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Allume Personal Shopping Service – Should We Review It?

Allume is a new online personal shopping service:

Allume (pronounced “ah-loom”) is an online personal shopping service. We help busy women find clothes they love, based on their wardrobe goals, style preferences, body shape, and budget. Unlike other services, our clients work 1:1 with a Personal Stylist who gets to know them over text messaging and shops specifically for their needs. Clients get a digital Lookbook filled with clothes handpicked for them – and can purchase from multiple brands directly from their Lookbook with only one checkout

At Allume, your stylist won’t be sending you a box of clothes. Instead, they’ll create an online lookbook with 3 looks personalized to you. You decide what to buy from your lookbook, and can purchase from multiple brands with a single checkout. Your items ship directly from the brand, just like regular online shopping. No surprises here, you’re in control throughout the whole process!

How it works:

After filling out a style quiz, you’ll have your first styling session:

Our text-based styling sessions typically take around 15 minutes. At your styling session, your stylist will send you an online lookbook with your 3 personalized looks. This is your time to text your stylist feedback on what you like and don’t like about your looks. Your stylist will then make swaps based on your feedback.

You can then buy outfits from your lookbook that will ship directly from the brands/retailers.

The Subscription Box: Allume

The Cost: A single styling session is $20, and is refunded with a purchase from your lookbook.

Coupon: Use code GETSTYLED to save $10 off your first order

The Service:  Personalized lookbooks based on a style quiz and styling session. 

What do you think of this personal shopping service? Would you like to see it reviewed?

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Comments (11)

  1. This is such a novel business model that it certainly should be added as a subscription to be reviewed.

    I would imagine that questions regarding specific ways it works would be answered by going to the website or contacting the company directly since it would have to have thought out the logistics of returns and determine pricing.

  2. Yes, please review! I’d love to see how their process works. I currently do Stitch Fix and haven’t been all that happy with them lately. This seems like it might be a great alternative.

    • You and me both. I’ve been a subscriber off and on for years, but I got several terrible stylists in a row and quit. I complained and received a $20 credit in August, and I haven’t used it yet because I was so disappointed in them.

      I would also like to see alternatives.

  3. Definitely! I’m losing weight plus I’m starting a new job in a few months, and as a very fashion unconscious person, I decided that I’ll be looking into styling services to help me put together an updated wardrobe. Looking at these reviews will help me decide which company to go with.

    • Congrats on the weight loss! What’s the secret?!

  4. I’m curious to see if in the instance where one of the clothing items from the look can be found at another source i.e. discount clothing websites that feature multiple brands, if they will honor the lower price or let you purchase the item from the discount website and have it count as you fulfilling a purchase? I would assume this company will have contracts with brands, so this may be discouraged.

    I would love to see this reviewed to find out about the details about how the system works.

  5. I’m curious about what happens if you get the clothes and they don’t work for you.

    • I was thinking the same thing, as all brands have variation in the sizing and such. I wonder if your returns are free if the items you pick don’t work when you try them on or if it would be better just to look through a certain stores look book, that way you would know the return policy and such.

  6. Yes please! This is a big improvement over the standard method.

  7. Yes please!

  8. I would definitely be interested in hearing a review of this process!

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