So all you’ve been hearing from your friends lately is how amazing the LuLaRoe leggings are. They’re even called “butter leggings” because they’re so incredibly soft. You decide “I had better get some of these leggings! But how in the world do I buy LuLaRoe?”
You can’t just go online and order from the LuLaRoe website. LuLaRoe works only through distributors, women (and sometimes men) who buy the items from LuLaRoe and then re-sell them to customers
These people are called stylists.
“Great, does that mean I somehow have to find a LuLaRoe seller who lives near me? Come on, how do I buy LuLaRoe?”
You don’t necessarily need to find someone who lives near you, but that is an option. Let’s start with the in home sales. LuLaRoe stylists will book parties with hostesses, who invite their friends to come, try on the clothing, and buy their favorites. So ask your friends who are raving about their butter leggings. Did they buy from a local stylist? If so, get in touch with her and find out when her next show is and if you can come.
But let’s be honest, that’s easier said than done. And it’s a lot of work.
The easier way to buy LuLaRoe is through online parties. Facebook is your friend here.
Just about every LuLaRoe stylist has a Facebook group that you can join. And in that group, she will schedule parties. Now, these parties can get a bit crazy, because what you have to remember is that each stylist has a limited number of items. If two people want the same pair of leggings, only one of them is going to get it. And some of these patterns are COVETED.
But let’s go back to your original question. How do I buy LuLaRoe?
Go onto Facebook. Search in groups for LuLaRoe. Join a shopping group. (I also recommend posting on Facebook “Hey Friends! Who is in a LLR group? Add me!” It’s a great way to find good groups that your friends like.)
In the group, you should find the date of the stylist’s next online show. You should also find the stylist’s particular rules regarding how the shows work, but I’ll discuss how the shows work in general.
Let’s say that a show is scheduled to run from 8pm on Thursday until 8pm on Friday. That means that at 8pm on Thursday, the stylist will upload photos of all the items she has to sell. And if you’re a serious buyer, you probably want to be online right when the show starts. To find the photos, click on “Photos” at the top of the group and then click “Albums.” From there, you can select the items you want to look at.
When you see a piece of clothing that you absolutely HAVE to have, type SOLD in the comments. Now, here’s where reading the stylist’s rules comes in. Some stylists require you to also include your email address. Others have other particular things they need you to do. Sometimes, if you want a particular piece and someone else has already typed SOLD, you can type SOLD NEXT, so if that person changes their mind or doesn’t pay, you get the next grab at it.
Once you’ve finished your shopping, some stylists will have you fill out a form, indicating what all you’ve claimed. Again, READ THE RULES for the show.
In the next day or so, the stylist will send you an invoice from the LuLaRoe system (known as Audrey), where you can enter your payment information. Note – if the stylist doesn’t use the LLR system and asks you to just PayPal them, I would be wary. For now, stick to the official LLR system for purchases.
Once you’ve paid, the stylist will ship off your package and your leggings will be on your doorstep in no time!
You can join multiple Facebook groups to shop, and you can also sometimes find multi-consultant shopping events, where a bunch of different stylists will post their wares together. Once you’ve figured it out, it’s pretty easy to search and buy. And be ready – LLR has some special seasonal stuff that comes out, and the consultants don’t always get very much. So be on the lookout for Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween, and Christmas leggings!
And that’s is how you buy LuLaRoe.
For more on this, check out my articles on LuLaRoe start up costs and making money with LuLaRoe.
Megan is a 40-something government employee in the Washington, DC area. She got interested in Personal Finance when she got out of college and realized that her paycheck wasn’t going to go as far as she had hoped. Since starting this blog, she has managed to buy a house and make a solid start on her retirement goals, and hopes to help others do the same. Here is her story:
In 2007, I was a gainfully employed 20-something with no debt but not a lot of knowledge about personal finance. It was a co-worker’s comment about Roth IRAs that sent me to the internet, searching for information. It was then that I realized that I really didn’t know a whole lot about personal finance and that my current financial situation was due a lot to inherent frugal tendencies, generous family members, a fear of debt, and good luck. While that was working for me, clearly I needed a better plan.
While I had no debt, I was also pretty much living paycheck to paycheck and not worrying about going over budget (I say this as if I had a real budget) because I had an emergency fund set aside to cover any overages.
Except that’s not what an emergency fund is for.
So I did a lot of research, read a lot of blogs, and decided that I needed a plan. I needed to budget. I needed to know what I was spending my money on. I needed to prepare for the future.
I decided to create a blog not only to make myself accountable to others but also to share the knowledge that I gained along the way. I’ve learned so much from my fellow bloggers, and I hope that my readers can find something useful in what I have to share as well.
Money Beagle says
My wife buys these occasionally. She’s actually found a couple of medium sized groups that she’s had better luck with. The larger groups she found had a lot of stuff but everybody knew about them and they’d sell out quickly. The really small groups didn’t get very much product so it seemed like somewhere in the middle is the right size group to watch out for.
Either way I think this is a pretty popular fad that I’m guessing will be exhausted in the next year or so. Just my prediction 🙂