Sweat Once A Day Bag
Wearing Terribly After 1 Month
Do not buy this bag. Yes it looks great & the functionality of it (laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, zipper pockets, etc.) seemed smart, but the exterior construction is atrocious. I used this bag for about a month, taking appropriate care of it - I never set it down on a dirty surface and never tossed it around. I was careful with it, which, in retrospect, is kind of silly being that at the end of the day this is a GYM bag, not a designer leather bag.
That being said, after only carrying it here and there for about a month, the corners and polyurethane-covered piping on the bottom are completely chipped away and wore HORRIBLY. The corners and bottom of the bag no longer were covered by the black polyurethane, they were exposed to the off white color that the bag/piping material is constructed of. Also, the seams by the zipper somehow came undone and began fraying.
It seems frivolous to write a review of a product when you first buy it, because obviously you like the aesthetic or design of the item you're buying. I am sure that the star rating of this item will plummet if people wait a month or so to write their reviews. I was elated when I received this item as a gift a month ago, but this was one of the poorest wearing items I have ever purchased.
I returned this bag today and exchanged it for the Om For All bag; I hope to have better experience with that one.
February 24, 2014
I love the color and functionally of this bag but brought it less than one month I notice paint chipped in several area so disappointed especially how much I spent on the bag
February 19, 2014
Beautiful bag, but not functional
Received this bag as a Christmas gift and was so in love with the look. Used it going to / from Yoga 2 -3 times a week and received a ton of compliments. Unfortunately, after about 12 sessions (about month) of carting the bag to / from yoga, the seams on one side began to unravel. Are you kidding? A bag costing over $100 should not have such poor quality. Had to go back to my other bag that cost $20 that has lasted over 2 years. Though the bag is beautiful, it's not functional. Unless you plan to let it sit on your dresser ... it's not functional. Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to return to a store to return / exchange ...
February 19, 2014
I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this bag. Not even two weeks and color is chipping on the bottom. I'm very careful with where I place this bag so i'm a little worried about what this bag will look like in a month. Very disappointing that a bag that cost over a $100 would chip and scratch so easily.
February 16, 2014
Pi$$ Poor Quality
if i could give this negative stars, i would. while visiting Boston, i bought this bag exactly 5 weeks ago and didn't look at any of the reviews. had i, i'd have never purchased this. i've only worn this bag for the last 2 weeks and paint is chipping off of NOT just the bottom of the bag but on the sides! To add insult to injury, the color on the handle straps are also fading. for over $100, this bag should last more than a few weeks, don't you think?!? i live in DC and tried to take it to one of the stores and they said i needed to call GEC bc no one else had brought any of the bags in to complain. one of the girls actually told me this is part of the wear and tear of the bag, and i'm just rubbing against it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! so disappointed.
February 16, 2014
I bought this bag in the blue color last week, despite the reviews warning of how the paint chips. I, like many other of the reviewers, promised to be careful with it and I was! I even minimized how much I carried it!
Despite my carefulness and minimal handling, I saw a speck of white on a strap this morning while I was getting ready at the gym. I thought "No! It can't be!" and it was! The paint was starting to chip from one of the straps.
You can take my review with a grain of salt and I am only speaking my truth, but I don't think it is a matter of "if" the bag will chip, but "when." I wonder if they sprayed a thick lacquer on the bag and called it a day!
Other than the bag's external flaws, the inside was well thought. I loved all the pockets and space to put my gym attire.
Lulu has been gracious and will allow me to return it. I think I will get the Om for All bag that I saw in the store this morning. It looks a lot like this one, but a lot more durable and sturdy!
February 15, 2014
Such a great bag until...
I just bought this bag about a month ago. I LOVED IT until...I started noticing the same things as the comments above. I bought the blue one and noticed that the zippers were very hard to move. I didn't care and continued to use the bag thinking that I had to break it in.
I also started noticing the blue chipping off around the corners as well as on the handles.
The fabric itself is very tough and never "broke" in. Not only is the blue chipping off, the fabric is way too tough and scratches from almost anything! It seems like the bag is painted on with thick acrylic paint - that is EASILY destructible.
Overall, I love almost everything about the bag but the fabric. I love lululemon and purchase frequently but I will not be purchasing a another bag nor will I recommend the bag to anyone.
February 11, 2014
DON'T BUY THIS BAG!
$140 later and I've used the bag maybe a handful of times and 3 out of 4 corners of the bag are rubbing off, whatever material it is, it is chipping off in the corners and I'm furious. Now my bright blue bag has white showing through in the corners...not really the impression I wanted to give carrying around a Lulu bag. I guess what the media is saying about the quality of your products is true...you guys have gone cheap and it is starting to show :( I am thoroughly disappointed, especially since one of your ambassadors has been trying to sell me on Lulu for two years now. This was my first and now last lulu purchase! I'm sticking with Lorna Jane, at least the quality of their products is comparable to the cost.
February 9, 2014
Great Bag! But bad fabric
I love this bag! I am able to use it for school, the gym, and everyday activities in my life!
The only problem I have with this bag is that since I bought it a month ago, the outside fabric has started to peel and come off around the corners. A little disappointing since this is my new bag!
February 3, 2014
Not totally in love
This is the 3rd lulu bag I've owned. I got it as a birthday gift. What I love about this bag is all the great compartments for all my yoga gear. Huge bonus with this bag is the mat strap that keeps the mat outside of the bag, but still secure (my other bags have places for the mat, but inside the main compartment where it takes up all the space). Things I don't really care for (I'm super fussy with bags): I don't like the stiff straps that stick up. They get in my way when I'm digging around inside. I'm not a huge fan of the material (I already have a couple nicks in the fabric and I've had it for 2 weeks), and I really miss not having a big long strap, because when my mat is attached between the straps, I can't sling it over my shoulder.
February 2, 2014