Monday, September 12, 2011

Anthropologie Personal Shopping Appointment

Yay!! Now that I've shared the moving news, I can finally share my Anthro Personal Shopping News.  I have desperately wanted to try out a Personal Shopping experience, but was waiting for a gently push to finally make that request.  (moving away from our favorite store was all the motivation I needed)  Here's my email to the Anthro Personal Shopper at Tyson's Galleria to help explain a bit:

Hi! My name is Kim, and I am so in love with the style and grace that Anthropologie brings to my wardrobes.  I am a part of the Anthro blogging community... please see ArrayofAnthro.blogspot.com!  Scrolling through my history will give you a little idea of the general clothes I tend to gravitate.... heavy on the pencil skirts and work appropriate tops for work!

UNFORTUNATELY, I am moving away from my dear store.  My husband and I will be moving at the end of September to Virginia Beach.... at least an hour from the closest Anthro location, sigh.  It has always been a goal of mine to come and experience a personal shopping appointment.  I have heard nothing but good things, especially at this location!  So, I figure, no time like the present to schedule an appointment and experience the fun!  I'd love to document the experience with outfit pictures, and talk about the general experience.... hoping to get more ladies to take advantage of this amazing perk!

My general goal for this appointment is to pick out the PERFECT fall outfit.  There are so many wonderful trends and 'throw-back ' shapes popping up this year, and I can't wait to find something beautiful and 'me' to take back with me on the move... so far from my beloved store!

If these times do not work for your personal shopper, PLEASE feel free to get in touch with me so we can work something else out!

Very much looking forward to hearing from you!

Kim

Lara, Tyson's Personal Shopper was BEYOND fabulous.  Setting up the appointment was so easy using an email address that goes straight to the personal shoppers.  (A form is filled out on the Anthro website for the initial request.  Keyord Personal Shopper and you'll find it).  I arrived last week to find such a welcome group of girls who knew exactly the reason I was there.  I got the opportunity to meet Lara (actually had met her several times in the store but didn't know it was her).  Lara took me back to the fitting rooms to a room she had already set up just for me.  She took my comments about what I usually wear, and honored them completely.  What I love even more, is that she made sure to pull things that I may not necessarily gravitate for.  Sometimes you need that extra push to try things that you assume may not flatter you to end up with the most wonderful surprise!

Not only was the fitting room filled with a HUGE variety of different outfits, but Lara had decorated the space with a sweet little rug, pillow, and chair... making the space feel so warm and welcoming!  She took me through each outfit she had chosen for me and the reasons why she believed they would work well and be versatile in my wardrobe (SO important!)

I'm not going to write reviews on the products now, rather let the pictures speak for themselves. Beware!  There are lots of pictures (and I didn't even include all of the varieties Lara provided).















































Lara made it a point to stick around to see each outfit, so excited to see if her selection was a hit or a miss.  (Though I have to say, I really only think there we a couple misses among these BEAUTIFUL wardrobe options).  She made it so comfortable to show her, to talk with her, and to ask questions.  Several pairs of shoes were brought to me to try on, and well as an accessory wall in my room that featured the most lovely bags I've seen.

Honestly, I couldn't have been more thrilled with my experience.  Us ladies here in the blogging world generally know what we want... what shapes we're looking for, what color palates, etc.  This trip proved me wrong.  Lara pulled such beautiful pieces that I probably wouldn't even given a chance.... "that color won't work on me, that shape won't flatter my figure".  Sometimes we all need a little gentle pushing to step outside our dear little comfort zone.  This, more than anything, is what I believe the Anthro Personal Shopping experience is all about.  A free service, where an experienced Personal Shopper is there for us and us alone. 

Try it out, please. It's free, and it's fabulous.  Then pretty please fill me in on how much you loved it (because you will).

xoxo,
Kim

13 comments:

  1. That Rodna Halter dress is fabulous on you. You should try on more of the fuller dresses. They are beautiful.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing all these lovely images! I'm so glad you had such an awesome Personal Shopping experience. :) I think I will try that out too! She put together some awesome outfits that I can't wait to recreate. You look stunning in everything!!!

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  3. Wow, what a fun experience! I totally want to set aside a night with a girlfriend of mine to go do this! THanks for sharing all your fun pictures!

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  4. I've not done a personal shopper trip myself, so I appreciate the info and the pics! Sounds really fun and kind of indulgen (in such a good way)!

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  5. What an awesome experience. I really pretty much love everything on you and you showcased such great fall outfits. I love the Rodna Halter Dress on you and the way Lara styled it with the brown accents. It's really making me want a dark green dress of my own! And the Noon & Night Dress in mustard? Love!! Also, what's the orange skirt you were wearing. I love the color and can't seem to find it on the site.

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  6. Wow I had no idea Anthro even offered personal shopping appointments, thanks for sharing your experience, it sounds so great!

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  7. Amazing!!! You looked lovely in everything and I'm so glad that you had a good time! I'll definitely have to utilize this service! :-)

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  8. Oh wow, I can't wait to schedule a personal shopping appointment now!! I just need to make sure to save up beforehand...I would have bought pretty much every single thing she picked for you as you looked amazing! How fun! Can you tell us what the orangeish colored skinny jeans are?

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  9. Thank you so much everyone (and I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to respond)!

    I hope all of you are able to take advantage of this service... and SOON! It's fabulous.

    Jenn- The orange skirt still isn't yet available on the site. The fit is practically identical to the Field skirt from last year, as is the fabric... corduroy! The addition this year is of the slouchy pockets on the side.

    Ashley- The orange pants are my FAVORITE! They are Pilcro Serif Cords, and they honestly fit more like leggings... so stretchy, comfy, and beautiful! Yes, these came home with me. Can't wait to pair them under some tall brown boots for fall!

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  10. Wow, she did an amazing job putting outfits together! Many of these items were on my wish list already and your pictures just reinforced my desire to get them. So great to see unexpected combinations that I would not have thought of myself. I live in Northern VA and often shop at the Tyson's Anthro, and I think I know who Lara is...does she have long red hair?

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  12. i love your every dress. i feel very happy to see your images and you are looking so beautiful in these dresses

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