Here are the details:
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Hall C
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA 19456
If you’re using a GPS, and it doesn’t find the above address, use 1601 Egypt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460, and follow signs for the sale from there.
Friday, December 9, 2011 (7am – 8pm)
Doors open at 6am.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 (8am – 4pm)
Doors open at 7am.
I went in the summer for one of their famous Warehouse Sales, and it was bonkers! What a rush! People get there at 4 am, the uniform for the Warehouse shopper ranged from evening wear to sorority girl style. Many admittedly had “no budget” and racked up $1000s of dollars worth of Lilly goods.
This event is worth the wait simply because you are getting up to 70% off on the current season. A few of the styles were even selling at regular price online and at stores. There are also some great samples available. Please note, they are not dispensing pre-sale ticket numbers this year, this Holiday and Resort sale is strictly first come first serve.
Before the blowout, I had never set foot in a Lilly store, but I had so much fun and had so much luck at their Warehouse Sale that I am officially a convert.
Here’s some advice that I overheard in line last time.
1. Go for the bags and shoes first, since they are usually the first to go
2. Wear undergarments that you feel comfortable changing in – there are no dividers, just a curtained “changing area.”
3. Giant shopping bags are provided, but if you are looking to buy in bulk, some people brought cardboard boxes the size of shopping carts to help schlep their stuff around.
4. Bring an adventurous spirit – better to grab more sizes/styles, and edit from there.
For more info, see the official flyer on the Lilly Pulitzer website.