Tomorrow is the day all the Lilly Pulitzer girls dream of… The After Party Sale! I don’t know about you, but that sure gets my heart racing with excitement!! If you’ve shopped the sale before, you know it can be a little bit of a mad-house, so I’m sharing my tips to shop it successfully and with the least amount of stress possible 🙂
Get your account up to date: The website will be down for maintenance from 7-8 am so if you want to get your account accurate (which I recommend) you will need to do it before then! So, log in this weekend, enter you payment information/shipping address (nothing worse than having to scramble to find your credit card), and then Monday all you have to do is press “pay” & your treasures will be yours!
Make a list of your must-haves: Like the summer sale, everyone will be placed in a virtual “line” to enter the sale and after you checkout you will be sent to the back of the line. So although you can still place multiple purchases (all shipping is FREE!) know that they can’t be one after another like in years past! This is definitely in an attempt to make it more fair to everyone & I think it is a wonderful thing (more Lilly for everyone!) ! 🙂
Know when it ends: In years past the sale has lasted two days, but this time around it will be sayonara sale at 11:59 pm Monday evening- yes that’s right it will only be ONE day!
Sort by Size- What fun is it to fall in love with an item when it doesn’t come in your size? (No fun that’s what!) So make sure to sort by size when you log in so you don’t waste precious time looking at things that won’t fit! (Don’t know what size you are? I recommend stopping at your nearest Lilly store today and trying on a few things for fit!) Also, all sale items are final sale- so make sure you’re sure before checking out! UPDATE from past sales: Like this summer, Corporate stores can participate in the sale this year, so if your size is sold out online call your local store b/c they may have what you want!
Have Shipping Patience: As you can surely imagine, there are TONS of orders that are being processed from the sale. You’ll hear fabulous stories about customers that get their orders in 1 day… but that’s not the norm! Shipping can often take up to two weeks (one of mine took three this summer), so have some patience… and wait excitedly by the mailbox!
Keep it in perspective: This sale is a blast- no one is going to deny that! But at the end of the day, it’s just that… a sale. There’s a good chance the site may crash or you may miss out on an item you wanted, but the Lilly team is doing us fans a huge benefit by offering these amazing deals! So don’t get angry- get shopping! 🙂
Hope these tips help make your sale experience smoother! Let me know what you pick up- I can’t wait to hear & share!!