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Personal Shopping

Switch is Happy to introduce our team of personal shoppers. Each team member brings a different unique perspective and style to help you find the perfect wardrobe. Call Switch today to set up an appointment with one of our team!

Rina 

What do you like the most about the Switch concept?

I love the relationships we build with customers and how we are able to host everyone that comes into the store as if they we’re in our living room. Our goal is to make women happy and that’s what I love about Switch. That’s why we chose Switch as name. Women can come here and Switch their style and feel comfortable doing it.

 

Who is your favorite clothing designer?

Jean-Paul Gaultier has always been a favorite. He’s very dreamy and creative. He uses unusual and fine fabrics and presents his fashion as art. It transcends the material and fabrics. When you wear something of his, it doesn’t have to do as much with your body type as it is showing his art, his designs are limitless, he lives for the moment.

What is your favorite color?

It’s not what I’m wearing. My favorite color is kind of turquoise, it isn’t a color I wear a lot but for me it’s a symbol of freedom and that the sky is the limit. It’s a symbol of my independence. My favorite color to wear is black, it presents my style and sophistication. I feel very safe when I’m wearing black.

 

How does your personal taste and style help customers find the perfect outfits for them? How do you use your style to help customers find their own?

It depends. When a customer comes in, I look at what they’re wearing and always start there and try and match that style. It also depends on the relationship we have, and the one we build. I never push my own style on them but try and use my own style to help them find their own based on what they like and what they wear.

 

Do you believe that “Life is too short to blend in”

Oh yeah!!!!!

 

What’s most important when purchasing a new item: comfort, color, fit, style, uniqueness, or material?

For me it’s uniqueness. You don’t want all the clothing in your closet to look the same. You want to remember that this one unique item was purchased in a unique store, and that’s what Switch is for.

 

What goals do you set for yourself each day?

Happiness. To be happy, motivated, and never stop dreaming.

 

What led you to fashion?

The appreciation of beauty and the design process. I studied fashion merchandising and I wanted to be a part of women’s lives and be able to help them make a changes they need to grow.

 

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not with your Switch family?

Be with my family, hiking, reading, and exploring. I explore nature and find inspiration for my everyday life. I love to create something from nothing. I love to travel for Switch and find brand new styles and designs. Switch has given me the opportunity to travel and has opened doors I never knew existed.

 

Ewa

 

What do you like the most about the Switch concept?

That is doesn’t actually target a particular age group or body type. We’ve got something to offer to everyone regardless of their age or body type. Our clothes are timeless and we encourage people to think of themselves outside of social restrictions. There’s no “You’re too old to wear this skirt” it’s open and for everyone. You can feel free to express yourself without any barriers or criticism.

 

Who is your favorite clothing designer?

I wouldn’t say I have one in particular, there are many that I like for different reasons. I’m not a huge label person, for me it’s more about the design than the name.

 

What is your favorite color?

Well I have a few, I like black  a lot, purple, lime green, orange, and yellow. I guess I often associate color with my own emotional state so it reflects how I feel. Colors to me have a way of mirroring my feeling on a particular day. They have more to do with my own internal world than what’s going on outside.

 

How does your personal taste and style help customers find the perfect outfits for them? How do you use your style to help customers find their own?

My style is simple and elegant, that’s what people tell me at least. Because I don’t have a rigid or particular style it’s easy for me to relate to people. I can always take them to the next level, toned up or down. My style is more neutral but can always be twisted and turned into something crazy. It can be intimidating to work with someone with a pronounced style. I try to listen to who they are and what their story is and build on that, I don’t offer my own style as much. I try to get to know the customer and find out how we can translate that into helping them express themselves.

 

Do you believe that “Life is too short to blend in”

No. My personal opinion, I have nothing against blending in. I believe life is too short to worry about things like that.

 

What’s most important when purchasing a new item: comfort, color, fit, style, uniqueness, or material?

I think if I had to pick, I would say comfort, and material and fit. But really these are all the same thing, a nice material with a good fit will always translate to comfort.

 

What goals do you set for yourself each day?

Depends on which job I’m working. If I’m on the floor my goal is to make sure the customer is getting the exact service they need. That I’m there and present, and making sure the store is a good environment to shop. I love to meet new people and work with them.

 

What led you to fashion?

I was always interested in fashion since an early age. I remember asking my grandma how to use her sewing machine. She had a lot of different fabrics so it was always fun to play and make things. At 13 I made my first purse out of old denim pants and after that always wanted to create. This led me to fashion design school and the rest is history. Fashion is the medium that lets me bring my ideas to life and fabrics are so fun to work with, I’m very tactile and I love to create.

 

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not with your Switch family?

I love to be in nature, whenever I have a chance. I love to hike, bike, all summer and fall I like to be outside. I also love to work in the garden, dig in the dirt. I love to cook, in the winter I spend a lot of time in the kitchen making stews and cobblers.

 

Jeanna

 

What do you like the most about the Switch concept?

That anything goes, no rules! We look at women as individuals and want them to have a great experience in the store and come out of their box, we want to teach people that everything isn’t black and white!

 

Who is your favorite clothing designer?

I wear a lot of Eileen Fisher for basics, her designs fit women of all body types and the fabrics are very comfortable, however after working at Switch I’ve fallen in love with Israeli designers like Gershon Bom. I actually had pieces In my closet that I’ve always adored which I didn’t know where from Israel.

 

What is your favorite color?

My favorite colors in the world are orange and black. Probably because I grew up in Corvallis and my father coached football at Oregon State so that probably had a huge influence on my taste.

 

How does your personal taste and style help customers find the perfect outfits for them? How do you use your style to help customers find their own?

So I’m in my 60s, when I have a customer that’s close to my age and body type, it’s very easy for me to dress them in clothing that I know is comfortable but I can take them to the next level or dial it back to whatever their personal style is.

 

Do you believe that “Life is too short to blend in”

Oh totally! I’ve never been a person that wanted to blend in. I’ve never loved the idea that people should act, look, or be a certain way. I think everyone should be free to be themselves and be comfortable in their own skin, which is difficult for many women including myself. It takes years to let go of what society has pushed on us.

 

What’s most important when purchasing a new item: comfort, color, fit, style, uniqueness, or material?

Comfort is the very first thing. You have to be comfortable in whatever you’re putting on. All the other stuff falls in place if the comfort is there, and comfort isn’t always about size, it’s also about attitude.

 

What goals do you set for yourself each day?

Get out of bed! After that, everything’s a bonus.

 

What led you to fashion?

Probably my mother in the sense that she was always very stylish and very elegant. I’ve always loved clothes and been a shopper and she was not.

 

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not with your Switch family?

I travel with my husband whose a musician. I still have season tickets and go to most Oregon State Football games. And I love to entertain and spend time with friends and family.