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New York Fashion Week is over. Summer clothes are no longer on the racks. And, fall fashion is in full swing. It is time to shop ’till you drop, and update your fall look. For some, sifting through shopping sales and updating their wardrobe is tiresome, overwhelming and intimidating. Where to start? What to get rid of? What to keep? Are these sales worth it? Does this look good on me? How do I make this trend work for me?

Do not fret. We have searched and tested a few fashion and shopping sites for you. Use these sites to help you manage your shopping needs, and leave the heap of the work for them to stress over. The best part, these services are either free or affordable, so it will work for any budget.

My Fashion Plate

My Fashion Plate offers a three-in-one service: Web-based fashion community, wardrobe management and personal stylist. You can create a virtual closet, plan and track outfits, manage your spending, and save your favorite fashion pieces from anywhere on the web. As a member, you will have access to your own personal stylist (fees apply) for wardrobe and outfit assessments, customized outfit creations, and personal shopping.

The rest of the site’s features are free, including the complimentary Body & Style Analysis that will help you find the best looks for your body type. This site will help you shop smarter. You will learn how to buy pieces that work for you.


iStylista offers a free online personal stylist and personal shopping service. As a member, you will receive free suggestions to designer fashions handpicked for you via a private online changing room, free style advice and tips, and you will find your favorite designer brands in one place for purchase. Your personal stylist will help you determine what is suitable for your individual body shape, budget, and size.

A typical personal stylist could cost you $75 to $200 per hour, but this service is free. Take note of your stylist’s suggestions and apply it to your current wardrobe and when you are shopping.

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper tailors the shopping experience to your interests and preferences. This site is like your very own shopping assistant. The site is designed to filter through products from your favorite stores and brands, and then suggest a selection of items you want and need. The service will save you time and money. As a member, you will receive deals for fashion and beauty’s top names, home, gifts, toys, electronics and much more.

Shop It To Me

Shop It To Me is a free personal online shopper that proactively sends you clothing that matches your size and brand preferences as soon as it goes on sale. The site looks out for you by serving as your own sale hunter. Once you sign-up and submit your shopping preferences, the site will handle the rest. It will search websites of leading retailers, and then send you a daily or weekly email summary of which new items go on sale in your size.

Shop It To Me will have you saying goodbye to those disappointing days of finding the perfect clothes on sale, but not in your size.

M·A·C Cosmetics

M·A·C cosmetics offers two beneficial services you should check out. If you need help with applying a makeup look or if you are not sure a look works for you, then you can have your makeup done by a M·A·C artist. They offer makeup consultations at all of their M·A·C counter locations. Consultation prices vary depending on service, so the best thing to do is to contact your local counter or store to schedule an appointment and discuss the costs. The M·A·C artists can really help you with finding the right every day or night look that compliments you. Or they can help you find the perfect colors for your skin tone.

The second service is free and can be found on M·A·C cosmetics’ site. The M·A·C Looks are step-by-step application guides to makeup looks already created by M·A·C and other guest makeup artists. The guide gives you instructions, visuals/sketches, and the M·A·C products to use for the look.

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