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Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – October 2017

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Trunk Club 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 October 2017

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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Trunk Club October 2017

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.

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Trunk Club October 2017

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!

Trunk Club October 2017

The new front of the enclosed booklet now has instructions!

Trunk Club October 2017

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.

Trunk Club October 2017

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.

Trunk Club October 2017

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!

Trunk Club October 2017

Trunk Club October 2017

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.

Trunk Club October 2017

Trunk Club October 2017



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.

Trunk Club October 2017

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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.


  1. Omg I need those Vince Camuto booties!! *drooling*

  2. All satin is made of 100% polyester. It is a misconception that satin is anything else.
    I used to work in the lingerie industry, and we would get asked why something advertised as satin didn’t show satin on the label.

    Get the leather jacket. It is worth spending a bit more.

    • Satin can be made of any fiber, actually! It’s a weave, not a fiber content. Polyester is incredibly common nowadays, but satin is a common weave for silk, acetone, nylon, cotton, and blends of the above.

      It’s shiny because there are “floats” in the weft threads, which skip over several warp threads instead of going in and out between each one.

      (Also, that maxi dress is amazing.)

      • Thanks y’all! I apologize, I meant neither the body of the tunic or the velvety tie has a satin look or feel.

  3. I would also buy the Jacket. It is the item that looks best on you and is s good price for leather. Is it leather or fake leather? Why do you want to spend more money on unmemorsbke pieces rather than buy a few really outstanding expenses. I find that I wind up wearing the those items frequently and the meh items, as someone else pointed out, wind up expensive when amortized over cost per wear.

  4. Michael Kors is easy to find on sale. I would look around if I were you as the jacket is a perfect investment piece.

    I also like that purple sweater.

    When I buy clothes, I look at cost per wear rather than the price. Buying something for $50 that you’ll only wear once makes less sense than spending $200 on something you’ll wear several times a week for several years. And because of that, I buy very few clothes but do pay more for quality and usefulness.

    As someone with wide feet, I have up on explaining to stylists that non-wife shoes are not going to happen. If there’s no W in that size, they’re not fitting these feet.

  5. I would absolutely splurge on the jacket. It will last forever and go with everything!

  6. I don’t see a picture of the jeans, but other than that, your comments are spot on. I hate to say i hope you have an extra $600 or so…the jacket is very cute on you.

    • Thanks so much Barrie!

  7. The tunic and jacket are so nice on you! The black suede booties in a lower heel (and wider for feet!) would look so cute. If the jacket was $100-150 less then an instant buy. 😉

    • Thanks Holly!

  8. I liked the grey top. It had an interesting style.

  9. That purple sweater is such a great color on you!

    • Thanks Rebecca!

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