As a mom who goes to the gym almost every day (it’s good for my sanity!), goes on lots of walks, and countless trips to our neighborhood park, I really had to up my athleisure wear game. I am by no means a cheap person but I am a person who likes to get a good deal which is why I was a little hesitant to invest in Lululemon for my wardrobe. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my post is Lululemon is worth it? Since I love going to the gym and being outdoors with my kids, I pulled the trigger.
I do think Lululemon is a great investment for your wardrobe, but if you’re like me and it’s not always in your budget try these tips to save or find Lululemon for less. Lululemon almost never goes on sale, so finding a good deal can be hard. That’s why I’ve come up with these tips on how to get Lululemon for less!
We Made Too Much
By far, I feel like your best option for getting Lululemon for less is to check out their, “we made too much section” on their website.
It can be hit or miss but I think that’s almost everywhere when you’re looking for a deal. Lululemon does offer free shipping but you can’t return or exchange items from their we made too much section so be careful. I think the best advice for getting the most out of their we made too much section is to know your size and really read the reviews.
I’d also ask yourself, do I really want this or am I buying it just because it’s a good deal? I always go for something if it’s a style I already own but in another color. Recently, I saw they had some pants in their we made too much section in a maroon color that I already owned in black. I don’t mind wearing something besides black so I went for it!
Check out an Outlet Store
Lululemon has several outlet stores. The closest one to me is located within the Houston premium outlets located in Cypress, TX which is a suburb of Houston. To me, the outlet can be very hit or miss. To be honest, a lot of the stores in this particular outlet mall are are hit or miss. BUT I feel like when you find a deal, you find a really good deal.
Keep in mind they may have off season items. I know buying off season isn’t super exciting but it can really save you some money.
I don’t know what all the outlets are like since I’ve only been to the one in my area but my local outlet usually has holiday weekend specials which is awesome but last time I went they had very few, if any black leggings or black tops.
It’s definitely worth checking out if you have a nearby Lululemon outlet.
Here are the Lululemon outlets in the U.S.
- Glendale, Arizona
- Cabazon, California
- Camarillo, California
- Gilroy, California
- Orlando, Florida
- Sunrise, Florida
- Dawsonville, Georgia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Kittery, Maine
- Wrentham, Massachusetts
- Albertville, Minnesota
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Riverhead, New York
- Woodbury, New York
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Cypress, Texas (Houston)
- San Marcos, Texas
- Burlington, Washington
- Seattle, Washington
Use the find a Lululemon near me for more information.
Check their in store sale and clearance rack. There are often a lot of hidden gems stowed away. It’s for sure worth it to stop and take a browse in their clearance rack.
One of my best tips for getting Lululemon for less is to use Poshmark. If you haven’t heard of Poshmark, it is an app that allows you to sell women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and accessories (although the main focus is women’s clothing). If you haven’t yet, take a minute to sign up using the code “twopinkpeonies” to earn a $5 credit for downloading the app.
You might feel weird about buying used workout clothes. I get that. The key to finding Lululemon for less on Poshmark is to look for gently used items, like new items, or new with or without tags items. Nobody wants sweat stained tank tops and pilling leggings.
You can wash things! You eat with a knife and fork that other people have eaten from at restaurants, you sleep in sheets other people have slept in at a hotel, so I promise, there’s nothing wrong with buying very gently used or like new work out clothes. Just wash them!
I have been using Poshmark since 2014 (it was founded in 2011). I have used Poshmark as a buyer, seller, and even a suggested user for awhile. I have seen it all and I have seen Poshmark go through so many changes.
One of the biggest recent changes is that they now charge tax and that shipping has increased. I have been using Poshmark for so long now, that I have seen shipping go from $4.95 to $5.99 to now $7.11!
I honestly have a love/hate relationship with Poshmark. Over the years, I have found a lot of great deals on Posh but I have also had some problems. Also, I have made over $2,500 selling on Poshmark!
Like I said, to get the most out of your Poshmark experience when looking for Lululemon is to find gently used or like new items. It can be a hunt at times but remember that inventory is constantly changing on Poshmark every day. Items are added all day, every day so keep an looking!
There are a million reasons why someone might be wanting to sell something in like new condition:
- It was a gift
- The seller took the tags off before realizing it didn’t fit
- They have buyer’s remorse
- They are now living an active lifestyle and are a different size
Remember, you can’t return things on Poshmark because you didn’t like them or they didn’t fit (you CAN return things if they are not as described, not authentic, etc.). So, know your size and style! Even if you have to go to a store and try things on, it’ll be worth it.
Also, in addition to the price you see you will have to pay tax and shipping! You can still find a good deal, but make sure you calculate that into your purchase.
Use the offer button but don’t lowball the seller. Lowballing is super rude! Offer a decent price to have the best buying experience. I find that offering a few bucks less than what they have listed usually works for me and there’s not a lot of haggling.
Another great way to find Lululemon for less is took on the Mercari app. I’ve recently been on Mercari more and more to scope out deals. One of my friends found an amazing deal on a Little People Disney Princess play set. There are great deals on Mercari! This includes great deals on Lululemon.
Mercari is a great way to add gently used pieces to your wardrobe. My tips for using Mercari are very similar to those tips I gave for Poshmark. Know your size and style and shop gently used, like new, or new items.
Some buyers offer free shipping and others do not. You can also send a message to the seller asking for a deal.
If you haven’t heard of ThreadUP, it’s an online thrift store. It is also another great place to look when you’re trying to find a good deal on Lululemon. Their website is super easy to use and you can easily narrow your search down to a specific brand and a specific size. Like Poshmark and Mercari, I would highly recommend to shop gently used or like new items. I get it, used workout gear might be kind of icky!
Another great thing about ThredUP is that they usually have a promo code for new customers. They also run lots of promotions to help you save even more money!
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