If fashion and pampering are your favourite things then you’ll love the personal shopping experiences available at a whole host of stores and all completely free (aside from any of the clothes you decide to buy of course). Just for the experience alone though, this is a real treat.
House of Frasier – nationwide
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a friend browsing the floors of House of Frasier and all its top brand clothes which include Biba, Clavin Klein, Dune, Hobbs, Ugg and Therapy to name but a few.
Your stylist will talk you through colours, styles, the most flattering items for your shape as well as specifically what you are looking for…a dress? Something for a work meeting? The perfect LBD? Their brands range in price from highstreet to top designer so there is something for most budgets.
Debenhams – 115 stores nationwide
With their personal shoppers on hand to talk you through all the new season looks, styles, colours and themes, plus how best to wear them to suit your shape or to fit in with an occasion you want to buy for, you will be in safe hands.
Debenhams offer a comfortable experience, with your own private room to discuss options before taking a look around the shop with your personal stylist to choose some fantastic items which you can spend the afternoon trying on, all the while pretending to be a celebrity! Their brands include Coast, Lipsy, Oasis, Pineapple, Phase8 and many more.
Topshop – 11 ‘large town’ stores nationwide
With your own private suite, refreshments on hand and your own fitting room, Topshop’s free personal shopper experience is one of the best.
They pre-handpick all the latest styles so that you can see the newest pieces, sometimes before they have even hit the shop floor. With 9 experiences to choose from, such as Mother Daughter, Newer Than Now (see items the moment they come into the store), The Stylist (have a look styled especially for you), and the In and Out (seen something you loved in a magazine? Get it order in and styled up) plus several more fun and free experiences.
Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex
This is a fantastic offering from Lakeside as you not only get the tailored personal shopping experience you get from the other stores, you also get to choose from over two hundred and fifty stores. Their personal shopping experience promises to ‘help you discover clothes that flatter your shape, complement your skin tone and make you glow with confidence”…and all for free! They have private rooms with refreshments where you can discuss what you would like to find, or if you are just there for the experience, then you can learn all about the new season colours and styles and how to wear them. The consultation can last two hours during which you will discuss your best styles and your current shopping habits before heading off to the shops with your expert stylist. The accompanied gift shopper experience means you tell them who you are buying for and prices you’re looking to spend before going directly to the best shops. This is great for Christmas too as there is free gift wrapping included!
Overall, this is a great way to have a fun experience and have a free style tutorial. You’ll be ahead of all the fash-pack and you will know how to dress to flatter your shape, including your best colour and style.
Charlotte is a guest author who has extensive knowledge on fashion and savings. An avid freebie fan she is always on the lookout for ways to get the most out of life for the smallest cost possible. She also writes for a UK based website about money saving and freebies.