See You at the Crossroads

“…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.

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Front Entrance
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POW – I opened the door and was greeted by this thrifting haven

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!

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Several consignment pieces.  I spy Christian Louboutin, Prada, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Tory Burch, Gucci, Armani, Chloe, & Marc Jacobs
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Sunglasses & Bangles
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Acessories much? I spy bib necklaces, earrings, broaches, chandelier earrings and more.
I saw these babies and knew that they had to come home with me! They only cost $9.50!
I saw these babies behind the counter and knew that they had to come home with me! They’re lightweight, dainty, and inexpensive – they only ran me  $9.50!
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Some of the many shoes that I had my eye on: #SeychellesTstraps, #TommyHilfigerLoafers,  #Zarasandals, #VinceCamutoPlatformSpikedHeels, & #ZaraGladiators.  All shoes were under $30!
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The sandal that stole my heart! These beauties were $25.00.  The only reason these #TopShop suede sandals with the STATEMENT heels didn’t come home with me was because they were two sizes too small.
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Another bad sandal that remained in Crossroads. Why? These #BCBGMaxAzria sandals were two sizes too small :(.  #TheHeelTho
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Finally a shoe that fit my size nine feet and personality! These #Zara #leather & #elastic sandals came home with me.  Price, $20.00.
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I always love a good wedge.  These #Nike wedge #dunks were $50.00 – never worn!
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Although these #VinceCamuto heels were in the collage above, I felt that they deserved a solo shot.  Aren’t they bad? They would’ve been mine had they not been three sizes too small.
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These #HenryAlavez sandals almost stole my heart.  I loved the structure and funky design and price, $47.50.  However they were a bit too big for me.
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Holding the two sandals that I left the store with. #AldoSandals ($16.50) & #ZaraHeels ($20.00 as previously mentioned).
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I had a brief #Love affair with this #BCBG faux leather and quilted baseball cap, but I passed on this $11.50 gem.  I was unable to see how it would fit on my head (as my Senegalese twists wouldn’t allow the hat to fit on my head properly).
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My finds: #AldoSandals ($16.50), #TracyReeseSkirt ($15.00), and #ZaraHeels ($20.00)

 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,

Headed back to the #LTrain after a bomb ass thrifting trip!
Headed back to the #LTrain after a bomb ass thrifting trip!

 

PenniePenz

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