WINNER OF THE TESTIMONIAL DENIM DRAW – JULIE MORTER!
“I just received your latest e-letter and wanted to send you a testimonial so I could be entered in to win a pair of jeans.
Last November (2010) I was talking to my sister in law about my wife’s Christmas present. I had explained that I wanted to find someone who would go shopping with Shauna, who would listen to her needs and who would suggest things to buy that were not only in our price range, but would also be things that she would be comfortable wearing. I needed an expert that wouldn’t push what they wanted onto Shauna, but would instead encourage her to try things that she might not normally try, but essentially Shauna would still had the final say on everything.
My sister in law had heard about this great little store in Inglewood that had a great owner who also offered personal styling services. I called down to Espy and spoke with Megan and immediately knew that Shauna was in good hands. Megan showed up at our house on a Saturday morning and for two hours went through our closet. She asked Shauna to throw a bunch of clothes that she never wears into a couple of garbage bags (I later found out that Megan donated the clothes to Women In Need). After hiding out in our closet for almost two hours discussing what Shauna wanted, the girls went shopping to Espy and Chinook Centre. They were gone for 11 hours.
Shauna came home and we had a little fashion show. It was the best part of my day, if you know what I mean!!
To date Shauna says this is the best gift I’ve ever given her. I think it had everything to do with Megan and the staff at Espy. Megan and Shauna clicked and I really appreciated how Megan was with Shauna. Even now, when we go to the store, Megan always remembers Shauna by name and is just as attentive now as the day she was at our home.
Megan and her staff get that buying clothes should be fun and affordable. They take the mystery out of shopping by showing both sexes (I’m an Espy customer too) what works for their body shape. How cuts of a shirt can make you look younger, slimmer and cooler. Who doesn’t want to feel all those things when you buy something new?! The vibe is always cool in the store and I’ve even taken my 66 year old dad shopping there. There aren’t many stores anywhere in the world that you could fight over who had first spotted a cool shirt or pair of pants with your 66 year old father and not feel out of place.
All the best in the coming years Espy! You’re a one of a kind and you deserve all the success that is coming your way.”
“Hi there! Got your e-mail and would love to tell you about my wonderful experience at ESPY. It truly is an experience. There was no doubt I was in good hands as soon as I walked in the door. I went to buy a pair of jeans not knowing my size anymore…its my first pair of jeans since I started having kids. I don’t think it was an easy task but those stylists made this mom feel really sexy again! I walked out of there with my first pair of skinny jeans! I couldn’t believe it…but they were right; they are so perfectly comfy for me I don’t ever want to take them off!
Thanx everyone at ESPY who helped me out!”
“I’ve been thinking of sending in a testimonial for a few days now, and when I received your newsletter today stating you are looking for testimonials, I decided it’s the perfect time.
I bought a Groupon for Espy jeans a few months ago. I had no idea what to expect from the store, but it was a good deal on jeans and the ”professional fitting” was a great selling point for me. I have gained
some weight since having my two children, and it hasn’t come off. My self-esteem has crashed, and I hate, hate, hate shopping. I especially hate shopping when I see the sales-staff are all gorgeous, skinny/fit. I automatically assume I hear people laughing behind me, and that nothing in the store will fit. To be honest, if it weren’t for the Groupon, I wouldn’t have even entered your store. I’m glad I did,
though, because what a fantastic experience.
The staff are super helpful, and one of the ladies stayed with me the entire time. They put me at ease, and to my shock, even fit me in a fantastic looking & feeling pair of jeans. They took one look at me and
knew my size. It was amazing to enter the store feeling self-conscious, and leave the store feeling good about myself. I mentioned when I lost my weight I would be back. The staff said – why wait? They showed me quite a few options for my current weight, and a lot of options to get excited about when I do get back to my goal weight.
Thank you, Espy staff, for making shopping a painless, and even fun, experience.”
“Just wanted to write in about my experience at espy!
I have always hated jean shopping. It pretty much tops the list of most hated shopping adventures, right up there with buying a swimsuit *shudder*. I also hate the lack of customer service in most retail stores these days. Jean shopping is just that much harder when you don’t have a friend along to help give you that friendly feedback. And this is where things got very different at espy…
From the minute I walked in to espy I was greeted, asked if I’d been there before and was given the run down on how things worked. Clark did an amazing job of making me feel comfortable and helped me pick out sizes and styles of jeans that worked great for my body type and always made sure to give me honest feedback. (An absolute must!). Nothing’s worse then asking someone in a store for their opinion and they tell you the 3 sizes too small pair of jeans looks “so perfect!” just to make a sale. I really loved how helpful everyone was in the store. When one pair of jeans wasn’t quite right they all helped me find that perfect pair. Kudos to you all for changing how I look at jean shopping! I will definitely be coming back and sending all my friends (and husband) your way!”
“It was a dark and stormy night as I walked into the store. The denim ghosts were hanging silently in the denim hang place. Slowly I scuffled closer. Fear, hanging above me like those new Desigual jackets.. wait. I have an exam to write.”
Louella Dechant Cohen-
“I love shopping at Espy! I always find something I love and the salespeople make me feel like I’m the only one in the shop, even though that’s rarely the case!”
“It’s all happy haze after I was approached by 3 very good looking women helping me find something awesome to wear.”
“LOL. Love it. I came in a little while ago looking for new jeans, but I didn’t have a clear idea of exactly what I wanted. One of the Stylists chose a stack of options for me, and I headed into the change room. She told me to come out and show her every pair so she could help me find the best one. Most of them were good, but not quite right. So she grabbed a pair of Fidelitys for me to try. I put them on and loved them from the front, but they gave me the worst long/flat mom bum I had ever seen. I told the stylists that through the door, and that I wasn’t even going to show them, but they said that I had to show them because that was impossible for those Fidelitys. So I came out and both stylists agreed with me – “OH NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. TAKE THOSE OFF.” I love to shop with my twin sister because I can count on her for honest feedback. ITS SO REFRESHING to get that kind of honesty and that’s why ESPY’s staff are true STYLISTS! We kept trying until we found some jeans that give me a fabulous butt I’ll try another pair of Fidelitys next time and hopefully I’ll be mom-butt free THANKS ESPY!”
“Always a stress-free shopping experience at espy! I just walk in the store & all these beautiful clothes begin to appear in my dressing room! Thanks to the wonderful Stylists who just take one look at me and know what I need to look & feel great! No buyers remorse here… ever!”
“My girlfriend brought me into espy with a mission to help me enjoy shopping for something more than shoes. We had a fabulous time with J’s help. I walked out with a new pair of fabulous jeans and a few new tops. The best parts were how comfortable I felt in the store, all the honest opinions the staff offered up and my new-found perspective on shopping for clothes. Thank you!!!”
“Well I do have to share Nigel’s view of I’m not a shopper. EVER! However my first Espy Experience was actually Naked Espy for prostate cancer. I stood outside from 6:30am massively hung over with a propane space heater with no pants on in -11C. Over 3 hours later and being #49 in line we were starting our Espy fitting experience. I left with a killer Winter Coat (I get comments all the time), super comfortable and great looking jeans and a T that totally fits my style. Inside of the mad house of fitting 100 dudes with clothes the Team pulled it off and it was a huge success. You’ve earn my business!”
Kristin Leigh Bell-
“Such an amazing atmosphere!! Felt very comfortable. The ladies helped me get through what I usually dread…. buying jeans.. loved that they also hemmed my pants. One less thing to worry about!! I will be back very soon!”
“Haha I have so much visiting you gals …… and giving you the challenge of making me look tall, thin, sexier, and younger in a great pair of jeans. What more can a girl ask for. BTW the wine is a very nice touch too!”
“I saw your note about customer testimonials, and I thought I would tell you about my experience.
I initially came to ESPY because I had a Groupon for 100 dollars off. When I read the details I saw the note about the customized jeans fitting, but I assumed that it just meant there would be a lot of styles to choose from. Instead, I had several different staff members providing advice on everything from cut, rise height, wash and pocket position. They even managed to convince me to try on a pair of skinny jeans- something I thought I would never do! In the end, the skinny jeans were my favorites, and I never would have considered trying them on if the staff at ESPY hadn’t convinced me to give it a shot. Not only that, they helped to show me how I could style my new jeans to get the best effect. In the first two weeks after I bought my jeans, I wore them 4 times! Next time I need a pair of jeans, I will be going to ESPY. The staff are incredibly friendly, and their tips help you find the pair of jeans that make you feel confident and sexy.”
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