Let personal shoppers save you time, money

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(Dec. 4, 2014) – If you haven’t done all of your holiday shopping, you don’t have to do it yourself.

Have you ever considered a personal shopper? It’s not just for the rich—and can save you money and time.

“I think it’s great. It keeps me out of trouble. It keeps me picking out things that I know she'll wear.
I don't have the taste for women’s clothing, and so I want someone to help me with those items,” said Joel Kirsh.

Joel was talking to personal shopper Kelly Lundy, who says she has a passion for fashion. On this particular day she was shopping with Joel for his wife at AH Collection in Noblesville.

She charges $50 an hour, but if you think that’s an amount only wealthy people can afford, it can actually save anyone time and money.

“I shopped with a client last week. Their cost was $50, but I saved them $224 and I did that shopping in less than an hour,” Kelly said.

So how does personal shopping work?

Every shopper is different. Kelly does a client interview to get an idea of who she's buying for. Then, she goes out and finds different items that fit that person. She sends the photos back to the person paying for it, including a quick description of what she's found.

“And so that way, the client has an opportunity to look at all the different items that I found. And he can actually handpick the pieces. So really, the gift is essentially coming from him,” she said.

“It's absolutely personal because I can tell them exactly the size of my wife, her style, and then help pick out the final choice,” Joel said.

In Kelly’s case, she even wraps the gifts. If you're interested, there are several personal shoppers out there.

You can learn more about Kelly at her website.