I’m back! Today I have an informative blog post about Brandy Melville sales. I went to a Brandy sale today and it was quite the experience. If they are having a sale soon in your area, you may want to consider reading this before making plans. I will post a separate haul tomorrow if you are interested! Let’s get started.
First. How do you find out about a Brandy Melville sale?
Check their Twitter and Facebook! Brandy will start tweeting about a sale usually a week before. Details follow on Facebook a few days later.
Second. Where is a Brandy sale?
This is a popular question. A lot of people automatically think that Brandy sales are actually inside a Brandy store… but that’s not true. They are usually held at colleges. If you’re planning to go, create some directions to the location before hand so you don’t get confused or lost.
Third. How early should I arrive?
Early. Arrive as early as you can. If the sale starts at 10, get there at around 3 or 4 am. You will probably be at the front of the line! Alright, now here’s a little story about what happened at the sale today. Brandy Melville specifically said on Twitter AND Facebook that if you line up before 6 am, you will be escorted off the college. So instead of coming at 4 am, my friend and I came at 5:45 and was surprised by a huge line (over 200 people). We were the fifth group to go inside and we waited for about eight hours. They tell not to line up before 6 and when we come at 6 there’s already a million people in line?! NOT OKAY! If you’re going to a Brandy sale and they tweet something similar like that – don’t worry about it. Come as early as you want to because you won’t be “escorted” off the property. If you’re not an early bird, that’s kind of a problem. If you come too late (like 7 or 8), you’ll be near the back of the line and you may not even get to buy anything because everything might be sold out.
Four. What should I bring?
I brought several different things to the sale. I brought a little synch bag and in the big pocket I packed a blanket and a towel to sit on. If you go early in the morning, it will be cold so it’s a good idea to bring a blanket. It is also a good idea to bring a towel to sit on because you definitely won’t be standing the whole time and it’s better than sitting on cement or grass. In the front pocket I packed my wallet, headphones, snacks, iPad, phone, and gum. I should have brought a water bottle too now that I think about it! Headphones are also a must because you’ll be waiting in line for hours and it’ll kill time. Make sure to keep your things safe so nothing gets stolen!
Five. Any extra tips?
There’s a lot of extra tips! If you’re thinking about cutting in line, think again! Employees hand out colored wristbands an hour before the sale begins to ensure that no one cuts the line. So if you’re saving a spot for a friend in line, make sure they get that wristband! Next, when shopping, the merchandise is all inside big boxes. Get ready to dig! You never know what kind of treasures you’ll find at the bottom of those boxes. But, look carefully before you buy anything. Most of the clothes were misprinted, have huge holes, are fading, or the zipper was broken. I found this amazing top but as I looked more carefully, there was a huge hole in the side. Do they really think we are going to buy clothes with HUGE holes in them? No. We are not. Another way to find good merchandise is looking in people’s “no” piles. Employees give you trash bags and you stuff everything you find in the bags, and later you find a spot and sort the clothes. If you don’t want it, make a no pile. You can find all sorts of things inside no piles, so look carefully! By the end of the sale, clothes are all over the floor and there are empty boxes everywhere. Talking about damaged merchandise again, almost everything was had a hole or was stained. You can find this perfectly good crop top but then it has a big blue stain in the back. It’s really unfair and stupid that Brandy brings a ton of damaged merchandise to the sale.
Now let’s talk about pricing. Bracelets, graphic tops and shirts were $5. Dresses and skirts were $10, and flannels, sweaters, and pants were $15. Almost everything at the sale was graphic tops. There was no sweaters and very few skirts. There was a good amount of flannels but the sizing was huge. They carried a lot of purple floral dresses and some black dresses. I was really disappointed when I didn’t see any sweaters! :( Also, in one big box there was just bralettes which looked like they could fit an 8-year-old. Whaaaa??? I noticed that people who were first in line got really good stuff – so arrive as early as possible!
Pictures? Of course I had to take pictures! Take a look at the craziness below.
Waiting in line at 5:30 am. A ton of people were already at the college!
A few hours later, we were closer the the front of the line! The line kept getting bigger and bigger. There was so many people!
People sorting through clothes and boxes.
Clothes were on the floor everywhere. It was crazy.
This was taken around the end of the sale where a lot of the good merchandise was already bought. You can see some empty boxes too.
This last photo was taken at the end of the sale when I left. As you can see, it’s cray.
If you want to see more photos of the sale, head over to Instagram and look under the hashtag brandysale. :)
To conclude, the sale wasn’t worth it, but then again it was. I bought four things, at full price would’ve cost over $90, but I paid only $25. I’ll be uploading a haul tomorrow so stay tuned!
If you have any questions about the Brandy Melville sale, feel free to ask in the comments below! And if you’ve ever been to one of these sales, tell me your experience!:) Brandy sales may be different for everyone, but this is what I experienced at the sale I went to.
Thanks for reading!