If you are a “prepster” or Lilly Lover, you probably already know that the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (APS) is this Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!
I have always grown up loving Lilly and this has continued into adulthood.
APS is when many people love to shop Lilly since the prices are slashed! So, I wanted to make sure y’all had the best information I can provide to help your shopping be as easy and painless as possible.
When to should I shop? In Store Saturday and Sunday and Online Monday and Tuesday.
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What will prices be around? I would assume probably somewhere between 30% and 50% since that is what it has been in the past. However, that doesn’t mean that some items won’t be more or less. I’ve definitely scored pieces for 70% off during a sale before.
What items will be included? While no one knows exactly what pieces will be included until the day of the sale there are typically some hints you can count on.
*older season prints (think a season or two before).
*items from the earlier releases of the current season (this current season is Resort if that helps you).
*items that might not be “in season” for too much longer.
*Accessories like scarves (depending on print), jewelry depending on the color/style, and journals, mugs, tumblers, etc. all depending on print and when it was released.
What items will not be included? Again, we can’t be positive and they love to surprise us!
*typically are not “holy grail” or must have items/prints.
*typically not “always in season” aka anything that is a solid in resort white, onyx, or true navy. They restock these items throughout the year, and you can always get your hands on them in store or online.
*typically are not brand new items. If they just hit the floor they probably won’t be on sale.
What is the best way to shop? In store on Saturday and Sunday! All sales are FINAL sale, meaning you cannot return or exchange anything you purchase at a sale price. When you shop in store you can at least try on the items before you purchased. Plus, you’re helping out your local store!
What if I shop online because I don’t have a store near me? That’s okay, too! Make sure your account information is up to date, and have a credit card on file at lillypulitzer.com. Be ready to wait in the waiting line. I honestly don’t love the wait to get in online; however, it has helped tremendously with keeping the site from crashing so I’m okay with it in that regards.
My most helpful hint when it comes to shopping is to shop at the smaller corporate stores. They are able to help you shop via the phone, even though they cannot release a sales list to you. Same goes for signature stores! If you cannot find something you’re looking for give a few a phone call! Just google “Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store” and a bunch will pop up. Some will even help you shop via Instagram or Facebook depending on their staffing and how many orders they are currently fielding.
Over all, I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that the January APS sale is often smaller than the End of Summer sale. It’s also important that if you visit or call a store these are some of the busiest days the associates experience all year long, so please be kind and respectful! They’re trying to help as much as they can.
Are you looking for anything during APS?