Evilena’s Red Dresser materialized after I spent 30 years in the field of nursing. I felt an urgency to leave nursing and start my own consignment business. I enrolled in an entrepreneur class through Governor State University along with Prairie State College and it was through that process that I was able to clarify the consignment business.
As a young girl, I was encouraged by my mother to re-purpose things around the house. My mother would encourage me to use what was in the basement to create anything I wanted out of things most people would throw away. She had an old dresser in the basement that a family member made, which I’ve painted and used many times. When I opened the consignment shop I painted it red, my favorite color and we use it in the store. That is how we named the store. Evilena, my mother, is now 100 years old and we celebrate her birthday each year at the store.
Evilena’s Red Dresser consignment shop is an eclectic mix of traditional, retro, vintage, rustic and upcycled furniture pieces and home decor. It is staged in a way that might inspire the shopper to use old or typical items in a new way.
Evilena’s II opened across the street at 20887 S. LaGrange Rd. on Feb. 12, 2014. It is now our current and only location. We have a mix of women’s clothing, jewelry, both costume jewelry and handmade, along with shoes, purses, as well as furniture, custom barn doors, and home decor. We are proud vendors of Farmhouse paint and ClingOn! Brushes for all your painting project needs. You can also find some salvaged items such as doors, windows, and hardware.
My goal is toward excellence, which is a constant work in progress. I aim to serve the community in the way that God is leading. Therefore, I have found it to be quite an organic business, moving, growing and ever changing….
Evilena’s Red Dresser Hours
Evilena’s Red Dresser is open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 pm. We are open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday.
Monday- 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Tuesday- 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Wednesday- 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Thursday- 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m **extended hours!**
Friday- 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Saturday- 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m
Closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving.