Lululemon shuts down all stores, continues to pay employees: What to buy online

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With people being encouraged to stay home, avoid large groups and wash hands frequently, many companies are closing their bricks-and-mortar stores to reduce the spread of coronavirus. 

In an effort to keep the general public safe, Lululemon has followed suit, closing their physical shops to reduce customers’ potential exposure to the virus.

“During this extraordinary time there is nothing more important than giving our community the space to be with their friends, family and loved ones. In light of the rapidly changing status of COVID-19, Lululemon has made the decision to close all stores in North America beginning March 16 through March 27,” reads the statement made by the retailer. 

One concern surrounding the closures of stores is staff who work the floor in shops may lose pay. Lululemon addressed this in their statement, reassuring the public that staff will continue to get paid. 

“Lululemon employees will continue to receive pay for all hours they have been scheduled to work and have access to Lululemon’s Global Pay Relief Plan.” 

Continuing their digital workout classes, meditations and mindfulness practices, Lululemon’s website is fully operational – and if you’re looking to support the retailer and their staff, here are our top picks to shop today.

Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25” in Navy

Wunder Train High-rise Tight 25” in navy

These Wunder Train tights received more than 300 reviews with a 4.4 star rating. Customers love the versatility of these tights with the ability to wear them on errands, to yoga or for a run.

“I wore these on a day when I ran to the studio, taught four classes, then ran back and went to a boxing class. An intense day of training and these pants held up AMAZINGLY! I'm very particular with my yoga pants since I teach so much. I only have the Align Pant so I was excited to try out this other variation. I like that they feel as light as the Align but they feel even more compressive which I appreciated while running and boxing,” says one fan.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $98

Define Jacket in Incognito Camo

Define Jacket in incognito camo

The Define Jacket is made for layering. Lightweight and with a flattering fit, this cozy jacket will keep you warm whether you’re commuting to the gym or going for a hike. Customers recommend sizing up two sizes.

“Great quality, good looking jacket. Runs very small! I bought one for each of my daughters. My daughter that usually wears a 4, needs a size 8. My daughter that usually wears size 00, needs a size 2,” warns one reviewer.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $128

Enlite Bra Weave in Black

Enlite Bra Weave in black

The ultimate test in sports bras, running requires the perfect bra for supportive comfort. This Enlite Bra gives comfort, movement management, and a natural shape.

“Love this sports bra! It is so supportive and holds my large (34D) breasts in place for running. The material is very soft and comfortable. The back clasp is practically invisible so shirts lay smooth over it. There is also a small dip in the front for cleavage, so I can feel cute when working out,” reads one review.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $98

Dance Studio Jogger in Dark Olive

Dance Studio Jogger in dark olive

Perfect for post-workout, these joggers are great for wearing over your gym gear or running weekend errands. These pants are comfortable and versatile – even nurses swear by them.

“My favourite Lulu piece right now! I can wear them when I’m working as a nurse and also when I’m home being a mom to my four boys. Worth every penny!” raves one customer.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $98

All Yours Boyfriend Tee in Yachtie Stripe

All Yours Boyfriend Tee in yachtie stripe

Perfect for staying in and getting cozy, this tee in a slouchy fit is best worn when working from home, going to a weekend brunch, or wearing “everywhere” according to customers.

“I wear this tee everywhere. I love that it is a bit longer and a more relaxed fit. It is so soft and amazing. It does fit bigger as I think it's supposed to. I usually wear a 6 or 8 in tops as I am bigger chested, but I went with the 6 and it fits perfect. I can't wait to buy it in more colours,” reads one review.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $58

Om and On Dress in Sandlot

Om and On Dress in sandlot

When you think of Lululemon, you likely wouldn’t think of dresses, but this Om and On Dress is a bestseller — and for good reason. With 4.6 stars, customers love the flattering dress.

“Super cute, got it in both colours! I'm going to wear it with some wedge sneakers... I'm usually a 4-6 in Lulu dresses, and got a XS and it was perfect. I like it to hug the curves a bit. I carry most of my weight in my bottom half, and just know that this is a super cute dress for curvy women,” says one customer.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $118 (originally $178)

Wunder Under Crop II 23” in Black

Wunder Under Crop 11 23” in black

Versatile in a crop for warmer weather, these leggings are made to lunge, ride or flow. Minimal seaming, a wide waistband, and performance fabric make these perfect for workouts.

“I love these! I also have them in an olive green colour and bought the black so it matches more. They fit great, the scallop and mesh are cute details. I receive lots of compliments on them,” says on customer.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $88

Runderful Long Sleeve in Green Algae

Runderful Long Sleeve in green algae

Perfect for layering, this long-sleeve tee is made for going for runs, or wearing under jackets or vests. With a 4-star rating, customers love this shirt for feeling warm and comforted.

“I fell in love with it on the first wear. It hugs your body comfortably, it's warm, and the cuffs are ideal to keep your wrists warm! I love the feel of the Rulu material. Keep in mind, it is a fitted shirt. I straddle a 6/8 and went with an 8 – made the right call on that,” reads one review.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $98

City Adventurer Backpack in Black Gold

City Adventurer Backpack in black gold

Perfect for commuting to work, packing your gym gear or for a weekend getaway, this backpack is a Lululemon best-seller with more than 500 reviews.

“Love this backpack! It is super light, yet durable and easy to use. As a working mom of two kids, it has become a part of my daily routine and goes with me everywhere. It carries my laptop with ease, and still leaves plenty of room for snacks and diapers! Super versatile and the fabric is very soft,” says one customer.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $128

Love Tank Pleated in Daydream

Love Tank Pleated in daydream

This tank is a gym essential, perfect for layering or wearing before or to practice. This tank top is a favourite thanks to its flowy fit with four stars and more than 500 reviews.

“I love this tank. I wish I had bought a smaller size but that’s on me, not the product. It is very soft and flowing. I bought a 12 as that is the size I buy for other tank tops, this is not a fitted top so I would recommend sizing down,” says one customer.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $38

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