Top Shop personal shopping
You can book this service several weeks in advance, which is what I did for two young relatives visiting London. You get to try on an assortment of pre-selected outfits without the crush of the Top Shop crowds, and the best thing is - it's complimentary. (although obviously the aim is to get you to spend money.)
I had sent measurements and a photo in advance so when we arrived for the appointment a selection had already been made. The selection can be tailored to specific requirements, a wedding outfit, holiday wardrobe or just advice for a new season.
In the women's Personal Shopping area there was a lot of mirrors, comfy sofas, coffee and cup cakes. The boyfriend and I made ourselves comfy while the niece went off to the dressing room. The selection that had been made for us was already perfect with only a few tweaks necessary. The outfits had already been accessorized with costume jewellery and shoes, everything was covered. We had a budget of £150 and walked away with 2 dresses, 2 skirts, 3 tops and a necklace. No individual item was overly expensive and there was certainly no pressure to spend heaps of money.
In the men's area upstairs (chesterfield sofas, masculine industrial chic with beers!) the shopper offered to make a selection and bring it to us or to take the boyfriend around the store. We opted for the accompanied walk around the store and this also enabled the shopper to make a selection that wasn't too outrageous as he could see an immediate reaction to colour on the boyfriend's face! This appointment was also successful with the purchase of a smart jacket, two pairs of casual trousers and 3 shirts. We spent a little over the £150 budget but that was mainly due to the price of the jacket.
Everyone left happy, there were no shopping meltdowns, no dramas, no queuing for changing rooms or trying to find a size.... all shopping experiences should be like this.
If you shop at Top Shop or have chidden who need their wardrobes updating I'd highly recommend making an appointment.
Thank you very much Top Shop Personal Shopping team !!
Top Shop Personal Shopping is available at many stores.
We were at Top Shop Oxford Circus, London.
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