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Lilly Pulitzer Spring 17' @ the Pink Palace

Thursday, August 25, 2016


I kicked off the week with a quick trip up to King of Prussia, PA to Lilly's headquarters (aka: the Pink Palace) to view/order Spring 2017! Crazy because I am just now beginning to wrap my head around Fall styles that are arriving, but alas this is retail. I brought one of my college besties/roomies/sorority sisters along for the ride since she's in sales and has a flexible work schedule. We flew out of GSP, connected in Charlotte and straight shot up to Philly.


Not much to do in KOP exceeeeept shop. The King of Prussia mall use to be two seperate buildings, but since recently connected it is now the largest mall in America in terms of square footage (2.7+ million sq ft) and amount of retail stores (400+ with 8 large anchor stores). We went to Cheesecake Factory in the mall asap since we were starved and had not really ate all day, THEN we walked/shopped until our legs nearly fell off, then went BACK to Cheesecake Factory for drinks, cheesecake before heading back to hotel to hit the sack. We checked out Lilly Pulitzer's main store in the mall (which we get pictures sent to use of that store to use for merchandising ideas/etc) and it was so neat to see ALL of the stores this mall had. I mean they had a Spanx store. Mac store. Ballard Designs store. Neiman, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Macy's, you. name. it. Absolutely CRAY.


People made fun of our oh-so-Southern accents and we sure did miss good ol' Southern sayins', but what we didn't miss was the humidity and the heat of the South. It felt amazing when we were up there and the chilly mornings has me craving Fall now more than ever... 

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I just got it cut last week and went a little darker for Fall!

Spring 2017 looked AH-MAZING. Spring is of course Lilly's biggest season and then our biggest season for Lilly in our store. Spring Break, Easter, Mother's Day, etc... bright and colorful Lilly styles are the epitome of Spring & Summer. Some Spring seasons really have not "wowed" me, but this Spring had just about everything I was looking for and then some. I really do love the prints and I am very excited about new styles, longer lengths, and more size options.

We got a tour of the print studio with sneak peeks of Summer 17' and even Resort/Fall 17 (the design team works about a year in advance so half were actually in Palm Beach plotting Fall 17 while we were there) and we met a ton of fun new friends, like fashion blogger/boutique owner/Southern gal Samantha from FabFinds. Check her out!


It was a great, quick trip and we are excited about Spring 17' being our BIGGEST LILLY SEASON EVER! Hope you all snagged some sales at the After Party Sale and if you still want to stock up, there's a few (very few, but a few) Lilly styles left over on our website www.scsugar.com. 

Happy shopping!

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