Monday, December 12, 2016

Australian Spoilers - Pricey SE Infinite Collection

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Australia got the Fit Physique items that the UK got last week and a new pricey SE Inifinite collection. The new Infinite items are a CRB, Wunder Under Pants, and an Infinite Motion Bra. The special print looks (and is priced) like it should be reflective but there are no photos indicating that. The CRB is $99 (regular CRBs in Australia are $59). The WUPs are $149, the same price as Tight Stuff Tights (regular price WUPS are $119), and the bra is $69, which is the same price as the bras that give more coverage. 


36 comments:

CatepillarInTraining said...

not real excited about this. I might get that CRB if it comes to the states bc it would probably look cute with the conduit tights I grabbed on MD. otherwise, kind of a snooze.

Anonymous said...

Money hungry lulu.

Anonymous said...

$100 CRB? Lulu, you're drunk, go home.

Anonymous said...

Off topic, but I got an email from one of my local stores with the subject line "c's get degrees" and in the email said "Finals week giving you a brain freeze? Pop in treat yourself with cozy gear that is worthy of a Netflix binge sesh. Post-finals, of course."
Interesting to blatantly identify their target customer as one who still has to take finals. Like college students can afford these outrageous prices?

Anonymous said...

That's exactly my point! They are aiming at 20+ costumers therefore all the styles. Most of the 1+ girls at my gym wear tie up tops , misfit bearing tanks and LOTS of mesh. I personally don't mind some of itt. But I don't think lulu really caters to long term customers who are probably in their later 30s or 40s now

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1:27 that is strange. lulu used to focus on grown women with careers not college students. Plus lulu never used to have to resort to such blatant and desperate pandering to get people in the store. It's like they are begging for folks to shop there when before just showing off the product was enough.

Anonymous said...

College students with rich mommies and daddies are the target audience :/

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1:27, re: college kids wearing Lululemon. I recently finished a graduate degree at a well-regarded university in southern Ontario, a couple of hours outside of Toronto. This place has a reputation for being where rich Torontonians send their kids, and I'm telling you, Lululemon is basically a uniform there. It's like you can't even buy other brands of clothing.

Anonymous said...

My only response is something along the lines of "lol wut."

She Who Weaves Words said...

Easy pass

Anonymous said...

Lol that bra looks like its got a bra for your back, maybe its their new 'innovation' it holds in back fat too

Unknown said...

Ha! I'm in grad school (in my 30s) but I can absolutely relate to the email, as I'm on page 20 of some ridiculous research paper 😊

Anonymous said...

Wow, just wow. I'm a working professional, but I can't afford their outrageous prices (or maybe bc I don't like anything enough to willingly fork out the dough)! How does one afford it on a student budget? When I was a student I was able to buy one item every 6 months if I was lucky! And now, I've been sticking to wmtm and even then I feel ripped off sometimes.

LuluAddict said...

I see more and more college kids with the brand these days. Most of it is black leggings or shorts, though. When I was out shopping early Black Friday morning there were a ton of college kids. Plus, in our Facebook lulu BST group college-aged women are a large component of our members. There are a lot of high school fans of the brand, too. I saw a girl wearing Goal Crusher crops at high school registration this fall.

@ anon 4:12 pm - lol. The new bras aren't attractive. I know a lot of people made fun of the mutli-strap bras but they were cute. The newer ones - Fast Lane, Featherlight, Circuit Breaker, Fit Physique are rather ugly in the back, not flattering, and not at all alluring.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop laughing at the "bra for your back" comment! I can't unsee that!

Anonymous said...

The model looks great in the clothes. Alas, none of this interests me and OZ and UK can keep it. Most definitely nothing in a CRB ii, don't care how SE it is supposed to be. And the prices, don't think so, second the drunk LLL comment (working profession here, too). I don't get the bra. It seems backwards and intended as a pretty detail or design, it's awkward.

Also agree on the comments on college students and even younger, how can they afford? And ditto on the comments on affluent parents providing for (and that's LLL's target). All contributing to that hefty sense of entitlement.

Anonymous said...

OT I swear lulu just pulled the mini sweatr fast and free tights from the website, they still had a full size run earlier today. I'm returning mine they were SO sheer! Anyone else tried them and found them super sheer?

Anonymous said...

whoaaa $99 crbs? wtf

Anonymous said...

Also, that bra legit looks like something my grandma would wear. Gross.

Anonymous said...

A student can afford this since nowadays students can afford $2mil dollar mansions in Lulu's home city Vancouver.
Confused much? Yeah, us working professionals in the above mentioned city are too.

SW24 said...

Lulu addict, I'm kinda curious.. What were the thoughts about the multi-strap bras? I love the FTBW and I have a feeling it's slowly being phased out :(

aliswanson said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
College students with rich mommies and daddies are the target audience :/

December 12, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Right. Ugh.

I have college aged kids, and they are not into my Lulu...but they are not 'rich', either.

If a bunch of youngins'...like high school age start wearing this stuff, I probably won't. Just saying.

Amanda said...

Speaking of walking advertisements - anyone read PaleoOMG'a blog? I thought her tights looked like Lulu in a recent IG and when I looked at the blog this morning, I realized it was more than that. This post is very honestly paid for by Lululemon: http://paleomg.com/building-the-perfect-outdoor-activewear-outfit/

I mean, I know that blogger and others get compensated by clothing companies and get a commission from some LiketoKnowIt posts, but wow. I can't remember seeing Lululemon sponsor a whole post SO blatantly. This seems really desperate too.

CatepillarInTraining said...

my 15 YO niece just started getting into the name brand clothes this year and she noticed the omega on one of my pairs of leggings the other day and said "Oh my gosh you wear those pants? That's what all the girls at school wear" and I was like "Dude, these are lululemon, that's what I'm always talking about, have we met?" and she proceeded to beg for a pair (black, with the omega prominently displayed on the calf- which, I don't even know if they make anymore) for christmas. They're hooking them in young, folks.

Anonymous said...

Ugly stuff, ridiculous prices. This crap (and all the mesh, tie up tanks, muscle tanks,etc) is ugly no matter what age you are. Honestly, I think a lot of people wear it just because it's "Lululemon", therefore it *must* be the "in" thing to wear, or whatever. Basically, just people following along with the rest of the herd mindlessly like sheep, following the trends and what everyone else is doing, without question, like slaves to fashion and consumerism and materialism. Sorry if that's rude but honestly think this is the case more often than not (I do understand that some may actually truly love this stuff and feel that it is worth the price). I'm not singling out Lululemon either, it happens all time with with most things in life. Also, not trying put anyone down, it's all so easy to get pulled into since this is how we're conditioned to being all along in the westernized countries.

LuluAddict said...

@SW24 - I like them a lot. I have all the colors of the Strap It Like It's Hot and the Energy Bra is another of my favorite bras. I also have the Free to Be Tranquil, which I really like. I have read the FTBW are being phased out because Victoria's Secret has a $20 dupe and is being replaced by the FTB Tranquil and Zen.

Anonymous said...

Amanda, I guess LLL is going all out on sponsoring blogs this month as Agent Athletica just did an entire post on LLL cold weather hiking workout wear, very similar to PaleOMG's post except they each got different outdoor clothing to promote.

Anonymous said...

I don't read that paleo blog, but, wow, without even seeing the sponsored by Lululemon at the bottom, it reads just like it was paid for by Lululemon anyway, kind of phony sounding to me, like an advertisement for sure, even if she does love LLL and all the items featured, it just seems "too much" to me, too enthusiastic. Lulu must be desperate. I've also seen tons of Instagram posts featuring Lululemon using LikeToKnowIt. Also lots of Lululemon ambassadors and "educators"(in quotes because it sounds weird to me) on Instagram especially overenthusiastic for those fugly spacer fabric jackets and vests that I'm going to guess were given to them by Lulu to try and push them. Sorry but those fugly spacer things aren't flattering and no amount of gushing is going to sell me on them. Lululemon used to sell itself, now not so much, they need all the help they can get. Hate that everything (Instagram, blogs, etc) is turning into just another way to influence people to spend spend spend and basically same things as advertisements these days. Ugh. Really disgusted with what is happening to this world.

Anonymous said...

Huh. Interesting because Agent Athletica was also sponsored by them. Lulu must have contacted a few bloggers to sponsor this winter.

lulumum said...

It's interesting to see the size range of the sponsored posts they went after.

Anonymous said...

(Late 40s working mom here.) In defense of college students wearing Lulu, at least they can wear it 24/7. I feel guilty sometimes buying a top for working out in when I know I won't wear it for anything else and I already have a closet full of workout tops, so it takes a while to rotate through them. In the end, I'm paying maybe $50-$60 dollars for something I'll wear maybe 10-15 hours per year. Now, that's nuts.

As for high school kids in Lulu, I guess it's a mixed bag. I'm a skater and used to skate with two girls who wore a decent amount of Lulu, but in both cases their moms, with whom they were extremely close, worked hard to pay for it. The girls were both really great kids who were very grateful for everything their parents did for them. Just trying to balance things a bit; I'm sure there are plenty of spoiled kids out there, but just because they're young and in Lulu doesn't mean they're brats.

LuluAddict said...

@ Catepillar - lol on the "have we met" comment. Kids, lol.

@ anon 8:46 am - I think a lot of people do buy the brand for the logo, particularly when they are combing the sale racks and don't know what to stay away from.

LuluAddict said...

It's funny that LLL decided to sponsor blogger posts, like every other athletic brand out there. The Paleomg blogger I can see because she has an enormous following but the other two are very small potatoes in terms of Alexa rankings and IG followers. I don't understand why lululemon just doesn't go back to having the stores take more photos and post to Facebook and Instagram. They have an enormous pool of young, pretty, athletic women who used to do (and still do) a really great job of creating excitement about new product, especially product that is brand new to the store floor and website.

Amanda said...

LuluAddict, that's what bothers me about the sponsored posts! It's so mainstream. I do miss seeing their actual staff in the clothes. Many of those shoots were more fun and creative than the current corporate pics. This sponsored post move just reeks of desperation from a company who didn't have to resort to those tactics.
That, and while I like PaleoOMG's recipes, Anonymous at 12:11 has a point. The writing in the post itself sounds so phony and like an advertisement. I actually love her outfit posts - many of which she does get a kickback for - but the other sound more organic, like I found this great deal on a sweater and want to share. It doesn't sound much different than my girlfriends and I sharing sale stories, even if again, I know she still gets a kickback from those posts (hey, bloggers gotta make a living too).
Lululemon sponsoring posts? Ick. Not a fan - especially after looking at the Agent Athletica post. They couldn't even come up with a different concept for her. I miss when Lululemon was different and fun.

Anonymous said...

What was the third blog, LLA? I read here about the Paleomg and the AgentAlthletica ones and checked those two sponsored posts out. Not impressed at all to be honest. Honestly, have always been turned off by those kinds of blogs and Instagrams, etc, no offense to the ladies though. I've just never been into fashion magazines and whatnot, and blogs, Instagrams, etc like that give me the same kind of vibe and I just stay away from that.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:28 am - Loubies and lulu.