Blog: Crossroads Style

March 14, 2024 The Appeal of Micro Bags

We’re into micro styles this season, including those always-appealing micro bags. We’ve even showcased this micro trend in our latest seasonal selling guide. Don’t forget to take a look!

Sure, you really can’t fit much in them, but they’re the accessory we continually reach for when our phone, lip gloss, and keys are all we basically need for a day or night out. The cuteness factor well makes up for the tiny shape.

Micro bags are so popular that almost every designer brand has its own version, and we’ve seen many of these styles come through our stores. In fact, you can keep scrolling to see some that we just found on our regional Instagram feeds.

woman holding umbrella and small tan leather purse

example of micro bags: a tan leather bag with long handles

person holding out a small forest green Telfar bag

person holding Louis Vuitton bag

burgundy Longchamp keychain

Whether you’re looking for micro bags to add to your closet, or wanting to sell your gently used pre-loved pieces, stop in and buy/sell/trade with us. We carry the latest styles, labels, and trends that are taking the season by storm, all at affordable prices that make secondhand shopping a treasure hunt sport!

Get a glimpse of some of the styles in our latest lookbook, featuring our staff dressed in their personal favorites.

We hope to see you soon!


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March 12, 2023 The Best App to Sell Clothes

The best app to sell clothes is the Crossroads waitlist app. Let us explain exactly why.

If you’re a Crossroads seller (and we sure hope you are!),  you know that selling your clothes in one of our stores is the quickest way to turn your preloved clothes into cash or store credit.

Our buyers buy all day every day, and no appointment is necessary. You just add your name to the waitlist at the selling counter, then wait to be called by one of our well-trained buyers, who will assess and price your items.

However, you could add your name even earlier (like before you’ve even left your house!) by using the Crossroads waitlist app. Find your nearest store, and then add your name remotely. You can even see how many people are in line. If you live near multiple stores, you may want to use the app to find the shortest wait in your area.

Watch our 18-second tutorial to see just how easy it is.

Do you see why the best app to sell clothes is the Crossroads Trading waitlist app? Download it and give it a try next time you want to sell with us!



March 5, 2023 Buyer Jobs in Fashion: What to Know

Looking for buyer jobs in fashion? The type that can kick off your fashion career?

If you answered yes, we suspect you have a passion for fashion, follow the latest labels and trends, and are known as the personal stylist among your group of friends.

At Crossroads, we have store locations across the U.S. where you can get your start and, even better, grow with our company.

We train all our fashion buyers on how to trendcast and select the best pieces to bring into our stores. Our formalized training program teaches buyers which labels sell best in their specific store, how to price clothing competitively, how to authenticate designer pieces, and how to stay on top of the latest styles and trends. Some buyers even take on marketing liaison duties to promote their store on regional TikTok and Instagram accounts.

Did we mention working with others who love fashion and getting an employee discount on our already affordable prices? Get ready for a major closet upgrade.

If you’re ready to take that next step, learn more about Crossroads’ open positions. We think we have some of the best buyer jobs in fashion. We can’t wait to tell you more!

photo of fashion buyers

fashion buyer Inspecting Clothes


March 11th, 2024 Staff Style Spotlight: Aili

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Aili, an Assistant Manager and Buyer Trainer 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 Aili’s personal style, favorite Crossroads finds, and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Describe your all-time favorite Crossroads find.

My vintage newspaper print John Galliano bag.

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

Jean Paul Gaultier!!!

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less.

Vintage inspired trendy.

What is your go-to spring uniform?

Big skirt and cowboy boots.

What tips do you have for selling at Crossroads?

Pay attention to the season we’re currently in and make sure the clothes are in good condition (no stains/holes). Take a look at our Selling Guide!

What is your favorite part about working at Crossroads?

I love mentoring all my Buyers in Training! Buying will always be my favorite part of my job. I love seeing all the new clothes come across the Buy Counter.

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Aili! As an Assistant Manager and Buyer Trainer, Aili’s responsibilities include training and supervising staff members, hiring and developing fashion-focused staff, and curating retail store merchandise. 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.


February 29, 2024 The Best Preloved Clothes in Stores Now

Preloved clothes are exactly that: clothes that once won over a shopper, only to find themselves hanging in a closet or waiting in a drawer for too long.

Maybe it’s because they never fit the owner just right, or maybe it’s because the owner changed styles. Whatever the reason, preloved clothes find a new owner and a second (or third!) life in our stores.

If you follow our regional Instagram feeds (and we really hope you do! Find some linked below), then you know that we buy in amazing used clothing all day every day. From popular mall brands to designer pieces, we stock our stores with secondhand gems.

In fact, we perused our regional feeds this morning and found some pieces we had to share. Take a look, and then plan your next visit to shop or sell!

example of preloved clothes: a used leather Gucci bag

example of pre-loved clothes: a checked sweater, pair of sneakers, and green corduroy pants

pair of Nike sneakers in tan suede with navy blue swoop

example of preloved clothes: a white blouse, black corset, and striped pants

off-shite linen skirt, crochet tie-top, and white tank top

designer suitcase

burgundy sweatshirt, paisley jacket, jeans, and white trainers

pair of Doc Martens

Do you have preloved clothes in your closet that you no longer wear?


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