On your mark, get set, get ready to shop! The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is coming to a computer screen and store near you on Monday morning! The After Party Sale starts August 22nd and runs until August 23rd. It typically begins at 8 AM EST although I have yet to see Lilly's Headquarters confirm that just yet (don't worry though I will be keeping you informed when I do). If you're new to these Lilly Pulitzer sales then you may be curious as to what all of the hype is about. Well, online Lilly Pulitzer doesn't typically put things on sale aside from their 2 big sales of the year when the deals are unreal and the internet is prone to crashing! Lilly Pulitzer prepares by removing loads of items from previous collections and re-listing them the morning of the sale at incredibly discounted prices.
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 sale loads well and that you are able to get all of the pieces you have your eyes on!
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 won't 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 but ONLY After The Morning Chaos Has Stopped
Lilly puts everyone in a virtual line as the sale begins and if you refresh tabs/ open multiple in the morning then your line number will be replaced with the highest number. However, after the line dies down my browser looks a bit like this so that I can compare different items.
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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. 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. Otherwise they will sit in your closet unused and Lilly is too much of the life of the party to do 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!
Plus remember that shipping is free and all purchases are final sale!
To prepare for the excitement I am bringing y'all a fun giveaway that is perfect as we all prepare to go back to school! Entering is incredibly easy and these Lilly items would be just the encouragement you need to stay fit and hydrated with all of your athletic endeavors this school year. I love providing y'all with giveaways of this nature and as always, I email the winners directly to ensure that they can claim their prize!
What's included in the giveaway…
Lilly workout shorts (see these in action in tomorrow's post!) // s'well water bottle // lululemon headband // Lilly Pulitzer headphones
How to enter the giveaway…
(ends August 24th)
1. Go to Lilly Pulitzer's site and choose your current favorite print from THIS season (prints page here).
2. Follow me on instagram @prepinyourstep.
3. Leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST letting me know your favorite Lilly print, instagram name, and email address so that I can directly contact the winner and be sure that you've properly entered.
I wish you could all win and wish you the best of luck when entering!
Check out Lilly Pulitzer's sale tips here!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a look at these workout shorts in action and again on Monday morning for some day of sale shopping tips!
Just remember this sale only runs until the 23rd so go ahead and prepare toshop.
See you tomorrow and during the sale!