I’ve been a Stitch Fix user for years, but decided to try Trunk Club. Here’s my honest review!
You know how I love Stitch Fix, right? Well I’d heard about a couple other similar services, one being Trunk Club . Trunk Club is a style service offered by Nordstrom. And I thought I’d check it out and see how it compares!
Getting started is very similar. You complete a style profile with your measurements and style preferences. You even share a Pinterest board showing your personal style to give your stylist some ideas, just like with Stitch Fix. And there is a styling fee of $25 that will be applied as a credit to any purchases you make from that ‘trunk’.
The big difference that I noticed first is that you actually have a chat conversation with your stylist during the whole process. The other big difference is that you get to see everything before it’s sent to you — AND you can make changes.
I’ll follow up with a whole post comparing Trunk Club with Stitch Fix, but for now I just wanted to share my experience with you.
What Trunk Club’s Style Quiz Asks
- The first thing you’ll be asked after determining if you’re looking for women’s or men’s clothing is your purpose for joining Trunk Club (updating your wardrobe, preparing for a special event, styling/outfit advice, etc.)?
- Next, you’re given a short series of outfits to look at and to answer whether or not you like them.
- Then you’ll share how you dress on a typical weekday (business formal, business casual, everyday casual, etc.).
- After that, you’ll share if there are any colors or prints you DISLIKE wearing and which jewelry tones you DO like to wear.
- Moving into the fit/cut section, the quiz asks you questions about how you like your clothing to fit and areas of your body you like to accentuate or conceal. Also, you’ll have the chance to indicate what types of shoes you like to wear.
- Next is the budget section, where you tell your stylist how much you prefer to spend on various types of clothing. Prices start at $50 for most categories.
- Interestingly, the quiz then asks you what stores you typically shop at and which brands you prefer.
- Now you’ll share your sizes and measurements (and your age, which I found strange).
- Finally, you will set your trunk schedule (every month, every 2 months, or every 3 months).
- Once you finish your style quiz, you’ll enter all your profile info.
- Now that you’ve created a profile, you have access to your account area. This is where you’ll find the messenger section. A stylist assistant (?) will begin communicating with you right away, asking you more specific questions about your style and wardrobe needs. I loved this part because the person I worked with asked some really great questions I wouldn’t have thought of.
- (The person I communicated with in the very beginning wasn’t my actual stylist. I’m guessing she was some sort of helper/assistant. She asked me all the questions and made notes for my stylist to review when she was back in and ready to start styling a trunk for me. I’m guessing this was because it was evening and stylists work typical work-day hours.)
- Your stylist will select some clothing, shoes, and accessories for you and send you a preview.
- This part is fun and very helpful. Now you can tell your stylist if things she picked aren’t going to work, and you can also request a different color or size! How great is that?
- Once you’ve approved you approve your trunk, your stylist may select a few more items and then have it shipped.
- Now you wait…
- When your trunk arrives, you have 5 days to try everything on.
- I always say this when it comes to trying clothes on, but REALLY try them on. Move, sit, stand, bend, twist. Make sure you love it and will wear it! Try things with clothing you already own. Take your time (you have 5 days!)
- After you’ve selected what you want to purchase, you send the rest back using a prepaid shipping label. You’re charged just for the things you keep. And you get a discount for purchasing the whole trunk.
My First Trunk Club Review
Ok, I’ll be honest. I didn’t love my first trunk. I talked with my stylist and requested some seasonally appropriate new items, but nothing was *really* for me. Things either didn’t fit my style, my budget, or my lifestyle. BUT – I do have hope because my stylist sent me a message asking for some detailed feedback to help her with my next trunk. I’ve already gotten it and it’s MUCH better! (Hope to share it soon.)
Pleat Back Blouse by NYJD
I love the colors and the fit of the blouse. I picked this print because I thought the colors in it would go well with some other items I own. think I’d also love this in a solid.
No Limit Suede Moto Jacket by BLANKNYC
I like the fit and the color of this jacket. I think it would go well with tons of fall outfits.
Crew Neck Wool Blend Sweater by Halogen
LOVE this sweater. It is SO SOFT. A warning, though, if you decide to try it for yourself. It felt pretty delicate and I’m afraid it wouldn’t hold up to my mom-life.
Abstract Geo Print Scarf
I love the size of this scarf, and it’s very soft. If a more preppy vibe is your style, I think this would be a great accessory for your wardrobe.
Asymmetrical Velvet Tunic by Halogen
This fit really well and was actually very comfortable! It’s a bit more formal than I imagined, but I think you could easily dress it down with jeans and boots.
‘Jazlyn’ Crepe Shift Dress by BB Dakota
Another great fit and very comfortable piece. Again, it was a bit more formal than I thought it’d be. If I worked in an office or something, I’d totally keep it!
Walker Knee High Boots by Michael Kors
Not pictured because I couldn’t get them zipped over my calf.
Transcend Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jean by PAIGE
I LOVE these. They were so soft, and stretchy, and comfy. I wanted to keep them so bad, but they were out of my budget.
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Have you tried Trunk Club yet?? What questions do you have? What items do you think I should have kept and what should I pass on? Share in the comments below!