So I recently got the opportunity to expand my Fall wardrobe and try out a service called Trunk Club. What’s Trunk Club?
Trunk Club is a curated fashion service that allows you to partner with your very own stylist who helps select new items for your wardrobe, and then mails it to you directly. Basically, you have a fashionable person who picks clothing based on your taste and then a trunk of wonders shows up at your door. How great is that!
So you might ask, I can pick my own clothing.. Why would I need that? Let’s be honest, shopping can sometimes be a stressful experience… and you definitely know what I mean if you live in New York! There’s the crowds, trying things on in a cramped room, and then making a decision on the spot.
Well, Trunk Club allows you to try on in the comfort of your own home, take time to think about it, and even see how pieces blend with others that are already in your closet. That’s a big one for me… Seeing how new purchases will fit in with items I already own, thereby making sure the purchase is really worth it (for more info, read My Golden Rule).
One of the reasons I really like Trunk Club is the interaction with a stylist that can help push your fashion boundaries a bit. Admittedly, we can all get stuck in our fashion ways a bit. For instance, I have an over-abundance of moto-jackets and fit-and-flare dresses. Yes, those are styles that I think work for me… but sometimes it’s great have someone else with style and taste pick out some items for you. You can end up with great pieces you love, that you might not have initially picked for yourself! Speaking of stylists, shout out to my great and patient stylist, Anne, who really took the time to learn about my likes, dislikes, go-to pieces, and lifestyle before curating some items she thought would work great for me.
So after receiving my trunk – the items I love ended up being a couple pieces I could see myself wearing to work. A pair of grayish black ripped jeans, and a silk striped blouse from Equipment, and sensible but stylish Stuart Weitzman sandals. My one call-out is that I feel like I had some fit issues with a couple of the other items in my trunk, so it might take a while to get body-type and fits perfected. If you live in a Trunk Club city, you can also visit the showrooms! Once you receive and try on, you have five days to make a decision if you would like to keep or return the items in your trunk. The best part is that the service is absolutely free, and you only pay for the items you decide to keep!
Overall, I’d say the total experience is fun and convenient – having someone pick out pieces that might push you out of your comfort zone a bit. Both the styling and customer service are great, with quality items (think DVF, Equipment, Vince,) hand picked by stylists who truly want to work with you and embrace feedback. It also comes with easy to understand instructions and care (printed instructions, return labels, and even tape strips to reseal the box).
For more information, you can check out Trunk Club at trunkclub.com.
Blouse: Equipment. Jeans: Topshop. Sandals: Stuart Weitzman.
What do you dolls think, would you ever try a shopping service?
September 26, 2016