About a week ago, I clued into a new Outlet opening in the San Marcos Premium Outlets by a sneaky post by one of the Austin lulu stores.. yup, you guessed it, a lululemon outlet! So, naturally, I immediately made plans to go there as soon as I had some free time to see what it was all about. Luckily, Chicklit was interested in being a partner in crime on the endeavor, so we made the trek down to San Marcos on Sunday to check it out!
I went in really hoping they’d have some of the older stuff, which is what I’ve heard is available in the Vancouver outlet,but NOPE! This was pretty much a larger selection of what you see in the “We Made Too Much” section of their website. They also had a lot of items that are “straight to outlet” such as the very very see through In The Flow pants that are Frond and Yellow.
1. Try everything on.
2. Bend Over.
3. Wash anything alone that might bleed!
I’d say maybe 80% of the pants are see through. There are, however, the 20% that are not, including their Studio Pants that were for sale at around $75 (pretty good deal – original price is 115). I love my studio pants, but the colors there (teal, grey and beige, aka dune) didn’t really appeal to me.
In sheer selection: They had great stock of “The Under Pant” – which they deliberately marketed prior to sheer-gate that they were sheer and for under tunics (or to be worn with undies), as well as bright yellow and orange “In the Flow pants” which are basically Ebb and Flow pants that are shorter and see through.
They had a few really good finds though – a few cute tops, some cute shorts that aren’t lined (boo), running jackets, some rulu long sleeves (I had a few last year, they’re actually great but I wanted more colors than were available).
I got a new vinyasa scarf, a top that is long, and some headbands.
AND, the store was organized by size. I loved this! The larger sizes have more selection, so that was kinda lame, but oh well. Sizes 2-6 were not bad but kind of the same stuff, but sizes 8-12 definitely had more selection. They had some additional running skirts and short sleeved shirts available.
The men’s section was not bad, but not great. They had man shorts at $19 but they run mostly in smaller sizes. Tons of jackets that would make great gifts at a decent price (like $75 instead of $120).
I’d go back! Maybe another visit will be in order soon, especially since I saw some nice chairs at the Pottery Barn outlet down the row…