Aimee Hashim is alive the activity Rebecca Bloomwood would annihilate for. As a claimed applicant and affairs consultant, she’s fabricated a business out of shopping. All designer, mostly harder to find, alone for your admired celebrities and tastemakers.
I managed to sit and allotment some tea with her, conceivably a aberration as she had a flight the next day. I aswell noticed that she has two phones in tow. She hardly sleeps, with humans allurement about orders and new releases until three in the morning. The top activity doesn’t appear cheap hermes handbags, remember?
How did you get your start?
I was a claimed applicant at Rustan’s at first. I again [went to] SM to advice advance designs shoes and bags. I got accurate training classes. I didn’t wish to alarm myself a shopper, however. It’s something that I accept been accomplished about and accept developed abilities for.
I eventually accomplished that accepting an appointment job is not for me. I again accommodated and went to Dubai. I accept ancestors there and I started to advertise online. I again anticipation why absolute myself to bags? Why not aggrandize into affairs clothes and shoes?
What makes you altered from the others in your profession?
I agitated alone European brands, I capital the premium. American brands generally go on sale for hermes. I capital my bend to be how I would accompany something that’s not calmly available.
How did you get your celebrity clients?
In 2014, I would go aback and alternating to Dubai. Instagram was absolutely hot at that time and I took advantage of it. I again started announcement there and accepting added orders.
Gretchen Fullido was a acceptable friend, she was my aboriginal client. I was again able to get Ces Drilon, again Christine and Julius Babao. Soon, Jasmine Curtis-Smith. She would again alarm me “mama.” I again accomplished my audience not alone backward as audience but aswell became my friends.
How do you advance your accord with them?
The better breach [I got] was if I met Bambbi Fuentes. She again alien me to Marian Rivera. I capital to accommodated not for annihilation because I was a fan. She again capital a Manolo Blahnik clutch, I begin it [immediately] and she was one of the aboriginal to accept it here. Eventually, pag nagpapahanap siya, naghahanap ko agad. So she and I would consistently argument anniversary other.
[I am aswell accompany with] Jackie Forster. She lives abroad so if I travel, we accomplish it a point to see anniversary added and again I would accompany her orders.
[On the added hand], Pauleen Luna capital the Christian Louboutin lipsticks, I was the aboriginal one to get it and she capital that. I didn’t even apprehend she was afterward me. Angelica Panganiban loves Givenchy and Hermes. She loves comfort.
What are the brands celebrities generally attending for?
It’s still Hermes. It’s still all about that cachet attribute of how you absorb so abundant on a bag. My added audience generally buy not just one appearance but every blush available.
What’s the best affection to accept in this business?
Honesty. With Marian and her purchases, for example, I explain to her the costs and how harder it is to access what she likes. They acknowledge it.
What’s the best way to get the absorption of sales attendants?
In the UAE, it’s the way you backpack yourself. The way you airing and the way you speak. I aswell accomplish accompany with Filipino sales assistants. I wish to help, of course, I wish to advice my adolescent Filipinos. I aswell ask them what they wish to push. It’s a accord and take.
In Hermes, the adventure is different. They absolutely attending at you and your spending power. You accept to body your accord with your SA. If you allocution to them and they acquisition that you absolutely apperceive what you are talking about, they will pay absorption to you.
How do you get to acquisition a few items that are harder to acquisition or not calmly available?
I aswell accomplish access with curators in Dubai and in altered countries.
How generally do you go on affairs trips abroad?
Sometimes, I would be in Manila for just one day. A few canicule to a week, it depends on how abundant I charge to buy.
What’s one cast added humans should pay absorption to?
What’s a acceptable entry-level account to alpha a artist collection?
A wallet. Sometimes if you are alive and you go out, the aboriginal affair that you accompany is your wallet and again your phone. It again leaves an consequence but it’s not that expensive. For a bag: Hermes, Chanel, Goyard [which is acceptable because] it’s not apparent everywhere. Afterwards that, Balenciaga and again Givenchy outlet and Gucci.
What shoes do your audience generally buy?
YSL Tributes. Humans still attending for it. It’s actual comfortable. There was a time if anybody got Valentino Rockstuds.
You accept a blog barrage advancing soon?
I wish to barrage on Dec. 13, it’s alleged Love Luxe Bags. It’s all about my activity and what I accept learned. It’s aswell about my clients.
What’s one affair humans wish but doesn’t clothing them?
Whatever is in. [I acquaint my audience to] break abroad from that. You accept to angle out. If something like the Valentino Rockstud is what they absolutely want, I acquaint them to go for a lower heel.
Do you still own annihilation that’s not designer?
I accept an account from about every added cast my audience attending for. (Laughs) I am at this point that if it’s not designer, I don’t apperceive what it is. It’s allotment of my job. I am a shoe aficionado so every added artist shoe that humans like, I have. It helps because I apperceive the allocation and that’s an advantage if audience ask you. How can you advertise something you apperceive annihilation about or accept not approved yourself?
Since you reside a activity in luxury replica hermes, what do you absolutely splurge on?
Skincare. Everything I use for my face is La Mer, even my lip balm. I deserve it, I deathwatch up absolutely early.