Can’t work out to wear? Let the personal shoppers at these top five LA retail locations do the hard work for you!
1 Next Stop Neiman Marcus
Beverly Hill's Peninsula Hotel offers the ultimate in VIP shopping services. For starters, you'll get an automatic room upgrade should you book the experience. Then, not only will you have lunch for two at Neiman Marcus, but you'll also receive a personal style consultation as well as a private makeup lesson and car service to and from the store. Book now though - this package is only available through Dec. 30.
2 Saks Fifth Avenue
Those anticipating the ultimate VIP shopping experience can only cross their fingers and hope for an invitation to Saks Fifth Avenue's exclusive Fifth Avenue Club. Every need and desire is catered to here, so have your plastic at the ready and, unlike Groucho Marx did, say 'yes' to this particular club...if they'll have you.
3 Elyse Walker
Elyse Walker takes personal shopping to a whole new level at her Pacific Palisades boutique. The haute shop offers wine, a special salad from Beech Street Cafe upon request and a VIP dressing room. Additionally, each Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, Yves St. Laurent, Balenciaga, Fendi, Nancy Gonzalez or Bottega Veneta item you try (among others) is photographed -- should you desire to see how you gorgeous you look on camera.
Shopping at Maxfield is an experience. Every customer in need of style assistance at Tommy Perse's Melrose location receives it - and then some. A stylist is devoted to each and every person's personal needs, and is at the ready to clothe their customer in Balmain, Givenchy, Gucci and Balmain. Champagne and/or espresso is also offered to give guests that kick (or buzz) they need so that shopping until they drop is simply out of the question.
5 Opening Ceremony
In addition to providing gorgeous clothing from both up and coming and already established designers, Opening Ceremony has a little something extra on offer for the holidays. This haute boutique has implemented their 'Holiday Your Way' program. For those strapped for ideas, log on to www.openingceremony.us/ and fill out a form describing what you think your loved one might want. Your own little shopping elf will come up with a nice list (not naughty) of potential fashion-forward goodies based on your descriptions. 'Tis the season for giving - not stressing!