May 30, 2023 Q&A with Caitlin of @caitsnyd_sews
May 25, 2023 What We Found Secondhand Shopping
Secondhand shopping is like a treasure hunt. Every visit to one of our stores is a fashion adventure.
Sometimes we have an exact item in mind, like a summer dress or a denim jacket. Other times, we’re open to perusing whatever the racks are showing off that day. This is usually when we get our best unexpected finds!
Because we buy all day every day from the public, what you can find on our store racks changes by the hour. In fact, some of our most devoted customers stop by daily to see what’s new.
Here are some of the great finds that made their way into our stores recently.
Acne Studios x Fjallraven bag, NWT, $150
& Other Stories set, $37.50
Lock Shack Fancy dress
Prada 2000 re-edition handbag
Supreme shirt, $65; Wrangler shirt, $22.50; Carhartt pants, $42.50; Adidas Human Made shoes, $75
Loft dress, $18.50; Brixton hat, $18.50; J Jill bag, $28
Mac Dougal gown, NWT, $125
Graphic tee & checked shorts
Follow us on Instagram to see what’s new in our stores, and check out our seasonal selling guide to see the labels, styles, and trends we’re currently looking for.
May 23, 2023 AAPI-Owned Fashion Labels to Know
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we featured AAPI-owned fashion brands on our Instagram feed. You can see them all here with links to shop and support them this month and all year long.
Par en Par
Par en Par is a modern resort wear line with elevated and sustainable pieces made of organic cotton. Scroll through their Instagram feed and start dreaming of your summer vacation pieces. We already have a few in mind!
Nary was founded by three sisters who blend their love of sustainable resort wear with a mission to honor their Cambodian roots. Their ethical brand provides safe and long-term employment to its Cambodian workers, as it strives to do its part to end the cycle of human exploitation there.
The result is beautiful, high-quality pieces produced in partnership with NGOs committed to ending sweatshops. Follow their IG feed to learn and see more.
Sandy Liang is a NY-based designer known for playful details on classic pieces like sweaters and summer dresses. We’re currently eyeing these adorable ballet-inspired mary janes. Check out the brand’s IG feed to admire the entire collection.
Dagne Dover is a brand well-recognized for its perfect mix of stylish and practical accessories. Their line of cleverly designed bags runs from sporty diaper bags to chic totes. Follow their feed to see what’s new!
These are only a few of the AAPI-owned fashion labels to know about right now. Follow along on our blog as we share the latest news, labels, and trends in fashion.
May 18, 2023 Trending: Skater Fashion
Skater fashion is right up our alley. It’s so relaxed and easy, and you never age out of it, although it always feels youthful.
We included it in our latest seasonal selling guide because it’s a trend that screams, “It’s almost summer!” Long days, boardwalk visits, and casual looks are headed our way.
Whether or not your skater moves impress, you can give the trend a try. Some of the classic pieces for the look are oversized sweatshirts and t-shirts, baggy pants, low-profile sneakers, long shorts, and a bucket hat or beanie.
However, you can develop a skater style all your own. Keep scrolling for some photo inspiration.
Besides skater fashion, we have lots of other trends, styles, and labels featured in our seasonal selling guide. Take a look and decide which ones you’ll try this spring and summer.
If you need to stock up on the latest trends, stop into any Crossroads location to shop our racks filled with gently used, current pieces at a fraction of the original retail price. Bring your pre-loved clothes for an even better shopping experience: sell to our in-store buyers for cash or store credit!
May 16, 2023 How to Mail in Clothes for Money
Can you really mail in clothes for money? The answer is not only yes, but you can do it for free!
What is Sell By Mail?
Years ago, Crossroads created its Sell by Mail program to offer customers the convenience of selling clothes from home. While many preferred the on-the-spot selling option at Crossroads store locations, some customers wanted a mail option that met their busy schedules.
With Sell by Mail, you simply order a free clothing bag with pre-paid postage. At the time you order it, you decide if you want your payment in cash (via Zelle e-payment) or store credit that’s good at any Crossroads location.
You can also decide if you want your unpurchased items donated or returned to you for a return fee.
Then, check out our latest selling guide to learn what we’re looking for, and fill the bag with your gently-used clothes in these trends, styles, and labels. Use the pre-paid postage to send it off!
Once received, Crossroads can process your bag in as little as 4 weeks.
This is exactly how you mail in clothes for money from home. Give it a try and get started with your free Sell by Mail bag.