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May 14, 2024 5 Summer-Specific Secondhand Shopping Tips

We have secondhand shopping tips specific for the summer days ahead! Now’s the time to sell your preloved pieces for cash or store credit and refresh your closet with fresh finds for your best summer yet. Here are 5 things we recommend looking for in your favorite resale stores (like Crossroads)!

1. Weekend Basics

Don’t overlook secondhand clothing when it comes to your summer weekend and vacation wear. Hunt for perfectly worn-in tees, denim shorts, sandals, and slouchy beach bags.

secondhand shopping finds that include a graphic t-shirt with denim shorts and yellow backpack

2. Overalls

Quite possibly the easiest summer outfit to pull-off! Find a pair of classic overalls and add a tank top or baby tee to complete the look.

4 pairs of overalls hanging on a clothing rack, found while secondhand shopping

3. Slip Dresses

We like to shop secondhand for all our pretty summer dresses, but a slip dress is an extra special find.

plaid slip dress hanging from a hook

4. Maxi Skirts

We love maxi skirts all year round, but once summer days are on the horizon, we turn our focus to maxi skirts in big floral prints and bright colors.

white corset top with bright floral print

5. Natural Fibers

Definitely shop for pieces in natural fibers that are lightweight and will keep you cool. Linens and cottons are our go-to selections.

woman wearing a pink matching set

This handful of secondhand shopping tips should get you started. Don’t forget you can make these new-to-you pieces even more affordable by selling your gently used unwanted pieces for cash or store credit at any of our store locations. We even offer Sell by Mail if you don’t have a Crossroads store near you.

It’s time to get summer ready!


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