Get fabulous clothing, accessories, and jewelry at a third the original price!



Clothes Encounters sells gently-used, high-end women’s clothing in a fun and vibrant store across the street from historic Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.  We've been here since 1979 and have cultivated a devoted and cherished community of consignors and customers. 

We offer an easy going way to turn the clothes you no longer want or need into cash (or store credit).  Our selections range from Rag & Bone & St. Johns to Eileen Fisher, Alexis Bittar, Lilly Pulitzer & Diane Von Furstenberg with a healthy topping of J Crew & Ann Taylor. Our racks and shelves are filled with treasures in excellent condition at a fraction of the original price.

We put new clothing and accessories out every day, there's always a reason to come in and see what's new.

We love our customers, consignors and neighborhood. Hope you’ll visit.


Love this store!! I don’t think I have ever gone in and not found something wonderful.
I really like this store. I have been a customer for many years and always find beautiful clothing and lovely jewelry.