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The Lilly Pulitzer After Party sale officially runs from August 28-30 online and in stores. This is definitely Lilly’s biggest sale of the year where both adult and children’s clothing goes over half off. If you’re a Lilly Pulitzer fan, you don’t want to miss your chance to save big. I got a sneak peak at one of the stores today and shopped the online sale last year (I plan to shop it again this year, too!) and have a few tips and tricks for scoring the best deals on the sale.
If you shop in Lilly Pulitzer stores during busy times, wear something you can try clothes on over without going into dressing rooms.
I was invited to a VIP pre-sale that started at noon today. When I stopped by at about 12:10, the store was packed with about a 5 person line to enter the fitting room at all times. If you hit the After Party sale mid-morning tomorrow, I’m going to guess you’ll be fine. But if you go right after work, you might want to choose an outfit you can throw clothes on over without waiting in line.
Shop the After Party Sale early
Particularly in-store. The inventory was already going fast today. You don’t want to miss out on the size and style you want because you didn’t go online or to the mall until the last day.
For shopping online, look for your tried and true Lilly Pulitzer styles
One of the nice things about Lilly Pulitzer is that the patterns change, but many of the styles stay the same from year to year. When shopping online, seek out the styles you know fit you. As someone with a curvier figure, I know most of the fitted styles just don’t fit my waist-to-hip ratio properly and instead I focus on some of the roomier trapeze and shift dresses.
When in doubt, size up
The discounts on this sale are good. In the store today, I scored a $198 dress for $69 and a $108 top for $44. Both of these discounts are large enough to forgive a minor alterations bill and most outfits are much easier to take in than to let out. So if you’re wavering on a size choice, get the larger one and get it taken in later.
Don’t miss the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale accessories selection
During my store visit today, I snagged a super cute necklace and bracelet and left behind an array of drool-worthy purses, tumblers and tote bags. Sometimes I tend to focus on clothes when it comes to Lilly, but there are lots of other cute items you don’t want to miss this time.