Blog: Crossroads Style

February 22, 2024 Get Cash for Clothes by Mail

Giving cash for clothes is what we do! Most people sell directly in our stores to collect cash or store credit on the spot, but if you don’t live near a store (or just don’t have the time), you can try our Sell by Mail program too.

However you choose to sell, there are a few things to consider when deciding on the clothes to bring to us. These 4 tips will greatly increase your odds of earning cash or trade.

1. Check the Brands We Love

Our selling guide shares the styles, trends, and labels we’re currently looking for. We’re always looking for popular mall and boutique brands in great condition.

2. Focus on Current and Classic Styles

We love to stock our racks with the trends and styles we’re seeing on the current runways, as well as classic investment pieces that can be worn for years.

Current and classic styles will always increase your likelihood of selling.

buyer giving cash for clothes at a Crossroads selling counter

3. Bring in Those High-Quality Fabrics

We’re on the hunt for superior natural fibers like cotton, silk, cashmere, leather, and wool. In fact, what your clothes are made of can turn your piece from a “maybe” into a “yes, please!”

Like with any fabrics, just make sure to inspect for pulls and stains. Our buyers won’t be able to accept damaged items.

4. Check the Condition

Finally, our buyers look for pieces that customers could wear out of the store. For this reason, they look closely for stains, tears, loose threads, missing buttons, and broken zippers. The better the condition, the more likely an item will be purchased!

Ready to give it a go and earn cash for clothes? Just visit one of our stores or order your Sell by Mail bag here.

 

November 1, 2023 October-Featured Black-Owned Fashion Brands

Last month on our Instagram feed, you saw October-featured Black-owned fashion brands each Friday. If you missed any of our picks, we included them all here!

Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry is the eponymous Seattle-based small business where skillful artistry includes the use of recycled materials and consciously-sourced stones to create heirloom-quality pieces.

If you’re a jewelry lover, you need to start following the brand’s Instagram account.

close-up of hand with gold rings and neck with gold necklaces

GOODEE

GOODEE is a Certified B Corp marketplace of curated apparel, homeware, and accessories.

The company is on a mission to “reduce poverty, help marginalized communities, and advocate for gender equality by supporting traditional artisans and small brands around the world.”

Click through to their Instagram account to see beautiful goods devoted to slow living.

woman sitting in a chair with a green sweatshirt and mixed print skirt

GALERIE.LA

GALERIA.LA is a thoughtfully curated marketplace of ethical and eco-friendly clothing and accessories from emerging brands around the globe.

Featured designers use sustainable production methods to reduce their environmental footprint. You can even shop by values like local and recycled.

Click through to their Instagram feed to start exploring.

woman wearing a long red robe over a white button-down shirt and jeans

Two Days Off

Two Days Off is a brand created by climate scientist, Gina Stovall.

The label creates made-to-order designs with a focus on being effortless and minimal. Deadstock fabric is used to make the pieces eco-friendly.

Click through to visit their Instagram feed and start shopping the line.

woman wearing a black dress over a black turtleneck and leopard-print socksThese are the October-featured Black-owned fashion brands we shared on Instagram in October, but there are so many more we’ve shared! Follow our feed and check our website monthly for even more featured brands.

October 3, 2023 Featured Black-Owned Fashion Brands

Every Friday on our Instagram feed, we share some of our favorite Black-owned fashion labels. If you missed our September picks, we included all of them here!

Kimeze

Kimeze is a London eyewear brand whose collections are handcrafted in small batches in Italy.

Look for their fashion-forward frames in your favorite online shops like @mrporter @shopmcmullen @netaporter @shopbop @modaoperandi, and start following their IG account to see the latest pieces.

man wearing sunglasses with a hot pink outfit

April & Alex

April & Alex is a label that places sustainability at the heart of its entire business model.

They use premium reclaimed fabrics set aside as overproduction and dead stock. What they create from these fabrics is absolutely gorgeous. Click through to their Instagram account to see.

woman wearing white sunglasses, a red satin dress, and gold alligator necklace

Titi Adesa

Known for impeccable craftsmanship, Titi Adesa creates shoes that are ethically handcrafted in Milan. Every shoe sole has a rose gold tilted diamond logo that embodies the brand’s philosophy: “Within every woman, lies a diamond – unique, resilient and imperfectly perfect.”

Click through to their Instagram feed to find your favorite pair.

woman wearing rainbow-colored high heels

dyelab

The brand, dyelab, creates small-batch collections that explore artisanal dyeing techniques.

The results, like this beautifully-dyed jumper, will have you craving a delightful piece of your own.

Click through to visit their Instagram feed and start shopping.

woman wearing a blue and green striped jumpsuit

Studio 189

Studio 189 is an artisan-produced fashion lifestyle brand produced in Africa.

The company works with artisanal communities specializing in traditional craftsmanship techniques like plant-based dye indigo, hand-batik, and kente weaving.

Click through to their Instagram feed to find something you’ll truly love.

Man wearing a bucket hat, sweatshirt, and printed skirt

These are the Black-owned fashion labels we shared on Instagram in September, but there are so many more we’ve shared! Follow our feed and check our website monthly for even more featured brands.

September 5, 2023 Black-Owned Fashion Boutiques to Shop

Every week on our Instagram feed, we share some of our favorite Black-owned fashion boutiques, always ones with online shopping available. If you missed our August picks, we’ve included all of them here so you can catch up!

Zelie for She

Zelie for She is an LA-based brand known for its limited runs on all its designs. This makes each look that much more special!

Start following their IG account to make sure you don’t miss any new drops.

Woman in long sleeveless dress with black and white squiggly print

Le Beau Monde

Le Beau Monde is a label that offers affordable pieces that capture the latest trends. We’re eyeing their crochet pieces and cutout dresses, perfect for these final days of summer.

Click through to their Instagram feed and start following.

woman in white sundress with white handbag

ALYDA

ALYDA is a brand focused on petite womenswear. If this is your fashion need, you can count on them for ethically-produced pieces in classic cuts and styles. We’re admiring this perfect slip dress.

Click through to their Instagram feed to start shopping.

woman in black slip dress

Thelma West

As you can see, Thelma West’s ethically sourced diamonds are crafted into eye-catching, one-of-a-kind creations. Click through to visit their Instagram feed and find the pieces that speak to your individual style.

hand wearing a diamond and ruby ring

These are only the August Black-owned fashion boutiques we shared on Instagram. Follow our feed and check our website monthly for even more featured brands.

August 1, 2023 July-Featured Black-Owned Fashion Labels

If you haven’t noticed, every Friday on our  Instagram feed, we share some of our favorite Black-owned fashion brands. If you missed them, we’ve included all of the July-featured Black-owned fashion labels here!

RENDOLL

RENDOLL is a global brand on a mission to create attainable luxury fashion that’s focused on femininity and body positivity.

Their pieces are produced by gifted artisans who deliver beautiful resort and party pieces. Click through to their Instagram account to admire them all!

photo of person in mustard yellow dress

REBDOLLS

REBDOLLS is a self-proclaimed “trend obsessed and size inclusive label.” The brand’s focus is on going-out looks in bold colors, and it offers them in a range of sizes from small to 5X.

Click through to their IG feed and start shopping for your next favorite weekend piece.

photo of person in matching green set

Washington Ave

Washington Ave is an online vintage shop that features unique clothing and accessories that will match your individual style.

They even rework vintage pieces to give them new life! Follow their IG to stay on top of what’s coming into their shop right now.

photo of person in matching vintage print set

FARAI LONDON

FARAI LONDON is a brand you should have on your radar this summer season. They create beautiful and colorful swimwear, but they also create dresses, matching sets, bucket hats, and even passport covers. You’ll want to pack them all for your next vacation.

Click through to visit their Instagram feed and start shopping.

photo of two people wearing colorful bodycon dresses

These are only the July-featured Black-owned fashion labels we’ve shared on Instagram. Follow our feed and check our website monthly for even more featured brands.

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