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Get Personal - Let's Shop - July 2014

Jun 30, 2014 03:57PM ● By Style
Personal shoppers are not just a luxury afforded to A-List celebrities and the top one percent—at Macy’s, the service is complimentary! We chatted with Annette O’Donnell, an executive at Macy’s By Appointment (MBA) and corporate sales, to find how just how fun and beneficial the extra opinion can be.

What are personal shoppers?
Annette: “Personal shoppers are style consultants to assist with any and all of Macy’s storewide merchandise!”

Why should you go to a personal shopper? What are the benefits?
Annette: “It saves time. By [working] with a shopper, you’ll hone in on your style, whether for yourself, spouse, family or home. It will ensure you are shopping for the perfect fit, function and wardrobe coordination. Personal shoppers have the benefit to utilizing private fitting rooms, offering one-on-one service, and finding and locating brands or items you prefer in a timely manner. We also provide personal reminders of special occasions, fashion and trends for the season. And you’ll get advanced notice of sales and new merchandise.”
What is the cost to having a personal shopper?
Annette: “At Macy’s, there isn’t a cost—the service is complimentary! We are not on commission—we want to build our businesses on continuing relationships!”

How do you find a personal shopper that’s right for you?
Annette: “The best way is to call your local Macy’s By Appointment office, which will be able to direct you to a shopper that’s right for you.”
Anything else we should know about personal shoppers?
Annette: “Using a personal shopper doesn’t mean having to spend a lot of money.  We have clients who come in for a complete wardrobe makeover to clients who just need a perfect accessory.

Location: Macy’s By Appointment, 916-787-3310

330 Palladio Parkway, Suite 2017, Folsom, 916-817-1882; The Fountains Shopping Center, 1182 Roseville Parkway, Suite 170, Roseville, 916-742-4997; and Chantera Gunn, Personal Shopper/Stylist 916-225-7863