Since starting my endeavor with Paisley Raye, I’ve been asked more times than I can count “Is Paisley Raye The Same As LuLaRoe”. The short answer is no. But the long answer is it’s similar, but different. Paisley Raye shares similarities with LuLaRoe, Agnes & Dora, My Amelia James, Piphany (previously known as Honey & Lace), and any others I’m missing.
But with those similarities come several distinct differences. So is Paisley Raye the same as LuLaRoe? No. But let’s dive into the biggest differences.
Paisley Raye is American Made
While I do realize most companies have started out as American made before experiencing a growth that justified moving overseas, this is not the plan for Paisley Raye. Stylist growth will be capped in order to sustain this status because it’s important to the owners.
Paisley Raye is a Boutique
LuLaRoe is known for the unique and limited print, which is great and what many love about the brand, but sometimes we want the same print simply because it’s pretty! Paisley Raye is different in that we have a small amount of prints produced in a single style production. This means we have duplicate prints across sizes. While being unique and having one of a kind items is great, it’s not always what everyone wants.
I Cannot Pick My Prints
Is Paisley Raye the same as LuLaRoe? In this one instance, yes it is the same approach…but not really. While I do not get to select my prints, I do know what prints I will see in my box. Since stock photos are provided to us by the company in order to save us time on photographing inventory, I know what’s available. My only true surprise is what sizes I’ll receive each individual print in.
The small amount of prints produced in a single style production allows for prints to be produced on a seasonal basis. Let’s face it, there are times of the year when we want certain colors or types of prints. While we do have certain styles that are always available, they are produced in seasonally appropriate prints and colors.
The seasonal prints go beyond just prints though! Because of the thought put into the prints released, every top matches at least two pairs of Pixie Pants. Some can actually match up to four pairs of Pixie Pants! This means the chance of walking away with a complete outfit is extremely realistic for your customers! You do not need 1,000+ items in order to have the ability to create outfits. I carry an average inventory size of 200 at any given time and can always create outfits for my customers!
Paisley Raye produces 10-12 seasonal styles across Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer because we as consumers want to see sweaters and long sleeves in the cooler months, and tanks and cold shoulders in the warmer months. The styles released are not guaranteed to return each season either. Christi Raye is one of the owners and sole designer of all styles produced by Paisley Raye. She watches the fashion trends before making any decisions. She uses her skills and expertise to watch the market for what people want while putting her signature on any particular style she creates.
You Don’t Have to Wait for Me in Order to Shop
If you’re shopping my website, you can checkout all on your own and at your own time. You no longer have to wait for me to put up albums, do a live sale, post outfits, and then follow-up with an invoice. All you have to do is shop my boutique and cash out when you’re done! I’ll be notified of your order and will ship the next day!
Want To Learn More?
So there you have it, the answer to is Paisley Raye the same as LuLaRoe? While there are a few similarities, most in concept, it most certainly is not the same. Stop on over to our community group Sass Not Optional to learn more about the company and see photos of the wonderful women sharing in the group! You can shop my site at Sass Not Optional Boutique as well!
If the company interests you at all on a business standpoint, feel free to join us over in the Sassy Serendipity Opportunity Group so you can learn more! It’s a pressure free group where you can lurk, ask questions and see what the company is all about!