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It's A Shopping Frenzy In Montgomery County As Lilly Pulitzer's Annual Warehouse Sale Opens

By Jim Melwert

OAKS, Pa. (CBS) -- Today is the opening day of a warehouse sale of popular women's fashions in Montgomery County.

That had dozens and dozens of people standing in line, hoping for some big discounts.

The line outside the Lilly Pulitzer warehouse sale wrapped around the building, snaked under a large tent, then back out into the parking lot of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Montgomery County).

But the hardcore sale-seekers got in early.

"We drove up from Virginia last night, got here about 10:15, spent the night outside in some lawn chairs," said Gretchen Strub.  Her daughters Sydney and Hannah are veterans of this sale, here last year.

"We kinda knew how to get the good deals -- I think we did well," said one.

"Got aggressive, throw some elbows when you need to," admitted the other, "but we got the deals that we wanted.  So, a trip to Pennsylvania? Worth it."

The trio got 26 items for $700, which they say would have cost at least a couple of thousand at regular retail.

The Lilly Pulitzer company is based in King of Prussia, Pa.

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