Drumroll please… the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts on Monday at 8AM! Although the Pink Palace (aka Lilly headquarters) has been very hush hush about the sale many reliable sources have confirmed that you best have your computer ready at 8 AM sharp in order to snag some of your favorite Lilly pieces at a fraction of the cost.
*illustration via etsy
You may notice that it is a rarity for Lilly Pulitzer pieces to go on sale through their site and that is because they reserve their sale inventory for two sales each year, this one and one at the beginning of the year! Since there are so few sales these are insanely popular and the more you know in advance, the better!
For the sale to go more seamlessly here are my best tips for shopping the sale, let's hope the internet doesn't crash this time!
Create an Account & Log In Before the Sale Starts
Creating an account will make your shopping experience so much easier! By already having your addresses and cards in the system you are more likely to get the pieces you really want with less stress. You can go ahead and create your account now and be sure to log in before the sale begins so that you don't have to worry about that since time is of the essence once the sale begins!
Check Out Often
Something you definitely need to keep in mind while shopping is that items in your cart are not reserved. If you desperately want one of the pieces in your cart then go ahead and check out since shipping is free. Items can disappear from your cart as quickly as they are adding which can be frustrating so hopefully you'll have luck with the checkout process. Traditionally with the sale checking out is the slowest part of the process.
Open Lots of Tabs on your Browser
My browser looks a bit like this during the sale…
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Shop From Multiple Devices
Similar to having multiple tabs open shopping from multiple devices (computer, iPad / tablet, phone) semi-gurantees that you'll be able to look at different pages all at once hopefully letting you get more of the items you love!
Continue to Shop During the Entirety of the Sale
With so many great products on sale it is hard to really notice everything and some products are bound to be overlooked. I'll be back here on Monday sharing my favorites from the site so be sure to check back in case you overlooked your next favorite piece! Some of the best deals can be found on the last day of the sale so keep checking in.
Have Favorites in Mind & Know your Size
Elsa's, dresses, and Murfee scarves are always my favorite Lilly pieces so those will be the first things I check out. By knowing what size you are in items and having set pieces in mind then you are more likely to obey my next tip...
Use a Bit of Self Control
It can be super tempting to snatch up everything with deals like this but remember to have some self control. Only buy pieces you know you'll wear in your size in prints you like! This is not the time to make a profit from Lilly products (not that I think any of y'all would do that) since it has been shown that Lilly lovers don't put up with that.
I can't think of anything more discouraging for the Lilly team to see than negative Facebook posts and tweets about the sale. It is a privilege that they host this and while it can sometimes be frustrating for the site to crash there is no excuse for being rude! I always make a point to thank the team through social media for their hardwork to make up for the rude comments they receive!
Be sure to check back Monday and see my favorites from the sale!
Just remember this sale only runs for two days so go ahead and shop!
Shop away, see you at the sale!
PS all of the photos in this post aside from the very first one are from the Lilly 5x5 coffee table book I have and are the cutest illustrations!