Last-Minute Sale Tips + Details for Lilly Pulitzer’s After Party Sale

So tomorrow is the BIG DAY!  Lilly’s After Party Sale!  Throughout the day, check back here for fit guides and favorites for you!  Whether you’ve shopped this sale a million times or this is your first time, I thought I’d give you a refresher.

1. This year’s sale will run for TWO DAYS, starting Monday at 8am and will run until Tuesday at midnight.

2. All sale items are FINAL SALE and cannot be returned, even for store credit.

3. When checking out, make sure and TRIPLE CHECK your order before placing it.  Your order can not be changed once it has been submitted.  And if I haven’t said it enough, be sure and create an account here beforehand, to save you a lot of time when checking out on Monday.

4. Even if you purchase a full-priced item during the sale, it may take longer than the usual 2-3 days to arrive.  With the HIGH VOLUME of orders being processed, shipments will take a little longer to get to you.  You will receive a shipment confirmation email once your package leaves our warehouse.

5. If you’re wondering why this sale is such a BIG DEAL, it’s that Lilly only has two online sales per year.  One in January and one in September.

6. Shipping is FREE!  If there’s anything you know you REALLY want, check out quickly with that item(s) first, guaranteeing you’ll get it.  Then if you want, you can always go back for more.  Just know that this time when you go back to shop again you’ll be added to the back of the virtual line.  So I’d recommend adding as many of your favorites to your cart the first time, since you’re in.  As always, they’re not reserved until you check-out, so get shopping quickly!

7. Lilly will be implementing their VIRTUAL LINE again for this sale.  Meaning that once you’re on the site, you will be put in a line before you can enter the site.  Don’t let the number you are deter you from staying on the site.  I’ve known some people to pop on quicker than others, even when their place in the virtual line was far back.  Once you finish shopping and check out, you will be redirected to the back of the virtual line if you want to shop again.

8. One MAJOR TIP, if possible, have at least two form of technology in front of you to SHOP.  Sometimes your phone may update faster, and sometimes the computer works better.  If at all possible, shop from your computer.  This way you can see more items at one time, than if you’re just using your phone.  Just think of it as standing in multiple lines at once.  Maybe even consider opening multiple browsers if you can.  Whatever you do though, don’t refresh!

9. Go ahead and make a potential SHOPPING LIST.  Head to the site and browse different styles and prints.  Have your favorites ready, so you’re not trying to remember them off the top of your head tomorrow, while you’re trying to shop.  For items like bathing suits, I’ll order the next size up for my girls, so they’ll be set for the summer.  Oh and FYI, swimwear goes quickly!

10. If you’re having trouble deciding on what size to order, check out Lilly’s basic size chart here.  But if you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to email me and I can help as best I can

9. If you ever want to check your ORDER STATUS, enter your order number here.

10. Be prepared to see lots of items from any of the past seasons.  Lilly will also have a great ACCESSORIES SECTION with Lilly prints on things from tablecloths to scarves.  Many of these novelty items go quickly because they’re so unique and are marked down so much.  Be sure and check them out too.  Many of them make great gifts!

11. After you place your order, you may see a charge on your credit card, even when your order is showing as STILL PROCESSING.  If your order hasn’t yet shipped, you’re seeing a pre-authorization hold. Lilly won’t actually charge your card until your order has left their warehouse.  This pre-authorization hold acts as a placeholder to ensure there are adequate funds in your account before your items are sent out. Hope that makes sense!


Loving this maxi dress!  Not sure if this one will be part of the sale.  Here’s a tip, if you search for one of your favorites you’ve had on your wishlist and isn’t showing up on their site right now, or it’s showing up as unavailable, it’s probably because it’ll be available during the sale!

I know this sounds redundant, but I just want to help y’all the best I can for this sale.  It’s just so good and I want y’all to be able to take full advantage!  Line management is the biggest change from previous sales.  Basically, it will still be the same where items aren’t reserved in your cart until you’ve completed check-out, but this year, when you want to check-out you’ll be added to a virtual line.  And while you’re waiting, items aren’t reserved in your cart.  So if you reach the front of the line (time to shop and check-out) many of your items may not be in your cart anymore, meaning they’ve sold out while you were waiting.

So if I can’t emphasize it enough, shop quickly for what you’re looking for.  Consider having a list of your favorites, so you don’t forget to look at a specific section while you’re shopping.

If you want the absolute latest details about the sale, check out Lilly’s blog post about the sale here.  And Lilly’s Frequently Asked Questions about the sale can be found here.

Maxi Dress (runs big, size down)

On Monday, I’ll be sharing my favorites from the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale with you and pics of Lilly pieces I’ve worn and loved this past year!  And there may be a pretty awesome giveaway.  So stay tuned!  Head back to Friday’s post to see more of what will be part of the sale.  I also included some sneak peeks on Thursday’s post too.

Clearly VERY excited about this sale!

Everything shown above will be part of the sale!

One thought on “Last-Minute Sale Tips + Details for Lilly Pulitzer’s After Party Sale

  1. The dress you wore on your 40th went on sale! I purchased it today and will save if for a big event sometime soon!

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