About Us



 Founded in 1954 as the country's first consignment shop by pioneering entrepreneur Florence Barry, Encore Resale continues to fulfill her innovative vision more than 60 years later. Florence's achievements as a woman in business and as the creator of the modern consignment industry still provide our inspiration today. Guaranteeing the authenticity of our merchandise and delivering great value to our customers and consignors remain Encore's core principles.

Featuring Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Oscar De La Renta, and Christian Louboutin, Encore presents only the finest authentic merchandise. Our long-standing relationships with New York's top consignors date back to the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The depth and diversity of our consignor relationships, earned over six decades, allow Encore to offer a large and unique selection of the finest designer clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories at a great value every day.

Since its founding over 60 years ago, Encore has known just two owners - Florence Barry and the current owners, the Selig family. Working as a sales person, Carole Selig was so inspired by Encore's mission to provide affordable access to the best designer apparel, that she and her husband Allan purchased the store in 1981. Carole, supported by her husband and two sons Gregory and Scott, led Encore's growth for the next generation. 

As Encore enters its 65th year of operation, we are dedicating ourselves to revitalizing the New York institution on Madison Avenue while expanding to a national audience with the update of our new eCommerce Web site. 

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