For those of you who have been following me for a while the rest of this post won’t be news to you, but for those of you who have never shopped the sale before, here’s what you need to know! Lilly Pulitzer has two blowout sales a year, the first falls in January and the second happens at the end of summer/early fall. The After Party sale is the only time Lilly product ever gets marked down; there isn’t even a sale section on LillyPulitzer.com!
Online shoppers who hit the sale as soon as it starts will be placed in a virtual line before being granted access. Personally the wait times vary, I’ve waited anywhere from 5 minutes to about an hour. It can be frustrating, but let me tell you, it is worth the wait and you’re wallet will thank you!
I’ve included some more shopping tips and After Party Sale practices below.
TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE
Use multiple devices. Just incase the site crashes have your phone or iPad ready to go.
Set your alarm & clear your morning schedule. Get your reminders ready so that you’re good to go at 8AM ET on Monday morning. You don’t want to miss out on any items.
Know your sizing. At first I was a little worried because I didn’t know my Lilly sizing, but I would say it runs a bit big on me. I’m normally an XS in tops and a size 2 in bottoms/dresses, but when I order Lilly I always go with a 0 or XS/XXS. If you’re unsure you can review the size chart.
Shop smart and fast. EVERYTHING is fair game until you’ve finished checkout. Even if it’s in your cart, it doesn’t mean it won’t sell out.
Don’t buy just to buy. Think about what your closet is lacking or if you need to replace something. In January, I went into the sale knowing I was specifically looking to shop for my honeymoon. Keep in mind that everything is Final Sale so returns are not an option.
Set a budget. I know it’s hard not to go crazy when there’s a sale going on, but you still have to pay for all that great stuff you buy!
Understand the ordering process. Keep in mind that Lilly only has this sale twice a year and there are a TON of Lilly lovers out there. 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 to arrive.
If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment, shoot me a DM or check out this FAQ page on LillyPulitzer.com.