Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A New Venture (See Jane Work)

You might have seen my tweets about my last day at work and a change in career.  I started this week at a men's fashion start-up called the Trunk Club.  I will be doing styling and sales and it's a major change from my past job and background (I was a finance major in college) but am totally excited to embark on this new venture.


Trunk Club aims to change the traditional shopping process for men who don't love shopping or lack the time to do so.  We personally handpick clothes (similar brands to those found at Nordstrom) to send a guy based on their preferences and personality.  Because shipping is free (both directions), we treat it as a rinse and repeat process; if we didn't quite get the style or fit with the first trunk, we'll send another along.  There's no risk to the customer as they only pay for what they keep.

If this sounds like something that your brother/dad/boyfriend/uncle/husband/best guy friend might be interested in, please shoot me an email at anna@trunkclub.com as I'd love to reach out to them.  I'm very excited to be taking a career change into the fashion industry (men's fashion is fun to me, too--I love shopping for Eric) and can't wait to see what the future brings.

Also, I will no longer need to adhere to a business casual wardrobe--but have no fear, I will still be wearing my pencil skirts and other work appropriate items; I've been wearing those clothes the past four years and don't see myself quitting anytime soon.

35 comments

Kendra said...

That's so exciting! Congratulations.. seems like a really awesome company!
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La Petite Olga said...

That sounds great! Congrats!!

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Nautical Wheeler said...

That sounds amazing! I'll be sure to spread the word :)

Molly said...

Congrats Anna!!! So happy for you that you are able to do what you love!!

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Kate said...

Congrats, Anna! That's so exciting!! It must feel so neat to have such a drastic switch up in careers! I'm a little envious, and a lot happy for you!! <3 You'll be so great at this new position!

Courtney Erin said...

This sounds like a really interesting venture and I'm sure you'll be positively brilliant at it - congrats!

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Closet Fashionista said...

That is soooo exciting! :D Congratulations! :)
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Alicia said...

So awesome Anna! What a fun change from the corporate finance world... ;)). I'm pretty sure this is right up most guys alley so I'm sure you'll be one busy girl! Congrats lady! xx

Collections said...

Congratulations!!! I work in finance now but it's always been my dream to work in the fashion industry so this is definitely inspiring. Good luck at your new job, so wonderful!

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Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

So exciting! What a smart concept, I know my dad would be all about this! Congrats :)

briannelee said...

Congrats on the new job!

Things That Sparkle said...

Congratulations on your new venture, so exciting!!!

Taylor said...

SO excited for you!!!! If you want the Hubs and I to stop by one night let me know - i don't really need him shopping but I am with you - love shopping for the boys!!!

PS_ Shopping date, mani, lunch anything soon?! Want to hear about this honeymoon!! ;)

hello, Friday said...

Cheers to your new career! I think you would rock at styling! I'll pass out the words. xoxo

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Crystalin said...

Congratulations Anna! I like men's fashion too, seems so fun!

Kelly said...

Wow, what a bold move! It's great that you're making a career out of your passion. Any regrets about leaving finance?

Anh said...

CONGRATS ANNA! So excited for you and can't wait to hear more! <3

roseandthistle said...

Congratulations on your new position, sounds like a great business model. I'm also applying to lots of start ups right now as I think they'd be such an interesting way to gain more experience. Best of luck!

PS I also did a post about your DV snakeskin loafers, love them!

Josie said...

Congratulations, Anna! This is so exciting! I can't wait to hear more about it and I'm sure you'll be a HUGE success!
xo Josie
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Ashley said...

Wow, congrats, lady! What an amazing opportunity- you are going to kill it!

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City Girl Chicago said...

What a great idea and opportunity ~ congratulations! I will plant the seed with the men in my life :)

Meagan@Style-Edition said...

Awesome! Congratulations -- this sounds like a blast! I recently made a similar career change (From software to apparel) and I could't be happier! I bet you'll get to be more creative with your outfits too! Can't wait to see!

Bud and Leo said...

Congrats! It sounds like a great new start for you. And a good creative outlet! Love the concept!

Kelli

Meisha.Style said...

this sounds very exciting and challenging! congrats!!!

i am also working in the finance field and wanted a change.

skippysays said...

what a cool concept for a company! congrats- that's awesome!!

Ashley said...

What an awesome opportunity! You'll be great at it!

Myrna said...

Congrats hon! That's an awesome change, doing something you enjoy. I love shopping for my hubs as well. Can't wait to hear all about this fancy job.

XX-Myrna

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Julie and Lauren said...

Congrats, Anna!! Very exciting! XO

Sabby V said...

Wow, that sounds so amazing! All the best in your new career:)

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Jaclyn said...

Congratulations on the new venture! This sounds like such a cool company. Can't wait to hear more about it as you start.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

congratulations, definitely an exciting new adventure! best of luck!!

sartoriography said...

Congrats on the new job; it sounds incredibly fun and interesting! I'm forwarding this post on to my man-friend as we speak. No obligation mail-order wardrobe? He's probably already signing up. :)

Kelci Taylor said...

congrats, I know a few girls who work there and LOVE it!

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Shoes We Want said...

Congrats on the new job! Trunk Club is such a smart idea for men's shopping. Have fun!