B. Styled Shopping: Crossroads Trading Co.
Welcome to a new feature of B. Jones Style, B. Styled Shopping!
As you may have noticed, I am not the traditional shopper.. don’t get me wrong.. I love going to a mall or local boutique, but when it really comes down to it I shop (spend) in unique places.
Shopping gets exciting in thrift stores, antique malls, buy/sell/trade stores, flea markets, estate sales.. and on and on..
Since my methods are less than usual, I thought I would let you in on where, how and what I shop. You will enter the doors of my favorite places, peruse the aisles, see how I make decisions and find out what I buy.
For my premiere B. Styled Shopping feature.. I decided to start with one of my favorites, Crossroads Trading Co. I have picked up so many treasures at this buy/sell/trade store, it was only right that I begin here.
Let’s see where, how and what… Crossroads Style.
Since Crossroads is a buy/sell/trade, there is a lot to choose from, and some may get overwhelmed with all the options, so to make things a little easier I refer back to STYLIT’s “Shopping List for Style” and see what I am currently craving. This month it is anything with wide legs, solids for color-blocking, neon brights, bold-graphic prints and black jeans.. planning for spring is on the mind.. as you can tell.
And so the shopping begins..
I always glance to the clothes hung on the walls before I dig through the racks. This is where Crossroads displays “hot” name brand and designer items for everyone to see. If I don’t have a ton of time to shop, I may just run in, check out the walls and pick out a few favorites.. some “wall finds” have been a Chloe dress and Prada Boots.
Then I hit the racks..the first delicious find is seafoam high-waisted pants.. yes please!
Ah.. the designer labels that are found in one day of shopping at Crossroads.. Seriously.. Marc Jacobs, DVF, Prada and Jenni Kayne.. and no, the prices are not high.. these babies are all under $50…and I am not even kidding.
..of course there is much more dressing and undressing.. but that’s my private little moment.
First, I cast-off all my no’s and then lay out everything I love. I look through it all again.. what do I want today.. what is important to me today.. what is easy to find other places.. what is special? These questions determine my decisions.
Today’s decisions were made based on quality not quantity and preparing for spring.
So.. what did I get…
The white Jenni Kayne Dress (yum.. and so perfect for spring and summer), the neon pink Karta blouse with the flower detail at the neck (so Miu Miu), and the Fremont jumpsuit with wide leg pants (can’t you just see this with a straw hat and sandals).
I’m a happy girl as I leave Crossroads.. I have scored some amazing designer duds and I’m getting set for spring. The best part.. I could come back to Crossroads tomorrow and find even more treasures. That is the beauty of this shop!
I hope you enjoyed my adventure into Crossroads Trading Co., and it let you in on where, how and what I shop.
If you want to buy/sell/or trade at Crossroads, there are locations listed here! (I shop the Costa Mesa location)
(My outfit included: Blazer and Blouse – thrifted, Overalls – Lee, Boots – Jeffrey Campbell, Hat – Urban Outfitters)
PHOTOS BY LAUREL DAILEY