I have previously shared my love of Stitch Fix, a company where a stylist (i.e. someone who is more fashionable than me) sends you clothes in the mail that you get to try on and send back or purchase. For a while Stitch Fix was the only company that offered this service (at least to my knowledge), but recently I tried a newer one– Trunk Club.
Trunk Club is another personal stylist company, but the major difference is that you get to keep the same stylist for each trunk. When it was time to order my trunk, my stylist, Gretchen, and I chatted on the phone. She asked me questions about what I do at work, in my free time, clothes I like and about my general body type. After we spoke, Gretchen put together a trunk of 15 items for me, which I was able to review and comment on prior to the trunk shipping.
Once I reviewed my trunk, it was shipped and on my doorstep within a few days. I loved that the box the items arrived in was not just a cardboard box, but a brand specific trunk. When I opened the trunk, everything was neatly wrapped and included a note from my stylist and some make-up samples.
Inside my trunk were 12 items I reviewed previously (a trunk comes with 15 items, but I declined 3 things when I reviewed my trunk.) Right away I pulled each of the items out and started trying them on with jewelry and other clothing items I already owned. The clothes are the brands sold at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack so they were high quality and varied in price.
Some of the things I loved! This Eliza J lace dress was just beautiful- I couldn’t take selfies or a picture that really does it justice. Also, it has pockets, which is every girl’s dream. I also loved the navy blue shirt with a simple rear tie– I thought the cut was flattering but it was pure silk (high maintenance & expensive). I also liked the black flats and this patterned waterfall blouse, but they were too big. The black shift dress was so comfortable, but I felt like it wasn’t very flattering since there was no shape to it.
Other items in the box were misses for various reasons– some were too big (white jeans), others too short (skater skirt) or just not my style (black pants). Ultimately, I opted to return everything in my box.
The great thing about Trunk Club is that you only pay for what you keep. There is not a fee for styling or shipping either way. You have 10 days to try things on and decide what you’d like to keep or return. Like other styling sites, you check out online and tell what you liked or didn’t like about each item so the stylist can tailor the next box to even better suit you.
I loved how easy it was to use Trunk Club and greatly prefer shopping at home to actually trying to find clothes in the store. While I didn’t keep anything this time, I’ll schedule another box soon! I love that there is no risk in scheduling a box, which is a great perk! Also, Trunk Club offers stylists for men as well as women. If you’re looking for a better way to shop for clothes try Trunk Club.
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