If you ever wanted an insight into the world of a personal shopper, here are your answers!
Writing an article about how is it to be a personal shopper appeared to me as primordial in order for you to know more about this job. As a matter of fact, it is relatively little developed or known among citizens in Switzerland. It is yet quite well-known in English-speaking countries or cities such as New York where I used to live. There are many personal shoppers there for every kind of people: from wealthy to middle class ones, from women to men.
This is one of the first things to be noted : personal shopping services are not dedicated neither confined to a specific social elite. The main reasons why, in my experience, people are asking for my services are because they do not have enough time or do not like shopping. Of course, there is a matter of buying power (as always) but people generally try to spare money to get the chance to resolve appearance issues.
Most of my clients are searching for help to find outifits that suit them. Here are my qualifications : having the innate talent to know what corresponds to each personality and morphology. For different reasons, we can be confronted in our life to moments when it is hard to know how to express ourselves in what we wear. In any case, if you need a personal shopper it is because you need pieces of advice on how to dress yourself.
How does it work ?
First of all, I propose garments which get along with clients’ expectations and requests. I know which sizes I need to look at when I make my choices in shops and I also comprehend what my clients prefer in terms of style, colors or forms. I sometimes have to find one specific item that has been seen on internet or in a magazine. However, I give as well my personal touch by recommending unexpected pieces of clothing which I think could perfectly suit and please my clients. This is part of my job, finding garments that are unique and adapted to my clients. Hence, I travel a lot between different cities in Switzerland but also in Paris and New York.
For instance, I was last week in Bern (capital of Switzerland) on purpose for shopping, photo shoots and client appointments. I was accompanied by my lovely intern who takes part of my daily routines. Follow us on social media ! You will know everything about the world of a personal shopper.
Second point I bring forward is the convenience of my services : it is like if my clients snap their fingers to be dressed in the best way. Thanks to several partnerships I have with store owners, I directly bring at my clients home the selection of outfits I choose for them. They try on and decide which ones they want to have in their wardrobe. If changes are necessary, I will take care of them and come back another day with other sizes and clothes.
I thus have long-term relationships with my clients who trust me and are more and more keen to call up on my skills. It is like being their stylist but not only do I come up with new clothes, I also make sure they feel good about themselves.
I hope this article clarifies grey areas you may have had. You can also check the WORK tab of the website for further informations.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I will be glad to answer you !
Your personal shopper.
Express by Bess, écrit par Marie Baldi.