Blog: Crossroads Style

March 28, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Celista

Celista sitting by a table

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Celista, a Floor Supervisor at Crossroads. We asked employees at our Sunset Blvd store to bring their style and star in our latest Crossroads photoshoot wearing their Crossroads finds. Read about Celista’s personal style, favorite spring trend and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Model wearing a snakeskin coat

Tell us about the fashion piece that “got away”.

We brought in a Chanel waist bag that was bought literally the next day. It was THE statement piece.

What are you excited to see come into your Crossroads store?

Honestly, anything by Danielle Guizio.

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

I bought in brand new Balenciaga Triple S all black sneakers.

What is your favorite Spring trend?

Mini skirts and corsets!

Celista Sitting by a table

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

I love discovering new and upcoming designers and bringing their items into the store.

Check out the styles we are currently buying.

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Celista! As a Floor Supervisor, Celista supervises daily tasks on the sales floor, assists in staff development and works hard to buy in the amazing items that our customers love. Visit our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.

March 21, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Breanna

Model wearing green pants and green vest

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Breanna, a Floor Supervisor at Crossroads. We asked employees at our Culver City store to bring their style and star in our latest Crossroads photoshoot wearing their Crossroads finds. Read about Breanna’s personal style, favorite spring trend and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Two Models sitting on the couch in spring attire.

Tell us about the fashion piece that “got away”.

There was a pair of Airmax 97s called the “Silver Bullets” that I’ve been eyeing online for the longest time. They came into the store on my day off so I didn’t get the chance to grab them. I’ll have them one day!

What are you excited to see come into your Crossroads store?

I know this is a stretch because it’s so specific, but I’m waiting on a pair of all-pink Wallabees.

Model in floral skirt

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

I found this really cool reversible floral skirt. (Skirt pictured above!)

What is your favorite Spring trend?

I’m excited to wear bright colors and printed pants!

Two models sitting facing the camera wearing spring clothing

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

My favorite thing about working at Crossroads would have to be the fact that I (as a buyer) essentially get to curate the store’s merchandise. It’s a great feeling to know customers are interested in what I’m buying in.

Check out the styles we are currently buying.

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Breanna! As a Floor Supervisor, Breanna supervises daily tasks on the sales floor, assists in staff development and works hard to buy in the amazing items that our customers love. Visit our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.

March 7, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Allie

Model wearing yellow crochet pants with flowers

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Allie, a Lead Cashier at Crossroads. We asked employees at our Sunset Blvd store to bring their style and star in our latest Crossroads photoshoot wearing their Crossroads finds. Read about Allie’s personal style, favorite spring trend and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Models standing in a bedroom.

What is your favorite Spring trend?

I am excited to see eclectic 70’s style with bright colors.

What are you excited to see come into your Crossroads store?

I am dying to see Vivienne Westwood X Melissa Jelly Heels.

Model wearing yellow crochet pants with flowers

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

My favorite Crossroads find was a Juicy Couture matching pastel yellow tracksuit with green lettering and pink sea horses.

Tell us about the fashion piece that “got away”.

There was a pair of low-rise white denim with rhinestone pockets that were sadly too small!

Allie in yellow crochet floral pants

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

My favorite part of Crossroads is my team. Since we all work together so well, problem-solving and collaborating are so easy.

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Check out the Crossroads website for a detailed look at the fashion we are currently looking for.

Check out our trend guide.

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Allie! As a Lead Cashier, Allie is a knowledgeable cashier that can offer assistance and guidance to the team. Allie also processes the amazing secondhand fashions that come into their Crossroads. Visit our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.

March 8, 2022 International Women’s Day: Employee Spotlight

In honor of International Women’s Day, we have a special Employee Spotlight featuring our Chief Retail Officer, Melissa Laubstein, and Chief Operating Officer, Aruna Busacca. Having both worked at Crossroads since the year we opened, Melissa & Aruna have played an extensive role in shaping Crossroads into the store you know and love today. Keep reading to learn more about Melissa and Aruna, including their proudest career accomplishments and advice for women in business.

Melissa

Person smiling at camera

What are you most proud of during your journey with Crossroads?

I would say I am most proud of my ability to hire great people. The amazing collaboration and exchange of ideas of all the talented and inspiring people I get to work with every day is the greatest achievement.

What advice would you give to women looking to grow professionally in business or fashion?

Connect your career with your values, stay open to growth opportunities when they present themselves, push yourself out of your comfort zone, and say yes to challenges as often as possible. I said yes even when I wasn’t totally sure I was ready. Believe in yourself and the process. Any failures proved to be some of the most important components of my future success.

Melissa working at Crossroads

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I was the first employee hired 30 years ago to open and manage the first Crossroads. It was a real leap of faith, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I have ever made. I don’t know a lot of people that can say “I love my job,” especially after 30 years!

Aruna

Person smiling at camera

What are you most proud of during your journey with Crossroads?

My greatest achievement has been my ongoing role in helping Crossroads adapt to our constantly changing business environment.

What advice would you give to women looking to grow professionally in business or fashion?

I’ll tell you what worked for me. Find a mentor who shares your values, lean into what interests you, work hard until you master a new skill, and then move on to the next interesting thing.

Aruna and a man

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I started as a buyer at our first store in San Francisco, and I just had my 30-year anniversary last October. My journey at Crossroads is a testament to the company’s values and our commitment to growing from within.

 

Thank you, Melissa and Aruna, for being a part of our International Women’s Day Employee Spotlight! We have more Employee Spotlights lined up through the rest of spring. Be on the lookout to see more of the Crossroads team on our blog!

March 7, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Jennie

Model sitting on couch

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Jennie, an Assistant Manager at Crossroads. We asked employees at our Sunset Blvd store to bring their style and star in our latest Crossroads photoshoot wearing their Crossroads finds. Read about Jennie’s personal style, favorite spring trend and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Models standing in a bedroom.

What is your favorite Spring trend?

My favorite spring trend would have to be any floral dress with a pair of Dr. Martens.

What are you excited to see come into your Crossroads store?

I’m looking forward to seeing my dream vintage Dior bag come through.

Model standing in front of mirror

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

My favorite Crossroads find would have to be a Modelo X Diamond collab. Favorite streetwear piece by far.

Tell us about the fashion piece that “got away”.

An incredible piece came into our store, which was quickly picked up by a customer. Their excitement was worth the loss.

Models standing next to each other

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

I love seeing my team thrive in their element and interacting with our customers.

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Bring in pieces you love and are ready to share with the next finder!

Check out our trend guide.

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Jennie! As an Assistant Manager, Jennie not only assists customers on the sales floor, but also trains and supervises staff and processes the amazing secondhand fashions that come into their Crossroads. Visit our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.