Y’all, Lilly Pulitzer’s famous After Party Sale is here, and it is so worth the hype! I shopped my store’s preview day today and got everything at amazing prices. For those of y’all who aren’t familiar, Lilly Pulitzer has a sale every August and January. This year it’s January 3-4, 2018.
If you don’t have a store near you (or just don’t want to get out of bed to shop) here are the best ways to shop. (Heads up: This post contains affiliate links, so if you end up purchasing anything, I’ll receive a commission. We cool? Ok, good.)
This is one of those rare times where buying from a retailer may actually get you the best deal! At 8 a.m. EST on Jan. 3, a digital queue will form, and you’ll “get in line” to make your purchases. Once you’re on the site, you need to check out ASAP — adding something to your cart DOES NOT hold it. Here’s the thing. Once you make a purchase, you have to get back in line! I recommend getting in line with multiple devices and opening a few windows so you can buy everything you want.
One of the downsides of ordering from Lilly is that shipping can take up to two months. They’re busy fulfilling all of our orders, so I can’t blame them for it, but Amazon will go live with awesome prices around 3 a.m. EST and if you have Prime, you’ll get free two-day shipping! It’s definitely hard to beat.
I NEVER shop at Saks in real life –– let’s be real. I’m afraid to even park there when I visit the mall because the store literally screams money to me. But the APS deals are real, folks. Sometimes you’ll get a better deal here than you would at a corporate store.
Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores to shop at because I love their customer service, and it’s not different during the After Party Sale! They’ll price match and ship super quickly. I’ve never had a problem shopping with them, and I’d recommend them to anyone!
Because Zappos is owned by Amazon, you can see most of what Zappos carries on Amazon’s site, but I know some people prefer shopping directly on the Zappos site!
And a bonus…
SIGNATURE STORES! If you aren’t familiar with signature stores, they’re stores that carry Lilly Pulitzer but aren’t Lilly stores. Here are some of my absolute favorites (I had some help brainstorming from my favorite Facebook group, Loving Lilly On A Budget!) This is an amazing option because you also get to support small businesses.
Happy shopping, y’all! xo
Ayana Lage is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Tampa, Florida with a background in digital media and content marketing. She’s worked for Bustle, the Tampa Bay Times, the Miami Herald, and numerous freelance clients. As a blogger, she’s worked with 50+ lifestyle, fashion, travel and food brands. When she’s not blogging, she’s focused on her day job in digital marketing, watching Queer Eye, or laughing aloud at tweets from @dril.