Having great personal style just got a lot easier with the help of online personal stylists. Cakestyle is one of the first online personal stylist that finds fashionable and unique clothing and accessories and sends them right to your door.
By: Andi Summers
It seems like a dream, going to your mailbox and finding a box filled with great clothing and accessories hand picked and all in your size. Well, it’s now a possibility with the online personal stylist website Cakestyle that caters to your shopping needs while you are at home.
Cakestyle is an online personal shopping services for women, and no, it’s not about decorating pastries. Cakestyle connects women with a stylist who works to provide unique, curated looks without being tied down to one store.
“Women have been responding positively to people curating items for them,” Cecelia Myers, founder and CEO of Cakestyle. “It is someone who is finding unique items for them that they don’t have to go out and find themselves.” Like their motto says, “Cakestyle is the idea that we want to make style a piece of cake.”
After signing up online with Cakestyle, a personal stylist calls and asks questions to determine measurements, current styles and most importantly what the client is looking for. After that, a box full of clothing and accessories is packed up, sent out and delivered. The best part is you pay for what items you want to keep and with most sites you can send back what you don’t want—free shipping included.
Cakestyle goes the extra step by making a personal video featuring the chosen clothing on mannequins to show clients how items can work together.
“The video is unique to us,” Myers says. “It is very helpful for our clients and it makes it clear how things can be put on and go together like how to style this necklace with this blouse for example. Many women have a hard time with the basics and how to make outfits work we are here to help them with that.”
The idea of having this kind of personal shopper has been something that Sandbox Industries, a company that creates, invests in and explores new businesses options has been thinking about for awhile. “With the success of online retailers like shoedazzle.com that have elements of curation, we knew that was something people were responding positively to,” Myers says.
While Cakestyle is about making fashion a piece of cake for women, Trunk Club is an online stylist tailored to men who are also looking for great personal style delivered to their door.
If you can’t get to Henri Bendel for the re-opening, try looking for stylish help from Cakestyle.