What is 70 years old and still looking fresh? The Thrift Shop of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore!
Founded in 1940 to serve the community, the Thrift Shop is the Junior League's longest-standing outreach project and fundraiser. Conveniently located on Chicago Avenue in Evanston, just one block north of the Main Street El and Metra stops, the Thrift House has an updated decor and offers fashion-savvy bargain hunters the pleasant and personalized shopping experience they'd expect from a boutique, but without the sticker shock.
Specializing in women's clothing, shoes and accessories, you never know what treasures you might find -- Cole Haan, Escada, Stuart Weitzman. These are just a few of the designer labels we have recently featured on the shop floor. We also have all the basics you might be looking for to get the whole family ready for any season, with a selection of men's and children's clothing as well. In addition, we have a special room dedicated to housewares to brighten up your home.
The Thrift House is also home to Junior League's Fitting Futures™ program, which provides free clothing to women in need for job interviews, along with supplementary skill-building to increase their confidence and boost their career potential. These services deliver an essential that goes with every outfit: self-confidence that she is qualified and capable to get the job.
Past and present Thrift House chairs - over 20 years of Thrift House experience pictured!
The Thrift House accepts donations from the public of quality, gently used clothing, housewares and small furniture. Donations to Thrift House are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Net profits from the Thrift House support the Junior League's operations and community outreach programs.
920 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Monday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
This history of Thrift House was written in 1973 for our League's 50th Anniversary: