Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Latest in the Stores


My haul from the store today - the denim Milky Way Wunder Under crops and a Beachscape Multi Cool Racerback and Bangbuster. I found the crops to be breathable (compared to my other denim WUs), TTS, and nicely opaque. These are flying off the shelves.
















 I also tried on the new Yogi Anorak today and really liked it. I thought it fit TTS.


New reversible Burgundy/Black Wunder Under pants. Shown with the Cadet Blue Yogi Anorak and a Bali Breeze Scuba II hoodie.





Foral Platoon Silver Spoon Wunder Under crops. 



A couple more photos of the Denim Milky Way Wunder Under crops. It looks super nice with black tops.










The new Bali Breeze and Camo Speed Shorts.




The Diamond Dot Skinny Groove Pants. Shown with the Mountain Tank in the top phots.








Beachscape CRBs. Shown with  Print Wunder Under pants, Medium Gray In the Flow Crops, and Breathe Easy bra.





Print Wunder Under pants.

Medium Gray Mountain Tank



55 comments:

Livvy said...

I went to my store today also. got me a CRB in sea scape. I tried on a few to get the best pattern variety. Can't wait to wear it in tomorrows class I'm teaching. The new milky way print looks super UN flattering. Congrats to those of you that have the figure to pull it off.

Anonymous said...

OT, but seriously annoyed seeing tons of the latest vinyasas already on ebay, all $70+.. I don't even want to know what else is lurking there for 893293259 times the retail price...

Also I'm a bit worried hearing about the sizing of the recent FTB bras - I know the bali breeze has been a problem, but has anyone tried on the light flare FTB yet? Please don't tell me they run small too :(

Would love to see more things in antidote!! By the way, this colour palette is incredibly random, no?! I love the variety though :)

Jen said...

The fatigue wee are from space WUC are on the US side. This the second day they've had a stealth upload. Yesterday they had the camo speeds in most sizes and now the WUC…

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to wonder if they've increased the 'scarcity' aspect of their production. For the second time in a couple of weeks I've walked into the store within an hour of them opening and putting out the new items and they've been completely out of ALL sizes 2-6. In both instances every employee was wearing the item in question (this week it was the Milky Way WU's last time it was the Khaki Studios). I've got no issue at all with the staff getting first crack at the arrivals but if you're only making enough for the staff what exactly is the point?

Laura Strate Madsen said...

Great haul! That WU print is so cute, but with doing primarily running, I find I never wear my existing pairs. I'd really love to see it on more technical gear. I think you snagged the best beach scape CRB--the color layout is perfect!

Anonymous said...

the more i see the camo Speeds, the more i wish i'd ordered them. i normally wear the Groovy shorts, but i'm thinking those won't come out in the Camo print. i also thought the Beach Scape would stick around and missed those too. oh well.

Anonymous said...

From all the different pics of the new Milky Way WUC's, I'm noticing some type of shade differentiation. It looks like, if the front or back side is a darker milky way print, then on the reverse (back or front) side it has a lighter milky way print. Has anyone seen these in person? Are the Milky Way WUC's darker on one side than on the other? My local store did not get them this week.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:41 am - you could be right. It almost seems like they are putting out more of the unique print WUCs, though - wee space fatigue WUCs (now on the website!), milky way WUCs, not so petite fleur WUCs, etc.

Deezee007 said...

Just got my wee space fatigue WUC's and bali breeze CRB!!

Thanks for the heads up all and love your blog!!!

Deezee007 said...

Just ordered my wee space fatigue WUC's and Bali Breeze CRB!

Love your blog and thanks for the heads up!!

Anonymous said...

WOW...I've noticed that a ton of people wear Speed Shorts that are WAY too small for them. The leg opening is not supposed to be tight. If you have larger legs these are probably not the right shorts for you. The back vents always pucker...so gross!

Anonymous said...

anon @ 6:30, that was the case with the ones in my store. i didn't see any perfectly even print distributions. either lighter/darker front to back or side to side.

Anonymous said...

Tried on the Yogi Anorak yesterday. The sleeves are weirdly tight. Body fitted great but it was a no go because of the sleeves (Body was TTS, IMO)

Nicole Haiducek said...

HEY!!! They have fatigue green wee are from space online!!!

JenO said...

I am not getting the craze for the beach scape, milky way and floral platoon prints.

I do love the new mountain tank though! Sized down if anyone is wondering on sizing.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 5:41am. I was at my store yesterday to make a return and 3 of the 4 eds had the milky way WUC on, however none left on the shelves. I was lucky to get the last beachscape CRB in my size. I get the "scarcity" model but honestly I'm getting tired of having to stalk the website, having to stay up for an upload in case the print you want gets uploaded, going to your store with items no longer in stock because the eds get to them first. This may be a good strategy to get new customers but I'm not sure it's good at retaining existing ones.

Anonymous said...

love Bali breeze. it's so cheerful, popping out in all it's pics:)

Anonymous said...

Wow. The Milky Way WU that I tried on were horrible. Not necessarly in looks, but the way they felt. They were scratchy, hot, and didn't feel very breathable to me.

I swear I saw a pic of a girl wearing WU or WUP in a WAFS Cadet color a few weeks ago. I really hope that's what they were and that they will be released soon. But I'm not so sure since it seems there are so many other prints being released right now. :(

Anonymous said...

I agree with @ anon 5:41 am. The scarcity aspect seems to be growing. Such a bummer that I can't get product because I have a full time job. The new stuff is gobbled up as soon as it's put out, educators all have it, and it's on e-bay right away. So frustrating!

Sarah said...

Looking for an ANGEL- Yoga Over Skirt?!?! White/ black stripe in a 6!?!

Anonymous said...

@Anon 5:41am: I was wondering the same thing. Last week I went into my store in Canada and saw they had the Cozy Crop Top but they told me it had sold out in black just that morning (like they had only put it out in the morning). I do find it hard to believe that regular customers bought them all that morning because they hadn't come out in a product notification email or anything - they had just appeared there. And things don't usually sell out THAT fast at my store. I didn't say anything to the educators but I betcha that they bought most/all of them. Thankfully I didn't want it that much so I didn't really care, but interesting all the same...

On the same token though, I was trying on the Over Yoga Skirt that same day and one of the educators was saying how much she liked it on and how she was going to try it on. She was saying "Oh no, there's only one 6 left..." as if they were going to sell out before she had the opportunity to get one. Maybe they're not allowed to set stuff aside for themselves?

MB. said...

@5:41 AM, how odd, I've been noticing the opposite.

The stores around me had plenty of the Camo Speeds, for example, and also lots of the milky way WUCs. It might vary store to store.

Jiji said...

I do like the colors of the milky way WUC (did I miss it on the website?), but don't think I can pull it off. I would like to see it in CRB.

LLA, I do like the print layout you got for the WUC and CRB. :-)

Anonymous said...

Walked into LLL today and ed's all the Milky Way WUP are gone, I wodered over to the pant section and much to my surprise they had one pair left in my size. Today is my lucky day, I may have to play the lottery. Needless to say I really like the feel and fit of pant. It looks great with the Bali Breeze CRB. Grabbed both today and the new black camo headband. My store in KOP PA didn't have a lot of new things and total invetnory looked low and a little lack luster.

Mandy said...

Have any of these patterned crops (fatigue green or black camo, milky way) shown up on the Canadian site? I woke up in the middle of the night on Tuesday morning and took a look. Nothing. The Beachscape CRB was the only thing that I was drawn to, and it was almost sold out!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jen for the heads up on the fatigue wee are from space WUC being uploaded to the US side. I managed to snag one in a size 6!

kathy said...

There is a lot of prints coming out at the same time we r from space fatigue, milky way, petite fleur, cameo, black cameo... wow I wish it would happened earlier, it is March and if you are down south you are ready for spring and shorts. I do hope that they make the speeds in milky way, that would be SO CUTE. I'm not sold on them in WUC, maybe they will grow on me by the time they are sold out.

Anonymous said...

Loving all the new colors and prints!

Can anyone help with a couple of questions? First of all, the black flow and go in the pic, is it from last year or has anyone seen one in the stores this year?!?! Would LOVE to get my hands on one. Secondly, thought I saw the yoga over skirts online... but they have disappeared. Are they that popular?!?!

Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!! I was waiting for this one for few weeks!!

Anonymous said...

I think that the Milky Way wuc would emphasize my large thighs so I'm passing on them. I'm hoping the print comes out in the speed shorts or even better the hotty hot shorts and all sport bra!

Thanks for the heads up for the wafs wuc. I finally snagged a pair after waiting for them for what seems like forever!

Anonymous said...

I managed to find a pair of Camo speed shorts today; I though they fit tts and are really adorable!

OT- I really wish Lululemon would produce a nude colored bra, in order to make invisible under the lighter colored CRBs.

Anonymous said...

LLL Warehouse Sale Minnesota in March...saw it in a PN from LLL St. Paul.

Anonymous said...

I have a suspicion that they've just done a terrible job of predicting the demand for products and producing enough to even meet a portion of the demand. It also doesn't help that it seems like more and more people are catching on to their system. It used to be that even popular products would still be available when I woke up on Tuesday morning, now it seems like things sell out within minutes. Is it the amount of product or the number of people who know to stay up/stalk the stores? Maybe a bit of both?

I hope they can find ways to fix this though. I've given up trying to track down popular items that I like. I refuse to stay up late for the upload and I dont want to stalk my local stores multiple times a week ( because my stores product notifications are sooo unreliable).

Anonymous said...

Today purchase was the milky way WU; fit was TTS, compressive but just a tiny sheer, but not a problem for me. There were no more 4s left and only a couple of 6. Bali CRB is nice and thick, so that came home with me along with the Bali scarf. Also bought the Track Attack shorts in the orange plaid (dont remember the name), I am a couple months shy of being 50 and did not feel these shorts we too young for me, I plan on wearing them on my runs on the beach. The Beachscape CRB was plastic feeling so I did not buy that.

Anonymous said...

If they are just trying to increase the scarcity of their products that seems like such a bad business decision. Not being able to find certain items is soooo frustrating to me. Its really made me step back and realize I'm putting too much energy towards finding yoga clothes. After everything, chips comments, sheerness, bad designs it's actually this lack of product that has tipped me over the edge and made me commit to not buying lululemon for a while.

Anonymous said...

Just got notification of Lululemon Warehouse sale March 28th Minnesota!!

luluFemom said...

Hey, Jen @ 4:12, LLA & others -- thanks so much for the wee space fatigue heads up! I never check for stealth uploads (clearly need to work on that) -- when I saw your post I headed over to lulu's website in a panic, and thankfully they still had my size! Not the first time I've been grateful for this awesome community and sure it won't be the last! ;)

Christina Evans said...

Was in my store yesterday and the eds had on the Milky Way WUCs and there was only one pair on the shelf in a size 8. Looking for an Angel for a size 10 please!

Sky Risher said...

Denim Milky Way WUC,Beachscape Multi Cool Racerback and Bali breeze CRB was my haul from the store yesterday as I just happen to go in El Segundo South Bay store at lunch. Didn't realize new patterns in store yet, so my wallet was in big trouble. I also found the crops to be breathable (compared to my other denim WUs), TTS, and nicely opaque. They were also flying off the shelves at this location. Really happy to find that BB CRB was reversible...just a unique quality to me for LLL $40+ tanks of olde. Glad to see their returning to some of the old standards. AND BIG THANKS TO POSTER about WAFS fatigue green WUC's being on line....immeadiately purchase followed...OYE!!...expensive month!! Holding out for camo crop...then gotta stop for a while and pay off everything! yikes ! :0)

Anonymous said...

Tight speed shorts are a big no no. If you want tight, go for the boogies.
I notice that at my local lulu, I sometimes only see one or 2 items in the popular styles and patterns.
I notice the really bright stuff doesn't move. I will check to see what they have there today. hoping to see the milky way WUC in person. I also agree that if your thighs are muscular, patterns will accentuate them.


M

Anonymous said...

Woah at the too tight shorts! Just because you can fit a size on doesn't mean it's what you should be wearing :/

Loved the rest of the pics! Loving the Beachscape CRB and the Milky Way WUC's :) I love fun workout gear!

Jennifer said...

An ed at one of my local stores told me a while back that she'd missed out on the PS WUs because they weren't allowed to put holds on items. Maybe it varies from store to store?

Not liking any new products, which is great because I'm putting my money where my mouth is & venturing beyond Lulu instead of complaining but still buying their stuff.

LuluAddict said...

@ Jennifer - I asked one of my store eds about their policy about employees buying hot new items and she said it's at each store's discretion. I'm reading a lot about employees buying the latest hot stuff - like the Camo Rise and Shine Jacket and the Milky Way Wunder Unders and people missing out on them. I really wish the company would send extras for the employees to buy. LLL has to know which items are going to be hot. I mean, it's like they've been releasing a greatest hits parade of items lately, anyway.

LuluAddict said...

@ Jennifer - I asked one of my store eds about their policy about employees buying hot new items and she said it's at each store's discretion. I'm reading a lot about employees buying the latest hot stuff - like the Camo Rise and Shine Jacket and the Milky Way Wunder Unders and people missing out on them. I really wish the company would send extras for the employees to buy. LLL has to know which items are going to be hot. I mean, it's like they've been releasing a greatest hits parade of items lately, anyway.

Anonymous said...

that is retarded and makes little sense about the employees buying up the sizes 2-6; the company should send extra's or take orders prior to them commong to said store, its great advertisemnent to have the eds wearing the items so thats good but seriously not sending extra's to sell to us the customers makes not sense what so ever and quite frankly pisses me off!!!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about that LLA - one of the eds at my local store told me that they couldn't hold anything and I think that store is pretty strict with it because they always have the latest in full size runs. The other stores in my area are not the same and I went in to get the live natural crop the morning they were put out and they had all sizes except no 6's/ I asked the ed and she had a very funny look on her face and said they didn't have any - yeah right!! I completely agree with you that the employees should get the product since they are obviously promoting but not when there are none left for the customer!! Same with the milky way - gone except one size 8 in less than a day. Just seems more extreme than in the past.

Anonymous said...

Just received my beach scape CRB today. The print is so pretty but....is so so sheer :( and the fabric is 94% poly so it's not soft and has a shine to it. Might become itchy once you sweat in it. I hate to return, just wish it wasn't so sheer.

Anonymous said...

Is that a black flow and go tank up there with the Milky Way WUC? I thought we only saw white, very light flare, fresh teal and vintage pink this time around. Is she just wearing an older tank, or do you think we'll see another round of the Flow and Go?.

amazr said...

I was in my store today to cherry pick a beachscape bangbuster and CRB. I saw a lone size 8 bali milky way WUC. This wasnt on my radar, but I bought them to try because I knew they were pretty scarce. I have thick thighs and hips so I figured these would be la horror show (i had also despised the previous milky way in dirty white/pigment blue). Well I was shocked to find that I love them! They are fun without being obnoxious. They were a flattering cut and felt great! To further justify keeping them I found they coordinated beautifully with heathered menthol, very green, angel blue, and faded zap. Pleasantly surprised!

Anonymous said...

I think they are being pretty smart with what they are doing with their product, when something is scarce it becomes more desirable. It drives us crazy. I also think that lulu just doesn't do the mass production thing like Nike or Adidas.

M

Anonymous said...

Due to employee discounts (I'm not sure how much % off for LLA employees), I know certain retailers them to only purchase after some periods of time once new items are released. I really don't think it's fair to customers who pay full price, compared to employees purchasing them with discount to have them have first dibs on them before they're put on shelf.

Anonymous said...

I wish that LLL would have a blanket policy regarding employees purchasing new items. A couple of weeks ago, I had a GEC at the Ala Moana store flat out lie to me. She said that they had a policy where the employees had to wait 2 weeks to purchase any new items and how this was one of the reasons why LLL was such a great and caring company. She was wearing the fatigue green wee wuc & they had not been uploaded to the US site yet. She obviously didn't know this. I was so annoyed that she would make such a big effort to lie. :(

Anonymous said...

I am so sad that I missed the green wee stripe crops! if anyone has a size 4 that doesn't work out, please let me know!

Anonymous said...

Looking for a milky way WU in an 8.....Angel. My stores said they are not on the radar to receive any. Not sure how the angel process works, but I am willing to do whatever works for you.

Anonymous said...

Had the same experience as many others here. Went to my local store Tuesday morning, right after their email came out, and saw 3 educators wearing the Beachscape CRB. Went to the rack and there were only 2 left in my size. As I was walking away into the dressing room, I saw another educator come up behind me and grab the last size 6 Beachscape CRB. The educators in the back were talking about how they all purchased the Beachscape CRBs and telling another customer that there were none left in the back. What's the point of shopping at LLL stores, if educators are buying up the popular products at a discounted price, and customers get none?! Frustrating customers is not the way to increase business and selling to only educators means less profit for LLL. It would seem that LLL can never get it right!