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5 Things you need to work as a personal shopper

03/05/23

The personal shopper job has become one of the highest-paid extra jobs of the moment, and every day more people want to start a career in the luxury shopping field. But before you start to delve into this path, we want to show you 5 things you need to work as a personal shopper in The Personal Shopper Agency.

  1. Fashion knowledge
  2. Live in Europe
  3. Sense of style and fashion
  4. Speak English
  5. Good presence


1. Fashion knowledge

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Although fashion knowledge is not completely a requirement for you to work as a personal shopper, it is an element that will be of much help to develop your job. Having some knowledge of the world of fashion is beneficial to help you identify and recognize the different luxury brands and their most coveted accessories.

Fashion knowledge can be useful when visiting stores and acting as a regular customer, since you should know the products you’re going to purchase and that you’re looking for. Luckily, if you don’t have any previous fashion knowledge, you will still receive the guidance of the Personal Shopper Agency, with specialized material that you can study to get ready for your personal shopper job.


2. Live in Europe

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The personal shopping services performed by the Personal Shopper Agency take place in various European cities, especially in those where there are big luxury brand stores, these being the main capitals and some other important and touristic cities of the continent. Here is a list of the cities where you need to live to work at our agency:

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Lisboa
  • Bordeaux
  • Lille
  • Strasbourg
  • Lyon
  • Paris
  • Aix en Provence
  • Marseille
  • Dublin
  • Luxembourg
  • Turin
  • Milan
  • Padua
  • Venice
  • Bologna
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Naples
  • Munich
  • Stuttgart
  • Baden Baden
  • Nuremberg
  • Frankfurt
  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Brussels

If you live in any of these cities, or you travel frequently to different cities in Europe, you already have a great advantage and an easy way to start working as a personal shopper. By living in the same city where you are going to perform your services, you can adjust your personal schedule easily and go shopping whenever you want.


3. Sense of style and fashion

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Being a personal shopper is all about luxury and exclusivity, not only because of the products you’re going to purchase but also because you need to look good to perform your services as a personal shopper. Your appearance can make a great difference when it comes to making a good impression with the salespeople, this detail can help you get the items faster.

Having a good sense of style and dressing accordingly will help you look like someone worthy of visiting the big luxury stores and asking for exclusive products. This is a very important element for a personal shopper.


4. Speak English

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Regardless of your mother tongue, speaking English is one of the most important aspects nowadays, not only to be a personal shopper but also to perform the great majority of the jobs in the world. Being able to communicate with a great percentage of the planet is one of the most valuable aspects.

When it comes to being a personal shopper, you need to know the English language, either as your mother tongue or as a second language. Knowing this language will help you communicate with salespeople and the Personal Shopper Agency representatives to receive the instructions for your services. Keep in mind that the more languages you know, the better!


5. Good Presence

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Last but not least, one of the most important aspects of being a personal shopper is having a good presence, the ability to be open, communicate, be polite, and know how to get what you want from a social interaction. This skill is necessary to approach the salespeople at the luxury stores and to be able to purchase the items for your clients.

Good presence not only entails the way you speak and communicate, but also your body language and overall confidence while moving in your surroundings, so sometimes it is not enough to dress accordingly, but also to know how to move and speak in a social situation. With this skill, you can certainly build a good relationship with the salespeople at any luxury store to get exclusive items.

So, do you have what it takes to become a personal shopper? You sure do!

Now that you know the 5 things you need to work as a personal shopper, if you need further information about how this position works in the Personal Shopper Agency, you can sign up for our free Webinar to learn more.

If you have all the requirements to work as a personal shopper and are ready to apply, click hereand fill out the form, our Human Resources representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

Work as a personal shopper and delve into the world of fashion and luxury!

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