Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – September 2018
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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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 September 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 explains why she chose this month’s pieces for me and gives a bit of styling advice. 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!
It’s my lucky day! I have finally forced myself to start looking at fall/winter clothing, despite the fact that it is still 90 degrees here on the regular. This is the first fall blouse that I know I am definitely keeping! I love pretty much everything from Lucky Brand, and this blouse is a good example of why. Their tops always have a flattering cut, and almost always have a funky print like this one. It’s a cotton modal blend, so the fabric is soft and easy, too. Plus I really like the tassel-tie neck and bell cuffs!
Ab-Solution Ankle Slimmer Jeans by Wit & Wisdom – Retail Value $78
These jeans are really cute, and I love the color! They are just a bit snug, though. I am hoping that their solution to abs is not to simply make the pants tighter! These have a low cotton content (blended primarily with polyester), so they don’t really feel like jeans at all, they feel like pants. I think I would like to try these in a bigger size maybe? But then I don’t think the ab solution would be doing anything, so I’m not sure.
Cashmere & Silk Wrap by Nordstrom – Retail Value $99
I absolutely love the color of this scarf/wrap! It is so perfect for fall! The scarf itself is super soft, as you can imagine a cashmere/silk blend would be. It feels super luxe, I love it! I just don’t know if I can justify spending $99 on a scarf when it’s 90 degrees outside. Honestly, it is almost never cold enough to warrant a scarf here in Georgia. Still…
Ruched Detail Knit Top by Halogen – Retail Value $49
When I saw this top in my preview, I knew it was a gamble. Unfortunately, it did not pay off. I just can’t do any sort of ruching around the torso, therein lies the majority of my problem areas. This would look great on someone with a smoother silhouette.
Surplice Ruched Sleeve Wide Leg Jumpsuit by Eliza J – Retail Value $158
This jumpsuit is just gorgeous! I just can’t wear jumpsuits in general. I have a long torso, as seen here. This is 100% polyester with lovely details. It has ruching on the sleeves, a surplice bodice, and a tie at the waist. I also really like the wide legs.
Rib Knit Tee by BP – Retail Value $25
I really like the color of this tee, it is perfect for fall! I don’t like this style of tee, though, the thin, ribbed kind that clings to everything and exposes too much. Thus, I cropped out my lower abdomen! This has to go back, and it’s too bad because it’s a great price!
Diana Skinny Jeans by KUT from the Kloth – Retail Value $98
I love jeans from KUT from the Kloth, and these are awesome! I love the wash and the cut! They are a bit snug, though, so I think I might size up on these.
I love this dress! It’s super flattering and really high quality. It’s a polyester/elastane blend and has just the right amount of stretch. I was going to say that the cost is actually not bad at $119 for a designer dress that looks great, but then I saw it is on sale! Trunk Club honors sale prices from Nordstrom. So I think I definitely have to keep it!
The Verdict: I am a big fan of Trunk Club! This month was a mixture of hits and misses, which is typically true, but there were some really good pieces in the hits pile! I really love the dress and the Lucky top. I think Trunk Club is a little on the spendy side, but it’s still loads of fun to try all of 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 8 items inside is $685.50. 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 is an average $85.69 an item, which is on par with the brands included.
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