Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – October 2017
Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for both men and women. Subscribers work closely with their stylist to find a selection of pieces to try on at home, and they receive a trunk shortly thereafter. Trunks can be ordered as often as you like, so you can try it once, or have a trunk sent to you quarterly or monthly. Or even more frequently!
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 Subscription Box: Trunk Club
The Cost: $25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep, plus the cost of whatever you keep
The Products: 7-10 clothing items hand-selected by a stylist for you to try on at home. Items may include clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Ships to: Their website states that they ship to the contiguous 48 states only, for free, but it also states that there is a shipping and return fee to ship to Alaska and Hawaii. They do not ship internationally.
Good to Know: Trunk Club price matches “within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom.” Also good to know: The $25 styling fee is waived if you use a Nordstrom credit or debit card.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
So first, a little more about how Trunk Club works. When I signed up, I took a pretty lengthy style questionnaire online. Then I was matched with a stylist who asked me even more about what I like and what I was looking for via an online chat. Based on this information, she selected eight items for me to try on at home. She then sent me a link to preview all my items! This month I decided to try everything she selected.
This packet was included in my trunk. The printed materials got a makeover!
The new front of the enclosed booklet now has instructions!
Inside is a note from my stylist, Rebecca. She is so friendly and accessible! She explains a bit about why she chose the items she picked for me.
This is my invoice. It lists the items I was sent and the cost to keep each item. My $25 styling fee will be deducted from anything I decide to keep.
These items were also in the packet. When I’ve finished repackaging the items I don’t want to keep in the box, I just put this return label on it and use the tape straps to tape it back up! So convenient!
Loretan Bootie by Vince Camuto – Cost to keep $129.94
So, I had a conversation with Rebecca when I got my preview of things that would be arriving in my trunk. I had spoken to my previous stylist about the fact that I have wide feet and require wide sizes. Rebecca said yes, she knew, and that these were wide, but they are, in fact, not wide. I think she meant they run wide. In any case, these are super stylish suede booties, but they do not fit.
Harmony Embellished Loafer Mules by Dolce Vita – Cost to keep $129.94
All of the above is also true for these mules, and I am super bummed. These are so gorgeous! And the leather is so soft! But alas, they do not fit.
Off the Shoulder Tee by Rachel Roy – Cost to keep $49
This tee is not right for my body shape. It’s super thin cotton, and even though it is roomy/blousey, the ruching makes it just cling to everything in a really unattractive way. I’m sure it would look great on some folks, it’s just not right for me.
Crop Leather Jacket by Michael Kors – Cost to keep $260 (Not on Nordstrom Website)
Wow, this leather jacket is soooo luxe! I love it! It feels amazing, fits well, and looks pretty good, too. I just wish I had $260 to spend on a jacket right now! It’s not a bad price, just a high one, haha.
Boatneck Tunic by Halogen – Cost to keep $59
I really like this tunic! It’s so unusual! It’s a rayon / spandex stretch knit blend, and it feels very thick and sturdy. It’s perfect for fall!
Stretch Skinny Jeans by Wit & Wisdom – Cost to keep $78
I may have mentioned in recent reviews that I’ve gotten kind of burned out on skinny jeans recently, so I asked to get bumped up a size on jeans to see if that helped. It seems to have backfired as these are a bit big. Now I’m curious to know what my standard size would look like! The denim is actually a cotton/rayon/spandex blend, and they seem to have a good stretch which I am not utilizing. It’s hard to properly evaluate these, but I’m not really in the market for skinny jeans right now anyway.
Satin Tie Back Tunic by Halogen – Cost to keep $79
The info sheet refers to this tunic as “satin”, but I think that was a mistake as there is no satin involved. It’s 100% polyester with a velvety tie in the back. It’s very pretty and feminine, but I’m not wild about this color on me. Plus it just feels a bit too fussy for my tastes.
Long Sleeve Brushed Sweater by Caslon – Cost to keep $69
This is my favorite piece in the box! This acrylic/nylon blend sweater is super soft, and I just love the color! I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it this winter!
Romantic Longline Dress by Sejour – Cost to keep $149
I have to pause here and say that I am loving that my stylist totally color coordinated everything! I love the combination of black, pinks, and purples! This rayon maxi dress is so romantic and feminine! It also feels really well made. I don’t think it really looks very flattering on me, but I like the idea a lot.
Dark Poppy Off the Shoulder Dress by City Chic – Cost to keep $119
This dress is perfect! I love the colors; this is totally my palette. Despite being 100% polyester and having good coverage everywhere, it isn’t too hot or bulky. I also love that the elastic does not make the neckline constantly pull upward like some off-the-shoulder pieces do. This would look awesome with some funky booties.
The Verdict: I am a big fan of Trunk Club! This month, as usual, was a collection of hits and misses, but I definitely have some winners in there! I love the City Chic dress and the Caslon sweater! I just need to make a point of speaking to my new stylist about my shoe size. I think Trunk Club is a little on the spendy side, but it’s still loads of fun to try all the pieces.
What do you think of Trunk Club? What pieces did you get?