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Meet Ally!

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  • By Rachel Kupfer & Ruth Baron
Meet Ally!

The face that greets you at OTT!

This week’s featured employee is the ever bubbly and energetic Ally Brandwein! Ally works in sales and customer service and greets our customers with a warm hello. Ally is the epitome of genuineness, what you see is what you get. Incredibly smart and creative, she knows all of our customers by name, their tastes, and preferences. The best part? She has no idea how amazing that is. What customers may not know is that when they request to speak to Rachel for an opinion, they can skip right to Ally since she is more than equipped to help. It’s no surprise this sunshines’ favorite color is yellow, Ally brightens the mood in the store with her dances, quirks, and contagious laugh. She’s quick to pick up on the mood of her coworkers and is always armed with a hug at the ready. Read on to get to know more about our one and only Ally. 


Name: Ally Brandwein.


Where do you live? I currently live in New Milford, NJ and Staten Island, NY. 


Do you have any hidden talents? Hidden talents...hmm...I love doing nails!!! (She’s really really good at it too).


Favorite singer(s): KHALIDDDD and Lewis Capaldi.


Popular nicknames given from the OTT crew: Alicehone, Ali (pronounced al-ai), Als, Allison, Ally Bally.


The best thing about working at OTT: It is sooo hard to pick just one, but if I have to I would say the people I work with!!! For real, they are all equally amazing, unique, and so so special.


The most annoying part of working at OTT: Hmm, I wouldn't say that I have a most annoying part of work, but putting new inventory up on the shelves is definitely a challenge!!


Favorite Product(s): I LOVEEEE anything glass and gold! I also really like the colorful objects (those acrylic bud c'monnn!) but our flower salt and pepper shakers are my fave.


What’s the best part or funniest part of working with your coworkers: I really feel like I work with some of my best friends!! We are always making jokes at each other that are probably not funny to other people but are hilarious to us!


What't the funniest part about working with Raychill, your boss? Rachel is actually the funniest person ever!!!! I think it is the unintentional aspect of being funny that makes her hilarious.


A day in my work life: I work in sales so customers have the joy of seeing my face first when they walk into the store. When I’m not doing a Tik Tok dance, I like to hug my OTT family (especially Rachel & Ruth cuz they love it) and occasionally go into the backroom to catch up with the rest of the crew, grab lunch then go back to restocking, gift wrapping and filling orders or helping customers. 


One message to our customers: One time, I was at the mall and someone recognized me and came up to ask me if we had something in stock. That stuff happens so often! I think I can speak for all my coworkers when I say ‘please, just no.’ (yes, we're all in agreement)




What customers think about OTT vs Reality: When we get new inventory in, it may seem as though we just take it out of the boxes and put them on the shelves but in reality, we have to open each and every product, add them to our POS system, label each item with the correct prices, make sure that we have one of each out to put out on the floor, and then bring the rest downstairs all while keeping the store as clean as possible.



Take 10% off of Ally's favorite product! Use code ALLY10 at checkout (Discount valid for one week from this article post date).