If you’re on the hunt for secondhand fashion that will please your friends and family, look no further than our 2020 holiday gift guide featuring Crossroads finds. All of these featured items were found this week on our regional Instagram feeds. Follow your local feed for first dibs on items coming into stores. You may spot the perfect gift for that special someone, or yourself.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
Moncler Ghany Gilet in red: size small and $325. Available at our Irvine, CA store.
For the Sneaker Fan
Reebok x Opening Ceremony sneakers in pink. Women’s size 8.5 and $42.50. Available at our Santa Cruz store.
For the Fashionable Student
Alexander Wang Crossbody Bag in Cream, $88. Available at our Blossom Hill, San Jose store.
For the Vintage Tee Collector
Assorted graphic t-shirts, $10.50-$22.50. Available at out University Way, Seattle store.
For your BFF
Gucci clasp wallet, $195. Available at our Fillmore St., San Francisco store.
For the Designer Handbag Collector
Vintage Gucci handbag, $425. Available at our West San Carlos, San Jose store.
Make it even easier on yourself and give the gift of secondhand shopping. There’s one more addition to our 2020 holiday gift guide: Crossroads gift cards! They’re available now on our website.
Thanksgiving means dressing comfortable and warm, and the turtleneck scores high in our opinion.
We love them in stretch jersey and as sweaters, and they pair with everything from jeans, leggings, skirts, vests, blazers to leather shorts. In an ode to one of the best holiday fashion pieces, let’s take a moment to admire some excellent turtleneck styling.
High-waisted flared denim for the win.
A leather jacket is a turtleneck’s best friend.
A silky skirt and sneakers complete the look.
A vest or jacket partner perfectly with pleated trousers.
These vegan leather shorts and boots look amazing.
A blazer will always take a turtleneck up a notch.
What do you think? Is a turtleneck once of your favorite Thanksgiving/winter/holiday fashion pieces too?
The holidays this year will be different than any other we’ve seen, so maybe it’s time to consider another new thought: secondhand fashion gifts just make sense. Of course, the best reason of all is that it’s better for the environment, but have you considered any of these other reasons?
Sometimes Secondhand is Still New
Many times, sellers bring us items that just never fit into wardrobe, and they still have tags on them! Your recipient will have no idea that you bought it secondhand.
You Can Upgrade Your Gift
At Crossroads, secondhand fashion items are sold at about a third of their original retail price. This means you can get so much more for your money! Your gift budget can be stretched to afford designer pieces, or allow you to upgrade your gift from a basic piece to a heavy-duty one like a jacket or coat.
They Can Be Vintage and Special
We have nothing against another candle set or pair of slippers, but think how much more memorable your gift can be. Who wouldn’t want to receive a classic vintage Levis jacket or a special collection t-shirt?
We hope we’ve convinced you why secondhand fashion gifts just make sense. Keep them in mind this year as you start to make your shopping list. Make sure to follow our regional Instagram feeds too, so you can watch for special pieces that you know will be perfect for friends and family.
Our European tour continues, and today we write from Strasbourg, France. In the spirit of our visit we’ve made a list of a few French fashion influencers you should follow. However, we should call this part 1 of 101. There are so many to choose from!
Renan must take his inspiration from the late 80’s and early 90’s, because his style (and amazing hair) capture the very best of that fashion era.
Though based in Paris, Najma’s individual style comes from her Swedish and Somali background. She showcases the City of Lights in a variety of styles.
Come for the fashion and stay for the hair envy. We’ll get perfect messy waves like her…someday.
When your mom is Jane Birkin, you’re destined to be fashionable, but add to that list singer-songwriter, artist, actress and model, and your Instagram feed is pure gold.
In a recent post, Veron calls her style “a bit of rock, chic and glam” and we couldn’t agree more. Look after look is inspirational.
Like we said, this is only scratching the surface of French fashion influencers we follow. Stay tuned for more!
What would autumn be without a pile of long cozy scarves to complement your cold-weather wardrobe? Before you grab one in the coming weeks for a brisk walk, coffee run or commute to work, we’ve collected a few tips on how to style a fall scarf.
A blanket scarf is our personal favorite. It’s heavy, soft and will keep you warm all the way to your toes. It’s best in the classic styling of tossed over one shoulder.
Keep it Imperfect
This rule is simple: don’t try too hard. If one side is a little longer than the other, you’ve got it just right. Think nonchalance.
Make it the Star
In a beautiful print or bright colors, why not make your scarf the main attraction of your outfit? Drape it loosely to your waist and show it off.
Make it a Duo
This adds more flair and more warmth: bring in a matching beanie or beret (a la Emily in Paris).
Want to take it up a notch? InStyle Magazine has put together a tutorial with 18 examples of how to style a fall scarf here.
We’re now off to pull those thick scarves out of the back of our closet. How about you?