Home shopping no longer means QVC. We’ve collected retail therapies that are upscale and personal.
Who: Sergio Rossi, for sexy stilettos; Sergiorossi.com, (888) 474-6391
Why: A specialist will arrive within two hours if you call the shoe emergency hotline for repair or to see a selection of the latest styles.
When: “The emergency service is available 24 hours,” says company spokeswoman Janna Raphael. “If we get a phone call at 2 a.m., there will be questions.”
How much: Door-to-door browsing and repair service are free. A pair of strappy sandals runs about $550.
Who: Lisa Kline, for starlet-worthy ensembles; Lisakline.com, (323) 297-0490
Why:With a black Suburban emblazoned with the truckergirl logo, this mobile boutique (for VIPs only) delivers new looks like Clu cotton separates.
When:Will most likely deliver anytime. Says Kline: “We go off instinct.”
How much: Service is free, but a Robert Rodriguez camisole costs $300.
Who: Intuition, for cute, trendy casual wear; Shopintuition.com, (310) 234-8442
Why: Whether you’re at the office or nail salon, a sales associate will come with items like Joie summer dresses, offer advice and take rejects back to the store. “For accessories, it’s better to come to the store,” says owner Jaye Hersh.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
How much: No cost for delivery, but expect to pay at least $150 for a pair of jeans.
Who: Satine, for avant-garde labels; Satineboutique.com, (323) 655-2142
Why: Staff has been known to photograph the clothes (like a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress) and e-mail a virtual personal look book.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
How much: Free; a pair of bronze Chloe flats costs $500.
Who: Kaviar and Kind, for custom gems; Kaviarjewelry.com, (310) 659-8857
Why: Owners Katherine Azarmi- Rose and Sunrise Ruffalo will send over a selection of arm candy like their signature gold snake arm cuff. You can even e-mail them a picture of an outfit and they’ll suggest matching accessories.
When: They field after-hours orders by phone or e-mail for delivery on the following day. The messenger delivers anytime. “We’ve even delivered at midnight,” says Azarmi-Rose.
How much: Delivery is $15, for messenger service; baubles run anywhere from $65 to $65,000.
Who: Fred Segal Beauty Mobile Personal Shopper, for helpful fashionistas; Fredsegalbeauty.com; (310) 451-3808
Why: A stylist will organize and take inventory of your closet and then shop for what your wardrobe lacks. The specialist also will create ensembles with a photo library of your new items.
When: Around the clock. “Some people don’t get off work until 8 p.m.,” says founder Michael Baruch. “We’ll make it work.”
How much: Stylist service costs $1,000 per day; expect to pay for three to five days of work and, of course, the clothes.