Personal Shoppers Need More Resources
The rise of the “Stylist” has revolutionized retail sales over the past decade. A world of 30,000+ stylists have the potential to be incredibly valuable to the retail industry, but lack the tools to start, grow and scale successfully.
Garmentier was founded in 2018 by professional Stylist and retail veteran Lisa Bubes who recognized the potential for personal shoppers to change the retail world through an entirely new direct sales model. With their own books of business and the right resources, independent personal shoppers can bring a whole new channel to retail marketing.
“The secret sauce has been and always will be people - the human touch. It’s time for us to enable those people to provide a great experience for consumers - across retailers and brands.”
- LISA BUBES, FOUNDER // CEO
LISA BUBES, FOUNDER // CEO
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER, B.A., PHILOSOPHY & BUSINESS
Growing start-up businesses is Lisa’s passion, and she lives and breathes the styling world. From her beginnings running designer sample sales to helping build Trunk Club as their 9th employee in 2010, Lisa has always been on a quest to innovate through direct sales and experiential commerce. Lisa’s passion for styling, training, sales, and technology led her to found Garmentier and pave the way for Stylists to come.
HOMETOWN: Denver, Colorado
LISA IRL: You can find Lisa traveling to LA or NYC, listening to the same old music on repeat, hanging with family, or shopping (always)!
JEFF HOOD Stylist & Custom Development Manager
Southern Methodist University, B.B.A. Markting
Jeff has been in the retail and custom clothing industries since 2013 holding positions in the trifecta of sales, training, and management. Over that time he has gathered experience from both clientele and vendors across the country and overseas. Jeff's daily motivation is delivering the best experience directly to his clients and the team he works with.
HOMETOWN: Dallas, TX
JEFF IRL: Jeff loves running and staying active, and is always on the hunt for great Texas BBQ and NY style pizza. A fun fact about Jeff is that he was on the show Barney & Friends as a child!.
CHRIS WILLIFORD, TEAM COORDINATOR
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, MFA
Chris's strong background in customer service and experience in the creative world make him a perfect fit for the Garmentier team. Chris propels the growth of the Garmentier brand while providing dedicated support to every personal stylist using our platform.
HOMETOWN: Dallas, Texas
CHRIS IRL: Chris has a studio where he pursues his talent for textile-based collage art, loves shopping at his favorite consignment stores, and is always searching for the perfect dirty martini
JACLYN BEATTIE, STYLIST DEVELOPMENT
Wayne State University, B.A. Fashion Design & Merchandising
Jaclyn has a strong sales and retail background and loves being a connecter within the community. She thrives on supporting Stylists, introducing individuals to one another and seeing businesses grow from the technology solutions Garmentier has created for them. Jaclyn loves the B2B aspect of her role in combination with still being able to work with her own clients in a Stylist capacity (www.jaclynbeattie.com). She empowers independent personal shoppers on a daily basis to make the most of their time through Garmentier, and helps to form our community nationwide.
HOMETOWN: Troy, MI
JACLYN IRL: Jaclyn is energetic, loves Boston, and loves live music! When she's not at a concert it's guaranteed she's trying to find a way to get in her 10,000 steps.
BREE QUIACHON, Marketing intern
Columbia College Chicago, B.A. Fashion Business & Marketing
Bree’s background in fashion business and marketing make her a welcome addition to the Garmentier Team. Bree learns from our users and creates carefully curated contented to build Garmentier's brand among the Styling industry.
HOMETOWN: Elgin, IL
BREE IRL: When she is not working, Bree spends her free time shopping, finding the cutest and newest hotspots in Chicago with her friends/family, or writing for her fashion blog, www.breequiachon.com.
CHRISTINA KARMIK Marketing & Stylist Relations Intern
Depaul University, B.S. Marking
Christina’s background in retail sales and marketing allows her to make thoughtful contributions to the Garmentier Team. Christina aids in creating content which not only promotes and builds the brand but displays clear, concise communication from the Garmentier Team to our users.
HOMETOWN: Arlington Heights, IL
CHRISTINA IRL: When Christina has free time, she loves spending it with friends and family exploring Chicago, shopping, finding new restaurants, and tasting every new latte (coffee or matcha) she can find.
ALLISON TEN EYCK Stylist Operations Intern
Columbia College Chicago, B.A. Fashion Business
Allison has a background in Fashion business and styling which she utilizes as a Stylist Operations Intern. Allison uses her skills to assist in the operational side to ensure our personal stylist’s businesses run smoothly through the Garmentier Platform.
HOMETOWN: Lindenhurst, IL
CHRISTINA IRL: When she’s not working you can find Allison at a concert, spending time with friends and family, and shopping!