Monday, September 10, 2012

Sierra Trading Post Review and Giveaway


Sierra Trading Post will forever hold a special place in my online bargain shopper's heart. Why, you ask? Because I purchased my very first pair of Frye boots from their site more than five years ago. I nabbed my dusty brown Campus boots for $99 - about one-third their typical retail cost - and the experience cemented my belief that great brands can be procured at affordable prices. (Last winter, I bought a pair of Sorel boots at 50% off from Sierra Trading Post, too!) It's been a while since I've scoured the extensive STP offerings, but when the company contacted me about a collaboration, I was thrilled. This website is a great source for brand-name bargains of all kinds.

I was sent this 100% cotton Neve Trudy Cardigan to review and keep.*


I actually spotted (no pun intended) this very cardigan at a boutique up in Ely last fall. It comes in four gorgeous colorways, and I'd been eyeing up the "Sprout" version. Looking at my options on the Sierra Trading Post site, though, I went for the still-adorable but more utilitarian "Ivory" option. This cardigan is a great mid-weight cotton with a thick but pliable weave. It runs a wee bit large, so I ordered down - a size small fit my typically medium/size 6-8 top perfectly. The cardigan is shaped at the waist, but fits comfortably without pulling. And hey! Check out the interior:



(Pay no attention to that biker. Although he does match the color scheme quite nicely ...) The cardigan isn't reversible, but I'll have fun making some false lapels with my fashion tape next time I wear it!

Sierra Trading Post has a reputation for supplying outdoorsy types with coats, boots, tents, and field gear ... and those things are available in abundance on the site. But the stylish shopper will be keen to know that they stock Born, Sofft, Clarks, Danso, Tsubo, Frye, and Anne Klein shoes, as well as clothing from Cole Haan, 7 for All Mankind, Magaschoni, Ellen Tracy, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, and many more. It's a great resource for quality clothing, shoes, and accessories of all kinds at deeply discounted prices.

I'm super excited to have a $200 gift card to Sierra Trading post to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Like Sierra Trading Post on Facebook.
  3. While you're over there, sign up for the DealFlyer email program in the provided interface. DealFlyer members receive offers like free shipping, extra discounts (up to 25%), top-secret sales, giveaways, and more. (Terms and conditions here. STP privacy policy here.)
  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, September 16, 2012. Sierra Trading Post will draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

*CMP.ly/2

26 comments:

Elsa Macbebekin (at gmail dot com) said...

Somehow, I fell out of the habit of shopping with Sierra, but this is good reminder.

Jenni said...

i agree, this is a good reminder - especially about the boots. good stuff.

B said...

a good place to shop

Charlene Lammers said...

great cardigan. i forgot about their shoes

Laura said...

I need some winter boots since I just moved to Wisconsin! Maybe I'll get lucky!

Kaki said...

One of my all time favorite bargain hunting stops. When I lived in northern CO, I loved visiting the Mother Ship. The thirds room was always interesting. Once, we found a seemingly pristine men's ivory raw silk suit. Picked it off the rack and found that the entire back was melted!

Jessica - jme158 (at) hotmail (dot) com said...

I love STP, both for outdoorsy stuff and for fashion. In fact, I like to combine the two into "outdoorsy fashion." Great deals and great customer service.

SissySees said...

I buy a lot of my trail/workout attire from them, but I rarely think about them for "street wear".

Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

I love Sierra Trading Post and purchase a lot of my workout/running clothes at the site. Very great prices and selection! Love it!
Pam
pskramer@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

I've only ever gotten wool socks from STP, but with $200 I'd have to do a little more shopping!

michele

michelemhoffman@hotmail.com

SouthernBelle83 said...

so love your cardigan!!

fingers crossed!

say_wat83[at]yahoo[dot]com

Deb said...

Love me some STP! My favorite summer skirt is an STP score - I get compliments every time I wear it. Last winter I found some Bogg boots for my grandaughter.

Lov e your dotty cardigan!

e. said...

Awesome, awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Too bad one has to enter through Facebook. It would be good if they had an alternative method of entering.

Leslie said...

Another great giveaway...thank you! I'd never heard of Sierra Trading Post before but I am excited that they discount Keen shoes!

Ruth said...

Ah! I love Sierra Trading Post! I've gotten scads of good deals from them, particularly fun and toasty warm smartwool socks what make a long winter more endurable.

M. Edwards said...

I, too, have never heard of this company, but that cardi totally sold me, Sally. You wear it well. (How's that for a "doing" compliment as opposed to a "being" one?) :)

eGFR said...

I have been a fan of STP for many years and of Neve merino cardigans for the last 4-5 years. Love them! I've always worn mine more casual, perhpas because I have zipper styles. I love how you're wearing the dots!

Dana Stein said...

looks like they have a lot of cute things!

Anonymous said...

Oh, well- another missed opportunity due to my not being on facebook
*sigh*
(I generally make a big stink with companies that hold "facebook only" giveaways- we SERIOUSLY need to remind them that anyone who has ever been stalked or escaped domestic violence is advised not to have an account on facebook. Think of how many people that could be!) (...Unfortunately)
Adorable sweater, though!

Trez said...

I'm so excited to win! I followed all of the steps

annaintechnicolor said...

Followed all of the steps, and entered the giveaway! Thank you so much for offering this one, I really need to get some good quality leather shoes since finidng my first post-college job. :)

Amy Davis said...

Oh how I love STP!!

They send out amazing coupons, too.

Megan said...

Awesome! I bought my first pair of Sorel boots from STP back in 1997 when I moved to Wisconsn for college, and have been shopping there ever since. My most recent find was a pair of Dansko Mary Jane Clogs for something like $43 with an email discount. Great giveaway!

Cait said...

Sierra Trading Post is the best! I love how their catalogs used to be all ink-drawing pictures.

Anonymous said...

I liked them on FB, and signed up for the newsletter. They have more in stock than I would have thought. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen
cliffennifer[at]roadrunner[dot]com