In case you have been on a social media hiatus for the past 5 years or so, LuLaRoe is a company that burst onto the Facebook group party scene with brightly patterned leggings and has grown into a full-family clothing line. With leggings still a part of the picture, other offerings include dresses for kids and adults, layering pieces and coats and some handsome options for the man in your life.
LuLaRoe is a stylish and affordable clothing company that depends on its consultants to promote the brand. To become a LuLaRoe retailer, you'll need to contact a current consultant who will give you access to the application. While you're waiting to place your first order, you can start setting up your social media pages and planning pop-up parties that will sell the LuLaRoe clothing.
The LulaRich cast consists of former LulaRoe retailers, former employees, the founders of the company, and one current consultant. Courtney Harwood joins the docuseries in LulaRich Episode 1, detailing her experience with the LulaRoe onboarding package in 2015. The startup cost at that time was $5,355 for a total of 305 pieces of LulaRoe clothing. She took out a loan from a credit union to start her business.
When a potential retailer goes to the LulaRoe enrollment website, they can find the current price to join the company by entering their name and email address. As of Sept. 14, 2021, the LulaRoe onboarding package costs $499, drastically different from what the retailers paid in LulaRich. That price comes with 65 pieces of inventory. According to the enrollment page, the value of all of the clothing in the package is $2,405.
But all that is changing. Enter LuLaRoe! What is LuLaRoe you ask It is a clothing line, sold through online pop-up and home parties that offers high quality, affordable, comfortable but stylish clothing that can be worn day into night. (You can find their story here -story-home).
Leggings in super cute prints and solids, longer, comfy shirts that are high enough cut at the neck to maintain modesty when bending over small children and long enough to not ride up in back, longer but comfy skirts and stylish but practical dresses (pockets anyone) that flatter a variety of figure types and sizes and with a couple quick accessories thrown in, go from fashionable work/play clothing during the day to a great date night outfit in seconds.
Their clothing comes in sizes to meet nearly every need from XXS to 3XL, so almost everyone can find something they love. And if you wash them per instructions (simple!), the colors stay vibrant and the clothes stay nice looking. Because LuLaRoe makes shopping and purchasing online so very easy, people love them. Not to mention the fabulous customer service of their local reps.
At conferences, the LuLaRoe items that are donated in the fundraisers are by far the hottest ticket item. And at one conference called Nannypalooza (www.nannypalooza.com), that happens in the Fall, there was even be a LuLaRoe vendor at the conference because it is such a great place to sell the clothing line.
I recently had the chance to interview some nannies and Newborn Care Specialists about LuLaRoe clothing (while wearing mine) and here is what many of them had to say about why they love LuLaRoe and wear it to work almost daily.
Amanda Whiting (Nanny): I was actually still working as a stylist for Stella & Dot at the time and was participating in a bazaar on a Saturday morning back in April of 2015. All the consultants from all the companies visit one another's stations and I came across this clothing table...I was skeptical at first. I had paid the $25 price tag before at my local plus size fashion store, Torrid. However, just wasn't completely sold on this idea. They encouraged us to visit the restroom to try on these \"soft-feeling\" items. I decided on a pair of leggings. I thought, why not. These were the original waistband, not the \"yoga band\" they have now. I will always remember that \"butter\" feeling that day and am so happy to have found these amazing pieces.
Amanda: It's a good quality clothing made by hand in many different countries. I love this brand as the community is one of a kind, the product is very unique (prints are only available in about 2500 items across the states and are made in many different styles in that print!) They're super limited, so I love the fact that not many people are walking around your town wearing the same exact print
LuLaRoe clothing is so amazing to me because of the fact that it is insanely comfortable while also being extremely fashion forward. Also, the versatility of each style. There are so any ways to change up each piece.
LuLaRoe is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from vendors who are calling the brand a pyramid scheme. Filed last October, the suit alleges that the Corona, Calif.-based company pressured its vendors to rack up credit card debt, and focused more on getting its retailers to buy in than on actually selling clothing to be worn by customers.
But over the last few weeks, this garish clothing has spread like a spandex pox over my local thrift store. Shirts and skirts and dresses, all so bizarrely ugly, and not a good sort of ugly, but a strange, sad, I-think-maybe-humanity-should-go-extinct kind of ugly. All made from the same weird scrunchy polyester material that makes your crotch sweat just looking at it. The labels stare back at me, LulaRoe printed on every one.
And now it seems that someone is dumping all of their unsold LulaRoe inventory at my local Goodwill. Thousands and thousands of dollars of what I am pretty sure is highly flammable clothing. Every rack was so full that I could reach in and grab handfuls of brand-new LLR clothing without even needing to look.
LuLaRoe Disney Collection offers their Disney prints in other clothing options. They offer their Disney prints in different styles of tops, dresses, and skirts. In my Disney closet, I have one top, 2 dresses, and 1 skirt.
The next hearing in the case is Feb. 28. If it moves ahead, then it could become a class action lawsuit in which all similarly affected Alaska buyers of LuLaRoe clothing would essentially become plaintiffs in the case.
A Corona clothing company that recruited women to sell its merchandise from home has been hit with two lawsuits alleging its promise of bonuses was based on a pyramid scheme that has collapsed, leaving thousands across the country with unsold and unreturnable merchandise.
Much of the leggings, skirts and other clothing purchased by the direct buyers, which the company calls consultants, has never been sold, the lawsuits claim. LuLaRoe sold inventory to thousands of home retailers across the country, oversaturating the market, according to the suits. The consultants were responsible for handling and marketing the items.
You can perform a search for an independent consultant on the LuLaRoe website and contact the consultant nearest you. He or she will announce sales, both online and in-person, and allow you to determine the best way for you to purchase clothing.
LuLaRoe clothing used to be an excellent investment and was once prohibitively pricey for very good reason. MyDyer, their sole manufacturer, created high-quality, elegantly made, and styled works of art for LuLaRoe.
Then, LuLaRoe stopped paying MyDyer and still owes them millions of dollars. LuLaRoe subsequently changed manufacturers, and its clothing is not even close to the same quality as before, but the pricing remains the same.
Buyers don't want to own expensive sub-standard clothing, and it does seem that LuLaRoe's products are of terrible quality. It might be better to find another MLM with an excellent track record you can trust and give LuLaRoe a miss right now.
Attorney Bruce Carlson of law firm Carlson Lynch Sweet Kilpella & Carpenter said LuLaRoe salespeople recently consulted him after learning his firm is representing a Pennsylvania customer who is suing LuLaRoe for allegedly charging tax on purchases she made from the company last year despite the state not taxing clothing sales. Carlson Lynch has not been retained to pursue any legal action on behalf of the sales reps interviewed for this story.
LuLaRoe has long been controversial. In 2017, it faced two lawsuits including a complaint by three California women claiming that LuLaRoe encouraged its sellers to borrow cash and even sell breast milk to purchase clothing that they ultimately couldn't get customers to buy. Both suits also accused the business of unfair business practices and false advertising. 781b155fdc