YWCA Crowded Closet

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Introducing YWCA Crowded Closet!

Photo of YWCA Crowded Closet entrance
Meredith Spolarich, JoAnn Sylvano, and Karen Singer stand outside entrance to YWCA Crowded Closet on (re)opening day!

Through the generosity of Mickie Donohue and Cindy Caldwell, YWCA Evanston/North Shore is thrilled to announce that as of Aug. 1, 2020, YWCA Evanston/North Shore is the proud owner of the Crowded Closet, a women’s consignment boutique in Evanston.

For over 40 years, Crowded Closet has been a staple in our North Shore community and shopping destination for mid to high end women’s designer clothing.

Many of us at YWCA have been loyal consignors and customers ourselves, and we are honored to have the opportunity to steward Crowded Closet’s legacy into the future. We’re also looking forward to enabling synergy between our two shops, Crowded Closet and YWCA Shop for Good in Wilmette.

Just like YWCA Shop for Good, 100% of profits from Crowded Closet will go to support YWCA’s domestic violence and economic advancement programs, helping hundreds of women and children throughout northeastern Cook County.

We’re renovating and refreshing!

The shop is closed until September 12. We will reopen in renovated space just down the street at 820 Dempster Street on Thursday, September 12!

Shopping hours

Regular hours starting September 12 will be:

Tuesdays, 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesdays, 11 am – 5 pm
Thursdays, 11 am – 5 pm
Fridays, 10 am – 5 pm
Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm


Please email crowdedcloset@ywca-ens.org or us at 847-475-1135 for an appointment (phone will not be in service until Sept. 15). Due to social distancing restrictions, you may have to wait if you come to the shop without an appointment. Thank you so much!

YWCA Crowded Closet
808 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202

JoAnn Sylvano, Shop Manager

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