Trunk Club is an experience that I learned about while reading a post from one of the blogs that I follow and more since visiting the Trunk Club website. It was originally started as a resolution for those who are overwhelmed and inconvenienced by shopping for clothing in a store. I don’t fully comprehend the possibility of being overwhelmed or inconvenienced by shopping, but I supposed anything is possible.
Trunk Club carries a variety of high quality inventory for both men and women including weekend wear, work wear, formal wear, outerwear, shoes, bags, and accessories at various price points. There are women’s sizes ranging from petite to plus, and styles for the trendy, classic, and even the expectant. It is a convenient, custom, personalized, and just plain fun way to help you dress your best.
The Trunk Club stylists are real people, as I learned last week while chatting with my stylist Ann-Claude. It is my understanding that the stylists go through extensive training to know which colors, sizes, styles, and brands will look and fit best on each customer.
An overview of the plan here explains
How Trunk Club Works
but I can review it quickly here:
- Create a style profile: Answer some questions about your size, style, and budget. There is also an option to share Pinterest boards of your favorite styles.
- Converse with your assigned stylist: You can talk on the phone or chat in the trunk club messenger app. When the items for your trunk have been selected, you’ll be able to review them via digital preview.
- Review your trunk: You have 48 hours to approve or make changes to your trunk preview. Once approved, your trunk will be delivered via UPS.
- Try everything on: Take 5 days to decide what to keep and what to return. A $25 styling fee will be charged, but credited toward your purchase. Returns are free with the included shipping label. The process is very convenient.
- Reorder when you want.
At this point I have completed each step with the exception of “Reorder when you want”.
This is what my stylist, Ann-Claude picked for me to try:
try everything on
From the beginning I told Ann-Claude that I wasn’t sure about the dress. But I wanted to keep an open mind and would try it despite my lack of enthusiasm.
The black V neck tee is just a plain top, but I like it, I need it, I kept it.
The gray sweater was cute and fit well. It had buttons down the back which I tried to show in the mirror. My picture taking skills are lacking. I decided to send it back because I have something similar.
Obviously I have the jeans on in nearly every picture. And I had fun modelling for myself (hee hee). I loved the way they fit and the appliqué. Maybe I’m old fashioned (or just plain old), but I couldn’t bring myself to pay $98 for pants that were fashionably torn in several places. I’m holding out for some that are not.
The navy lace blouse was simply not my style.
It was really cute!
Although they were a little heavy, I really liked the earrings and probably should have kept them.While cute, the booties were not impressive enough for the $90 price tag.(only tried one of them on)
I appreciate Ann-Claude’s effort in selecting items she felt would be just right for me. She was very attentive and did a great job.
Ultimately I returned everything except the two black tops.