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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  1. April Lee wrote:

    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.


    Posted 3.6.17 Reply
  2. Kiran wrote:

    Hi Jean,

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



    Posted 3.3.17 Reply
  3. bloggity wrote:

    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 🙂

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 2.25.17 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 2.25.17 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 2.25.17 Reply
  7. LMS wrote:

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

    Posted 2.22.17 Reply
  8. Unknown wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  9. Katerina wrote:

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

    <3 Pacificpetite

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  10. bloggity wrote:

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

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  11. That Vince sweater and Alive and Olivia top look gorgeous on you!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  14. Jean wrote:

    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…

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  15. Jean wrote:

    Hi Cathy – let me know how it works out!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  16. Jean wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  17. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – it's by Vince Camuto

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  18. Jean wrote:

    Hi Helen, it's by VInce Camuto

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  19. Jean wrote:

    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

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  20. Jean wrote:

    Hi! It's by Pleione

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  21. Great.

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  22. Cathy wrote:

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

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  23. 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.

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  24. Lovely collection!!!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  26. Kate wrote:

    Is this sweater available online anywhere?

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  27. Helen wrote:

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

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  28. Jenn wrote:

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

    jennnngo | twitter | latest post

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  29. AnneTega wrote:

    What a handy service!

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  30. Cool! I would love to try this one day!

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  31. 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!

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  32. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Looking great! So beautiful! I would love to check it out:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  33. b. wrote:

    Looks like a beautiful clubhouse!

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  34. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  35. "Personal fitting" speaks to me! 🙂 I need pretty much everything customized, so that would be amazing!

    Katie | Willow and White

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
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    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  37. I really like the scarf/olive jacket combo she chose for you. Very chic.

    Style by Joules

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  38. MizEats wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  39. Love the red top <3

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  40. Beautiful photos, you are so beautiful! X


    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  41. 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

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  42. Helen wrote:

    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 🙂

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  43. All of the items look lovely. X

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  44. The clothes you're trying on look super cute!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 2.14.17 Reply
  45. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Beautiful looks! 🙂
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 2.14.17 Reply

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