The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (APS) is the only time Lilly Pulitzer clothing ever goes on sale, and it only ever happens twice a year. The January sale usually happens the week after New Years Day, and is smaller with fewer items to choose from, and it typically consists of styles that didn’t sell out in stores between the summer sale and the new year, plus things left over from the summer sale.
The summer sale, happening Monday September 9th at 8am EST has a massive selection of things from the past 1-2 years, plus surplus gift with purchase items, and includes things from every Lilly Pulitzer line like mens, kids and babies, women’s clothing, and luxletic.
LillyPulitzer.com is the main place to shop the summer sale, but it’s not the only place. In fact, if you’re careful, don’t mind messing up your sleep schedule a bit, and know what you’d like to get in advance, you might just be able to cross everything off your wishlist before the sale hits. Here are 7 places you can shop the upcoming Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale.
Amazon’s Lilly Pulitzer sale is sporadic. Two years ago everything on sale hit the website at 3am EST and the sale prices were the same or slightly less than the main sale that opened 5 hours later.
Last year, the Amazon sale prices didn’t show up until around 8am EST, which was exactly when the Lilly Pulitzer APS started online. Since it’s unpredictable, it’s hard to count on this as a reliable place to cross things off your wishlist, but if you’re flexible about want you want, it can be a great place to shop.
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Same or slightly lower prices than LillyPulitzer.com
Sale sometimes begins before the main sale
Random things from 2-4 years past sometimes show up in this sale
Sale start time can be unpredictable and varies year to year
Prices vary based on print and size for the same item
One size/print combination may be on sale while another print/size combo may be retail or above retail
Dillards’ website doesn’t carry a large selection of Lilly Pulitzer, but if you’re in the market for office or home supplies, it’s a great place to shop. The sale usually goes live around 6am EST, but again it varies year to year. Prices are similar to Lilly Pulitzer’s official sale.
Lots of home goods and office supplies
Prices typically less than Lilly Pulitzer sale prices
Unpredictable sale start time
The official home of the Lilly Pulitzer sale, the sale goes live Monday September 9th at 8am EST. Wait time to get into the sale varies, and things sell out quickly, but there’s an amazing variety of items, lots of stock, and shipping time is usually 2-6 weeks on sale items. All sales are final.
Big selection of items
Always begins at 8am EST
Some items are restocked on second day
Additional items added randomly throughout the sale
Sometimes offer promotions like $20 scarves or deeply discounted GWPs on their Instagram @LillyPulitzer
Site sometimes crashes during sale (but this hasn’t happened in the past 3 sales!)
Wait time to get into sale can exceed an hour if you’re not on the site at 8am EST
Shipping can take up to 6 weeks, although it’s usually less
Purchases are sometimes cancelled if they oversell, but this is becoming less of a problem as they upgrade their tech year after year
Nordstrom has a great selection of Lilly Pulitzer throughout the year, but usually only 6-10 styles are available during the sale.
Extra stock of certain items if they sell out elsewhere
Will generally price match Lilly Pulitzer sale prices if items are in stock
No wait time
Sale usually goes live at 6am
Small selection of sale merchandise
Doesn’t usually have mens, kids, or baby items on sale
Rue Lala typically opens a boutique for Lilly Pulitzer items during the APS. It usually consists of home items, office products, and accessories like glasses, keychains, and drink huggers. Typically opens the new boutique at 6am EST
Unique selection of new and older style items
Very fast shipping
Make multiple orders and only pay shipping once over 30 days
Has included clothing in the past
$10 flat rate shipping (but you only pay it once per 30 days and can make as many orders as you’d like)
Usually doesn’t include clothing
Saks 5th Ave has a decent selection of Lilly Pulitzer dresses and tops available during the sale. Prices are generally about the same as the main sale, and shipping is fast.
Usually offers popular styles on sale
Prices roughly the same as the main sale
No wait time to access the sale section
Limited sizes (usually only 3-4 different sizes per sale item)
Items sell very quickly
Limited selection of sale items
Owned by Amazon, Zappos also has a great selection of sale items for Lilly Pulitzer, and will price match sale prices from other sites. These items are usually available in very small or very large sizes, and sizes in the middle generally aren’t available. Prices can fluctuate based on size or style.
Good variety of items
Sale usually goes live at 3am EST
Very generous return policy
Price can vary by size/print or color
Sells out quickly
Items frequently arrive damaged or incorrect, but customer service will fix these issues
If items are sent damaged or the incorrect item is sent, Zappos may only be able to issue a refund if the item is out of stock, so items purchased aren’t always guaranteed
While eBay doesn’t hold an official sale, it’s still a fantastic place to shop for all things Lilly. Oftentimes it’s possible to find items that were sold out in the sale new or gently used for the same or lower prices than other retailers. If you miss out on something in the sale, try looking on eBay!
Variety of new, used, and damaged items at deep discounts
Limited availability of each item
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