Personal Shopper is Amazon’s new styling service that is designed to assist you in getting clothes that fit perfectly. The service, operated by real stylists, first identifies your style preferences by asking you some questions about your desired items of clothing. It then sends you a collection of pieces to choose from that it believes will suit your personal style.
What is Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe?The Personal Shopper service works with Prime Wardrobe, the “try before buying” service that Amazon launched a year ago. Prime Wardrobe was introduced on the realization that people were purchasing the same item in multiple sizes so as to gauge quality and fit. With Prime Wardrobe, you can pick up to 8 items from a range of clothes that will be sent to wherever you are.
You can then try them out, retain the ones you like, and ship back those you do not like. The best thing is that you don’t get charged, hence avoiding the hassle of waiting for a refund for things you shipped back. Instead, Prime Wardrobe charges you after you’ve settled on the items you wish to keep.
Personal Shopper takes Prime Wardrobe a step further by curating the large number of clothes that is available. For just $4.99, you tell your fashion stylist what you are looking for in terms of colour and size. The stylist will then offer you a collection of items to select from. This way, you can avoid the hassle of searching for the right clothing by yourself.
Read our Review of Amazon Prime Wardrobe here.
Signing Up for Personal Shopper
Being an Amazon Prime member is a must before you’re able to use Personal Shopper. At the moment, the service is only available via the Amazon mobile application.
Creating a styling profile
You will start by filling out a comprehensive but quick styling quiz. Here, you will be required to specify your clothing styles, colours, size, and how you’d like your clothes to fit. Amazon will also consider your budget by asking you how much you would like to spend on each fashion piece. You can also let the stylist know of your likes and dislikes and they will curate items and brands based on your answers.
Wait for your selections
This is where Personal Shopper stands out from the crowd. After you have made your request, you will get a notification on your device that you need to review some items. On the Amazon app, you will see the selections and you can pick up to eight items to be delivered to your doorstep. You can even preview the chosen items before they are shipped.
Is it worth it?
We can say that Personal Shopper is worth it. The service offers you dedicated fashion stylists who will study your styling profile and the requests outlined in the order. They will also choose items that they think you will like. Additionally, compared to other services, Personal Shopper will allow you to preview the pieces that have been selected for you.
But that is not all. You can pick a maximum of 8 items from those sent to you. And if you do not like something that your fashion stylist chooses, there’s no need to keeping it. In fact, you can even opt to redo the whole package if you are not impressed with any item. There’s no waiting for a package to be delivered only to find out that none of the items tickles your fancy.
- Access to a dedicated fashion stylist
- It allows a preview of items before shipping
- No paying for items until you settle on the ones you like
- Shipping of items may take a long time
All in all, the service is a great option if you don’t want to navigate endless pages searching for the right item. And if you want to update your wardrobe, you will find new brands and fashion trends that you never knew existed. The only downside is that it may take quite a while to receive your package. Nevertheless, with plenty of benefits, you cannot go wrong with Personal Shopper. Sign up today and see what this Amazon styling service has to offer.