Hope y’all have a had a great first few days of 2019. The other day I shared my 2019 Goals. While they are still very much a work in progress, I’m still excited to work towards them and experience the growth God has in store for me this year! Anyways, the start of a new year also means it’s time for another Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. So today I’m sharing a January 2019 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Guide to help y’all prepare. Keep reading for everything you need to know!
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What: January 2019 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale
The After Party Sale is the only time Lilly Pulitzer posts sale merchandise on their website. It happens twice per year- once in late summer/early fall, and again in January shortly after New Year’s. The January Lilly After Party Sale is a bit smaller and shorter than the one in August/September. It lasts two days rather than three days, and the merchandise selection tends to be a bit smaller too. However, the deals are just as amazing as the late summer/early fall sale, and it’s totally worth checking out.
When: Monday, January 7 thru Tuesday, January 8
The January 2019 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale will being right around 8:00am Eastern time on Monday, January 7. It will continue through Tuesday, January 8. However, there is one big difference between this Lilly After Party Sale and previous ones. Rather than releasing all the sale items first thing Monday morning, Lilly announced that they are releasing one wave of items when the sale beings on Monday morning, and then releasing a second wave of items at 9:00am Easter time on Tuesday, January 8.
It will be interesting to see how this goes down. I feel like people who can’t be on their phone or computer ready to shop at 8:00am on Monday won’t have to worry so much about the hottest items selling out before they can shop. For one thing, Lilly will save some of those items for the Tuesday morning release. In addition, people might not buy as much on Monday because they will want to wait and see what comes out on Tuesday before maxing out their sale budget.
Note: If you live near a Lilly store, you can shop the sale in-store this weekend. But keep in mind the selection will be much smaller!
How: Keep These Tips in Mind While Shopping
I shared several tips for shopping the Lilly After Party Sale prior to the sale this past September. The same tips hold true for shopping the January 2019 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. You can read about them in more detail here. However, I still wanted to reiterate the biggest tips right here.
My biggest tip for shopping any Lilly After Party Sale is BE PATIENT! You WILL have to wait in the virtual line, so don’t freak out when you go onto the site and see there are thousands of people ahead of you. It actually moves a lot faster than you would think! With that said, you still definitely want to head to the Lilly website as close to 8:00am EST on Monday morning as possible.
Secondly, set up a secure account on the Lilly website and save your shipping and billing info beforehand. Do this well in advance of Sunday evening, because Lilly will take their site down before the sale to prepare. Items in your cart aren’t guaranteed until you complete the checkout process, so having all your payment info saved ahead of times makes it less likely that you will miss out on any must-haves you put in your cart.
Lastly, set a budget and stick to it. The Lilly After Party Sale is great, but not worth racking up credit card debt over. This is especially important to keep in mind when you’re shopping on Monday, knowing that additional stuff will be released on Tuesday. One of the best ways to stick to a budget is to browse the website and make a wish list in advance.
Items to Look for in the Lilly After Party Sale
I have no idea exactly what will be part of the January 2019 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. However, you will most likely find items from Lilly’s late summer and early fall 2018 releases that weren’t part of the September sale. In addition, there may be leftover inventory from previous sales, as well as leftover items from previous gift with purchase promos that you can buy directly. These leftover Gift with Purchase items are my personal favorite to look for during the sale. It’s nice to be able to snag some of these cute items without having to spend $500 on full-price Lilly in one transaction first!
So even though I’m not quite sure what will be available come Monday morning, I still wanted to share a few general Lilly favorites that are always good to be on the lookout for during the sale. Lilly has actually already taken a lot of their merchandise off the website. Therefore, definitely don’t expect these exact items to be part of sale. I just wanted to give y’all an idea of general categories of things to look for!
Printed Shift Dresses
Nothing says Lilly like a classic printed shift dress. The Lilly After Party Sale has lots of printed shift dresses, and they are typically at least 50% off. The Mila Shift is a popular style that has been part of lots of recent Lilly seasons. Although this adorable panda print won’t be part of the sale, you can check out the style here. I’m predicting that there will be Mila shifts in past season’s prints available in the sale! The Harper Shift is another classic Lilly shift style I like. You can preview the Harper here.
Solid Shift Dresses
Solid shift dresses are another great find to look for during the After Party Sale. I especially love the ones that have some lace appliqué trim, like this one.
Lilly shorts are one of their more affordable clothing items to begin with, so After Party Sale prices (which are usually around 50% off) make them even more budget-friendly. The Callahan Shorts are one of my favorite styles. The 5-inch inseam is the perfect length. I also really like the Buttercup Shorts. They also have a 5-inch inseam, along with a scalloped hem.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that printed Lilly scarves are staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. I actually got one of my Lilly scarves during the January After Party Sale about four years ago! Although my new favorite panda infinity scarf won’t be part of the sale, you can still check it out here to give you an idea of how wonderful Lilly scarves are.
Lilly S’well Bottles
This is one thing that I can tell you with 99% certainty will be part of the January 2019 After Party Sale. All of the Lilly S’well bottles except the most recent release are no longer on the Lilly website. Also, some people who shopped in-stores during the After Party sale preview shared that S’well bottles were available at a great discount! There’s a good chance that this Lilly S’well bottle I featured in my November/December 2018 Favorites will be part of the sale.
Most of Lilly’s outerwear is off their website right now, so I’m guessing that means a lot will be part of the sale I actually got a Lilly vest with printed lining during the last After Party Sale. You can see more pictures of how I styled it here.
Thanks so much for reading, and I hope y’all found this helpful. What are you hoping to score during the January 2019 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?