|The Lululemon Chaturanga tank|
|The Lululemon Groove Pant|
One of Lulu's core products is the Lululemon Groove Pant which sells on the Canadian/US websites for $98 cdn/usd but on the Australian site they are $129 aud - again a 30% markup.
|The Lululemon Gather and Crow|
The Lululemon Gather and Crow crop which sells for $78 cdn/usd it is being sold for $115 aud in the Aussie site! - that is about a 50% markup! Talk about price gouging!
Many Aussies showed their discontent with the Lulu site this morning on the Lululemon Facebook page with Lulu quick to respond and blame high taxes and import duty fees and shipping for the price difference. Honestly, Lululemon items are mostly made in China where the cheap labor and low production costs have increased Lululemon's profit to ridiculous amounts these last few years. To me this is another sign of corporate greed. Here are a few screen shots of the complaints found on the Facebook page:
One positive note: Free shipping is now available to Australians. Woohoo! (insert sarcastic laugh here)