The Ultimate Guide to the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! | Do Say Give

The Ultimate Guide to the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!

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The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is almost here! The sale goes live on Monday and items tend to go fast so today I am giving y’all a head start with some of my best tips for shopping the sale. Keep reading for tips and tricks I’ve learned shopping this sale for both myself and my girls through the years!

What It Is:

Discounted Lilly Pulitzer is a rare find but twice a year the brand hosts their “After Party Sale” where you can find most of their popular styles significantly marked down. You will be able to shop in stores starting Saturday, but the online sale begins Monday morning, January 6th, at 8am “ish” Eastern time. New sale items will be added to website Monday in addition to what’s on sale in store over the weekend.

There will be markdowns in every category, including accessories. Items will go quickly online so make sure you shop quickly! Note: all sales during the After Party Sale are final.

How to Shop the Sale Strategically:

To ensure the best shopping experience, make sure you prepare ahead of time (i.e. ASAP!) by familiarizing yourself with Lilly Pulitzer’s revamped website and following these three essential steps for seamless shopping:

  1. Create an account online or make sure you are able to login to your account to speed up the check out process. Register here.
  2. Go ahead and enter your credit card and/or PayPal information because items will not be reserved until you have completed the payment process.
  3. The sale is all about getting in “The Virtual Line.” To ensure a good spot in line, set your alarm 5-10 minutes before 8AM ET Monday morning, head to the Lilly Pulitzer page and make sure NOT to refresh your browser. You will be placed in a virtual line and will be able to track your progress as your make it to the front of the line. Don’t be discouraged if you are 3,512 in line! It goes quickly!

After shopping the sale several times myself, I’ve learned a few lessons that may be helpful for y’all too! A few tips…

Shop smart! Before the sale starts, take a good look at your closet and think about what is missing. Lilly prints are truly timeless but I still try to stick to cuts and styles that I know I will wear for years! I still have Lilly dresses I wear from 10 years ago!

Shopping on the computer is the best experience! While you can shop the sale on your mobile devices and tablets, because of the enormous site traffic, shopping the sale on the computer proved to be much easier. Also make sure you don’t refresh your page, because you will be booted to the back of the line.

Soak up that free shipping! I was so impressed with how quickly I received the items I ordered!

What to Look For:

Spring will be here before you know if so now is the perfect time to stock up on transition pieces and essentials for warmer weather. Here are a few things to definitely be on the lookout for during the sale.

Tween/Young Teens:

I think one of the best kept secret’s in the sale is the tween and teen clothes you can score – think church clothes and tasteful shorts and skirts for summer! Don’t forget girls’ sizing goes up to 14 and adult sizes start at XXS or 0 which is perfect for tall middle schoolers!

Shoes:

I love Lilly’s shoe selection but they are usually quite pricy! I always take a look at the shoe section and try to grab a pair while they are discounted. Their gold sandals never go out of style.

Swimwear:

Spring break and summer vacations will be here before we know it! Lilly has tasteful swimsuits for all ages and now is a great time to get ahead of the game and order swimwear while it is on sale.

Shift Dresses:

Shift dresses are a staple in the Lilly Pulitzer collection. They are so easy to throw on for a day of errands or dress up with some wedges for a night out. With so many colors and patterns, they can be worn all year round. Take advantage of the sale to stock up on both spring and summer patterns as well as solids that can be worn into the fall.

Shift dresses are available in girls’ sizes as well. These dresses are great investments because they can be worn for years and passed down to sisters or cousins. Tweens and teens love these dresses too!

Silk Tops

Lilly makes the most beautiful silk tops. I especially love the Elsa top that is typically included in a few colors and patterns. Make sure to keep an eye out for these as their usual price is upwards of $150. These are perfect for mild weather in the spring and fall.

Sweaters, Cardigans and Scarves:

Lilly sweaters and cardigans and wraps are lightweight – but pricey – so getting on sale is a great idea!

Mother-Daughter Matching Outfits:

The sale is a great time to buy matching (or coordinating) mother-daughter outfits. I love getting Lilly shorts for me and matching shift dresses for my girls. This combo doesn’t look too matchy-matchy but cute and coordinating! More inspiration on mother-daughter outfits here.

Shorts and Short Sets

I have an entire blog post all about why I love Lilly shorts. One of the reasons being that Lilly shorts last for years. The sale is a great time to grab shorts or short sets.

Lilly Pulitzer has more details about the sale here and be sure to follow along on Instagram where we will be sharing more of our favorite After Party Sale picks on Monday and Tuesday!

 

Lee
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