It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! The Lilly Pulitzer After-Party Sale is MONDAY, AUGUST 28th at 8:00AM (EST) and you won’t want to miss it!
For those of you who haven’t shopped the sale before…(1) You’re missing out! and (2) Here’s the summary:
The After-Party Sale only happens twice a year, and it is the ONLY time that you can get Lilly Pulitzer items on sale or clearance. They add a ton of new styles, bring back special or limited edition collections, and sometimes even launch collections solely for the purpose of the sale! The prices are absolutely incredible, and there are SO many styles available!
Here are my two main issues with the sale: The site crashes every single year, like clockwork. They always resolve it, but it’s frustrating, to say the least. In addition to that, all sales are final. If you’re a shopper like me who lives for free shipping + free returns, concerns about sizing are definitely big, especially for a price point like Lilly Pulitzer.
The best recommendations I have for this is to prepare for the site to malfunction, and don’t get worked up about it…it IS just a sale, after all! The other best piece of advice I have is to try and head to a store near you (or a Lilly retailer) to check out your sizing beforehand so that you can shop with ease!
How to Score the BEST Stuff on Sale
1 | Learn Your Sizing Beforehand. I just mentioned this above, but wanted to be sure to mention it! There are NO returns OR exchanges during the sale, so be confident of your sizing!
2 | Get Online Early | It is absolutely insane how fast people get online in this sale. Even if you refresh right at exactly 8:00AM, you’re probably going to be behind a couple thousand people in their “virtual” line. Don’t worry, it moves fast!
3 | Understand the Virtual Line | To try and prevent site crashes, once you try to enter you will be placed in the virtual line with a number and an estimated wait time. DO NOT REFRESH! If you refresh that page, you lose your place in line and start all over.
4 | Finders Keepers Is Not a Thing | If you throw something into your cart, buy it immediately. Having it in your cart does not mean it’s yours, and if you hold it in there too long your size might get snatched! If you check out, you’ll have to get back in line, but I promise it really does move fast!
5 | Update Your Information On the Site NOW | Go online and edit (or create) your account with all of your updated shipping information. This will save you time during checkout and keep your items from getting snagged.
6 | Share Your Wins! | Just kidding, this isn’t a rule, but I’d LOVE to see what you all score in the sale! Comment on this post (or the post the day of, I’ll be live updating everything to help you shop the sale and snag the best finds and hidden gems). It’s so fun to see what people get! Have fun, it’s just a sale…but it sure is a good one!