Lululemon, Under Armour – worth the money?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do you wear Lululemon or Under Armour workout clothes?
    Yes, I own lots of Lululemon! : (20 votes)
    29 %
    Yes, I own lots of Under Armour! : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Yes, but I only own 1 or 2 pieces of clothing (from either brand) : (13 votes)
    19 %
    No way! Too expensive! : (19 votes)
    28 %
    No, I wear a different brand (please let me know which one :)) : (10 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I haven’t been able to bring myself to spend the dough on any Lululemon, but I bought some fabric that Underarmour uses (coldgear fabric) to make myself some Winter running tights and they’re freakin’ awesome.

    If you work out that much, it’s probably worth at least giving them a try.  Treat yourself for being good and invest in one pair and figure out if they really do last 4 times longer than what you’d buy from Old Navy.  If they do, they’ll be the better value, despite the price.  Or, if you just like the feel of them, sometimes that can be enough to make it “worth” it.

    Post # 3
    Member
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    mm86:  Lululemon used to be worth it, but it’s not anymore. I like Lucy for yoga wear. 

    Under Armour lasts for a long time. My UA top from Fall 2004 is still going strong. Not sure about the new stuff’s quality since I literally haven’t needed a new top in almost 10 years.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I agree with bitsybee in that lululemon used to be worth the worth the cost but it isn’t anymore.

    I wouldn’t support a company who ever responds to customer complaints about quality with “it’s not the quality it’s that you’re too fat to wear them”

    Post # 6
    Member
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have a TON of lululemon clothes. I have supported them since 2005? Somewhere in there. I wear tanks, sweatshirts, shirts, pants, shorts, leggings, capris. I do like their clothing, however I made the decision to stop supporting them after their former CEO Chip Wilson made disparaging comments about women and their weights.

    I went from buying probably 20 pieces a year to zero since he stuck his foot in his mouth.

    I may buy the occasional piece in the future, but I will no longer go out of my way to shop there.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    mm86:  m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4415790/

    That article explains a lot of the stuff wrong with lululemon

    Post # 10
    Member
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    If you like the look & feel of Lulu, you should try Zella – it’s Nordstrom’s in-house brand. The chief designer of Lulu left and started this line, so it is very similar but at a lower price point. I’ve found it holds up really well! I also like Gap Body, I wear a particular running hoodie from them 2-3 times a week (washing as needed, of course) and it still looks brand new after 1.5 years. Pretty impressive!

    Post # 12
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    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    mm86:  Yes. Poor quality, poor brand vision execution… they are essentially the Abercombie and Fitch of yoga wear. 

    A&F used to be HIGH quality (Pres. Roosevelt wore A&F!!) before they “refocused the brand” and now their stuff falls apart in the wash. Also, it’s not for people who aren’t skinny, soooo not a brand I would support with my dollars. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    bitsybee:  +1. The first pair of pants I got from them are in better conditions than the second and third pair I got from them

    Post # 15
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    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

     

    mm86:  I get my lulu stuff used (lightly used) at less than half the cost through a local buy/sell/trade site.  The rest of the time I’m in cheaper stuff.  I particularly like the pants from Forever 21 – I’ve worn those things forever now and they’re still not see-though.  And only cost about $20.  Totally restocking on those soon.  I also recently signed up for fabletics.com – so far very happy with all of it.

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