I was curious if there were any “One Stop Shop” prop houses around the Manhattan area and was pleasantly surprised to find one in Eclectic Encore Props. Suri is, to say the least, on top of it.
Upon entering I was immediately greeted by two very pink full suits of armor. This would be a perfect example of what kind of inventory I would come across; things I didn’t even know I wanted.
Just a few minutes of strolling around proved they are working hard to make shopping easy for everyone involved. Binders are placed in every section of the prop house with pictures and ID #’s of the items in that section. They have certainly taken full advantage of RT Pro.
Full china sets, all kinds of lighting, cleared artworks of an varying time periods and styles, electronics, model ships, crystal balls, and taxidermy. I could continue listing the wide variety of items they have if this post had more space. The important thing to note, however, is that Eclectic Encore is one of those places where you will want to walk up and down the aisles to find those items you didn’t know you needed.
Access to their inventory was admittedly a little difficult because the required service elevator is the only way to see all 4 floors of items, let alone get it to your truck. This is the reason Suri and her crew are moving to a new warehouse in a month. She will soon have a a building with driveup docks and much more space for you to move around in.
Stop by Eclectic/Encore Props when you have a chance, even if you don’t need to. Suri will be more than happy to show off her collection.