Trunk Club Boston

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trying on: Vince sweater, Topshop jeans, Rag & Bone boots

I've partnered with Trunk Club several times in the past, so when they opened up a new Clubhouse right here in Boston, I had to go check it out! It's centrally located on Boylston St, right next to the Nordstrom Rack (and shares their tailor, too). For those new to Trunk Club, it's a personal styling service under which you can either schedule an in-person fitting at a local Clubhouse, or request a trunk of items to try on at home. There's no subscription fee, and you only request a trunk or appointment when you want to.
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The Boston Clubhouse has an open layout with a sprawling bar (which seems to be a staple at every location!) and several comfortable fitting room lounges for appointments. Each lounge has plenty of seating, so you can bring a friend or significant other along to enjoy complimentary drinks during your session!
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I told my stylist, Marjorie, that I'm very petite-framed and am always looking to discover new brands and styles that fit well. I also mentioned that I like to mix affordable pieces with a few splurge ones here and there. My mind is on spring but the weather in Boston begs to differ, so I asked Marjorie to recommend some transitional pieces that are on-trend and good for layering.
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My favorite piece and purchase from my session was this Vince sweater, which has a thick knit and cropped dolman cut that looks effortless with high-waisted bottoms. Vince items are usually oversized, but given the "shrunken fit" style of this one, the sleeves and length happen to hit me just right. Marjorie suggested styling it with coated jeans (the ones she pulled are under $80!), a look that I'll be recreating with my J.Brand pair at home.
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In addition to curating the pieces, your stylist can also help with pairing ideas, either with notes inside your trunk or hands-on during your session. I was shown how this utility vest can be layered over and under several other closet basics. How cute does it look over a gray turtleneck with a tassel scarf?
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Since I've experienced Trunk Club's at-home trunks in addition to Clubhouses, I wanted to summarize some differences for anyone considering the service:

At-home with a trunk
- After an initial consultation with your stylist (via email or phone) about your fit and styling needs, you receive an online preview of the curated items. Here you're able to decline items and write feedback (important for a stylist to understand why you don't like something) before your trunk ships.
- A $25 try-on fee is charged when your trunk ships, and is credited towards anything you decide to purchase from that box. As a new benefit, this fee is completely waived for Nordstrom cardholders if you use your card. There's no additional charge for shipping both ways.
- Send back what you don't want within 5 days by requesting a free UPS pickup or by dropping your box off at a UPS. You can request an extension if you need more time.
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trying on Alice & Olivia top, Frame jeans

In-person at a Clubhouse
- You don't get to preview items pulled for you, but there is also no fee at all for the session. My suggestion is to keep an open mind and try on what your stylist pulls, while being assertive with feedback so he/she can develop a good understanding of what you're looking for and what you liked or didn't like in terms of fit, style, and budget. 
- There's free hemming on jeans or pants purchased during your session. I was told this includes keeping the original hem on jeans, which is an alteration costing upwards of $25 at some tailors! 
- Your stylist can send a follow-up trunk to your home after the session, if you wanted a different size in something or additional pieces that weren't available at the time of your appointment.

Also, customers can switch between Clubhouse sessions and at-home trunks based on what's more convenient. I know several of you have shared feedback with me in the past about your styling experiences, all of which I take seriously and pass along to their teams. If any of you decide to go visit the new Boston Clubhouse, please let me know what you think! 
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Thank you to Trunk Club for partnering on this post!

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45 comments:

  1. La Bijoux Bella | by miaTuesday, February 14, 2017

    Beautiful looks! :)
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. All of the items look lovely. X
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  3. What a great idea! I'll be sure to check out the physical Trunk Club location in Boston soon. Thanks for the thorough guideline on what to expect during a visit! I love the Alice & Olivia top by the way. Gorgeous color :)

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  4. I wonder if there exits any piece that doesn't look perfect on you! Thanks for this super lovely post.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  5. Beautiful photos, you are so beautiful! X

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  6. Love the red top <3

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  7. Great post! This is a great service. I love the outfits in this post, especially the dolman sleeve sweater!! Yes, layering is a good way to transition from one season to the next. Great tip!

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  8. I really like the scarf/olive jacket combo she chose for you. Very chic.

    Style by Joules

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  10. "Personal fitting" speaks to me! :) I need pretty much everything customized, so that would be amazing!

    Katie | Willow and White

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  11. You didn't mention the brand of the utility vest. That's something I'd be interested in purchasing.

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  12. Looks like a beautiful clubhouse!
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  13. Looking great! So beautiful! I would love to check it out:P

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  14. I live in a small town. Trunk Club sounds like something that I can try through their website. Just wondering, how much does each piece usually cost? Prices come in big factor for me. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Julia - based on the brands it could be from $75 to $300. I've received items pulled that were some more, some less, but for those who strictly want to stay below a certain range I'd definitely tell the stylist as a start

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  15. Cool! I would love to try this one day!

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  16. It sounds like such a great service and the space looks incredible!

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  17. love the black open shoulder top at the end... where did you get it?

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  18. Is this sweater available online anywhere?

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    1. Hi Kate, just looked it up and I believe it's Vince's "drop shoulder cotton sweater" but on me it looks nothing like how it does on the model...

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  19. Lovely outfits and informative post. Would you mind sharing the brand of your black cold-shoulder top? Thanks!

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  20. Lovely collection!!!

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  21. I am dying to try this. My size has been fluctuating a lot in the past 3 years due a weight loss, then surgery that caused me to gain it all back, and then more weight gain, and now an effort to lose it again. I don't want to spend any major money on clothes until I have a stable, decent weight. (Right now I rent my wardrobe through the Ms. Collection so I can keep adjusting my clothing size without committing to anything in my closet.) I will be trying this once I get my weight where it should be. I love Nordstrom (especially in the past week) and look forward to having a luxurious styling experience with their inventory.

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    1. I can imagine how it'd be hard to shop during all those back and forth changes! Sending you good vibes in your journey towards your stable weight!

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  22. I love this! I just signed up for Trunk Club and I'm getting my first trunk next week. So excited!!

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    1. Hi Cathy - let me know how it works out!

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  23. I love the black turtle poncho that was hanging behind you in your photo. Do you happen to know the brand? Thank you. You look fabulous!

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    1. Hi there - I'm sorry I didn't get the brand! I didn't try that one on because it seemed a little long

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  24. I've actually signed up and will have my in-house consultation next month in their new Boston location. I'm really excited and can't wait to see the looks they will put together for me. Thanks for the heads up, Jean. By the way, you look fabulous!!

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    1. Aw thank you! Let me know how it goes at your appointment!

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  25. That Vince sweater and Alive and Olivia top look gorgeous on you!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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  26. What style are the TopShop jeans? Love the J brand photoready on you, any recs for a darker black wash?

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    1. Solid dark jeans seem so basic yet are so hard to find! I saw some at LOFT online in the petite modern skinny cut which usually fits pretty well. Also saw some by Pilcro petites which is sold at Anthropologie and usually good quality.

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    2. It's a never ending hunt, it seems! My problem is it being baggy in the knees, and unfortunately I'm a size 23, I think. After all your posts on the j brand photoready, I think I'm going to bite (they seem to hold up well!). Will def check out pilcro, thanks :)

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  27. What a great read! If only there were on in LA!

    <3 Pacificpetite

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    1. Hi Katerina! They do have a LA location! It is in Culver City.

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  28. Jean,
    I really like the tassel scarf, can you tell me of the brand?
    Many thanks,
    TT

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  29. Hi Jean,

    I love the drak grey turtleneck and tassel scarf. Do you recall what brand they are by?

    Thanks!

    Kiran

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  30. Hi Jean,

    I've been doing Trunk Club for almost 8 months now. While I've purchased a few nice pieces, I am having a difficult time getting my stylist to send petite sizes or at least petite friendly regular sizes. Just curious if your stylist is a little more up to speed with petite sizing. My stylist claims that Trunk Club doesn't offer much for petite.

    Thanks,
    April

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