Since the start of summer you guys have been asking me: When is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale? Well ladies, it’s happening SOON! Lilly Pulitzer has officially revealed that the twice yearly blowout sale will begin this Monday, August 28th and end Wednesday, August 30th. Let’s take a moment to freak. Done? Okay now let’s talk business.
WHY IS THE LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE A BIG DEAL?
The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is MAJOR. Why? Well for one it only happens twice a year in January and again in August. It’s a big deal because Lilly Pulitzer doesn’t even have a sale section on the website. These two blowouts are pretty much the only opportunity we have all year to score some Lilly on markdown.
LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE DATES
Monday August 28 – Wednesday August 30
Sale Begins: 8AM ET Monday
So just how big of a markdown are we talking? Gals, expect to see dresses, tops, bottoms & accessories discounted over 50% off. The prices are crazy good! For example: the $220+ price tag on this maxi dress would probably be knocked down to under $100. A tank like this? Probably $35 or less. Just keep in mind that everything is final sale (so no returns) but shipping is free!
WHAT’S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
Extra day to shop. I’ve been shopping the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale for years and usually it’s just two days long. Well it looks like we’re going to have an extra day this year. I hope this is because they plan on having a big selection… Fingers crossed!
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HOW IT WORKS
The Virtual Line. If you’re new to the sale here’s how it works. At 8AM ET on Monday the sale will begin and online shoppers will be placed in a ‘virtual line’ to access the website. I’m not joking when I say that thousands of people will be heading to LillyPulitzer.com. Normally the website always crashes– it’s crazy! To get yourself ready for the sale make sure you follow my tips below. Being prepared will make things so much easier and less stressful!
TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE
BOOKMARK THIS LINK. It will take you directly to the sale section of the website on Monday morning.
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! Get yours reminders set so you’re up and ready at 8AM ET on Monday. No judgements if you need to reschedule a meeting or doctor appointment. If God forbid there’s something you can’t get out of, 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 so you are 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 Pulitzer 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– cut the warehouse team some slack as I’m sure they will be working night and day putting together everyone’s orders.
I can’t believe the sale is HERE! The summer has flown by but this will be a great way to end. Ahhh so did I cover everything? If you guys have any questions feel free to comment below or tweet me! SO EXCITED.