Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series “In Conversation” where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion’s most influential business leaders.
Jack Zambakides, 24, was always entrepreneurial. From a young age, he started a cleaning business, a vintage clothes business and an electronics business – all of which failed. However, he went on to create ‘LS Personal Shopper’ using the overdraft from his student loan and within 18 months he managed to develop a business with a turnover exceeding £5 million per annum – achieving 10X growth over lockdown.
His clients include young Premier League footballers currently on duty with England for the Euros, including Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Reece James. There’s also England cricketer Sam Curran, You Tube sensation Chunkz, Towie star Georgia Kousoulou and Love Island favourite Laura Lou Crane.
LS Personal Shopper is an online retail collective who procure the rarest, most limited-edition clothes, watches, accessories and more from some of the world’s most sought-after brands, including Alexander McQueen, Nike, Adidas, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Jack recognised that the high-street had been destroyed by the online market and people no longer wanted to go to shops, but simultaneously people missed the human interaction that came with the shopping experience.
LS Personal Shopper builds up personal relationships with their shoppers in order to supplement their evolving needs and keeps them up to date with all the latest releases suited to their fashion sense.
He currently operates an appointment only showroom from Cobham, near Chelsea Football Club’s training ground, but the demand has been so overwhelming he is already lining up his next site – possibly in Knightsbridge – and it’s not uncommon for his clients to spend up to £10,000 ahead of going on holiday. In this episode of the ‘In Conversation’ podcast, Tom Bottomley, TheIndustry.fashion’s Contributing Editor gets Jack’s story so far.
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