If you’ve read our Trunk Club review, you know we don’t like shopping at stores. Over the years, we’ve found some high-quality products and services that help keep our closet fresh without stepping foot in a store.
Trunk Club: Hand-Picked Clothes Delivered to Your Door
We still love Trunk Club. If you haven’t already, please check out our full Trunk Club review. Trunk Club makes it easy to request a trunk of clothes, give feedback to our stylist before the trunk is sent, and return anything we don’t like. Although there’s a $25 styling fee, it’s credited to anything purchased from the trunk, and we’ve always bought at least one piece of clothing. Trunk Club is also one of the few clothing services with options for both men and women, which is awesome.
Living in Southern California, we have the added bonus of being able to go into the local Trunk Club clubhouse to meet with our stylist in person and try on clothes, all while sipping on a glass of wine or beer. Trunk Club offers petite and plus sizes, so it’s helpful to go into the clubhouse to make sure your stylist really understands which clothes fit you best.
While the clothes may be on the pricey side, Trunk Club matches Nordstrom’s pricing, so we feel comfortable knowing there’s no added cost for the benefits we get through the Trunk Club service. We’ve tried cheaper online stylists options, such as Stitch Fix, but we found that the quality and service weren’t nearly as good as Trunk Club and the Stitch Fix stylists didn’t seem to personalize your selections. With Trunk Club, we know we have a real person making high-quality selections just for us.
Rent the Runway: Borrow Luxury, Designer Clothing for Any Occasion
Rent the Runway is another great option for refreshing our closet (at least for Randi!). Gone are the days of buying a $300 dress to wear only one time! For years, Randi used this service for renting luxury, designer dresses for special occasions such as weddings and galas. Over the past year, however, she’s taken advantage of the $159/month RTR unlimited service that allows her to rent any four pieces of clothing and borrow them as long as she’d like.
If you’d like to try Rent the Runway, you can use Randi’s referral code to get $30 off your first Rent the Runway rental or purchase (she’ll get $30, too!). We don’t believe this works for RTR’s unlimited service, but it should help you get a discount on your one-time rental!
Rent the Runway offers clothes for any occasion: work, weekend, vacation, date night, or elegant. Rent the Runway also offers a wide selection of clothes for any size, including petite, plus, and maternity. An added bonus is that if Randi loves a particular piece of clothing, she’s able to buy it at a huge discount! Depending on how many times it’s been rented, she’s seen discounts of up to 50% off the retail price of the clothing. And, since she gets to wear the piece before she buys it, she knows she’ll love wearing it and it won’t sit in the closet with the tags on.
Try Rent the Runway and get $30 off using this RTR discount code (Randi will get $30, too!)
Randi was originally worried about the options available as many weren’t her style; however, she says the Rent the Runway app has learned her style and now recommends clothing she loves. She can also find pictures and reviews from other renters to see how the clothes look on ‘real’ women. The app sorts reviews by people with similar body dimensions, which has been super helpful.
In our view, Rent the Runway has the edge over some of its competitors because you can keep items for as long as you’d like and ship items back individually for replacement. Some similar services, like Le Tote, require you to ship all of the items back at the same time. Shipping is incredibly easy by the way. The clothes show up on our doorstep within 2 days of picking them, and we just drop them in at UPS box whenever she’s ready to send them back.
Rothy’s: Eco-Friendly, Washable Shoes
Sorry, gentlemen, one more ladies-only recommendation. Rothy’s offers high-quality, washable shoes that are made from recycled plastic—but are actually comfortable! The shoes are a bit on the expensive side ($125 for flats), and Rothy’s generally does not offer promotions, with the exception of Rothy’s referral codes from other members and teacher discounts on certain styles. With that said, the expense is worth it because these shoes are made to last. They are durable because they are made from recycled plastic, which also means that you can wash them whenever they get dirty. It’s like having a brand-new pair of shoes after each wash!
Rothy’s referral code to get $20 off your first pair of Rothy’s and she’ll get $20 towards her next pair, too.
A word of caution – Rothy’s shoes (especially the pointed ones) tend to run VERY small in Randi’s experience. Be sure to size up a full size (not a half size) if you want them to be comfortable. If you get the wrong size, though, don’t worry, Rothy’s has some of the best customer service we’ve ever seen. When Randi’s first pair were too small, Rothy’s sent her a new size before she had even sent the original pair back! Incredible.
TOMS: Shoes, Sunglasses, Apparel, and Accessories with a Mission
Get $20 off your Tom’s purchase of $75+ (and we’ll get $20, too!)
TOMS has been around for quite some time, but we still love their mission. One for one. Meaning with every purchase, TOMS helps someone in need. With every purchase of shoes, TOMS provides a pair of shoes to someone in need. With every pair of sunglasses, TOMS helps give sight to someone in need. It’s an inspiring mission, and on top of that, the shoes are comfortable, and the sunglasses, apparel, and accessories are trendy. Over the years, TOMS has greatly expanded its line of shoes to include almost any type of shoe, including casual, dress, and waterproof work boots. I guess the only type of shoe we haven’t seen are tuxedo shoes! If you haven’t yet tried TOMS, you should definitely give them a shot!