The Best Way to Shop

by Monday, December 7, 2015

No matter what the task, it’s always more fun when someone else does the work and you sit on comfy couch sipping a glass of wine. Shopping is no exception. So thank you Trunk Club for making shopping fun again.

Email done. Wine poured. Ready to try on!

Email done. Wine poured. Ready to try on!

 

If you’re not familiar with Trunk Club, it’s an online personal shopping service. Similar to StickFix, but more upscale and originally just for men. You fill out a profile; chat with a stylist and within a few days a perfectly curated ‘trunk’ shows up at your door. Keep what works, and send back what doesn’t. You only pay for the items you love. Easy.

 

I became familiar with Trunk Club last year when for Christmas, I signed up my husband for a wardrobe makeover. Dallas has one of Trunk Clubs’ few physical locations (the other is in Chicago) so instead of getting his trunk delivered to our house, G was able to meet his stylist and try everything on under her fashionable eye.

Light reading to pass the time.

Light reading to pass the time.

The location vibe was modern and casual, but very welcoming. Think open floor plan, leather couches and a stocked man bar. He had a great experience – coming home with a significantly upgraded wardrobe and many of the pieces are now his every day favorites.

Cozy corner inside Dallas' Trunk Club

Cozy corner inside Dallas’ Trunk Club

 

Fast-forward a year and Trunk Club now offers shopping services for women. Basically the same concept as before, but the clothes all come straight from Nordstrom (who now owns Trunk Club). So naturally, I wanted to try it. I desperately needed a wardrobe upgrade and left on my own, I would likely end up with lots of random pieces hanging in my closet.

 

So, just like G, I filled out a quick ‘about me’ form, shared sizes, favorite brands, and what types of clothes I was looking for. Within a few days, I was at their new location, near Fair Park, sipping wine and perusing all the things my stylist Ashleigh pulled for me.

 

She and another stylist rolled out a rack full of items selected just for me. One by one, I tried on shirts, jeans, heels, boots, jackets, dress and sweaters. We went for full outfits, trying on tops with various bottoms and shoes until found our favor outfits. Onsite tailoring is free so you walk away with everything fitting perfectly. Not everything was a hit, but that’s to be expected.

Shirts, heels, boots, oh my!

Shirts, heels, boots, oh my!

 

Two hours later, I walked out the door with a DVF dress, several cute shirts (Joie, Tracey Reese, Theory), two pair of jeans, a great pair of black booties and cute Ivanka Trump flats.

But most importantly, I left with options and outfits.

 

Coming soon, Part II – The Closet Clean Out

 

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