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    Local Fashion Tips: The Market NYC

    If you have tried all the major designer shops, outlets and department stores we have another recommendation from a young fashion designer. Next time you visit NYC, go to trendy Greenwich Village at 159 Bleecker Street. Here you find one …

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    French Macaron Shop Open 2nd Branch in New York

    French bakery Maison Ladurée has justed opened their 2nd macaron shop in New York. The first location for Maison Ladurée was in the Upper East Side. 2.5 year later, the new shop will now open up in Soho. Pastry and …

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    Barneys NY Accused of Racial Profiling by Jay Z Fans

    The exclusive shopping centre, Barneys New York, has been accused of racial profiling by at least two black customers the last week, reports Reuters. After purchasing an expensive fashion itemt at Barneys, Trayon Christian (a black male), was arrested. They …

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    Highlights from New York Auto Show 2013

    One of the world’s oldest and most reputable auto shows open up for the public tomorrow; New York Auto Show. The international car show has been held annual in NYC since 1900. It’s not only American brands showcasing their latest …

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    Macy’s get on board Lil Wayne’s Trufit Clothing

    Lil Wayne with his success of millions of singles and albums sold around the world has made a partnership with a leading department store in New York, Macy’s. The singer wants to add his Trukfit brand in every Macy’s store …

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    New York Design Week 2012 Come to an end

    We’re now heading for the end of New York design week, arranged by ICFF. The products that were shown in the galleries were amazing; it shows that we are creating new ideas every year and those designers researching prospect products …

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    Saving money when shopping t-shirts

    Do you want to save money when shopping for t-shirts. It can be really useful to follow our advice.

Personal Shopping in New York

A personal shopping experience in Big Apple can be quite different from London. There are usually two types being offered. The first one in our guide is free but restricted to specific department stores. The alternative option might be more personal and fashion aware but have a price tag. Continue below to find out which one might be suitable for you and why personal shoppers in New York can give invaluable advice while lowering your stress levels.

Can personal shopping really be free of charge?

If you book in advance you're able to get free personal shopping assistant from Bloomingdales, Barney's or Macy's. They provide a free personal shopping assistant helping to select the best products for YOU. Here are four major department stores with great personal shopping services:
Macy's site
Bloomingdales site
Barney's site
Saks Fifth Avenue's site

Independent personal stylists in New York

If you're looking for maximum flexibility, leading fashion advice and have the budget to spend - hire an independent personal shopper instead of using complimentary service from department stores. The objective for freelance personal shoppers differs from free services by department stores. Instead of focusing on making you spend as much as possible the independent personal stylist’s main objective is to make you look good and understand what suits your body type and complexion. Read Alexandra Greenwalt's interesting post about 'What in-store personal shoppers will never teach you' here.

Top 4 freelance fashion stylists in New York

Alexandra Suzanne Greenawalt - Over a decade of experience as a personal fashion stylist in New York City. Read more at her site
Shopping Girlfriend NYC - Professional wardrobe stylist and personal shopper, taking clients to retail showrooms selling to the major department stores. Official site here.
Ella Goldin - Her company Chic Insiration Inc offers fashion style analysis, wardrobe renovation and various type of assisted shopping. Ella provides independent personal shopping services for both women and men.
Valerie Halfon - If you're looking for affordable rates and personal service Valerie might be a good choice. She is both patient and has great taste. Please find more info here.

Personal shopping difference between London and New York

There are quite some distinction between the experiences in NYC compared to London and we listed the main characteristics below:
Most department stores in New York offer complimentary personal shopping without any requirements to purchase a certain amount of goods. In London on the other hand, quite a few either recommend independant personal stylists charging a fair amount for the service or require a minimum spending limit in order to be free of charge.
Further, the selection from department stores in New York is obviously more generous, allowing you to get a better shopping experience compared to London. After all New York got the world's largest department stores.
Finally, customer service are superior in U.S and you can expect top services from all of listed providers, regardless if you're looking for a wardrobe stylist or looking for some quirky and unusual items to suit your taste and style. If you consider becoming a personal stylist and can see this as your future job, recommends you visit

A few top end personal shopping alternatives to consider while in New York

Here are a few images of what a personal shopping consultants and fashion stylists can find.