I wanted to get this post out as soon as possible so those of you who are local can still #March2MN towards the @lululemon WHS, or for non-social media-lites, head on down to the convention center downtown for the lululemon warehouse sale!
The sale started today, but it goes on through Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm every day. My friend Tricia and I both have busy weekends, so we decided why not just take a 1/2 day of PTO from work and go check it out today, right when it opened! I mean, why not use vacation time to go spend some money on more fitness fashion!
So, we arrived a little after 7 am..which was not early enough. Look at the line!
The line was already through the lobby and out the door. Apparently some people had been there since 2 am, when the doors to the convention center didn’t even open until 5 am. Crazy! The actual doors to the actual sale didn’t open until 8 am. We were out in the cold for about an hour.
The Facebook event information had stated that the line would be inside, and that you couldn’t bring in coats or purses, so Tricia left her coat in the car. It was a chilly 26 degrees outside, and we were both pretty cold waiting out there! **Note to anyone thinking about going- dress warm!
We finally moved far enough in line to be inside the convention center, and then it was another two hours of waiting. Fortunately, there was a Dunn Brothers coffee nearby, so I ran off to grab us some coffee while Tricia held our place in line.
When we entered the sale, Tricia and I split up, as we both had lists of sizes and items from friends and family. We were girls on a mission!
There were fitting rooms, but who has time to try things on? In fact, most people were just changing right there in the open, rather than waiting in the lines for the fitting rooms (which were communal fitting rooms anyways, and let’s be honest- most everyone at the sale was female.)
There was sort of an open area where people were piling up their goods to review what they had grabbed, and perhaps to count to see if they were over the 25 item limit! I did the same- I had to remember what all I had grabbed!
It was a chaotic in the sale to say the least. I definitely felt a touch of anxiety as I tried to figure out what items I wanted to purchase. There was a lot of frantic texting with my sisters and some friends. Yet amidst the chaos, it was so fun! Tricia and I both ended up with a lot of great items- some for ourselves, some for our friends and family. It was seriously a blast!
So…what did I buy? Let me tell you!
The Bitter Bracer: Normally $68, found one in my size for just $29!
I bought this tank top for my sister. The exact same one is not online, but based on the price of similar tanks, let’s say it would be around $68, and it was $34 at the warehouse. I kind of want to go back on Sunday to buy one for myself!
I bought four pairs of the Run: Inspire Crop II capris- one for each sister who requested them, and one for me! They normally cost $86, but they were only $49 at the warehouse sale.
Two pair of Astro shorts found their way into my bag. Again, this style was discontinued, but based on similar shorts, let’s say they would have run around $58. They were only $29 at the warehouse!
The Run Swiftly long-sleeve shirts are still available at the stores. (I think I saw Yolanda on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wearing one on last week’s episode!) They cost $68 at the store, but I snatched a couple for my sisters for only $44!
A few other random items found their way into my bag, but I managed to stay below the 25 item limit. When I looked at the full price online for similar items, I calculated that I saved close to 50%! These were prices that definitely FIT THE BILL!
Was it worth it?
I think so. It felt like Black Friday- getting up early with a friend, waiting in line, and then snatching up some awesome deals! I had a really fun time, and i think I ended up with really great apparel for a fraction of the price.
-If a lululemon warehouse sale comes to a city near you, I definitely recommend going- and going early!
-Go with a list of what you want.
-Know your sizes (or your friends sizes) you don’t have to waste time in the fitting room.
-Plan for a whole day so you can take your time perusing all the racks! Tricia and I both had to get to work at 12, so we were in a bit of a hurry. It would have been nice to be able to really browse at a less frantic pace.
-Bring a friend to keep you company in line.
-Bring your sense of fun! They were offering automatic entry for people who volunteered for a dance off, or a twerk-off, or a wall sit competition (I tried to volunteer for that one, but didn’t get selected…even after all my practice with my month of wall sits!!!)
There you have it- time for you to #March2MN at the lululemon warehouse sale!