Blog: Crossroads Style

March 23, 2023 Fashion Buyer Jobs in Sustainable Fashion

Fashion buyer jobs are a popular choice for people who love fashion. Selecting pieces to sell in a fashion store based on the latest trends, labels, and styles is easy for people who follow fashion shows and coverage.

What can make a fashion buyer’s job even more exciting, though, is when it’s for a sustainable fashion company. This is where fashion resale is an excellent fit!

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In the example of our stores, our buyers purchase gently used clothing from the public. This means they are responsible for curating the store’s entire selection based on what’s popular with their local customers. The pre-loved clothes they buy into the store get a chance at a second life in a new closet, in turn keeping clothes out of landfill.

This important buying role involves having a keen eye for what’s selling and what shoppers are asking for. Then, the fun begins, looking for those pieces at our selling counter daily.

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On top of these career perks, our fashion buyer jobs include an employee discount, meaning that our employees have incredible wardrobes made up of their thrifted finds.

If this sounds like a potential career match for you, we’d love to hear from you! You can read about all of our current job openings and benefits here.


March 21, 2023 How to Wear Denim-on-Denim

A denim-on-denim look can be worn almost every season, but maybe you’re not sure how to wear it.

There are several ways to style the look, and we think once you get the hang of it, you won’t stop wearing it. It’s super simple and hard to get wrong. Let us show you 7 looks!

1. Keep It One Tone

Go for all-dark or all-light denim.

photo of person wearing denim on denim

photo of person wearing denim on denim

2. Mix Your Denim

Or, mix denim colors for a nice contrast.

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3. Add Stripes

A striped tee or sweater may just be the perfect pairing to a denim-heavy look.

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4. Wear a Denim Jacket as a Top

Button up a denim jacket and wear it as your top. Simple as that!

photo of person wearing denim on denim

photo of person wearing denim on denim

5. Add a Silk Scarf

There is something in particular about a silk fabric against denim that really pops. Try a silk neck scarf or a long scarf like the one here.

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6. Don’t Forget Your Denim Skirts

Bring in a denim mini, midi, or maxi to the look.

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7. Go All In

Grab all your favorite denim pieces and layer them!

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See how easy a denim-on-denim look can be to pull off! Stop into any of our store locations if you’re looking for denim pieces. And don’t forget to bring along your pre-loved clothing to sell for cash or store credit.


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March 16, 2023 Spring Clean and Sell Clothes This Weekend

We’re just days away from a season shift, which means it’s time to spring clean and sell clothes!

We like to clean out our closets at least 3 times a year, usually at the beginning of the year, when spring arrives, and then when we switch over to fall.

With each closet clean comes the opportunity to sell our gently used clothing for cash or trade credit, and there’s no better place to get this done than in our stores or by mail.

photo of woman in closet who plans to spring clean and sell clothes this weekend

If you’ve never sold clothes in one of our stores, this video from Mary of Mary Elizabeth shows you exactly what the process looks like.

And Beth of B. Jones Style shares how our Sell by Mail option is free and easy.

Ready to get started? Check out our latest selling guide to see what we’re looking for, then mark your calendars to spring clean and sell clothes soon. If you plan to sell in-store, no appointment is necessary. We buy all day every day, so our buyers are waiting to help you!


December 26, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Ben

Ben wearing spring fashion

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Ben, a Store Manager in Training. We asked Chicago employees to bring their style and star in our latest photoshoot wearing their Crossroads finds. Read about Ben’s personal style, favorite Crossroads finds, and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Ben wearing spring fashion

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

I love finding great luxury that I wouldn’t shop for myself. My fav has been my Chloè readers!

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

Pleats please! Issey Miyake’s menswear is always a grail of mine.

Ben wearing spring fashion

What are your favorite spring trends?

I love exaggerated silhouettes and unusual combinations. Mix those with sneakers with your favorite dress slacks!

How would you describe your personal style?

I like to mix timeless vintage style with modern luxury. American western meets Japanese street style.

Ben wearing spring fashion

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

I love working in an environment where everybody has freedom to express their unique point of view through fashion, music, and culture.

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Ask your Buyer what we’re looking for…we are always happiest when you leave happy!

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Ben! As a Store Manager in Training, Ben is working their way up to being a Store Manager. This is an especially important role in the store, as they oversee all operations and are ultimately accountable for managing a successful store. Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Join our team! Check out our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.


March 14, 2023 Sporty Chic Style in 7 Looks

Sporty chic style seems effortless when it’s done right. It’s a trend we’ve included in our current selling guide, and one that can be pulled together with pieces like your favorite leggings and a perfectly-oversized blazer.

Although you don’t need many pieces to achieve the look, you can mix them together for countless outfits. Here are 7 that caught our eye.

1. Monochrome

Go for one color to make dressing easy and to increase the chic factor. This works exceptionally well with black pieces.

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2. Top it Off with a Cap

Throw on a cap to shake the business feel from your button-downs and structured handbags.

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3. With a Unitard

Start with a great sport basic like a unitard and simply layer from there. This look has hints of another trend we love: ballet fashion.

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4. Add a Sweatshirt

Layer a sweatshirt under a long trench or wool coat, and you’ve added a touch of polish to a comfy piece.

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5. Start with a Sports Tee

Sports shirts have great fits, so pair them with your ‘fit.

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6. Mix it Up with a Crop Top

Swap out a blouse or t-shirt with a crop top to easily add a sporty vibe.

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7. Bring in a Bomber

An oversized bomber over sleek leggings or bike shorts makes for a great contrast.

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Try a sporty chic style look this spring, and stop into any of our store locations if you’re looking for fun pieces to build it. Even better, benefit from your recent spring clean by bringing in your pre-loved clothing to sell for cash or store credit.


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