Diego uses @trunkclub
I love Frank & Oak’s Hunt Club. The ability to try out clothes for free and return them for free is very useful. Trunk Club runs a similar program but includes your own personal stylist on top of trying clothes for free and returning them for free.
Where Trunk Club differs are the clothes. The club draws clothes from places like J Shoes, Sand, and Culturata, high end brands. Prices range from $100~$200 per item. For example, denim prices are $170–$250, casual shirts $100–$200, and sweaters $100–$300. I was ready to try it out. I signed up online and answered a questionnaire about my style and where I usually shop. It then paired me with the stylist, Lauren Lappin.
I also found out there is an accompanying app. The app linked you directly to your stylist so you can call or email them. It also has articles to draw inspiration from. This is one of my favorite parts.
She would call me later in the week to ask me what I like. We talked about patterns, what clothes I like to wear, and if I was willing to try new styles of clothes. After the discussion, Lauren got my trunk ready and shipped. I received my package in about 4 days via Fedex.
The package was huge.
The presentation was great. I found a hand written letter from Lauren explaining Trunk Club and what to do.
In there, I found two shirts, and a pair of shoes. Sadly, the shirts did not fit me. My large chest problem again. I saw the prices for the shirts and I realized at that price I could get bespoke options that would fit me. The shoes that came in were a beautiful pair of wing tips. I commend her for those. However, I didn’t end up keeping anything from the trunk.
Returning it was very easy. I was able to call Fedex and schedule a pickup. I wish more companies did this!
I haven’t order a trunk since but I was glad to know there was no pressure on continuing, unlike hunt club. I am not charged anything if I don’t respond to them. I also like that I can change the frequency of the trunks to whatever I feel comfortable with.
Do I recommend it?
If you have no time to shop for clothes this is a godsend. Just have your stylist send a trunk every few months and see what you like!
Personal stylist! Lauren was great! I sent her an email with what I usually wear and offered great ideas. If you have no idea how to dress yourself, the stylist will give you pro tips.
Free shipping to and from. Able to call Fedex to pick up your trunk for free.
Great customer service and an awesome app.
Using Trunk Club is expensive. The clothes come from high end brands. If paying $100 for a shirt sounds ridiculous to you, then this club may not be for you.
Check out Trunk Club.