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'Cats Closet

’Cats Closet offers students access to FREE gently used professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, information sessions and the workplace. Our mission is to eliminate barriers that prevent students from looking and feeling their best as they navigate their internship and job search and enter the professional world.

Northwestern students can choose and keep up to 3 individual apparel items OR 1 suit per academic year. Attire includes: Suits, blazers, skirts, button-down shirts and blouses, dresses, shoes, ties, sweaters, and more!

’Cats Closet open house is offered twice a month on Thursday  from 1pm-3pm. Check Handshake for event updates.

Upcoming open house dates: Thursday, April 21


’Cats Closet wouldn’t exist without generous donations of new or gently used professional and business casual attire. If you are interested in contributing to ’Cats Closet, we welcome donations of the following items that are clean and in good condition.  

  • Suits
  • Blazers
  • Skirts
  • Dress pants
  • Business causal pants/khakis
  • Button-down shirts and blouses
  • Dresses
  • Shoes
  • Ties/scarves
  • Sweaters

You may drop off donations at our main office (620 Lincoln St.) weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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