Personal shopper

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hammerhead, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. hammerhead

    hammerhead Active Member

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    Anyone ever used a personal shopper at Bloomingdales or Nordstrom? Need to redo my wardrobe and want some help....even with the basics.
    Care you share insights or ideas into how they work?
     


  2. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    Yeah.

    They work on commission.

    Not all of them care, I don't use them anymore.

    I use the forum now.
     


  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Where do you live?
     


  4. hammerhead

    hammerhead Active Member

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    I live up outside Boston MA. I've spoken with a guy at Nordstrom, but want him to take it seriously, but also know he'll be locked into his store only. Have considered trying some of the fashion/wardrobe consultants you can find by googling....
     


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    E TF Senior member

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    I strongly recommend that you spend some time reading up some of the classic threads here and other informative corners of the internet, such as a suitable wardrobe and put this on. This will probably stand you in far better stead than the personal shopper.
     


  6. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I work for Nordstrom as well and thats what we do. We can help wardrobe for whether its professional/relaxed and if needing a new wardrobe its easy.
     


  7. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    I'm not sure about the service, but if it costs money, then I don't see the point of it. You obviously have eyes, an internet connection and the ability to read. Why don't you just look for answers to your questions online?
     


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    gambit50 Senior member

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    Or maybe someone from the forums would help you out, gratis.
    I wonder if members meet up and shop together. Why not? Except for those who think their masculinity would be threatened.
    But who gives a toss about them, anyway?
    I would be willing to do so. Maybe you can find someone in your area.
    Seems a live extension of the forums would be a good thing. And you should look around various sites to get an idea of what is out there in the world.
     


  10. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    I don't think anyone who cares enough to become an active member on SF would want a personal shopper to pick their clothes for them.
     


  11. mason

    mason Well-Known Member

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    True. Where's the fun in that anyway..
     


  12. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    To have a private personal shopper is a wonderful idea. Time is money and there are many gents that will see the price of this service as money well spent. A personal shopper will save his client the time and trouble of surfing the internet and will also provide a live and valuable personalized service.
    And if my favourite Donald (or any qualifiable gent in Toronto) is reading along, I am available.
     
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  13. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Being "locked into" one store is a problem with personal shoppers, yes. Also, often are price and expertise with menswear (probably the majority mostly work with women and therefore aren't as practiced at helping men). Personal shopping has value for very busy people who often need new clothes (such as entertainers). For other people, learning from knowledgeable sources probably is better. The usual limitations of that involve the (for lack of a better word) student's little-known personality and tastes, unless (ahem) consulting privately with an expert. Who could then help create a specific shopping strategy.

    If still set on the idea of an expert who does the shopping, then search for an image consultant who does personal shopping and is good with menswear. Warning: that can quickly become expensive.
     
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