’Cats Closet offers students (undergraduate and graduate) 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.
Attire includes: Suits, blazers, skirts, button-down shirts and blouses, dresses, shoes, ties, sweaters, and more! Formal suits can be limited in the closet, however, students who receive financial aid can apply to the Career Development Fund. Students will also have the opportunity to take a selfie headshot with our ring light while visiting 'Cats Closet to use for their LinkedIn and Handshake profiles.
Fall 2023 Hours
'Cats Closet will be open 10/4/2023 – 12/8/23:
- Wednesdays 3pm-5 pm
- Fridays 11 am-1 pm
Please note: we are closed 11/22/2023 and 11/24/2023
Sponsor & Donations
NCA is incredibly grateful to our corporate sponsor of ‘Cats Closet, Capital One, whose generosity helps to make this resource available to students.
Additionally, ’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.
- Dress pants
- Business casual pants/khakis
- Button-down shirts and blouses
You may drop off donations at our main office (620 Lincoln St.) weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
FAQ for Students
What types of items are available at ‘Cats Closet?'Cats Closet offers gently used professional attire to all Northwestern students. Clothing reflecting business formal and business casual dress codes in a range of sizes and gender expressions is available. In addition students can find shoes and some accessories such as brief cases and tote bags.
How do I visit ‘Cats Closet?
Is ‘Cats Closet available to graduate students?
Where do you get your clothes? Can I make a donation?
FAQ for Campus Partners and Employers
How do I donate items to ‘Cats Closet?
We kindly ask that all items are washed and in good condition, without rips, tears or stains. Items should be business casual or business professional attire. We do not accept any casual wear or logo’d items with the exception of items with a Northwestern/NU brand.