I’ve been resisting the urge to blog since I founded Style Maven, but I’ve recently been asked several questions about myself, what to wear, what I do, etc… so here I am writing my first blog post after many years of avoiding it.
The number one question I get asked about my business is “how does your virtual shopping service work?”
Well, I’m here to break it down for you.
My Virtual Shopping service is the perfect solution for those who live in areas with a small selection of stores, or clients who simply just don't have the time to dedicate to shopping.
After a client calls or texts me with a need – say, a last minute girl’s trip or is in search of some new pieces for the upcoming season – we get to work. Together, we set a ballpark budget, and then I either go shopping at stores near me in Los Angeles – which are all pretty amazing – or I shop online.
If I am in store, I send my clients pictures of the items I've picked out – and if you ask nicely, you can even con me into trying them on for you – and see what you think. If it is a yes, I buy the product and ship it off to your desired destination. If I am online shopping for a client, I create a “wishlist” and email it over to you to look over and approve. Once I hear back from my client, I place the order and you’re all set.
It’s quite an easy process that saves you a lot of time. And the best part is, the more we work together, the more I am able to get a feel for your likes and dislikes, so I can better suggest pieces. At the end of the process, all of your new clothes will go into a “style file” that I create and maintain for all my clients, so we can work on building your wardrobe at your own pace but still stay organized.
If you're interested in seeing more about how I virtual shop, follow me on Instagram @StyleMaven_LA to get an inside look at how the process works. I frequently Instagram Story while on the job to allow people a peek inside my world as I work with clients.