lululemon chicago 2012

lululemon 2012 warehouse sale chicago
We’d be lying if we said there was no correlation between deep dish pizzas and the geographical location of the first ever US warehouse sale - or as Oprah would say “the 2012 lululemon waaaaarehouse saaaaaaaaaaale!” Read on for dates, times, locations and all that jazz.

lululemon chicago 2012

January 27-29, 2012

hours of operation
Friday (Jan 27) 9am – 9pm
Saturday (Jan 28) 9am – 9pm
Sunday (Jan 29) 9am – 9pm

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road,
Rosemont, IL

For more details, check out our facebook page or follow us on twitter @lululemonwhus for in the moment updates!

what to expect

what’s in the boxes?
Let’s just say if we were to lay all the product out side by side it would be as long as the Sears Tower is high. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch but in all seriousness we’ve got tons of luon for both women and men.

good things come to those who wait
Yes, expect lines but good things come to those who wait. Our lines will be indoors (take that, Chitown winter!) and will have ample entertainment (think music and demos).

check, please!
Before hopping in the line, you’ll meet our bag-check team. It is mandatory to check all coats and bags – think, two hands to shop with. All your essentials will go into an individual clear plastic bag. An outfit with a pocket (or two) will be your best warehouse sale companion. Just enough room for your crucial belongs (e.g. cell phone, cash or cards, I.D.) and totally hands free.

the essentials
Did you get that? Cash, debit or credit cards, and I.D.
*giftcards will not be accepted at the warehouse sale

navigating the sea of luon
All products will be organized by size with sections for men, women and accessories. There will be layouts and maps around so no one gets lost, as well as plenty of educators to answer any questions that may come up.

try it on for size
There will be separate communal change rooms for both men and women. Wear easy slip-off clothes if you’re planning to try things on for size.

Chitown, are you ready to throw your diamonds in the sky and get yoga high? 

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Any warehouse sales planned for Florida in 2012?

I’m from Chicago, but am unable to make it in for the big sale. Thanks for any info.

Comment by Julia — January 19, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

This. Is. Awesome. Cannot wait, I’ll be going all three days!!! (:

Comment by Shenna jean — January 20, 2012 @ 6:09 am

Hi there…just a heads up your Facebook Event link is not working above…you have one character at the end of the URL that needs to be deleted! =-)

Comment by Chi-Town Cheapskate — January 20, 2012 @ 6:35 am

what about a philly sale??? or even NYC!

Comment by Becca — January 20, 2012 @ 6:43 am

SO excited for this. One question: will you guys be accepting Lulu giftcards as payment for the Warehouse Sale? Thanks!

Comment by Ashlee Piper — January 20, 2012 @ 8:03 am

@julia – doesn’t look like there are plans for a sale in Florida right now but keep checking back ’cause you just never know!

@Chi-Town Cheapskate – thanks for the tip! all fixed now :)

@Ashlee unfortunately you won’t be able to use giftcards at the warehouse sale! Cash, debit and credit only!

Comment by Allessia — January 20, 2012 @ 9:03 am

can you PLEASE have one in California?!

Comment by courtney — January 20, 2012 @ 10:06 am

-Can we bring a tablet PC in? (I need to keep my SO entertained).

Comment by Lana — January 20, 2012 @ 10:06 am

So are the items actually on “sale”, as in discounted? Or is it a lot of full or mostly full-priced product?

Comment by Michelle — January 20, 2012 @ 11:45 am

Will you have one in Minneapolis?

Comment by Ira — January 20, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

Will there be parking available? I may have to rent a u-haul for this.

Comment by billiegirl — January 20, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

can i bring a crossover purse or does that need to be checked also

Comment by michele — January 20, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

Agree with Courtney! PLEASE have a warehouse sale in California!

Comment by Janet — January 21, 2012 @ 8:44 am

Can we bring/wear an wristlet with us to shop with?

Comment by maria — January 21, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

Will you put out new merchandise each morning or is it critical to be there on day one of the sale to find your size

Comment by RSL — January 22, 2012 @ 6:21 am

What discounts are offered?

Comment by Meg — January 22, 2012 @ 7:31 am

Is most of the stuff going to be full priced? Will everything be on sale? How big were the sales in the past?

Comment by Isabelle — January 22, 2012 @ 7:51 am

Any idea of prices? Will prices be the same as in-store sale prices or, say 1/2 off of those prices? Thanks!

Comment by Kathleen — January 22, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

Bring cash, here in Ottawa first day shoppers got 10% off with cash. Prices were 79. for hoodies, 55. for pants, 39. for bags. Really great deals on the last day of the sale prices were cut, and they had 5 mens items for 100. Get their the first day is you want the best selection, they restocked each day with different stuff, but ran out of a lot of things the first day.

Comment by Crystal — January 22, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

Thanks for your questions everyone! To keep up to date with everything, I highly recommend keeping an eye on the Facebook event page here: and following the special Twitter account @lululemonWHUS

We’ll be posting updates before and during the event at these two locations, as well as answering everyone’s questions.

@lana- feel free to bring something to keep you entertained. Our team there will also do their best to make sure you are having fun while you wait. There is a mandatory coat check, so you will be able to have your item safely stored awhile when you go inside the event.

@Michelle @Meg @Isabelle @Kathleen – all product at the warehouse sale will be marked down. The amount that an item will be marked down will vary between styles and can vary during the event as our team loves to put on special events during the warehouse sale. We won’t be sure what items are available until the day itself. I always say, if you come with an open mind of what you would like to find, you are bound to find some amazing product.

@RSL – product will be replenished throughout the event until we have no more available. The quantity of a particular product will vary between styles and sizes, so it can happen that an item is sold out earlier on in the warehouse sale.

@billiegirl – there is parking at the convention centre which is $13

@michele – our team there is wanting all bags checked for the event, and I believe that includes purses.


Comment by GEC Online — January 23, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

How about having this warehouse sale in Denver. Lots of you fans in Colorado!

Comment by sandra — January 23, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

Please, please, please have a warehouse sale in London, England!!

Comment by Alison Hope — January 24, 2012 @ 1:33 am

Sooooo jealous!! You’re lucky Chicago, we need one in Boston!!

Comment by Robin — January 24, 2012 @ 6:17 am

Will you be having a sale in Michigan?

Comment by Jes — January 24, 2012 @ 6:37 am


Comment by Natalie — January 24, 2012 @ 7:14 am

Are we able to phone in orders and get them mailed to us?

Comment by Lindsay — January 24, 2012 @ 10:40 am

Hey Lindsay,
We will not be taking phone orders. Guests will need to attend the event to purchase the items available. Thanks for your question,

Comment by GEC Online — January 24, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

Will the sale include ivivva?

Comment by MEg — January 24, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

Hi was wondering would you allow a stroller? As I don’t have a baby sitter for my son this weekend

Comment by R — January 25, 2012 @ 7:02 am


Comment by Lolo — January 25, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

Hey Meg,
Yes, I do believe there will be ivivva product available.

Hey R,
Yes, we do allow strollers at the warehouse sale. All bags will need to be checked, but our team there will be giving out large ziplock bags. So if you need anything for your little one, you can pop them in there to take them in.

Comment by GEC — January 25, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

I have a few visa gift cards, will those be accepted?

Comment by Shannon — January 25, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

what if i get out there at 7:00 tomrrow and there is a 2 hour long line? are you going to turn me away?

Comment by Missy — January 26, 2012 @ 10:30 am

come to los angeles!!

Comment by christina — January 26, 2012 @ 10:33 am

Do you need extra help at the sale this weekend? I am available everyday and can send you my resume. Thank you!

Comment by Julie — January 26, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

Hey Shannon,

We will be accepting Visa gift cards at the warehouse sale, can’t wait to see you there!

Hi Missy,

It’s tough to tell what what wait times will look like but we recommend keeping a close eye on our events page: as that will let you know how the warehouse sale is looking.

Hey Julie,

Thank you for the kind offer, but our teams are all set for the warehouse sale this weekend!

~ Siya

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 26, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

I am so jealous Chi town… Are you guys planning to have one in California?

Comment by Gladys — January 26, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

Will I be able to receive my typical fitness instructor discount?

Comment by Megan — January 27, 2012 @ 8:01 am

Are sale items final sales, or what is your return policy in case we are buying gifts?

Comment by Dawn — January 27, 2012 @ 9:54 am

Yes please…California!!! There are so many of us out here!!!!

Comment by Skygirl879 — January 27, 2012 @ 10:00 am

Hey Everyone!

This is the first time we’ve brought our warehouse party to our lovely neighbours south of the 49th parallel. We’re having an amazing time so you never know where we may show up next! We’ll put in your vote for brining it to the west coast.

The R&D discount will not apply to any purchases at the sale but there will be some awesome surprises!

All sales are final so there won’t be any returns or exchanges. If you’re purchase a gift for someone, you’ll want to make sure you have the correct size.

Hope to see you all there!


Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 28, 2012 @ 11:24 am

what are the lines like on Sat afternoon?

Comment by Kate — January 28, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

Are there any black Scuba fur hoodies at this warehouse sale? Would you hold one for a hour, my friend will pick it up for me. They ran out online and I sooooooooooo want one!!!!!

Comment by Helen Kamlet — January 28, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

Are there men’s items?

Comment by Greg — January 29, 2012 @ 8:43 am

Denver warehouse sale>>>???

Comment by Jessica — January 29, 2012 @ 10:15 am

AWESOME sale!!! Thanks for coming to Chitown. My 14 year old daughter got her 1st limited edition scuba and it probably won’t be her last – we are love lulu! Come back soon!!!!!

Comment by Julia — January 29, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

Can you help? I worked for a few hours at the warehouse sale (Sunday) then shopped (drove down from Milwaukee to work!) Bought 3 Scuba Hoodies with fur for $39 each (and some other stuff) and came home with only 2 in my bags. I was at cashier #17 at about 2:00pm. I have my receipt too! Is there anything you can do for me? Size 6 is missing and it was the one that was white on top and graded down to gray on the bottom. THANK you!!! BTW.. I’m part of the new Third Ward Store team in Milwaukee opening in 2 weeks! Ya hoo!!!

Comment by Cindy Kading-Hein — January 29, 2012 @ 7:34 pm


@Greg We did have a selection of men’s garments at our warehouse sale this past weekend.

@ Kading-Hein Sorry to hear about this! Give us a call at the Guest Education Centre (1.877.263.9300) or send us an email at and we’d love to take a look into this for you.

~ Siya

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 30, 2012 @ 10:42 am

Will you be coming back to Chicago? I am literally sick that I missed it!

Comment by Lindsay — February 3, 2012 @ 11:51 am

When is the next warehouse sale in Chicago?

Comment by Georgia P — February 7, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

will there be another chicago warehouse sale???
i missed it and I’m dying.

Comment by grace — April 1, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

or open up an outlet in chicago, I WOULD GO THERE EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by grace — April 1, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

Thanks for all of the questions! It’s wonderful to hear you would love us to bring the warehouse sale back to Chicago again. At the moment, we haven’t set any plans for future warehouse sales, however, we will be sure to do another post like this so everyone is in the loop.


Comment by GEC Online — April 2, 2012 @ 10:57 am

when i found out about this i burst out crying. i missed it and i am depressed..:’(

Comment by name — April 8, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

Bring a warehouse sale to Utah, there’s tons of lululemon fans out here!

Comment by Wendy — May 24, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

any plans yet for a 2013 warehouse sale?

Comment by jeff — September 24, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

You guys really need to open an outlet store here in Chicago, I went to the one in Orlando on a really busy day for the mall and the Lulu outlet was empty! You’d sell out every day if you opened one here.

Comment by Jen — October 23, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

Was wondering if there will be another Warehouse Sale in Chicago in January? Had so much fun the first time and found some great pieces! I agree with the others about opening an outlet store, it would fly off the shelves! Here’s hoping for Warehouse Sale Chicago 2013

Comment by Brian G — November 15, 2012 @ 10:23 am

I was wondering when there will be another wearhouse sale? I plan my trips around them! :)

Comment by Marisa — November 22, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

Hey guys,
Still now word on when or where the next event might be. We normally change it up for each event. We often will hear about it a month or two before the big weekend! As soon as we have any confirmed details, we will be sure to do a similar post like this, so keep your eyes out for it.

Comment by GEC Online — November 23, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

Instead of a wear house outlet, why not reduce prices and make it affordable for humble yoga lovers who want to connect to Mother Earth in an elegant lululemon outfit.

Comment by Ghada Michael — December 1, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

I am also looking to find out the time and the location of the next warehouse sale…Chicago needs one! :)

Comment by Joanna — December 23, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

Hi Joanna,
No updates on the details of the next warehouse sale yet however keep a close eye on our social channels or posts like this for more details.
~ Siya
Social Media Educator

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — December 26, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

Isn’t it usually around this time you announce the warehouse sale location?? Thanks!

Comment by LoriWalter — January 2, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

Hi LoriWalter,
The dates and locations can change each year so it’s best to keep an eye on our social media channels for more information. As soon as we have details to share, we’ll post them through our social channels.
~ Siya

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 3, 2013 @ 8:58 am

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