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Looking for a job where you get to shop all the time, tell people what to wear, and spend somebody else's money? Though this may seem to describe the life of the personal shopper, it's not quite accurate. For one thing, personal shoppers don't get to shop all the time; they will be spending some time in stores and browsing catalogs, but they're often looking for something very specific and working as quickly as they can. And they do not so much tell people what to wear as teach them how to best match outfits, what colors suit them, and what styles are most appropriate for their workplaces. Yes, personal shoppers spend someone else's money, but it's all for someone else's closet. So, if you're not too disillusioned, read on: Working as a personal shopper may still be right for you.