Imagine having a personal shopper at your disposal – wouldn’t that be fab? Someone to push your boundaries a little and find items that look incredible on you. If like me you get stuck in a rut and always opt for black clothes, you’ll be pleased to know that Topshop Norwich are now offering personal shopping sessions. Hurrah! Just when you thought that couldn’t get any better – they’re free and there’s no obligation to buy anything. They can even put items aside for you so friends and relatives can buy them for you for your Birthday/Christmas/Anniversary and so on. On a rainy Sunday I decided to try a Topshop Norwich Personal Shopping session and came away with a few goodies!
The Topshop Norwich personal shopping experiences can be as short or as long as you like. You can book in for 30 minutes or 1 hour sessions. I went over my hour time slot because of the sheer volume of things I wanted to try! You can also book a double slot so you and a friend can enjoy the personal shopping experience together. That would be an amazing thing to do before an event, wedding or night out. Before your appointment you answer a few questions such as your height, size, style icons and what you’re looking for. You can be as specific or general as you like. For example if you just need jeans, you can just look at jeans or if you want a wide variety of items you can do that. I opted for the latter.
(Bag – in store only)
The personal shopping experiences take place in the VIP area in the changing rooms. There are two private changing rooms, a comfortable chair, drinks, sweets, magazines and stunning marble table to lay accessories on. It basically heaven for fashion and instagram lovers! Then there’s the clothes. I had a whole rail jam-packed full of some gorgeous clothes. From jumpers to dress, jeans and skirts – you name it I had it! We had a quick look through the rail and a wander around the store before the trying on commenced.
My personal stylist had chosen a selection of items that pushed me out of my comfort zone a little. I’d explained that I liked black but wanted to venture out a bit and try colours or prints and find a pair of jeans and trousers for work. She really hit the nail on the head as I fell in love with so many items. She decided to find individual coloured pieces such as the coat and jumper and pair them with darker colours so they would work in my existing wardrobe. There were also a range of items that has embroidery or prints on them in black, which were a little different from normal but not too out there.
After spending a good few hours trying on different combinations of clothes, I managed to find a pair of jeans that actually fit and a pair of work trousers. I also came away with a gorgeous little black dress for an event the next day, a bright red jumper, tassel earrings and a leather skirt. All were pieces that I had been looking for, but probably wouldn’t have picked up myself.
They say that nothing haunts you like the clothes that you didn’t buy and that’s so true! I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the gorgeous bright orange coat, the embroidered skirt and the stunning red bag. They’ve all been added straight onto my Christmas list. In fact I ordered the orange coat as a present from Hamish during the black Friday sales. I’m just sad that I won’t be able to wear it until after Christmas!
Coat (in store only)
So if you’ve always dreamed of having a personal stylist, book in for a Topshop Norwich Personal Shopping session. To say it takes the stress and hassle out of shopping is an understatement. I’m so happy that it has finally launched in Norwich, my bank balance certainly is not! Maybe Christmas dreams to come true.