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 29 Feb 2012 1:16 PM
 19 Oct 2009
 Winnipeg, MB
justagirl
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6,643
Whaaaaa?? I don't understand how that could be!!

When I first started reading your post I was going to say wait until boxing day - thats the only way I can afford/justify anything from there.

Jealous of your Define jacket!!!!

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 29 Feb 2012 1:17 PM
 25 Feb 2009
 Ottawa
bridetobe2709
Devotee
1,947
Which style of pants did you try on? There are many styles and some look butt ugly - on anyone. Try the "Groove" pant - IMO there are the nicest style and makes just about anyone's butt look amazing.

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 29 Feb 2012 1:21 PM
 28 Dec 2005
 Winnipeg
Nuevodia
Raving Lunatic
12,491
Which pants did you try on?

The Grooves are the most bum-friendly. If you tried on the Astro pants or the Still pants, I could see why you wouldn't like how they looked. They are not nearly as bum friendly as the Grooves.

That said - I buy Lulu as performance wear, not lounge wear. I do lounge in them sometimes (my older stuff) but mostly it's gym or active wear (biking, hiking, etc).

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 29 Feb 2012 2:13 PM
 18 Oct 2009
 Steinbach, MB
tandr2
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2,993
my 14 yr old just convinced her dad to get her a lululemon sweater on the weekend...wouldn't you know she got pizza pop sauce on it last night and you would think the world had ended!

I didn't even get a 'thank you mom' for spending 15 minutes getting it all out. Grrr

I won't even go in the store...it's so overpriced it's ridiculous!

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 29 Feb 2012 2:35 PM
 9 Feb 2010
DillPickle
Devotee
2,065
Yep, I agree with pp's - it depends on which style of pants you tried. Different styles look better on different body types.

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 29 Feb 2012 3:14 PM
 22 Mar 2012
Smileygirl
Devotee
1,077
I love lululemon. I couldn't get over the price tag at first, but once I tried them I couldn't go back! I've had the same pair for 5 years and if I hadn't spilled nail polish on them they would look as good as they did the day I bough them.

We have an outlet store here on the west coast, so once in a while I find an amazing deal so it takes the sting out a little. I got a pair of grey groove pants for $29 a couple of months ago. smile

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 29 Feb 2012 3:30 PM
 21 Nov 2007
 Burlington, ON
LTG
Devotee
1,434
I really like their jackets/hoodies and their sports bras. They are eorth every penny to me. While I find their pants comfortable, I don't find that they wear very well.

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 29 Feb 2012 3:34 PM
 26 Nov 2009
MAWL
Addict
4,547
I was scared to go in at first because I thought you were just spending money on the decal. I was so wrong and love my lulu's. I have had my pants for years now. I only go when I know I can afford something!

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 29 Feb 2012 3:39 PM
 8 Sep 2008
 Ottawa, ON
Nanookie
Devotee
1,707
I also love it, but it's more like a treat than a regular thing. I have some pants for lounging, but really love some of their workout clothes.

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 29 Feb 2012 5:34 PM
 26 Oct 2005
 TO
Gingy
Postaholic
8,194
I've been waiting to go to lululemon for the past year, lol! I'd always said when I reached my size goal I would get some, and now I'm ready to buy my first pair of lulu pants.

Sure, they're expensive, but I remember asking here what the big deal was and you all sold me on them! grin I don't mind paying if it's worth it and they last. I hope I'm not disappointed with how they look!

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 29 Feb 2012 5:46 PM
 4 Oct 2007
 Lytton, BC
mountain_madam
Fan
823
I look terrible in their pants! I've tried on so many styles, and been many different weights (including my most fit) and I always end up looking terrible.

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 29 Feb 2012 5:49 PM
 13 Sep 2006
 Ottawa
eldender
Postaholic
9,465
I am the same as you, they'd basically have to be liposuction in pants for me to buy them. I like them ok, but like the $17.99 Costco ones just as much smile

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 29 Feb 2012 6:08 PM
 20 Jun 2011
proudnerd
Chatterbox
307
I've tried on their tops. None of them would go over my 36B boobs. And the salesperson was rude.

I can get good workout gear (that I only wear to the gym) at Nike.

Plus (I could be wrong here - I haven't read all the posts) - aren't they linked to Scientology?

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 29 Feb 2012 6:27 PM
 13 Aug 2010
honeysher 2.0
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6,182
I've never even tried on a lulu anything because I know that I can't justify spending that much money on those clothes.

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 29 Feb 2012 6:37 PM
 11 Mar 2009
 the Centre of the Universe
siorhona
Postaholic
7,643
I've never been into a Lululemon store.

I buy my workout wear at Smart Set or the Nike outlet in Buffalo.

I don't get why people think their clothes are so much better than everyone else's. I had a friend try to convince me once by saying they make your butt look good. My butt looks good regardless of what I put it in, so that didn't work.

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 29 Feb 2012 6:38 PM
 5 Jan 2009
 Ottawa, ON
brigibride
Devotee
1,731
I like the clothes, they fit me and my needs well, but I agree that the prices are so ridiculous it is hard to justify even walking into the store. However, this is the exact reason I went to the huge sale in Ottawa this year. Seriously $39 for pants that normally retail for $90?? Yes please!

After seeing those deals, I cannot fathom paying full price for Lulu ever again.

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 29 Feb 2012 6:50 PM
 26 Dec 2010
2x2
Devotee
1,481
I'm in the "never tried it" club. I've been in the store for gifts, but other than borrowing a pair of shorts I've never tried the stuff on. No interest in spending that kind of money so why tempt myself!

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 29 Feb 2012 7:29 PM
 22 Feb 2005
 Lacey, WA
IrishGrl
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4,129
Their scuba hoodies are ridiculously overpriced and they fit awful! Way too short and tight in the bust area. I'm not a HUGE breasted woman either...

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 29 Feb 2012 7:33 PM
 9 May 2006
Pannecoeke
Postaholic
7,974
Nope. I just can't believe people pay that much money for cotton and spandex! Even if there is lycra too, it probably costs Lulu about $3 to make these pants. The owner is laughing all the way to the bank LOL.

I do have a pair - my mom bought some secondhand with tags still on, brand-new. She lost weight gave them to me (yay)... by the time she gave them to me (a couple months after she bought them) they were SO pilly. Like the entire butt covered in pills. I wear them around the house because they're comfy, but they're not "nice" yoga pants that I would wear to the store or anything. tongueold

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 29 Feb 2012 7:54 PM
 8 Jun 2009
Siiera
Postaholic
7,579
Yup, I resisted the hype for years and finally decided to try them out when I got a somewhat decent deal at an outlet on Black Friday. Lets just say my yoga pants I bought at Old Navy about 5 years ago are still holding up a lot better then the pants I bought at Lulu a year ago. And the hoodie is no better.

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 29 Feb 2012 8:04 PM
 7 Jul 2006
 Central Alberta
Chelle24
Raving Lunatic
10,062
I have a few pairs of pants, most bought on good sales, and I'm not a super fan.

But I have nothing but great things to say about all of my hoodies. They are super warm fleece, and super comfy. I wear them year around, which is great. On a -40 day, I pop one on over my work clothes, with my wool pea coat on top, and I'm good to go. Great layering item. And with good care when washing, they all look just as nice as they did the day I bought them (and some are from 2007).

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 29 Feb 2012 8:16 PM
 8 Nov 2008
BabyG
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2,597
I am absolutely 100% convinced that the "Tuff Athletics" line at Costco is made by Lulu. They're made of the same exact blend of cotton and they both went offshore at the same time.

Since I started buying Tuff I can no longer buying Lulu.

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 29 Feb 2012 8:22 PM
 1 Jan 2010
Marlynmik
Unregistered
0
I have a scuba hoodie that I LOVE. It's really solid built so it flattens out my chest perfectly. The sleeves are way too long but I just roll them. I've tried on every single one of their pants and they fit me horribly. Just too tight or too baggy. I wished they had size 14 for groove pants.

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 29 Feb 2012 9:03 PM
 22 Oct 2004
 Winnipeg, MB
waterlily
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4,555
I have never shopped there, they do not make plus sizes. frown

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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 29 Feb 2012 9:10 PM
 10 Apr 2009
 Unknown
Anonymous135
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I went into a Lulu shop years ago and left the store empty-handed and laughing out loud at how ridiculous their prices were. Haven't gone back in since!

Since when did it become fashionable to wear "giving up on life" pants? confused

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 29 Feb 2012 9:18 PM
 22 Apr 2005
WorkingMommy
Postaholic
5,830
DH bought me a pair of Astro pants for Christmas and they look awful on me. They are currently sitting at the back of my closet where I can't see them and cry about what a waste of money they were. I took the tags off and didn't think to keep them in case I wanted to return them.

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 29 Feb 2012 9:50 PM
 5 Sep 2006
LMC76
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4,105
I don't get it either. I own 2 lulu items... 1- ta-ta tamer sports bra (SO worth it); 2- headband/earwarmer that I was given, can't even imagine what that cost!

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 1 Mar 2012 8:54 AM
 3 Sep 2004
 Toronto
Ewokie
Postaholic
5,725
The newer stuff isn't as good since they started outsourcing their manufacturing overseas. The people who are raving about Lulu, are usually the ones that have the older stuff - those hold up great AND they were much cheaper back then (pants were closer to $70 vs what it is now. And back then, it was considered crazy for a pair of workout pants!). I have a pair of groove pants from there that I've used for years at the gym - it's seen me through countless step classes, kickboxing classes, weight training, etc.. and it still looks as good as new - minimal pilling, not stretched out, black isn't faded.

They changed their groove pants - it now has a bigger flare on the leg, which I don't like. I was contemplating getting the Astro pants. At first glace, it just looks like the groove but with a straight leg. Apparently, that's not the case, judging from this thread.

I still have a $50 gift card for Lulu that my mom gave me 2 years ago for christmas. I can't find anything I like there anymore! And I can't get anything for $50 without putting in another $50 of my own and I can't justify that right now. gah.

If you're a GTA gal, the sale selection at Vaughn Mills is the best - all the unsold sale stuff usually gets shipped to that store. I've seen pants for $39 and tops for $29.. once I got a sports bra for $19!

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 1 Mar 2012 9:16 AM
 9 Feb 2010
DillPickle
Devotee
2,065
The quality of their products have definitely gone downhill in the last couple years. Items I bought 7 years ago are still in amazing shape/look like new. Items I've bought in the last 2 years look like crap. I agree with the PP that the people who really rave about lulu (like I used to) have the older items that were better quality (and cheaper back then).

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 3 Mar 2012 1:50 AM
 4 Apr 2011
ceph
Rookie
145
Like Sior's, my butt always looks good wink

I have very thin thighs though. Usually they look fairly proportionate, but not in Lulus. The one time I was talked into trying a couple of pairs on, I looked oddly prepubescent below my bum. It was bizarroland.

Also, I don't do any of the sorts of things people who wear Lulus usually (pretend to?) do. So I'd be a total poser in yoga/running/workout/dance/fitness/etc pants.

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 3 Mar 2012 9:07 AM
 3 Nov 2006
 Laval (just north of Montreal)
RinaZ
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5,185
I recently walked into a lulu store in order to see what the hype was all about. I was okay with spending more for a pair of nice sweatpants.

However, they did not have a single pair of cotton pants, shorts or capris. Since I don't wear synthetic fabrics I walked right out!

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 3 Mar 2012 12:46 PM
 28 Feb 2007
 Nova Scotia
Bojangles
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2,547
The pants do nothing for me..I have tried on ask styles in many sizes and they ask look horrible..even the sales people had trouble telling me they looked good I don't know what it is. I can look pretty good in joe fresh pants but not l ulu

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 3 Mar 2012 2:55 PM
 26 Jan 2009
nextchapter
WB Lurker
115
I love my Lulu hoodies and pants. But totally agree they are overpriced. I should check out the line at Joe Fresh, was it Tuff or something? I think that is what one of the posters above mentioned.

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 3 Mar 2012 2:57 PM
 25 Apr 2011
 Where the heart is
WishingandHoping
Devotee
1,339
Tuff is at Costco. Joe Fresh is Superstore.

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 4 Mar 2012 3:34 PM
 15 Dec 2008
 Toronto
LeoBaby
Forum Fan
791
I heart my lulu pants. I didn't understand what all the fuss was about until I tried a pair on...what a world of difference it does for my a$$! My husband agrees and says all other ones I have make me look like an old lady....so they make me feel better about myself, especially in yoga class. So for me, its worth it...providing they do last a bit (which I don't know yet since I got them only a month ago.

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 4 Mar 2012 3:57 PM
 25 May 2009
Blissful1
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4,423
Lululemon clothes are the only clothes I work out in. I have a few Nike sports bras but that's about it.

I like the fit of Lulus and I find them very comfortable to workout in. I don't feel like a sweaty hot mess when I wear them.

It's silly, but I find I train harder when I look pulled together at the gym. I'm not talking about hair and make-up done (LOL) but well-fitting gym clothes help me with the motivation factor.

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 6 Mar 2012 1:42 PM
 26 Oct 2005
 TO
Gingy
Postaholic
8,194
So I decided today was the day to reward myself for my weight loss, and went to try on a few different pant styles. Well, lo and behold I hated them all. They just didn't look nice on me at all! So I went to Old Navy and for the same price as the lulus bought myself a pair of yoga pants, 3 T-shirts to work out in (2 of 'em cotton, suits me just fine), and a pair of jeans. As I was walking out of Lululemon I was a little disappointed but that quickly turned to relief that I don't have to spend that kind of $$ on workout gear. grin

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 6 Mar 2012 5:04 PM
 17 Feb 2009
 Ottawa
Maile
Devotee
2,135
Yeah, I am shocked as to how some people don't like how they look in them. But to each their own. All I know is that I have absolutely almost no butt (le sigh) and I actually don't feel like I have a pancake arse in them.

FWIW, I also think the price is ridiculous and haven't ever bought a pair of full length lulu's. I mostly splurge on their tops (I am bad for this), crops (a bit cheaper) and shorts (much cheaper but still $$). The best thing to do it stalk WE MADE TOO MUCH on lululemon.com to get things a bit cheaper.

I'm not going to wash the same outfit every night because it wastes energy... So I wait until I have a pile of workout gear to wash and then do it. That means I have quite a few lulu outfits to cycle through but I have accumulated those over a few years. wink

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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