Lilly Pulitzer January 2018 After Party Sale

The holidays may be over, but the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts tomorrow! Last August, this sale had a preview day in stores, which I shopped earlier today! If you did not already know, 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 six years, they are typically held on the last Monday of August, and the first Monday of January. So they are switching it up holding the sale on a Wednesday this year. This sale is both online and in Lilly Pulitzer corporate stores. The sale will last for 2 days this time (it is typically 3 in August), but the best items are typically sold out within the first few hours! Although, they typically add items to the site as the sale continues.

These sales are how I have purchased a majority of my Lilly items. Most of the items currently listed on their website will not be included in the sale. 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 for great prices. When I shopped in store today, I got a Matilda top for $60 (normally $158) and a long sleeved solid Essie dress for $40 (normally $98). I'm so excited to wear them both!

Here are some of these styles (in prints/colors from the last few seasons) included in the sale in-store:

And these are my favorite styles that I always look for during these sales (just click the image to shop!):

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

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 to expect delays for shipping and processing. 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 always 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 sometimes crashes due to the traffic, but I don't think that happened during the last sale in August.

5. From what I saw in store today, some of the items were not marked down as much as they have been in the past. Over the years, I have noticed the best deals are on scarves, casual dresses, small accessories, and tops!

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

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