January 4, 2020

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale - Everything You Need to Know

Mark your calendars ladies and gents, the winter Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is here!

Everything you need to know about the Lilly Pulitzer after party sale
Hi friends!

Poppin in on a rare Saturday post to give you all the information on the most colorful sale of the year, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! This sale is one of my favorite sales of the year and I always have so much fun covering it for you all. Whether you're a veteran or a newbie to the sale, I've put together this comprehensive guide to the sale to help all of my fellow Lilly lovers get the most out of this sale!




About the After Party Sale:

What is the After Party Sale?
The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is a bi-annual sale that includes past season's pieces at a discounted price. The reason why the After Party Sale is so popular is that Lilly doesn't hold sales in their retail stores throughout the year. You can expect to find pieces up to 60% off in this sale and it's a great time to stock up on some of your favorite styles!


Ok, awesome! When can I shop the After Party Sale?
The After Party Sales starts in stores at 9:00am on January 4 - 5th  and launches online at 8:00am January 6th until January 7th at 11:59pm. Mark your calendars!


Got it! Now, what will be included in the sale?
You can expect to find styles and prints from past seasons in the sale. A few of the classic styles that I've seen in almost every sale for the past few years have been their Popovers, Callahan Shorts, Mila Shifts, Donna Rompers and Kelly Pants. It is important to take note that the items you currently see on the Lilly Pulitzer website will not be included in the After Party Sale.

Also, be sure to check back on the site throughout the day! Lilly does about three drops during the sale meaning they add new pieces throughout the sale and sometimes they include some holy grail classic prints!


So, how exactly does the After Party Sale work?
Lilly Pulitzer recently started to do the instore preview of the sale a few years ago, as for shopping online it's a little different than your traditional sales. Once you go onto the Lilly Pulitzer website Monday morning around 8:00am (ish, sometimes they're off by a few minutes, but it's worth it!!) you'll be placed in a virtual line. Once you're in the line they'll give you an estimated time of when you'll be able to access the sale. Once you're in line, do not refresh your page as you will be placed in the back of the line.

Also, keep in mind, it's not worth it to have multiple tabs on your laptop open to hold different spots in line. The line system goes by your IP address and it'll just be showing you the same spot in line if you do so. If you'd like to hold different spots in line, I'd advise you to log in on various devices such as your laptop, tablet, phone, significant other's phone... etc.



Additional Tips and Tricks: 

Now that you know the main basis of the After Party Sale and why it's one of the BEST sales of the year, here are some helpful tips/things to keep in mind:

1. Update your account. I suggest you go on Lilly Pulitzer RIGHT NOW to either create an account or check to make sure your information is up to date. Items move fast during the sale and by already having your account up to date with your shipping and payment information you're able to quickly check out as soon as your items are in your cart. Note that the site does shut down for maintenance about either the night before or a few hours before the sale so I suggest heading over to the site as soon as you can before Monday.

2. Shipping is free! Yep, you heard that. Shipping for the After Party Sale is free! You can make multiple orders during the sale, but keep in mind as soon as you check out you will be placed back into the virtual line if there's still one going on at the time. Also note, that just because an item is in your basket it is not on hold for you. There have been multiple occasions where I had items in my cart be sold out by the time I go check out. If there's a piece you've been eyeing for a while I suggest you snag it quickly but keep in mind that all of the pieces in the After Party Sale are final sale.

3. Know your sizes. Lilly Pulitzer's sizing can be pretty tricky and for me personally, I find them to be a little inconsistent. I suggest if you do have time to pop into the store before the sale to try on styles you're eyeing to get an idea of what size to buy once the sale goes live on Monday. If you don't live near a Lilly Pulitzer store check out these two sizing guides I've put together in the past:
Lilly Pulitzer Sizing Guide
Lilly Pulitzer Sizing Guide 2.0


4. Don't limit yourself to just the corporate store. The After Party Sale isn't just available at the Lilly Pulitzer corporate locations. You can check out Lilly Pulitzer's signature stores and Belk for the sale as well! Often times these locations will be less crowded and they'll have just about the same prices. If you're shopping the sale on a budget, be sure to check out this blog post on my tips on tricks!


5. Be patient and have fun! Whether you're headed in stores or shopping the sale from the comfort of your own home, but sure to be patient. There are also a ton of other Lilly lovers excited about the sale as well and the dressing room lines will be long and the virtual line can be up to an hour. Be patient and there is enough Lilly to go around! As great as the sale is, it's just that, a sale. So be patient, have fun and enjoy scoring some great deals with your fellow Lilly lovers!

If you'd like to know more information about the sale, be sure to check out Lilly Pulitzer's FAQ page!




SNEAK PEAK



I'm SO excited about this sale and hope you all are too! It's one of my favorite sales of the year and really the only time I'm able to shop for Lilly Pulitzer. I'll be sure to share my favorites from the sale on Monday, so be sure to check back for my picks!

Are you shopping for the sale? If so, let me know what you're hoping to score down below! I hope you all have a great weekend and as always, thank you for reading!

xoxo,
Amy

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