Monday, May 30, 2011

**Updated**Product Alerts - Canada: Cool Down Jacket, Crops and Pants, Let It Loose Tank

**WRONG DESCRIPTION** Every week the newest technical items have wrong product descriptions or none at all. Super annoying!

Description
  • Enjoy a mid-summer run in this lightweight, body-skimming, short sleeve running top!
  • Knitted Silverescent® with X-static for anti-stink properties
  • X-static, the silver fibre, inhibits the growth of bacteria
  • Soft, breathable luon® light fabric neckband
  • Long length is great for layering
  • Cinchable drawcord - customized fit
  • Secure pocket for keys, cards or music
  • Chafe-resistant - flat seams


Description
  • Keep cool to and from yoga in this light and breezy pant
  • Smooth roll down waistband for customizable rise
  • Loose fit pant for max movement
  • Tencel® is derived from wood pulp and is soft, light and breathable
  • Stretch drawcord in hem allows for pant adjustability

Cool Down Crops $92!! (Dance Studio Crops are $86)
Description
  • Dance your way to and from yoga practice in this light weight cinchable crop
  • Tencel® is derived from wood pulp and is soft, light and breathable
  • Loose fit, medium rise crop is great to layer or wear on its own to and from class
  • Ribbed elastic waistband is smooth on the body and keeps crop in place
  • Front pockets to secure $ & keys
  • Flat seamed for chafe resistance & comfort
  • Preshrunk
Description
  • Loose fitting outer layer with inner bra to keep you covered & supported from sit ups to shoulder stand
  • Sheer luon® outer layer is ultra light with stretch, breathability and wicking performance
  • Power luxtreme™ bra, is light weight with high LYCRA® fiber content; inherently wicking to keep you dry and comfortable
  • Mesh bra construction with built-in pockets for removable cups
  • Flat seamed for comfort


Cool Down Pant, Crop and Jacket + A Few More Items

Eek, really not a fan of the Cool Down Pants. Something about how they fit snug in the lower waist, top of the butt and then flare out with all of these little pleats is just not to my liking. I also am not loving the textured pockets. 

 I think I prefer them in the sized up looser fit of todays previous post on these. Overall though I like the Dance Studio Crops much better then these. 
I think the Cool Down Jacket is pretty nice. 
I bet you we see it in Wren since there are Wren Cool Down Pants. 
 Willpower Shorts
These have the same flare with mini pleats that the cool down pants has. 
 Run Sunblocker Pullover in Blurred Grey. 
I really love it in this blurred grey over all the other colors. It's not see thru which is a great thing, will match almost anything and it's such a beautiful warm grey that doesn't wash me out. I think it's flattering on everyone I've seen wearing blurred grey. 
 Get this fast if you missed out on the last bunch back in January. those were gone within a day and then marked up at ridiculous prices on ebay. 

Bum Bag Special Edition

This new Bum Bag Special Edition has been uploaded to the US/International side of the website. For the price of $54 I prefer the Travel Pooch which is cuter and priced at $48. The ruffles are a cute edition but this is still a fanny pack.

The Latest Items

Cool Down Jacket and Pants 
I didn't see either of these in store today and I would have been interested to try on the jacket. Not so much the pants. I'm not sure what the pants are called but I wonder if it's "Cool Down Pants" to match the jacket. Judging by the crinklyness of the pants, my guess is that they are made of tencil. 
I did see Sunblock Pullovers today and didn't get a chance to try them on since my kids were non cooperative but I felt the fabric and it was much nicer then last years medical glove sunblockers. It felt more like a very thin luxtreme but slightly stretchier then luxtreme.  I hope to try one on tomorrow for the sake of a fit review but I don't love how see thru they are. I liked the style of last years Savage Green sunblock pullover a bit better with  It was a looser fit around the middle and a dark color, both of which are mummy tummy friendly. A form fitting sheer top is a no go for me. 


Monday Product Drop

So far two new items have made the facebook albums for Canada stores. The Cool Down Jacket which looks like a reversible luon/sheer luon jacket much like the Dance Studio Jacket but relaxed. And the Run Sunbeam Pullover. The pullover has some strange ruching at the lower arm just like the Aura Jacket has. I like the fitted ruched arms in my Aura Jacket but not sure I would like the seam details and snugness in something I would use for running in. Worth a try on first before I decide though. 

I'm feeling kind of lazy right now about getting out the door to check out lulu for my coveted Heathered Navy Dance Sing Floss Jacket. I suspect it wont be in today but the latest I've heard is that one of the  Canada stores got the Wren and not the Navy today, another store is reporting that they will be in 'early June' and another says 'June 6'. So It sounds like they are delaying the release for some reason or another but that it will get here eventually. Hopefully the suspense of not knowing hasn't caused any of you much distress. 


Friday, May 27, 2011

Lululemon Stocks Downgraded

Lululemon stocks have been downgraded to "underperform" by FBR Capital Markets. FBR Capitalist says the company will be hit by rising costs and poor numbers for Q2 2011 and could result in share selloff. Some investors have chosen to act prior to the June 8 earnings report and stocks have taken a bit of a tumble. I wonder if this downgrade by FBR Capital Markets takes into account the expected Q1 disruption with the ecommerce revamp and the interruption to sales.


From The Vancouver Sun, here's an excerpt:
Company's shares closed at $89.82, down $5.66, on Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. FBR Capital Markets downgraded the stock of Vancouver-based sportswear retailer Lululemon Athletica to "underperform" ahead of its quarterly results and said the company's margins may be pressured in the near term."The stock appears priced to perfection and we believe any glitch on earnings could result in a sell-off," analyst Liz Dunn wrote in a note to clients. Dunn said she was concerned that the quality has slipped a bit due to changes in the sourcing operations but expects the company to maintain its quality at the expense of margins."

Additional reads:  The Globe and Mail

New Loot Upload!

New Colors! Let It Loose Tank

Thanks to reader Rose for sending me these images of the Let It Loose Tank in Pink Mist, Pink Mist Space Dye and Toothpaste. I'm really liking the Pink Mist/Pink Mist Space Dye one but not sure if it will be flattering to my figure since the No Limit Tank didn't work out for me. I like that there are gathers right at the bust line as well as a key hole cutout to create more interest to the front panel and draw the eyes up. The fact that the inner bra is Luxtreme and the outer layer is sheer luon makes this very appealing to me.


Rumour: Sing, Floss, Travel Jacket

The rumour on Lulu This Just In Group on facebook (someone who spoke to the GEC directly)  is that Canada will not be receiving the Wren and Heathered Navy Sing, Floss, Travel Jackets like the US has. I suspected this was true of the Wren SFT Jacket since it's already been out for a couple of weeks there and hasn't made an appearance here yet. This is a huge bummer but luckily I have friends in the US that will 'angel' one for me after my hiatus. Take that Lulu!! Hopefully this is just a rumour  but I'm thinking we can expect to see more and more diversified items that are unique to each store location. Hmmmmm....even more scarcity of product? Oh well, I guess we can all rely on resellers instead. 



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Upload Thusday

Todays Upload has happened and I was able to stick to my hiatus since my coveted Heathered Navy Sing, Floss Travel Jacket was not uploaded today so I didn't feel any strong temptations that would lead me astray.  That's a very good thing for my wallet because I spent a boatload on Anthropologie Tag Sale this week instead. Did you pick anything up today or did you take a hiatus yourself?




Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Let It Loose Tank: With Thanks To The Park City Showroom Lemons

Quincey looks fantastic in her Let It Loose Tank that she got today and she was kind enough to share this picture and also a storey of exceptional customer service from the Park City Showroom Lulu-Lemons, Michelle, Haddie, Lucy and Karen. In light of a bummer week It's great to be able to share with you some good shout outs to lovely ladies at Park City who helped Quincey shop today. 

Let It Loose Tank TTS for Quincey, $64

Left: No Limit Tank        Right: Let It Loose Tank



New Tank! Let It Loose

Rumour is that there is new tank out today in the US called the Let It Loose Tank. Reader Quincey who purchased one today in Black/Heathered Black describes it as a lot like the No Limit Tank only made of sheer luon bodice. I'll post more info as soon as I have it.

Dance Studio Jacket in Wren & Sing, Flos, Travel Jacket in Surge and Heathered Grapeseed

Really love the Wren!

Sing, Floss, Travel Jacket Heathered Grapeseed, Surge
These are the two colors that are currently in Canadian stores.