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Shop With Val

New York City, NY, USA
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About Shop With Val
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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Bara wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas1 contribution
I have used just about every one of Val’s services- wardrobe cleanup, in-person shopping, online recommendations, and putting together a look book, and have benefited from all of them. My main motivation was that I don’t like clothes shopping when it’s something I have to do— it’s stressful and time consuming. I was rewearing the same things all the time because I didn’t like most of what I owned, and the items I did wear I always wore the same way. Before finding Val I tried Stitch Fix and Trunk Club with pretty poor results. I also tried free personal shoppers at department stores but I always felt like I left having paid for stuff that didn’t look good on me, likely because they got commission for everything they sold me. Then I found Val. I think it was super helpful to start with the wardrobe consult so she could see what I already had to work with, get to know what I liked, and see how things looked on me. It also motivated me to get rid of a ton. I wanted to rebuild the majority of my wardrobe so I did two separate shopping trips in two different seasons. It was so much better than the free department store experience- she doesn’t get any commission so doesn’t hesitate to tell you what doesn’t work, and taught me about how to wear stuff- like how to dress the same top up or down or take it from work to a date after. I love that I can just flip through the look book on my phone and pick out an outfit without thinking about it, but if you have to do without a service that’s the one I think I got the least bang for my buck for. I would have liked to get more outfits put together for the price but I do love the outfits she did put together! 10/10 recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jessica B wrote a review Aug 2019
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I gifted my mother with a shopping trip with Val for Mother’s Day, and it was by far one of the best experiences for the two of us. I cannot thank Val enough for making this a very memorable day. Prior to the trip, Val was great with coordinating everything and explaining the process to my mother, who was very nervous/overwhelmed with the initial process as this was way out of her element (as someone who rarely shops and was not confident in being able to find clothes that fit and in which she would feel comfortable). We met at Bloomingdale’s in NY and Val already had a ton of items picked out, all of which were spot on. After trying on only her second outfit, my mother visibly relaxed and turned to me to tell me how much fun she was having. Val just made her feel so comfortable and selected items that were age-appropriate (my mother is in her early 70s) and that would be the right fit for her body. The price points were all very reasonable and fit within the budget we had previously discussed. By the end of the four-hour session, we walked away with three huge shopping bags full of nearly an entire new wardrobe. My mom can’t wait to show off all her new looks! Thanks again, Val!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Laura wrote a review May 2019
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Hi All - Val is amazing! We went shopping in April at Nordstrom and Talbot's and Val pulled all the clothing and shoes ahead of time so it was super easy for me. She has a great eye for the line of clothing and helped me see which shapes were best for my build. Val is also super nice and easy to work with - I highly recommend her! I bought a lot of summer dresses, short sweaters to go over dresses, several pairs of shoes (black, neutral and silver) and some casual clothes - cropped black pants and jeans, nicer t-shirts. I will definitely shop with Val again and am recommending her to my friends!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from ShopWithVal, Owner at Shop With Val
Responded May 12, 2019
Hi Laura, thank you for your kind words. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your shopping session. You got so many beautiful yet practical pieces. I hope you enjoy everything! I look forward to continuing to work together.
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Melissa B wrote a review Apr 2019
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I recently hired Shop with Val to help me prepare for a new job that required a work wardrobe overhaul. Val was amazing in every way. She clearly has impeccable taste in fashion, but also shows has the highest standard of professionalism, patience, and kindness throughout her process. She expertly blends her clients wants and needs with her own wealth of knowledge. After years of working for myself and taking a very lazy approach to getting dressed, I decided to start with the closet consultation service to take stock of what I needed most. As soon as Val stepped into my apartment, she was nothing but kind, sensitive, and professional. She never made me feel the least bit shamed about my closet (which needed a lot of work) and she created a comprehensive list of items to prepare us for the shopping trip to come. Then came the big shopping day. It was by far the best shopping experience I ever had! I generally don't like clothes shopping because it feels like a chore but working with Val made it 100x better. She took care of all the no-fun parts like swapping sizes and searching through racks. When I walked into the dressing room at the start of our session, she had already prepared a huge selection fro me to chose from. All I had to do was try on! This made the quality of the experience so much more enjoyable and efficient. By the end, I came away with 40+ new items! 6 weeks later, I still have new clothes to wear to the office and the joy over my new wardrobe has not worn off. I haven't been this excited to get dressed since I was a teenager and I have Val to thank!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from ShopWithVal, Owner at Shop With Val
Responded May 13, 2019
Thank you, Melissa. In just two appointments we worked some serious magic! I enjoyed helping you clean our your closet and build a wardrobe that allowed you to shine at your new job. I hope you're enjoying all your beautiful, new pieces. It would be my pleasure to assist you any time you need it!
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Angeline J wrote a review Nov 2018
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I've never been someone who enjoyed shopping. I usually get overwhelmed within the first 10 minutes which is what caused me to search and find Val. She was amazing, I was blown away at how successful we were together. She had already pulled options out previous to us meeting and all I had to do was show up and try them on. It completely removed the stress for me. I'm so thankful, Val you are amazing! Thank you!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from ShopWithVal, Owner at Shop With Val
Responded May 13, 2019
Thank you, Angeline. It's hard to believe we built you a versatile wardrobe in just one day, with over one month's worth of looks. I hope you're enjoying everything. Anytime you're feeling stuck or stressed don't hesitate to contact me. I'd be happy to help!
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