Trunk Club for Women Subscription Review – June 2018
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 box looks like an old-timey trunk which I find extremely charming. It even has a handle for easy travel! Side note: if you happen to keep everything in your trunk, the cool box is all yours too.
Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company, and they send brands that are 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+).
The items in this box are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Trunk Club will be completely different!
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About Trunk Club
The Subscription Box: Trunk Club
The Cost: $25.00 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 and Nicole’s plus size reviews here!
Also good to know: Trunk Club price matches “within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom.” The $25 styling fee is waived if you use a Nordstrom credit or debit card.
Trunk Club Women’s June 2018 Review
When I first signed up, I went to the Trunk Club site and immediately was asked to fill out a somewhat lengthy but fun questionnaire on my style and sizes. I chose colors, patterns, types of clothing I am into, the type of shoes I normally wear, etc. I then chatted with someone to hone in on a few more things and was assigned to my stylist Jasmin. There is a messaging system within the Trunk Club site (and app) that allows the two of us to communicate and send photos. If there is something I’d like to try or need, I can let her know. I can also give her feedback on all of the pieces I receive to help her understand my likes & dislikes as well as share my Pinterest boards!
All of the paperwork came in this nifty little paper folder.
They include a return label and stickies to seal the trunk shut for anything I send back.
The front of the pamphlet explains the steps on how this all works. Once you try everything on, just send back what you don’t want. You can even schedule a UPS pick up, free of charge.
Next, there’s a short message from my stylist, Jasmin.
On the next page is a list of the items Jasmin chose for me and the cost to keep them. My $25 styling fee will go towards anything I decide to keep! Pro tip: It’s a good idea to check the current price online. Some things go on sale, and they also price match other stores!
The back has all of the Trunk Club contact info.
Now let’s see the items!
n:Philanthropy Breeze Cutout Romper in Black, size L – Cost to Keep $148.00
Well well well, look who’s back. The grey romper from last month that I squeezed into has returned in favorable black and in a more appropriate size. This romper is so darn soft and comfy but as I kind of thought may happen, the size large fit my bottom better which left the top waaaay too big. Whomp Whomp.
Corso Como Tanyah Sandals in Black, size 6 – Cost to Keep $98.95
I had asked my stylist Jaz to send me some sandals this month since I’m wearing some thrashed ones from last year still. I’m surprised how I liked the white soles of these and they are extremely comfortable, but ultimately I didn’t love how they looked on. I have small feet so I am overly aware of how certain footwear makes them even smaller and these seemed to do that in my weird brain. Since the top straps are elastic, there are no fasteners to do and it adds to the comfort.
Free People Take Me Tee in Black, size S – Cost to Keep $58.00
I am really surprised this is a size small because even though I know it’s an oversized fit, it is ENORMOUS. I can go back and forth about raw or frayed edges as well and this one just seemed a bit much which is pretty common for Free People. This tee is really soft and comfy but just too large for me in a way I don’t find flattering.
BaubleBar Anitra Statement Necklace in Gold – Cost to Keep $42.00
I had asked my stylist for a statement necklace a while back and there have been two strikeouts in past boxes. This month she sent two more (all being from Baublebar) and I think I am officially calling the search off. There is nothing inherently wrong with this, but for a gold-plated linked chain necklace, $42.00 seems a bit steep. This really could be any brand to me and I feel like I’d get the same effect from it.
KUT from the Kloth Gidget Distressed Denim Shorts in Constructive, size 10 – Cost to Keep $69.00
I need shorts really bad since the hot sticky days have arrived in Pittsburgh. I like jean shorts quite a bit and these actually fit me pretty well but since I have to picky as heck, these are not my favorite wash. I always prefer black or a dark wash denim since I find them to be a bit slimming. There is also a lot of distressed action on these which isn’t my top choice.
Madewell Central Shirt in Mint Stripe Sea Haze, size M – Cost to Keep $69.50 (now sold out)
This shirt is super cute and definitely something that I wouldn’t normally pick. I love this mint color which goes against my normal neutral color palette. I like how it looks tucked in but it just seems really sloppy untucked since it’s also really oversized. It has cuffed sleeves and a bit of ruching at the shoulders to give it some feminine touches. Ultimately, the shirt just didn’t fit me how I would like. I probably could have gone down to a small or extra small.
BaubleBar Romina Circle Link Necklace – Cost to Keep $42.00
This is the other necklace Jaz sent me and while it’s nice, I feel the same way about this one as the other. It’s not knocking me out, especially for $42.00. I do like how it looks with the collared shirt though.
Madewell 10 inch High Rise Skinny Jeans in Danny, size 31 – Cost to Keep $135.00
Okay, so these are the jeans that Jaz sent me in two sizes: a 30 and a 31. I tried on the size 31 first and although they fit me throughout the legs, the back of the waist did that dreaded gap thing in the back. It wasn’t until I was packing the jeans up that it occurred to me to try the smaller size. They fit like a dream! Like shorts, I need jeans really bad right now so I was really tempted to keep these… BUT they are $135.00. I know I always say that I’m willing to pay a higher price for things I love, but I’ve owned Madewell jeans in the past and I know that they wear out in the inner thighs quickly because they are so thin. I have a history of wearing out jeans this way, so I decided to hold out for a sturdier pair.
Eileen Fisher Max Sandals in White, size 6 – Cost to Keep $150.00
These are soooo cute and I love the white leather, but the espadrille soles were just slightly off the mark for me. I also happen to own a few pairs of shoes with velcro fasteners and surprisingly love it. It makes them so easy to get on and off. I really liked how these looked on as well as opposed to the black sandals. The quality is really nice, but once again, I decided to hold out for a pair that had 100% of what I wanted.
Topshop Drake Oversized Denim Shirt, size 6 – Cost to Keep $65.00
I don’t think I’ve ever owned a denim button down shirt like this. I wear a ton of denim, so this shirt might be a bit of an overkill for me, although I can see it looking really cool with black jeans instead of the dark wash ones I paired it with. It also is more of a fall piece and since I sweat a ton in the summer, I just don’t see myself getting much wear out of something like this. Again, I like it tucked in but when worn untucked, it’s a bit too tight around my hips and rear.
Verdict: Trunk Club was a miss for me this month. While I did like a lot of the items Jaz pulled for me, I didn’t end up keeping anything from the trunk. Sizing is my number one enemy here and a hurdle I just find unnecessary since there is a Nordstrom in my city, coupled with the fact that I do really love shopping. I was hoping I would be introduced to a whole new world of items I wouldn’t pick but would find loving, but instead, have realized I’m very picky and set in my ways so it seemed to negate the point of having a stylist help me. Trunk Club seems like a really great service for people looking for a new style or those who may want to avoid going to stores IRL and prefer trying things on at home.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Trunk Club will be a totally different experience for each person, so it’s doubtful you’ll get the same items I did. Sign up today to see what happens!
Value Breakdown: The total retail value of the 12 items inside is $1,145.40 with an average of $95.45 per item.
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Have you tried Trunk Club? What do you think?