Trunk Club: Best Clothes Subscription Box or Just Another Styling Fee Wasted?

Have you tried all the monthly subscription clothes boxes you can take? Are you tired of
“wasting” styling fee after styling fee? You’re not alone. I tried countless services before I found  Nordstrom’s Tunk Club and fell in love!

This month’s box arrived with 11 unique pieces, all suitable for Fall:

November Trunk Club Contents

My trunk was full of treats (from bottom to top and  left to right):

  • AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans in Black $178
  • BP Reversible Houndstooth & Grid Scarf $29
  • TOMS Esme Bootie in Dark Grey Suede $129.94
  • Blondo “Valli” Waterproof Bootie in Black $149.94
  • Sam Edleman Penny Boots in Black $149.90
  • Eliza J Fit and Flare Sweater Dress in Aubergine $118
  • Halogen Crew Neck Cashmere Sweater in Black & Ivory $89
  • DREAMERS BY DEBUT Front Seam Pullover in Lavender $39
  • Treasure & Bond Tonal Stripe Blouse in Burgundy $69
  • Adelyn Rae Dovie Sweater Dress in Pine $95
  • Barbour “Beadnell” Quilted Jacket in Black & Corduroy $275

Coat and Scarf

My  absolute favorites were the Barbour Jacket and the Houndstooth Scarf, which will go great with the Penny Boots by Sam Edleman!

So, how does it work?

It’s really simple, you sign up using their app or you can sign up online. You will be asked to fill out a profile so the stylist can get a sense of your style and appropriate sizes. If you have a Pinterest board, you can link it in your profile to ensure your stylist fully understands your taste.

Once you’re matched with your personal stylist, they may reach out directly (via IM through the app or online) to ask you a few more questions to refine their initial selections for you.

One of the best parts of Trunk Club is that you get an opportunity to preview the selections before they’re sent. You are able to decline items or change the color/size of an item that’s been selected for you. In my case, I’ve sometimes added a second color of a piece I’m sure I’ll love. If you remove an item, your stylist will replace that item with another look. And, as with most subscription services, the more feedback you provide, the better your experience will become.

Once you approve your trunk to ship, it arrives within a few days. One of my favorite parts about Trunk Club is how easy they make the process. Your trunk arrives in an adorable package that literally looks like a trunk:

Trunk Box

You are able to try everything on and have five days to decide what you’d like to keep. And since you’re trying on in the comfort of your own home, you can pair pieces with things you may already have in your closet.

Favorite Trunk Outfit
Adorable dog not included in trunks 😉

Once you’ve decided what you’d like to keep, you simply mark your selections in the app and provide feedback to your stylist on the items you’ve decided to return (this helps them get to know you and your style better.

Nordstorm ships every trunk with two pieces of tape and a shipping label. For anything going back, you simply pack the items back into the trunk, apply the two pieces of tape and the shipping label and schedule a pickup through the Trunk Club app. It is seriously that easy. UPS arrives when you ask them to and they retrieve the trunk at no additional cost to you.

As long as you keep at least one item, there is no styling fee. If you have a Nordstrom credit card, there is never a fee (even if you don’t keep anything). And, on the off chance that you opt not to keep an item, the styling fee is $25.

You can tailor the frequency of your trunks to your needs, monthly, quarterly, or every two months. You can skip a shipment at any time and you can always add a trunk for special occasions or as needed.

Also, if Nordstrom is running a sale on any of the pieces in your trunk, your pick list will automatically be updated to reflect the sale price. I was ecstatic to learn my favorite piece from my last trunk went on sale right after it shipped to me and I kept this beautiful scarf for just $14.90!

On Sale.jpg

As you can see from my latest trunk, you will get a wide variety of styles and designers. Mine shipped with pieces ranging from $14.90 to $275, from designers I love and some I’d never heard of.  Remember that you can always set limits on price ranges or ask for specific styles. And your personal stylist will make pairing recommendations so you’ll always look your best!

If you’re ready to give Nordstrom’s Trunk Club a try, reach out to my stylist, Megan, you’ll love her!

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