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Trunk Club Subscription Box Review – December 2018

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezJan 4, 2019 | 2 comments

Trunk Club December 2018 - Box Front

Trunk Club
3.4 overall rating
62 Ratings | 16 Reviews

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 December 2018 - Open Box Top

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Trunk Club December 2018 - All Products Front

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: Six to twelve clothing items hand-selected by a stylist for you to try on at home

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 does price matching against Nordstrom items. In other words, if it's on sale on Nordstrom.com, they will give you that sale price as it is a Nordstrom company.

Trunk Club Plus Clothing December 2018 Review

Trunk Club December 2018 - Booklet 1

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.

Trunk Club December 2018 - booklet 2

The front of the enclosed booklet now has instructions!

Trunk Club December 2018 - Booklet 3

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.

Trunk Club December 2018 - Booklet 4

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 December 2018 - Booklet 5

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 December 2018 - Cameron Street Large Hilli Leather Crossbody Bag 1Trunk Club December 2018 - Cameron Street Large Hilli Leather Crossbody Bag 2Trunk Club December 2018 - Cameron Street Large Hilli Leather Crossbody Bag 3Trunk Club December 2018 - Cameron Street Large Hilli Leather Crossbody Bag 4Trunk Club December 2018 - Cameron Street Large Hilli Leather Crossbody Bag 5

Cameron Street Large Hilli Leather Crossbody Bag by Kate Spade New York - Cost to Keep $198

This leather purse is gorgeous! It's about 8" x 7", so it's a good size without being too large and unwieldy. It's a great size for a crossbody. It also has this hatch texture that makes it interesting while still elegant. I love it! But can I spend $200 on a purse right now? Where's my thinking emoji?

Trunk Club December 2018 - Waterfall Drape Front Cardigan Front

Waterfall Drape Front Cardigan by Dantelle - Cost to Keep $49

I am a little obsessed with eggplant (the color, not the plant) these days, and I LOVE this cardigan! It's a super soft and stretchy rayon/spandex blend, and it is perfect for the season! It's nice and lightweight, which makes it a great layering piece, whatever may happen with our crazy weather here in Georgia. It can be 20 degrees one day and 50 the next, so you have to pay attention and have a variety of items ready in your wardrobe. This cardigan looks sharp and will suit me well this season! Plus the price is right!

Trunk Club December 2018 - Ankle Pants by Vince Camuto Front

Ankle Pants by Vince Camuto - Cost to Keep $89

These basic black pants are a great fit! They are also a polyester-elastane blend, so they stretch and move with me really well while still looking work appropriate. And for designer pants, the price is pretty good! I just don't know if I need another pair of basic black slacks right now.

Trunk Club December 2018 - Fringe Trim Novelty Tweed Jacket FrontTrunk Club December 2018 - Fringe Trim Novelty Tweed Jacket Closer

Fringe Trim Novelty Tweed Jacket by 1.State - Cost to Keep $159

Oh my gosh, what a cool jacket! Look at how funky this is! I love it! I am unfortunately wearing a not-too-flattering top underneath that I was modeling for a different review, but I think with a better fitting top this would look amazing! I like the length on me a lot, it is among the more flattering cuts I typially wear. It is also a cotton/poly blend, so it has just a bit of stretch. It's awesome!

Trunk Club December 2018 - Sexy Fling Zip Front Top by City Chic FrontTrunk Club December 2018 - Sexy Fling Zip Front Top by City Chic Closer

Sexy Fling Zip Front Top by City Chic - Cost to Keep $59

I like the idea of this top, and I love the deep teal color, but the execution just does not work for me. It is a 100% polyester chiffon tunic, which means there is no stretch. I tend to shy away from chiffons for that reason. I like to be able to move, and when a garment does not have stretch, it always winds up being too small or too big in at least one area. Plus size clothing is hard that way as women carry their weight differently from one another. I think this will have to go back.

Trunk Club December 2018 - Velvet leggings by Hue Closer

Velvet leggings by Hue - Cost to Keep $38 (found on sale here for $34.99)

Why yes, I do need a pair of black velvet leggings, thank you! These are so fun! They are super soft and super black. I think they will work with so many different things this winter. I love them! Plus these are also priced to move!

Trunk Club December 2018 - Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf 1Trunk Club December 2018 - Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf 2

Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf by Nordstrom - Cost to Keep $99

I love a good luxury scarf, and this one is super luxe! It feels heavenly! It's also lightweight but still quite warm and cozy. Check out the amazing vibrant color, too! I don't know if I can justify spending that much on myself right now, though... I think it's time to check my Chritmas list and see if there's anyone who stiffed me, haha.

The Verdict: I am a big fan of Trunk Club! I got so many awesome pieces this month! It's actually hard to say which were my favorite, but I think I'm going to have to go with the cardigan and the jacket, they were both outstanding. 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 10 items inside is $668.75. 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 of $95.54 per item, which is on par with the brands included.

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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.

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To me, a purse is an investment. To drop 200 on one would mean I am head over heels for it. Since Kate Spade goes on sale quite often, I wouldn’t say the bag is worth it without a discount.

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Nordstrom is my favorite place to shop. I haven’t tried this sub but it looks fun. Kate Spade is a little pricey but I have a purse a little larger than that one with the same leather and it looks brand new after 3 years of use. Good quality, classic items last so much longer than cheap, trendy things. Everything looks great! I especially love the zipper top and velvet leggings.

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