While shopping with my then
The decor of the shop was All-American collegiate, with the stars and stripes hanging on the wall along with Ivy-league college banners. But, here is the thing— one size fits all cropped tops were piled on picnic tables, and others were hung on ribbon wrapped wire hangers. Yes, everything in the shop is one size and at the time it was table after table of cropped tops in a soft t-shirt fabric. The place was buzzing with prepubescent girls— some looked like they were 9 years old but their conversations revealed a very sophisticated knowledge of clothing. The shop girls were stationed at the registers and the fitting rooms with some wearing hippie-style scarves tied around the top and under their hair, flannel-plaid cropped shirts with high waisted basketball shorts, or a plaid mini skirts. Many added Doc Martins to their looks. Somehow, I convinced my 12 year old that this wasn’t for her and I got out of there after a quick whirl around and headed to Forever 21.
A year later I reconsidered my strong “no crop-top” position for my now
That’s the end of the story, except to say that I found out to my chagrin that Brandy Melville is an Italian company that’s been in the USA since 2009. I sculked to my room knowing that it’s all true —my time of knowing is slipping away. Thank god I have a daughter to help me know what’s cool. https://www.brandymelvilleusa.com