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An Update from Crossroads: 3/25/20

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Dear Crossroads Community,

These are unprecedented times, and we hope this note finds you and your loved ones healthy and well.  We’re reaching out to you today with a company update reflecting one of our key corporate values: a spirit of transparency.

As you are aware, due to government orders and for the protection of our communities, we temporarily closed all of our retail locations on Monday, March 16th.  In our 28 years of business, we’ve never faced such a precarious retail environment.  We’re a brick-and-mortar company that relies on our daily store operations to generate revenue, which in turn pays the heart and soul of our business, our employees.

So with our stores closed for a period of time that we’re unable to predict, we were forced this week to make the heartbreaking decision to furlough 85% of our workforce. Of all scenarios we considered for keeping our company afloat, this one offers us the best shot at reopening all of our stores, getting our entire workforce back into their jobs, and getting back to serving you.

For now, a small leadership team will continue to work at significantly reduced wages to navigate current obstacles and build plans for our next steps.  The two of us are not taking any pay during this period.

We will continue to pay the rest of our team for any paid leave they have accrued, but once that is exhausted, they have been directed to state unemployment services for income support or any other governmental assistance that may come out.  What we can offer is our commitment to continue paying their medical premiums for as long as our cash reserves allow. We cannot stress enough that our highest priority is to bring our team back on as soon as possible and resume normal operations.

We remain truly hopeful that our next update to you will be a positive one, welcoming back our team and loyal customers.  In the meantime, please take care of yourself and know that we look forward to the day we can be of service to you again.

Sincerely,

Chip Gerken & Gabe Block

President & CEO

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A Note from Crossroads

To Our Customers,

We are reaching out to give you an update about what COVID-19 means for Crossroads.

Like many of you, we’ve closely monitored recommendations from the CDC and local governments and have made the difficult decision to temporarily close all stores and our corporate office for the health and safety of our staff and communities. We’ve suspended our Sell by Mail program as well.

To our Drop-Off Customers, we have completed your buy and mailed a check for the cash payout amount of any items we purchased to the address on your drop-off slip. We will hold the items we did not purchase until we reopen.  For the safety of our staff, we’re sorry that we’re unable to retrieve and return items before our stores reopen.

To our Consignment Customers, you will receive a check for any consignment items that sold before we closed. We will extend your contract period once we reopen. For the safety of our staff, we’re sorry that we’re unable to retrieve and return items before our stores reopen.

To our Sell by Mail Customers, if we were able to process your bag prior to closure, you will receive payment.  All other bags we received prior to closing will be held safely in storage until we reopen.  Please do not send us any new bags at this time. For the safety of our staff, we’re sorry that we’re unable to provide updates or retrieve and return items before our Sell by Mail center reopens.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

The Team at Crossroads

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Friday March 13th, 2020 by Jennifer Bender Friday Favorites: March 13th, 2020

Happy Friday! The following are a round-up of style and pop culture favorites from the week. Enjoy!

Store Find

Hannah found the sweetest peasant top just in time for the spring sunshine at her local Crossroads Trading. Statement sleeves are a spring trend that you don’t want to miss. See how to wear them here! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram.

Spring Style Crossroads FInd

Street Style Inspo

Vanessa struts in a trending green monochromatic look featuring the most amazing leather culottes that are perfect for the transitional spring season. See more of the hottest spring colors here.

 spring street style monochromatic

Celeb Style Inspo

Can we all agree that Celine Dion is Queen? Celine is a vision in Oscar de la Renta as she does press in New York City.

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The 8 Biggest Street Style Trends of the Fall 2020 Season

Vogue combed through street style photos from New York, Milan, London, and Paris to compile a list of the 8 biggest trends. From year-round white to forever eclectic, see the entire list here.

paris fashion week street style trends

Time: 100 Women of the Year

In honor of Internation Women’s Day, TIME Magazine highlighted 100 influential women, one woman or group to represent each year from 1920 to 2019, and created TIME covers to recognize each of them. Read the stories and see the covers here.

style pop culture favorites Amaya Gúrpide time 100 women of the year

How Danielle Bernstein Has Carved Her Career Path on Her Own Terms

Blogger to entrepreneur to CEO, Danielle Bernstein of We Wear What, chats with Hillary Kerr of Who What Wear on The Second Life podcast. She explains how a hobby of showcasing street style during her FIT days has turned into a multi-million dollar empire featuring everything from clothing lines to tech to publishing. Listen to the podcast here.

danielle bernstein second life podcast

Kelly Clarkson Covers Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me”

Kelly Clarkson covers her favorite songs each day on her daytime talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, and she absolutely nailed a cover of Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me” is beautifully haunting.

Hilary Duff’s Busy Mom Makeup Routine

Hilary Duff is the queen of clean makeup, a no-makeup makeup look if you will. I have always loved her natural beauty looks and we finally have her secret routine!

Inside Duchess Meghan’s Emotional Farewell to Royal Life at a Private Engagement

It’s a bittersweet moment as Harper’s Bazar follows the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s last day as a senior working royal. Read more about their farewell and their life ahead here.

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Celeb #Flashback Friday

Reese Witherspoon shares her 90’s airport style in her #FlashbackFriday.

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What were your favorite style and pop culture favorites this week?

Want a revolving closet without breaking the bank? Check out how to sell/buy/trade your clothes at Crossroads Trading 

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Tuesday March 10th, 2020 by Jennifer Bender Surprising Trend Comebacks From The ’90s & Early Aughts

Trends are cyclical in nature. What is new is most always old, making surprising trend comebacks is hard to come by. The 90’s and the early aughts were a questionable time in fashion.

Luckily, when trends cycle back into style they typically get a modern update. In a way, trends from the past do become new again. They are new for an entire generation who give it their own spin. Take a look at 3 surprising trend comebacks from the late 90’s & early 2000’s that you might just find yourself wearing this season.

Tube Tops

Made popular in the late 90’s & early aughts, this strapless top has been seen on just about every fashion it-girl this year. Though, they are no longer for baring midriffs with belly button rings but have been updated as modern, sophisticated tops that can be made versatile with the right bottoms and layering pieces.

Tube Top Spring Surprising Trend Comebacks

Halter Tops

Another top that was synonymous with “going out”, this neckline has been seen on the latest runways with chic updates that have peaked interests. The strong shoulder-baring silhouette can be bold or simple, with endless style possibilities from tops to dresses to jumpsuits for the upcoming warm weather seasons.

Halter Top Spring Surprising Trend Comebacks

Low Rise Jeans

You love them or hate them, there are no neutral opinions on hip-hugging low rise denim, making them a surprising trend comeback. The return of low rise can simply be for the reaction, bringing back something that is arguably against the grain, or to give people as many options as they can so they are able to create the wardrobe that fits them the best. There is certainly something for everyone, but not everyone for the same thing.

Low Rise Jeans Spring Surprising Trend Comebacks

What are your favorite – or not so favorite – trend comebacks from past decades?

Curious to see if your local Crossroads Trading has your favorite trends? Check out Crossroads locations to see which stores are near you.

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March 9th 2020, By Samantha Furno These 5 Eye-Catching Prints are Worth Trying for Spring

If there was ever a season to play around with loud and unique prints, spring 2020 is the time! Eye-catching and bold patterns completely dominated the runways for spring and proved that this season is all about making a statement and having fun in the process! Whether you wear a single pattern from head to toe or mix and match a few clashing prints, you’ll be one step ahead of the style game when you incorporate some pattern play into your wardrobe. Of all the trending prints for spring, the 5 listed below are definitely the most noteworthy for the spring season ahead!

Polka Dots

polka-dot wrap dress

 

Retro, yet timeless, polka-dots are a sophisticated print that we will see just about everywhere this spring season! We will be seeing this playful pattern on everything from clothing to accessories!

Groovy Prints

groovy printed top

 

The 60’s are back baby! Whether its a vibrantly hued florals or wavy shapes, psychedelic patterns are coming back with a bang and are a great way to incorporate a “hero” piece into any outfit!

Rainbows

rainbow printed dress

 

From contrasting stripes to tie-dyed gradients, color is definitely in this spring season and rainbow patterns are as fun to wear as they are to look at! Go ahead and keep your favorite tie-dye tee in rotation from last season, but be bold and try some fresh silhouettes as this pattern grows in popularity this spring!

Tropical Florals

Green tropical print dress

Think Hawaiian vacation, but with an 80’s flair, tropical florals are a stylish way to add an exotic beach vibe to any spring wardrobe. When trying this trend for yourself, seek out larger florals and saturated hues! 

Plaid

Plaid dress with white boots

With suiting in such high demand this season, it is no surprise that plaid is a top contender for spring’s trendiest patterns! Wear this pattern from head to toe for a menswear inspired look that is a sure power move! 

Need more inspiration with outfits and patterns? Check out Crossroads lookbook for this season.

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