SandiLake Clothing Update | Shark Tank Season 8

In Shark Tank Season 8, a stay-at-home mother of two from Portland named Melissa Lay entered the Shark Tank with her two young daughters to try and get the sharks to invest in SandiLake Clothing, a clothing line that sells original screen-printed unisex designs aimed towards younger children. While the clothing company did make an impression on the sharks and audiences, a deal never came to fruition. Yet, despite it all, we found out when researching for our SandiLake Clothing update that the clothing line has been doing very well these past few years.

Shark Tank SandiLake Clothing Update

SandiLake Clothing Update Shark Tank

  • Entrepreneur: Melissa Lay
  • Business: Hand-printed custom-designed unisex toddler shirts
  • Ask: $100,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

SandaliLake Clothing founder, Melissa Lay, entered the shark tank with two weapons at her disposal: Her two young daughters and sales. After her daughters, Scout and Penny, walked in to give the sharks samples of their unisex shirts, Melissa proceeded to tell the sharks the story of how she went viral the year prior after accusing Target of stealing her design. However, even though she’d already achieved some semblance of popularity and sold $340,000 in just two years, the sharks were less impressed after she revealed that she’d only made $67,000 year-to-date.

After revealing her declining sales, Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban, and Robert Herjavec all dropped out, leaving just two women: Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner. The former referred to Melissa’s huge surge in sales following her viral Target moment as a “lucky charm” and said Melissa was “on track to something bigger.” Barbara then made her an offer of 40% for $100,000, contingent that she’d sell half of the shares to another Shark Tank company, Grace and Lace.

After this, Lori Greiner attempted to step in. However, Barbara warned Melissa that the moment she heard what Lori had to say, Barbara would step out immediately. True enough, Barbara did. But, even though she didn’t end up getting a deal, Melissa did walk away with something else. Instead of a deal, Lori gave her advice on what to do next, saying that Melissa should attempt to grow her business on her own.

After her pitch in Shark Tank, it seems like the SandiLake Clothing founder took Lori’s words of wisdom to heart. It’s been a few years since the company aired on Shark Tank, and they seem to be doing quite well. In terms of a SandiLake Clothing update, the company has yet to become a million-dollar business in an industry worth billions of dollars annually. However, Melissa and SandiLake Clothing continue to make kid’s tees by hand in their shop in the United States and has since expanded her line of products to include tees for adults as well.

As for what SandiLake Clothing’s sales numbers are, we have no idea. It is possible that Kevin O’Leary might have been right all those years ago. SandiLake Clothing could very well be a “hobby-like business”, but there’s nothing wrong with having a small-scale company either.

Melissa’s company also currently has a sizable following on its various social media accounts. It has at least 9,000 followers on Facebook and 40,000 followers on Instagram. If we get more news on a SadiLake Clothing update, we will be sure and let you know!

In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our other Season 8 Episode 5 company updates:

For more Season 8 company updates, be sure to check out our Season 8 products page!

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Andrew Smith is the founder and owner of Shark Tank Recap. He is a longtime Shark Tank fan that has been watching it for years and has seen every episode multiple times. His friends know him as the Shark Tank expert, because he can answer any question about the show! His favorite Shark Tank products are Bertello's pizza oven and Bug Bite Thing!