(Closed) Lululemon????

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Lululemon

    worth it

    insanely overpriced

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I’m in the minority. I voted worth it. But I’m very athletic, I run marathons and do crossfit. Cheaper brands just don’t hold up and aren’t as comfortable in my opinion. Yes the quality has gone down slightly over the past few years, but they are still better than most other brands (I also wear a lot of nike running tights).

    As for the CEO saying fat people shouldn’t wear the brand, he was off base…but I think his point is that they make clothes for athletic body types, and not everyone fits into that category…Also we like to wear clothing in vanity sizing…I love Loft b/c I’m a size 2, while I’m really a size 4/6. In Lululemon I wear a size 8 in pants (6 in tops) if I was squeezing my booty into a size 4 of course they are going to be sheer!! I’ve never had an issue with their pants, b/c I don’t mind going up two sizes to make sure I have the right fit. Their clothes are for working out in, not necessarily lounging (all though they do make some lounge clothing as well) so just order your correct size. No offense…

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am not opposed to spending $100 on athletic pants.  I do own some fleeced lined running tights that are incredible in cold weather (even if you’re just sitting around in it) and cost near $100 (I got them on clearance for $30 though!) and I LOVE them.  I actually take them camping as well and can sit around in below freezing temps with them on.

    I normally wear shorts though from April-October so I don’t have as much need for the long pants.  And for shorts I like the cheapies.

    I’ve heard the quality went down though so I don’t have any real desire to try them out as there are other brands I am happy with.  Plus their CEO was pretty offensive.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I won’t spend that kind of money on workout wear.  I’ve always had great experiences with Old Navy workout clothes for a fraction of the cost; I’ve got Old Navy yoga pants that are 5 years old and in near-perfect shape. I work out hard; bootcamp, boxing, kickboxing, yoga, pilates… I’m not easy on my workout clothes and I sweat a lot, so they get washed a lot.  Still, for the price, nothing beats Old Navy for me.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You’re mostly paying for a name, like most other “luxury” brand products.

    I don’t know much about the quality/longevity since I have only worn 1 pair of hand-me-down pants from there. I don’t like them enough to go out and buy a pair though. My loyalty is with UA.

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Lots of brands are overpriced. Lulu is essentially all I wear for working out. I’ve never had any problems. 

    Post # 22
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Most of their stuff I agree is overpriced. But I do LOVE their pants. I have 4 pairs. 

    Post # 23
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love love love my Lululemon gear. I’ve never bought a thing there that wasn’t worth every penny. I buy plenty of stuff at other stores, and TJ Maxx etc as well but it just doesn’t fit the same, or last as long.

    Post # 24
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have one pair of the yoga pants. They pealed like any other pair I’ve bought from tjmaxx, so I wouldn’t go out of my way to pay that much for them. I have a pair of Joe boxer yoga pants that I’ve had for ten years that still look brand new and I wash and wear them twice a week, now those I wish they still made (prekmart bought). 

    Post # 25
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    The don’t seem to acknowledge that a fat girl needs athletic clothes, too. So I can’t, and won’t in the future, do business with them. 

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @riley23  I’ll be the first to admit I like brand names but even that can’t bring me to spend $$$ on yoga pants. I have amazingly comfortable stuff for a fraction of the price.

     

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    @riley23  +1 Old Navy yoga pants last forever! Love mine too.

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    All I can say is try on a pair of lululemons, then try some VS cheapies. You will see why lulu’s are worth the money. I bought my first pair 6 years ago and they are still not worn out at all. Also, my job is physically demanding. My tata tamer has saved my back. 100% worth it. 

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It totally is expensive… BUT i have never found another pair of yoga pants that are comparable. I have items from lulu that are probably… 7-8 years old at this point. And they are still in perfect condition and I still wear them regularly. You get what you pay for sometimes.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    @mu_t  I still have my lululemon yoga pants from 5-10 years ago (started buying when they were a new thing) and I still have all of them with very little pilling or damage of any kind. BUT (big but) I have already had to throw out pants I bought within the last 3 years. I find the quality is no longer there, and that was the only reason I was willing to shell out the cash! I no longer shop there. 

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I own one piece of Lululemon clothing, a pair of yoga pants that I absolutely LOVE. I would say they are worth the $80 I spent (I ususally don’t spend that much on one article of clothing). I dont think I will be purchasing much else from there though.

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @MrsBot  Amen to that! My favorite pair of yoga pants came from TJ Maxx. Then again…most of them do.

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