Coldwater Creek Company was launched in 1984, when Dennis and Ann Pence, tired of crowded New York City living and shopping, moved to Idaho and started their catalog company from their new home. The idea was to sell womens apparel, accessories, and home décor with the ease of mail order, so that everybody can do it from the comforts of their home.
The company was instant success with women loving the choices and the quality of offers. As success grew and the headquarters were established in Sandpoint, Idaho, the business expanded into physical retail stores nationwide. The first was opened in 1990 and followed by over 300 more in the next decade.
Coldwater Creek Outlet shops were generating the most business together with the website that saw more merchandise than any physical stores could carry, but the recession hit Coldwater Creek hard and it went bankrupt, later bought by Sycamore Partners. The bankruptcy put an end to retail stores and shifted the focus on online operations.
The website operations turned out to be the enduring path for Coldwater Creek and it still very popular. All merchandise is displayed under seven categories:
You can find all the merchandise choices online, but catalog is still available upon request.
Coldwater Creek not only sells stuff, but wants women to be good at taking care of their style, so they feature some videos with suggestions about how to wear scarfs or match accessories.
Coldwater Creek is similar to Talbots and Ann Taylor in terms of pricing structure, but they have a lot more sizes, styles, and features than those competitors. You can sign up for a free account and enjoy a custom wish list for apparel, gifts, and accessories. This list is available for friends who can look up what you like and would enjoy having.
Sign up for free email notification and get coupons and sales information sent your way. This is the best way to save and never miss great shopping opportunities.
You should always look for coupon codes on coupon aggregation sites before purchasing from Coldwater Creek. After you put all your goods in the shopping card and head to the checkout page, you will see a box with ‘Promo Code’ right under the order summary, which is where you will paste the coupon code you have saved. The savings amount will get deducted from the total and will definitely make you feel good.
Coldwater Creek has Sales section on the website, which features great deals on beautiful merchandise and wide selection of items. You will find limited-time sales here as well as seasonal discounts and clearance section. All the newest markdowns and specific categories are listed on the left side of the page. Outlet listing features some of the lowest prices and is a place where you can get a $20 sweater that used to be $60 or 50% off colorful shirts.
Special occasion dresses and coats are often discounted on the Outlet page, so don’t forget to visit it.
Black Friday is always big at Coldwater Creek and starts on November 23rd. It lasts the entire weekend and sports great deals on a wide array of merchandise.
This is another great shopping time following Thanksgiving weekend that features some amazing prices.