1132 Madison Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002840.779765 -73.959830
Monday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side
Bravo to begin with. I am a long time consignment shopper who loves coming to NYC to shop the best stores in the country. Encore had always been one of my favorites but they were always undone by their lousy ambiance. Low and behold I came in this past weekend and they had painted and most importantly changed the lighting. It is a giant step in the right direction. I had not been there in probably close to a year and was so pleasantly surprised.
Also they were putting out beautiful spring clothing and accessories and it looked great. As I looked around there was this one girl in the front going on and on about some nonsense. She was loud and at one point quite rude. I was astonished that anyone would act that way. Advice: avoid her but get back there and find some incredible fashion buys.
Great Stuff but – I would recommend Encore highly for the selection of top notch designer clothing and accessories. I always find something wonderful to buy and have always found the staff to be very good, however, the girl at front is crass. The decor needs a redo.
Encore Winter Sale! 2/10(Thur) - 13(Sun) only 4days! Hurry!! – Encore, America's very first and finest designer resale boutique, is pleased to announce the start of their annual winter sale on Thursday, February 10 thru Sunday the 13th. High-end designer fashions and accessories at a mere fraction of the retail value in our store normally, are now marked down further by 20-50%. Labels such as Chanel, Prada, Hermes can be purchased at prices that most everyone can afford.
We invite you to come visit our store and see for yourself
My Closet filled with Encore – What can I say? My entire closet comes from Encore. I have gotten so many great things from this store it is unbelievable. I once bought a MaxMara skirt at Encore love it so much; I still wear 2 years later. A woman stopped me walking down the street and had to know where I bought it. I went to Elio's for dinner one night and a woman sitting next to me was wearing the exact Cashmere Ralph Lauren Tube Scarf halter-top (all in one) I had purchased at Encore. I couldn’t believe it! She probably paid 250++ while I paid less than $50!
Another great find was a pair of shoes hand made by an exclusive designer. I had no idea who he was so when I got home I googled the designer as it turned out this designer makes shoes for the Vatican and many celebrities. I think ultra high-end items that you find in Encore has something to do with the fact that Encore is the first ever consignment shop! The memorabilia is on the walls as you walk in. Pretty COOL. If you like that kind of stuff.
The finds are truly unbelievable! I’m hooked! I go once a week to see what great things I can find. Always leave with a huge shopping bag not a huge bill!
Inside Tip.... must go once a week to find the best deals possible
Great Finds, Lousy Decor – I recently shopped at Encore. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the staff. The salespeople are wonderfully pleasant and helpful. Unlike many other resale shops in the neighborhood, they did not pressure me to buy things. In fact, they are quite honest and objective. Moreover, the fantastic selection of well priced high end designer clothing and accessories far exceeds that of its competition. However, Encore has a glaring problem. It has the look and feel of an out of town thrift store. While I am sure that it was once a pleasant shopping experience (photos of the store in its heyday are on display), that time has clearly come and gone. The outdated 1970s decor and painfully drab lighting need major updating. While I love the great clothing and incredible deals that I get (as do my friends), walking into Encore can be quite depressing. I cannot help but wonder why, unlike the other neighborhood consignment shops, they have failed make any improvements. Sadly, Encore’s terrific selection, great value and warm, knowledgeable staff is undone by its unpleasant and dated atmosphere and decor.
Finally, I have to agree with my fellow posters that having dogs in the store is totally unprofessional and off putting to the customers.
Best Bargins Around – I have been shopping at Encore for well over 10 years and as a reglar cutomer I know the store is a family business although Carol is no longer there. On a recent visit I was able to get a great Yves Saint Laurent coat in mint condition amog other great buys. As for the owner having his dogs in the store sometimes, this does not seem to be an uncommon practice anymore and these dogs are friendly well behaived animals.
Lovely clothing but whining man – I did not want to be the first to chime in but the DOGS HAVE TO GO. Smelly pit bulls are not what women want to encounter ever let alone shopping for high end designer clothing. Not only are they scary they smell bad.
I have no idea what the gentleman running around calling himself the owner is thinking.
Clothing and staff make Encore a 4-5 star place but the dogs and owner take away 3 of them. It is unfortunate because I have been going there for years.
animals?? – I just stepped onto the consignment scene and decided to stop into encore...bad idea!!! Its dirty looking and on top of that there was a stinky ugly dog following me around!!! The owner of the dog looked just as dirty I believe he works there and all he decided to say was don't worry he's friendly, but gosh I didn't even stay to see the clothing!!
Great place to shop when visiting NYC! – Every time I am in the area, I pop into Encore because they always have new merchandise, and what they carry is great stuff: often brand new; never worn out or dirty. I always find something to love in there!. The manager and staff are divine, friendly & helpful! I've always been happy with everything I have purchased here.
My only complaint, and it's a big one-you must get over the atmosphere! Unfortunatly, I agree with the previous posts- the store is due for a much needed makeover and it takes away from the merchandise. The lighting is AWFUL , the ceiling has holes in them!! Just because this is a consigment shop does not mean the store space should look worn as well! You would never know what's inside from the outside and entryway of the shop- a shame for those who havn't visited Encore, but a great way to keep this place secret for me!
Great Place for a Fun Time – My daughter and I stopped at Encore today. Apparently the Grand Dame of NYC consignment. Unfortunately, from the look of it Encore is old lady. The store's decor and upkeep is at best shabby. Let alone the fact that the entrance way is this putrid peach and red. It feels like you are walking into the lobby of a brothel. When you walk into other stores they give a a preview of designers and the feel of the store. Encore's entrance way scares you a little. I did happen to find some great items marked down like a Marc Jacobs top for 12 bucks. The girls that work at the store are so lively and fun. They seem to have a passion for the clothes and love to help you out. Definitely the friendliest group I met shopping all day. I will shop here every time I come to New York, but I just wish it had a quaint little vintage look to embrace its history or a sleek, simple, clean boutique look to make you feel like it is on Madison Avenue not Queens.
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