Hello, I’m Annette Dresser, Personal Stylist and Senior Managing Partner for men’s luxury clothier, J.Hilburn.
Fortunately, I found my passion early in life and as result, I know a great deal about luxury clothing brands and what goes into them; but we’ll talk about that in a bit. Thank you for visiting me here and I really look forward to speaking with you personally!
I offer a service unlike any other and deliver true value, luxury mens clothing that is literally a third, to half the cost of retail. My service is a virtual full-service store that saves my clients both time and money. I’ve been in the fashion industry almost my whole life, starting full-time at Nordstrom right after college. I was a customer service “All-Star” my first year, then became a Buyer, Store Manager, and then Vice President for Nordstrom, opening stores throughout the country. I’ve seen what goes into making quality and successful brands—and I’m here to tell you, J.Hilburn has done just that, and more. I bring the same complete service to my clients with the quality and value of the J.Hilburn custom fit shirts and made to measure clothing from causal, to formal wear.
J.Hilburn has given me the opportunity and challenge of building my own fashion-related business in menswear. It is personally rewarding to have really satisfied clients and to be achieving success again. I have a renewed purpose and balance in my life. At one point in my career, I made a decision to stay home and take care of my boys and become very involved in my community. I feel it is very important to give back and support the Detlef Schrenpf Foundation, SAMA, CURE4TYPE1, the Bellevue Schools Foundation, and Bellevue High School. Now I’ve established a career that works alongside the important things in my life with flexibility and independence.
How I found J.Hilburn
They say there are no coincidences… Traveling to a wedding in Southern California, I was upgraded to first class at the last minute and reconnected with an old friend (Debra Juarez). As we started talking and sharing what we were up to, Debra said she had just gone through training with a company called, J.Hilburn. She said, “You’re the one that should be doing this.” An opportunity to own my own business, on my terms, in luxury mens fashion? My interest was piqued to say the least. Without over-thinking it, I went through training the following Saturday. Later on, other leaders within J.Hilburn (Julie Mallott, Christine Mattson and Cynthia Johnson) called me because my name was on the monthly leader board; Christine offered to take me under her wing (so to speak). We really connected and started brainstorming about building our businesses together.
A bit, just about me
I was born and raised in Seattle. I have two boys, one currently attending UCLA ,and one in high school. We are very active…a HUGE sports family who enjoys golf, skiing, basketball and football. All huge Seahawks fans. I’ve also played tennis my whole life, and was recruited for a Division One Tennis scholarship at UC Santa Barbara. I also play golf, ski and love shopping. Did I mention I love to travel? I also love music. All of this adds up to a pretty full life!
Me, men and J.Hilburn
My expertise and knowledge of fashion offers men a solid foundation for finding their own, personal style. My clients are excited about the way they look and feel, and I’ve seen how this newfound confidence changes their lives. They really get built up on a daily basis when people say to them, “Wow, you look different…you look great!” They do, I must say. And that’s really what I do as a Personal Stylist; I deliver men a renewed sense of style that saves them time and money. I’ve truly built their trust this way. If you asked them, they would say I’m high service and convenience, and that they trust my sense of style.
Where I serve my clients
I’m based in Washington, so I continue to serve clients anywhere in Bellevue and Seattle. I also have guys in Los Angeles, Southern California, New York, and Sun Valley. I actually have a network of Personal Stylists, so there really aren’t too many places I can’t maintain clientele. This really is a business of personal service and I love to connect people, so I promise, men, you’ll be in good care. If you’ve just found me, there are places around my site where we can make contact; one of those places is right here:
Maybe you are interested in selling J.Hilburn?
The flexibility and freedom of becoming an independent Personal Stylist can offer you a perfect balance of work and personal life. If you have a penchant for quality menswear and like working closely with a variety of people, this could be a real opportunity to shape a new and exciting career. Even part time, this is a great way to earn some extra income. Work as hard as you want, or as little as you want, and maintain your flexibility and independence while offering clients something really amazing. Read ahead here and see how you can get started.