Updated: 1/27/2021 | lululemon Tote Review
lululemon is a Canadian activewear brand for men, women and girls.
lululemon Tote Review
I walked in and saw the regular and mini Now and Always tote in the sale section. The mini was only $39! I decided to give it a try and resell if it didn’t work out. I swapped my contents from one bag into the next in-store and walked out with a new lululemon purse.
Below are the pros and cons of my purchase.
- Convenient Crossbody Style – Go hands-free with the crossbody strap or use the tote handles to wear it as a shoulder bag. It’s shaped like one of their small shopping tote bags.
- Made with sustainable leather. Their leather is certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG).
- Shaped to stand. I LOVE that the bag stands upright on any surface. I have had my share of slouchy bags that get dirty and can be hard to find my things. The upright shape makes it so that I can easily access my belongings without having to dig around.
- Easy to clean. Easily wipe down the surface of the bag with a damp cloth and you’re on your way!
- Inner pockets! There are three inner pockets and a mesh pocket to hold your water bottle. I place my sunglasses, mask, wallet and keys in the pockets for easy access.
- Expensive. This bag at full price went for $148 USD.
- Heavy. The bag can be heavy if you overfill it. I am glad I bought the mini size to try it out first.
- Magnet closure doesn’t stay closed. The magnets will stay snapped together if you barely fill half of your bag. If you have a water bottle in there, it is not going to stay shut. I am surprised they did not invest in a better closing mechanism. I would have appreciated a snap button. It’s still not a deal-breaker for me. But I can see how people who are hesitant of pickpocketers may not want to carry a bag that cannot close.
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Should I Buy the lululemon Tote?
Our answer is yes! At $39, or 73.6% off, it’s an awesome deal!
It’s really well made and carries a lot for a small bag. I use it as my camera bag while traveling or going to photoshoots. It’s really convenient.
It’s also lululemon, so people are always noticing and commenting on the bag. It’s a great way to stand out to other lulu fans!
Where to Buy lululemon
Buying directly from lululemon will ensure that your items are 100% authentic.
Do you like to save money? Here are some ways you can save money on lululemon products:
- If you're an fitness instructor and currently teaching, you may qualify for their Sweat Collective program to receive 25% off all merchandise (including sale). Read about their other discount programs here.
- Shop their We Made Too Much (WMTM) section for 10-50% off lululemon merchandise. All WMTM items are final sale.
- Shop at lululemon Outlets for great deals! Search for outlet store locations on lululemon's store locator.
- Buy lululemon gift cards on Raise or Cardpool. People are always trying to offload their lululemon gift cards. The savings range from 2-10%, but it's better than no discount at all.
You can also buy lululemon for less through third-party reselling websites and marketplaces such as:
- Mercari - Use this link for $10 off your first order. You can also apply code SYVFUT when you download and signup on the Mercari App.
- Poshmark - Use code SCHIMIGGY for $10 off your first order. Enter the code when you create your profile.
- Tradesy - Use this link to get $20 off your first purchase of $50 or more.
- Vinted - Use this link to get $ off your first purchase.
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