Personal shoppers aren’t just for the rich and famous. Style consultants and personal shoppers work with people of all ages and sizes and from many different backgrounds. Several high street shops in London now offer their own personal shopping services, making this way of shopping more accessible than ever before.
Don’t know where to even start? We’ve compiled a list of the best personal shoppers in London to help you on your way to looking fabulous.
The Selfridges personal shopping service is designed to cater for their “most discerning” customers and includes a two-hour bespoke consultation with an experienced style consultant.
You’ll be matched with a consultant who is an expert in your style needs, whether you’re looking for a special outfit to impress a client or a couture gown. You can then relax in the luxurious private shopping area, which includes a marble bar, library, and drawing room while your consultant prepares your outfit selection.
The private shopping area includes nine private suites with dressing rooms, each styled around a muse such as Grace Jones and Tamara de Lempicka.
Level 2 Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London, W1A 1AB
2. Gabrielle Teare
Based in Chelsea, independent personal stylist Gabrielle Teare has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Daily Mail and The Guardian. She offers a personal styling and shopping service for both men and women, based on your personal needs and style preferences. She has also been training personal shoppers and stylists since 2006.
Gabrielle doesn’t advertise her prices, but you can expect to pay premium rates for this bespoke service. You can book either a half or full day with Gabrielle and her team, which will start with a personal consultation where she will consider the styles and colours that will suit you and your lifestyle. You’ll learn everything from what dress shape to choose to flatter your figure to choosing glasses for your face. You’ll then hit the shops of King’s Road together, where Gabrielle’s team will bring you a selection of clothing items to try at your leisure.
3. MATCHESFASHION Private Shopping
If you’re a lover of designer fashion labels but hate trawling the city from shop to shop, the private shopping experience by MATCHESFASHION is made for you.
In a plush and comfortable London townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, you’ll be treated to two floors of private shopping suites, where you can select pieces with the help of a team of style experts.
MATCHESFASHION also offers a 24/7 online stylist service, so clients can get personal styling and fashion advice at any time, wherever they are in the world.
MATCHESFASHION, 5 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 3AP
4. Style Doctors
If your budget and fashion brands of choice don’t always stretch to those of the rich and famous, you might want to consider a personal shopping service with access to a wider range of shops and brands, such as the personal styling service offered by the Style Doctors in Westfield London.
As the largest shopping centre in Europe, you won’t find a wider selection of fashion choices in any one place. Style Doctors is the official styling company for Westfield London, and they offer a number of personal styling packages ranging from one hour to a whole day.
If you find you always stick to the same shops and want to discover some new brands that are perfect for you, the personal shoppers at Style Doctors can help you get the most out of your budget.
Prices range from £85 for one hour to £450 for a full day.
Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 7GF
5. John Lewis
John Lewis stores offer five personal stylist services for women. These services are all free and take between one and two hours. Choose from:
– Wardrobe refresh
– Special occasion
– Perfect pair of jeans
There’s also a 30-minute 3 steps to style session, in which you’ll learn how to style selected pieces from the womenswear collection.
To turn your stylish session into a pampering treat, you can book a Personal Styling Experience, which includes brow and manicure treatments, a beauty makeover, and lunch for £100.
Men haven’t been overlooked, and can book their own choice of a one-hour style refresh or a two-hour wardrobe review in certain stores.
Exclusive to the Oxford Street store, you can also book The Ultimate Menswear Experience, which includes a bespoke style appointment with optional fragrance or skincare advice.