Sunday, July 6, 2008

Shop It To Me: the Perfect Personal Shopper for a Miller Lite Budget

They say that in primitive times people were either hunters or gatherers. When it comes to sale shopping it's more like hunters and stumblers. The hunters (I fall into this category) enjoy nothing more than rummaging through a sale bin, for the sheer possibility that there might be something amazing buried amongst the rubble. Stumblers, however, aren't opposed to sale items; it just has to be right there in plain site.

The Internet is a turf that can be overwhelming for hunters and stumblers alike. Rarely a day goes by that my inbox isn't flooded by at least 10 emails proclaiming that any given online retailer is having a sale of some sort. When I first started online shopping I loved the ease of perusing a few of my favorite stores, sorting through sale categories, and not having to jab elbows with fellow hunters. Now, however, online sale shopping has gotten even more overwhelming than a TJ Maxx clearance section! It's virtually impossible to keep track of who has which sale on what items when; I just delete the majority of emails without even opening them!

Don't be aghast! I don't delete all emails, and one in particular always gets a thorough once-over: Shop It To Me.

Whenever I start shop talk (literally) with someone the first thing I recommend is that they sign up for the most amazing, helpful, somewhat dangerous email to grace your inbox. Shop It To Me is a free, online personal shopping service that is a life saver for all (males and children included!) Basically how it works is you go to the website and create a profile. You start by providing basic info like your email address and how often you would like to receive an email from them (obvi I opted for daily). Next, you will be asked which sizes you are interested in (don't worry you can select a range) for varying items of clothing: tops, bottoms, dresses, etc. Finally, you get to sort through hundreds of brands/designers that you're interested in. This is my favorite part; there is everything from Banana Republic to Balenciaga, and they are always adding new labels!

So, what happens after you finish your profile? Start checking your email! Shop It To Me browses department stores, boutiques, and other assorted online clothing retailers to find the sale items that match the parameters in your profile. Each email is filled with pictures that link to lovely sale items ALL in your size and labels that you love. We all know how frustrating it is to sort through endless pieces of clothing attempting to find the right size, and it's refreshing to not have to browse through brands that you're really just not that into. To further prove that the Shop It To Me folks have really covered everything, they have a feature where you can send an item to a friend for their approval! They can give it a thumbs up, thumbs down, and/or add a comment about it.

Now that I've spilled the beans on Shop It To Me, I'm going to go update my profile before the server becomes clogged with all of it's eager new subscribers :)


Jim said...

Interesting One!
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