Retail Therapist takes stress out of shopping abroad



3 September 2009


From Thursday 22 November British travellers will be able to seek the advice of the world's first Retail Therapist, offering insider secrets on tackling the shopping havens of New York and Dubai, courtesy of private jet style airline Silverjet.

Silverjet’s independent Retail Therapist is Lucia Van Der Post, luxury guru, columnist and author of "Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me" who will be calling upon decades of retail expertise and solving the nation's shopping dilemmas to provide a tailor-made retail prescription for all Silverjet customers.

Lucia will use her expert knowledge to find perfect Christmas presents, the best January sales bargains, offer guidance on sizing, the ins and outs of tax declaration and knowing whether or not something is a good deal. Lucia comments "Without insider knowledge the international shopping experience can be daunting- many of us come back with unwanted gifts and a hefty credit card bill and miss out on the very best of what each destination has to offer."

The Retail Therapist will be a free service* for all passengers on private jet style airline Silverjet to New York and Dubai** and everyone using it will be allowed a third 32kg suitcase in the hold on the return leg- giving them a luggage allowance of 96kg***.

Lawrence Hunt, CEO Silverjet comments "With the exchange rate hitting a 26 year low there's never been a better time to shop in New York or Dubai (where the Dirham is pegged to the Dollar). We're seeing record numbers of customers heading out to snap up a bargain or choosing to combine a business trip with some Christmas shopping. Lucia's eminently stylish counsel will complement our private jet experience- particularly for those who want to avoid any shopping disasters."

To take advantage of the service customers simply email retailtherapist@flysilverjet.com with their flight reference and Lucia will compile a personalised guide to the city's shopping delights. Customers are invited to include inforamtion such as their likes and dislikes, budget, hobbies and interests to help Lucia compile the perfect bespoke itinerary.

Alternatively, for customers searching for the perfect Christmas gift without the time to travel, Silverjet is offering everyone who books a flight over the festive season a limited edition Links of London Silver Ticket.

Each silver plated ticket comes in a beautiful presentation box, making them an ideal gift for a loved one. Friends and family will love Silverjet’s 30-minute check-in, private terminal with dunhill den, pre-bookable menus from legendary London restaurant Le Caprice and 6ft 3 inch flat beds, with prices from £999 return.

This offer applies to anyone flying with Silverjet between 22nd November and 31st January 2008, regardless of when their flight was booked.

* Emails will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
** In November and December Lucia will advise on trips to New York, and from January she will advise on trips to both New York and Dubai.
*** Extra 32kg bag allowed into the hold (currently two 32kg bags permitted) for those travelling between 22nd November 07 and 31 January 08


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