Between the local VIP ticketed soft opening last night and the first 5ish hours in to general access, the 2015 #BOSThrowdown is underway. I’ve been monitoring the @lululemonWHUS twitter handle all morning, plus cruising IG for any photos of prices, selections, hauls, etc.
Here’s a firsthand account from reader Reya, who was in and out by 10a this morning:
Got there around 6:20. Was in the second wave of people let in at maybe 8:05. I think they let 100 people in to start and then Waves of 50. I saw people with some good finds like pretty scubas, last years bumbleberry check “lumberjack” scuba, some if you’re lucky tights and some of the plaid speed shorts. There were definitely some nice finds, just mixed in with SO many duds. I grabbed some groove shorts that I don’t believe were ever in the US.
There were a lot of items with UK tags and sizing but the US size hang tag. Most of what I purchased were UK items.
They were bringing out more racks of stuff steadily and announcing to find what you want and get out, basically. Make sure your merch is getting rung in at the correct prices as you don’t get a detailed receipt and they will cut the hang tags off of EVERYTHING and throw them away. You cannot keep the tags. (Haha to you, eBay sharks!)
Here’s a map for tomorrow. Enter straight ahead women’s tops on middle row of racks all separated by sizes. That’s it. No sections for tanks/hoodies etc. just all thrown together by size. The right row of rolling racks are women’s bottoms. The left row are men’s followed by ivivva. All sports bras, headbands, scarves m, mittens etc are in the boxes to your immediate left when you walk in. More boxed wrap around the left wall with tote bags and backpacks. A few yoga mats, water bottles, and socks were in middle of men’s and ivivva. Far right well was boxes of slitty sweaters haha you know the ones I’m talking about.
There ARE fitting “rooms” in the back by where the checkout entrance is. It’s just a huge cornered off area with mirrors. Everyone pretty much had their piles thrown about the perimeter of the room. You can probably find better things in discard piles than on the racks. I think I covered most of it.
As for line wait times, I believe it’s currently under an hour. Throughout the morning, their twitter machine was indicating 1.5-2 hours to get in, which was likely just a backup of all the early birds. The estimated wait times started to decrease around 11am. I’m not sure how lucky I will be tomorrow with this, given that being a work day and all, I’m sure today is a much lighter crowd than tomorrow’s madness.
BEWARE: I’m seeing more than just a small handful of people on Twitter and Fbook claiming they were overcharged. Do your math before you get up to the cash register. Make sure you’re good with the amount you paid BEFORE walking away.
Itemized receipts are NOT being given out, and hang tags are being cut off at the point of sale (which I am ok with, this discourages evil ebay stockpilers, as Reya mentioned above).
Per an article I found on Boston.com last night, it sounds like there will at least be food trucks & entertainment to help pass the wait all weekend long.
I know. I have stuff to do at work. Then I have a massage appt at 5:30 after work. Then, it’s straight anticipatory ants in my pants before hitting the road tomorrow morning. Or, ya know… the standard Friday night routine of pizza & wine in none other than my lululemon Aligns.
See what I did there?