Shopping in a store, particularly in a department one, can be overwhelming and not always a smooth experience.
Trying on merchandise can be the trickiest part since the fitting room is not always the ideal place to see how you really look. Lighting, getting hot, small space… I am sure you know what I mean.
So, how to make the most of this sometimes uncomfortable experience?
-First, make yourself pretty. Not kidding. If you look at yourself in the mirror and you think you don’t look your best, your mood will suffer and you will not particularly be open to the clothes you are trying on. The lighting is often bad in fitting rooms, so I can’t emphasize enough what a little bit of make up will do for your overall outlook.
– No empty stomach. Who can really think straight when hungry? And water. I always bring some snacks and water at my appointments with my client. It is a nice touch and I want them to be as comfortable as possible.
– Wear the right shoes! Ask the sale associate to bring the appropriate pair of shoes for you to try with your new clothes. I personally always have a pair of pumps and/or flats for my clients in the fitting room. If you are trying a dress on, you really want to have a clear idea of the whole outfit. Thanks to the shoes you will really see the potential of your pieces.
– If possible, go to the store as early as possible. Mornings are often the best because the sale associates are more available and the store is still pretty tidy so you will browse more efficiently.