Hot Site: Lulu's Fashion Lounge Delivers Affordable Trends

Monday, February 12, 2007

I have to admit, I have a special place in my heart dedicated to Lulu's Fashion Lounge. Long before this hip purveyor of budget-conscious fashion became an online retailer, it was an upstart clothing store in the then fashion deprived northern California town of Chico. Lulu's one and only bricks-and-mortar store is still going strong in Chico, located mere blocks from the Cal State Chico University campus-- my alma mater. I spent many a lunch break at Lulu's combing through their racks of fun clothing with my best friend looking for our Thursday night going out attire.

Time marches on, but my love of Lulu's Fashion Lounge hasn't changed a bit. I still stop by their store every time I'm in Chico, and their fabulous online store keeps me going in between visits. The huge online Lulu's store features budget conscious versions of all of the hottest trends and their "new arrivals" section really does get new additions each and every day. Think of Lulu's as a quaint, girly-girl version of megastore H&M-- hot trends at super low prices that sell out quick!

Groove Candy Striped Flats
What can you find at Lulu's Fashion Lounge? A recent browse through their New Arrivals section turned up trendy striped canvas flats (left) for $29.00, a super sweet cotton skirt with red mini polka dots and eyelet trim for $28.00, and a chic pewter rose necklace for only $6.00. The shoe section at Lulu's carries a huge variety of footwear ranging from bargain priced designer "lookalikes" to big brand names like Steve Madden, Nicole Jameson, Madeline, and Kenzie that are priced above $50. A must-see is the accessories department where you can find everything from headbands and belts to funky rhinestone pendants and carved wood bangle bracelets. Once you become a devoted fan of Lulu's Fashion Lounge (I know you will!) you can pick up some Lulu's logowear online. The adorable Lulu's logo comes in dozens of variations, such as the leopard print logo on a brown tank top shown below right, and is imprinted on tanks, tees, and even bags!

Lulu's Fashion Lounge Logo Tank Top - Leopard on Brown
Ready to go shopping? Lulu's Fashion Lounge offers first time customers a $5.00 off Coupon Code when you sign up to receive Lulu's e-mail. See their homepage for details. Drawbacks? A few. The jpeg images they use on their website tend to look a little fuzzy, which makes it hard to see details on the items. I have a long history of shopping with Lulu's, so I trust that I will receive quality merchandise despite the poor photography. Also, they do tend to sell out of the hottest items fast and they rarely restock, so if you see something you like definitely snap it up on the spot. Many times I have been disappointed to return to purchase an item only to find that my size is gone. Altogether, Lulu's is a great site for finding super hot trends at super affordable prices.

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