An Award for Lilly & Preppy Sales Abound

Hello-Hello! Might we inject a personal note here and say we are ever-so-happy to be back home at the Prepatorium. New York is always fun, but being home at the Palace brings a smile to TP’s face.

Our trip to the Stationery Show was fun and frenzied, with just enough social activities thrown in to keep us re-applying the lip gloss.  We saw loads of new goodies we think you will love, including some divine designs for the Fall and holiday seasons that we shall be adding to our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gifts Collection.

On the agenda? Fireplace matches (you know, the really long ones the houseman uses), cookie cutters, and…. (insert dramatic music here), 2010 Calendars! There will be both desk-top and wall calenders that you are simply going to adore. Many readers will remember we offered pre-ordering of the Lilly Stationery merchandise prior to this spring’s launch; we will provide that same opportunity with these new treasures.  Just sign up for our Lilly Mailing List at

As we are speaking of Lilly Pulitzer, fans will be pleased to learn she received the prestigious Spirit of a Woman Award from the American Apparel and Footwear Association.  The award presentation was last week in New York, and Isaac Mizrahi did the honors, wearing pink loafers in honor of the designer:


PHOTO: John Aquino/WWD

It is clear Mr. Mizrahi thinks highly of Lilly’s impact on American style:

“I think that Lilly Pulitzer is the most important American designer ever. Her work has influenced American designers and international designers. If you are wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress, they can tell. Whether it’s in Palm Beach or in Milan, in New York or in Russia, it doesn’t matter where you are wearing that dress. They know, it’s Lilly Pulitzer.”

Unfortunately Lilly was not able to attend; the award was accepted on her behalf by Lilly Grand Pooh-Bah Scott Beaumont, accompanied by another Lilly exec, James Bradbeer Jr.

PHOTO: John Aquino

PHOTO: John Aquino/WWD

BTW, the Lilly Brooke Shields Tunic and Swimsuit were featured on the Today Show yesterday in a segment about beachwear and swimsuits.

Courtesy NBC/Universal

Courtesy NBC/Universal

And in a final note, we have added the Lilly Pulitzer Dry Erase Boards to the store, an outstanding addition to your palace, equally wonderful as a gift!

The Boards are available in Animal Crackers, Cabanarama, Juice Bar and Bees Knees Patch.


It will come as no surprise that just about every retailer is having a sale or discount promotion of some sort as we approach the holiday weekend. Burberry tops today’s list of just such establishments.



There is a substantial amount of merchandise available in the ‘Sale’ category online, no surprise in light of the company’s continued underperformance.

Invite-only shopping site Rue La La has Vineyard Vines on sale through tomorrow.

They also have a Kate Spade sale underway.

Both sales end tomorrow (Thursday, 5.21.09) at 11am; if you need an invite to ‘join’ the site, just email the Princess:


J. Crew is promoting a sale at their Factory Stores, running today through Memorial Day.

We predict Crew will have a “Take an additional 20% off” discount offering within the next week to 10 days.  We’ll share the Silk-Linen Sweater as today’s Pretty in Pink:

The sweater originally retailed at $59.50; it is now selling at $49.50 or $39.99, depending upon the color.

The Nordstrom Designer Sale is underway as part of their storewide Half-Yearly Sale event.

Nordstrom Designer Sale

Nordstrom Designer Sale

And Barney’s Private Sale continues.



We want to share a few quick updates to previous posts:

  • The Gossip Girl spinoff on the CW is officially a non-starter. Many thanks to those who let us know it was not happening.
  • Something definitely supposed to happen, Gossip Guy Chace Crawford has been named to star in the remake of “Footloose,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

We’ll have more on the Stationery Show in our next post. Until then – smiles!


Filed under Gossip Girl, Lilly Pulitzer Paper & Gifts, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, preppy stationery, Sales & Savings, Updates

16 responses to “An Award for Lilly & Preppy Sales Abound

  1. newlywedwife

    Love the pink sweater, the new dry erase boards, and ISAAC M. in those fabulous pink shoes!

  2. So glad that you had a great trip and believe that despite what wonder spots life takes you, that there truly is no place like home 🙂

    Loved what IM had to say about Lilly- I think I read his full quote somewhere else too- at any rate- mega snaps for Lilly from such a staid and fun designer with incredible market presence.

    That little girl in the Lilly bikini likely sold-out the remaining bikinis for girls- was she show-stopping adorable or what?!


  3. Happy to hear that your trip went well!

    Didn’t think I could adore Isaac more, but those loafers are the very pink of perfection. Glorious.

    I’m admittedly hit or miss with the Lilly – some of the louder prints just aren’t me – but those dry erase boards are darling. That animal crackers print is too cute.

  4. Is it awful hubris to think you were talking about my Lily?;-)

    I HEART that linen Jcrew sweater. I have it in navy and wear the heck out of it.

  5. I am so excited about the Lilly calendars!! I love calendars. Lilly needs to do a planner {like the Kate Spade planner that I love} So excited to hear from you! I’ve missed you. And I just have to say that Preppy101 thinks the Lilly execs are perhaps the cutest execs on the block!! Eek – I’m crushing . . . hehe 😉 xoxo

  6. I love that Lilly was honored, I just love her designs and her shift dresses are my favorite!

  7. I’m a fan of Isaac Mizrahi 🙂

    I like the Lilly dry erase boards and Kate Spade flats!

  8. It’s too bad they’re not going ahead with the GG spinoff–I was excited about the potentially preppy wardrobe!

  9. Oh, and I”m so glad you had a good time in NYC!

  10. Isaac is rocking those pink/purple loafers real well! That’s a great combo with an all black outfit.

  11. KK

    Can’t wait to see all of your new goodies!!

    And bummer about the GG spinoff. I was sort of excited about it.

  12. Love the pink sweather and the tunic cover up! Glad you had a great trip.

  13. Loving those Kate Spade shoes! I wish they were doing a spinoff–wonder what happened? xoxo

  14. Princess Freckles

    Glad you had a great trip to NYC! I’m looking forward to the Lilly Calendar!

  15. Welcome home Princess!! I’m so glad you had a great time and I’m looking forward to hearing about your adventures. SO excited for the Lilly calendar and new goodies! How fabulous!! Thanks for letting us know about GG. That is too bad the spinoff didn’t work out.

  16. I just know it must have been wonderful to get home after a crazy busy weekend of shows! But it was so great to get together, I hope you return again for business soon!

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