April 29th, 2017
Some people say that they were “born to shop”, but others just can’t seem to decide which pair of brown pants will fit them the best. If you struggle for hours deciding what shirt matches what sweater, then maybe you should consider a personal shopper to help you avoid the headache of searching, wasting money, and never finding your ideal.
A personal shopper usually works in an upscale department store, like Macy’s or Neiman Marcus, and can help you put together a wardrobe in your budget. She can also help you find gifts for that aunt that so hard to buy for. All you have to do is ask for the personal shopper, and the store will usually provide one for you free of charge! Just make sure that you make an appointment so you won’t be disappointed when all the personal shoppers are already out on the floor helping other savvy shoppers, especially when the holiday season nears.
When you meet with your personal shopper, make sure that you can give her an idea of what you are looking for and decide ahead of time on a reasonable budget to spend. Keep in mind what kind of wardrobe you would like to build. Is your wardrobe for a casual work setting or a formal dining event? Are you someone who wants to look trendy or to have the classic look? Give yourself time to get to know your personal shopper so that she can understand your likes and dislikes. Don’t be afraid to try new things that your personal shopper is showing you as you build a new wardrobe; you may end up discovering that you look very attractive in green, even though you don’t own a thing in green. Remember that she’s trying to help you look your best, and you need to be honest with her as well as yourself as you shop together.
Some personal shoppers are salaried, while others work on commission. If you feel pressured to buy something just to make the personal shopper happy, then you should find someone who is salaried instead. Both of you need to respect each other, so that you can get the best shopping experience for you.
As you get used to a personal shopper for yourself, you will soon discover that a personal shopper has a repertoire of other talents. She can assist you in being a gift finder for the rest of your friends and family. A personal shopper can be more objective as you describe what your brother is like. You may want to buy him that smoked pheasant that you love, but your personal shopper will be able to step back and decide that a suitable tie for his office would probably be more appreciated. As you develop a relationship with your personal shopper, you will grow to depend more on her suggestions to help build better rapport with friends and family. Remember that your personal shopper is probably researching the latest shopping trends and can get a good idea on what is a great buy for a gift and what is considered fashionable for you and your loved ones.
Your personal shopper can even help out with other events such as a baby shower, bar mitzvah, and graduation. As you age, your personal shopper may even go to the grocery store to buy groceries for you when you are just too tired to go yourself.
The options are out there; you need only go search and find someone who will help you buy those brown pants that will fit with the rest of your clothes and not break your budget.