Nordstrom buys Trunk Club

Nordstrom Inc. is buying Trunk Club, the Chicago-based personal clothing service for men.

Nordstrom said Thursday that Trunk Club will operate independently while making use of Nordstrom’s resources to expand the business. The current management will stay on and Trunk Club will remain based in Chicago. No financial terms were disclosed.

“What Trunk Club is doing in the personal styling space is a natural extension of our core business,” Erik Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Direct, said in a news release. “This acquisition is reflective of how we want to move quickly to evolve with customers by finding more ways to deliver a great shopping experience.”

Trunk Club CEO Brian Spaly said Nordstrom will enable the company to improve its inventory management, planning and logistics. “Nordstrom is stellar at many of the things we aim to improve on to offer our members the best possible service,” he said.

Trunk Club stylists pick clothingbased on a customer’s style, fit and size preferences and ship it to the customer. Members keep what they want and send back the rest.


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