More Than a Resale Store: Style Encore

 
 

If you’ve ever visited Plato’s Closet or Once Upon a Child, then you’re familiar with the overall concept of Style Encore. Owned by the same parent company (Winmark), Style Encore was introduced just over a year ago, to fill the much-needed gap in women’s resale. You can shop ‘til you drop with items at 70% off retail and averaging less than $15, or sell your items and make some extra cash. And with a wide range of sizes (up to 4X and size 12 shoes) and a wide range of brands (Luis Vuitton, Coach, Old Navy), there’s something for everyone. 

I first learned about Style Encore through a friend and couldn’t wait to experience it in person. One of my favorite things about Style Encore is that it contributes to the health of the environment by promoting the exchange of clothes between women. But there’s so much more to love, as I would soon learn! 

My trip to Style Encore kicked off with the “big reveal.” In advance of my trip, I scheduled a (free) personal styling session and submitted a style questionnaire with my sizes, color preferences, and body type. I arrived to a fitting room already filled for me. I was in heaven! There were at least 10 outfits completely ready to go, in my size, styled with a purse, shoes, and accessories. As well as another 20-30 top picks for me. Here’s a sampling of my favorites:

 

Express top $10, LOFT skirt $18, Banana purse $23,
Vince Camuto shoes $16, necklace $7
Total = $74

LOFT top $12, LOFT jeans $18, Emilie M purse $13,
Fioni shoes $7, necklace $13
Total = $63

Express top $13, LOFT skirt $12, Tommy Hilfiger purse $12,
Vince Camuto shoes $17, necklace $8
Total = $62

LOFT top $8, American Living shorts $8, purse $12,
Steve Madden shoes $14, necklace $7
Total = $49

Armani Exchange dress $24, ALDO heels $12,
BCBG clutch $23, necklace $5
Total = $64

J.Crew dress $20, Steve Madden shoes $14, purse $12, necklace $10
Total = $56

Limited dress $21, Nine west purse $15,
Vince Camuto shoes $16, necklace $7
Total = $59

 

Seriously, where was Style Encore in my early 20’s when I needed an entire work wardrobe, had no money and had no idea how to dress myself? It’s such an amazing resource for anyone who is starting over with their closet. Even now, with a decade of style knowledge under my belt, this experience was valuable because it opened my eyes to new ideas and got me to try on things I wouldn’t have normally considered. Not to mention it felt like a total luxury to have someone putting together entire outfits for me, and all within my budget.

My Style Encore experience concluded with a stop at the cash register to check on my clothing sell. At the beginning of my appointment, I dropped off three bins of gently used and new clothing and accessories. They bought more than half of my items, and I walked away with $221 in cash. Even if you’re not much for resale or consignment shopping, Style Encore can help with those things that we all have in our closets that deserve a better home, and can put some money back in our wallets!

Have you ever visited Style Encore? What was your experience?

Head to the Style Encore website now to find a location near you!

Today’s post is brought to you by Style Encore. All opinions, shopping experiences, editorial decisions and images are solely my own and presented without prejudice