In 2003, I started Nora Fink Personal Styling and for the past 12 years have been refining my personal shopping model to offer the best value and experience for my clients. In that time, my business has grown and at the same time my client’s needs have changed. Originally, most clients wanted to shop with us, now most people prefer my assistant, Melissa, and I to do the shopping and bring the items to them. We wondered why the shift? After inquiring with our friends and clients, we deduced that the retail shopping experience has become so overwhelming and impersonal for people that they would prefer to skip the entire in-store experience; however they miss the feeling of shopping in an environment that makes them feel glamorous and special. That’s a challenge we were up for…
So, Melissa and I have spent the past two years understanding what it is that everyone dislikes about shopping: inconsistent sizing, overwhelming amount of merchandise, no help or an overbearing amount of help, incredibly time consuming, difficult parking, crying kids, return/exchange policy varying greatly from store to store, getting locked out of the dressing room, being bombarded by offers to open a credit card, marathon shopping that makes one weary/have low blood-sugar, needing coupons to get the best deal, and the list goes on. So that’s why online shopping was invented, right? Although online shopping is very convenient, Melissa and I have found our clients who shop online have an average of $600 of merchandise (purchased online) at their homes that didn’t work, but never got returned as completing on-line returns is very time consuming.
We have taken all this information, found the perfect space and are ready to present The Nora Fink Personal Styling Showroom. The NFPS Showroom takes everything our clients love and expect from our current personal styling model and puts it all in a beautiful environment with the added benefits of a fully stocked bar, on-site tailoring, shoe/sunglass repair services, dedicated parking and exclusive service (you are the only person there!). The design of the showroom is a big fancy closet just like the ones everyone covets on Pinterest, no cramped dressing rooms with poor lighting. The entire space is your dressing room! Also, having our own “by appointment only showroom” allows our hours of operation to be whenever our clients need us-day or night, weekday or weekend. The best past, Melissa and I realized our clients are ready for designer merchandise, but not designer prices (plus we LOVE A DEAL). Therefore, we have worked for the past year to make relationships with stores and designers all over the US to be able give our clients great pricing on designer merchandise!
How The NFPS Showroom works:
- Request an appointment by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513.708.6796. Appointment fees are $75/hr.
(For first time clients, we still begin the process with the initial 4-hour consultation/$300 in which we come to your home to assess your closet and make a comprehensive styling plan. See the attached “What to Expect” pdf which outlines the entire home visit.)
- We will then contact you via phone or email to chat about your specific styling goals and pick your ideal date/time for your appointment.
(The average follow-up appointment is 3 hours which includes shopping and the showroom visit.)
- We will confirm your styling appointment via email with directions, parking instructions, and reminders to bring any pieces from home as well as any tailoring or items for repair.
- When you arrive at the showroom all your wish-list items plus any amazing pieces will be waiting for you in your own bay.
(Each client’s wardrobe needs, budget, lifestyle and body-type determine the stores in which we shop.)
- Have fun, look good, & feel great!