Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pose+Poise's Sales Associates Recommendations

Have you ever felt intimidated going into a designer boutique or have been ignored by sales associates? (Trust me, I think we've all experienced that at least once!) Well I had my fair share of ups and downs when it comes to sales associates, and I have compiled a list of wonderful ladies who will always be happy to help when you're shopping for that new designer handbag/outfit!

Rita Fahrer
Rita currently works at The Room at the Bay and she was extremely helpful when I asked her questions about Proenza Shouler's handbags. She explained to me how they will always get new colours in, and on top of that, she even walked me through the whole department and talked about her favourite trends and designers that they carry! She did not pressure me into purchasing things (I was only inquiring at the moment), and she loves a good conversation. If you're ever at The Room, stop by and look out for Rita!
The Room at the Bay
176 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor. (416) 861-6251

Lesley Orr
Lesley currently works at Chanel in Holt Renfrew on Bloor, and she is a sweetheart. I was asking to look at different tote bags that Chanel carries, and she was always happy to take a bag off the shelf for me to try on. Any question you ask her, she will give you an honest answer. If you introduce yourself to her, she will remember you the next time you talk to her or come in the boutique! She is very friendly and smiles and greets you. She is very pleasant to work with!
Chanel @ Holt Renfrew Bloor
50 Bloor Street West. 2nd Floor. (416) 922-2333

Natalie Hafez
Natalie is a dream to work with! She is always happy to see you and is always willing to take handbags off the shelves for you to try on. She is very patient and understanding, and always wants what is best for the client. Natalie loves to develop good relations with her clients, and she makes you feel comfortable. She's wonderful, because when she tells you that she will e-mail you, she WILL e-mail you, and she always calls back if you can't get a hold of her. If you're ever in need of a sales associate in the handbags and accessories department, look for Natalie!
Holt Renfrew Bloor
50 Bloor Street West. (416) 922-2333

Dianne Sullivan
Dianne is a professional when it comes to meeting her client's needs. She currently works in the Balenciaga department at Holt Renfrew, and she is very approachable and friendly. She loves a good conversation as well. If you ever have any questions regarding Balenciaga, she can answer it. If there is a specific colour combination that you're looking for, she will tell you if it will be ordered in. She will always remember to call you if you ask her to update you on upcoming colours and styles.
Balenciaga @ Holt Renfrew Bloor
50 Bloor Street West. (416) 922-2333

Phay Sengthong
Phey currently works as the manager in the Christian Dior handbags and accessories department at Holt Renfrew and she is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable of the leathers ad styles that Dior carries, and she is honest in telling you what looks best on your figure, and which handbag is suitable for you. Phey is very friendly and approachable and is always open for a good conversation!
Christian Dior @ Holt Renfrew Bloor
50 Bloor Street West. (416) 922-2333

Nasrin Vala
Nasrin Vala is the leather goods team leader at Louis Vuitton on Bloor St. The moment you first walk into the door, she will come to assist you right away. If you ever have any questions for her, she is happy to answer them. Since it was my first time at Louis Vuitton on Bloor, she openly showed me the boutique and invited me upstairs to check out the ready-to-wear line; which is not featured online. Nasrin literally stuck with me for 45 min in the boutique even though I did not purchase anything! She will take your information down if they do not have the style you want in stock.
Louis Vuitton
111 Bloor St West. (416) 968-3993