Where you should go shopping for Shoes designs
Encore Exchange US
• Harvard Arcade, 318 Harvard St,
Brookline; (617) 566-4544
This Coolidge Comer boutique is filled with incredible bargains for the sophisticated shopper. Some of the designer dresses, furs, jewelry, and accessories are new; more often, “gently used.”
A new leather jacket by Andrew
Marc, meant to retail for $650, was on the racks for just $250. Most gowns start at $60, with other clothes from $30 and up.
There is also quite a selection of semi-precious and costume jewelry, some one-of-a-kind creations, like a locket made with Swarovski crystal by a California artist it would sell for $450 on Rodeo Drive, and here it’s $150. At the other end of the price spectrum, there are lots of $5 and $10 earrings too. Open Mondays from 12-4 P.M. and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 am. to 4:30 pm.