According to Wikipedia, personal shopping is an
occupation where people help others shop by giving advice and making
suggestions to customers. They are often
department stores and boutiques and (although some work freelance or work
exclusively online). Their focus is usually on
clothes, although the number of non-clothing stores such as furniture
retailers that offer personal shopping services is on the rise, and many
freelance personal shoppers will help customers shop for
whatever item they happen to be after.
will give the customer focused and individual attention, and will advise
the customer of what is in fashion, help the customer decide what looks
good on them, or assist in picking out an outfit for a particular occasion
or even an entire wardrobe for a particular season. They will often
conduct other services such as a color analysis, enabling the customer to
better understand which colors suit them best, or which colors should be
worn for which seasons.
A personal shopper is typically employed by the
store itself, which means that payment for the service is not required
(only the items bought). Other stores will
charge a small fee to use their personal shoppers. Only large department
stores, such as
generally offer personal shopper services.
Personal shoppers are also known as
fashion stylists (or shop assistants, or sales assistants). There are
also quite a few who work independent of any affiliation with any stores
and can be found in large cities such as
New York City, London, and
Boston. Outside of agencies, personal shoppers can be found on
auction websites such as eBay
where they auction their services to obtain customized items such as men
and women's clothing collections. Some hotels offer personal shopper
services to guests as well.
This fashion term was written for Apparel Search by
Regina Cooper July 2010. We have you have enjoyed learning the
meaning of a personal shopper.
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