Encore thrift is a Hyde Park gem

K. Xavier Zehir

K. Xavier Zehir

One fine day in April of 2013, I was strolling to the lakefront to feed the birds and I happened to see a thrift shop on East Hyde Park under the viaduct of the Metra train on the right hand side of the street. The address was 1553 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (corner of 51st Street and Cornell Avenue). Now, I usually wear tailor made clothes because off the rack clothing does not fit my thin body. But this day I went inside Encore, the thrift store for men, women and children. I was happily surprised – clothes that fit me. I found the staff very gregarious and kind. Specifically Amy, one of the staff. Rebekah was also very nice.

It was fun just browsing at this shop, for they have many high fashion clothing items of all sizes for men, women and children of all ages. But please bring enough money because they will not lower their asking price. Still the prices are very fair. They will hold your chosen garment for 24 hours. There are no refunds or exchanges. Children’s clothing is plentiful, so you can dress your tyke very well.
Encore is a not-for-profit store and accepts donations of clothing and handbags everyday. Drop in and patronage these fine people!

K. Xavier Zehir