Based in Tampa, Florida, La Perspective is committed to the betterment of your business, personal style, and home through our curated services of Business Consulting, Personal Shopping for Men and Women, 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.
Heather has over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry. She began her business after relocating to South Tampa following a five year stint as General Manager in Sarasota with a luxury independent retailer, The Met-Fashion House, Day Spa & Salon (themetsarasota.com), and leading a team of 45. Prior to that she was a Personal Shopper for Saks Fifth Avenue’s esteemed Fifth Avenue Club (saksfifthavenue.com). Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Heather began her career working for the top specialty retailer Leone (leone.ca) and then moved on to the major luxury department store Holt Renfrew (holtrenfrew.com). Thirteen years and twelve promotions later, after serving as Personal Shopper to Holt Renfrew’s owner Hilary Weston, consistently surpassing top line sales and gross margin goals, leading the buying process for 150 designer collections such as Chanel, Armani, Jil Sander, and Dolce & Gabbana, Heather resigned from her role as Director of Designer Womenswear after being recruited to relocate to San Francisco, CA and work with Designer Dean Hutchinson (aboutdesigncorp.com) as Director of Retail Operations. Two years later, a desire for a warmer climate resulted in a move to Florida where she still resides.
Through La Perspective, Heather now brings her vast experience, drive and passion for success in the many areas of the luxury market to those seeking assistance in business development and personal styling.