Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale: September 2020 Tips and a Mini In-Store Preview

A week later than expected, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is going live online tomorrow! There technically aren't any in-store preview days at the corporate stores. But I was at my parent's house in Greensboro and their signature store had a mini version of it, as the store is unfortunately also closing. But they are hoping to re-open in another part of town within the next year or so. But I found some great deals on Jack Rogers sandals (like $32 for this pair and $12.50 for this pair) and this Jonna Romper for $70. 
There was not much left for clothing but I did see the following styles: Astara dress (like the navy one I got in the last sale pictured above), Elsa tops, shift dresses like the Adalee, a lot of white dresses and Luxletic in general, and quite a few styles of shoes like the Tilly sandal. I'm not sure if what I saw will reflect tomorrow's sale or not since it was also a final clearance sale, but I thought I would share in case anyone is on the lookout for those styles. Between quarantine/social distancing keeping me from wearing a lot of my Lilly pieces lately and having a casual dress code at work, I'm not sure if I will be buying much tomorrow. I could probably still use another white dress for some pre-wedding events though. But here are my forever favorite styles that I typically look for in each sale: 

As always, here are my shopping tips if this is your first APS:
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 was not as consistent as it used to be in 2015-2016. But I think has returned for the most part.

3. There are always disclaimers to expect delays for shipping and processing. But from my experience (with the exception of maybe one sale), I usually have my items within a week or so.

4. You will be placed in a virtual line to enter the sale. 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 it what it is!

5. From the last few sales, 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 casual dresses, small accessories, skirts, and tops. If you are looking for any special occasion dresses, this is the best time to buy!

Current Favorites I hope might be included:

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