Nordstrom to acquire Chicago-based Trunk Club

Trunk Club, a five-year-old Chicago-based e-commerce company, will be acquired by Nordstrom for an undisclosed amount in a deal linking two retailers with a shared stake in combining fashion with careful customer service.

Trunk Club provides personal styling, sending men trunks of clothes and accessories they can try on and decide to buy from home. CEO Brian Spaly said nothing will change for Trunk Club on the surface: Its headquarters will remain in Chicago, he and the team will stay on, and the mission to make it easier for guys to find the best clothes will continue to guide them.

“Chicago is a warm and welcoming city and it has a rich tradition of outfitting the nation,” Spaly said. “We are super pumped to continue that tradition and fill in for some of the holes in our industry.”

Read more →