Shop With Val
Shop With Val

Shop With Val

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Introduction: Shop With Val's clientele is as diverse as NYC, the city it started in. No matter how challenging or unique your request is we've got you covered! Over the years, Shop With Val has styled hundreds of men and women including clients that are petite, plus size, dress modestly, need maternity wear and are looking for everything from workwear to casual wear, special occasion and bridal. We offer a range of services from Closet Consultations, to personal shopping and styling sessions, creating lookbooks, and even offer style workshops. We truly are your one-stop shop for all your wardrobe and styling needs. There are so many things we love about our job... 1) The diversity of our clientele. Shop With Val's portfolio consists of over 300 clients ranging from ages 12-80 and sizes 00 petite-24, spanning 22 countries! 2) We love helping people. Whether we're working with clients who live abroad or locals on a seasonal basis we love getting to know our clients, staying in touch with them to see how they're enjoying their new purchases, and seeing the impact our services have on their lives personally and professionally. 3) We get to do what we love! Although many people find it strange that we enjoy going through people's closets and shopping for hours on end we truly love helping people make sense of their wardrobe and feel good about themselves. We enjoy sharing our passion and skill set with others to make this dreadful task for many efficient and even enjoyable!
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Hired 84 times

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3 employees

11 years in business

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  • Bridal Shower & Festivities

    Bridal Stylist

  • Spring Update - Work to Wknd

    Bridal Stylist

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Linda D.

Wardrobe Consulting

I had a wonderful time working with Val. I came to her in need of work clothes, amongst some more stylish weekend wear and a few outfits for going out socially. I had lost some weight and desperately needed an update. In just one weekend I already feel so much more confidant about my image. It's unbelievable what a weekend with the right stylist can do. Working with Val is the best gift I could have given myself for the holidays and I cannot wait to see what we get next time. If you're thinking about working with a personal shopper don't hesitate. You won't regret working with Val. She's a gem.
Shop With Val's reply
Hi Linda, Thank you for your kind words. I am so honored I got to be a part of your transformation process. I look forward to helping you rebuild your wardrobe and continuing to guide you and encourage you to try new things. See you soon!
Dec 19, 2016
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Melissa B.

Wardrobe Consulting

I recently hired Shop with Val to help me prepare for a new job that required a work wardrobe overhaul. Val was amazing in every way. She clearly has impeccable taste in fashion, but also upholds the highest standard of professionalism, patience, and kindness throughout her process. She expertly blends her clients' wants and needs with her own wealth of knowledge. I decided to start with the closet consultation service so Val could help me take stock of what I needed most in the work department. As soon as she stepped into my apartment, Val was nothing but kind, sensitive, and professional. She never made me feel the least bit shamed about my closet and she created a comprehensive list of items to prepare us for the shopping trip to come. Then came the big shopping day. It was by far the best shopping experience I have ever had! Val took care of all the no-fun parts like swapping sizes and searching through racks. When I walked into the dressing room at the start of our session, she had already prepared a huge selection for me to choose from. All I had to do was try on! This made the quality of the experience so much more enjoyable and efficient. By the end, I came away with 40+ new items! 6 weeks later, I still have new clothes to wear to the office and the joy over my new wardrobe has not worn off. I haven't been this excited to get dressed since I was a teenager and I have Val to thank!
Shop With Val's reply
Thank you so much, Melissa. We made some pretty incredible progress. I’m glad to hear you are enjoying your new wardrobe. You got so many beautiful pieces. I look forward to continuing to assist you.
May 4, 2019
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Jeryl M.

Wardrobe Consulting

We're just halfway through the process, but I'm more than happy to write something now. I chose the bundle with the initial closet consultation, two 4-hr shopping trips, then another home visit to sort out all of my new outfits. Val showed up promptly at the agreed upon time and we got to work. My closet was full of dated clothes that didn't fit. I told her to be merciless and she was - in a totally fun and comfortable way. I wasn't left with much, but I knew going in that that would be the case, and we were going shopping in two days anyway. Two days later, I met Val in NYC at noon for shopping. I have no idea how long she had been at the department store before I got there, but it had to have been hours. Shoes upon shoes were lined up ready for me to try on. A store employee stood at the ready, to run and get different colors and sizes. It went seamlessly and I bought so many wonderful shoes. Shoe shopping was always frustrating for me before - well, I had never been shoe shopping like this before! After shoes, straight to a spacious suite - no regular dressing rooms for Val! She had set up the room with countless pieces for me to try on. And she didn't just have me try things on - she explained what she liked about each piece or ensemble and then genuinely wanted my feedback. She wanted me to be 100% comfortable with something or else she didn't want me to buy it. Since gaining quite a bit of weight, shopping for clothes has been torture for me - I usually end up with a bunch of things in a dressing room the size of a shower stall, and then nothing fits properly or looks good on me, so I end up leaving in tears. Val was very sensitive to my needs and I felt completely comfortable and well-taken care of. Again, we had someone hovering outside the door, just waiting for cast offs, ready to get different sizes. The time flew by, and the next thing I knew, I actually had some clothes to take home! The seamstress came in to do some pinning for alterations to a few pieces, and the store will be shipping those pieces, as well as most of my shoes because there was no way I would have been able to manage getting it all to the train! I am SO looking forward to our next shopping session - more clothes, then accessories! I don't normally splurge on things like this, but after my experience with Val, unless I'm going for just one or two things, I can't imagine ever shopping any other way! Sorry Val - you're stuck with me for life!
Shop With Val's reply
Jeryl, we’ve made the most incredible progress over the course of one year. You have put time and effort into rebuilding your wardrobe and after just a few sessions I’m so happy to know that we have refilled your closet and it is better than ever. Thank you for trusting me with such a great task. It has been such an honor to assist you.
Apr 1, 2018
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Carol B.

Wardrobe Consulting

Based on my requirements, Valerie fulfilled every one of them. I needed a more professional looking wardrobe that I could mix and match. And I wanted to add color to my look. Her selections were spot-on and within my budget. I can't thank her enough. I love my new wardrobe. Val is the best! I highly recommend Shop with Val.
Shop With Val's reply
Thank you, Carol. I loved helping you rebuild your wardrobe. You got so many wonderful pieces in just one appointment! I'm glad you're enjoying everything, and I look forward to working with you again soon!
Jul 31, 2017
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Adam B.

Wardrobe Consulting

Valerie has been excellent to work with so far. She is the epitome of professionalism, she is ruthlessly efficient, and she never misses a detail. I trusted her to replace my entire wardrobe and she delivered!
Shop With Val's reply
Adam, you are a true rockstar! I can't believe we managed to build you a wardrobe (essentially from scratch!) in one (long!) day! Thank you for being so open-minded and patient throughout the process and putting your trust in me. You are truly a different person after this transformation, and I am so excited for your new beginning as you show off the best version of yourself. It's been an honor working with you.
Jun 1, 2017
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Unlike many competitors, all of our rates are available on our website, shopwithval.com. There are no hidden fees. Wardrobe updates are available for $460 and include up to four hours of shopping. Other services like a Closet Consultation are offered at a flat rate of $395 (including up to 3 hrs) and a Home Rescue Visit (2 hr in-home session to build you a lookbook) is offered for $260. The best part is that if you are interested in more than one service or looking to work together on a regular basis, we offer a number of discounted packages that allow you to save up to 25% simply by purchasing your services together.

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

    When working with a new client we like to learn as much as we can about them so that we can customize a plan that is catered to their needs. We send new clients a detailed questionnaire so that we can gather information regarding style preferences, measurements, and budget. This information allows us to select stores and designers that we feel would be a good match.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    In 2010, our CEO, Valerie, was hired to help a friend in need after she had put on some weight and found herself in a style rut. After just a few hours together, she walked away with tons of new pieces that she kept saying, "I would have never picked this out myself, but I love it!" She was standing up a little taller and full of smiles and confidence. After having great success with her friend, Valerie realized it was time to put her shopping and styling skills to good use to help others the same way. A few months later, Shop With Val was born.

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