Blog: Crossroads Style

November 21, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Marion

Marion smiling wearing an orange sweater

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

Marion smiling wearing an orange sweater

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

Louis Vuitton pochette bag (graffiti) with an extension strap included.

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

A 70’s Penny Lane coat or Acne Studios moto shearling jacket.

Marion smiling wearing an orange sweater

What are your Winter closet essentials?

A full length camel coat and platform boots galore!

How would you describe your personal style?

Casual witch of every era!

Marion sitting in between two models in winter fashion

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

I love being exposed to so much new fashion. It’s inspiring and also a great way of being introduced to new trends. Plus, I love my team!

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Be prepared. Look at our Selling Guide to stay up to date with what we’re looking for. Download the Waitlist App; the wait to sell can be long!

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Marion! As an Assistant Manager, Marion assists customers on the sales floor, trains and supervises staff members, and processes the amazing secondhand fashion that comes into their Crossroads. Do you love fashion? You should join our team! Check out our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.

November 29, 2022 It’s Time for Holiday Party Looks

Putting together holiday party looks is a favorite pastime of ours. We take every party invite quite seriously!

And now that we’ve reached that part of the year where our holiday calendar is filling up with events with family, friends, and co-workers, we’re scrolling for holiday party looks on the regular.

Here are a few holiday looks that have our attention.

Cropped Suit

A take on the classic suit, this cropped version is extra chic. This would be perfect for a work event.

person wearing a holiday party look

Classic Sparkle

You know we love holiday glitz, like sequins and feathers. If you’re the same, don’t hold back!

person wearing a holiday party look

Hollywood Glamour

Something as simple as a faux fur stole and gold choker can elevate a simple dress for the holidays.

person wearing a holiday party look

Slip Dress

It’s like getting to wear your pajamas to a party! Our go-to pairings for a slip dress are a leather jacket and boots.

person wearing a holiday party look

Silk Suit

Find a suit in a flowy fabric like silk, and look for one in rich winter tones like burgundy, emerald, and sapphire.

person wearing a suit

Leather Pants

Leather pants. Tank. Blazer. You’re set.

photo of person in leather pants

Head to Toe Black

If you find yourself staring blankly into your closet, just choose all black pieces and make it easy on yourself!

person in all black outfit

Mis-Matched Suit

Make a suit less casual and event-ready by mixing your suit jackets and pants. Then, keep the shirt simple, like a turtleneck or tee.

person wearing a holiday party look

Stop into your local Crossroads store to find your holiday looks!

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November 24, 2022 Try Sequin Pants This Holiday Season

We’ve already admitted to our showstopping holiday tendencies like feather dresses, so is it any wonder sequin pants are also on our outfit planning list?

Sequin pants have long been a favorite for us because they’re a statement piece, meaning you can pair them with anything and still have a winning look. A simple tank top, turtleneck, or t-shirt is all you need. Although, a silk blouse or leather jacket looks terrific with them too!

And footwear can be just as varied. Sequin pants are as well-paired with sneakers as heels, loafers, or chunky platforms.

Accessories are usually kept to a minimum, giving the pants the spotlight. We like to add hoop earrings, small cross-body bags, or clutches.

Take a look at some of the holiday looks we found around this trend. Which one is your favorite?

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photo of person in sequin pants

photo of person in sequin pants

photo of person in sequin pants

photo of person in sequin pants

photo of person in holiday look

photo of person in holiday look

Now’s the time to bring in your prior years’ holiday looks to sell, either for holiday cash or trade you can use to purchase this year’s looks. See what else we’re currently looking for by taking a look at our seasonal selling guide. Then, share your holiday looks with us by tagging us on Instagram @crossroadstrading!

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November 22, 2022 The Best Sustainable Fashion Jobs

The end of the year is the perfect time to consider a seasonal job for some holiday income or a fresh career for the new year. Cue: sustainable fashion jobs, one of the sectors of fashion retail that’s growing in popularity.

Sustainable fashion is an excellent field for those who love fashion but want to support the areas of the industry that reduce textile waste and overconsumption.

The best sustainable fashion jobs fall into two categories. First, there are fashion producers that are using recycled materials to produce their new pieces. Second, there are secondhand retail shops that are extending the life of existing pieces by getting them out of the closets of people who no longer wear them, and into the hands of shoppers who are happy to give them a second chance.

That’s exactly what we do at our Crossroads stores across the nation.

Our employees work as retail managers, in-house fashion buyers, and sales associates. They get to stock their stores with secondhand pieces that are trending in their communities. And they become experts in fashion labels and designers.

That’s why we think the best sustainable fashion jobs can be found at Crossroads. Keep scrolling to get a glimpse into our stores, then check out our Careers page to learn where we’re currently hiring.

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Employees on Computer

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November 21, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Emma

Emma sitting on a couch.

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

Three images of Emma. One of her sitting on the couch. One holding her daughter. One of her laughing.

Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

Chanel Teva style sandals.

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

Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag in Green.

Emma holding hands with Noah. She is looking back. Emma is wearing a trench coat on her shoulders.

What are your fall closet essentials?

Lot’s of cozy turtleneck knits, monochromatic suiting, Square toe boots.

How would you describe your personal style?

Classic, oversized, chic.  I love layering different shades of neutral colors.

Emma moving the hair from her face. Smiling.

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

Working for Crossroads has afforded me many opportunities in life they may not have had otherwise.  I love working for a company with strong values.  My favorite part about working at Crossroads is seeing the training materials my team creates in action.  It’s really gratifying.

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Take trade! You’ll never be disappointed, there’s always something amazing in our stores.

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Emma! As Director of Training and Development, Emma has the important job of creating employee training materials and overseeing our communications department. Sounds interesting? Check out our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.

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