Guess what’s happening this Monday?? The Lilly Pulitzer Sunshine Sale dates (formerly known as the After Party sale) were just announced and I couldn’t be more excited for all of my fellow Lilly lovers. Lilly Pulitzer only has two sales per year so when one rolls around, it’s the best time to shop and score Lilly at a 50%+ discount. Here’s what you need to know!
LILLY PULITZER SUNSHINE SALE SEPTEMBER 2021 DATES
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH – TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH
SALE BEGINS 8AM ET & ENDS 11:59PM ET
I’ve included my shopping tips and Sunshine Sale best practices below. If you have any questions feels free to leave me a comment, shoot me a DM or check out this FAQ page on LillyPulitzer.com. I’ll also be blogging about my top picks from the sale first thing Monday morning so don’t forget to check back here 🙂
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 head start by making sure all your shipping and payment information is up-to-date. Also sign in the night before so at 8AM ET all you have to do is refresh your Internet browser to get your place in the virtual line.
Use multiple devices. Just in case the site crashes have your phone or iPad ready as a backup plan.
Set your alarm & clear your 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.