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Last summer, we revealed that Trunk Club's personal styling pros were ready to dress LA gents. Located next door to Helms Bakery Design District in Culver City, the part-hangout, part-modern menswear shop quickly settled into its cool new West Coast outpost—which, as it turns out, is just a temporary space until Trunk Club's 38,500-square-foot clubhouse is ready to open next door.
Like online-only brand Bonobos's Guideshop (which was unsurprisingly founded by Trunk Club CEO Brian Spaly) the complimentary men's styling service simplifies wardrobe decisions by handpicking pieces to suit each client's frame and style. Unlike Bonobos, the fellow Nordstrom-backed company offers a full inventory of contemporary designer brands, all available for shoppers to buy and take home on the spot.
Below, get familiar with Trunk Club and take a tour of their sunny space—complete with its own full-service bar. Dig it? Book an appointment for your favorite dude (Father's Day will be here before you know it) online here or by calling (310) 905-3601.
Although its current digs are temporary, Trunk Club's fifth U.S. space will reflect the same rustic-cool interiors and dedicated spaces for the brands they stock. Expect to find over 70 cult-fave labels, including Life After Denim, Theory, Rag & Bone, AG Jeans, Will Leather Goods, Clae footwear, Ferragamo, and many others.
Upon arrival, a personal stylist will offer you beer, wine, and spirits; on weekends, light bites are occasionally available. Each sesh runs between 60 to 90 minutes, and it begins with a 5- to 10-minute chat about where each client shops, what they wear to work and on weekends, what's missing from their wardrobes, and other style preferences.
Next, clients get measured to ensure the most properly-fitting pieces. In addition to ready-to-wear separates, Trunk Club offers bespoke suiting and in-house tailoring.
After taking note each client's faves and measurements, the dedicated stylist—ours is the super-chill Molly Nelson, Trunk Club LA's head of sales—rolls out a host of head-to-toe options. Suggestions for our fashionable guinea pig include Cali-cool basics, crisp shirting, and casual pants for his never-dressy day job.
Even the personal stylist's kits look cool.
During the appointment (which is 100% free, by the way), the personal stylist will select both everyday items and unexpected pieces to ease each client into different styles of dressing. We're told that LA guys are particularly fond of slimmer cuts, and that casual-cool blazers are a versatile wardrobe must for event-ready Angelenos.
Statement-making accessories on display. Trunk Club tells us that they'll even deliver items to regular clients in need of a dire wardrobe fix.
There's never pressure to buy during the appointment, and most satisfied clients end up walking out with a bag of fresh new threads. After the styling sesh, each customer's preferences and measurements are saved in their online accounts for convenient retail therapy and future visits.
Trunk Club is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 8pm and by-appointment Saturday and Sunday.