375 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
142 Main Street, Westport
I tend to dismiss teen apparel shops for the cheesy, over-priced, slutty clothes. So I’m always flummoxed when I find myself in one of their fitting rooms trying to yank their leggings over my… well, you get the picture. And so it was with Italy-based Brandy Melville when they rolled into town.
Sure, they have the requisite barely-there tops and crotch-grazing skirts. But their sweatshirts and oversized-tops are super-comfy and flattering, their jewelry is cute and cheap, and their suede fringe backpack is pretty cool. Quality’s decent, too.
Robin’s note: Their “One Size Fits Most” policy is a tad distressing. I mean, with pants the girth of a garden hose, I assume “most” refers to the population of Somalia. Before blazing American frontier their policy was “One Size Fits All.” So when they get a toehold in the midwest it’ll probably be “One Size.”
Their specialty: Loose-fitting tops, angora sweaters, and tight bottoms.
What you should buy: Sweatshirts and over-sized tees, jewelry for teen gifts.
What you may not know but should:
- All materials are eco-friendly.
- Sororities are encouraged to schedule private shopping nights in any location.
- Yes, everything is “One Size Fits Most” and has been for the past 30 years.