Last year I received a gift certificate for Trunk Club worth $175. Each time I went on I tried to order a limited amount of clothing because I only wanted to spend the gift certificate amount.
My first issue is that Trunk Club sends you more options than you need, even though I have repeatedly asked the stylist many times to please send me two items equaling roughly $175. Instead, I had to add my credit card and ended up receiving six items. Because I was clear that I didn't want to spend more than that amount, they sent me a very cheap brand, which I looked up. They are charging me well over twice what I could buy these thin cotton shirts for on other websites. I know shipping cost money, but these stylists cannot be worth charging me $50 for a shirt that is worth $20 at every other retailer.
If you have a lot of money and just don't care if you're wasting it, you can go to Trunk Club. Tell them what brands you like and get a trunk that cost $2,000 if you bought it, outright delivered to your door. But I don't think there are many of those kinds of people out there, and I think a lot of them are getting duped when they sign up for Trunk Club.
So buyer beware. If you're okay with spending $170 for a pair of jeans that cost $80, then sign up for Trunk Club
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend