Blog: Crossroads Style

February 2, 2023 Black-Owned Brands in Fashion

If you follow our Instagram feed, you know we share Black-owned brands in fashion every week. If you didn’t see them all in January, we have them here in one place for you.

ALIETTE

Led by celebrity stylist turned designer, Jason Rembert, (who named the modern luxury brand after his daughter), @alietteny has been spotted on everyone from Letitia Wright to Lizzo. Visit their website to see their latest looks.

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Tongoro

Tongoro is committed to being “a 100 percent made-in-Africa label providing clothing that offers style-conscious consumers quality, variety, and convenience at affordable prices.” The playful apparel has already gained international popularity and has been seen on many celebrities. Check out their IG feed to see the collection, or visit their online shop.

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Victor Glemaud

@glemaud is the work of designer, Victor Glemaud. The statement knitwear collection is created with inclusion front and center, purposefully created for “all people, genders, races, sizes + personalities.” See the entire line on the brand’s website.

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Mie

Mie is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand that focuses on elegant resort wear that’s made with natural and biodegradable fabrics. The brand marries feel-good fashion with the benefits of sustainability. See their vision come to life on the label’s IG feed.

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These picks are just a few of the Black-owned brands we shared on our Instagram feed. Check out our feed to see even more. You can also join us back on our website next month when we’ll feature our February selections.

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January 31, 2023 The Latest Spring Trends Are Here

It’s time to start talking about spring trends, and we’re totally here for it! This week, our stores began to focus on buying spring styles, so our stores will soon fully reflect one of our favorite seasons.

Are you ready to sell your gently used clothing and wondering what our buyers are looking for now? Here are some of the spring trends, styles, and brands they’re loving.

Serotonin Vibes

Styles: bright colors, fun patterns, oversized, sporty chic, matching sets, denim

Brands: Big Bud Press, House of Sunny, Vans, Lisa Says Gah, Urban Outfitters

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Polished Opulence

Styles: ballet-inspired, preppy, accordion pleating, lace, chic, modern suiting

Brands: Vince, Reformation, The Frankie Shop. Aime Leon Dore, Oak + Fort

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I’m With the Band

Styles: vintage tees, chunky platforms, mesh tops, skater-inspired, slip dresses

Brands: The Ragged Priest, Dr. Martens, Revice, AllSaints, Stussy

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Check out our latest seasonal selling guide to get even more photo inspiration for these spring trends. Then, finally, get that closet clean done this weekend and bring in your pre-loved clothing to any of our store locations to sell for cash or store credit.  The best part is, you can use that cash or store credit to shop the spring trends you’re most excited about!

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January 26, 2023 How to Style a Leather Jacket

We often get asked how to style a leather jacket, and it’s a great question because there are so many ways.

In fact, we consider a leather jacket a fashion investment piece because of its ability to last over years of wear and its versatility to change over time with your personal style.

Here are 7 ways we recently styled a leather jacket, brought to you from our New York and Chicago stores.

With Frills

A moto-styled jacket is ideal for this: give it a contrast with soft frills.

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Vintage

First, find yourself a classic, vintage jacket. Then, layer it with granny chic pieces like scarves and big sunnies.

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With Neutrals

Match your entire outfit to the jacket for an easy, polished look.

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Preppy

Balance a preppy look with an unexpected leather jacket.

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With Soft Fabrics

Another styling trick with contrast: pair the jacket with silks, linens, and flowy fabrics.

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Relaxed

A t-shirt and jeans will always look better with a leather jacket.

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With Plaid

Bring in plaid and make it a punk look!

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Is it time to invest in your own leather jacket? Stop into any of our store locations to see what we have on the racks. Even better, bring in clothing to sell for store credit toward your new purchase!

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January 24, 2023 How to Shop Sustainable Fashion

Let’s talk about how to shop sustainable fashion! This category of clothing has grown wild in popularity as people look for ways to avoid environmental waste. We’re here for this movement.

In some cases, people decide to turn to clothing made with recycled fibers or sustainable textiles. You can definitely find popular brands that focus on this, and it’s a great alternative. However, that clothing is still new and requires production.

You know that we’re partial to this next sustainable fashion solution: secondhand fashion. In fact, we buy unwanted clothing from the public every day at our store locations across the country. We take pre-loved clothing in great condition and sell it to secondhand shoppers ready to give that clothing another life.

Here is how to shop sustainable fashion that you’ll love for the long term:

  • Shop at resale fashion stores like Crossroads that sell curated clothing items, versus just donations. This means that in-store buyers have already assessed the items for style and condition, and you won’t have to sort through a lot of pieces worth passing on.
  • Look for high-quality pieces that will last for years (and even decades) to come. We like to shop for wool, premium denim, and brand-name outerwear.
  • Sell your clothes at resale fashion stores so you can earn trade credit for your “new” purchases.

Ready to shop sustainable fashion? We hope to see you in our stores!

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how to shop sustainable fashion

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January 19, 2023 Our Favorite Winter Knits

It’s still cold out there, but our favorite winter knits are keeping us cozy until spring. Curious about which ones are our staples? We’re sharing them here.

The Bell-Sleeve Sweater

We love all kinds of sweaters, but a bell sleeve sweater is extra special.

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Fun Accessories

There will always be a special place in our hearts for knit scarves and beanies, but something new like these knit scrunchies is unexpected.

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Oversized

Like a big, warm blanket, oversized winter knits keep us extra warm and are a great match for leggings or straight-leg jeans.

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The Classic Cardigan

You know we’re big fans of preppy styles, so we always keep a few cardigans on hand.

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Turtleneck

The turtleneck is a winter basic for us, and the turtleneck sweater makes a lot of appearances come winter.

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Collared

We like to mix up sweater styles with collared ones, like this great zip-up.

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Knit Dresses

Knit dresses in varying lengths are everywhere right now, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

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Leggings

Why wear just one knit when you can wear a matching set? Bring on the knit leggings.

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