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Posted Oct 17, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

The show should be named 'Clientzillas' - what a bunch of ugly entitled bitches,,,er women
 
Love every minute of it!

About Million Dollar Shoppers
 

Enter the never-before-seen and elite world of personal shopping, where there are no limits to what one will do to find the perfect wardrobe for their rich, famous, powerful and often high-maintenance clients. Lifetime’s all-new series "Million Dollar Shoppers" features these fashion tastemakers and trendsetters going to great extremes to deliver the best pieces to their glamorous clients while delivering an in-home shopping experience known only by a select few. "Million Dollar Shoppers" will premiere on Thursday, October 10, at 10:30pm ET/PT, immediately following "Project Runway," before moving to its regular time slot at 10:00pm on October 24.

Providing a revealing look into the exclusive world of the affluent, each episode of "Million Dollar Shoppers" will feature three personal shoppers who make their living on the hunt for the most coveted fashion splurges for their wealthy clients.


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Posted Oct 17, 2013 @ 11:48 PM

Wasn't Jennifer Gilbert on the Real Housewives of New York one season?

 

She should never expose her personality to the public in such a formun again....such aggressiveness.

 

Wow...watched with me daughter and it was a good teaching arena of how not to behave with other people.


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Posted Oct 17, 2013 @ 11:57 PM

OMG Seriously! That woman has a face for radio. One who looks like that should really concentrate on being as nice as possible. Add that to those nasty young women, Barbie was right about the ettiquette book. All that said, I love this show. Car crash that you can't look away.


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Posted Oct 17, 2013 @ 11:57 PM

 

Wasn't Jennifer Gilbert on the Real Housewives of New York one season?

Yes, they let her go because she was dull.

 

I think she may have been let go because she was a real pain in the ass for the RHNYC filming/production crew to deal with.


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Posted Oct 17, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

Money does not buy class that is for sure! Who shushes a grown woman? Jennifer looked familiar, real housewives is right I think. Too tight, too much boob, too short, too much bling, for all of these ladies. 

 

I would love a personal shopper, but dang, these women were horrible.


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 1:54 AM

Jennifer had a terrible shape, straight up and down, with broad shoulders. None of the clothes looked good on her, because she obviously has no idea about how to dress her shape. She was hateful. And Alisa Maria, 1.5 million in shoes? Makes me sick. But I do love this show. So totally over the top. I have a very gay friend, and he can't watch it, makes him want to break the TV. LOL  I like to see how the other half lives, and then thank my lucky stars that while I may be poor, I can shop for myself, and manage to look good. No designer names, imagine that. What was Alisa Maria's means of support? Did I miss it? Or was it tactfully not mentioned? And turning up your nose at vintage, because it is used and dirty? Puhleeze.


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 7:51 AM

I admire Amy's restraint - TV show or no TV show, job or no job, I would have LOST it on Jennifer. What a disgusting human being. Was anyone else incredibly uncomfortable when she grabbed Amy's hand and squeezed, and Amy said, "You're squeezing me kind of hard." "I know. I'm not happy." What the hell was THAT??

I'm over the bratty teenage girls having the final word - that was the case in the last episode, too. You can just see the next generation of spoiled, entitled assholes being oh-so-gently reared. 

That said, of course I'll watch more. 


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:38 AM

Totally agree, Minerva Moon. If I were Amy there's no way I would have been able to bite my tongue during the wrist grabbing, but what really would have pushed me over the edge was the shushing. Are you kidding me? That's a rude way to deal with a five-year-old, let alone a professional that you've hired.

 

The clients are batshit insane, but some of the stylists are equally absurd. Barbet's voice and squealy mannerisms drive me nuts, so I had a little bit of schadenfreude that she was the one stuck with the "glam squad". (And is her name pronounced Bar-BAY, Bar-BIE, or Bar-BETTE? Because honestly, I heard all three at various times last night).

 

I do love the male half of the duo shoppers, though. (Gregg? Glenn?) I would seriously pay him to hang out with me and make snarky comments all day.


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 9:57 AM

I couldn't stand Bar-BAY/Bar-BIE either. Her never finishing words was really excessive. Who really says "We're going on a mish" and "This is exquiz?" She looks way too old to be saying these things- and speaking of Real Housewives, at times she reminded me of Luann (maybe because of the deep voice?)


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:16 AM

Love this show because it is delivering a very high percentage of clothing porn. The ridiculous storylines are incidental to the clothing so I can live with it.

 

I wonder why someone like Jennifer Gilbert would want to go on television and portray herself as such a horrible person. Is she deluded enough to think that her behavior as well as her requirements portrayed her in some kind of favorable "klassy" way? At least the women who are being portrayed as over the top and slightly tacky are comfortable with that so the image shown isn't going to impact them negatively but why would a NY businesswoman want to be shown on an obscure reality show as a cheap bitch - and not even get to cross-promote her businesses - seems like a lose - lose for her.

 

While all of the storylines are contrived of course, the Gilbert one was beyond ridiculous. Someone who doesn't pay retail doesn't employ a personal shopper who works on a commission. They befriend sales associates at stores who tell them about upcoming sales and put away items when they go on sale; they buy at sample sales and/or they have friends in the "business" who cut them a deal - assuming of course they don't actually shop sales themselves. 


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

Wow - Heather was such a bitch to her daughter. Whatever the daughter does, please choose a college far, far away from Mommy Dearest. Learn to accept you will never have the unconditionally loving, never happy, non-competitive mommy. 

Heather - if your event is tomorrow, shouldn't you be concentrating on removing that mustache from your upper lip? It's not always about the booty and breasts. Just saying.


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

I know Barbet has 4 kids, but I'm still trying to figure out if she once used to be a male?


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

Speaking of Heather, I'm still scratching my head as to how they planned to alter the bustier that clearly didn't have enough material to cover her breasts. Was "alter" just a polite way of saying "go back and exchange for a larger size that actually fits?"


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

Amy should have fired Jennifer as a client after the first meeting. No paying retail + shushing = no commission ever no matter how much you do. I wonder if Lifetime made her keep the client because in the real world people do the calculus of time and returns and fire clients even without a full roster.
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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:43 AM

Amy should have fired Jennifer as a client after the first meeting. No paying retail + shushing = no commission ever no matter how much you do. I wonder if Lifetime made her keep the client because in the real world people do the calculus of time and returns and fire clients even without a full roster.

 

 

These aren't real clients - they were cast by whoever is producing the show. While the people aren't reading lines, the casting department is aware of the general persona the "client" is going to assume and/or project.

 

Unless it's part of the story line, no one is going to be fired or leave. There was no reason for Amy to fire Jennifer for her behavior or ridiculous demands because it was all part of the storyline. My question - as I posted above - is why a professional New York woman would want to portray herself in such an unflattering manner. Certainly she could have been cast without being quite so awful and ridiculous.

 

In real life, there would never have been any client relationship based on the criteria -  stylists are not going to spend a day or more pulling looks for $100 or $200 - 10% commission on a $2000 outfit let alone for $50 on a $500 "bargain. They either want clients who are buying significant quantities - i.e. for "private" women, a personal stylist will pull a whole wardrobe for Fall and Spring and the client will make a significant buy. In general, a stylist is not going to dress someone for one occasion, unless they feel the person is actually going to become a client and bring major business or the client is famous and so the stylist will get word of mouth business for dressing a red carpet event.

 

No one can stay in business if they spend all day to make $100 or $200.

 

And the absolute icing on the cake is the ridiculous demand that she wouldn't alter a garment - WTF? Everyone I know has their clothing altered some of the time - especially for a higher end purchase. While I can understand why you wouldn't want to have something significantly modified, any decent stylist will say that good tailoring will make even relatively inexpensive clothing look better and a poor fit will make expensive clothing look bad.


Edited by celinenano, Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:46 AM.

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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 1:16 PM

I watched this show on a lark since it came on after Project Runway, and I was just appalled at the incredibly bad behavior, especially by Jennifer.  I was curious about the shopping part and looked forward to seeing nice clothes and accessories and was hoping they would focus more on that.  I thought both Heather and Alisa Marie? were both tacky, wannabe-porn-star dressers.  I found Barbet very annoying and not very likable, but the rest of the shoppers were fine.  The guy could use a shave, though.  

 

When I half-watched the commercial for this show during Project Runway, I thought Kelly Clarkson was going to be one of the wealthy clients.  Turns out that was Amy, Jennifer's shopper.  Amy and Kelly could be sisters.  Kelly would have been a lot more fun to shop for than these three women.


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 3:36 PM

Can someone clarify the 10% commission?  Is it being charged on top of the total price?  Or is the 10% being taken out of the total?  And if the 10% is taken out of the total, how does that work?  Do the personal shoppers establish relationships with the stores which allow them to take 10% of the store's margins?  I find the logistics of this very confusing...


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 4:09 PM

Scarlett627, the 10% is what the shoppers are paid. So if they get a client to buy 6,000. worth of merchandise, they receive 600. dollars as their pay for their services. So Amy made zilch, when she had to cope with a physically and verbally abusive client. That is why they pull a huge amount of stuff to show, hoping the client will buy lots of the goods. I am highly disgusted by the clients in general. Such classless, tacky women. And ye gods, what a bunch of idiots. They seem to have no jobs, yet they cannot shop for themselves. I know it is highly scripted, and we are being played. But I still will watch it. And the shopper's name is Barbet, but she calls herself Barbie. But seriously, who didn't LOL when Gregg said, "Careful, there's grass"?


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 7:11 PM

I love Barbet. She has great comedic timing and is funny. And I love Gregg and his heels and dresses and purses. He's funny too.


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 7:12 PM

I love this show. It's fake, campy, and full of beautiful clothes. Gregg Asher can come to my next party.


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Posted Oct 18, 2013 @ 7:43 PM


I love this show. It's fake, campy, and full of beautiful clothes. Gregg Asher can come to my next party.

 

 

 

 
I am in complete agreement - it's what Zoe and Brad should have been. The Dukes of Melrose was more like this show because it had more emphasis on the clothing and the two guys didn't seem to need to have storyline that got in the way of the show as much as Zoe's and Brad's shows did.
 
May this show have many seasons with the same structure - lots of clothing - relatively little story with no clothing involved.

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Posted Oct 19, 2013 @ 7:30 AM

While I enjoy the show, it obviously has a formula (client and shopper disagree! will they ever see eye-to-eye?!?) which may start to annoy me, especially since it seems like they intentionally bring the clients some 'dud' clothes to stir the drama. For example, snotty as the Glam Squad was, OF COURSE they aren't going to like the vintage cocktail dress - the client specifically asked for a long runway dress. A long vintage dress would be one thing, but it's hardly shocking that the client gave the stinkeye to something that's the complete opposite of what she asked for, especially if it's the first thing out of the box. Ditto to that godawful black and white sequined caftan mess that was the first thing shown to the woman traveling to France. OF COURSE she's going to react in horror - she isn't Mrs Roper. I'm surprised Gregg could even keep a straight face presenting that fugly thing as an actual option. It looks like he raided Dorothy Zbornak's closet.
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Posted Oct 19, 2013 @ 7:44 AM

I don't mind the obviously ridiculous setups because at least I am looking at clothing which is different than other shows in which the fake and boring drama doesn't involve clothing that is on view.


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Posted Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:55 PM

 

And the absolute icing on the cake is the ridiculous demand that she wouldn't alter a garment - WTF?

The thought that popped into my head when she said that was because she wants to be able to re-sell the garments on the secondary market. An unaltered designer dress, like new, will sell better and be accepted by high end secondary retailers.  

 

She doesn't fool me with her schtick. She's on a tight budget and can only show off because of sample sales and reselling things.

 

And what is with the small number of things these stylists are showing clients? 3 or 4 outfits to choose from? A good stylist would be able to offer more.  A small choice, yes, but like 6 or 7  or more things. 


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Posted Oct 19, 2013 @ 9:00 PM

The slam squad were obnoxious. And how old do you think Alisa Maria is? Her daughters looked to be in their late 20's, and were all plastic surgery addicts. That white dress looked terrible on her and really showed how bad her fake boobs look.

Sorry, but I don't get guys like Greg. He's nothing but a terrible characature. The beard paired with all women's clothing is just too weird for me.

Amy's client was a bitch and she wasn't honest about her size. And the reason she won't alter is because she'll try and take it back after wearing it or she'll take it to consignment.
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Posted Oct 19, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

Sheet moss, I agree that Barbet really sounds as if she was born a male. Maybe she adopted her children. I don't like her shortening of words -- mish, exquiz -- but I like her own look, way of dressing. It reminds me of Audrey hepburn's style.

Jennifer Gilbert is a c---. Maybe she hopes she will get her own tv show if she comes across as this obnoxious. Tabitha got one.
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Posted Oct 19, 2013 @ 10:37 PM

I think it is a fun show but I agree that Greg and his women's clothes just looks ridiculous. Hated the Jennifer woman and I would have walked out the first time she shushed me, show or no show. I hate how bitchy some of these women are. 

 

I agree it makes no sense that these shoppers would shop for one luncheon or one event. They are sometimes make two or three trips to earn $100 or less? I would also think a woman who is very, very, picky and only needs only dress could just shop online or do her own shopping. I think a personal shopper would be more useful in getting a cruise or vacation wardrobe (which they kind of did, but the shoppers only brought a few things), or perhaps bringing in a fall/winter group of clothes.

 

I find Barbet scary; men's voice, overly skinny and weird jerky mannerisms.


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Posted Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

I'm so confused by the personal shoppers...if someone wants to look like a skank, get them the skankly clothes!! It was obvious the poker woman would love the Herve Leger dress as opposed to the zebra thing. Likewise, there was no way in hell she would like that weird fringed bathing suit.  They could have chosen a one piece that was sexy and appealing (if they were trying to convince her to get a one piece even though she specifcally wanted bikinis).

 

And why did Barbet bring Alisa Marie some vintage stuff she clearly wouldnt like?

 

Either they don't listen to their clients, or it's just for drama's sake.

 

In any event, I love this show! Love the clothing porn.  The clients are horrible entitled bitches. Count me in!


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Posted Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:52 AM

This is all just for the story but I don't mind as the stories don't get in the way of clothing since there is a higher percentage of air time devoted to clothing - and even the story lines have a lot of clothing attached. 

 

As with most reality shows, one has to suspend disbelief because this is not the way stylists operate - at least the ones who are actually in the business. Typically, they assemble a lot of wardrobe choices for wealthy or upper class women and there is enough purchased in one day to make it economically worthwhile.

 

Or, high end stores will have a personal shopper who will assemble clothing. Typically you don't have to buy as much to make it feasible since the in-store stylist is collecting a salary and also doesn't have to spend as much time assembling the choices since they are in the store - or can be obtained by calling the design house.

 

It's not much different than hiring an interior decorator - for example. Almost no interior decorator will take a job unless it is large enough to make the work worthwhile. Unless you have a standing relationship with the decorator, they will not advise you on the purchase of a sofa. However, if you go to a high end furniture store like Bloomingdales or some others, they will "design" for you when you purchase items. This was quite common a generation ago as my mothers and aunts all used this when they did their homes.


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Posted Oct 23, 2013 @ 6:08 AM

I'm almost immune to the rude, entitled reality TV "divas." They try so hard to appear wealthy and imperious, but they are all the same and blend together. I hardly notice them, although the shusher was uncommonly obnoxious. How comforting to know that there are children learning adult behaviors from these nasty idiots.

 

If I had to grovel for a dollar to these deluded freaks, I'd find another job fast. I kind of like Barbet, but it's painful to watch her swallow her pride and gamely take the crap from her clients. Agree she needs to stop the cutesy language and dramatic arm movements.

 

Sorry, but I don't get guys like Greg. He's nothing but a terrible characature. The beard paired with all women's clothing is just too weird for me.

 

 

He looks like he just crawled out of bed and he's unkempt. His patter isn't charming or funny. The other half of that duo seems to be doing all the work.


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