133 W 72nd Street, Suite 403, New York, NY | Directions 1002340.778155 -73.979818
Daily 24 hours
Neighborhoods: Upper West Side, Midtown
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.
Dear NYCGirl123456 -
My name is Ella and Chic Inspiration is my business. In the 10+ years that I've had this business, there was absolutely never a time that we refused to work with someone or worse charge someone for services without first providing them. Please identify yourself so that we can further assist you with the issue you are having. Our first and foremost priority is to make sure that each and every one of our clients is satisfied with our services and has achieved what they have hired us to accomplish.
Please feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will also add that if this is a case of slander from a competitor, appropriate action will be taken. An investigation is already underway.
Personal shopping at it's best – 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
great stylists – 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
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.
Great shopping experience and then some – 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.
on a budget? shop your closet – 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.
Best stylists in New York – 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!
Excellent Firm and Stylist – 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.
Using Chic Inspiration's personal shoppers is a delight! – 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.
Wonderful experience -very productive – 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.
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