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Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
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Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY
Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Celebrity Stylist - New York, NY

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Move Aside, What Not To Wear! A kinder gentler way.. A few years ago, I got tired of watching What Not to Wear and decided I wanted my own wardrobe consultant. An Internet search ...

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Be Warned! I paid for an expensive wardrobe analysis and shopping package at this business and then it was not delivered. I repeatedly asked for what they told me *was* complet...

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/1/2012

Ella can be described with only two words - miracle worker. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/24/2012

I really needed casual clothes for going out -- yet, I had had an aversion to shopping (like many guys) and knew it was time to try something different. Ella was great! After we talked for the first consultation, she understood my tastes. Then we had an excellent shopping trip in NYC-- it was easy, efficient, and fun -- a great experience. I end up with things that I really like and will wear alot. I recommend Ella very highly -- she is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and makes shopping fun! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/24/2012

Ella knows her stuff. She taught me which clothes looked best on me and took in to consideration my style. More importantly, she showed me new styles I would not have picked for myself that looked great! She found twice as many things as I thought I would be able to afford and actually came in at 50% of the budget we had set. I walked away with 12 new items for $250, which included a new blazer for work, sweaters for winter and clothes for hitting the town at night. Did I mention we got it all done in two hours? I liked how Ella had everything picked out ahead of time and all I had to do was try on the clothes. It was perfect for my busy schedule (& I hate shopping. No really, I do). I can't wait to do it again next season! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/26/2012

Move Aside, What Not To Wear! A kinder gentler way.. A few years ago, I got tired of watching What Not to Wear and decided I wanted my own wardrobe consultant. An Internet search netted me Ella Goldin at Chic Inspiration Personal Shopper & Image Consultant. She came to my home, looked through my closet, and thankfully, instead of the tough love you see on those TV shows where the contestant ends up crying and cursing the host, she gently said things like, ""I think you could do better,"" when she saw something that did not look good. We sat down, and she asked me a lot of questions to determine the types of style and clothing I was looking for, including some that I knew nothing about, like if there was a particular designer I liked. Our next step was for me to meet her in the city and have a day shopping together. . Shopping with Ella was a dream. She knew what my budget was, and she knew the worth of the clothing, so I did not have to look at a price tag once (which is usually my sticking point). I could trust that we were going to get enough good quality things within my budget with her in the forefront doing all of the pre-screening. Then, it was left to both of our judgments together. I relied heavily on her opinion, and since I was ready to try something new, I was happy to have her taking the reins. And do you know what lets me know that spending that extra money on my shopping trips was worth it? 95% of the time, the compliments I get on clothing are the ones I picked out with Ella The clothes I purchased with her have also outlasted most of the others I have bought since. I have been out with her twice, and you can be sure that I am saving for another trip. more

ella is a great image consultant 12/22/2011

I seriously cannot say enough about the amazing experience of having Ella's help with shopping for clothes. This kind of shopping has always been such a dreaded and unpleasant experience for me. So many things I hate about shopping were neutralized by the benefits of her expertise and hard work. Between Ella and her contacts at the store, I was transformed into a power shopper in ways I couldn't even have imagined! And I learned so much. On top of everything, Ella was truly a pleasure to be with. I cannot recommend her highly enough. more

Awesome Image Consultant and Service 11/28/2011

My girlfriend gave me a gift certificate for Christmas last year for a Day of Style. I had put on some weight after a surgery and none of my clothes fit and so she thought it would be nice to hire someone to redefine my style. I had some very basic ideas on what I liked and how I wanted to look and chic inspiration did an amazing job building them into a manly and sophisticated reality. I continually get compliments from friends and colleagues -both men and women -and have noticed that both acquaintances and strangers take me much more seriously since working with this styling team. Thanks guys -your services have enriched my life in many ways. more

great experience 11/22/2011

had a great experience using chic inspiration (worked with ella golden and sarah rex) for my fall & winter shopping this year. picked up stuff i would never even try and am getting non-stop compliments on my new look. love it! will definitely use again for spring. thanks guys! more

Great stylists, image consultating in NYC 11/11/2011

I've used Ella & Sarah several times now and they always deliver. Very professional, super talented and easy to get along with. They helped me shop for a new fall and winter wardrobe and I am very happy with the choice. Literally everything mixes and matches and I am getting compliments everyday :) Someone even stopped me on the street yesterday to ask where I got my boots. Thanks ladies! more

Great experience 11/8/2011

I wanted to write this because I had reservations about paying someone to take me shopping and actually called this company about a year ago initially and then thought I can do it on my own with the help of a free personal shopper from a department store. So I made an appt with a shopper at Saks and discovered that it is not the same the hard way. I spent over 4K on separates that I had absolutely no clue what to do with. Then I got back in touch with Chic Inspiration and they were nothing short of amazing! The stylist went through my closet, cleaned out what didn't belong then meet me at Bergdorf (at my request!) and for under $3000 I had a full, cohesive, put-together work wardrobe. I am amazed by how everything mixes and matches so beautifully. Well, I am back at work now and loving my new wardrobe. It has given my self confidence a definite boost. I have never received so many compliments in my life! Client for life more

Ella you are BRILLIANT! 10/30/2011

I just completed my seasonally fashionable package with Chic Inspiration and wore the first two outfits to Daniel for dinner and then to a work function and I am not kidding when I say that people swooned when they saw me. Non-stop compliments the last two days -- someone even asked if the glow was because I am recently engaged?!? And the best part is -- I feel totally myself in each piece. Not sure how you captured my personality so well in fabric, but thank you! more

Be Warned! 10/29/2011

Be Warned! I paid for an expensive wardrobe analysis and shopping package at this business and then it was not delivered. I repeatedly asked for what they told me *was* completed which was the style and color analysis but did not even receive that. This business is a scam. I now need to go thru the process of reporting them to the authorities. I hope to use this site to warn others about this business. more

Personal shopping at it's best 8/25/2011

I had never worked with a personal shopper or personal stylist before, and I am so glad I found Ella (thanks to Citysearch, I might add)! My clothes tended to look all the same -- probably because I only shop at the same places . . . Banana, Gap, you know the drill. I am pear-shaped, and generally wore pretty baggy clothes for this reason, meaning I looked pretty dowdy all the time. No new unique pieces -- just another pair of black work pants and another sweater on top. I'm also rather OCD when it comes to clothes; for example, I hate gold or brass on anything (buckles, zippers, etc.) and will only buy something if it doesn't have that. So overall, I found shopping at all extremely frustrating. When I saw something in a color I liked, it would never fit. End result -- I stopped shopping in person and just ordered more of the same on line. Ella definitely got me. We spoke extensively initially and she checked out my closet to see what was missing (little tops, cute jackets, dark tailored jeans) and what I already had a lot of (pants, coats, plain cardigans). We then met for a three-hour shopping trip at Saks. She had lots of pieces waiting in a huge beautiful dressing room and then -- as I tried things and and said, ""I like it"" or ""We can do better"" -- went back out and got even more clothes for me to try. It was definitely the least-stressful clothes shopping experience I've ever had. I got new styles and looked a good 7lbs lighter. For me, this was an enormous success. It got me out of my rut. The overall best thing, though, about working Ella was that I got some shopping mojo back for myself. I don't feel as intimidated by dept. stoes now, and I've already been back and bought two new sweaters on my own that are nothing like every other identical preppy sweater in my closet. I will definitely be working with Ella again -- both for a ""how to style things from your own closet"" session and another shopping trip in the spring more

great stylists 8/25/2011

I used Chic Inspiration a few times and Sarah & Ella were great. They helped me clean out my closet of things that no longer suited me. I got rid of so much clothing and they helped bring the right clothing in that I'd like to have to reinvent my new look THANKS! However, I prefer the sister team- Jamie and Lauren Musacchio. I heard they were super busy from a friend that used them a few months ago. I tried emailing but they were booked until the winter!! Chic Inspiration definitely has more availability as they have a larger team. more

Great shopping experience and then some 5/11/2011

I can't say enough in praise of Sarah and Ella at Chic Inspiration! They helped me go through my wardrobe and weed out those things that didn't fit my lifestyle anymore. I was transitioning from a long career as a secondary school administrator (a closet full of suits) and was looking for a softer more casual wardrobe. After a 2-hour trip through my closet, I filled 3 large trash bags with clothes to be given away! After that, we went shopping and found some wonderful pieces. Sarah has a keen eye for style and color and knows what looks good on me. She is a wonderful teacher and a great shopper. She has helped me reframe the way I think about at fashion. more

on a budget? shop your closet 12/6/2010

Wow! I had Chic Inspiration help me with my wardrobe recently, and I was delighted with the expertise, creativity, and great attitude. I wish I had them with me every time I open my closet, or shop for a new piece of clothing! They offer a range of wardrobe services, and I hired them to assist me in shopping my own closet, a great service to have in a tight economy. I worked with Ella initially and she did a thorough phone evaluation of my fashion sense and personal style via a before Sarah came for an initial wardrobe consultation at my home. We both agreed upon her assessment of my style type, and how best to use her considerable talents. I have a lot of clothes, and often feel overwhelmed with the task of putting together new outfits. Sarah helped me to recognize the necessity of adding some basics to a wardrobe that is mostly comprised of fun and unique pieces, and worked with me to find new possibilities among the things I already own. She also made some very useful suggestions about how to better organize my closet, which has taken a lot of the frustration out of getting dressed every day. I recommend them highly, and look forward to using their services again in the future. I've already told several people about it, and those who have hired them were also delighted. more

Best stylists in New York 11/30/2010

I?m so glad that I found Chic Inspiration. Now I always have the perfect outfit to wear at a moments notice! I stand in my closet and have so many great choices that I know I look good in. And I am constantly receiving compliments! Before working with Ella & Sarah I had just a few pieces in my wardrobe that I wore over and over, I had stuff in my closet that didn?t excite me and getting dressed was really a chore. I struggled to pull together an outfit that I looked good in. And this cost me in my self confidence and how I showed up with my current clients and potential clients. Now, I have complete confidence when I enter a room and it has helped me achieve the results I desired in my business and personal life. The thing I really enjoy most about Ella & Sarah is how accessible they are and FUN to work with. Shopping is always a good time, with lots of humor. I?m always looking forward to our next appointment. And most important, they make me feel good about me! more

Totally Awesome 8/23/2010

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Excellent Firm and Stylist 6/15/2010

I'm a married man in his late 30's and have always enjoyed dressing well. However, I now know I had absolutely no idea what I was doing before working with Ella at Chic Inspiration. My days of wandering the sales floor and having sales clerks tell me what they thought I should get were over. I now have a pro in my corner. Let me tell you she NAILS IT. Most of the items I could see were just what I needed, but there were a few items that I was uncertain of. I have now shopped with her several times, and have learned that when she says ""trust me on this"", I do, and invariably I end up thanking her for her suggestions months later. In working with Ella, I have learned so much about what ""works"" and what doesn't. I now have an amazing closet full of items I absolutely love and more importantly, I know how to put them together. Today I am continually complimented on my look, and it feels great. If you are thinking about updating your wardrobe and image, I strongly suggest this company. more

Using Chic Inspiration's personal shoppers is a delight! 6/1/2010

A few years ago, I got tired of watching What Not to Wear and decided I wanted my own wardrobe consultant. An Internet search I came across Chic Inspiration. Ella was not available so I worked with another stylist - Sarah. She first came to my home, looked through my closet, and thankfully, instead of the tough love you see on those TV shows where the contestant ends up crying and cursing the host, she gently said things like, ""I think you could do better,"" when she saw something that did not look good. Our next step was for me to meet her in the city and have a day shopping together. Shopping was a dream. She knew what my budget was, and she knew the worth of the clothing, so I did not have to look at a price tag once (which is usually my sticking point). I could trust that we were going to get enough good quality things within my budget with her in the forefront doing all of the pre-screening. Then, it was left to both of our judgments together. I relied heavily on her opinion, and since I was ready to try something new, I was happy to have her taking the reins. By the end of the day, I had enough interchangeable clothes for a number of outfits, and they were completely different than anything I would have picked out. I felt like there had been a nice balance between her providing her professional opinion, and my own preferences. For those accessories we didn't have time for, she gave me the names of a couple of stores she recommended I try. They turned out to be excellent choices too. And do you know what lets me know that spending that extra money on my shopping trips was worth it? 95% of the time, the compliments I get on clothing are the ones I picked out with Sarah. The clothes I purchased with her have also outlasted most of the others I have bought since. I have been out with her twice, and you can be sure that I am saving for another trip. more

Wonderful experience -very productive 6/1/2010

I never had a knack for shopping and always dreaded buying new clothes. I figured why spend more money on clothes I would never wear, when I could enlist the services of someone that knew what they were doing. Fortunately, that's exactly what I got by hiring Chic inspiration. I worked with Sarah and she was fast, efficient, and very effective. We met up for a 3-hour shopping session and by the end, I had a completely new wardrobe that I was very satisfied with. After her initial assessment, she had gone to a select few stores and set aside items that she thought would fit my tastes and needs. When I arrived for our session, I just went straight to the dressing rooms, tried on her selections, got her opinion, and then bought only the items I loved. I think I did more quality shopping in those 3 hours than I had in my entire life (no lie). Best of all, I had a blast doing it, and it completely changed my attitude towards buying clothes. In fact, in a few months, I'll probably enlist her help again. In the following weeks, I had a bunch of questions regarding personal purchases (shoes, belts, etc.), and Sarah was always quick to respond. more
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Owner Message

  • Chic Inspiration is a NYC-based Personal Shopping & Styling Firm. We specialize in private client styling, personal shopping, wardrobe planning & special-event shopping. At Chic Inspiration we do the work while you reap the benefits of time, style &...

Editorial

  • Personal shopper and celebrity stylist uses her style-savvy skills to transform NYC's men and women of all shapes and sizes.

  • 10/22/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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    Daily 24 hours
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    Upper West Side, Midtown

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