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Back To School Trends: Personal Stylists

Back To School Trends: Personal Stylists

Kids have been hiring personal stylists and shoppers to assist with their back to school shopping needs

According to the New York Post some stylish kids are hiring a personal stylist for their back to school shopping. Flynn, a stylin' 10-year-old said, “I like to dress up. I take pride in fancy stuff. J.Crew is too much casual-ness…most kids are going to wear sweats, but to be honest, sometimes I feel underdressed in jeans and a polo shirt.” So, he hired a personal stylist and shopper by the name of Mona Sharaf, who charges a fee of $200 per hour. 

 Photo courtesy of  The New York Post

Photo courtesy of The New York Post

Sharaf and Flynn embarked on a day of shopping and purchased over $2,000 worth of clothing, mostly from Brooks Brothers. 

Sharaf told New York Post that this summer she has been hired to shop with and for a total of five kids between the ages of 10 and 17 for their back to school fashion needs. She enjoys working with children saying, “Kids have their own idea of style. Parents don’t tell their kids what to wear the way we were told when I was growing up. The kids call the shots now.” 

 Photo courtesy of Mona Sharaf

Photo courtesy of Mona Sharaf

And call the shots they do. Another professional stylist, Amanda Sanders who is based in New York City, says that kids want to “pick up pieces from Lester’s, Bloomie’s, and Barneys and have someone put it together for them.” Sanders’ youngest and newest client is a 3-year-old interviewing for preschools in Manhattan.

The parents don’t mind hiring the personal stylist because it alleviates the stress and frustration of shopping with their children whose style might differ from their own. 12-year-old Ella says her mother doesn’t “get” her style so she enjoys shopping with the stylist. 

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