Trunk Club for Women Subscription Review – January 2017
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.
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.
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. 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.”
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
My first box arrived with a packet of info and shipping materials for anything I decide to return.
After I filled out my style profile, I was matched to a stylist, Kaley. Within the same day, Kaley scheduled time for us to chat via an online messenger tool. She asked me similar questions to the style profile, which helped to confirm what I wanted to receive in my first trunk. I also took the opportunity to share my Pinterest board to help her understand my personal style inspiration! Some of what we talked about was referenced in her note to me.
After Kaley curated the trunk, she sent a preview that allowed me to decline to receive something similar I already own and to approve what was about to ship to me.
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. 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.
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!
7 For All Mankind ‘Josefina’ Boyfriend Jeans – Cost to keep $189
The first item I pulled out of my trunk were jeans, which I’m always excited about. I was especially excited to receive a boyfriend-style denim because this is a cut I have never owned but have wanted to try! Fit-wise, they’re great. 7 For All Mankind is pretty consistent in sizing, so I had no trouble fitting into my regular size. However, they don’t feel as relaxed as I was expecting for a boyfriend cut. The legs are tight instead of loose fitting, which left me to feel I was wearing extremely cuffed skinny denim.
These jeans are made of 98% cotton and 2% Spandex, and they definitely feel stretchy. They are comfortable but I noticed the stretch as soon as I tried them on.
The jeans have your standard front and back pockets, button fly, and a medium-to-dark finish. I don’t particularly care for the finish because it looks too stripey. Unfortunately, I can not justify paying $189 for something I don’t absolutely love, so I will be sending these back.
Rita Perforated Split Shaft Booties by Caslon – Cost to keep $99.95
I tried the booties on at the same time as the denim and I really like the way these look and fit! They’re a taupe gray suede and the perforation details are different than anything else I own. I also like how there are side slits, which make them easy to wear into the Spring.
There is a back zipper that makes slipping them on and off very easy. They are true to size and an overall great quality! I can’t decide yet if I’ll keep these.
Corrugated Stitch Pullover by Sweater by Trouve – Cost to keep $79
This is my overall favorite outfit pairing of the whole box. The sweater is lightweight and comfortable and constructed of a couple different kinds of fabric textures. The front and back are a fine horizontal ribbing and the raglan sleeves are smooth and sporty. It is loose fitting with a split hem, but I almost wish it was a bit more relaxed.
Faux Leather Leggings by BP – Cost to keep $29
I recognized this juniors brand from Nordstrom. I was so skeptical about trying these on because I thought there was no way they’d fit. However, I’m so glad I tried them on because they turned out to be my favorite item Trunk Club sent. They glide on and seem to smooth out my stomach, hips, and thighs – win! I don’t think I’ll be wearing cropped tops with them anytime soon, but I feel comfortable wearing this sweater which is not a tunic length.
Here’s a closer look at the mixed materials. A triangle forms on the front and back where the different materials are sewn together. Subtle but really cool!
These leggings fit like a glove! I’m definitely keeping them and contemplating keeping the sweater but I wish it was longer.
Side Slit Cowl Neck Tunic by Caslon – Cost to keep $69
This tunic sweater is my least favorite item in the box. It does not completely fit my personal style, although I will wear cowl neck sweaters from time to time. I don’t know if it is the knit or the fit, but I felt this piece aged me.
Even though it’s not my favorite, it is very soft and cozy and lightweight enough that you could wear it into the Spring. There is also a side slit that adds to the comfort.
Rising Sun Tee by Free People – Cost to keep $58
This t-shirt is awesome and got me excited for the Summer! The variations of blue give off a hand-dyed vibe and mixed with the distressed hems makes this tee perfect to wear on days when I want to be casual but still be stylish. And it is so soft!
There are a simple front pocket and deep scoop neck, along with a side split hem. There’s also great back top stitching which adds to the quality construction. I love Free People, but just not sure if I can justify spending $58 to keep it.
Print Bomber Jacket by Free People – Cost to keep $168
Perfectly matching the t-shirt and booties is this printed bomber jacket. I was really intrigued when I saw Kaley added this to my trunk. I had just received a bomber jacket in my January JustFab and didn’t realize what a big trend this style jacket was right now. I don’t own anything this printed all over and was excited to try it on.
I’m not totally in love with the print in person; it looks brighter than what’s pictured on the Trunk Club model. The jacket has some serious weight to it due to the interior quilting. The sleeves are long and bulky but not in a bad way. However, I can see some feeling overwhelmed by the fit.
Here’s a closer look at the quilting. It’s good quality and I can see why this jacket is valued over $100.
Faux Leather Jacket By BLANKNYC – Cost to keep $98
The last item in the Trunk is this great faux leather jacket. It is made from 60% polyurethane and 40% rayon faux leather and has a matte finish. On the Trunk Club model, it appears to be more fitted, but the sleeves were long on me and it overall felt a little big on.
My favorite part of this jacket is the awesome stitching details, mainly on the back. I had trouble steaming this jacket – the wrinkles did not want to come out.
There are an insane number of zippers on this jacket! Some are functional and others are decorative, but they make the jacket look cool. Almost too cool for me! I think this is a great faux leather jacket option for under $100.
Verdict: Overall, I liked my first box and am very pleased with Trunk Club‘s service. My stylist, Kaley did a great job picking items based on all the personal style info I shared with her. I feel like she really understood the types of clothes I was looking for and some great options arrived at my doorstep. I will definitely keep the leggings and deciding on whether to keep the two tops and booties. For $25, I found Trunk Club to be an easy process start to finish, and a low-risk way to discovering brands and trends.
What do you think of Trunk Club?