What an exciting day for a young entrepreneur like myself. My first box came in from Trunk Club today. I will be doing a full business and product review of this great company. I will note that this is my first ever experience with this company, I do not work for the company, nor am I making an official endorsement.
History Of Trunk Club:
Let’s take a step back and review. Trunk Club is a start up company based in Chicago, that delivers brand name upscale trendy clothing to businessmen across the United States. They have done a remarkable job since its birth exactly 4 years ago this month. Their marketing team has done a phenomenal job with social media and advertising their fresh new service.
Their team has grown to an impressive number, there is over 300 current employees that help bring professional men the best products on the earth. The goal of Trunk Club is simple; time is money. Is there a more true statement in all of business? This service is catered to those, like myself, that may be too busy or preoccupied to shop for a new wardrobe. Trunk Club provides you with a dedicated specialist who will create a new look for you on demand.
My specially picked stylist Teresa, has helped me with a full scope of products ranging from button ups, sweaters, shoes, socks, to a really nice pair of chinos. Being a business owner myself, Teresa has already saved me a ton of time from having to scour the internet looking for products, and comparing their prices.
Ease Of Use:
Trunk Club is remarkably easy to use. All you have to do is signup with their minimally intrusive questions, input a few brands, add your information, throw in a credit card, and Voilà! Your trunk is ready to be put together. The best part of the signup process? You do NOT have to pay for a single item, until you have decided to keep it.
They include a pricing list, a fancy sticker, a prepaid shipping label, and packing tape so that you can return any items that you will not be keeping. The trunk took exactly 3 days to arrive. Being located in Buffalo, NY, it did not take long to receive the items from Chicago.
Once you return your first trunk, you can request a new one with your stylist shortly after. I found the best part of this service to be the ease of use. You can have clothing shipped to you for any occasion. Need an outfit short notice? Trunk Club will have you covered for any event that you are unprepared for.
Trunk Box Products And Brands:
It’s about time that I dive into the products and styles. They stock apparel from over 50 high-end brands. Trunk Club carries brands such as Jack Spade, Bonobos, Gant, Paige, Cole Haan, Jeremy Argyle, life/after/denim, and Barbour.
As you can see, the product comes nicely packaged. I thought the presentation of the trunk really helped to deliver the upscale feel.
I really liked the feel of the shirts from Bonobos. My stylist event sent me two sizes to make sure I had the appropriate fit.
Teresa went with a very high quality pair of shoes. Not totally my style, but I could see myself getting into them. My stylist did a great job making me reach outside of my comfort zone. This is good because my personality type allows for me to wear many different outfits for different occasions; these are very versatile combinations.
Let it be known, Trunk Club’s pricing is on par with high-end retailers such as Saks and Macy’s. The prices of my trunk ranged from a pair of $15 socks, all the way up to a $298 sweater. Button ups came in at $85, and the pants were priced at $158.
My first trunk had a great variety, I received 10 items for $1000. However, 3 of those items were $15 pairs of socks.
If you are looking for the best prices in apparel, this may not be the right solution for you. This service provides convenience and personal assistance from a dedicated stylist. If you are looking for coupon codes, sales, or clearance items, I suggest shopping elsewhere.
Have I mentioned yet that you get a personal stylist? A personal stylist. For free! Although this is not added as any mark up in the price of the products, you should still take it into account when you are making your decisions. You have someone handpicking your style, based on your conversations, photographs, and brand preferences. When all is said and done, it is very much worth the price. You are getting a wardrobe handpicked by an expert! Since when have you had that kind of service outside of your Mom? Hi Mom!
What a great idea! For all of you business owners, higher-level executives, entrepreneurs, start-up owners, and readers strapped for time; I highly recommend it. Give your stylist a chance, it will cost you nothing to try.
For the ladies out there, Trunk Club has gift card options that you can purchase for your significant other, son, or even your dad. What a great gift idea for the hard to please man in your life. It sure beats the normal Target gift card, Banana Republic shirt, or Brooks Brothers button up gift that you normally get your relatives.
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