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Anyone ever used the personal shopper at Debenhams - Oxford St
or any other centrally located London branch? I don't actually like Debs as a store but like a lot of the clothes in the concessions. Have had mixed - some quite good- experiences in my local store but the stock they carry is quite limited. Had very disappointing experiences with the personal shopper in Jlewis and also not so keen on the brands they stock - so it's Debs or nothing. Anyone been - good or bad experience? Is there any particular person you would recommend? TIA
I am just looking for some nice new clothes for Spring/Summer that suit my life style - haven't had any for ages. Main reason for using shopper is that due to various health problems I find shopping beyond exhausting. The lure of sitting in comfort while someone goes out and looks for things for you to try on.. Secondary reasons are time constraints and the fact that it is good to purchase lots of things at the same time as you can see how they work as outfits. I don't really go for advice on what to wear as I'm quite confident in my likes and what suits me. Always open to suggestions though and being taken a little out of my comfort zone.
I had been to various Debenhams as that was al I could reach when kids were small and results varied but okay. Generally the women brought me things that were to my taste but didn't always listen to what I said about my lifestyle. Finally was able to find the time to do Jlewis in Ox Street and I assumed that would be much better. First shopper I saw kept on saying there wasn't much out there (it was early summer )and I should come back in the autumn when they had more stock. I did that and the second lady I saw was dire - kept bringing me really frumpy stuff in colours I plainly told her I dislike.
Totally agree about the sitting-in-comfort and all-outfits-at-once comments. I love shopping online at House of Fraser as they have more stock to view, and deliver free to store in 24 hrs. Then I try on at home and return anything I don't like within their policy....usually 14 days instead of 28. Some stores will prob have a personal shopper, too.
What lifestyle/colours are you after? It's good to have a base of 3-4 colors in your wardrobe then you can update with a colour or item you love. I stick with navy, red, black and white but this year coral and pastels are everywhere (scarves/bags/shoes/tee-shirts) as well as logo sweaters (fab with coloured skinny jeans).
Thanks. Lifestyle - I have to be able to move in my work clothes - bend, stretch - also spend a considerable amount of time on feet. I cannot tolerate heels. Not really supposed to wear blue jeans to work though can flout it from time to time. Scarves or dangling necklaces are a no no. I love and suit strong, vivid colours and white too. Fine with black skirts and trousers but truly loathe unbroken black near my face. I love the coral that is around at the moment - prefer the shade that is a bit more pinky than orange. I'd love to find a great shirt that oclour that fits and flatters. Not mad on pastels but if a shape worked for me I'd consider them.
You have a clear idea of what you need, and what flatters. What job do you do? Could you wear a dress and leggings/tights? http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dickins+Jones+Fan+print+cowl+neck+belted+jersey+dress/189394259,default,pd.html Worn with M&S footglove flat shoes?!
This is a cute top from Therapy - http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Therapy+Lace+yoke+tee/193418162,default,pd.html
I like H&M for mandarin-type jersey blouses which I can warm up with a vest and or cardy, too, and some gold with coral!
http://tablet.hm.com/gb/product/22258?article=22258-E Or -
It's a newish job so I'm still feeling my way. But the environment is "arty" so I reckon I could wear a dress and leggings. In fact I was all set to until mumsnet decreed it mumsy/frumpy I like some of these links - especially the "Therapy" top. Believe it or not I find Footglove or indeed any MS shoes very uncomfortable.!They just don't seem to fit