Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – August 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.”
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.
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. There is also a reminder to provide feedback on their web site or app about how well each item worked for me.
On the back of the invoice are instructions for returning the items I don’t want to keep. I can drop my box back off at any UPS location, or I can schedule a free pickup through the Trunk Club app!
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!
Denim Release Hem Dress by Two by Vince Camuto – Cost to keep $129
My husband thought this dress was super cool, but I felt super self-conscious in it! It’s just too body conscious for my tastes. This denim has a high spandex content! I keep dreaming there is a denim dress out there for me, and I have tried many in styling boxes, but so far, no luck. The unicorn hunt is still on!
Side Ruffle Lace Inset Tee by Sejour – Cost to keep $69
I really like this top! I love the colors. The chiffon is a little sheer, but not obscene. It also has a nice blousy cut without looking frumpy or too boxy.
Stretch Corduroy Ankle Skinny Pants by Slink – Cost to keep $98
It seems like every styling box I get these days has something from Slink enclosed, and I am having a huge internal conflict about whether I like Slink or not. My current favorite pair of jeans is from Slink, but the majority of things I get from Slink, including these pants, don’t fit well. I guess it depends a lot on the cut! I guess the skinny cuts just don’t work for me. If I change sizes it makes some part too big, but if I stay with my usual size there’s some part that’s too small. In any case, I am not in the market for tan corduroy pants at this time anyway.
Print Dress by Daniel Rainn – Cost to keep $79
OK, this is not a dress. This is clearly a top on Nordstrom, so there must be a typo on my invoice. That being said, I really like it! It’s flattering and totally my style. It’s also made from a really sturdy poly blend, but it has a soft yet structured feel. This is an easy choice for me!
Cold Shoulder AOP Blouse by Michel Studio – Cost to keep $68
I didn’t think I would like this blouse when I saw it in the box, but now that I have tried it, I really like it! It’s a poly blend, but yielding. It’s kind of flattering, I think, and the print is growing on me. Of course, I like the cold shoulder detail, too!
Sometimes the least expensive piece in the box is my favorite, and I think that might be the case this month! I think it’s a little too long, but otherwise, I completely love it! I especially love the embroidery. It’s so feminine and pretty, and I love the colors.
I like the rough feel knit fabric in this tee, but otherwise, I think it’s pretty unremarkable. The color is not really good for me, and it looks kind of frumpy. Maybe it’s too big?
Ahoy there mateys! Check out this red pirate blouse! I think it looks pretty good on me, but I don’t think I can pull it off. I feel kind of silly in it!
Verdict: I am a big fan of Trunk Club! This month, as usual, was a collection of hits and misses, but I think I found a few really good pieces. I love the embroidered top and the Daniel Rainn top! I also was surprised by how much I like the print blouse. 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?