Paris Fashion Week is here again, and that means a parade of stylish celebs marching through the streets in some truly droolyworthy outfits. In this sea of enviable outfits, there are certain items that stand out as the season’s must-haves, and unfortunately they can be pretty difficult to get a hold of. So, what are the hottest fashion items out right now, and what do you do if they’re all sold out? OK! spoke exclusively to Irene Miller, founder of luxury personal shopping company The Front Row Paris, and got all the details on which items to invest in now.
According to Irene, who has worked with royals, athletes, influencers, and A-listers alike, her most frequently requested items are, “Chanel 19 bags, Chanel granddad sandals, new Bottega Pouch with chunky chain amongst others.”
However, fashion lovers know that many of these items are nowhere to be found on the shelves of local boutiques and department stores. So how does The Front Row Paris locate the goods? “Through an international network of contacts I have developed over the years,” Irene explained. “Patience, determination and of course passion are key in doing so.”
Ready to take the plunge and work with a luxury personal shopper? Irene shares her tips on getting started. “There are key points a shopper should pay attention to when purchasing items through an online personal shopper. First of all, they should deal with a registered business.
It’s mostly unlikely that a registered business would take a risk working with counterfeit items which are of course completely illegal,” she says. “Furthermore, shoppers should be able to provide paperwork from the boutique where the item has been purchased. It can be a gift receipt, duplicate receipt or sometimes a copy as in France for example, once a business is registered, all the original receipts are kept for the company’s accounts.”
Another rule of thumb? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. “Personal Shoppers who don’t charge a fee or propose to pay via PayPal with Family/Friends transaction should raise suspicion as they don’t provide the PayPal Buyers Protection Insurance.”
Lastly, make sure your shopper has happy clients who can attest to their services, Irene advises. “Reputation and client feedback are particularly important!”
Which fashion finds are on your shopping list this season? Check out these celeb looks from Paris Fashion Week and let us know in the comments which items you can’t wait to get your hands on!