Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – June 2018


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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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trunk club june 2018 review

About Trunk Club

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.

Trunk Club Plus Clothing June 2018 Review

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 several items for me to try on at home. She then sent me a link to preview all my items! There is also an option to allow your stylist to send a few surprise pieces.

This packet was included in my trunk.

The front of the enclosed booklet now has instructions!

Inside is a note from my stylist, Sydney. It describes a bit about the pieces and why she chose them for me. I like how accessible my stylist is.

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!

'Felicia' Flat by Sam Edelman

‘Felicia’ Flat by Sam Edelman – Cost to keep $99.95

This is the second month Sydney has been my stylist, and I feel like she doesn’t really get me yet. These are very high-quality ballerina slippers made of buttery soft leather with adorable little logo charms on the bows! But this is really far from what I would normally wear.

Pacey Cage Sandals by Bella Vita – Cost to keep $99.95 (not currently available on nordstrom.com)

These sandals, on the other hand, I would definitely wear, but unfortunately, they are a wee bit tight on me. They are also very well constructed from a black suede. I would prefer these in brown or maybe blue, but I love this design!

'Tattoo' Encrusted Lariat Necklace by Nadri

‘Tattoo’ Encrusted Lariat Necklace by Nadri – Cost to keep $75

Look at how shiny this necklace is! This is definitely my style, and I can see myself wearing it a lot this summer. You can see me wearing it in the pictures below also. $75 is more than I would typically spend on costume jewelry, but this is a really high-quality piece with a good weight to it. I like it a lot!

Floral Back Cutout Top by Lucky Brand – Cost to keep $49.50 (found here for $33.16)

I did mention to Sydney that she could almost never go wrong with Lucky Brand, so she put this gorgeous blouse in my box this month. Hooray! It’s a lightweight cotton/modal blend, so it sits really well on my body and is super comfortable. Plus I love the open back! It’s just perfect – ideal for summer without being too revealing. I love it!

Drawstring Chambray Shorts by Caslon – Cost to keep $59

These shorts look okay, but I am kind of disappointed in the quality. They don’t look or feel like they should cost $59, with an elasticized waist and a somewhat sloppy cuff. The chambray is very soft and comfortable, and I like the wash, but I am just not really feeling these shorts.

Keyhole Back Shift Dress by Sejour

Keyhole Back Shift Dress by Sejour – Cost to keep $99 (found here for $66.33)

This dress has many lovely qualities, but it is another solid example of something I would never wear. It’s not flattering, and it’s not my style. Having said that, it’s a lightweight yet fully lined polyester crepe. I like the keyhole detail in the back, and it has pockets, which is handy. It’s just not for me.

Ruffle Sleeve Yoke Linen Blend Tee by Caslon – Cost to keep $99 (not currently available on nordstrom.com)

This white knit top is really soft and super comfortable! I also like the short bell sleeve! As white tops go, I think this one looks reasonably good on me.

Spot Wide Leg Pants by Evans – Cost to keep $69 (not currently available on nordstrom.com)

These poly blend pants are a very cute idea, but they just fit me horribly. They are too small in the waist and too big everywhere else, with lots of weird bunching. They have a tie waist which would be cute if I could bear to expose that area of my body in these pants!

Tie Detail by Kimono by Sejour

Tie Detail by Kimono by Sejour – Cost to keep $89

This polyester chiffon kimono is very lightweight and sheer, but it is still true that I would never wear any extra layers during this super hot time of year. The color and style also seem wrong for summer. I really like the bow details that the sleeves, though! It’s a very stylish piece.

Broderie Hem Tee by LOST INK – Cost to keep $44

This top is 100% cotton, and that might be the only thing I really like about it. The style is okay, and I like the idea of integrating eyelet at the midriff, but the cut is really bad for me. I think this would look great on someone slimmer, and the quality is fine, it’s just not for me. The other thing about it that was a little off-putting is that the neck is too small to comfortably get my head through.

Print Drawstring Hem Top by Angie

Print Drawstring Hem Top by Angie – Cost to keep $42 (found here for $25.20)

Yes, Sydney! Send more like this! I love this rayon top. The color and print are gorgeous, and the trim and bell sleeves are so stylish! My only real hesitation is that it is much too warm for summer. But, since it is on sale I might just have to grab it for fall!

Pull-On Front Slit Capri Pants by Michel Studio – Cost to keep $68

I have to admit I was curious about how the new front-slit trend would look on me, and now we know. I don’t like it! On me, anyway. Otherwise, these viscose blend pants are pretty comfortable and definitely feel well-made.

The Verdict: I am a big fan of Trunk Club! Having said that, this was not my favorite package from them. I have added some styles from Nordstrom to my style Pinterest board to share with my stylist, so we will see if that helps. Meanwhile, I definitely got an awesome new top from Lucky! I think Trunk Club is a little on the spendy side, but it’s still loads of fun to try all the pieces!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Trunk Club curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $25 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the 12 items inside is $843.40 (less with sale prices). The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep anything, the $25 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase. That’s an average $70.28 an item, which is on par with the brands included.

Check out all of our Trunk Club reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory and  Plus Size Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

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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.

Posted in Clothing Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Trunk Club Reviews| Tags: trunk club | 8 comments

8 Comments

  1. I got that Angie shirt last month in my box! I loved it as well and thought the exact same thing as you, not for summer, but for fall! i love that top!

    • Yay!

  2. The Lucky brand shirt and the last red top with birds Gorgeous.I think your stylist has completely missed on the fit and season of clothing for you and other people .

    • Thanks Misti!

  3. Thank you for your review. Your reviews are always honest and fair done in a positive spin. This was not a great month for you. It was curious that you could not find many items on the website which makes me think they were mark downs but the cost to keep did not reflect that.

    • Thank you Connie! That means a lot to me!

  4. The only thing I like is the Lucky brand shirt. It’s beautiful on you, super flattering! I’d buy it for myself, we’re about the same size, but I won’t wear anything with sleeves shorter then my elbow.

    • Thanks Aarjullor! I feel you on the sleeve length, totally, it’s just SO HOT…😓

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