Why You Should Take Advantage Of Lululemon's Hemming Service

First established in 1998 by Chip Wilson, Lululemon has grown into one of the leading athleisure retailers in the last few years, with profits only going up despite the hit many stores have taken due to the pandemic (via The Wall Street Journal). Although some would say Lululemon's products are expensive and outside of a typically affordable price range, many still associate the word leggings with Lululemon. This is partly due to their incredibly soft feeling and figure-hugging silhouette that doesn't shift no matter the workout you undertake (via CBS News). 

The company recently delved into the world of footwear, with the first launch of Lululemon's running shoes hitting stores in March 2022 on National Women's Day (via Forbes). The other three trainer-style shoes will be released over the course of 2022, all with a focus on "female-specific engineering." This launch seems to have been a success. However, as outlined in Marie Claire, the shoes are best for shorter distances rather than marathons and they aren't the most supportive for sprinting. 

Additionally, Lululemon doesn't just sell leggings and trainers — they have a tennis collection and plenty of other items to go along with their most popular pieces (via PopSugar).

This service isn't well known amongst Lululemon customers

What you might not have known is that Lululemon actually offers a tailoring service that is — wait for it — completely free. TikTok user Sonali let her followers know she owned a pair of leggings that had started to look past their best due to pilling and holes. She discovered the Lululemon hemming service and immediately set out to take advantage of it by cropping her old leggings into a pair of biker shorts that are, in her words, "so cute."

This hem hack is perfect if you're on the shorter side or prefer a cropped cut over full length. The official policy is outlined on Lululemon's website and confirms the retail giant does indeed offer "complimentary hemming on tops and pants across at all of our stores." Fortunately, no receipt or tags are needed either, meaning you can use this service for older items as well as newer ones. 

In fact, this service also applies if you bought your tops and leggings used or secondhand. As stated in a list of Lululemon secrets from Style Democracy, you can still get these items altered and hemmed if you ask in store. It isn't just hemming, either. Ripped seams and holes can be mended too, making your Lululemon leggings a good long term investment.

There are plenty of tips to help you get the most out of your purchase

A hemming service isn't the only secret Lululemon has under its belt. Based on the list compiled on Style Democracy by a bunch of former Lululemon employees, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you get the most for your money. 

A major tip is that Lululemon adds new products to its website every Tuesday around 6:15 p.m. This stock is full priced, but a trick Lululemon often uses is to drop limited stock to drive demand and then add more later on. Nevertheless, if you change your mind about anything you've purchased, the return policy is relatively laidback as well and allows customers to exchange one item for another even outside of the return window. Plus, if you're always losing receipts, entering your phone number at checkout means the cashier can link the return to your account without any receipt required. 

If you're unsure about the high price of Lululemon products, you can also price match a product that is cheaper online or vice versa. No more waiting for your discounted leggings to come in the mail, as you can get them for the same price and wear them on the same day. 

Now that you know these tips and tricks, you may want to consider purchasing a pair of Lululemon leggings. If their hemming service is anything to go by, you'll be able to wear them for life.