Sometimes when you’re working as a personal stylist and shopper, you can lose sight of how your clients are perceiving your styling services. One of my personal stylists, who had worked for The Shopping Friend for years, was shocked when she found out that one of our clients had a complaint against her. She completely thought the session had gone perfectly.
It’s a good reminder to read or hear how clients perceive what you’re doing for them and get a peek into their thought processes. It can help you remain sharp and on-top of how you’re fulfilling the needs of your clients.
As a personal stylist, or any kind of stylist, understanding the needs of your clients and knowing their fears and what excites them, can only improve how you interact with them and style for them.
If you’re new as a stylist, knowing where your clients are coming from will really help you learn how to become a personal stylist in the best way possible.
I found this cute article by Lisa Buros-Hutchins. She is a Paris expert and runs a company called Your Paris Experience.
She had always wondered what it was like to hire a personal stylist/shopper and finally decided to find out. Below is her experience with her personal shopper in the gorgeous city of Paris!
Read her comments below on her personal shopping experience and her personal shopper.
Personal Shopping in Paris
The Art of What Makes a Terrific Personal Shopper
What could be more glamorous than booking an afternoon with a personal shopper in the City of Light? I admit I have often wondered how it all works; what is the process of reserving and working with a personal shopper? And I would be lying if I said it didn’t intimidate me a bit as well.
The entire process of personal shopping at Galeries Lafayette is much more relaxed than I was expecting. Before meeting with my personal shopper Sophie we connected via email, as well as on the telephone, which was one very nice touch. Of course there are the obvious questions as to dress and shoe size, but there was also a nice exchange about my life and career, my style influences, how I view my current wardrobe and what kind of look I am trying to create through the shopping experience.
When I arrived the day of my rendezvous I checked in at the VIP kiosk and was warmly greeted before being ushered to one of the very private shopping suites to meet Sophie and get started. There were five ‘looks’ prepared for me in the suite, complete with shoes and accessories. When I walked in and saw all of the beautiful clothes I felt just like a celebrity.