Personal Shoppers for the Holidays

Department stores such as Barneys, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's are offering their customers a personal, no-hassle shopping experience

The holidays are a stressful time, and sharp-elbowed crowds with huge shopping bags don't make it easier, especially if you have a long list of gifts to buy. But these days, more and more people are getting their shopping done away from the crowds. No, not online. Rather, customers are going to the stores and shopping in private.

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