It’s around this time every year that I begin getting asked that same familiar question. When is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale? Grab your pens and Lilly agendas because everyone’s favorite colorful sale is happening this Monday, January 7th and Tuesday, January 8th on LillyPulitzer.com. Woohoo! I’ve included the full details and timing below.
LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE JANUARY 2019 DATES
Monday January 7 – Tuesday January 8
sale begins 8AM ET & ends 11:59PM ET
If you live nearby a store you can also shop the After Party Sale this weekend. The early access event will take place in-stores beginning 9 AM on Saturday, January 5th through Sunday, January 6th. Though I will say… I spoke with the Lilly Pulitzer PR team earlier this week and was told there will be much more inventory and product selection in the online sale. They also told me they plan to add new styles on the second day of the online sale, so that alone is a reason to check out the sale on both days it’s happening. I will choose shopping online versus going into a store any way of the week, so you’ll find me happy and content on my computer Monday morning 🙂
Fingers crossed this tunic dress is included in the sale!
Those you who have been following me for a while the rest of this post won’t be news to you, but for those who aren’t familiar with the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale here’s what you need to know! Lilly Pulitzer always has two big blowout sales per year, the first happens in January and the second towards the end of summer. The After Party Sale is the only time Lilly Pulitzer ever gets marked down. There isn’t even a sale section on LillyPulitzer.com because the discounts at the After Party Sales are that good.
At every After Party Sale you’ll likely see pieces from all the recent collections of the past year. Expect to find dresses, tops, bottoms, accessories and home goods marked down over 50% off. A $228+ maxi dress would likely be knocked down to under $100 and a top like this would probably be $35 or less.
Here’s hoping this look is included in the sale! // Lilly Pulitzer Christin Off The Shoulder Sweater | Lilly Pulitzer Worth Skinny Jeans w/ Pearl Embellishment
Online shoppers who hit the site when it begins at 8AM ET will be placed in a virtual line before being granted access to the sale. In the past the wait time for me has varied. There have been sales where I was let in after only 15 minutes and then others where the wait was almost two hours. It can be a little frustrating, but the markdowns are so incredibly good that I think it’s absolutely worth putting in the time to shop. Lilly Pulitzer does not come cheap and your wallet will thank you!
I’ve included some more shopping tips and After Party Sale best practices below. If you have any questions feels free to leave me a comment, shoot me a DM or check out this FAQ page on LillyPulitzer.com.
TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE LILLY PULITZER AFTER PARTY SALE
Set up a LillyPulitzer.com account. You’ll need an account to shop the sale and you can get a head start by making sure all your shipping and payment information is up-to-date. Also sign in the night before so at 8AM ET all you have to do is refresh your Internet browser to get your place in the virtual line.
Use multiple devices. Just in case the site crashes have your phone or iPad ready as a backup plan.
Set your alarm & clear your morning schedule! Get yours reminders set so you’re up and ready at 8AM ET on Monday. No judgements if you need to reschedule a meeting or doctor appointment. If God forbid there’s something you can’t get out of, recruit a friend or family member to place an order on your behalf. If you know someone else planning to shop the sale, it could be smart to link up together in case one of you gets access to the site earlier than the other. #TEAMWORK
Know your sizing. Since I wear Lilly so much I never worry about sizing when I order online. But personally the brand does run big on me! I’m typically a XS in tops and a size 2 in pants/dresses, but with Lilly I always go for a 0 or XXS. If you’re unsure you can review the size chart here!
Shop smart and fast. Everything is fair game until you’ve finished checkout so shop smart. Even if you’ve added something to your cart, it doesn’t mean it’s yours. I’d encourage you to write a list of what items you’re interested in and your sizing so you are prepared to click fast!
Don’t buy just to buy. Think about what your closet was lacking this summer or if you need to replace something. Need a little white dress? Has your pool tote seen better days? Remember everything is final sale so returns aren’t an option.
Set a budget. I know it’s tough not to go crazy when these sales happen. You just have to remember it’s only clothes and not even Lilly Pulitzer is worth a cringeworthy credit card bill.
Understand the ordering process. Keep in mind that Lilly only has this sale twice a year and there are A LOT of Lilly Lovers just as excited as you about shopping. Everyone receives free standard shipping when they place their After Party Sale order so be prepared to wait two weeks or more for your goodies. Lilly Pulitzer isn’t a big box retailer like Nordstrom– cut the warehouse team some slack as I’m sure they will be working night and day putting together everyone’s orders.