You might be leading a busy life, filled with work-related tasks, with little to no time for yourself. Or maybe, you just do not like going shopping and spending hours browsing through stores until you find the one item you really like. Well, do not worry. There is a solution to this problem.
If you are one of those people, the best you could do is hire a professional – a personal shopper. The shopper could save you time and money, and relieve you of any stress. Either way, they are life savers. In case you are not familiar with them, how they work and anything else related, continue reading to get all the necessary information.
What is a personal shopper and how do they work?
A personal shopper is someone who helps their clients shop for clothing. They can assist during a shopping spree by giving advice and choosing the right items. Moreover, there are two types of personal shoppers. First, they can be employed by big stores. They can help customers pick the right items or bring them certain ones that they think would suit the customer. The customer does not pay for their services.
However, the second type – the freelance personal shopper – is paid by the customer (client). They work by the hour or for as long as the client needs them. Depending on the client’s wishes, the shopper can escort them during shopping sprees, or they can go shop by themselves, and bring whatever items the client has requested. Personal shoppers can buy locally or online. Plus, they can shop internationally, too. If a certain item is not available in the US, for example, but in France, the shopper would order it online to be delivered to the client’s address. International personal shoppers usually speak two or more languages, as they deal with international clients.
The most important part of a personal shopper’s job, is to be familiar with the current trends, as well as the past ones. They need to know what items each brand has, and where to find them. Furthermore, they need to be able to find them fast. As a Miami based fashion stylist, I have a good eye in being able to assess my client’s style, size, needs, and everything else. Attention to detail and good time management are essential. When you think about it, personal shoppers are just like personal stylists. Because they need to have all this knowledge about the fashion world, trends, and different fashion styles. Among everything else, they could be called personal stylists, too.
A personal shopper’s job can be tough and demanding, especially if dealing with a difficult client. However, this could be avoided if the parties have a pre-shopping consultation about what the client wants and needs. A lot can be learned during this talk. Not only would it save time and money, but it would save everyone from uncomfortable situations. Therefore, if you are looking to hire a personal shopper, have this in mind.
What stores in Miami allow Personal Shoppers?
All stores allow personal shoppers, they work almost like a friend who is coming in and giving you fashion advice. Often times personal shoppers are fashion stylists, so they may have special access to clothes that regular customers do not. You can see a list I created of the top 10 miami shopping boutiques in my opinion. I have done personal shopping for many clients at all the stores mentioned in this article.
Why do we need personal shoppers?
Well, imagine the next situation: you are on a business trip to another country, and you have a dinner meeting with your clients and boss. However, you forgot your dress or shoes, for example. There is no time for you to go looking for a new one, as you are busy working. This is where you would hire someone else to do this task for you, and what better person than a personal shopper. All you have to do is tell them what you need, and it will be delivered to you. Personal shoppers are convenient for many reasons. They can save you from awkward situations, give you advice, help you define your style, do your shopping for you, save you time, and save you from purchasing unnecessary things.
How much does it cost to hire a personal shopper in Miami?
The price range can vary from person to person. The cost is set depending on the skills and expertise, as well as the type of shopper. If you want an international shopper, it would cost you more. The prices are high, that you can be sure of. Usually, they charge per hour, which can go from $60 – $175, and more. Obviously, this is not including the cost of the items you would buy. Essentially, it is a costly service, but it could be well worth every penny. If you are interested in my personal shopping services, you can read some personal shopping testimonials from my clients here and if you wish to get in touch with me about setting up a personal shopping consultation and learning about my rates, please use my contact page