The Story Now
Hands up who’s worried how we are going to try things on without purchasing them in a shop in the future. It’s looking a lot like a shopping trip in town is going out of fashion for us and retailers!
With the latest retailer announcing going into administration (Beales), and John Lewis warning they may not pay their partners a bonus for the first time in its history, things are definitely worrying for retailers with stores.
We know the trend is increasingly to buy online, but if we totally lose every outlet on the high street, those who like to browse the rails rather than the internet may find in the next ten years there won’t be the choice.
If that worries you, cue me!
The Future of Shopping
One of my offerings is to bring the shops to you.
I largely scour the internet (because it’s quicker for me to find what I want and some things you can’t get in a store), collect everything together then bring the items you desire to you for an “at home” shopping and trying on session. Clients love it! They say it’s like having their own Christmas at any time of the year, because they do not know what I am going to bring to them (other than that it will be dresses, jackets, shoes or whatever they have requested and within their budget if there is one).
I am helping them create the perfect wardrobe for them so it will be in the right colours, styles, materials and patterns to suit them. Having got to know my client before I get to work, it will probably be something they would never have chosen if they had been shopping on their own, yet they usually love it. I would say my success rate is over 90%, and they buy off me approximately 80% of what I offer. I then take or send the rest back, saving them all that hassle.
Easy Shopping Without Pressure To Buy
So, you get a personal shopper, personal stylist and delivery driver all in one. You save time, parking fees, queueing for a changing room, imagining how the item will go with other things you have, looking at yourself in shop lighting and with other strangers (shoppers and staff) peering at you as you are trying to decide. I give you the time you need plus my impartial advice. My interest is not in trying to sell items, but to have the happiest, best looking client who will be admired by others.
If that sounds appealing to you, and you are in Hampshire, Dorset, or Wiltshire, please get in touch.
Fiona, Your (independent) Colour & Style Consultant
DRESSING WITHOUT STRESS, 07469 246722