BIG NEWS my fellow Lilly Lovers! I’m so excited to be one of the first to reveal the dates of the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! This blowout clearance happens only twice a year — once in January and again in August — and is BY FAR the best time to shop Lilly Pulitzer.
LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE AUGUST 2016 DATES
Monday August 22 – Tuesday August 23
*Sale Opens 8AM ET on Monday!
The sale typically includes a variety of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories from the recent resort, spring and early summer collections all marked down over 50% off. For example: a $220+ maxi dress like the one I wore here would be marked down to under $100. And a top like this? Probably $40 or less. Everything is final sale (so no returns) and the shipping is free!
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***UPDATE. Lilly Pulitzer has officially revealing a sneak peek of allllll the markdowns! Keep on reading to see what’s going to be included tomorrow+ more tips and details about this year’s sale!
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Similar to the last sale, all shoppers will be place in a virtual line when they enter the site on Monday at 8AM ET. Don’t freak out when you see a wait time of 15+ hours. That happened to me in January, but I honestly don’t think it took more than 30 minutes for me to get access. Remember everyone is shopping fast so it will move quickly! It’s actually a great system because it forces people to make decisions and not idle on the website. Remember: if you leave the site or complete checkout you will have to wait in line if you want to shop again.
I’ve been shopping the After Party Sale for a few years now and trust me when I say: People. Go. Crazy. I always shop online because the selection is bigger, however the sale takes place in-stores too! It’s definitely the most competitive sale I’ve ever experienced, but it is possible to tackle successfully and leave feeling like you conquered the world of Lilly! I’ve done it before and really swear by these tips.
AFTER PARTY SALE SNEAK PEEK
TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE
Set up a LillyPulitzer.com account. You’ll need an account to shop the sale and you can get a headstart by making sure all your shipping and payment information is up-to-date. Also sign in the night before!
Use multiple devices. Just in case the site crashes have your phone or iPad ready as a backup plan.
Set your alarm & clear your Monday morning schedule! Make you have reminders set so you’re up and ready at 8AM ET on Monday. Don’t just me guys. When I found out the dates I actually rescheduled a doctor’s appt I had that morning so I won’t have to stress about running out the door. If God forbid there’s something you can’t get out of Monday morning, recruit a friend or family member to place an order on your behalf. If you know someone else planning to shop the sale, it could be smart to link up together in case one of you gets access to the site earlier than the other. #TEAMWORK
Know your sizing. Since I wear Lilly so much I never worry about sizing when I order online. But personally the brand does run big on me! I’m typically a XS in tops and a size 2 in pants/dresses, but with Lilly I always go for a 0 or XXS. If you’re unsure you can review the size chart here!
Shop smart and fast. Everything is fair game until you’ve finished checkout so shop smart. Even if you’ve added something to your cart, it doesn’t mean it’s yours. I’d encourage you to write a list of what items you’re interested in and your sizing you can come prepared to click fast!
Don’t buy just to buy. Think about what your closet was lacking this summer or if you need to replace something. Need a little white dress? Has your pool tote seen better days? Remember everything is final sale so returns aren’t an option.
Set a budget. I know it’s tough not to go crazy when these sales happen. You just have to remember it’s only clothes and not even Lilly is worth a cringeworthy credit card bill.
Understand the ordering process. Keep in mind that Lilly only has this sale twice a year and there are A LOT of Lilly Lovers just as excited as you about shopping. Everyone receives free standard shipping when they place their After Party Sale order so be prepared to wait two weeks or more for your goodies. Lilly Pulitzer isn’t a big box retailer like Nordstrom or Macy’s and I do not envy the warehouse team that I’m sure will be working night and day putting together everyone’s shipments.
So did I cover everything? If anything else pops in my head I’ll update this post and share on Twitter! I’ve also included some important links you should bookmark below.
If you have any questions please tweet me or leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to respond. The markdowns are really incredible so if you love Lilly like me it’s worth checking out! SO EXCITED YA’LL!!!