I've posted about the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse sale before (here & here), and just like the past few years, the warehouse sale was a "must-do" in my summer plans. It took place in Oaks, PA, last week. Fortunately, I was able to re-arrange my internship schedule to allow me to spend the beginning of the week in the city, drive down to the warehouse sale, and then spend the weekend at home!
I ended up driving right from Jersey to the sale and arriving in Oaks around 9:30pm. From 9:30 until about 3:30am, we were camped out in the Expo Center's parking lot. I got a little bit of sleep, but I mainly enjoyed chatting with friends and fellow Lilly lovers.
The sale opens at 5am, so around 4am they start allowing people to line up inside the Expo Hall. I'd say I was in the first 300ish in line, so we were into the actual sale by 5:15.
The best part about the sale is the seconds and samples area. I scored the best deals by scouring through these boxes. The best method of the morning is to throw anything in your size that you might be interested in into your bag, then when things start to calm down, you find a place to start sorting through your tote and trying things on. In addition to myself, I was shopping for my sister and Bess since they weren't able to join me this year, so I was looking for three different sizes.
Optical Confusion Murfee / Trippin & Sippin Popover / Dockhopper Pippa Pants / Navy Beckett / Shimmy Shell Elsa / Lilly Loves Hope Murfee
I also got four other murfees and a Briella dress, but I was unable to find photos!
This was my most successful sale of all time. In addition to finding great bargains for Bess and my sister (who wear smaller sizes), I was also able to find some great deals for myself. I usually only walk out of the sample/seconds section with one or two things, but I really made out this year!
After looking through the samples, I usually make a lap to see what accessories they have available. Much to my surprise, there was a huge murfee selection this year and they were only $34 each! They retail for $118. In addition to some newer prints, they also had some prints that I would say come out around 2010 or earlier!
I also scored some great deals for Heather (my sister, if y'all didn't know!) and Bess. I got Bess a pair of Callahan shorts that are still on the Lilly website for only $15 (retail price: $64). I found Heather a beautiful hot pink dress with an organza lace overlay for $30 (retail price: $278). I also found both Heather and Bess the same popover that I found myself! Hopefully when Bess comes to NYC this summer all three of us won't match! =P
I spent a little more than I usually do at the warehouse sale, especially considering I have an unpaid internship, but I just couldn't pass up the older murfees! They are the perfect addition to many of my outfits in the fall and winter, and I can't wait to share how I style them when it's not so hot out!
Did you go to the Warehouse Sale?