Hip Hip Rosé! It’s time for a Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!
First of all, if you’re not already a Lilly shopper…I’m disappointed. But we can fix that. I thought it would be helpful to write a blog post laying out how the sale works for those not exactly used to it because this sale is very specific in how it is conducted.
On any normal day the Lilly Pulitzer website will not have sale items. The only Lilly products you can get on sale are either in person in Lilly stores or department stores/boutiques that carry the brand. If you’re like me and you live in a city that does not have a Lilly Pulitzer brick and mortar and your Dillard’s did you dirty and STOPPED CARRYING IT (let me calm down…) then you rely heavily on the After Party Sales to stock up on Lilly while you can!
Y’all I have loved Lilly Pulitzer since I can remember. In fact, those that know me best can tell you that the brand is my absolute favorite and it is also what I wear the most. I still have the very first Lilly dress that I bought and plan to put it on a dress form in my new home office when I get it all put together! So if you’re anything like me and you want to shop the After Party Sale like a pro, here is what you need to know!
The in-store sale actually started January 4 and carried into today, the 5th so this post is focusing on the online sale, which will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. ET January 6 (tomorrow) and will end at 11:59 p.m. on January 7. The best favor you can do for yourself is wake up and make sure you get your coffee brewed, your eyepatches on and your computer fired up and ready to go to the Lilly website at 8:00 a.m. sharp. There are always thousands of people doing this exact same thing and so you will likely be put in a queue behind the people that happened to get there before you. This means you have to have your browser up, do NOT ex out of it! Keep your browser open and stay in the queue or you will get kicked out and have to start all over. Once you’re in the queue the website will let you know how much time you have. I once woke up, got in the queue, went to have a coffee meeting with a client and then went back home to shop right in time to get out of the queue and into the sale.
Once you’re in, the most important thing to know is that anything you put in your cart is not saved. I have put seven things in my cart before and once I go to check out, four had already sold out. But, the other side is that if you rush yourself and check out to avoid having your items sell out on you, you will run a different risk. Once you check out, you’re kicked out of the sale and if you want back in you have to go back into the queue. So, definitely take your time to make sure you’re getting what you want. But if you see something you *absolutely have to have* then the recommendation would be to go ahead and check out!
One final note: all After Party Sale sales are final and cannot be returned so keep that in mind as well! When in doubt, size up so you could at least get it altered to fit.
You might be asking yourself, “Should I call out of work for this sale?” And the answer is yes. Ok, fine, you probably are not asking yourself that. But uhh..have I ever called out of work to enjoy a nice cozy morning with a cup of coffee and the LP APS? Yep!