Based in Tampa, Florida, the La Perspective team is committed to the betterment of your business, personal style and home through our curated services of Business Consulting, Personal Shopping for Women, Personal Shopping for Men, and Home Styling. Translated in French as “The Perspective”, La Perspective was founded in 2016 by Heather Smith on the notion that everyone can use a pair of fresh eyes in their life.
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Heather has over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry. Always focused on the luxury side of the marketplace, she has served both wholesale and retail. While in Canada she worked with top retailers Leone, (recognized as one of North America’s leading fashion retail destinations), Escada and Holt Renfrew. Holt Renfrew is a chain of high-end department stores specializing in an array of luxury brands and designer boutiques often compared to Barneys and Neiman Marcus in the United States. Her thirteen year career at Holt Renfrew boasted twelve promotions culminating in her role as Director of Designer Womenswear. In that role she ran a fifty million dollar division leading the buying process for over a hundred designer collections including Armani, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana. Since relocating to the States, Heather was recruited to work with Canadian designer Dean Hutchinson as Director of Retail where she increased his company’s revenue by 30%. In addition she worked for Saks Fifth Avenue in their prestigious Fifth Avenue Club.
Most recently Heather led a team of forty five as General Manager of The Met for over five years. The Met Fashion House is a multi-generational lifestyle experience featuring exclusive collections from today’s most notable lines. Their assortment includes designer, luxury sportswear and elevated contemporary brands hand edited and merchandised resulting in an innovative yet wearable men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, fine jewelry and cosmetics assortment. The Met Day Spa & Salon is a world-class day spa and salon with a team of highly trained and experienced service providers, and prestige, high performance skin and hair care lines.
With La Perspective Heather Smith combines her years of experience in business and styling with a network of designers, wholesalers and retailers, and a family of dynamic individuals specializing in marketing and social media, accounting, tailoring and building trades all sharing a passion for outstanding customer service, quality, exceptional style and design. Please call or e-mail to discuss how our La Perspective family can best serve your needs and change your life.