Shop Before the Drop: Splurging, pre–fiscal cliffPhoto by Naoya Fujii

Shop Before the Drop: Splurging, pre–fiscal cliff

Natalie Decleve is a personal stylist with an hourly rate starting at $250. “I was with a client of mine at Barneys recently,” she says. The client, a finance guy, was refreshing his wardrobe to the tune of $19,000. The doings in Washington were his justification for the spree.