The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale officially runs from Monday, September 10, through Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 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. I’ve also shopped the online sale for the past two years. I’ve gathered some key tips and tricks for scoring the best deals on the Lilly After Party Sale.
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If you shop in Lilly Pulitzer stores during busy times, skip the dressing room
Wear something to try clothes on over. I was invited to a VIP pre-sale that started at 9 a.m. today. When I stopped by, 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 on Monday, I’m going to guess you’ll be fine. But if you go right after work, you might want to choose an outfit to throw clothes on over.
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. The prices are low, but the sales are also final. 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 that are more forgiving.
Create an online account now
During the sale, placing an item in your cart doesn’t guarantee it’s reserved. So, if you spend too long browsing or typing in your shipping info, it may still sell out. By creating an account and entering your credit card info prior to the sale, you will save checkout time and increase your chances of getting everything in your cart.
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. Plus, most outfits are much easier to take in than to let out. So if you’re wavering on a size choice, buy 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. I 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.
See more of Lilly’s After Party Sale FAQs here.