Stitch Fix, Trendsend, Trunk Club … What’s the Difference?

Mom Life, Reviews

There’s no questions that the idea of receiving a box full of clothes right to your door and leisurely trying on clothes while sipping a glass of wine has a lot more appeal than battling crowds at the mall! But with so many options these days, it’s hard to decide which box subscription is right for you. After dozens of boxes from Trunk Club, Stitch Fix and Evereve Trendsend over the years, I’ve gathered a few notes on the pros and cons of each service.

 

TRUNK CLUB

  • Quality: They pull from Nordstrom so you have lots of different brands to choose from and all high quality that you’d see in the store.
  • Sizes: Customers can request petite, plus-size and standard sizing. Complete a style profile to help your stylist select the right sizing in each item.
  • Style: I’ve gotten everything from high end dresses to casual weekend tees, as well as shoes here.
  • Returns/Exchanges: Box includes a return label for things you don’t keep and easy online or app checkout for anything you buy. Option to exchange sizes at checkout through website or app.
  • Price: It used to be $100+ per item but I’ve noticed since Nordstrom purchased them, if I request items under $100 I get them. You can get all price ranges so just let you stylist know. No discount if you keep more than one item. They typically send 3 full outfits worth plus a pair of shoes and sometimes jewelry too. Trunk Club charges a $25 styling fee that can be applied to items you keep.
  • Personalization: You email one-on-one with your stylist which is nice and really lets you customize what they send. You can also decline any item in the trunk and ask your stylist to swap it out for something else before it arrives so you know exactly what you’re getting. You can request specific items and usually if they have it, they’ll send it.

STITCH FIX

  • Quality: In general I’d say it’s boutique level quality. I’ve seen designer items too so I think it depends on the price you select.
  • Sizes: Customers can request petite, plus-size, maternity and standard sizing. Complete a style profile to help your stylist select the right sizing in each item. Recently, Stitch Fix has added men’s boxes and kids boxes too.
  • Style: Everything from work to weekend and I’ve recently seen athleisure included. I think it depends what you request.
  • Returns/Exchanges: Easy return envelope with return label included for things you don’t keep and easy online or app checkout for anything you buy. Option to exchange sizes at checkout through website or app.
  • Price: Lots of options for pricing. Of the 3 this is usually my lowest overall. You get a 25% discount if you keep all 5 items so I can easily get all 5 for under $250 at my price point selected. Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee that can be applied to items you keep.
  • Personalization: Generally they keep your fix note in mind and they look at your style profile completed but it’s not a one-on-one conversation directly.  It’s a surprise what you actually get.

EVEREVE TRENDSEND

  • Quality: I’d say this is on par with Nordstrom quality. They have nicer brands than I get through Stitch Fix but the prices reflect that.
  • Sizes: Trendsend sends items in standard sizing, XS to XL. At this point in time, they do not carry petites, plus-size or maternity. Complete a style profile to help your stylist select the right sizing in each item.
  • Style: Typically on the more casual side or business casual. They have some blazers and blouses but no work pants or skirts typically – lots of denim for pants.
  • Returns/Exchanges: Easy return envelope with return label included for things you don’t keep and easy online or app checkout for anything you buy. Option to exchange sizes at checkout through website or app.
  • Price: They send 3 full outfits with accessories (8-10 items) and my problem usually is that I’d love to keep it all but that would cost about $600 so I don’t. Initially there was no styling fee but also no discount incentive for keeping multiple items. As of January 30, 2019 however, Trendsend will now charge a $20 styling fee that will be applied to your total purchase. You will also receive a 10% discount if you keep 4 or more items.
  • Personalization: Generally they keep your style profile in mind but it’s not a one-on-one conversation directly.  It’s a surprise what you actually get.

 

So what’s the final verdict?

All three boxes work essentially the same, the company ships a certain number of items to your house to try on and you return what you don’t want in a prepaid envelope and only pay for what you want. That makes all three winners for busy mamas.

  1. Overall, Stitch Fix is still my favorite in terms of selection of work and weekend clothing and overall price point.
  2. Evereve Trendsend is probably second on my list. I’m tempted to keep everything each time but with a higher price point and more casual clothing items, spending $600 is hard to justify.
  3. Trunk Club is one I aspire to love but would probably rank third on my list. The quality of clothing is great and I absolutely love that I can speak directly to a stylist but all in all there have been more misses than hits for me from a budget and fit standpoint with this service.

 

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