LuLaRoe recently announced a two-year collaboration with Disney. We all knew that the LuLaRoe Disney prices would be more expensive, so I can’t say that I’m surprised by the new price list that just came out. Considering that I think the items are already overpriced for the quality you’re getting, the LuLaRoe prices for the new Disney items just isn’t worth it.
Of course, the consultants won’t tell you that.
First, let’s take a look at the regular LuLaRoe prices for the items that will also be offered as Disney items:
Dresses & Skirts
Carly – $55
Cassie – $35
Classic T – $35
Irma – $35
Randy – $35
Kids Leggings – $23
Mae – $32
Sloan – $28
Tween Leggings – $23
OS/TC Leggings – $25
Now, let’s take a look at the LuLaRoe Disney Prices:
Dresses & Skirts
Carly – $65
Cassie – $38
Classic T – $40
Irma – $44
Randy – $42
Kids Leggings – $24
Mae – $40
Sloan – $34
Tween Leggings – $25
OS/TC Leggings – $30
In some cases, the markup isn’t bad. Kids leggings go up to $1. So if you think that $23 is a reasonable price to pay for a pair of leggings for a kid (I certainly do not), then what’s one more dollar? The Cassie skirt only goes up to $3. Not terrible.
But then there are the ridiculous markups. An extra $10 for a Carly dress? In my opinion, the Carly dress is just a giant oversized t-shirt. Sure, if styled right, some of them can be cute, but I’m not paying $65 for a glorified sleep shirt, even if it does have my beloved Mickey Mouse on it. The Irma top (a slightly different shaped oversized t-shirt) increases in price by $9. The Randy shirt at least has some structure to it, and it goes up to $8.
Leggings, the product for which LuLaRoe is known, increase by $5 for the adult sizes. So now they’re asking you to pay $30 (plus shipping and tax, depending on where and how you buy) for a pair of leggings that they admit are prone to tearing.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a Disney fanatic. I own multiple Disney t-shirts and I go to the parks at least once a year. But my t-shirts? They were all bought at places like Target, where you can buy a cute Disney top for under $20. Also, while you can technically wear LuLaRoe items in many different settings (though I am personally still against leggings as pants), I’m not sure that adults should be regularly wearing Disney-related items. As casual wear, on vacation, around the house, sure, wear what you want. But if I’m paying $65 for a dress, I want to get some use out of it.
I think some people were hoping for a quality increase with this new Disney line, but we have heard nothing of the sort from LuLaRoe. (And based on some of the photos I’ve seen, the styles aren’t exactly what I would consider more attractive either.) So the question is whether or not you want LuLaRoe Disney prices for low-quality merchandise simply because they feature Disney characters?
I’m interested to see the items that come out with this new collaboration. I have a feeling that these will be much like a lot of the other LuLaRoe items – certain patterns fly off the virtual shelves while consultants are stuck holding on to the uglier ones, unable to move them regardless of any Disney affiliation.
The more I read about LuLaRoe, the more I think that this was a company that grew too big too fast. Their initial products were nice – made in the USA and higher quality. But now, as items are rushed to market and they’re looking to make an even bigger profit, the quality is suffering. And not only are the customers paying for it, but the consultants are paying for it as well. If you’re considering selling LuLaRoe, do yourself a favor and do some serious research. Look at all the consultants hosting “Going Out Of Business” sales and ask them why they’re leaving the company. I think you’ll learn quite a bit.
Unlike the quality and price that Spectrum offers. It is another story of collaboration and coming together but with reliable and economical services.
Megan is a 30-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.