This Fashion Editor Tried Out Having a Personal Shopper

by Natalie Cantell

The dream: entering a luxe department store to find an oversize private dressing room awaits, piled high with clothes selected just for you. There's a smiling personal stylist who knows exactly when to help and—more importantly­—when to leave you alone so you can privately assess the size of your pores in the mirror. And at the end of it? You strut out of there like Cher Horowitz, laden with shopping bags and the knowledge that your wardrobe is finally complete.

PSA: We did some investigating, and it turns out that personal styling services aren't just for fussy old ladies on the Upper East Side. The Macy’s My Stylist service is proof that this heaven exists IRL—and considering you get a big, fat 20% off on anything you buy at your first appointment (yes, you read that correctly), it's really just smart shopping.

Our editor Aemilia Madden (a notoriously savvy shopper and self-confessed tough customer) eagerly put her hand up to try it out for herself, claiming that if they can help her find everything she needs for an upcoming wedding, well, they can truly help anybody. Read on for our chat with Aemilia and to see the great pieces she scored with a little help from her Macy's My Stylist.

Macy's is giving you a chance to win $1000 toward a fresh new wardrobe—enter to win by booking your My Stylist appointment here and DMing us on Instagram when you attend your appointment!

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