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YWCA Shop for Good

YWCA Shop for Good women’s resale boutiques are a social enterprise for YWCA Evanston/North Shore located in Evanston and Wilmette, Illinois.

YWCA Shop for Good Wilmette storefront
YWCA Shop for Good Wilmette is located at 1107 Central Avenue in Wilmette.

When you shop at YWCA Shop for Good, you reduce waste, get more value for your money, AND support your local community.  It’s shopping you can feel good about!

The shops are made possible through your donations, and 100% of profits help support YWCA’s domestic violence, economic advancement, and racial justice programs that serve women across northeastern Cook County.

We sell new and gently loved women’s clothing, outerwear, footwear, purses, jewelry and accessories.  Donations arrive daily and are immediately placed on the floor.  Many of our items are new with tags and we carry a variety of designer brands and unique finds!

Store Locations:

Shop for Good Evanston
YWCA Shop for Good Evanston is located at 820 Dempster Street in Evanston.

YWCA Shop for Good – Evanston (formerly Crowded Closet)
820 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
JoAnn Sylvano, Store Manager
Phone: 847-475-1135
Click here to follow the Evanston store on Instagram!

YWCA Shop for Good – Wilmette
1107 Central Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Tracy Liepert, Store Manager
Phone: 847-853-8888
Click here to follow the Wilmette store on Instagram!

Store Hours (both locations):

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

General Inquires? Contact:
Marko Djurovic, Area Retail Manager

General Email: ywshop@ywca-ens.org


Donations and drop-off hours:

  • Shop for Good Wilmette: Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 5 pm (Kindly utilize our back door for donations)
  • Shop for Good Evanston: Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 5 pm (please use front entrance on Dempster St.)

*New Donation Guidelines at Shop for Good*
Due to limited space, we are unable to take more than 3 large (or 6 small) bags/boxes per vehicle. For larger donations, please call (847) 853-8888 to schedule a drop-off date/time. As a reminder, we accept like-new and new-with-tags women’s items. Please utilize alternative donation options for all other items.

Watch this beautiful little video, made by a volunteer, about shopping at and donating your clothing to YWCA Shop for Good:

Why Shop for Good?