[Chicago Slices raw: Personal Shopper #2]

Raw footage for "Chicago Slices," a series documenting life in and around Chicago. Skip Blumberg continues to interview Linda Jarnig, a "Personal Touch" sales person about shopping for people who don't have time to shop for themselves. This is a continuation of footage from a previous tape.

00:00Copy video clip URL The video begins with footage from inside a fitting room at Nordstrom Department Store in Oak Brook, Illinois. Personal Shopper Linda Jarnig assists her client, Amy Mealins, in trying on a number of different dresses. Blumberg, Jarnig, and Mealins talk about the various dresses, Mealins’ shopping habits, and her clothing tastes. This lasts for a good portion of the tape.

12:40Copy video clip URL Jarnig talks about the price range for party dresses at the store. She says that prices start at about $150 and can rise into the thousands. Jarnig then shows Mealins some of the more casual items picked out for her. Mealins tries on a few of the items. This lasts for several minutes.

21:14Copy video clip URL Mealins pays for the clothing she has decided to purchase before leaving the store. Blumberg moves on to gather more footage of the inside of the store.

23:52Copy video clip URL The Nordstrom pianist has a little girl assist him in playing a lullaby on the piano, and Blumberg takes a few different shots from the escalator.

25:55Copy video clip URL Jarnig assists Blumberg in buying a new pair of slacks. Blumberg lays out his preferences for Jarnig, who quickly gets to work in finding Blumberg the perfect pair of slacks. The camera follows the two as they travel through the Men’s section gathering items for Blumberg.

33:59Copy video clip URL The tape cuts to footage from inside the fitting rooms. Blumberg looks at his slacks in the mirror, but is not pleased with any of them. He cites some of his reasons for not liking the clothing. One of the pairs provided him with a little too much crotch room; another made him look too big in his mid-section. He goes on to try his luck with a few pairs of shirts.

35:34Copy video clip URL Blumberg steps out of the fitting rooms to get Jarnig’s opinion on one of the shirts he’s tried on. Blumberg ask Jarnig if she has ever used a personal shopper. Jarnig responds, “You know, I really haven’t. I know the store so well that I know everything I want, plus I’m very picky.” Blumberg then moves on to gather more footage of the store’s interior.

38:09Copy video clip URL Blumberg and Jarnig say goodbye, and Jarnig ushers Blumberg over to the cosmetics section to speak with her daughter, Nikki, who also works at the store. Nikki assists a customer in buying lip liner.

40:05Copy video clip URL The tape cuts to footage from inside of Blumberg’s car as he leaves the mall. Blumberg gathers a few exterior shots of Nordstrom and the surrounding area before the tape ends.

42:07Copy video clip URL Tape ends.


1 Comment

  1. Rene'e Bruske says:

    The day after graduating from Edina-Morningside Sr. High School in 1965, I moved out of state with my family. I lost contact with my best friend (Linda Zillo, who was dating Kent Jarnig at that time). Is this Personal Touch Salesperson (Linda Jarnig at Nordstrom) my long lost friend? Any assistance will be most appreciated. Thank-you.

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