10 ways to shop online and explore fashion during quarantine

10 ways to shop online and explore fashion during quarantine

Nicole Pollard, founder of styling and personal shopping business LaLaLuxe.

(Nicole Pollard)

With business drastically reduced because of event cancellations, Los Angeles wardrobe consultants are focusing on remote services. Brentwood-based styling and personal shopping business LaLaLuxe (lalaluxe.com) offers virtual image and closet styling sessions starting at $400 per hour, with 30% of the rate donated to Baby2Baby.

“I tell my clients to resist the urge to binge shop right now. There will be plenty of shopping as the world heals,” said owner Nicole Pollard Bayme. “What can we do with the pieces we already have to revive them? I am available to help dream up your wife’s 50th birthday present with a local jeweler by Skype.”

West Hollywood-based image consultant and stylist Laurie Brucker Amerikaner has been offering virtual styling services since 2015 and has reduced prices during the pandemic. Her Stylepowerment Style and Mindset Makeover ($599 for two one-hour style sessions, a 30-minute follow-up, and text access for 30 days) includes a closet and outfit evaluation, styling and shopping advice, and a takeaway book with tips. The $125 Empowerment Hour is a one-hour chat with Amerikaner offering personalized advice on styling or wardrobe. Sessions can be booked through lauriebstyle.com; 10% of all proceeds will go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to support families in need.

This week, Julia von Boehm, InStyle magazine fashion director and stylist to Nicole Kidman, launched one-on-one wardrobe styling services using Zoom ($300 for 30 minutes; $600 for 60 minutes; book through calendly.com/donate-with-style), with 100% of proceeds donated to a choice of three charities helping with COVID-19 relief efforts.

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