Brief Encounters

(212) 496-5649

239 Columbus Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10023

40.776697 -73.979317

 
Lingerie, Women's Clothing  more

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Lincoln Square

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Reviews for Brief Encounters

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great find – Shopped at this boutique for holiday gifts. They had beautiful merchandise and very well priced. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and gave me the best bra fitting I've ever had. I've told all my friends about this little lingerie closet. Quite a find!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great destination – I had such a great experience shopping here! It is such a lovely store with a wonderful and varied selection. I prefer a specialty shop to a big department store, and this one has it all. The personalized attention was very helpful and the owner & staff are very knowledgeable. The window displays are also eye catching, and I will be back!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A great find! – A number of friends raved to me about this cute little store and I had to check it out. Needless to say, I was not disappointed!! It was my first time getting a fitting and the owner of the store and her staff were incredible helpful. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and I walked out very happy with my purchase and incredibly pleased with the overall experience. I will definitely be back and will spread the word about the store!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Really great little boutique ! – I do not understand why anyone would not just

love this although( small shop ) with it's excellent

selection of fine merchandise. I was just there and

have to say taehe owner and sales gal were Great!

They knew just how to fit me for a bra and i am a hard

gal to fit. They went above and beyond to help me and

I left felling so good about my self. I will tell

all my friends to go there for a perfect fitting.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The Owner Is Nuts! – I walked in to buy lingerie, or at least a gift certificate, for my girlfriend who lives around the corner. I always like to help out a neighborhood shop and appreciate the personal service one usually gets in a small store. The woman, who identified herself as the owner, was the rudest, looniest person I have met in a store. She was, for no reason at all, insulting - even vulgar. I'm almost always a fan of local stores, but I can't wait to see this one inevitably close.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Warning: Owner is Beyond Rude – I was attracted to this shop by its pretty window display. Preferring local shops to big department stores, I was hopeful to have this be my new lingerie shop. I will now never ever step foot in that store again.

The woman who owns the shop is the rudest woman I've ever met. On my first visit, she made rude comments about my body (!). Thinking maybe she had a bad day, I tried again, and she harrangued me while I shopped and suggested that, when I said she was standing rather close to me (5 inches!) I not bother returning! And I had two bras in my hand I was ready to buy! She said this with such crazy agression I found it quite disturbing. Her staff looked definitely alarmed at her behavoir on both accounts.

My husband, without my knowing, also tried to purchase something for me at the shop, and she was intolerably rude to him as well, ultimately yelling at him to get out of the store.

What a shame. Great looking merchandise but the woman who owns and works in the shop needs psychiatric care -- she's frightening. Go elsewhere for your intimate apparel. It's amazing she's still in business.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Never go there!!! – The woman who sold me the bra and underwear was too pushy. She did carry my line of underwear but she wouldn't let me examine them. She said she doesn't like people touching her merchandise. I felt uncomfortable but just wanted to get out of there. When I got the items home I was disgusted to find the underwear had been worn before. I had never seen anything so gross. When I called to tell her about the situation she accused ME of making the stain and would not take them back. She has nerve to charge $54 for a used pair of stained undergarments.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

HORRIBLE SERVICE – The owner is a nasty woman. Will not sell to you if she doesn't like how you dress. Never go into that store. She kicked out a young woman because she said she didn't think the woman could afford her lingerie. I don't know why she thought that, just because she was wearing sweats and sneakers. I spoke with the woman after and she was so upset she was thrown out and told her business was not wanted. Turns out the woman is the daughter of a VERY wealthy and famous music producer. Jokes on the owner!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Personal Service especially to loyal customers – This is a great place to get daily use lingerie and sleepwear. They have an extensive, though kind of hard to find without help, selection of different brands of bras and underwear. I didn't really look much at the sleepwear. This really isn't a place to browse though. I often go in there needing a certain bra for a dress or I want to try to find a new bra for every day use and they help me find exactly what I want/need. I suggest talking to the staff, they are really nice, approachable, knowledgable and patient.

 

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