GIVEAWAY | Trident General Store hats


Trident General Store, a brand known for their Southern California beach t-shirts with an undeniably East Coast aesthetic, is one of my favorite under-the-radar companies. A lot of us out in L.A. are transplants from the East or Midwest, and to be frank, it's easy to get frustrated looking for a simple SoCal beach t-shirt that isn't, well, totally cheesy. Thank goodness Trident General Store hit the scene a few years ago with their finely-tuned yet simple supply of t-shirts and hats (and one pretty fancy diamond necklace) that reminds me of an oversand vehicle permit sticker on an old Jeep on the shores of Nantucket.

One of the three partners, Jill Burnham, told me she has plans to expand up and down the coast of California with more beach tees, and wouldn't you know it, they're going to Nantucket too where I'm sure they'll be welcomed with open arms. 

To enter the hat giveaway: Tell us what your favorite beach is in the comment section below. I will announce the eight winners Tuesday evening. Good luck!

Congratulations to the eight winners, chosen at random:

1. Catherine who said Crystal Cove.
2. Danielle19 who said the beaches of Nantucket.
3. SBGirl who said RAT!
4. Karen who said Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur (one of my favorites too!).
5. Korey who said El Matador.
6. StefanieVPB who said Anna Marie Island, FL.
7. Allie who said Goleta Beach.
8. MamaValveeta03 who said Pitch Plains in Montauk.

Please email me: lizziegarrett(at)gmail(dot)com with your shipping address and I'll send you your hat!

117 comments:

katie said...

Mountains, green forests and quiet, driftwood lined beaches make Cannon Beach, Oregon my favorite beach getaway. Definitely worth checking out.

lexinator said...

Long nook beach in Cape Cod, MA. Amazing sand dunes and perfect place for bonfires and sunsets. Best summer memories!

Lizzie said...

Who knows...maybe these beaches will be on future TGS shirts!

Anonymous said...

I've only been to a few beaches in my time, but I've always loved Myrtle Beach in South Carolina!

-Amy K

Catherine said...

Crystal Cove!

Anonymous said...

Blooming Point Beach on Prince Edward Island, Canada. An incredibly beautiful red-sand beach with massive dunes for miles (or should I say kilometres)!!

Hilary Hayes said...

Best beach is Ontario, Canada. Wymbolwood Beach off of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron!

kristi said...

Blooming Point Beach on Prince Edward Island, Canada. An incredibly beautiful red-sand beach with massive dunes for miles (or should I say kilometres)!! Perfect on any spring, summer, or fall day....and even on some warm sunny days in the winter!

rachael said...

my favourite beach is the beach at my cottage at Lake Winnipeg. my favourite place ever!




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Hitomi said...

Rincon Beach near Santa Barbara has such a simple, beautiful coastline. I grew up with Santa Monica and Venice Beach, so having Rincon to escape to sometimes is the best beach getaway I could ever ask for.

jzsmama said...

I am still searching for my favorite beach! I know it is out there somewhere!!

Kim Nunley said...

Stinson beach in Northern California. It's a very chill pace with an outdoor basketball court overlooking the dunes and ocean. It's an awesome spot to play some hoop while watching the sunset.

Anonymous said...

Church's Beach on Cuttyhunk Island off the coast of MA! It's pure HEAVEN!

danielle19 said...

Love the beaches on Nantucket. Can't pick which one is my fave!

danielle19 said...

Love the beaches on Nantucket. Can't pick which one is my fave!

mmperdue said...

Cannon Beach in Oregon. Misty and beautiful. It's the reason we all can say, "I like long walks on the beach..."

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Reese said...

Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria, California. Great surfing, gorgeous beach, and lots of great restaurants nearby.

Anonymous said...

San Blas, Panama!

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ispyfred said...

This week Hanalei Bay...next week, who knows!

Tamara said...

Canon Beach in Oregon.

Meredith @ Map & Menu said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Although I currently live in Maine, my all-time favorite beaches are on Bald Head Island in North Carolina. It truly is a magical spot!

Ellepete said...
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Ellepete said...

Moonlight Beach. Encinitas, Ca.

Misty, dreamy, with perfect waves.

annie-san said...

Railay Beach, Thailand

Pure paradise.

Jenn said...

Trestles/San Onofre State Beach, CA. Awesome waves!

Jeni said...

Laguna Beach..a perfect summer 1978!

birdridge@comcast.net said...

I love the National Seashore beaches in MA...Hatches Harbor out beyond Herring Cove beach is the best by far!

SBGirl said...

RAT! It's always quieter down in the corner. South Bay local, what can I say?

Nancy Manning said...

Well, this caught my eye because Abalone Cove is where we go locally. Great tide pools!

JenniferMM said...

My favorite beach is in my hometown of Hilton Head, South Carolina. My dad bought a little grocery store there in 1969 and it was an idyllic place to grow up. As a kid I rode horses on the beach, learned to surf with my brother, and spent a lifetime in the ocean. It's a different place now, but I will always remember the way it was and how it shaped my life.

Anne said...

Hmmm...fave beach? Do the pebbly, rocky shores of the creek on my Missouri farm count? Those are sweet freakin hats.

alexis said...

Puka's on Kauai.

kara rane said...

Gringo Beach http://www.etsy.com/listing/82468589/gringo-beach

meredith m said...

My favorite beach is in kailua hawaii. I love it - its away from all the tourists and so pretty with perfect white sand beaches and gentle waves!
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Stacy said...

I love Seabright in Northern California, near Santa Cruz.

Sarah Baker said...

I live in Nebraska, so beaches are few and far between, but the rocks and sand and waterfalls on the Niobrara river are pretty lovely.

Nicole Oliveri said...

Williams beach park in
Mystic, Connecticut on the river. I used to go there with my parents on picnics when I was little...

Kelsey said...

Moonstone Beach, CA. Makes me homesick just thinking about it.

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Unknown said...

Neskowin OR with the coolest most explorable tiny island of Proposal Rock. I totally got my tomboy on by disappearing for 40 minutes & trekking all over the root crossed meandering trails.

Marissa said...

I live in SF right now, so my favorite beach of the moment is Baker Beach. Blocked from wind unlike Ocean beach with a nice bridge view.

Alice said...

Oooohlala!
Those hats are quite fabulous if anything at all.
The inner mermaid in me is going wild. Yes, yes, YES for tridents and hats that are casual but still way too cool for school :)

Thank you Lizzie (and the Trident General Store) for this lovely giveaway!

Hmm...my favorite beach.
The funny thing is that even though I live less than an hour from the beach, I'm never there! If only I had the time to head down to the beach and maybe learn to surf. That would be the life!
Of the few beaches I've been to, I'll have to say that my favorite is Newport Beach in Southern California!
My choice is so predictable but hey, I've had some pretty great times at that beach. Swim practices for hours, time spent just relaxing in the water, and lots and lots of sand in all sorts of random places. You can't beat some delicious food cooked over a bonfire, a lovely sunset, some sand, and that good old beachy California feel.
Man, thinking about my memories is making me miss the beach!
Hopefully I'll be able to make it out to the ocean once again one of these days.



~Alice
Ainfinitaire

Val Beranek said...

Corona Del Mar !

Claire said...

There are more lakes than beaches in Seattle but the beach at discovery park is one that has actual sand and a nice lighthouse.

Life is a Wagon said...

Long Beach, NY. The seafood, the beer, the half hour from the city!

Karen said...

Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur. Kinda secluded with *purple* sand!!

Korey said...

El Matador, CA--breathing-taking vistas walking down the cliffside path, pelicans perched on rock arches, waiting for the waves to rush out of the sea caves and then splashing through, stumbling upon crabs and starfish. . . and sometimes nude sunbathers, getting tossed by the undertow and lost in a book, dozing under the sun, cooled by the breeze.

Hayley Taylor said...

Whangamata beach in New Zealand x

Hannah said...

WIneglass Bay in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park.

Caitlin Boring said...

My favorite is Laguna Beach. It's not all what the show has hyped it up to be thankfully. It's so laid back and open to people. It great going there and truly enjoying the beach lifestyle because people go to the beach there to have fun and actually go in the water and swim and relax while other beaches around here have a lot of people who go to be seen and try to fit the image of beach culture and makes it off putting, at least for me, when you want to enjoy the beach. Granted there are stores with tourist merchandise but that's how it is with most beaches but it's not thrown in your face every five feet. Plus the people there are always friendly and open to meeting new people. :)

Lindsay B said...

Bare Bottom Beach in good ol' land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota

babechan said...

The beach at Watson's Bay, in Sydney. Buy some of Sydney's best and freshest fish and chips, enjoy with a beer in hand, and then take a beautiful hike in the bush up to the top of a cliff, with views east across the ocean to the horizon.

Stefanievpb said...

Anna Maria Island, Florida, lovely and laid back.

Anonymous said...

My beautiful home on the 2 by 5 mile island of Daufuskie.
No cars, no bridge and no problems. Lots of history with generations of families still living on their plots of land.
Nature surrounds you and the ocean is always in sight.

Theresa said...

My Favorite beach is Waterlemon Bay at St John USVI

Anna Conway said...

Waikiki Beach! Love the action!

Emily Tharp said...

This stuff is gorgeous. My favorite beach is in my hometown ... Ocean City, NJ!

Anae said...

Pass-A-Grille Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Gorgeous!

Chelsea said...

I would LOVE the Palos Verdes one for my mom!! She grew up there but since her Junior year of college has lived in New England with the bitter cold (25 degrees here this morning already!) I know she misses it and this will definitely give me some brownie points.

Molly said...

My favorite beach is Pawleys Island, South Carolina, where my family has been vacationing for the past fifteen years. We have stayed in the same house and made so many memories!

jenniferdrugaycook@gmail.com said...

Cape Henlopen - Lewes, Delaware

Karla said...

Cliff Jumping at Waiemea, North Shore, Oahu - Hawaii.

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suepie52 said...

Sebastian Inlet State Park, best surf spot in Florida and best kept secret for generations of South Florida locals. There are no mountains, but it's a gem.

Liz said...

Corolla, North Carolina, but only in the off season fall and winter months when tourists don't scare off the wild horses. Love the hats!

Ellie Brooks said...

Flying Point in Southampton, NY!

Jess S said...

Its hard to choose, but either Half Moon Bay out side of San Francisco where I surfed (with Great Whites!) for the first time or Lavalette Beach on the Jersey Shore, where spent every summer of my childhood with my family!

Jess S said...

Its hard to choose, but either Half Moon Bay out side of San Francisco where I surfed (with Great Whites!) for the first time or Lavalette Beach on the Jersey Shore, where spent every summer of my childhood with my family!

caitlin said...

my favorite beach is on the aegean in turkey!

Quixoticloud said...

My favorite beach is the one where you can sit with a book and eat a sandwhich and it is so beautiful you don't even mind when there is sand in the sandwhich. That one. I think it's in Nova Scotia but I have not been there yet. Probably I would go if I had the right hat...

Maria said...

Hands down Bikini Beach in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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Layla Muchnik-Benali said...

My favorite beach would probably have to be anywhere along Lake Michigan in Chicago. Not really the ocean, but it's so enormous that it looks just like it! I love that it's so close to the city. - Layla

Anne Darken said...

Rosemary Beach Florida in the fall, no one around, sugary white sand, the smell of the sea and the rosemary, the most gorgeous water the color of a really good aquamarine, and a great read from Sun Dog Books in Seaside, one of the best independently owned bookstores I've ever found.

Anonymous said...

Mine is a bit far away from you... I love all the beaches of Formentera, (Balearic Islands-Spain) specially Illetas.

ang kopang said...

Bethany Beach, DE

Allie said...

My favorite beach is Goleta Beach -- to the left of the pier, to be exact. Growing up in Santa Barbara, my friends and family and I would head there to boogie board, put lemon juice in our hair, and play on the driftwood forts built there.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous above: Angela T.

Heidi said...

La Selva beach, just south of Santa Cruz.

Heidi said...

La Selva beach, just south of Santa Cruz.

LauraSP said...

Oswald West on the Oregon coast!!!

Nicole said...

El Capitan outside of Santa Barbara. Quiet, serene, with the hills in the distance and a beautiful strip of wooded campgrounds behind it.

Though, I agree with Reese on the selling points of Carp. It's a close second.

Alex Campbell, Development Assistant said...

No real beaches living in Montana but I love what we call Sandy Beach down on the Clark Fork of the Missouri River.

Amielle said...

My favourite beach would have to be the one at the Greenwater Provincial Park, in Saskatchewan. It's not fabulous by any stretch of the imagination, but I have so many memories growing up when we were camping and my sisters and I would play there all day long before heading back to the campsite for food. :)

Roxanne said...

Long Beach, Tofino, BC. It has awesome waves for surfing, rocky parts for climbing, lots of sea life to poke around in and it's in Canada--the best country in the world (in my humble opinion). :)

mon said...

I absolutely love all the POint Reyes beaches specially Chicken Run beach in Central CA!

Anonymous said...

Grove Beach - Westbrook, Connecticut!

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Dara said...

When I was young, my family would go with our next door neighbors to Sea Ranch, CA like twice a year. My favorite beach was Shell Beach because I never failed to come home with buckets and buckets of shells which sat in our garage until we moved to Oregon. It was always overcast and chilly, but definitely holds some of my best memories.

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K. Britt said...

Garden City Beach, SC!

Fashion Vice said...

The very spot where I got engaged in Treasure Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas is my favorite beach. We go back almost every year and now my 5-year-old has looked for shells, chased sea gulls, and sat in soft sand at low tide with my husband and me to watch sailboats.

LisaVK said...

Shelly Beach in Australia. Take a ferry across from the Circular Quay in Sydney to Manly, then follow the sea walk along to the end and you hit the cutest little sheltered cove of a beach. It's perfect for sunbathing out of the wind, there are BBQs and picnic benches, and a trail for a quick hike in the bush. It's perfect.

Kelly O'Reilly said...

I was just turned on to the stretch of beach in Mantoloking, New Jersey and I'm in love. Thanks for the chance!

Tightermiter said...

Dewey beach in Delaware...some of my earliest childhood memories are of this place namely because you could smell the beach from miles away. Super quaint and preserved...ahh salt air!

Brenna said...

Poipu on Kauai.

Annie said...

Mayflower Beach in Dennis, MA (Cape Cod)!

Ashley Mackay said...

I love these hats!

Growing up in Idaho, we had few real "beaches" but I love love love camping next to a lake and waterskiing all day with my family.

My favorite real beaches were in New Zealand. Shipwreck Beach. 90-mile Beach. Mount Maunganui. Waikawau.

Tiffany Wong said...

My favorite beach is Long Beach at Perhentian Islands, Malaysia!

I went snorkeling there this summer and it was absolutely amazing.

Anonymous said...

Cannon Beach, Oregon. Good enough for the Goonies, good enough for me.

Anonymous said...

Lava Flow Beach, North Side, Tortola

mamavalveeta03 said...

I almost hate to say it, because it's become so popular, but Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY, is one of the most beautiful beaches around.
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Parent 2 said...

Honomalino, Hawaii. I still dream of hanging out there.

dhartounian said...

Coney Island, New York. In December, at sunrise.

Anonymous said...

Lanikai Beach, Oahu. Married on this beach with lovely memories.

Anna R.

Cortney M. said...

Love Beach, New Providence Island, The Bahamas. Completely deserted except for the handful of residents who have access.

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saxton.lauren said...

My favorite by far is Coos Bay, on the Oregon coast- gorgeous beaches, not too many tourists, and great sand dunes for adventures!

Anonymous said...

T Street

Anonymous said...

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SHUFFLE FUNCTION said...

I come from the land of 10,000 lakesso my favorite beach is along Lake Superior!

40 over 20 said...

singing beach in massachusetts! cold water, rocky beaches, beautiful! perfect in the Summer or to walk along in the Fall wrapped in a big fisherman sweater...Kim

Hannah said...

Hands down the beach outside of Ravenna, Italy. Had the most magical weekend there when I studied abroad last year.

cheryl norwood said...

Moss Landing just north of Monterey CA. You climb over some sand dunes that are protected for the Snowy Plovers to breed, & then you are greeted with a view of pure sand & water with almost no one else in sight.

Liv said...

the beaches of the oregon coast...cannon beach, coos bay, etc. they're where I spent my childhood!

Staceywori said...

My beautiful home on the 2 by 5 mile island of Daufuskie. No cars, no bridge and no problems. Lots of history with generations of families still living on their plots of land. Nature surrounds you and the ocean is always in sight.

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