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YWCA Crowded Closet

YWCA Crowded Closet storefront
Crowded Closet is located at 820 Dempster Street in Evanston.

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

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

We sell mid to high end women’s designer clothing, outerwear, shoes, boots, purses, jewelry, and accessories. We get new consignments weekly, and are continuously restocking with up-to-the minute prestige-label clothing and accessories in excellent condition. We often have brand-new items with manufacturers’ and store tags still attached.

Come and visit!

Please Note: In accordance with Cook County recommendations, masks must be worn by everyone in our Shop, regardless of vaccination status. Thanks for your understanding and patience as we work through this time together!

Watch this beautiful little video, made by a volunteer, about the value of shopping/consigning at Crowded Closet:

Why Crowded Closet?

Here are the kind of great items you can expect to find:

Shop online!

We’re constantly adding new items from both YWCA Crowded and YWCA Shop for Good to our website at ywca-shop-for-good.myshopify.com. Find something you like online? You can have it shipped or pick it up curbside.


Store hours:

YWCA Crowded Closet is open for shopping:

  • Tuesday – Thursday, 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

Holiday hours  are as above except:

  • Friday, December 24 (Christmas eve): open 10 am – 2 pm
  • Closed Saturday, December 25, 2021
  • Friday, December 31 (New Year’s eve): open 10 am – 2 pm
  • Closed Saturday, January 1, 2022

Contact information:

YWCA Crowded Closet
820 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
JoAnn Sylvano, Shop Manager

Contact us: 847-475-1135 or email crowdedcloset@ywca-ens.org

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