We like to find out more about all the different girls who work at Topshop, and this month we got the chance to chat to Sarah Beamand, who is a Personal Shopper at our Manchester Arndale store. She told us all about how she got her job, her fashion inspiration and her secrets to sublime holiday style.
How did you become a Personal Shopper at Topshop?
I studied Fine Art Textiles at University but have always been passionate about fashion, so when I graduated I applied for a position as a Topshop Style Advisor and progressed to a Personal Shopper role as the service has developed.
What do you love about your job?
I love the personal service I can offer my clients; I have the unique opportunity of making people feel good through the clothes they wear.
How would you describe your style?
I am heavily influenced by vintage styles particularly the 70s; I love mixing fabrics and textures to create a new look. I also love to dress up and don’t really do casual – you would never see me in jeans and a tee!
Who are your fashion icons?
I think Chloe Sevigny always looks great and has a unique style, I also love icons such as Bianca Jagger and Ali MacGraw.
Which is your current favorite Topshop collection and why?
Belief – I love the combination of prints and the festival vibe of the trend.
What’s your favorite Topshop Make Up product?
Lipstick in Sartorial, it’s a great colour for summer.
Where’s your favorite place to go shopping in Manchester?
The Northern Quarter of the city is really inspiring, it’s full of vintage stores, independent boutiques and great little cafes and bars. If I’m in the mood for a bit more high-end luxury then Spinning Fields is the place to go.
What would your best night out involve?
Dinner and cocktails in Australasia with my fiancé then on to Oast house and to meet the girls then winding down the night in the Northern Quarter.
Where will you be holidaying this summer?
The French Alps.
5 items you never travel without?
What is your ultimate summer holiday outfit?
Anything soft, floaty and made of silk.
What would your dream holiday be/where?
Traveling round Sri Lanka with my best friend.
Back at work, why should someone book a personal shopping appointment with you?
Because I am passionate about my job and will make any new client feel relaxed and enjoy the shopping experience.
What’s great about the personal shopping service?
The Topshop Personal Shopping service is completely free of charge. Whether you need help finding the right outfit for a big event, want to revamp your wardrobe or just want a sneak peak at new pieces, simply call or email to make an appointment at one of our Personal Shopping stores.