“…See you at the crossroads, crossroads so you won’t be lonely. See you at the crossroads, crossroads so you won’t be lonely…” – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
There I was in my bed waking up from a glorious night of sleep when I received a phone call. It was my thrifting partner in crime and cousin calling to invite me to a thrift shop she had on her radar, Crossroads Trading Co. A few hours later we were there getting our thrift on.
Crossroads Trading Co. (http://crossroadstrading.com/used-clothes-stores/new-york/brooklyn/) is a thrifting/consignment store located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn (located at 135 N 7th street).
The commute there was easy breezy via public transportation. We took the B38 bus headed towards Ridgewood then transferred at Wyckoff to catch the L Train (we took that to Bedford). Once above ground, Crossroads Trading Co. was about a block away. In total the commute was about 30 mins from my apartment.
The best part about this great store is that they welcome gently worn clothing & shoes (IN SEASON – this is important) for cash or store credit. I bought in about three never worn Forever 21 dresses, one gently worn H&M dress (my college graduation dress) and one pair of shoes. I was given the option of taking $31 in cash or $44 in store credit. What do you think I did? Yep, I opted for the latter and proceeded to get busy thrifting with my $44 credit!
I’d say I had a successful thrifting excursion, wouldn’t you?
Although this post highlighted shoes for the most part I don’t want you to get it twisted. Crossroads had a slew of bags (crossbody bags, handbags, totes, clutches, and wristlets), jackets, jeans, dresses, and other articles of clothing. If I snapped every item that I fell in love with this post would’ve been a lot longer.
I would highly recommend Crossroads Trading Co. to all fashionable and financially savvy women (and men there was a very nice selection for gentleman as well). The staff was incredibly friendly, the store is immaculate, and the neighborhood is young and hip.
Rummage through your closet, drawers, and shoe boxes for all gently worn items because you may just have some “garbage” that is sure to be a thrifter’s treasure!
Until next time friends,