Lilly Pulitzer’s After Party Sale (now called the Sunshine Sale) only happens twice a year, once in January and again in September, and this is the only time you’ll find their clothing on sale online. I’m sharing with you my best pieces of advice for making sure you get everything you want in the biggest sale event of the year, the summer 2021 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale, along with when the date of the summer 2021 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale will most likely be!
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When is the Summer 2021 Lilly Pulitzer Sunshine Sale?
The 2021 Summer Lilly Pulitzer Sunshine Sale date has been confirmed for Monday, September 13th at 8am EST!
Past dates of the sale are below:
2020: September 14th – 15th
2019: September 9th – 11th
2018: September 10th – 12th
2017: August 28th – 30th
2016: August 22nd – 23rd
2015: August 17th – 18th
2014: August 18th – 20th
Where Can I Shop the Summer 2021 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?
Once it goes live at 8 am EST, the main place to shop the sale is the Lilly Pulitzer website. You can also shop the sale in several places before the main sale goes live, as listed below.
After Party Sales that generally start at midnight EST:
After Party Sales that generally start at 3 am EST:
Frequently Asked Question About Lilly Pulitzer’s After Party Sale
What’s special about the summer Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?
The summer sale is much bigger and generally has a better selection than the January sale, meaning it’s the very best time of the year to score amazing deals on Lilly Pulitzer items.
How does the online sale work?
People are put in a virtual line when they first go to the site and given a number. The digital line will move, and your number will get closer to the front of the virtual line. Once you reach the front, you can get to shopping!
Tip: Create an account & save your payment information a few days before the sale starts to check out faster.
Tip: You can open multiple browser tabs and shop from multiple devices (phones, tablets, computers, laptops, etc.) and have multiple “spots” in line. This is important because just because you’ve put something in your cart does not mean it won’t sell out.
Tip: I recommend checking out multiple times to get the best chance of getting your items (your order could be canceled, more on this later), but beware that once you checkout and complete your purchase, you’re sent to the back of the line. This is where having multiple devices/tabs, aka places in line, becomes beneficial!
What if my order is canceled?
It’s unlikely that your order will be canceled. It used to happen frequently several years ago, but Lilly has upgraded their computer systems and made it, so this rarely happens now. If your order is canceled, there isn’t much you can do other than hunt for the items in places like my Lilly Pulitzer Facebook group, which has nearly 41,000 members.
Are all sales final?
What if I’m sent the incorrect items, or what I order doesn’t fit me?
If you’re sent the wrong items, Lilly will let you return them. If what you order doesn’t fit, you can find a trade in my Lilly Pulitzer Facebook group.
Can I use a gift card during the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?
What’s the discount like during the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?
Items are generally 30% – 80% off retail.
Examples of Prices from Last Year’s Summer APS
Dresses were around $59 – $99
Swing Dresses $39 – $69
Shift Dresses $59-$89
Elsas $69 – $109
Callahan Shorts $29+
Luxletic Leggings $39 – $79
Luxletic Aila Skort $34
Scarves were $19-$30
Popovers were $39 – $79
Deanna Linen Popovers $34
Printed Popovers $59
Cashmere Cardigan Wrap $69 – $99
Palazzo Pants were $89
Purses and accessories were $12+
Men’s Ties $29+
Men’s Swim Shorts $34 – $39
Men’s Beaumont Shorts $34+
Will the sale happen in stores too?
Yes, call your local store to double-check.
What’s Included in the After Party Sale?
All Categories of Women’s Clothing: Yes
Gift with Purchase (GWPs) items: Yes
Baby & Kids: Yes
Home Goods & Lilly Pulitzer x Pottery Barn: No
Sold out collections from previous years: Not likely
Sample Items: Sometimes, however, samples haven’t been in the last 3 sales.
Which prints are included in the sale?
Generally, prints that did not sell out from the last 2 years will be in the sale. New releases are excluded from the sale.
Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Tips
- Join the largest Lilly Pulitzer Facebook group for updates & advice on how to shop the After Party Sale & turn on notifications
- Set your alarms for the sale once the date is officially confirmed
- Prioritize categories to shop first within the sale, so you get the highest items on your wishlist.
- Do NOT refresh your page once you’re in line
- Shop from multiple windows and devices
- Use the search function within the sale to narrow sale results to your size and preferred category.
- Don’t worry if you don’t receive a shipping notification. Unless you receive an email stating your order has been canceled, which is very unlikely, your order is still processing.
- Remember that orders can take up to 6 weeks to ship, but they generally ship very quickly.
Let me know what you thought of these tips, and if you still have questions, please ask them below, and I will answer!
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