A Little Bit About Your Shop Girl

SUZANNE COLMER, OWNER AND CREATOR OF YOUR SHOP GIRL

Before I tell you who I am, let me start by telling you who I am not. I am not the person who is going to put you in clothes that like you, but you don’t like back. I will not force you to buy clothes that are out of your budget (in fact I LOVE a good deal). I will not criticize your past clothes choices or put you in styles without telling you why they work.

I will however, help you find your ideal style and show you exactly which shapes and cuts to try and which to avoid. I will also help you shop for a closet of clothes that will multitask flawlessly so you never have to worry about what to wear (or how to wear it).

When I started Your Shop Girl in 2008 I wanted it to reflect my style philosophy which focuses on educating and empowering you to help curate a closet full of clothes you will actually wear and love.

It all started over a decade ago when in an effort to combine my instincts with instruction once I completed my undergrad at the University of Toronto, I became a graduate of George Brown’s Image Consulting program. Then my thirst for knowledge lead me to the centre of fashion itself – Paris, France, where I studied at the Sorbonne University; then onto New York to conquer the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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I was invited to hear Suzanne speak on her Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Style. I was pleased that her style presentation was timeless. Her tips left ample room one’s own fashion sense and body type and her tips are applicable to any occasion. Suzanne included great advice on budget, not overspending and practical guidelines for buying (and when not to buy). I left the presentation feeling inspired to put more effort into pulling together outfits that make me feel confident and happy.

Lisa, Principal at CAVEA Studio

I really detest shopping and always have felt like a “deer in the headlights” in stores or worse malls. Suzanne’s systematic approach has been therapy for me. She helped me determine a colour palette, a style guide and then combined the two to develop an approach for tackling a store on my own. I still love going shopping with her. Within 2 hours, I can efficiently sort out a whole season worth of clothes on which I’m forever getting compliments. I feel like I’m saving time AND money by buying fewer, but “more me” clothes. Suzanne is careful to avoid brands that don’t fit within my budget. She is always open to follow up guidance and advice in between shopping sessions. I would really recommend her to any and all of the “non-shoppers” out there!

Cynthia, Independent Consultant