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2015 Lilly Pulitzer warehouse sale

2015 Lilly Warehouse Sale

Friends, I have survived. After a quick nap (if you can even call it that), Andrea and I got up at 230am, were on the road by 3am and in line by 415am. The line nearly wrapped around the entire Philly Expo Center + thats even with some amusement park line weaving inside the building and under a tent outside. It took us until 8:55 to actually get to shop. Here’s the thing….

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There is a waiver now! Hallelujah for those animals that call themselves humans and apparently had no sensible mother to teach them how to act. The line was pretty insane but as always, Lilly Pulitzer CEO, Scott Beaumont was walking through the crowds. He is so nice and Andrea and I got a picture with him last time but we were looking rough so we didn’t take another one this year! He stopped and chatted with us, girls around us took pictures and then he asked when we got there, we told him about how much fun we had at Lilly for Target (and about my birthday party!) he was smiling the whole time and even moved up with us in line as the line started to move to keep chatting!

2015 Lilly Warehouse Sale

So I won’t go into the gory details. I had a great haul, only spending $92! Some of the prices were more expensive: totes at $69 v. $29-39 before. Elsa tops were around $69 I believe, shoes $89…so I chose to focus on more inexpensive items that I wouldn’t find for such a good deal elsewhere.

2015 Lilly Warehouse Sale

Zebra print dress is 3/4 sleeve and only $29 [can you believe that? similar are usually $98] but it doesn’t have a tag so I don’t know much more about it than that, murfee scarf (cashmere scarf) in she got sole, [originally $118, $34], on the rocks necklace [regularly $88, $19], pick me up pouch [originally $32, $9] that I’m going to use as a case for my iPad mini. I can’t believe I made it out in under $100, I was really trying to limit myself! I spent $92.68 on $336 retail!

They were constantly pushing out new inventory so if you haven’t headed to the sale yet don’t worry about things being there! They definitely are planning on it lasting the three days – this isn’t Lilly for Target! The line was longer than ever before, CEO Scott Beaumont also confirmed that he had never seen anything like it but he agreed the buzz around Lilly for Target made people come out early and in large quantities. I think that the line progressed more slowly and I can’t even be upset becauuuuuuse, the shopping experience was so much better than I remembered! They let fewer people in at a time so you could actually walk around and see what was there rather than have to just grab blind and head to a corner to sort through your stuff. I was actually super impressed with the sale and staff this year, they were really awesome! I was disappointed that the prices seemed higher…but what can you do?!

UNTIL NEXT TIME…..

2015 Lilly Warehouse SaleA look back to 2013 Lilly Warehouse sale!

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I Survived: Lilly Warehouse Sale

As you may or may not know, Lilly Pulitzer hosts a Warehouse sale at the Philadelphia Expo Center each year with tons of discounted merchandise. People come from ALL over to get in on it. Luckily, it was just a quick drive for us!

Andrea and I started out plotting for months before the sale, taking off work and talking about what we wanted most.

The night before we were feeling a little bold, and decided what the heck, people have been lining up since Sunday (the sale starts Thursday at 5am) we should just go out and spend the night in the car. It was a great idea until we arrived at 11pm with countless people with tents, inflatable mattresses and three walls of the Convention Center had women wrapped around waiting to get in. To call it camping, or even glamping would be a gross overstatement. I will spare you from the pathetic items we impromptu camped with from my car…

And then it was 4am. Everyone started running towards the doors that were opening. Women were cutting each other if they weren’t moving fast enough, and consequently there was boo-ing for about 15 minutes after.

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Once you get inside the doors, theres even more lines. But luckily they had a DJ starting at 430a to get the crowd going. People were dressed all in Lilly, others in PJs, workout clothes, and other unfortunate souls decided to wear sweatpants under their Lilly dresses- Lilly must have been rolling over in her grave.

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Once you make it past all of the lines, they give you a HUGE pink bag- much like a mesh laundry bag to put all of your finds in. And from there its chaos! Clothes are organized by size and people just pick huge mounds of clothes and try them all on. Its a little overwhelming to witness people drag bags that are equivalent to the weight of a twelve year old. If they can’t wait in the line to try on clothes in the communal dressing room, they just start on the main floor- even thats one of the few rules- no undressing on the floor.

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There is no shortage of items, so you don’t have to be too worried about finding something.

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Heres what I found:

true blue jammin shoreline tote

True Blue Jammin’ Shoreline Totebag: $78, Warehouse Sale: $29

meg dress- coral cocktail

The Meg Dress: $118, Warehouse Sale: $39

washed up necklace

Washed Up Coral Necklace: $58, Warehouse Sale: $19

seahorseSeahorse Flip-Flops: $38, Warehouse Sale: $10

photo-3We were in by 5:30a and out at 730a!

But not before we got to meet Lilly Pulitzer’s CEO, Scott Beaumont

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