Do you tip a personal shopper?

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Personal shoppers provide a much-needed personal service, but tipping is not standard protocol. A professional wardrobe consultant or personal shopper will meet with you, consult on your desired style outcome, and shop with you or for you. Some personal shoppers work as independent business owners, while others work for department stores. Services for self-employed personal shoppers average $120-$200 per hour, although prices vary depending on where you live. Personal shopping services at department stores are free of charge, as the personal shopper is employed by the store and receives a commission on what you purchase while shopping with them. There are perks to both kinds of services, but one major advantage of an independent personal shopper is that they can shop in any store with you or for you, and can also come to your house to assess your closet. Either type of personal shopper helps you refine your style and make good fashion choices.

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