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New Andersonville Clothing Store Offers Fresh Concept To The Strip


Photo credit: Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

How many times have you gone to a vintage clothing shop hoping to find that special retail catch, only to find outdated items that your mother wouldn’t even wear? Well, a new second-hand clothing shop has opened in Andersonville that hopes to make it easier for you to find that perfect piece.

Crossroads Trading, which opened last Thursday at 5127 N. Clark St., is actually not the first location to open for the company. Not only is the Andersonville location the fourth shop to open in the Chicagoland area, it is actually the 33rd to open nationwide. You can also find them in Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Evanston.

According to the company, customers can bring in their gently used clothing and accessories and get 35 percent cash back or 50 percent trade credit for those pieces. However, the store wants only “on-trend, in-season” clothing. They also offer consignment services for those higher-end items you may want to get rid of.

Crossroads was founded in 1991 by Jerry Black and Chip Gerken. Though the concept of recycled clothing instead of traditional retail is not new, the company was one of the first to pioneer the idea. With most area residents taking part in a greener lifestyle, Crossroads hopes to cash-in on the extended life of Andersonville’s unwanted wardrobe.

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