Shop Your Closet & Gain Big
Have you ever dreamed of having a ‘personal shopper’? I know I have. But for most of us, hiring a personal shopper is more of a fantasy than a reality considering the high cost of raising a family today. Enter Eve Cantor, Founder of ShopYourCloset. Eve is a Personal Style Consultant (and ex- Barney’s Personal Shopper) and has brought personal shopping to the masses with her visionary new service, ShopYourCloset.
The idea behind ShopYourCloset is to ultimately help you save money on your wardrobe. Instead of shopping for that new sweater, new skirt, or new ‘bling’ -find a new way to wear what you already have. What happens after shopping your closet with Eve, though, is that you not only create a whole new wardrobe from your existing one, you also discover your own personal style and learn how to properly wear clothing for your body type and coloring. And that’s what should happen when you work with a seasoned stylist and consultant. Eve has turned her 20 years of personal shopping for the elite into a service that makes sense for the … not so elite.
So here’s what happens when you hire Eve. She comes to your house, has you try on each item of clothing in your wardrobe and puts them together as entirely new outfits. The outfits come together from her sense of style as well as her ability to read your body language, your comfort and facial expressions. Each outfit is completed with accessories such as jewelery, scarfs and belts (which I’ve now learned make a huge difference) and shoes to boot(pun intended)!
So what happens the next day, after you’ve put together a whirlwind of 30 or so new outfits? Like me, you probably forget which is supposed to go with what and get so frustrated that you revert back to your old, tired but true way of wearing your clothes. Not so. Because Eve figured out that the trick to your new style education is to present you with a digital and physical photo album of you in each outfit. This way when you wake up in the morning you don’t need two cups of coffee just to remember how to put yourself together. You simply look in your album, point to an outfit and pull it out of your closet.
And what did thirty new outfits that you will wear cost you? Certainly not as much as thirty brand new store bought outfits would have cost you. Eve charges $50 an hour and recommends at least 4-6 hours for an initial consult. She is also available to help you do some old fashioned personal shopping in the retail stores.
A few days after our ShopYourCloset session Eve met me at a large well-known department store to help me find a dress for an upcoming event I was attending. I have to admit, meeting with a personal shopper at a high end department store had me a bit nervous. I was worried that finding all these perfect pieces of clothing was going to put me in a very difficult position – to buy or not to buy! However, it turns out that Eve is much too savvy to put a client in such a position. With her guidance, we found one dress (since that’s all I was looking for) that was half the price of what I expected to pay and twice the brand!
While I did get my personal shopping session for free so that I could write this review, I honestly do feel that working with a professional shopper makes sense. It helps you learn your personal style, is a great way to revitalize your existing wardrobe, and is definitely one of those special treats that we all secretly dream of. But most importantly, the ShopYourCloset Consult helps you feel good about how you look when you walk out of the house. And that, I think, is priceless.
So, Kosher Shop-a-holic fans and friends, contact Eve at ShopYourCloset here and tell her that you were referred by The Kosher Shop-a-holic to get a special 10% discount on your first purchase.
Here are some pictures of me in outfits put together by Eve of ShopYourCloset.