The intu Lakeside Personal Stylist Experience | & GIVEAWAY

The new stylish Customer Lounge
The new stylish Customer Lounge


         Stylish and Comfortable seating area


                  Personal Stylist Carlene Noel


I’ve shopped at intu Lakeside in Essex  for many year’s and since my most recent visit I have noticed the new make over and I love it. You can read all about intu Lakeside shopping centre here. Intu Lakeside has alway’s been my favourite shopping centre, I would travel from London to intu Lakeside most weekend’s and since living in Essex I’m afraid the visit’s have increased. The food court on Level 3 has had a re-vamp and now has ‘Five Guy’s Burger’ , and Taco Bell (I’m such a foodie) and the 360 Champagne and Cocktails bar (this is something I would love to try). How can I not mention Mac! Mac cosmetic’s  has opened a store in Lakeside. 

Adding to the make over, Intu Lakeside has opened a brand new experience called ‘Customer Lounge’ and did you know that Intu Lakeside also has a personal Stylist experience – free? No me neither, maybe this was because they were on level 3 and tucked away. The stylist is now in the bright and welcoming customer lounge on level 1 (opposite Primark).

The customer lounge offer’s you the time to relax after a long day of shopping, I was surprised to see TV’s, use of free tablets and wi-fi, perfect for your partner if your husband is like mine who hates shopping and would rather  chill and relax. It also has a free phone charging section where you can charge your mobile phone’s in a safe locker (I love this idea). Another service the lounge offer’s is a click and collect. If your like me and sometime’s need to rush in and out – you can shop online and collect it from the lounge, you can even collect your ASOS parcel’s. I must admit this really impressed me.




I was invited down to the customer lounge to meet the very experienced and lovely Carlene and her welcoming co-worker Ibby. I was greeted with a glass of prosecco and gorgeous cupcake’s. Meeting Carlene and Ibby I found them to be approachable, attentive and they knew what they were talking about. Carlene talked about her experience working at Selfridges and you could see the passion she has for her job.  “I love seeing my customer’s smile and walk away happy”. Ibby talked about her love and passion for fashion and her experience with working at Zara for many year’s. 




What does the stylist lounge include?

They offer an independent stylist service which includes a 30 minute consultation followed by 90 minutes of shopping with myself or Ibby. Carlene explained that they’ve  had people come in for prom’s, wedding’s, mother of the bride, mum’s who have lost weight after having a baby and wanting to change their wardrobe, or men looking for clothes for work.

If you’re looking for a re-vamp, or accessories for an outfit or even to found out what style’s work better with your body shape Carlene and Ibby are the one’s to see. 


Carlene and Ibby were keen to explain that the service they offer is free, there is no minimum amount you need to spend and you do not pay the stylist anything as they are both employed by Intu Lakeside.


You can contact Carlene or Ibby to book a free appointment.



I have teamed up with intu Lakeside and we are giving one of you lucky reader’s the chance to win a £25 intu Lakeside Gift Card to spend. Exciting! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

The competition will be running from Tuesday 17th March 2015 to Friday 3rd April 2015. Good Luck.

Remember to leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway. 


Stacey x

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2 thoughts on “The intu Lakeside Personal Stylist Experience | & GIVEAWAY

  1. What a fab place! Great that you can collect your ASOS parcels there too — although that would probably be quite a dangerous option for me!! 😉

    It’s a real shame I don’t live closer — this sounds like such a great service. Brilliant that they’ll help you choose clothes according to your body shape. Amazing that it’s free too. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

    Caro |

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