What is a Personal Shopper?
A personal shopper (or fashion consultant) assists their clients with every aspect of the wardrobe process, including fit, color, and proportion. Most people shop for the latest trends, oblivious to what is actually flattering for their specific figure. A fashion consultant’s job is to determine which styles work best for the individual based on their body type. Dressing is about the art of illusion; you want to accentuate your finest parts and camouflage the others. Helping You Find the Right Look Whether you shop once a season or frequent the mall once a week, the amount of merchandise in stores is overwhelming. It’s really easy to walk past that perfect pair of pants you’ve been searching for all season because they are stuffed on a shelf behind a blazer you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing. Fashion consultants have the advantage of knowing the merchandise really well—and therefore knowing that Jones New York, for example, has a fabulous new high-waist pant you just have to try. They
A personal shopper is someone who assists another with his or her shopping. The personal shopper can be a freelancer who hires his skills out to a select group of people. Personal shoppers can also work for large stores in specific departments. For some people, this may seem the ideal job, shopping and being paid for it, but there is a lot of work involved. First, the freelance personal shopper has to create and maintain a client database. This usually comes about through word of mouth. A client may have used a personal shopper or stylist in a store and may decide to stay with her if she goes freelance. That client may have a large circle of friends, and word of mouth will bring a lot of business. Personal shoppers must know the products they are dealing with in great detail. A client can end up spending thousands of dollars on one brand if the personal shopper has recommended it. If the product turns out not to be up to scratch, the personal shopper’s reputation may become damaged. Ma
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