The totally complimentary personal shopping service over at TOPSHOP in the V&A Waterfront is something that’s been around since they opened… but it does seem like something that not a lot of people are aware of, because every single time I mention it to someone their eyes widen and they go “What? And it’s for FREE??”…
So I figured it’s probably a good idea to do a little refresher.
This is how it works:
- You contact them to make a booking (either by phone or via email): 021 419 5934 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- You give them some direction as what you’d like to see during your session, like: Do you have a special event to go to? Do you just wanna have a look at all the latest trends and get some advice on how to wear them? Are you simply in need of some retail therapy? Or is your wardrobe a complete crisis zone?
- Then on the day you’ll arrive and meet with the super lovely, Annamé Kleynscheldt, your personal shopper at the V&A store, and she’ll pick out things that suit your specific styling requirements while also putting you out of your comfort zone slightly to show you how amazing you can look in things you might not even have considered before… Oh and all of this goes down in the private Personal Shopping suite btw – so that means no queuing at the changing rooms for you… #High5
- There’s absolutely no obligation to buy. If you love what you’ve tried on, go for it. If you don’t, no stress at all.
Annamé is actually relatively new to the Personal Shopping team. She joined the TOPSHOP team in July this year, but was hand-picked for her great experience within the fashion industry. She began her fashion career as a Personal Shopper, Events Coordinator & Visual Merchandising Manager for the Stuttafords Canal Walk store, while also writing a monthly fashion column for The Month newspaper. She then went on to work as an in-house stylist and studio assistant for Style36.co.za, and has also been working as a freelance fashion stylist/makeup artist/hair stylist/personal shopper/image consultant for Bird on a Wire since 2006.
So basically all I’m saying is – trust this lady, she will make you look & feel amazing OK.So what are you waiting for? Why shop like a pleb when you can shop like a celeb? 😉