How to shop at Topshop

I think I am having a fashion comedown.

This time last night I was still buzzing from an event I co-hosted earlier in the evening at Topshop’s Personal Shopping suite in the Oxford Circus store.

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I have to confess that until I met Melanie Moss (head of VIP relations at Arcadia) I had no idea that VIP/personal shopping in Topshop existed, let alone that there’s a dedicated space for it, inside the store but far from the madding crowds, with sofas for lounging and – last night – martinis for drinking.

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Rose van Cutsem, Melanie Moss and me at last night’s event

When I’m shopping for clients in London, I can usually be found at places like Matches and Liberty where I can find a varied selection of luxury brands. However, I’m a great believer in mixing things up and there are more than a few high-street gems in my closet, so when Mel invited me to do this event with her at Topshop I was excited to see what I’d find.

It was easy putting together my edit because there was so much that caught my eye (my favourite pieces being black sequin joggers, a long net skirt, the teal silk dress I am wearing in these shots and the aerosmith t-shirt in the background of this one).

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As our guests browsed the looks and tried things on, a never-ending stream of friendly, cool girls from the TS Personal Shopping team scurried around fetching sizes and helping Mel & me with styling.

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Another of our lovely guests – Patricia Potter

I owe the PS girls huge thanks for their help and unflagging good humour and I’d recommend them to anyone with a high street budget who needs help choosing cool pieces – or just for a hassle-free shopping experience in an otherwise crazy but rather fantastic store.

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Sequin joggers. Image courtesy of Topshop

Anyway I loved this event and I hope our guests agree that it was shopping at its best: High-octane girlie fun. No queues. And more bang for your buck.

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Thanks to Catherine Naylor-Leyland for photographing the event.

For more info on Topshop’s complimentary personal shopping service click here

Or to book me for personal shopping and styling please contact me