Blog: Crossroads Style

April 18, 2024 Stores That Buy Used Clothes

There are very few stores that buy used clothes. You can try selling your clothes online through sites like eBay, try to make a deal with an interested buyer on Facebook Marketplace, or try one of the many peer-to-peer apps that require you to negotiate with a stranger.

But to just walk into a store and ask a buyer to purchase your gently used preloved clothing? So you can walk out that day with cash in hand? Not so easy.

That’s why you need to know about buy-sell-trade fashion retailers like Crossroads, a store that buys clothing from the public all day, every day. With store locations across the U.S., you just visit with your clothing, add your name to the waitlist, and wait to be called. No appointment is even necessary. The best part? While you wait, you can shop the store’s curated racks of excellent condition secondhand clothing and start dreaming of how you’ll spend your newfound cash or store credit.

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Crossroads is just one of the stores that buys clothes, but there are honestly not that many. If you can’t find a buy-sell-trade store near you, Crossroads has that covered as well. Try their Sell by Mail option!

April 17th, 2024 Staff Style Spotlight: Sarahi

Sarahi wearing an orange dress holding a blue rhinestone purse

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Sarahi, an Assistant Manager at our sister store, Fillmore & 5th. We asked our Palo Alto employees to bring their style and star in our latest photoshoot wearing their best secondhand finds. Read about Sarahi’s personal style, favorite Fillmore & 5th finds, and favorite thing about working at Fillmore & 5th.

Describe your all-time favorite Fillmore & 5th find.

This beautiful tan, canvas, romantic Dior purse!!

Which clothing brand(s) do you get excited to see at Fillmore & 5th?

I love seeing trendy and current style items.

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less.

Elegant, classy, chic, and contemporary.

left photo of Sarahi wearing an orange dress, blue purse, and gold shoes right photo of Erykah and Sarahi wearing spring fashion

What is your go-to spring uniform?

During spring time, I like to wear denim, loafers and basics tops.

What tips do you have for selling at Fillmore & 5th?

Check the items, brands and condition before come in. If the customer has questions about how to sell or how we price items, they can always give us a call and check the selling guide. Also be aware of as possible wait to sell; we really appreciate your patience.

What is your favorite part about working at Fillmore & 5th?

I love being able to see new clothes every day and explore all the trends.

left photo of Sarahi wearing an orange dress, blue purse, and gold shoes right photo of Erykah and Sarahi wearing spring fashion

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Sarahi! As an Assistant Manager, Sarahi assists customers on the sales floor, trains and supervises staff members, and processes the amazing secondhand fashion that comes into Fillmore & 5th. 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 and Fillmore & 5th.

April 16, 2024 We’re Wearing: Loose Fitting Shorts

Loose fitting shorts are already finding their way into our wardrobes this season. It doesn’t take too many sunny days for us to declare it’s warm enough to wear them (even when the weather isn’t quite there yet).

These summer essentials appear in our current selling guide and are just waiting to be worn with polo shorts or rugby shirts for a sporty classic look (another one of the styles we highlighted in our current selling guide). We like them in all their variations, from cargo cuts to simple drawstring styles.  You can even create your own with denim cutoffs.

You will find them in less casual styles too, like pairs made in high-quality fabrics like linen. Take your look next-level to business casual by finding shorts that pair with matching blazers.

We started looking for styling inspiration that would last us through summer, and we did not come up empty-handed. Here are some of the looks that stood out.

person wearing denim shirt with loose fitting shorts in tan

person taking a selfie in a white linen shirt and beige loose fitting shorts

man in oversized blue t-shirt and linen loose fitting shorts

woman in matching lime green set with white sandals

woman in large white t-shirt and baggy blue boxers

woman wearing black blouse and cutoff denim jeans with cowboy boots

Do you see yourself wearing loose fitting shorts this season? How will you style them? Tag us on Instagram @crossroadstrading so we can see! You may just find your look on our brand feed.

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April 11, 2024 The Best Fashion Jobs to Kick Off Your Career

Fashion jobs cover a lot of territory, from designers to corporate buyers to marketers. When you’re just getting started though, most people dip their toe in the fashion industry by working in a retail store. We agree that this is the best place to get started!

a retail employee in a red and black outfit

Why is that? In a retail setting, you learn a lot. You get trained on the basics of customer service, how to merchandise clothing on the sales floor, and which fashion styles and silhouettes are most popular. Additionally, in buy-sell-trade retail settings like Crossroads, you also learn the art of fashion buying!

If you didn’t know, fashion buying is a next-level skill. For example, Crossroads buyers are formally trained on how to buy clothing from the public to stock our store locations. They also stay on top of the latest trends and labels so they can select the most popular pieces for their store.

Best of all, they can see how well their selections sell, gaining fashion insights and experience along the way.

fashion employee standing next to a clothing rack

That’s why we’re such big proponents of kicking off a fashion career in retail. Interested in kicking off your fashion career with Crossroads? Learn all about our employee perks and search our current openings for fashion jobs.

April 10rd, 2024 Staff Style Spotlight: Lynnette

One model wearing a purple floral dress holding a green purse

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Lynnette, a Buyer 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 Lynnette’s personal style, favorite Crossroads finds, and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Describe your all-time favorite Crossroads find.

My favorite all time Crossroads find is a MiuMiu little black collared dress. It is the preppy dress of my dreams.

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

I get excited seeing MiuMiu, Betsey Johnson, and all of the vintage that comes in!

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less.

Preppy, sporty, model off duty. I’m not a model but it’s nice to embody the spirit of one haha.

left photo: two models wearing spring fashion right photo: one model wearing a purple floral dress and white cowboy boots

What is your go-to spring uniform?

My spring uniform always includes a skirt, but it has so be mini or maxi (NO IN BETWEEN).

What tips do you have for selling at Crossroads?

Consider the current trends, weather, and if you aren’t sure about selling a specific item just let your buyer know you’d like a quote for it.

What is your favorite part about working at Crossroads?

I like seeing my coworkers individual styles.

three models wearing spring fashion

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Lynnette! As a Buyer, Lynnette plays a crucial role by working with customers who come in to sell and selecting merchandise for the 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.

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