Blog: Crossroads Style

April 4, 2024 Babydoll Dresses for Spring

Babydoll dresses have made their spring return, finding their way into our current selling guide as one of the silhouettes we’re loving right now.

These dresses are short and loose-fitting, making them ideal pieces for warm weather days and summer vacations. We like to collect them in gingham, tropical prints, and bright colors.

Sandals, heels, and ankle booties all make a good match, and it wouldn’t be a spring or summer look without a straw accessory. A French market basket or wide-brim straw hat usually make top choices.

Keep scrolling to see some of the babydoll dresses we’d love to see in our closets this season. Love the look too? Then it’s time to stop into one of our store locations to find one for your closet. And don’t forget to bring your preloved fashion along to sell for cash or store credit.

You could refresh your closet without any expense! It’s like magic.

woman wearing a blue gingham babydoll dress

woman walking on beach with a lemon print babydoll dress

woman in pink trapeze dress

Woman in white babydoll dress with white socks and black heels

woman in army green version with tall tan boots

woman in yellow trapeze version with leopard booties

Stop into Crossroads to sell your gently used clothing this season. Our stores buy all day every day, and no appointment is necessary. Consignment is offered for high-end items, and many stores offer drop-off selling. We even offer Sell by Mail!


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April 3rd, 2024 Staff Style Spotlight: Sofia

Model wearing a blue floral dress walking on the sidewalk

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Sofia, a Sales Associate at Crossroads. We asked San Jose and Santa Cruz employees to bring their style and star in our latest photoshoot wearing their best secondhand finds. Read about Sofia’s personal style, favorite Crossroads finds, and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Describe your all-time favorite Crossroads find.

A beautiful vintage Italian leather purse with a red interior… It has become my favorite go-to purse.

Which clothing brand(s) do you get excited to see at Crossroads?

I love seeing Selkie dresses; they are so stunning and unique and bring such joy to the wearer.

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less.

Vintage diva!

Photo on the left of two models wearing spring fashion smiling at the camera leaning against a light post photo to the right of two models wearing spring fashion

What is your go-to spring uniform?

For spring, you’ll always see me in florals. They’re a classic and just bring that special spring energy!

What tips do you have for selling at Crossroads?

Checking our Selling Guide and asking our buyers questions about what we are looking for at the moment!

What is your favorite part about working at Crossroads?

I love interacting with customers and our Blossom Hill team! I love my job and try my best to spread that love to our customers.

Model wearing a blue floral dress sitting on a wooden barrel

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Sofia! As a Sales Associate, Sofia assists customers on the sales floor, monitors the fitting rooms, and processes new merchandise for the floor all while providing great customer service. 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.


April 2, 2023 What is Gently Used Clothing?

“Gently used clothing” is a term you’ll hear us use often. It’s our catchall phrase for clothes that meet our quality standards for purchasing an item. It’s an important assessment measure for our fashion buyers, who buy clothing all day, every day from the public.

Photo of graphic tees

So what exactly does gently used clothing look like? Next time you’re cleaning out your closet and considering whether to sell an item to us, check for these 3 things.

1. Minimal Wear

You know the pieces that you wear infrequently. They’re the ones you fell in love with on the rack but not when you took them home. Maybe you tried wearing the piece a few times only to decide it didn’t fit quite right. Or maybe you could never figure out exactly what to pair it with. This fashion piece has been passed over by you multiple times. It shows minimal signs of wear because you just don’t love wearing it.

2. No Signs of Damage

In a perfect world, we’d have an in-house team of tailors to sew on missing buttons or replace broken zippers, but alas, that’s not the case. Our buyers only buy in pieces that are ready to wear by their new owner. No extra work involved!

3. Freshly Laundered

Clothes that are freshly laundered are much more likely to find a new home! So while a name brand coat may be vintage in age, giving it some special attention like a dry clean could revive it to selling quality.


Now go spring clean your closets and get ready to sell your gently used clothing to Crossroads!


March 28, 2024 Metallic Fashion Pieces We Want Now

Metallic fashion pieces may seem daring, but we like to think of them as an elevated neutral.

When done well, fashion items in silver, gold, bronze, and copper add a dash of shine against your basic pieces. Even a full suit in a metallic hue can look well-composed and stunning when paired with a simple tank or sweater.

We personally like to look for metallic skirts, pants, and shorts for our closet, and we never forget to seek out metallic accessories like handbags, sunglasses, and shoes!

We’re so fond of this trend that is made our latest selling guide. Want to see the look in action? Here are some of the inspirational styling photos we found on social.

woman wearing a metallic fashion skirt in lame with ruffles in gold, red, purple, and pink

woman in a gold metallic fashion suit

woman in gold metallic fashion pencil skirt with cream-colored sweater

woman on city street wearing a silver pleated skirt and jacket

woman in blue pants with matching blazer and handbag

woman in graphic tee with silver shorts

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell metallic fashion, Crossroads is the place to visit. We’re currently on the hunt for metallic pieces so we can stock our store racks for shoppers who love the trend. We pay 30% in cash or 50% in trade credit for what we price your item for. Stop in to learn more!

We’re also curious how you’re styling these pieces this season. Tag us on Instagram and you may find yourself featured on our brand feed: @crossroadstrading.


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March 26, 2023 The Best Place to Sell Clothes

The best place to sell clothes is the place with the most options and the most convenience. This is exactly where Crossroads comes in.

With 4 ways to sell, you have choices! And the payout structure is simple: get 30% in cash or 50% in trade value of whatever Crossroads prices your clothing for.

1. In-Store

Crossroads has store locations across the U.S. where well-trained fashion buyers buy in clothes from the public all day, every day. No appointment is necessary, and you can even use the Crossroads waitlist app to add your name to the store waitlist while you’re headed there.

buyer giving cash for clothes at a Crossroads selling counter

2. Drop-Off

Some Crossroads stores offer a drop-off option, where you leave your clothes with a buyer and return 24-48 hours later to receive your payout. Find your nearest store location to see if it’s offered in your area.

3. Consignment

Are you looking to sell higher-end labels or designer items? Crossroads offers consignment for these types of pieces. You’ll have to wait for the item to sell to get your payout, but the wait means a higher cash payout rate (50-70%!).

4. Sell by Mail

If you aren’t near a Crossroads store, or just don’t have time to visit one, then Sell by Mail is the option for you. Order a free shipping bag, fill it up, and send it back with its pre-paid shipping label. You can even choose to donate any unpurchased items, or have them returned for a fee. Talk about flexibility.

photo of sell by mail bag

With a doubt, this is why Crossroads is the best place to sell clothes!