If you’ve been wearing an endless rotation of the same 10 items in your closet, these personal shopper services will be your saviors. Whether you need a knockout dress to wear to your ex’s wedding or you want to start wearing color instead of New Yorkers’ uniform of head-to-toe black, grab a personal stylist and head to the best shops in the city. Your closet will thank you.
Personal shopper services in NYC
Since launching her company in 2010, Natalie Tincher has been arming men and women with the savviness to know what looks best on them and the places to find timeless, flattering pieces. You’ll need to save for her signature Sort, Shop, & Style package ($1,350 for an in-home closet edit, a shopping trip and a styling session) but workshops are a wallet-friendly $75 and cover everything from finding your signature color to expertly accessorizing. (646-709-7700, buttonedupstyle.com)
Founded and helmed by personal shopper and image consultant Ella Goldin, Chic Inspiration specializes in a wide range of services from closet editing and one-time makeovers to shopping tours and complete wardrobe renovations. Corporate styling is another specialty of hers, where she assists clients with buying and putting together interview looks to ensure they don’t end up at HR for violating the dress code. (347-752-2507, chicinspiration.com)
The thrill of scoring designer clothes at a steep discount gets more exciting with GILT’s personal shopping service. Book an appointment online to visit the retailer’s showroom and shop the selection of apparel and accessories. You can choose between a solo session, a group appointment with friends or a shared session with other GILT members. And if you’re not a member yet, no worries—you can just register for free on the site. (877-280-0545, gilt.com)
Among the many draws of this agency is that resident stylists can get the job done with or without you. Styling outings ($125/hour; two-hour minimum) and closet reboots ($200/hour) are popular offerings, but if you’d rather leave the bulk of the work to the pros, they’ll pull looks for you prior to your arrival at a store ($75) or even do all the shopping for you ($100/hour). (888-274-8580, seeknewyorkllc.com)
Valerie Halfon’s personal shopping business is known for something we all want and need in our lives: affordability. Hour-long sessions start at $95, and Halfon isn’t one to take clients to only pricey department stores and high-end boutiques. Instead, she works with all budgets and is a regular at places you’ll recognize, like Nordstrom Rack, H&M and Zara. (347-746-7787, shopwithval.com)
While you’ve likely navigated the maze of apparel at this popular retailer on your own, did you know you can enlist the help of a personal shopper at both of its NYC locations? Among the six complimentary services to choose from are the Big Event, to help you prep for a wedding or black-tie party; the Birthday, so you can blow out the candles in style; and the Group, which will outfit you and your entire crew. 608 5th Ave (212-956-7973) and 478 Broadway (212-966-9455, us.topshop.com)