Online Shopping Guide: Trend Trunk lets you raid stylish closets—or launch your own virtual boutique
Trend Trunk serves two very practical purposes: it helps retail addicts clean out their cramped wardrobes, and allows bargain-hungry shoppers to score fantastic deals on pre-loved items. The online shop is really a bustling marketplace populated by multiple mini-boutiques, each stocking cut-rate clothing and accessories (some still bearing price tags). Anyone can sign up to sell their stuff, and sellers receive a generous 80 per cent of any profits—a significant step up from the usual 50 per cent offered by most consignment shops. Meanwhile, buyers can follow specific vendors whose sartorial chops they admire, and the site handles all the boring logistical details like payment and shipping.
As with most secondhand shops, finding the best stuff takes a little digging. That’s why we sifted through hundreds of closets to identify the most gifted stylists and the best deals. Here, five virtual boutiques that are worth checking out.