Stylist vs. Shopper: What’s the Difference?
I’ve been asked this question a lot lately…
“What’s the difference between using a store shopper, hiring a personal stylist?
More and more retailers are offering styling services to customers (store shoppers). They are bringing a more personalized experience to the table in the hopes of building brand loyalty and betting that you’ll tell all your friends about your great experience. Hiring an independent personal stylist was once reserved for the rich and famous, but has slowly been building for the masses. Everyday women (and men) are using stylists to teach them how to dress for their body or simply to outsource the pain and anxiety of shopping.
To make it easy, I’ve outlined the main points below, but it really depends on what your personal style goals are. If you’re in a pinch for time and need help with dressing for an event (i.e. interview tomorrow, or wedding this weekend) then a store shopper might be a great option. If you’re looking for more of a style education and want to enhance your personal style, then a personal stylist might be the way to go. Read on to weigh the options.