Shop With Val

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37 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, value, and punctuality.
  • Michele G.

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    All seound excellent

    Dec 8, 2017Verified
  • Carol B.

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    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.

    Jul 31, 2017Verified
    Valerie H.'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!

About this pro

My work stands out from others who do what I do because I am a people person first, then a stylist. With each job I accept, my top priority is to ensure that the client feels comfortable, relaxed and is enjoying them self. It is important for them to be able to put their trust into my hands. In addition, I pride myself in catering to all types of people - both men and women, young and old, petite and plus size, locals and out of towners. Lastly, my #1 goal from the first day I started my business in 2010 was to maintain competitive rates, allowing my styling services to be available to those working with all kinds of budgets - not just really big ones! There are so many things I love about my job... 1) The diversity of my clientele. My portfolio currently consists of over 300 clients - both men and women, ranging from ages 12-79, sizes 00 petite-24, and spanning across 22 countries! 2) I love connecting with people. Whether I work with someone visiting from out of town and may not see them for a year or I am working with a native New Yorker on a seasonal basis I love staying in touch with my clients, getting to know them, and seeing the impact my services have had on their life over time. 3) I get to do what I love! Although many people find it strange that I enjoy going through people's closets and shopping for hours on end I truly love helping people make sense of their wardrobe and feel good about themselves. Whether the goal is sharp and sophisticated or fun and edgy, I have always enjoyed working with clothing and creating different looks. I enjoy sharing my passion and skill set with others to make this dreadful task for many time and cost efficient, and even enjoyable!

Years in business

8

Times hired on Thumbtack

79

Number of employees

3

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Unlike many competitors, all of my rates are available on my website, ShopWithVal.com. My shopping services are available for $115/hr, offered in two and four hour blocks. Other services like a Closet Consultation are a flat rate of $395 (up to 3 hrs) and a Home Rescue Visit is a flat rate of $230 (2 hr in home session to build look book). The best part is that if you are interested in more than one service or looking to work together on a regular basis, I offer 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 I like to learn as much as I can about them so that I can customize a plan that is catered to their needs. I send out a detailed questionnaire so that I can gather information regarding style preferences, measurements and budget. This information allows me to select stores and designers I feel would be a good match.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      My cousin wanted to buy one of her best friends a day with a personal shopper for her birthday. She thought it would be the perfect gift -- thoughtful, unique and something she would really appreciate due to the rut she was in after gaining some weight. After doing some research, my cousin realized she unfortunately, couldn't afford a personal shopper. There seemed to be no market for affordable stylists. "If you weren't a celebrity or very wealthy didn't you deserve the right to have help too?" she thought. She offered to hire me for the day because she said, "You're the next best thing to a personal shopper. You're great with people, you have an eye for fashion, and you know how to look good without having to spend a lot." I was flattered. I accepted her job offer. After having great success with her friend, I realized it was time to help others the same way. It was so rewarding to use my natural instincts and passion for fashion to help people feel better about themselves.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    Sunday10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Monday10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Shop With Val is about 50+ miles of New York, NY.