Blog: Crossroads Style

November 26, 2020 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Crossroads Finds

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 Vest

Moncler Ghany Gilet in red: size small and $325. Available at our Irvine, CA store.

For the Sneaker Fan

Pink Reebok Sneaker

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 Handbag

Alexander Wang Crossbody Bag in Cream, $88. Available at our Blossom Hill, San Jose store.

For the Vintage Tee Collector

Graphic Tees

Assorted graphic t-shirts, $10.50-$22.50. Available at out University Way, Seattle store.

For your BFF

Gucci Wallet

Gucci clasp wallet, $195. Available at our Fillmore St., San Francisco store.

For the Designer Handbag Collector

Gucci Boston Bag

Vintage Gucci handbag, $425. Available at our West San Carlos, San Jose store.

For Everyone

Crossroads Gift Cards

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.

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November 24, 2020 The Best of Thanksgiving Fashion: The Turtleneck

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.

Woman in black turtleneck and jeans

High-waisted flared denim for the win.

Man in turtleneck and leather jacket

A leather jacket is a turtleneck’s best friend.

Women in turtleneck sweater and skirt

A silky skirt and sneakers complete the look.

Man in turtleneck and vest

A vest or jacket partner perfectly with pleated trousers.

Woman in turtleneck and shorts

These vegan leather shorts and boots look amazing.

Man in turtleneck and blazer

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?

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November 19, 2020 Why Secondhand Fashion Gifts Just Make Sense

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

Kate Spade Handbag and Wallet

Valentino Handbag

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

Hermes Scarf

Sequin Jacket

Red Coat

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

Vintage Levis Jacket

KAWS Uniqulo T-Shirts

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.

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November 17, 2020 French Fashion Influencers to Follow

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 Pacheco

I am Renan Pacheco

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.

Najma Ahmed

It's Najama Ahmed

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.

Eleonore Leojeanne

Eleonore Leojeanne

Come for the fashion and stay for the hair envy. We’ll get perfect messy waves like her…someday.

Lou Doillon

Lou Dillon

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.

Zandie Veron

Veron Zee

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!

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November 12, 2020 How to Style a Fall Scarf

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.

Go Big

Woman in Blanket 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

Man in Scarf with One Side Shorter

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

Woman in Big Print Scarf

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

Woman in Red Scarf and Beanie

This adds more flair and more warmth: bring in a matching beanie or beret (a la Emily in Paris).

Get Creative

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?

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