in some areas down the back of the legs. It is not a huge deal but none of my pants 2-3 years old do this and I am trying to figure out if it is the style of the pant or the fabric. I am thinking fabric. Is this a common issue? Thanks!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:38 pm- I think the thicker fabric does that, like the brushed and full on luon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, LLA. Yes they are the full on luon and that makes sense. :)

Anonymous said...

What the heck the upload STINKS! I was looking for some key pieces I've got my hopes up for the Savasana Wrap.

Anonymous said...

I read the letter and agree it's well written, witty and pretty darn swell! I've worked in retail and can tell you that returns - online or from another store - do hit the store's bottom line because that gets subtracted from their sales for the day. But like someone pointed out Lulu is creating this frenzy with their scarcity model. I have three stores close to me but do not have time to be in there checking every day for the newest item I may want from an upload so will order it online, anxiously wait for it to arrive, try it on and then return it if I don't like it or it sheer. I like most of the stuff so have not been a huge returner but if you are going to go scarce, then prepare for returns. Just the way the cookie crumbles Chip.

Anonymous said...

What is up with the boob vent on that bleached coral hoodie? Weird.

Anonymous said...

Typically online returns are deducted from a store's bottom line at the end of the day (otherwise wouldn't really be fair). Dunno what the policy is at lulu, though.

Anonymous said...

Just to wade in to the convo ;) i agree with @6:38 and @8:40. LLL creates exactly the kind of situation that encourages big returns from online purchases. The scarcity model ensures that those with little spare time will order at each upload, try it on at home, choose what to keep and return the rest in a quick stop at the store.

With a full-time job, 2 small kids and a crazy work-out schedule (all of the above is a huge part of the target LLL demographic), I don't have time to drive 30 minutes in, find parking, drag my kids into the store and have them wait around patiently (ha!) while I try on the things that I might like (if those things even arrive at my store).

I always keep more than I order, and I do often exchange items. But it does seem that if I am simply rushing in to return within the tight deadline, that I do get grief from the Eds at my store (and I've only been buying online for a few months, so I'm not a 'known entity').

The LLL business model drives this behaviour, and it's not my problem as a consumer to worry about whether the store gets hit with my returns or not. They are all corporately-owned, and if the Eds are going to get snotty about returns, then they should be venting up through management, not at the customer. :)

Anonymous said...

Amen, sister!

Anonymous said...

Key leader jumping in here--

LLA, thank you! You are truly the type of guest we love.

As a note, I have never given a guest attitude about a return and neither has any educator I've seen. Even if that $ hurts our goal for the day, we focus on the positive of having a loyal guest base.

So no, dont feel bad about returns! But also understand we work mostly on team commission, so we will get more excited with a few hundred dollar purchase than return :)