As featured on Boston's CHRONICLE show "Recession Busting", we are a unique concept offering first-quality merchandise, samples, and irregulars of current brand-name department store women's apparel.

Our prices are so ridiculously low that we can only afford to be open for "special limited event weekends".

See below for the dates and times of our upcoming events at our main location (Winthrop, MA) as well as other roving locations in the Greater Boston and southern New Hampshire regions.

Clothes Encounters Main Location

This store serves as our headquarters. Hours and dates are subject to limited times throughout the year (like all of our events), but the location never changes. Check back often or join our mailing list to be be informed of the next event at our Winthrop, MA store.


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PRIOR EVENT: Famous Winter Clearance

Join us for our famous winter clearance event- the sale you've been waiting for! Our prices are so low you'll think we have lost our minds.
  • Buy five or more items and get one FREE
  • 500 new department store brand coats at the lowest prices of the season ranging from $29.90-$49.90 (original values up to $500)
  • Other items simply priced at: $12.00, $9.90, $7.90, $5.00, or $3.00
Tri-City Shopping Plaza
Somersworth, NH (Next to TJ Maxx)

PRIOR EVENT: Annual Inventory Blowout!

Join us for our annual inventory blowout sale over Martin Luther King Weekend...

We have restocked our racks with over 800 new coats and repriced our entire inventory to bring you recession proof prices!


As always, you'll find famous department store brands of coats, sweaters, and sportswear.


Hours: 10:00AM to 5:30PM (Friday until 7PM!)


1 Michaels Mall, Winthrop MA 02152

PRIOR EVENT: DECEMBER 2008

5 Day Winter Extravaganza

Just in time for the holidays...

Famous department store brands of long, short, wool, leather and down coats. Also, fabulous selections of sweaters and sportswear!

Hours 10:00AM to 5:30PM (Friday until 7PM!)

Tri-City Shopping Plaza
Somersworth, NH

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Boston Globe Reporter Makes a Visit (11/16/08)

He shops around to bring you bargains

Joel Greenfield has brought brand names for women to Winthrop center. On the cheap and on the fly, too.

The founder of the Fashion Barn chain now flies around the country, scooping up close-outs and overstocks of Calvin Klein, Jones New York, and other top brands. "It's not junk," said Greenfield, a 37-year veteran of the retail industry. "It's all brand-new goods, only for women."

The hitch? He only sells the stuff a few days a month, at a storefront in Michael's Mall in Winthrop. His sale this month will run from Wednesday to Sunday. He relies on word of mouth, and the occasional flier, to spread the word about $10 jeans and other bargains.