Retail Therapy at its Finest
Everyone has a vice, whether it’s partying, overindulging in bon-bons, secretly obsessing over Botox, celeb stalking, you name it. But for those whose vice is shopping, we may have just reached utter euphoria.
Enter Eric Himel. After graduating from New York City’s Parsons School of Design and studying under Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, then whipping the LA fashion scene into shape for the past 13 years, Himel has relocated to the Windy City to cure what ails the feverish shopping addict in us all. As a personal stylist, Himel handles everything from minor fashion adjustments to total style overhauls and everything in between.
If you need a lot more help than figuring out what to pair with your new Pucci skirt, never fear. Himel is known for a drastic fashion rehab program affectionately known as “The Closet Purge.” He’ll help them sort out what to save and toss, so they can achieve their pinnacle of individual, personal style, he says.
He sets up exclusive excursions to our fave retreats like Neiman Marcus, Yves Saint Laurent, Barney’s New York, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren and J. Mendel, then drags us along for some serious retail therapy, all done under his personal, very stylish eye. Just can’t seem to find the time to make it to Michigan Ave.? No problem, the doc will shop for you and bring clothing right to you, no matter what your geographical location.
Himel works with both women and men and will travel to clients’ homes, hotels or places of business anywhere in the world. But lucky for us, he’s now a local. Himel charges $200 per hour for his time and services locally; but if you find yourself in a fashion emergency situation and need him ASAP, no problem either; just be prepared to fork over some shopping dough. $1,750 daily plus airfare and high-end hotel for U.S. destinations and Canada; and $3,000 daily, plus first-class airfare and high-end hotel for services outside of North America.
Retail Therapy. That’s my favorite kind of therapy.
For more information, reach Himel at 312.450.5560 or follow him on twitter.