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Lululemon Factory Outlet in Burlington, Washington, Closest to Vancouver, BC

I went to visit the Lululemon factory outlet store in Burlington, Washington. The address is 296 Fashion Way! Have you ever wondered what kind of deals they have there?

Lululemon Factory Outlet in Burlington, Washington, Closest to Vancouver, BC

Lululemon Factory Outlet in Burlington, Washington, Closest to Vancouver, BC

I have gone to this store for many years. This is now the closest factory outlet store to Vancouver, now that they closed down the only one a few months ago. I think the closest Canadian factory outlet is in the next province, in Grand Prairie, Alberta.

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Burlington, Washington is around an hour drive from the BC/Washington state border. At any given time, the parking lot beside the store will have lots of BC licence plates!

Here is the outside of the store. They have the usual look of a retail store.

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There are posters of Lululemon ambassadors.

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There is a small section that has regularly priced items. The rest of the store has mostly discounted items.

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There is a mens section that has gotten larger over the years.

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At the back is a fitting room area. Most times that I am there, there is a long line to try on clothing.

Here is an accessories section. I have seen water bottles, head bands, visors, caps, belts, gloves, socks, bags, etc over the years.

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Today, caps and visors are a bargain at $5 each!

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Here is the bra section in the back.

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This section in the back shows racks and racks of tops. Here is a rack of blue fast track tanks for 2 for $39.

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Here is a rack of make it count tanks for only $19 each.

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Here is a rack of red and white fast track tanks for only 2 for $39.

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Here is another section of tops. See how many size 12 tops there are, quite a few.

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This is the $19 wall close to the fitting rooms.

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Here is a close up of one of the $19 rompers.

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Here is another $19 rack with crop pants and pink groove pants.

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Here is a rack of $44 sweatpants.

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Here is a rack of luminous pants that are 2 for $49.

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These are luminous pants for 2 for $49.

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I love these pants but they didn’t have my size. I love pants with zippers.

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This is a table of scuba hoodies at the front of the store.

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Here is a rack of pants on the floor. They are grouped according to size.

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Here is another $19 special, mens pants.

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This is a whole rack of size 12, again, lots of the larger sizes are available contrary to the false accusations that Lululemon doesn’t stock larger sizes.

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This is another rack of sale pants.

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This is inversion pants on sale for $24!

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Here is another $24 to $34 rack.

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Here’s another deals rack.

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And another…

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Here is a wall of assorted shorts in the back.

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Here is the usual chalkboard calendar that is seen in many of the stores.

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You can see an announcement for free yoga class here.

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I’m glad that we still have this factory outlet close by to go to. I never know what I will find but I usually find something to go home with!


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Vancouver’s Only Lululemon Factory Outlet Closes Today-The END

Sunday, April 21st, was the last day of BC’s only Lululemon factory outlet, in Burnaby, not far from Vancouver.

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Vancouver’s Only Lululemon Factory Outlet Closes Today-The END

I had heard rumors of the factory outlet closing for a long time but I never actually thought that it would really close! I remember the first factory outlet that I shopped out, on Clark drive in East Vancouver. This one in Burnaby was open at that location for the last few years.

When asked why they were closing, Lululemon said that:

‘Lululemon has decided to change the outlet strategy, choosing to not have outlets in major urban centres. You can still find mark down items on the “we made too much” section on lululemon.com, as well the retail stores will have a mark down rack in stores now, so we are confident you will be able to find our favorite pieces!’

So for locals, the closest factory outlet will be across the border, in Burlington, Washington state, which is also popular. Any time I’ve every been there, the parking lot is mostly BC plates. I have gone there many times and have found a lot of great deals! In Canada, the closest factory outlet is in the next province, in Grand Prairie, Alberta.

I went on facebook to find a special event page created, The E.N.D party. I added myself to the ‘going’ list.

The E.N.D event would include:

  • free yoga class
  • free dance class
  • Music by DJ all day
  • dinner catered by Healthfare restaurant

What I was interested in was seeing if there would be some last chance bargains to pick up!

I signed up for the dinner which was at 4:30 PM. The outlet was to close at 4 PM. I planned to be there around 3 PM. I thought that an hour of shopping would work up an appetite. I had thought of taking advantage of the free yoga and free dance but I already had my free yoga class from another Lululemon store in the morning. The weather was also looking iffy, so I wasn’t crazy about the idea of dancing or doing yoga outside.

I got there at 3PM and to my utter shock there was this sign on the door.

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I knocked on the door and talked to somebody who said that they had sold out earlier in the day, 12:45 PM! I couldn’t believe it! I was so disappointed! Somebody on facebook had said that everything on Sunday was 50% off the last price so I was really looking forward to that! Saturday’s price discount was $10 off the last price. They updated the facebook page about running out of product, but I had checked the event page, not the general page. Judging from how many people came by, they hadn’t known either.

I couldn’t believe that I had driven all that distance (40 minutes from the Lululemon flagship store in Kitsilano) and ended up empty-handed! It was also still another 90 minutes before the dinner. I was half tempted to just throw the towel in and go home. As I sat in my car waiting, I saw dozens of people expecting to snag a last-minute bargain from the factory outlet and also being disappointed. Who would have thought that they would sell out absolutely everything?

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Anyway, we went in and were greeted warmly by the outlet’s staff. They will all go to other Lululemon positions after the outlet closes. The tables were decorated and we got little packets of green tea and Hershey’s kisses! We also enjoyed coconut water, too.

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All the tables were decorated for the dinner catered by local restaurant, HealthFare. It was amazing! There were also a number of absolutely decadent desserts, too! All through dinner, we enjoyed music by the DJ, too.

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A thank you speech was made by one of the Lululemon staff thanking us for our years of support. As a thank you, we were given a yoga mat! I have been eyeing those mats for years! What a wonderful surprise!

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Thank you to this Lululemon factory outlet for going out in fun, style and grace! We will miss you!

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