Attic Updates: Hiatus and Moving Out

Wow my last post was still last year. Haven’t had time to update this blog because I got preoccupied with personal matters and personal shopping.

So what’s new?

Right now, yours truly is based here in La Trinidad, Benguet. I had no choice but to temporarily leave Quezon City for personal reasons. Yes, I said temporarily as I still have plans of going back.

Because of the changes, my personal shopping services is in hiatus. I won’t be having any Hong Kong trip for the whole year. I actually already announced this last quarter of 2015 in the personal shopping FB group . In fact I thought my last stint would be last November. But I still managed to find ways and was able to continue until February this year. Definitely as of writing I can say I won’t be able to do any personal shopping for this year (unless Universe will conspire and alter my plans).

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Let’s Welcome “Your Personal Shopper in HK”

Recently, Attic’s IG account is getting cramped and confusing with all the combined personal shopping and retail posts.  Thus a new Instagram account was created for the personal shopping services of Attic.

Enter, @shopperinHK (Your Personal Shopper in HK)

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All personal shopping-related posts will now be transferred to the new IG account. Hope you visit and follow 🙂

For more details/information and updates on personal shopping services, join the FB group Your Personal Shopper in Hong Kong .

What I Do as a Personal Shopper

Two of the most common questions I get when I mention I do personal shopping are “What is personal shopping?” and “What do you do as personal shopper?”

Personal shopping simply means purchasing items on behalf of clients. It is also the same definition of a personal shopping assistant. The difference of being a personal shopper (based on research) from the latter is that it involves consultation and giving advice to the client. At some instances, being a personal shopper also means you offer styling services.

I can’t say I’m a fashion expert nor a stylist since I have no educational background on fashion, but having worked as a production designer/art director in film, tv and ads at least makes me credible and confident enough to be a personal shopper. Actually, both jobs are highly similar, only this time, purchases will be used in real life and not for fictional purposes. No more visual tricks.

Now, what goes behind those purchases? What do I specifically do? Obviously doing the pre-order part of my services isn’t part of the discussion (it falls under being a personal shopping assistant). Here are the some of the things I do for my clients:

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Personal Purchases from Hong Kong

After two freezing weeks in Hong Kong, I’m back here in QC  again.  I wasn’t prepared for the cold weather in Hong Kong, and by cold I mean as low as 5 degrees! Brrrr. Most of the time I can’t feel my toes and fingers haha. And I found myself staying indoors during the first day of my HK trip.  I actually wanted to stay indoors forever. Nevertheless, I didn’t let the weather stop me from my personal shopping duties.  It was quite tiring but again and again, I enjoyed doing it. The rush kept my mind away from the cold.

This February batch had the most footwear requests (winter season= boots. Go figure.). I kinda got worried with the weight of my luggage. But it’s cool. I managed to squeeze everything within the limit.

So as soon as I finished personal shopping, I rewarded myself. The sale all around got me going cray-cray!And there were a lot of cool stuff being sold. Wish I had more cash with me then. Will share photos of interesting items I saw in HK later in a separate post.

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Inspiration Board #9: Meowing Around

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Be  warm and cozy in this chilly weather with the cute Hello Kitty top from Purple Cow’s Attic. You can own it for only P250. Would fit small to medium frames.

Personal Shopper Mode On

Hey dolls, it’s time to bring out your shopping lists! I’ll be traveling back to Hong Kong this February and will be in personal shopper mode once again.

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Better start sending requests as my clients’ requests list is getting longer. I may decline some requests soon if I can no longer accommodate (because of time and luggage constraints).

Remember, this is not just  pre-order, it’s personalised shopping. That’s what you’re paying for 🙂

Just email me at ubengbaka@gmail.com for inquiries or your requests. Details and updates on personal shopping services can be found at the FB group page, Your Personal Shopper in Hong Kong. 

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Before making requests, do take time to read my post 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Asking Me to Shop in HK