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À La Mode's clients come from all different walks of life, industries, and backgrounds. Moonlighting from working with executives, parents, doctors, students, business owners, retirees, and so many more, we have no "typical client." So no matter your situation, À La Mode is always ready to help with your style needs!


"I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have no idea the freedom it is to get ready and have an outfit already ready - to feel comfortable and cute and put together!! Of course I'm getting compliments like crazy everywhere I go! Thank you so much for making this happen!" -Anna

"Since I was new to this service, I hired a competitor as well just for comparison, which really made your already excellent service really stand out more. Kathy was so far beyond her in terms of professionalism, value, and quality. You guys really go the extra mile, which is not true for other personal shoppers at similar hourly rates.  Kathy made me feel comfortable, not putting pressure on me to shop beyond my means. It really meant a lot to me and was in stark contrast to my experience with the other non- À la mode shopper." - Terri


"You have really changed my life-- how I feel about myself, how I see myself, and my confidence. Meeting with you was truly one of the most significant things I have ever done and I am so, so grateful that you are remarkably skilled. I just couldn't believe how many things you grabbed fit perfectly and looked great. You are remarkable!" - Theresa

"It has been about three weeks since you provided me with my new clothes and a day has not gone by without someone commenting on my appearance.  I believe the clothes catch their eye and then they notice that I've slimmed down.  You did an excellent job of taking me out of the 90's and out of my comfort zone." -Anthony

"I would highly recommend working with Sydnie on the closet analysis and shopping trip. She really got to know my style and lifestyle first, then we went through everything in my closet. She showed me new outfit ideas for some old favorites and gave me ideas on what I could add. I've never had so much fun shopping, it was so efficient. I got tons of outfit ideas right there in the dressing room.  I haven't felt this put together since before I had kids!  Thank you Sydnie!" -Rebecca

"I signed up for the Wardrobe Overhaul and it was completely worth it. I was impressed with how easily Debi knew just what needed to be pulled from my closet, the advice she gave for new combinations and how she just seemed to know exactly what I needed to add.  I had a hard time explaining my personal style, but she nailed it.  The shopping experience was one I will remember.  Debi knew right where to go to make the most of our time at each store.  Her high energy made it easy.  After shopping I found it easy to pull even more out of my closet based on all Debi taught me while we were shopping. I am a simple person and hesitated even signing up for a closet and shopping make over, it seemed too much of a luxury.  But boy, am I glad I did it, well worth it.  I look forward to shopping again with Debi in the spring." -Maureen

"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I could not be happier with the service I received from Kathy. I have never had a real ‘fashion sense’ and the fact that I am plus size – does not make it easier. Kathy walked me through my closet – for each piece of clothing I had, she told me why it looked great or why it needed to go. I learned so much from her and will forever be a smarter shopper.  I love my new, more tailored look – but more importantly, Kathy instilled a level of confidence in me and made me feel so good about myself. Thank you so much, Kathy!" - Jill

"Carly is absolutely wonderful! She is prompt, thorough, listens to her clients likes and dislikes and seems to pick up on the style I liked immediately. She is quick to help make decisions on purchases and always sends links to items I need to purchase. I cannot think of one thing to improve on. I will continue to recommend her to friends and acquaintances and I am certain I will be calling her in the future. " - Laura

"Kathy was awesome! I can’t say enough about how helpful she was. On a scale of 1-10 she was a 15! " - Kay

"Our session was so much fun and enjoyable ---- it was like spending time with Stacey and Clinton (What Not to Wear) but so much better because it was in the privacy, convenience and "safe harbor" of my own home and bedroom. Such fun. If you want to truly treat yourself and spend a bit of time just on you, choose À La Mode.   Your closet and self confidence will thank you big time." - Diane"


"Carly is so comfortable to work with- which is saying a lot when you’re in your own closet! Her recommendations were very clear and gently delivered. I learned so much in our first session and Carly sent a well-organized summary with many links to where to buy online the next day. I'm looking forward to another appointment to purchase for fall/winter and know I'll be avoiding costly mistakes with her organized help. Thanks Carly!!!" -Linda 


"I liked how Sydnie was very enthusiastic about her job, she was very productive, and taught me some things about men's fashion. Highly recommend her!"

"I can't say enough wonderful things about Kathy Banta and À La Mode. I needed to update my work wardrobe, and was looking for very particular things. Kathy is upbeat, fun, energetic, and kept us on task. And even better, the whole time it felt like I was shopping with my best girlfriend. I feel like I have much more knowledge about how certain clothes fit my body type, as well what kinds of styles, cuts and colors look best on me. She also picked out, and put together pieces I would have never thought of on my own. Kathy really cares about your experience, and making sure you get everything you need in order to feel good about your body, and your new clothes. I would highly recommend Kathy. You will not be disappointed!" -Sarah


"We recently spent the day with Debi at the Mall of America. First she met with me and helped me acquire an entire fall French chic wardrobe. Then she met with each of my daughters and helped them get a few pieces and define their style.  Throughout the session, Debi was professional and approachable. Normally I dread shopping, but Debi helped me find flattering mix-and-match outfits easily while also teaching me some basics about shopping for my look.  I can't emphasize enough how much I learned from her, and how she boosted my confidence! We have talked about planning a similar trip in the spring season. (We are in Georgia.) If we are able to do so, we will definitely request Debi! Thank you for matching us with the best fashion expert for the job!!" -Katie


“Carly is fantastic. I always have such a great experience and won't shop without her!”


"Sydnie was lovely to work with during our consulting session. She really listened to what I was looking for in my needs and desires in my wardrobe. I appreciated how she processed through my existing clothes to create new outfits. Sydnie also took attention of my price range on I wanted to spend and really stuck to it. She made the experience one to remember " -Kara


"As I felt winter breathing, I dreaded it more for my meager, tired wardrobe than the ice and snow. I knew I looked sad and it translated into my persona. Having you do the closet analysis has turned out to be much more than a lark; it’s lifted a burden. The items tossed aside brought relief rather than disappointment and I’m quickly seeing what’s left in fresh and interesting ways.  I’m really excited to have come so far so quickly thanks to your guidance." -Gail

2010 - present

2010 - present

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