This is a scenario that we all have experienced: You walk into Luxu Shop hoping to purchase something, but are then spooked by salespeople and costly merchandise, and then you walk out empty handed.
Over the years I have learned certain tips on how to make luxury shopping a easier experience and I now consider it my responsibility to share things I wish I would have known sooner. For more information on how to get the best possible service and leave the store with exactly the items you desire, read on below.
Make an appointment to schedule an appointment
Contact us ahead of time to make an appointment rather than walking to the store to purchase something. Instead of competing with other customers to get their attention, you'll get personalized service and spend more time helping you find what you need.
Check it out
Snapping a few photos from your smartphone of the product you're looking for, or knowing the exact style/name of the item can speed up the shopping process since the salesperson will be able to find what you're looking for right away (if it's available). If you're unsure of the exact item you want having a rough idea of the color or style you're looking for will assist the salesperson make appropriate recommendations.
Dress to be appropriate
Many people worry about being "Pretty Woman-ed" at internet shopping. But, dressing up in a particular way is not a guarantee of better service. Salespeople today are aware that just because you are wearing a t-shirt and jeans to the shop doesn't mean that you're not earning enough.
You should instead be focusing on the rest of your outfit, which you will wear with the new item. For example, if you're buying a new shoulder bag for winter, you should bring your down coat with you to make sure that the straps are able to fit over the shoulders.
Find the back of the vehicle.
The luxury stores usually have fewer items on their sales floor as compared to regular shops. It's a common misconception. But, they often are stocked with additional items or stock from previous seasons in the back of the store. Ask the salesperson if there's something in the storeroom that is identical to what you're looking for.
It is possible to test it on
Don't be afraid to show off your purchase in front of the mirror. It's crucial that you're happy with the fit and design of an product you buy. If you're buying a purse, they will sometimes let you put your stuff inside to make sure all items fit.
There's no way to not ask a lot of questions when buying luxury goods. Some of the questions you may want to ask the salesperson include:
What is the substance?
Can you wear this piece in various ways?
What is the wear rate of the item over time?
Is there an upcoming sale where I can get this item at a lower price?
What's your policy on returns?
Look at it
If you're unsure about whether or not you really would like to spend money on the item, ask if can hold it for a couple of hours while you think about it. If you are already completely in love with the product, it is time to purchase it.