7 Stores That Offer Free Personal Shopping Experiences
So now that you’re wondering why you haven’t been utilizing such a wallet-friendly resource all along, we’ve compiled a list of seven stores (some of which are likely already favorites) that have free personal styling services, so you can start shopping with a fashion professional in your corner.
Anthropologie Personal Styling
How It Works: Anthropologie offers both in-store and virtual shopping services, as well as email consultations, which can all be booked online here. When you go to book, the site has everything broken down easily to help the process go as smoothly as possible, and ensure your needs are met. Suggested options for types of styling are travel outfitting, event styling, seasonal updates, and even gift giving if your goal is to shop for someone else. Once you send your request, you fill out an online form explaining your fashion aesthetic and wardrobe needs; then you’ll receive an email from a stylist to get your session on the books. For in-store styling, you can choose if you want to browse the floor together, or if you want looks already pulled and in a dressing room awaiting your arrival.
Neiman Marcus Personal Shopping
How It Works: The Shop by Appointment system at Neiman Marcus allows you to book a one-on-one styling session either in-person or virtually at the store of your choice. You have the ability to book with a specific stylist, or one can be chosen for you, and then you select your preferred date and time. For virtual appointments, you can choose your preferred platform of Teams or Facetime, and the store makes virtual checkout simple by shipping your purchases straight to your door.
J.Crew Personal Shopping
How It Works: With J.Crew’s Style on Demand service, you can book virtual or in-store private styling sessions. You can reserve in-store private shopping times before a store opens or after it closes, or you can reserve a fitting room during regular business hours. Video calling with a stylist who is in-store is also an option. For virtual styling, you can choose from one of five stylists who have pictures and brief bios on the site, helping you choose who best suits your personal style. Sessions last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and once you request a session, the stylist responds to get your date on the books.
Macy’s Personal Shopping
How It Works: Available via video chat or in-store, Macy’s personal stylist services can easily be booked online. Once you’ve requested date and shared what you’re shopping for, you are connected with a stylist who emails you to confirm your session. A fun perk? First-timers get 20% off everything they purchase during their session.
Nordstrom Personal Shopping
How It Works: Nordstrom provides personal styling services through three means: Styling sessions in-store or virtually, online chat (for quick style tips), and the Nordstrom Trunk Club which is a ‘try before you buy’ box service sans the mandatory subscription of other similar services. To book a styling session, simply request a time and share details about your personal style and your budget preferences to make the process as accurate and easy as possible.
Madewell Personal Shopping
How It Works: Madewell’s one-on-one styling services include private shopping (before or after store hours), denim fittings, and gifting tips and they also provide outfit advice and ordering via phone. To book a service, simply select the store nearest you, enter some details on your styling needs and you’re all set. If it’s virtual styling help you’re seeking, you can book a 45-minute session here, and select which stylist you’d like to work with.
Bloomingdale’s Personal Shopping
How it Works: Bloomingdale’s offers in-store and virtual styling sessions. In-store sessions can be booked easily online for either an ‘in and out’ timeframe if you’re in a hurry, or a two-hour session. . Bloomingdale’s services differentiate themselves from other department stores as they have stylist services, which can be scheduled in advance or utilized as a walk-in, and they also have personal shopper services, which is a more hands-on, bespoke experience that includes 24/7 availability, private shopping suites, on-site alterations, purchase deliveries and refreshments upon request.