5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Shopper

by Sylvie Branch, Angie’s List contributor

If you don’t enjoy shopping, or just don’t have time for it, a personal shopper or image consultant can do a lot of the legwork for you. This is especially helpful if you’re under pressure to prepare for a major event, such as a wedding or job interview.

Here are some ways that hiring a personal shopper can help:

Save time

There are situations when it’s worth spending money to save time. Especially during thehectic months before a wedding, major trip or other special event, a personal shopper can free you to focus on other matters that require your attention.

Spend wisely

Hiring a personal shopper or image consultant doesn’t necessarily mean you have to start a wardrobe from scratch, which could be cost-prohibitive. A personal shopper can sort through your existing wardrobe, adding only items that fill in gaps or otherwise update and enhance your look. In addition, hiring a personal buyer may even save you money in the long run, or pay for itself, by keeping you from impulse or unflattering purchases.

Hone your style

A personal shopper can help you discover what looks best on you and can help you build a wardrobe of major pieces and accessories that reflect your personal style. An image consultant may offer even more services, such as coaching on communication and behavior skills.