Shop With Val
Shop With Val
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Since established in 2010, Shop With Val has become one of NYC's top personal shopping and styling services, offering individual and group shopping experiences. Shop With Val tours are tailored to fit your shopping needs and are a fun way to discover the heart of NYC's fashion scene. Whether you're interested in visiting boutiques in SoHo or iconic staples on 5 Avenue, Shop With Val will plan an experience that is not only personalized, but unforgettable! Looking for something more private? Let's work one-on-one! Each experience is customized to your individual needs, style and budget through a detailed questionnaire. A variety of pieces are selected and styled to form outfits, set up in a fitting room prior to your arrival. Tips are shared throughout the process so you learn how to select pieces that flatter your body, mix and match with ease and incorporate your new purchases into your existing wardrobe. Photographs are taken of all looks styled and sent following the appointment.
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Wendy M
Randolph, NJ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I've been shopping with Val since losing about 80 lbs roughly 7 years ago. I suddenly found myself with "shopping paralysis." Clothes finally fit, but I didn't know what I liked, what looked good, or what was appropriate. Val helps me find pieces I love that work for me and, every time, suggests great pieces I wouldn't have selected on my own. She is willing to work within any budget, and listens to my likes and dislikes. I have learned so much since working with her...but even still, any time I shop without her, I think "what would Val say about this?" Highly recommend.
Written December 12, 2022
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Matt H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This year I used Val's "Newbie" service package to rebuild my wardrobe from scratch. Needless to say, there was a lot of work to be done! From the very start, Val's professionalism and attention to detail was clear. After sorting through each item in my existing wardrobe, we made a shopping list and were able to find everything on it in just a few short trips together. If it wasn't available in stores, she compiled a list of online links for me to choose from.
Throughout the whole experience, Val always took the time to answer my questions and explain the reasoning and importance behind each piece we were adding to my collection. I learned so much in the process that I feel much more confident shopping for myself and exploring my own style preferences in the future. I'd recommend Val and her services to anyone.
Written December 26, 2020
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Whitney B
Houston, Texas2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I loved working with Val to revamp my wardrobe after having my first child. I knew I was in need of a closet refresh, but I struggled to know where to start and lacked the time or energy to shop regularly. Val is kind and thorough, and she has a great eye! I am very satisfied with the process and plan to continue booking her.
Written July 11, 2022
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Chris W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great experiencing shopping with Val! Her professionalism and expertise are remarkable and did so much for me in revamping my wardrobe. She hand-selected new pieces that fit my style and personality and I am so grateful for her! Would absolutely recommend. Not to mention, she keeps it fun! Thank you Val
Written July 20, 2022
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Liz A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Disclaimer - I had no previous experience with a stylist and had no idea what to expect.
Closet Consultation - This was a positive and educational experience for me. I learned a lot about what I was wearing and how I apparently had no idea how to dress for work. I appreciated the honesty about how clothes looked on me and we managed to get the clothes I owned into categories of weekend wear and 'OK for work'.
Shopping - This was a lot of fun. I was convinced it wasn't possible to find a heal that I would be comfortable wearing but I have been saved! I found out a lot about sizing from different designers and every outfit I ended up buying, I was excited to wear when I got home. Comfort is very important to me so I made that a priority before we went shopping, if I'm not comfortable - I'm not wearing it. All the clothes that were picked out to try met that criteria and if they didn't, we moved on from it. I would definitely use Val's services again and recommend her to anyone that is just completely lost in the world of fashion as I was!
Written June 11, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words, Liz. I’m so happy to hear this has been such an educational and transformative experience for you. I hope you enjoy all your new purchases. We’d love to have the chance to assist you again in the future!
Written June 12, 2018
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Jeryl M
East Haven, CT54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
We're just halfway through the process, but I'm more than happy to write something now. I chose the bundle with the initial closet consultation, two 4-hr shopping trips, then another home visit to sort out all of my new outfits.

Val showed up promptly at the agreed upon time and we got to work. My closet was full of dated clothes that didn't fit. I told her to be merciless and she was - in a totally fun and comfortable way. I wasn't left with much, but I knew going in that that would be the case, and we were going shopping in two days anyway.

Two days later, I met Val in NYC at noon for shopping. I have no idea how long she had been at the department store before I got there, but it had to have been hours. Shoes upon shoes were lined up ready for me to try on. A store employee stood at the ready, to run and get different colors and sizes. It went seamlessly and I bought so many wonderful shoes. Shoe shopping was always frustrating for me before - well, I had never been shoe shopping like this before!

After shoes, straight to a spacious suite - no regular dressing rooms for Val! She had set up the room with countless pieces for me to try on. And she didn't just have me try things on - she explained what she liked about each piece or ensemble and then genuinely wanted my feedback. She wanted me to be 100% comfortable with something or else she didn't want me to buy it.

Since gaining quite a bit of weight, shopping for clothes has been torture for me - I usually end up with a bunch of things in a dressing room the size of a shower stall, and then nothing fits properly or looks good on me, so I end up leaving in tears. Val was very sensitive to my needs and I felt completely comfortable and well-taken care of. Again, we had someone hovering outside the door, just waiting for cast offs, ready to get different sizes. The time flew by, and the next thing I knew, I actually had some clothes to take home! The seamstress came in to do some pinning for alterations to a few pieces, and the store will be shipping those pieces, as well as most of my shoes because there was no way I would have been able to manage getting it all to the train!

I am SO looking forward to our next shopping session - more clothes, then accessories!

I don't normally splurge on things like this, but after my experience with Val, unless I'm going for just one or two things, I can't imagine ever shopping any other way! Sorry Val - you're stuck with me for life!
Written April 1, 2018
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Jeryl, it has been such an honor working with you. You have undergone an incredible transformation in our time together and I am so lucky to have the chance to help you every step of the way. Thank you for being a pleasure to work with and for all the time and effort you have put into this process. I am so proud of you!
Written May 13, 2019
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bbf20172017
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Business
Val met me for an afternoon and we visited two places and dozens of clothing pieces. I was recently promoted, and wanted to subtly change/upgrade my style while not appearing completely different. Val was open to my restrictions, and at the same time pushed me to try different styles I would not have picked on my own. Some of those worked really well. Afterwards, she followed up with some other suggestions to meet my body shape and requests.
Written March 29, 2017
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Thank you, Ben. I'm glad you found our time together helpful and hope to have the opportunity to work with you again to help you continue to expand your wardrobe. Congrats again, and all the best!
Written March 31, 2017
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Vic519
Brooklyn, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Business
I've shopped with Val personally for work clothes and she was amazing! It was great to have someone who pulled styles for me before I arrived and ran out to grab different sizes/ styles when needed. She was a pleasure to shop with and gave her honest opinion on everything I tried.

I had such a great experience with her personally that I hired her to take some of my out of town clients shopping around NY's Christmas Markets this past week. This is not something she's done before but she executed it with grace! She even helped some of the male clients get brownie points by picking out items for them to bring home to their girlfriends/ wives!

I would definitely hire her again!
Written December 15, 2015
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Hi Victoria, Thank you for your review! I enjoyed helping you with your wardrobe personally. It was an honor when you contacted me to work with your clients. It was a wonderful experience and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you in any capacity again soon! Happy holidays! Stylishly yours, Valerie
Written December 18, 2015
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lovetotravelnz
Perth, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
First visit to New York with only a few days to see as much as possible. In terms of shopping, this was a job for a personal stylist! I am an experienced and confident shopper but Val helped me to target the stores that would maximise my spend, suit my style and find new looks that I normally would not try. She was just brilliant. On a personal note, Val is fun and down to earth and easy to click with. I have no hesitation recommending Shop With Val.
Written October 15, 2015
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Thank you, Lisa!. It was a pleasure working with you. I'm glad we were able to take advantage of such great deals and maximize your budget. I hope to work with you again on your next visit!
Written January 12, 2016
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Kristin H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
If you are here reading reviews, then you must be in the same place I was. Just shop with Val, you won’t regret it! I was praying for leggings and oversized free T-Shirts to make the fashion runway soon. I finally gave in and admitted I needed help. Shopping with Val was just what my closet needed. She got to know me and what my lifestyle looked like as a mom of two under two. She found the outfits that made me look put together with little effort.
Written September 6, 2022
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