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Trunk Club for Women Subscription Review – April 2017

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Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for both women and men. Similar to Stitchfix, subscribers fill out a detailed style profile which, in turn, your assigned stylist uses to handpick clothes, shoes, and accessories. There is a $25 styling fee which is credited towards whatever you decide to keep.

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The quality of this box is incredible! It looks like a suitcase trunk and is made of thick cardboard. There’s a handle at the top of the box which was great when carrying the box around my house.

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Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company, and they send similar brands that range in the $75-300 range. In the style profile, you can choose your preferred price range for each category (ie. $50-100, $100-200, or $200+)

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The items in this box are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Trunk Club may be completely different!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Trunk Club

The Cost: $25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep, plus the cost of whatever you keep. Shipping and returns are free.

The Products: Clothing, shoes, and accessories hand-selected by your stylist for you to try on at home

Ships to: Contiguous 48 states for free. Alaska and Hawaii (shipping and return fees apply)

Good to Know: Trunk Club carries sizes XS – 3X. Check out Anna’s plus size reviews here!

Also good to know: Trunk Club price matches “within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom.”

Check out all of our Trunk Club reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

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My box arrived with a packet of info and shipping materials for anything I decide to return.

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When I originally completed my style profile, I was matched to a stylist, Kaley. In January, we discussed my profile and I shared her on my Pinterest board for style inspiration! Last week, I chatted Kaley that I wanted to order another box and she sent me a preview of what she curated. At that point, I was able to remove items I already had similars of or that I didn’t foresee wanting and replacements were included.

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Here’s a list of what was sent, along with pricing if I decide to keep anything. They also sent instructions of what to do next, including providing Kaley feedback using their app.

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You are given five business days to try everything on and ship back whatever you do not want to keep. You can also ask for an extension if you need more time.

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On the back of the booklet is instruction for returning the items I don’t want to keep, along with a prepaid shipping label. I can drop my box back off at any UPS location, or I can schedule a free pickup through the Trunk Club app or website!

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Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace – Cost to keep: $65

This is the second month that Trunk Club has sent a piece of jewelry. I provided Kaley feedback last month that I like Kendra Scott as a brand, so I’m not surprised to see another piece from this collection. This month’s item also came in a nice branded pouch.

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This necklace is a lot daintier than what I normally wear but pretty. I’m not able to identify what the center stone is; it’s quite glittery and Nordstrom describes it as “iridescent drusy.” Glitter isn’t my normal style, so I would like this so much more in a natural stone.

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I’ve been wearing gold accented jewelry more often lately, but the silver is nice. Although there are a few extra links to adjust the length, the overall look is also shorter than what I normally wear. But I like it! It’s doubtful I’ll keep this necklace, but trying it on took me out of my comfort zone and I’m glad it was included.

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Steve Madden Getdown Sandal – Cost to keep: $59.95

Do these look familiar? I received the metallic gold colorway last month, and although cute, I didn’t foresee wearing that particular color often. So, when I provided feedback to Kaley, I mentioned that I noticed the blush colorway on Nordstrom’s site. Fast forward to this month’s box!

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Blush is one of my favorite colors and I absolutely love these so much more than the gold. The ruffles are suede and the overall shoe fits true to size and comfortable on. They are a definite keeper!

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Dolce Vita Lynnie Wedge Sandal – Cost to keep: $89.90 (original price $119.95)

I love shopping for shoes, so I gleamed when I saw the Dolce Vita shoe box! Inside were these strappy wedge sandals, perfect for summer. The shoe is made of black Nubuck leather that is laced up with a brown leather shoelace.

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This style would be so predictable as a flat sandal, so I like that the 2.5″ cork wedge elevates this style (literally). It is the perfect heel height and this sandal is very comfortable on.

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In addition to leggings, I can easily wear these with denim, shorts, and dresses – these really would be a summer win for my wardrobe. If they were still priced at 119.95, I would likely pass, but since they’re on sale, I’m more motivated to keep them!

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Paige Denim Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ankle Ultra Skinny Jeans – Cost to keep: $179

Regardless of summer quickly approaching, I am always in the market for denim. Although out of my normal price range, I am seriously considering this pair of Paige Denim. They fit like a glove. They are high waisted, so I feel really secure in the waist and hips. They have little distressing and straightforward pockets and zip fly, so nothing too crazy happening here. However, they would be a great investment in a classic pair of jeans.

Pleione Ruffled Peplum Back Top – Cost to keep: $42

Ah, this top is so my style! I have a short and thick-for-my-frame waist, so fitted tops usually look awkward on. That being said, I’m almost guaranteed to love a top with any kind of peplum or waist detail. And love this top, I do!

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The black fabric is sheer 100% polyester but feels better quality than a typical poly. The overall fit is loose, so perfect to pair with skinny denim or patterned leggings. The peplum waist starts at the side and wraps around the back. And for $42, it’s too good not to keep.

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Socialite High Neck Dress – Cost to keep: $34

Last month, I received a cute Socialite dress that I ultimately decided to return because the v-neck dipped a little to low for my liking. I’m so glad Kaley sent this other option after reading my feedback! The higher neckline is much more my style, along with the dress’ color. Similar to last month, I styled this dress with my beloved faux leather leggings, along with the Dolce Vita sandals and Kendra Scott necklace from this month’s box.

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This dress is made from the softest knit too. It is a blend of 96% rayon and 4% spandex, so the dress is nicely fitted on top but swings nicely at the tented bottom. And yay, pockets! This is a great summer basic for $34.

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Leith Kimono Jacket – Cost to keep: $79

I was immediately drawn to this floral print. It is a beautiful mix of bright pink and muted gray, tan and olive neutral tones. During the winter months, you can typically find me in a maxi cardigan, so it’s only fitting to transition my wardrobe with a spring kimono. And this white 100% rayon style is a really good quality. The kimono jacket comes with a fabric belt, but wearing it makes me feel like I have a robe on.

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I like this so much more unbelted. And although open, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip off, like some lightweight cardigans and kimonos can do. Kaley suggested pairing this with the Socialite dress, but here, I’m wearing it with an all-black ensemble of separates, along with my favorite booties, which give this outfit an edgy boho look.

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I really want to keep this despite the $79 price tag. However, the only thing holding me back are the sleeves. They’re 3/4 length and flared like you might expect from a kimono-style jacket, but I’m not totally convinced that look is right for me.

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Zella Kayla Mesh Inset Tank – Cost to keep: $45

Trunk Club sent me a couple Zella options last month too and although I’m glad they sent activewear again, I’m not sure the price point of this brand is for me. This tank is super basic and although it’s a soft knit comprised of 85% polyester and 15% spandex, I can’t justify spending $45 on a tank for the gym (when I go sparingly).

Zella “Keep it Cool” Leggings – Cost to keep: $48

These leggings are cute, super soft, and comfortable, but I try to attract the least amount of attention when exercising, and this color is too bold for my taste. Even so, they are a really nice quality and made of Zeltek, which is a lightweight, breathable fabric that wicks moisture. When comparing the two activewear items sent this month, I would definitely invest in these first based on quality vs. price.

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The tank top has two points of contrasting mesh (the back v and a horizontal stripe at the hem). The mix of fabric create interesting details, but I’m still not seeing the $45 value.

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There are top-stitched seams through these pants, which aim to support you while wearing a slimmer fitted pant.

Verdict: Well, it suffices to say that this month’s Trunk Club is going to be dangerous for my wallet, but in a good way! It is a well-rounded box filled with my true style and balanced price points. Kaley clearly listened to my feedback and sent me great replacement options and new styles to get me excited for the rest of spring and start to summer. I am definitely keeping the Steve Madden sandals, Pleione top, and Socialite dress, and considering the Dolce Vita sandals, Leith kimono, and Paige Denim jeans. Compared to Stitch Fix and Daily Look Elite, which I also receive, this month’s Trunk Club is definitely the most successful clothing box I have received yet!

For the $25 styling fee (which includes free shipping and returns), I feel Trunk Club is an easy process start to finish and a low-risk way to discovering high-quality brands and trends. You will definitely pay more out of pocket for the styles you keep, but you’re guaranteed Nordstrom brands.

What do you think of Trunk Club? What did you receive this month?

Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

8 Comments

  1. Wow!! That is a fantastic box, Sara! I especially love the blush sandals, the jeans and the black top. Such a good ‘basic with a twist’ piece.

  2. You MUST keep the wedges! They look great on you!

  3. those jeans look great on you. totally worth the $!

  4. That is called Druzy Quartz. It is a natural stone… it’s found inside a geode just like other quartz (amethyst, citrine etc.)… so pretty!

  5. I can’t believe that dress is only $34! And yay for those sandals in blush pink! 🙂

  6. I’m still obsessing over the necklace you got last month – just haven’t convinced myself yet that it’s okay to spend $80 on a necklace….

  7. I want that dress in every color! Looks so comfy and perfect for summer. And only $34 !

  8. I would totally be happy with red workout pants (not only do I wear bold colors when I work out, but the tops and bottoms rarely match…but then again, I am in my own basement so it’s not like anyone sees me). But, not really wanting activewear from Trunk Club — I get enough from fitness subscription boxes.

    I was really happy with my first Trunk Club shipment; I kept two things (which is one more than I kept from three whole months of Stitch Fix). But I have this problem where I DO NOT WANT skinny jeans or any pants with any kind of spandex or elastane in them at all, and that seems to be the only kind of women’s pants you can buy these days. I rejected at least three pairs from my first trunk, sight unseen. Slimming features are undesirable when you are my size and stretchy pants never fit me right because I have narrow hips.

    What I was pleased with was seeing garments that actually fit my taste. I don’t wear neutrals and they didn’t send any. I got bright colors and bold prints. And everything that I did have them send, fit (even if not every style ended up being right for my body type).

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