Blog: Crossroads Style

June 29, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Jen

Jen holding her dress

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

Jen and Katie chatting in a bedroom

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

I got the absolute coolest dress on the planet by Custo Barcelona. Literally, I have never had such a visceral reaction to seeing an article of clothing.

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

I am dreaming of the day I get a pair of Tabi Mary Janes. My life would be complete once they come in.

Jen sitting in a patterned dress

What are your summer closet essentials?

I love layering all year, so any lingerie overlay or negligee is the best to add an interesting touch to a look.

How would you describe your personal style?

I love when my outfits are very eclectic, eccentric, color-coordinated, and just have a funny story with each piece.

Jen sitting in a patterned dress

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

My coworkers are the sweetest people ever. The entire environment is the best and I get to meet the coolest folks!

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Bring in the type of stuff you would love to see, just some funky, unique pieces.

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

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June 30, 2022 5 Fringe Skirt Looks for Summer

A fringe skirt is for the fashion adventurous. It takes a look to the next level with its shape and movement.

There are different ways to wear one, dependent on your personal style and the occasion you’re dressing for. In fact, we can think of 5 fringe skirt looks we really like for summer.

Keep scrolling to see what we selected.

1. Hi-Lo

No one says a fringe skirt has to be part of a fancy look. Give it a hi-lo feel by pairing it with a band tee, tank top, or leather.

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2. Mini

Fringe is especially fun in a mini look. We like the look of this one with a billowy blouse.

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3. Metallic

If you serve fringe up in a metallic tone, you get this beautiful tinsel-like look.

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4. Shawl Wrap

A long shawl wrap offers the benefit of just a touch of fringe, plus a cozy blanket-like piece for your chilling office AC.

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5. Jewel Tones

Go bold and bright with the fringe skirt color you choose. Amp up the piece by finding one in rich tones like emerald and ruby.

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And finally, when looking for a fringe skirt at your local Crossroads location, bring in your gently-used seasonal clothes to sell. You may get that new stunner with store credit!

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June 28, 2022 Q&A with Lauren of @lahallmusic

She’s only 28, but Lauren of @lahallmusic has already made a huge cross-country move, been on one of the biggest shows on TV, and sung in front of a crowd of 30K. Oh yeah, and she’s a Crossroads fan! We had to ask her a few questions.

We’d love to learn more about you, Lauren. 
Well, my name is Lauren Hall, and I’m a 28-year-old singer-songwriter! I’m originally from Chicago, but after graduating college, I moved across the country to Los Angeles to dive headfirst into the music industry and find my voice.

After 2 years in Los Angeles, I lived out one of my biggest dreams by landing a spot on Team Kelly on NBC’s The Voice. Directly after the show is when I started to really hone in on my voice and fully pursue my music career.

During the COVID lockdown, I moved back to Chicago and have since been writing my own music and gigging like a madwoman! I’ve got big plans for my music career over the next few years.
photo of Lauren of @lahallmusic

We’ve noticed you’re a fan of secondhand fashion. How did you get started shopping secondhand?
I’m a HUGE fan of secondhand fashion. Growing up, my mom would often take my sister and me secondhand shopping at Goodwill, but I never fully appreciated it until I moved to LA in my 20’s. In LA, every secondhand store I walked into was like a goldmine!

Being an independent artist, I was usually tight on cash and shopping on a budget, so it was always fun to find amazing, one-of-a-kind secondhand clothing for a great price. I also love the fact that I could bring in clothes that were old to me and trade them in for pieces that were new to me.
photo of Lauren of @lahallmusic

Thank you for the Crossroads IG tags too! Do you have a favorite Crossroads find?
Of course! Crossroads was actually the first secondhand store I was introduced to when I moved to Los Angeles. I usually peruse the entire store for pieces, but my favorite finds almost always end up being funky shoes, jackets, dresses, or jumpsuits. My favorite piece has to be a fuzzy color-blocked purple, red, and brown cropped jacket by NastyGal!
photo of Lauren of @lahallmusic

OK, so we have to talk about the fact that you just sang the national anthem at a Chicago Cubs game in front of 30K fans. What was that experience like?
Oh my goodness, it was an absolutely INCREDIBLE experience. Singing the anthem at a Chicago Cubs game is every Chicagoan’s dream. I’ve sung for many crowds, but this is by far the biggest crowd I’ve ever sung for. Cubs fans are some of the best fans in the world, so the energy in that stadium is absolutely electric. This was actually my 3rd time doing so, and I was called back to sing the anthem again on August 23rd!
photo of Lauren of @lahallmusic

We know that Chicago knows how to celebrate summer! What are you planning to wear this season?
Chicagoans truly experience every single season, so after a long, cold winter, there is nothing quite like summertime in Chicago.

I’m really leaning into a mix of ’90s, ’70s, and 60’s style fashion. Right now, I’m stocking up on corset tops, skorts, corduroy everything, and of course, tons of colorful, bright funky dresses. I’ve spent a lot of my life hiding behind dark colors and black, but this summer, I’m all about bold, bright colors and patterns!

photo of Lauren of @lahallmusic

A big thank you goes out to Lauren for taking the time to share her story. You can hear more of her music on YouTube, or follow her behind-the-scenes @lahallmusic.

Follow Crossroads on Instagram for ongoing sustainable fashion ideas.

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June 27, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Katie

 

Katie smiling in a floral jumpsuit

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Katie, a Buyer at Crossroads. We asked employees from our Huntington Beach store to bring their style and star in our latest Crossroads photoshoot wearing their Crossroads finds. Read about Katie’s personal style, favorite Crossroads finds and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Katie smiling in a floral jumpsuitTell us about your favorite Crossroads finds.

Brand new Doc Marten Mary Janes with the tags on or a vintage Gucci purse.

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

I need to have Demonias come in my size.

Katie smiling in a floral jumpsuit

What are your summer closet essentials?

I wear black all year round. Platforms. Baggy denim. Shorts and crop tops.

How would you describe your personal style?

I describe my style as gothic, boho, 90’s grunge chic.

Katie and Jen smiling in summer clothingWhat is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

I love seeing all the new cool stuff that comes in. It’s almost like being paid to treasure hunt!

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Shop around the store and check out the merchandise on our racks to get an idea of what we’re looking for!

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Katie! As a Buyer, Katie plays a crucial role by working with customers who come in to sell and selecting merchandise for the store. Sound like a job you’d love? Visit our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.

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June 23, 2022 How to Work in Sustainable Fashion

If you’re wondering how to work in sustainable fashion, we may have the answer for you. Consider launching your career with a resale fashion company like Crossroads.

The resale fashion industry is growing quickly. It stands out from traditional retail for its unique shopper experience (ever-changing inventory) and environmentally-friendly benefits. Secondhand shopping gets pre-loved clothing into new hands and gives clothing a longer life.

Here’s what resale fashion looks like at Crossroads!

Who We Are: We’re one of the original secondhand fashion retailers, fresh off of celebrating 30 years in business!

Models in Front Of Crossroads Store

What We Do: We buy, sell, and trade gently used fashion pieces at 35 store locations across the U.S. Sellers bring in their gently-used clothing to sell for cash or store credit. Shoppers enjoy racks of pre-loved clothing at prices well below original retail.

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What We’re Known For: We’re proud of our elevated secondhand shopping experience. Our in-store buyers curate the rack selections with the latest seasons and trends in mind. The clothing selection varies from popular mall brands to vintage gems to designer pieces.

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So our best tip for how to work in sustainable fashion is to join us at Crossroads. Are we hiring? You bet we are!

Read more about our career benefits and see our job offerings here. Besides being a resale fashion store, we’re a big team of people who love fashion and the environment. You can even hear about the company’s history from its first employee and current Chief Retail Officer on the Pre-Loved Podcast here.

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