For some of you guys out there, shopping can be a chore. Apart from picking out the clothes and trying them on, the actual shopping time is also a big deterrent. But it really shouldn't have to be. If you're someone who doesn't know where to shop or what looks good on you or if time is an issue, then an online styling service might be for you.
When the subscription business model was adopted online, it started with food, drinks, and many other niche items. Now, however, fashion has emerged as one of its bigger players. From subscription boxes, fashion moved to online styling services. Many companies have sprouted all over the world, but the craze has only just entered the country.
Much like a personal shopper, these online styling services consider your budget, keep track of your body type, and pick out clothes with your taste in mind. If you have an event coming up or if you're just looking for a fresh perspective, these are the styling companies that are worth checking out. Here are some of the best online styling services in the Philippines.
Auma is the newest to enter the industry. Founded by Mika Cabrera, Auma started as a clothing line back in 2017. It eventually evolved into a fashion styling firm that helps people "discover their best selves through a developed sense of personal style." The company takes a more collaborative approach to styling by working closely with the client to recognize their personal style and needs.
Aside from everyday dressing, Auma offers wardrobe styling, shopping consultation, professional occasion, wardrobe sourcing, as well as commercial styling. With wardrobe styling, Auma will edit and curate an existing wardrobe. If you really need an overhaul, however, you can opt for shopping consultation and wardrobe sourcing where the company's experts will guide and assist in picking out pieces for your wardrobe. The personal styling service is also good for pre-styling or on the day preparation for occasions and events.
Founded in 2016, StyleGenie is a subscription type online styling service. First, you fill up a style profile for the stylists to know your preferences. From there, you can choose from the two style boxes it offers: an on-demand or a monthly style box. The on-demand box lets you choose from seven occasions including casual, corporate, party, romantic, family, resort, or travel. With the monthly style box, you can choose a one-time subscription status, as well as three, six, or 12 months.
The good thing about StyleGenie is that it has a 14-day replacement guarantee that is put into action when items don't fit in any way. But what really separates it from other companies is its resource pool. StyleGenie has partnered with over 100 brands to bring clients good clothing items. Plus, it has a roster of several professional stylists that work with the city's publications as well as celebrity clients. So, you can really be sure that you're in good hands.
Stylist in Pocket
Stylist in Pocket was started by a team of personal stylists who place importance in individual style. The company mainly offers two services: personal styling and corporate styling. Under personal styling, clients are given a style quiz that records sizes and preferences. Then, they're given the option to choose a home visit or online styling.
With the home visit, its stylist will bring racks of clothes that are free to be fitted and matched on the spot with no obligation to purchase. Corporate styling, on the other hand, is more of a solution for companies looking to improve their image and team presentation. Under this option, the company offers corporate workshops and styling sessions and even corporate uniforms. The brands Stylist in Pocket works with include Kingsmen, The Fine Line, Springfield, Porsche Design, and more.
*This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.