Thursday, August 25, 2011

fash•ion (fash-uh n) | trunk club

I love it when Matt decides to listen to me. Especially when it relates to clothes. A few months ago (okay maybe a year ago), I got word that Trunk Club was opening in Chicago. What is Trunk Club you ask? Maybe the most genius thing ever for the fashionably challenged, or plain ol' busy, men of the world. It's a personal shopping service for men (in a nutshell). Not that Matt needs a ton of help in the fashion department, but sometimes he won't listen to me when I tell him to be open minded about certain pieces (ie: cardigan sweaters). This was a great way for him to get suggestions from someone other than me.

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So I asked him to schedule an appointment with them and try their services. He met with Molly who helped identify what his "style" is with a style profile. She, as well as another personal shopper, were tasked to select items for him and ship them to our place once they had some things picked out. Well the "trunk" came and even though I knew there wasn't anything in it for me, I was just as excited.

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The process is easy. Like something? Keep it (they have your card on file after all). Hate it? Then ship it back, but make sure it's within 10 days of when you received the items. Seems like the model a lot of online retailers are following these days.

So what was in the box you ask? Well first, there was a very nice hand written note from Molly who was personable to the point that she even referenced me in her note, as well as good selection of goodies: 2 pairs of shoes, 6 pairs of pants, 2 t-shirts and 2 sweaters. Brands included were AG, Earnest Sewn, Lacoste and Donald J. Pliner.

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The service is genius - especially since some men have a hard time appreciating the quality of "nicer" clothes. I know it took Matt awhile to understand the value of it, but hey he came around eventually. Even if you don't live in Chicago never fear, Trunk Club has an online service where men can fill out their profiles online. Now if only they would read this post and realize that they need a blogger like me to do some work for them (hint. hint.) ;)

|The big question: What's he keeping?|

9 comments:

Bravoe Runway said...

Oooo I have never heard of this service but it sounds like a genius idea! Can't wait to see what Matt will be keeping :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What an awesome service! Kellen is actually pretty good about trying new things/picking out nice clothes when I can actually get him to go shopping. Unfortunately, he is very tall and has broad shoulders and a small waist, so it's very difficult to find clothes that fit him. Thank goodness for Bananas tall clothing and tailored fits!

laura said...

OMG, Tabitha, this is amazing! My husband is the same way-- he listens, but not too well. hahaha :) I'm gonna have to slowly ease him into this idea, but is sounds fantastic!
♥ laura

the blog of worldly delights

Mel said...

This is a fine idea and all, but I actually don't *want* my hubs to spend money on expensive clothes. This girl would rather have those dollars in her shopping budget.

LyddieGal said...

That sounds so cool. Now we just need every man in the world to start doing this. especially the single ones.

Savvy Gal said...

i never heard of this before. will be good for some of my guy friends. : )

Anonymous said...

Cool! How do they charge for the initial box? Did they just charge for the whole thing and then refund you after you returned it?

Kristen said...

This is absolute genius. My husband is a sharp dresser, but I bet this would raise his game a lot, and more importantly, introduce him to a number of brands he would never try on his own. Thanks for the link and the review!!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

How fun, what did Matt end up keeping? This is definitely a genius service, especially for guys who don't have stylish girlfriends/wives/sisters/gal pals to guide them (or sometimes they just don't listen to us!).

You should send them a link to this article, do they have a retail location too?