Encore Clothing is an online consignment boutique for women’s upmarket clothing, started in 2017 by Johannesburg-based legal professional turned entrepreneur, Lara Rocchi, who found a gap in the pre-loved clothing market.

The online clothing concept was an idea sparked by a problem that Lara faced herself when she left her legal career and wished to sell her upmarket wardrobe. This experience led her to realise that there was a need for a forum where people could consign their unwanted, gently worn, high quality clothing, shoes, and accessories. She also discovered a demand: discerning buyers were looking to acquire beautiful items at reasonable prices.

You can expect high street brands such as Zara, Aldo and Country Road on the Encore Clothing online store, as well as luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors. Not only can you purchase pre-loved, high street clothing but also shoes and a variety of accessories (handbags, belts, scarves, sunglasses and hats).

“Encore offers the boutique experience without boutique prices, from the convenience and comfort of your own home. We offer free returns and free (or cheap) door-to-door delivery or click-and-collect with nationwide reach,” says Lara.

Encore Clothing’s customers are chic, everyday South African women who want to look their best without spending a fortune on their wardrobes.

All items listed on the Encore Clothing online store undergo thorough quality control and are not listed if they don’t look almost new, so you can rest assured that the quality and condition of items are top-notch. All items listed on the website are classified according to the following conditions:

  • Brand New With Tags: item still has original tags and/or packaging
  • New Without Tags: item has not been worn or used but tags have been removed
  • Like New: item is like new and shows hardly any signs of wear or use
  • Very Gently Worn: item shows only minor signs of wear or use; shoes only show slight wear underneath
  • Gently Worn: item shows some signs of wear or use but is still in excellent condition; shoes show wear underneath

When you buy from Encore, delivery to major centres is free for all orders over R200. They will also exchange or refund any item purchased (including sale items) within 7 days from date of delivery. In this case, return shipping is free and using the same channel in which your order was delivered. 

Encore Clothing also allows you to consign with them. If that’s what you’re looking for, then head on over to their page for more details.

By shopping and consigning with Encore Clothing, buyers and consignors are extending the life cycle of clothing to the betterment of the planet and helping to avoid the approximately 75% of clothing that ends up in landfills worldwide on a yearly basis.

Have you shopped at Encore Clothing yet? For more information about Encore Clothing, head on over to their website or follow Encore Clothing on Facebook or Instagram.

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