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Am I A Personal Shopper & Dress for Less

  Friday, July 23, 2010 at 8:15 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
I've been getting a lot of comments lately asking if I'm a personal shopper.  Some of my family members even say I should be one.  Do you think this is a sign that I should become a personal shopper?

I've always thought it would be a fun job since I love shopping and helping people find what works for them.  But I think it would be really hard to do it as a career, even if I do just do it rarely.  Do you know anyone who is a personal shopper?  Have any tips if I ever decide to do it?

In my quick search I did find a few websites with tips and one site even has courses to help you become a personal shopper; Sterling Style Academy.  They are expensive though, so I wouldn't be able to afford the courses.  I'll have to do some more searching and see if there are other places to learn the business side of it.

Since we're talking about personal shopping I decided to do a Dress for Less in this post as well so its not just me ranting.  I'm featuring clothes from Rare Fashion, an online store in the UK that I discovered a few weeks ago.  I haven't purchased anything yet, since I'm broke, but they have some great items if you search around!
Top - Rare Fashion £20 / ~$30.53
Shorts  - Rare Fashion £10 / ~$15.27
Shoes - ASOS $18.19 if you use the code ASOSTREATS ($20.21 without code)
Bag - ASOS   $18.19 if you use the code ASOSTREATS ($20.21 without code) 
Headband - ASOS $3.03 if you use the code ASOSTREATS ($3.37 without code)
TOTAL: $85.21 ($89.59 without ASOS code)

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. Those flats are super cute!! Maybe you should try out the personal shopping gig, you might find something you love, since your already really good at coming up with outfits!

    <3 Kelly

  2. I love the idea of becoming a personal shopper.. but then I think about getting clothes for anyone's body type than mine and I start to be less excited haha! Maybe it's not meant to be for me.
    I love that you are thinking about it. Keep us up to date on your dreams =)

  3. i was a personal shopper for a while when living in poland...but i had an agency who was looking for clients for me.
    thank you for passing by and leaving your made my day....remeber you can follow my on
    xoxo from rome

  4. Hi. I just came across your blog. And, love this post b/c I have been thinking about personal styling and I have been told by many to do it. But, I have a really good day job already so not sure I would have time. But I will check out the links you suggested. Thanks!

  5. I think they're a nice combination!!
    Go for it!


  6. very nice items girl!
    i like your blog!

    check also mine if you want.

  7. This top is really cool, love the baggy style! ;)


  8. Mmm, I like those shoes with that top! I think being a personal shopper could be pretty stressful though, working for people with lots of money and no sense! Still, someone's got to do it!

  9. Great picks! Love the shorts. Unfortunately, I have no tips for becoming a personal shopper...sorry!


  10. lovely selection! they all look great! lovin your blog too!

  11. Personal shopper = dream job. Go for it, if you can!!

  12. love your dress for less!
    OMG i've always wanted to try being a personal shopper. Like whenever I'm with my friends I just get them stuff to try on so i think i'd be really good at it haha! you should definitely try :)

  13. I think being a personal shopper would be a lot of fun :)

  14. being a personal shopper might be fun! But I might be too tempted to buy things for myself while shopping for someone else LOL

  15. How does one become a personal shopper? Because that would be my dream job! I can't imagine being able to shop for other people, using their money, AND getting paid for it! Of course, my entire paycheck would probably go into fashion because I'd be around it constantly and always seeing new things I had to have for myself, lol!


  16. Oooo I love those draped tanks that are longer in the front than in the back. That floral one is pretty perfect.

  17. Cute outfit. I think it's a great idea to become a personal shopper. Especially since you have a knack for it and you like doing it. It would probably be a hard field to get into though. You definitely would need a lot of connections.

  18. I love the flats! God.. I think it would be so fun to be a personal shopper - although I would probably find it slightly depressing that all the things I was helping this other person find weren't making their way into my closet lol

  19. those are great shoes.
    i've been told by friends/family i should be an image consultant/PR/or whatever too haha.
    i'd definitely encourage you to pursue it :) i've always wanted to!!

  20. Thanks for the dress for less site tip. I love the shorts :)

    I think you would be a great personal shopper...unfortunately I don't know anyone who is. But my tip is, rather than going to school....

    Find someone who is a successful personal shopper, and ask them to be your mentor. I have a fashion designer in Paris who is my mentor. Found him through a contact...and he was super flattered when I asked him for help... he's taught me so much!

    You can do it!! :)



  21. i like the bag!

  22. Another good UK site is
    Also I know places like Topshop hire people specifically for personal shopping.

  23. I just found your blog and I really enjoy it! I totally think you should be a personal shopper! how much fun does that sound? All my friends always make me come with them when they go shopping so they can get my stamp of approval or style for them! check out my blog and tell me what you think i would really appreciate your advice :)


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