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Encore

1132 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10028 40.779639 -73.959717
nr. 84th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-879-2850 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Consignment/Thrift Shop
  • Products & Services: Designer Discount, Vintage Clothing
Photo by Jed Egan

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Official Website

encoreresale.com

Hours

Sep-Jun: Mon-Wed and Fri, 10:30am-6:30pm; Thu, 10:30am-7:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm; Jul-Aug: Mon-Wed and Fri, 10:30am-6:30pm; Thu, 10:30am-7:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-6pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Clothing

  • Designer Discount
  • Vintage Clothing

Profile

Savvy shoppers brave the communal dressing room at Encore because, despite a threadbare carpet and drab stucco walls, most of its consigned designer clothing is barely worn—and first-rate. One flight of stairs above, and a retail world apart, from the luxury-goods stretch of Madison Avenue, Encore has been reselling new or nearly-new castoffs from Upper East Side closets since 1954; according to shop lore, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis both sold and browsed here. With stock as ritzy as its consigners, the store's inventory leans toward old couture or off-the-rack, recent runway fashions. There are always Chanel tweeds and designer pant suits to try on, and a solid selection of Escada gowns, Loro Piana knits, Prada silk blouses, Moschino motorbike jackets and Lilly Pulitzer flower-print shifts—all offered for a fraction of their retail price. Also for sale are shoes with barely scuffed soles, including Tod loafers, Manolo mules, and Ferragamo pumps. A silky cache of Hermes scarves is displayed behind the counter, as are the highly-coveted Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags.

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