NORDSTROM Trunk Club
How often do you shop for yourself? Like how often do you add new pieces into your wardrobe? Shoes, jeans, tops and sweaters? Do you shop for everyday wear items or more wear to work clothing? I mentioned probably a year ago how I had totally gone through my closet and made a clean sweep of it. Keeping only the things that fit, that I could make outfits with, and that were in good condition. I’m talking I took every single item out of my closet and drawers and had a fashion show in front of the mirror. I sold a ton on Poshmark and eBay and donated the rest. I took the cash I made and started investing in new pieces. I didn’t shop all at once, but over time I collected things that slowly created a seasonal capsule. I wanted items that would transition in-between seasons and also carry over from year to year. Staple pieces really.
I had heard good things on the Internet from various reviews that NORDSTROM offered a FREE styling service for their cardholders called TRUNK CLUB. The short version is that you get in touch with a personal stylist and you let them know what you are looking to try on! Date night looks got you stumped? Holiday events coming up? Need new gym clothes? How about just a closet refresh? Going on vacation and have nothing to wear? Your TRUNK CLUB stylist can help you curate a box that has everything you are interested in and more. You can send them ideas from your Pinterest boards or from conversation. Once you create your account you can add all of your basic information including sizing and budget. That way you and your stylist are on the same track. If you download the app to your phone messaging back and fourth with your stylist is easy. I find this part of the service the most helpful!
Once you have agreed that your box has everything you are ready to try on it gets shipped right to you. Keep in mind you haven’t been charged for anything at all. So far, all of these services have been free. When your box arrives it comes with an item sheet listing everything that is included along with the cost of each item. You have five days to decide what you want to keep. Your stylist includes a note about the selections and if you’ve downloaded the app you will see outfit suggestions for each item in your trunk. Most often times items will compliment other items which is great! You can leave your stylist feedback about each piece. What you liked and what you didn’t or how items fit. Each time you receive a trunk you create a better history of your style picks for future trunks. Returns are super easy. Pack everything in the box it came in and schedule UPS to pick up your trunk. They even include the shipping label and packing tape! Alterations and exchanges are also a free service. Love a top, but its too big? Just message your stylist and she can get another shipped right out.
Here is what I got in my TRUNK CLUB this month.
I feel like this TRUNK was kind of a fail. Even though I communicated with my stylist I guess we weren’t on the same page after all? Since I’m 5’1″ a long chunky sweater just doesn’t do a thing for me. It basically looks like I got swallowed by the cable knit! LOL. I was really wanting a pair of new booties for fall/winter but these are perforated which will NOT keep my feet warm at all and I always have cold feet. I like the idea of these black wedge sneakers I keep seeing all over, but I’m glad I tried them on before purchasing. Just not my style. The ab-solution pants are a nice fit, but nothing that I need right now. I like the color. How many people have you heard talk about the SPANX faux leather leggings? A million? This is their second season of popularity.
I don’t know about you, but although I love to browse the occasional retail store, fitting rooms are just awkward and annoying. I’d much rather try on clothes in the comfort of my own home! You can decide how often you receive your TRUNK. Once a month, or every other month. It is totally up to you. I love the flexibility of this service. T.J. even has used it to get a box of clothes for work. He got some great items like a pair of awesome brown leather UGG ankle boots and some sports coats and jeans. I think he’s even gotten a few ties. He really doesn’t like to shop AT ALL so this is a great option for him even if he only uses it a few times a year.
Have you tried TRUNK CLUB? Is this a service you would be interested in? Would you like me to continue to share what I get in my TRUNKS?