Personal shoppers typically help people find the wardrobe that works best for a client. They give expert advice on the current trends in fashion, finding the right fit of clothes, and determining the style that complements a person’s character, needs, and lifestyle.
They are usually hired by big department stores like Nordstrom, Topman, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Neiman Marcus and they earn from commissions and not necessarily for the advice they give to their clients. Apart from large shops, personal shoppers can also be found online.
Seeking the help of personal shoppers is ideal when you are considering a complete wardrobe change. “Seasonal appointments” is also advisable since this is when new trends are released.
During an appointment, it helps to come equipped with at least a basic understanding of your body type. This eliminates the guesswork and guides the personal shopper adequately so that he or she can figure out if a certain designer or brand caters to your type.
Appointments also present the perfect opportunity to ask key questions such as general care for the clothes he or she will pick up for you. It is also a great time to ask which particular brand will work for you in general as well as which wardrobe pieces are appropriate for work and for play.