Abracadabra Super Store

★★★☆☆
  • 19 W 21st St

    New York, NY 10010

    Cross street: 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue

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  • 212-627-5194

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I wanted a costume for a 20s themed party. I ended by paying $85 for a blue costume that was in terrible condition (not pressed, cuffs messed up - it looked more like something a homeless man would wear). I got home, and my girlfriend said "that is completely unwearable" - and we had to scramble around to buy and borrow things that would work.
Now, this is admittedly a good portion my fault - I saw the costume, and being in a hurry, I agreed to take it. But I just didn't realize quite how bad it was. Everyone at the party was dressed in very classy 20s, so I was so glad I didn't attempt to wear this costume.
So my main complaint (yes, the product was shoddy, but I was the idiot who paid for it) - I told the manager when I returned it. I pointed out that I did not wear it at all, that it had been at great inconvenience to pick it up and return it and still have to race around for a replacement. I did not expect a refund, but I expect a full credit for the amount paid. She gave a partial credit. I'm basically disappointed with this store.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wanted a costume for a 20s themed party. I ended by paying $85 for a blue costume that was in terrible condition (not pressed, cuffs messed up - it looked more like something a homeless man would wear). I got home, and my girlfriend said "that is completely unwearable" - and we had to scramble around to buy and borrow things that would work.
Now, this is admittedly a good portion my fault - I saw the costume, and being in a hurry, I agreed to take it. But I just didn't realize quite how bad it was. Everyone at the party was dressed in very classy 20s, so I was so glad I didn't attempt to wear this costume.
So my main complaint (yes, the product was shoddy, but I was the idiot who paid for it) - I told the manager when I returned it. I pointed out that I did not wear it at all, that it had been at great inconvenience to pick it up and return it and still have to race around for a replacement. I did not expect a refund, but I expect a full credit for the amount paid. She gave a partial credit. I'm basically disappointed with this store.

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This place is disgusting. I think the review before me politely highlighted the main issue with this place---management. I would like to add two thoughts to this. First---the costumes are marked up significantly. You can find better deals

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★★★★★

This place is disgusting. I think the review before me politely highlighted the main issue with this place---management. I would like to add two thoughts to this. First---the costumes are marked up significantly. You can find better deals

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Spent $90 today and thought it didn't seem right so went through my receipt when I got home and realized they double charged me for the most expensive item I bought and cleverly tagged it as two separate categories -- hat and accessory.

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★★★★★

Spent $90 today and thought it didn't seem right so went through my receipt when I got home and realized they double charged me for the most expensive item I bought and cleverly tagged it as two separate categories -- hat and accessory.

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We are from out of state and went there expecting the same respect for customers as we get back home. This did not happen. The managers policy is to buy something first, then try it on and maybe we'll give you a credit to try something else if you don't like what you bought. They blamed it on a city wide policy, but the best of us know better. After relying on human decency we bought two costumes. One was really, really lousy. Even after an exchange of accessories they boked, but repeated critisism of the store policies allowed us to leave with some decent product and absolute knowledge that we would never return. Buyer beware!!! The staff is great, the owner and manager are sub human... Despite their "policy", open those packages and check the product. It's better to be thrown out of the store than waste money on a bad product. In the end we went back home to another costume store, met with very nice managers and employees, were able to try on the costumes before we paid for them and walked out very happy. Forget this place unless they become more customer friendly.... Boo!

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★☆☆☆☆

We are from out of state and went there expecting the same respect for customers as we get back home. This did not happen. The managers policy is to buy something first, then try it on and maybe we'll give you a credit to try something else if you don't like what you bought. They blamed it on a city wide policy, but the best of us know better. After relying on human decency we bought two costumes. One was really, really lousy. Even after an exchange of accessories they boked, but repeated critisism of the store policies allowed us to leave with some decent product and absolute knowledge that we would never return. Buyer beware!!! The staff is great, the owner and manager are sub human... Despite their "policy", open those packages and check the product. It's better to be thrown out of the store than waste money on a bad product. In the end we went back home to another costume store, met with very nice managers and employees, were able to try on the costumes before we paid for them and walked out very happy. Forget this place unless they become more customer friendly.... Boo!

Pros: Great Selection of Costumes

Cons: They can easily RIP You Off

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This place has a great selection in coustumes ,props, accesories and wigs. I like the friendly Staff workers and the cleacence sales. I recomends this place to everyone. Kids will enjoy it and you will to. Their coustume policy is reasonable, and staff members give you their opinion on coustumes, even when you try them.

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★★★★☆

This place has a great selection in coustumes ,props, accesories and wigs. I like the friendly Staff workers and the cleacence sales. I recomends this place to everyone. Kids will enjoy it and you will to. Their coustume policy is reasonable, and staff members give you their opinion on coustumes, even when you try them.

Pros: Costume Policy

Cons: none

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The store does have a huge selection of costumes and props. Every costume I looked at was priced at least $20 more than the exact same costume - same brand, same style - both at other costume stores and on the internet. There is just no reason to pay this store's higher prices. It's not like the costumes they offer are any better made than other costume stores - a costume they're trying to charge $75 for had the button hanging off, loose threads, cheaply made material.

And, you can only try on the rental costumes. The new costumes you can't try on and you not only can't return but they won't let you exchange for a different size either! Not even same day!

I left and went to Ricky's, they had cuter more well made costumes, a great selection and the prices are the same as you would find on the internet - some of the same costumes for $20+ cheaper than Abracadabra. The store is also newer and cleaner.

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★☆☆☆☆

The store does have a huge selection of costumes and props. Every costume I looked at was priced at least $20 more than the exact same costume - same brand, same style - both at other costume stores and on the internet. There is just no reason to pay this store's higher prices. It's not like the costumes they offer are any better made than other costume stores - a costume they're trying to charge $75 for had the button hanging off, loose threads, cheaply made material.

And, you can only try on the rental costumes. The new costumes you can't try on and you not only can't return but they won't let you exchange for a different size either! Not even same day!

I left and went to Ricky's, they had cuter more well made costumes, a great selection and the prices are the same as you would find on the internet - some of the same costumes for $20+ cheaper than Abracadabra. The store is also newer and cleaner.

Pros: Good variety

Cons: Pricing is a complete rip off, can't try on costumes/can't exchange size

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Mean, mean people. I recently bought a cape and top hat for my nephew. After a discussion with my sister, I realized the costume was too big. I knew this place did not have a return policy, so I called to find out if they had an exchange policy. The man who answered was not only chewing and slurping while on the phone, but also did not understand my question. When I explained further that the package was unopened, that the costume was just too darn big, and that I just wanted a smaller size, he said, "Nope, you can't do that." I don't know how people like this manage to stay in business. I am now out a considerable sum of money for an overpriced cape and top hat. Merry Christmas to the scrooges at Abracadabra.

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★☆☆☆☆

Mean, mean people. I recently bought a cape and top hat for my nephew. After a discussion with my sister, I realized the costume was too big. I knew this place did not have a return policy, so I called to find out if they had an exchange policy. The man who answered was not only chewing and slurping while on the phone, but also did not understand my question. When I explained further that the package was unopened, that the costume was just too darn big, and that I just wanted a smaller size, he said, "Nope, you can't do that." I don't know how people like this manage to stay in business. I am now out a considerable sum of money for an overpriced cape and top hat. Merry Christmas to the scrooges at Abracadabra.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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They do have beautiful costumes here if you are looking for something decadent. But, the prices are obnoxiously high (~$175/costume for the ones downstairs), and the staff - especially the owner - are downright jerks. Be careful to read the rules - you MUST return your costume on one of three dates (god forbid, you return it beforehand, you are charged 25%), you must pay a hefty deposit, etc. I was shocked at the brutish behavior of the owner and his henchmen. Very sketchy business... I would not go back. The only reason to go here is if you're looking for a very elaborate costume that you can't find at the other Halloween stores. Otherwise, stay far away.

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★☆☆☆☆

They do have beautiful costumes here if you are looking for something decadent. But, the prices are obnoxiously high (~$175/costume for the ones downstairs), and the staff - especially the owner - are downright jerks. Be careful to read the rules - you MUST return your costume on one of three dates (god forbid, you return it beforehand, you are charged 25%), you must pay a hefty deposit, etc. I was shocked at the brutish behavior of the owner and his henchmen. Very sketchy business... I would not go back. The only reason to go here is if you're looking for a very elaborate costume that you can't find at the other Halloween stores. Otherwise, stay far away.

Pros: Elaborate costumes

Cons: High price, obnoxious service

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this store is back....its clean its prices are great...
the new owners are awsome........if you want the best costumes go there...
wit 10,000 rentals you cant loose........

just walk into the store and be in heaven...............i bet you will say wow......

saturday night live and many other shows get there costumes there ........

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★★★★★

this store is back....its clean its prices are great...
the new owners are awsome........if you want the best costumes go there...
wit 10,000 rentals you cant loose........

just walk into the store and be in heaven...............i bet you will say wow......

saturday night live and many other shows get there costumes there ........

Pros: big props the the new owners

Cons: none i bet they have a vision for makeing the store number one

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Abracadabra is a store everyone should visit at least one. They have a huge selection of costumes and magic tricks. They sell stuff such as coin tricks, fake finger slicers, books, and other items. Its a pretty fun store to go to and look around. It would probably be a great place to go for Halloween but I'd imagine it would be packed with pople.

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★★★☆☆

Abracadabra is a store everyone should visit at least one. They have a huge selection of costumes and magic tricks. They sell stuff such as coin tricks, fake finger slicers, books, and other items. Its a pretty fun store to go to and look around. It would probably be a great place to go for Halloween but I'd imagine it would be packed with pople.

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This place is cool because the salespeople will make sure you know how to work a trick and understand the directions before you leave. They have neat card, dice, and coin tricks to buy specialized, with everything in between (fake finger slicers) or books filled with tricks to do with a standard deck of cards or other household items (cups, newspapers, dollar bills, etc.) I impressed my friends with some of the stuff I picked up here.

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★★★★★

This place is cool because the salespeople will make sure you know how to work a trick and understand the directions before you leave. They have neat card, dice, and coin tricks to buy specialized, with everything in between (fake finger slicers) or books filled with tricks to do with a standard deck of cards or other household items (cups, newspapers, dollar bills, etc.) I impressed my friends with some of the stuff I picked up here.

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This is by far the best costume store I've been to. It is huge and has every costume you could ever think of. And even if you didn't have anything mind, browsing through the store would give you a ton of ideas. Whether you want to be funny, sexy, or scary, you'll be able to find your get-up here (both kids and adults): Donald Trump wigs, Venetian masks, Freddy Kruger's glove, a sexy maid costume, etc. Also, if you don't want to get your lazy butt to the store, you can preview their stuff online at http://abracadabrasuperstore.com. They have all kinds of gags and props, you're bound to find something for Halloween.

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★★★★★

This is by far the best costume store I've been to. It is huge and has every costume you could ever think of. And even if you didn't have anything mind, browsing through the store would give you a ton of ideas. Whether you want to be funny, sexy, or scary, you'll be able to find your get-up here (both kids and adults): Donald Trump wigs, Venetian masks, Freddy Kruger's glove, a sexy maid costume, etc. Also, if you don't want to get your lazy butt to the store, you can preview their stuff online at http://abracadabrasuperstore.com. They have all kinds of gags and props, you're bound to find something for Halloween.

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Now that Halloween is upon us, we will be looking for costumes for trick or treating or for Halloween costume parties. A great place to get your costumes at is Abracadabra Magic & Costumes. The prices here are kind of on the higher side, so if price is an issue, you might want to look else where, like the internet. But they do have a large selection to choose from. They also have a do not return policy. So make sure you try it on there and make sure you absolutely want it before purchasing it.

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★★★☆☆

Now that Halloween is upon us, we will be looking for costumes for trick or treating or for Halloween costume parties. A great place to get your costumes at is Abracadabra Magic & Costumes. The prices here are kind of on the higher side, so if price is an issue, you might want to look else where, like the internet. But they do have a large selection to choose from. They also have a do not return policy. So make sure you try it on there and make sure you absolutely want it before purchasing it.

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This place is amazing. I can't believe that I didn't know about it until a friend pointed it out. They have an awesome selection of costumes. They also sell magic tricks, gags and pranks. They have a huge assortment of costumes for kids and adults alike. This is perfect place to go to before halloween. My kids and I couldn't leave the store. We were so amazed at the amount and types of products sold here. You will find something for everyone. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. It's so much fun just to look around and if I could I would have bought one of everything. I will be back here really soon.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing. I can't believe that I didn't know about it until a friend pointed it out. They have an awesome selection of costumes. They also sell magic tricks, gags and pranks. They have a huge assortment of costumes for kids and adults alike. This is perfect place to go to before halloween. My kids and I couldn't leave the store. We were so amazed at the amount and types of products sold here. You will find something for everyone. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. It's so much fun just to look around and if I could I would have bought one of everything. I will be back here really soon.

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Abracadabra Magic & Costumes is one of the great super stores. They've got everything for the horror fan and for anyone heading to a costume party. This is a massive store with a ton of fun merchandise and just the proper creepy atmosphere to feed into the whole experience. The staff is friendly but starting about October first the place turns into a madhouse so if you're thinking of getting a costume plan ahead accordingly.

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★★★★★

Abracadabra Magic & Costumes is one of the great super stores. They've got everything for the horror fan and for anyone heading to a costume party. This is a massive store with a ton of fun merchandise and just the proper creepy atmosphere to feed into the whole experience. The staff is friendly but starting about October first the place turns into a madhouse so if you're thinking of getting a costume plan ahead accordingly.

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Abracadabra is a store every New Yorker should see at least once. It is a huge emporium full of costumes, ghoulish items and all other sorts of weirdness. Around Halloween the line is long but the rest of the year you can shop away. Need a plastic rat, shrunken head or a pirates ciostume this is the place.

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★★★★★

Abracadabra is a store every New Yorker should see at least once. It is a huge emporium full of costumes, ghoulish items and all other sorts of weirdness. Around Halloween the line is long but the rest of the year you can shop away. Need a plastic rat, shrunken head or a pirates ciostume this is the place.

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It's like entering Hogwarts school of magic. This store is on a side street so it may be hard to find but once you get inside you feel like a big kid. They have loads of magic tricks and the owner is not shy about demonstrating a bunch of them. They even have free shows on Saturdays.

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★★★☆☆

It's like entering Hogwarts school of magic. This store is on a side street so it may be hard to find but once you get inside you feel like a big kid. They have loads of magic tricks and the owner is not shy about demonstrating a bunch of them. They even have free shows on Saturdays.

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Abracadabra has an amazing array of costumes, magic tricks and strange noveltys. I have yet to meet anyone with a sense of humor who has not enjoyed shopping here. Stay away around Halloween as the place becomes a madhouse.

PROS: An Amazing Store
CONS: Not open enough hours

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★★★★★

Abracadabra has an amazing array of costumes, magic tricks and strange noveltys. I have yet to meet anyone with a sense of humor who has not enjoyed shopping here. Stay away around Halloween as the place becomes a madhouse.

PROS: An Amazing Store
CONS: Not open enough hours

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only go to this place if you want to be swindled out of your money, or if you want a huge parrot to take an enormous dump on your head. The owner of this store is just about the worst person i've ever met in my entire life. He likes to screw small children out of their hard earned cash by overpricing everything ten-fold. And he wants to build an amusement park on his estate (talk about Michael Jackson syndrome)!

PROS:
CONS: horrible owner = bad karma

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★☆☆☆☆

only go to this place if you want to be swindled out of your money, or if you want a huge parrot to take an enormous dump on your head. The owner of this store is just about the worst person i've ever met in my entire life. He likes to screw small children out of their hard earned cash by overpricing everything ten-fold. And he wants to build an amusement park on his estate (talk about Michael Jackson syndrome)!

PROS:
CONS: horrible owner = bad karma

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They offer every costume but a three times the price. That's ridiculous. And there's no return policy. Try on here, but buy the exact same thing on the internet.

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★★★☆☆

They offer every costume but a three times the price. That's ridiculous. And there's no return policy. Try on here, but buy the exact same thing on the internet.

 

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