Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale: August 2017 Shopping Tips

Past sale finds- Elsa top, Marlowe dress, Similar silk top

It's the best time of the year, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts tomorrow! And for the first time ever, there is a preview sale today in stores! The Lilly Pulitzer online store does not have a sale section year round, so they host two online sales every year. From my experience shopping these sales for the last five years, they are typically held on the last Monday of August, and the first Monday of January. This sale is both online and in Lilly Pulitzer corporate stores. The sales last for 3 days, but the best items are typically sold out within the first few hours! Although, they have added items as the sale goes on in past years.
These sales are how I have purchased a majority of my Lilly items. Most of the items currently listed on their website (including agendas) will not be included in the sale. They pull styles and prints from the last year or so for these sales. But because Lilly does a lot of the same styles in different prints and colors each season, it's a great way to find some of your favorite pieces in past prints for great prices.

So to be best prepared to shop at 8am tomorrow, here are some of my tips from shopping these sales.

Sale find from last year- Mila shift

The Sale FAQ page from Lilly answers most of your typical questions you may have about the sale. But here are a few things I would add to it:

1. Create an account if you do not have one already, and make sure you are signed in the night before. It is also good to have your shipping addresses and payment information saved, to save time while all of your favorite items are going so quickly! If you shop on multiple devices (which I recommend), make sure you are signed in on each one, including the mobile app.

2. Know your sizes, all items are final sale. If you haven't bought anything from Lilly over the last few years, I have noticed some of the sizing is not as consistent as it used to be.

3. There are always disclaimers about the shipping and processing is supposed to take several weeks. But from my experience, I usually have my items within a week or so.

4. You will be placed in a virtual line to enter the sale, which they have only been doing for the last few sales. It used to be a good practice to place multiple orders to keep things from getting pulled out of your cart because the shipping is free. However, this is no longer a good idea. Because you will be placed back in line after your first order has been submitted.
And I have learned that using multiple devices is really helpful for the line. It also makes the line seem much longer than it really is, if most people in line are on 2 or more devices. But I have always found that one device gets far ahead of the others. The website used to crash due to the overwhelming traffic, but with the exception of last January's sale, I think this line has improved that.

5. In the last few sales, everything has been under $100 or very close to it. Which is a pretty good deal on most items, however they used to be much more discounted. From my experience, I have noticed the best deals are on scarves, casual dresses, small accessories, tops, and skirts!

Sale find from last January- Kelly pants

Styles I'll be looking for in this sale:
Luxletic styles like these leggings and this printed top, fun dresses in classic styles like the Mila shift, Marlowe t-shirt dress, Essie dress, Brewster t-shirt dress, and colorful workwear favorites like Elsa tops, and Kelly pants.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

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