Some people love to shop, they live to shop. They head out to the mall and spend hours and hours drifting from store to store looking for clothes in a state of bliss. I am most certainly not in that group, at all. I hate shopping, that’s not an exaggeration. I hate it. If given the choice, I would rather do my laundry then go shopping. That’s right, I would rather wash my dirty clothes then buy new ones.
But clothes do wear out and you gotta wear something. In the past I had developed a strategy to get around this problem. I would pick one or two days out of the year and hit the outlet stores hard. I would buy all of my clothes for the season in a single trip. Just get it all over with, one shot. This worked pretty well, but if didn’t like the offerings the whole trip could turn into a bust. It was a roll of the dice and sometimes I would lose.
Although online shopping has the appeal of allowing me to avoid the grind of going to the mall, I was always concerned about how the clothes would fit. I dislike returns even more then I dislike shopping and adding the mailing aspect into the mix just amplifies the negativity of the experience.
Then one day while looking for the best deal on a pair of New Balance sneakers I found the Sierra Trading Post, a fast, easy to use site filled with prices that beat the outlets. It almost seemed too good to be true, but I browsed the offerings, selected a few items, placed my order, and bam the clothes came. For the most part they fit well and the one shirt that was too big I gave to my younger, but taller brother. I have been to this site 3 or 4 times and I can honestly say that my shopping problems are behind me.
Today I bought these four shirts, a Carhartt pullover sweatshirt ($28.95, 42%off), a green Gildan T-shirt ($3.15, 55%off), a Victorinox Swiss Army Long Sleeve shirt ($69.95, 39% off), and a Dakota Grizzly Plaid button down ( $36.95, 37%off).
Add to that the 25% coupon code that I got from their e-mail news letter and the total for the order was $117.19, a savings of over 125 dollars and I didn’t have to leave my house! How can you beat that?