Blog: Crossroads Style

December 26, 2022 Staff Style Spotlight: Mika

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

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Tell us about your favorite Crossroads find.

I bought a gray floral satin maxi slip dress by Vince several months ago, and it is easily the most flattering piece I own. A close second is a hand-painted hoodie by Half Evil. It’s my favorite streetwear piece when I need an extra layer.

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

I am desperate for a Vivienne Westwood bustier top; it would be a great addition to my wardrobe. I’d also love to grab one of Skoot Apparel’s custom hoodies. I love how edgy their designs are.

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What are your winter closet essentials?

Chicago winters are brutal, so layering is a must. I love to have really great long-sleeve basics to grab, and statement sweaters are essential. I also really love a platformed chunky sneaker to stay stylish and above the snow.

How would you describe your personal style?

My style consistently blends together 90’s grunge/goth and Hypebeast branding. It’s a bizarre combo, but it’s very me!

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What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

I love seeing the unique pieces our customers bring in! It’s so fun to hear the stories behind each garment.

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Shop around! What we have in store is a great example of what we’re looking for. Also, bring in everything, even if you’re skeptical about whether they will sell. You never know what hot new niche style the items might fit into.

Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Mika! As a Lead Cashier, Mika has the exciting job of creating an aesthetically appealing environment that welcomes all customers, assisting customers throughout the store, and handling all sales-related tasks. 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.