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About My Chicago Stylist

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How does your service stand out?

We believe personal shopping is well..personal. We want to get to know you and create a comfortable and friendly setting, where it's fun to shop! We'll show you creative ways to mix and match your current wardrobe, respect your budget and help achieve your goals with a time saving strategy.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love helping men and women feel great about themselves inside and out. How you dress can boost confidence and produce successful results in the workplace. At the end of the day "Its a feel good job" where I am improving the lives of my clients.

Location

1 East Scott street
Chicago, IL 60610

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  • 5/5 stars

    Michelle was fantastic. I needed lots of pieces for my closet all around. Not only did Michelle have plenty of outfits ready to go when I arrived on shopping day, almost all fit, looked great and weren't pieces I would have picked for myself on my own. She went above and beyond my expectations, searching high and low for vegan friendly pieces and accessories, including the last-minute black pumps I needed for a bachelorette 3 days later. I look so forward to expanding my closet further in the fall-winter season next year.

  • 5/5 stars

    Michelle is an awesome stylist. For my daughter's birthday I gave her a wardrobe assessment and a personal shopping day. It was so fun. Michelle is very personable and she listened carefully to my daughter's tastes in clothing. The looks she chose were fantastic and my daughter was very happy. Now she is continuing on with Michelle's online look book which is such a great idea for building an amazing wardrobe. I highly recommend Michelle!

    Michelle J. from My Chicago Stylist replied to this review on May 2, 2016

    HI Jan,
    Thank you for your kind review! It was wonderful to meet you and your daughter. I hope she is enjoying her new wardrobe for the Spring. Looking forward to seeing you over the holidays!

    Michelle

  • 5/5 stars

    Michelle is amazing at what she does. My husband and I hired her for to style our wedding party and provide reception wear for us. She provided lots of suggestions based on the varying body types of our bridal party. She listened to all my concerns and addressed them all. Without her help we would not have had such a cohesive wedding party look. Michelle helped find the rehearsal and reception dress of my dreams!

    Michelle J. from My Chicago Stylist replied to this review on April 26, 2016

    Katie,

    Thank you for such a wonderful review! You and Dan are an absolute pleasure to work with. It was an honor that you trusted me to help coordinate the wardrobe for your wedding party. It was such a special day and the two of you were stunning. Wishing you all the happiness in the world and look forward to seeing you both soon!

    Best,
    Michelle

Question and answer

Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

A. We start with a new client questionnaire before their initial meeting. The wardrobe makeover and personal shopping sessions help our clients develop a well rounded wardrobe in a comfortable and friendly environment. We help you pair down and organize your current wardrobe, leaving the items that allow you to feel your best. Then, fill in the gaps with flattering items which integrate easily with what they already own. The last step is uploading photos into your online closet and we'll create looks for every occasion!

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. I have a BA in Retail Business Management from Columbia College Chicago and 10 years of retail experience working in everything from bridal, men's wholesale accessories, children's clothing, custom menswear and of course womenswear.

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. We offer a standards pricing model, no hidden fees. Its very straightforward.

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. Starting as a teen, I worked in a women's clothing boutique. I loved seeing the customers expression and confidence when they wore something that looked amazing on them. After that I was hooked, and knew this was what I wanted to do the rest of my life!

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Professionals, busy moms, weight loss, vegan, brides, arts and entertainment, businesses and politicians.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Hire someone you feel comfortable with and that you trust. Be ready for change and a rewarding experience.

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

A. How much time can I commit? Am I ready to invest in myself and my career? Am I open to trying something new?

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