WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
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I knew I needed a change when I couldn't shop at a 'normal' store anymore-- meaning I was bigger than a size 14. It wasn't health or confidence that led me to start losing weight-- it was vanity and convenience! After three long and focused years, I hit my goal of losing 60 pounds. I went through three complete wardrobes as I sized down. By the time I hit my goal, I was exhausted with shopping and honestly didn't even recognize my new body. And then along came Po Ming! Of course I love Magpie but nearly the only thing I ever bought that still fit was my obi belt. I saw your advertisement for fashion consulting and knew it was just what I needed-- someone I could trust, who would listen to me and take the time to understand me, and who could devote time to helping me the most beautiful person I could be (well, at least on the outside!). I loved each of the sessions-- phone interview, closet clean out, shopping for me, and then styling session. I learned so much and came out with a whole new wardrobe that really represents me, only much much better. I can now shop on my own and hear your voice clearly in my mind, continuing to help me apply the lessons I learned in our sessions. Thank you so much for this incredible experience! - Annie
Ever since signing up for Po-Ming’s Personal Styling, getting dressed has been fun. Po-Ming has a great styling talent and keeps her clients in mind when on buying trips, choosing interesting pieces from an evolving roster of designers. I don’t have to go to NY or San Francisco to have great clothes! She also knows what works on me. Every time I’ve resisted something new, and then reconsidered, the piece has become a favorite. Her jewelry selection is really wonderful and different, too. - Alison
Po-Ming was a big help as I tried to take my clothing wardrobe to the next level. In this case, that meant more comfortable but still chic, less focus on the waist that was but no tents! My closet was not a disaster, but I'd hit a wall and needed advice, hand holding, and shopping assistance. Po-Ming brought good energy, good ideas, gentle honesty, and near-athletic shopping performance. It was good! - Sarah
Po-Ming simplified, organized, and modernized my closet. She helped refine my style, and learn how to mix and match my clothes/accessories to get the most of what I have. She also filled in the gaps to help my wardrobe become more versatile and complete. I no longer ship around aimlessly for clothes to incorporate into what I have. She is wonderful to work with - professional, honest, and extremely responsive. When in doubt, she is just a quick text or call away to help get me through any fashion emergencies. I love her store, and would highly recommend her personal styling to anyone looking to get out of their style rut! - Donna
I had been in a rut for awhile and gravitated towards wearing the same things over and over. My closet was full of clothes I wasn't sure were still in style or I didn't know what to wear with. Then one day my 20-something sister told me I needed to "step it up a notch." That was when I called Po-Ming. She came over, went through every item in my closet with me, and we had fun in the process. She helped me give away bags and bags of old clothes to make more space. But more importantly, she helped me identify what to keep, and how to pair them with other items in my closet by creating a look book. She taught me how to wear my scarves and accessorize with some simple jewelry. The best part was that now Po-Ming knows my closet, so when I go into Magpie she helps me pick out pieces I need that are versatile enough to go with everything I have. She has gently nudged me out of my comfort zone and introduced me to new styles I would have never picked out on my own, but I absolutely love. Sometimes I'll bring in a bag of clothes and have her help me put together an outfit for an occasion. I haven't found that kind of personal attention anywhere else. The result is I have more confidence and feel great about the clothes I'm wearing. Last summer one of my college interns pointed to my outfit and said "I want to dress like you when I'm out of school and start working." My only regret about the personal styling is I should have done it sooner! - Jenny
I had a big event for which I wanted to buy a special dress, but was dreading the process of trying to find something. I love to wear nice clothes but fashion is not necessarily my strong suit and I’m awful about accessorizing. I had a brief period of time on my way home from work so thought I’d swing into Magpie. In less than 30 minutes, Po-Ming helped me find the perfect dress paired with a belt and earrings that in this case, absolutely make the outfit. While I was there, I also discovered a bright colored tunic (it, like the other dress, was reasonably priced) that I purchased and wore recently, and received a flurry of complements on it. This is the sort of experience one doesn’t get at the mall. Thanks, Magpie! - Maddie J.
Amazing local boutique right off main street in Durham. My wife and I stopped here and the owner went above and beyond to help her out. She did not sell her products too hard but gave great fashion advice and matching ideas. The prices here are affordable and the clothing is high quality. - Jordan B.
I can't give this boutique enough stars! The owner, who is also the buyer, has an incredible eye for truly unique pieces. I've worn Magpie for everything from evening performances (I'm a classical musician) to afternoons at the farmers' market. Visiting the store itself is its own experience - the space is beautiful and the staff is knowledgeable, accessible, and just plain fun to have around as great on-hand consultants. Unlike what I've experienced in some boutiques, there's never any pressure to buy, which is part of what makes it so fun to drop in and explore the fashions being featured. (Though such casual visits can be dangerous - I've never wandered into Magpie and not discovered something I want to walk out of the store wearing...) - Tracy C.
Magpie is a great local boutique with awesome customer service. I went in looking for some basic spring pieces, and I was pleased when they recommended some pieces that I hadn't noticed. I've visited twice, and haven't been let down yet! They have beautiful accessories and a friendly staff who make the shopping experience enjoyable! - Abbey H.
Magpie is a really, really cute little shop. You will love going in there! First of all, it's full of adorable, super fashionable clothing and accessories hand-picked and displayed nicely by folks with very good taste. And the clothes aren't over-the-top expensive! Even "normal" people can afford to add Magpie to their wardrobe. One of my favorite things is being able to walk in and ask for help! And the people who work there will bend over backwards to find you something (with their amazing good taste and fashion sense) that you will actually like! Hands down one of the best clothing boutiques in Durham. -Crystal D.
Po-Ming is stocking more gorgeous and unique clothing alongside the old-faithfuls, and she knows and remembers her customers' preferences, styles, and budgets. What really sets Magpie apart is the ACCESSORIES!!!! Gorgeous jewelry, bags, and hair accessories that are really lovingly chosen and *not* what you find in every other mid-high boutique. Lots of price and style variety in everything, and a great sale wall. The service is awesome: friendly and present but not overbearing. - R.F.
I give Magpie 5 stars because in addition to having a solid selection at good prices, the staff is patient and helpful. I asked "how should I accessorize this" and they spent a bunch of time helping me try on different things and talking through options. They suggested many things yet seemed to get when to back off and let me think. I will definitely go back. - Danielle D.
Unique, well made, couture-ish pieces and jewelry to boot. For a mid-sized place they have a wide range from basics to more intricate statements. Lovely fine jewelry and then some funky less expensive pieces as well. Combining affordable trinkets with more high end tops and dresses is a great idea. Each item seems chosen with care and a stylish eye. Something for everyone. - Audrey S.
I love Po-Ming's styling services and Magpie's clothes! I wear my clothes and jewelry from Magpie constantly- they are my favorite in my closet- because they are so stylish, great quality and affordable. I was hesitant to do a closet clean out, part of her amazing styling services, because I think I felt exposed. (I keep stuff way too long). And I was pleasantly surprised. It was a great experience. My wardrobe afterwards was much simpler, easier, and more "Me!". Po-Ming helped me figure out what works, what doesn't, and what she will be on the lookout for on my behalf. And she makes it fun! I highly recommend Po-Ming's styling services if you want a simpler wardrobe and a simpler life! - Bria S.
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