When like hands you lemons, WHY we pray that they are Lulu. Anyone who knows me, knows how obsessed I am with Lululemon. Does it cost $100 for a pair of leggings? Well yes, they do but there is a way to shop Lululemon that is more affordable and will leave you with leggings that last over 5+ years. It’s not easy to admit that I have quickly collected over 20 pairs of leggings over the years but they have lasted me through rehearsals and every audition. Later in the week I plan on showing you #whatiwear to dance auditions.
QUALITY: I have owned numerous skirts, leggings, sports bras and zip ups from Nike, Under Armor and Victoria Secret but I quickly became a lulu lover when I realized that Lululemon stands so strongly behind their products. Let me tell you a little story…when I bought my first pair of lulu crops (Wunder Under) I noticed immediate pilling on the inside of the pants. I thought to myself, $88 pants should not be doing this. I called my local store and they told me to come directly in with the pants. Right then and there they damaged out the pants and gave me a brand new pair. I couldn’t believe it! I love the guest experience and the fact that they stood behind their product. You most definitely do not get that type of experience at other stores.
CONFIDENCE: Well it must be true what they say…When you feel confident you perform confidently. When I walk into the audition room with 500 girls, taller and probably skinnier than me, I want to look my best. There is no other activewear that I feel comfortable moving in and getting my sweat on in. I definitely will recommend some of the Lulu essentials to start off with in another post. Because shopping there for your first time can be quite overwhelming.
LIFESTYLE: When I walk into shop at Lululemon, at least one employee asks me what I do to sweat and is always so interested in my career/ what I am shopping for. It is cool to see what events they have going on in their community and the inspiring goals each employee has set for themselves posted up on the
wall. I found it to be more of a community than just a store to buy expensive yoga pants in.
WE MADE TOO MUCH: Wishing there was a sale section on Lululemon’s website? Well THERE IS! For those of you who don’t know, there is a section called, "We Made Too much". This is where all of their markdown items are. They basically markdown anything that they had too much of in the stores. Sometimes, I’ve found a basic black pair of pants and some cute crop tops too! It is absolutely worth checking out and even visiting your local store to see their markdown section. After stocking up on the black essentials, I found that this was the best and affordable way for me to add to my collection.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Lastly, I wanted to mention about research and development. There are some pretty cool perks to being a yoga instructor, dance teacher, college coach or anything type of instructor. Be sure to visit your local store to discuss possibilities and how this can benefit you!
Comment below with any questions and would love to hear some of your favorite activewear!