Is a personal shopper right for you? Some women have a stylist and personal shopper, others dream of it, and most do their own fashion shopping. For some, it’s the perfect solution to maintaining an on-trend wardrobe without spending time searching through racks and trying on endless pieces. Others love seeking out their favorite styles and want to experience the color, texture and weight of each garment. Whether a personal shopper is right for you is something that only you can decide. Read on and see if it’s something you might like to try, either online or in a store in your area.
Stitch Fix begins by creating your style profile with multiple questions about your age, size and style preferences. Then a professional personal stylish makes selections. A box with assorted apparel, accessories and jewelry will be mailed to you to try on in the comfort and convenience of your own home. You may keep all, some or none of what has been selected for you. The items will be within your price range, but generally are around $55. You’ll also receive styling tips from your personal stylist.
Stitch Fix currently carries sizes 0-14 (XS-XL) and is actively working to increase their range of sizes so that they swerve more women well. At this time, they are mailing only to addresses in the U.S. Stitch Fix has been featured on some of today’s top television shows, newspapers, websites and magazines. See what people are saying at The New York Times, ABC News, In Style, Above the Crowd and FOX Business News.
Gwynnie Bee is a unique online experience that can provide you with a virtually endless wardrobe. With over two thousand styles to choose from, you’ll have access to all the latest trends in sizes 10 through 32. Selections will be shipped to your home in a monthly subscription box. You will have the opportunity to browse and curate your personal collection, show your style and exchange items to receive your next selection.
You can choose to be sent one item at a time for $35 a month after a 30 day free trial offer, two items at a time for $59 or three items for $79. You can try items on, see how they look and feel, and exchange them at any time. Send back as much or as little as you want and wait for your next package to arrive.
Many more stylists and personal shoppers can be found on LinkedIn, including Rita Hibdon, wardrobe stylist and personal shopper at House of Style, L’ashae Moorland, wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and founder of Thrift More NYC, Gigi Karpf, wardrobe stylist and personal shopper at Gigi K, and Eve Rounds, wardrobe stylist and personal Shopper at ESR Style. Think it over, make your own decision and choose what you are most comfortable with.
As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending.