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Personal Shoppers

Tips for Entry

Read one of the many books available about a career as a personal shopper or starting your own personal shopping business.

Stay current on fashions and trends, particularly for the demographic that you serve. What is appropriate and stylish for a 50-year-old woman is quite different than what is popular for a 25-year-old woman.

Learn to create a business plan if you choose to go solo, versus working for a department store.

Join The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and find a local chapter near you. Membership will also entitle you to the monthly AICI Global magazine, which will keep you up to date with industry issues.