Hey, Y’all! First off, Happy New Year! And I’m sure you noticed I updated my site! I’m still working on the tabs and everything so please excuse the construction dust for a little while. I’m really excited about the final result!
Now on to more important things… I know I’ve done posts about this in the past, but I wanted to do an update. The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is my favorite sale of the year! Here are all of my tips and tricks on how to navigate it successfully:
Calling All Lilly Pulitzer Fanatics!
The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (APS) is a twice a year sale that happens in January and August. This sale is such a big deal because Lilly does not go on sale normally. All of their past season styles are marked down to amazing prices! This time, the sale begins January 3rd, but there is a special day before sale going on in-store only today. The online sale only goes for 2 days, and the demand is crazy.
When: January 3rd – January 4th, 2018
Obviously, the Lilly Pulitzer website is the most prominent place to shop the sale, but the other websites that sell Lilly like Zappos, Amazon, and my favorite signature stores also participate in the sales. These other sites usually put their sales up at midnight instead of the next morning which is always good if you want to get your shopping done early.
Here’s a list of all of my favorite places to shop, and what time they’ll most likely add the sale items (these times are just when I saw them go up last year, and aren’t set in stone for when things will go up this year):
Lilly Pulitzer Jan 3rd 8 am EST
Amazon Jan 3rd 12 am EST
Zappos Jan 3rd 12 am EST
Ocean Palm Jan 3rd 8 am EST
Raspberry Fizz Jan 3rd 8 am EST
If you have specific items you’re planning on buying, I highly suggest being ready to shop online at 8 am EST on January 3rd. I load the Lilly Pulitzer website a few minutes before so that I’m prepared before it starts. You’re placed in a waiting room when the sale starts. It’s kind of like buying concert tickets. It will tell you exactly how many people are ahead of you, and an estimated wait time. They always say do not refresh the page when the sale starts, but I got really lucky last year and happened to refresh right as the sale opened, and I was one of the first people on the site. I got a dress I had wanted, and it sold out right after that. So, I don’t want to say that’s a good method, but it definitely worked for me. I’m going to try it again this year, and let y’all know if it works again!
- If an item you were looking for sells out, I highly suggest hunting through Lilly Pulitzer Facebook groups! If you need links comment below with your email, and I can send you some great groups! Usually, people will post in the groups if they missed an item, and people will reach out if they’re willing to sell there’s. I’ve been super successful in the past with this method when things sell out.
- Be patient! At first, it’s crazy, and the site tends to crash. Give it some time, and once the initial craziness dies down you can shop with no problem.
- Stay diligent. Lilly adds new items throughout the day, and posts on their social media to update when this will happen. During the sale, I turn on my post notifications for their Instagram, so I can be on top of when things are being added.
- Their sale in August was cut short due to all of the devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida. I’m thinking there will be extra items added to this sale that they didn’t put up last time.
Sorry for the insanely long post! This is my fifth year shopping this sale, and I wanted to put all off my knowledge in detail on here! Please feel free to comment below if you have any other questions! Happy shopping, and may the Lilly luck be with you.
If you would like to read any of my other posts on this sale click HERE.