Shop With Val
Shop With Val

Shop With Val

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$130/hour
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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, spanning 22 countries. Our portfolio includes clients that are all shapes and sizes, looking for everything from workwear to casual wear, special occasion and bridal. We offer a range of services including Closet Consults and Organization, In-Person and Virtual Personal Shopping sessions, Style Lookbooks, and hosting style workshops and fashion events. 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 - both men and women, ranging from ages 12-80, sizes 00 petite-24, and spanning across 22 countries! 2) We love helping people. Whether we're working with clients who live abroad or with our 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!
Overview

Hired 20 times

9 similar jobs done near you

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3 employees

11 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Venmo, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects

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  • Postpartum Wardrobe Update

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  • Petite & Curvy Wardrobe Overhaul

    Wardrobe Consulting

  • Winter Wardrobe Update

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Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

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Ginger K.

I am on my second package of 10 sessions with Valerie. Over the years I have used many shoppers. Closet cleaners, and fashion helpers and those who put outfits together. Valerie is the best I have encountered. She knows what she is doing, how to go about it and is very quick and efficient with my time. I have found that she listens to my needs and knows how to go about doing what I want done instead of what she wants to do during that session. She is a pleasure to work with and she has put my closet together, put me together and helped me fill in my wardrobe. She arrives on time and is not a clock watcher. Before she leaves the place is cleaned up and I can walk out the door. She is the best I have ever used.
Nov 3, 2021
Matt H.

This year I used Val's "Newbie" service package to rebuild my wardrobe from scratch. Needless to say, there was a lot of work to be done! From the very start, Val's professionalism and attention to detail was clear. After sorting through each item in my existing wardrobe, we made a shopping list and were able to find everything on it in just a few short trips together. If it wasn't available in stores, she compiled a list of online links for me to choose from. Throughout the whole experience, Val always took the time to answer my questions and explain the reasoning and importance behind each piece we were adding to my collection. I learned so much in the process that I feel much more confident shopping for myself and exploring my own style preferences in the future. I'd recommend Val and her services to anyone.
Shop With Val's reply
Thank you so much Matt. I’m thrilled to hear you learned a lot throughout the process. I have enjoyed working with you thoroughly and look forward to keeping the momentum going in 2021!
Dec 26, 2020
Bara M.

I have used just about every one of Val’s services- wardrobe cleanup, in-person shopping, online recommendations, and putting together a look book, and have benefited from all of them. My main motivation was that I don’t like clothes shopping when it’s something I have to do— it’s stressful and time consuming. I was rewearing the same things all the time because I didn’t like most of what I owned, and the items I did wear I always wore the same way. Before finding Val I tried Stitch Fix and Trunk Club with pretty poor results. I also tried free personal shoppers at department stores but I always felt like I left having paid for stuff that didn’t look good on me, likely because they got commission for everything they sold me. Then I found Val. I think it was super helpful to start with the wardrobe consult so she could see what I already had to work with, get to know what I liked, and see how things looked on me. It also motivated me to get rid of a ton. I wanted to rebuild the majority of my wardrobe so I did two separate shopping trips in two different seasons. It was so much better than the free department store experience- she doesn’t get any commission so doesn’t hesitate to tell you what doesn’t work, and taught me about how to wear stuff- like how to dress the same top up or down or take it from work to a date after. I love that I can just flip through the look book on my phone and pick out an outfit without thinking about it, but if you have to do without a service that’s the one I think I got the least bang for my buck for—I would have liked to get more outfits put together for the price. 10/10 recommend!
Shop With Val's reply
Thank you for the glowing review. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you and I’m so proud of all the progress we made over the last six months. I hope you enjoy all the fab new additions to your wardrobe!
Feb 19, 2020
Cynthia T.

Wardrobe Consulting

Val was amazing. On point with full concentration and great energy for the entire 4-hour session, which was perfect to completely outfit a young woman headed to college. From distressed denim shorts to the perfect selection and variety of pants, skirts, tops, dresses and jackets for parties and rush week, she had it all staged in the right sizes and colors in large reserved fitting rooms as we went to 3 stores. Great price points as well. There was not a moment wasted, and she was a wealth of hints and « rules » for the « how » of wearing the clothes - what to tuck in or roll up when and why, pointers on accessorizing, and what shoe and top to go with the staple skirt, short or pant to signal dress-up, dress-down or edgy. It was the experience of a lifetime! The mom took the cute pix, so that will be in her review.
Shop With Val's reply
Thank you so much, Cindy! I'm happy to hear you, mom and Gianna were pleased with the experience. I had a great time working with all of you and am thrilled with the success we had and the savings Gianna was able to take advantage of. I hope to have the chance to help her again in the future. Thank you for setting up this wonderful gift for her!
Aug 10, 2020
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Margaret J.

Wardrobe Consulting

My husband gifted me with a Shop With VaI experience right before Mother’s Day. I appreciated the time she took to answer my questions and prepare me for our 2 hour shopping spree. She was very professional and listened to what I wanted. I do not like to shop for clothes, so this experience made it easy to add great pieces to my wardrobe! I am in awe of how much ground we covered in two hours! I went over the budget I had set because there were so many great items I liked that Val chose. What was great is that I never felt pressured to buy anything. There were a few pieces I said no and we didn’t even try them on! Even though I am open to all possibilities, if I don’t like the color or pattern, I don’t waist time trying on items. I recommend for anyone who is in a style rut to hire Val to help you!
Shop With Val's reply
Thank you for the fabulous review, Margaret. It was a pleasure assisting you and I hope to have the chance to continue to help you with any wardrobe or styling needs.
May 23, 2018
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Valerie Halfon

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.

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

    Our CEO, Valerie, has been styling clients since 2010, but grew up in retail as her father owned his own clothing store. She has worked with hundreds of men and women, spanning all ages, sizes, budgets and styles, across 22 countries. Although Shop With Val’s portfolio is very diverse in that regard, our specialty is helping those in need of a seasonal update or wardrobe overhaul. As Shop With Val grows, Valerie trains her stylists to ensure they have the experience and know-how to accommodate all kinds of requests, including petite, plus, formal, tall, maternity, modest, bridal, small budgets, and special occasions. Her team is fully equipped to handle any request you bring their way.

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