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Shop With Val
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Sarah R.May 7, 2018Verified
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!Apr 1, 2018Verified
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- 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.