Small biz Monday—why you need to know about My Sister’s Closet in downtown Birmingham

Small biz Monday—YWCA’s little secret shop
My Sister’s Closet is empowering women through clothing. Photo via Tira Davis for Bham Now

Finding outfits for those work holiday events just got easier. YWCA’s My Sister’s Closet sells the most fashionable new and gently used apparel. Keep reading to learn how they are making fashion-on-a-budget better in Birmingham, plus details on their upcoming holiday shopping event.


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Birmingham’s best kept secret

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Here’s a boutique with great items to add to your closet. Photo via Tira Davis for Bham Now

YWCA’s My Sister’s Closet (MSC) is a resale boutique with a high-end feel at a low cost. Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, the boutique provides new and gently-used items, including:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories

MSC prides itself on being a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for women escaping domestic violence, in shelters or in an extreme life transition. However, any woman can get the same high-end shopping experience without the sticker shock. 

My Sister’s Closet is a YWCA initiative

What makes MSC so special is that it’s a staple in YWCA’s Economic Empowerment focus. They help build a bridge between the community and organizations that provide opportunities including:

  • Workforce development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic advancement

“What I like most about working here (MSC) is serving the community, being able to give back and assisting women in need. We serve women of all walks of life and I love seeing them regain footing to move on and become successful.”

Ayana Jointer, Coordinator, My Sister’s Closet

Proceeds from MSC benefit the programs and services of YWCA Central Alabama.

Don’t miss My Sister’s Closet’s event this Tuesday

Don’t miss the After 5 Showcase event this Tuesday. Photo via Tira Davis for Bham Now

My Sister’s Closet has an event this week, and you’re invited. Their After 5 Showcase: A Holiday Shopping Event is this Tuesday, November 30 from 4-6PM. If you’re needing an outfit to achieve that holiday look you’ve been wanting, you won’t want to miss this.

Browse through the festive collection to find beautiful clothing such as:

  • Cocktail dresses
  • Semi-formal separates
  • Christmas sweaters + vests
  • Velvet wear
  • Purses
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
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Have you seen a cuter holiday window case? Photo via Tira Davis for Bham Now

According to the store’s coordinator, they’ll be putting special racks on the sales floor for this event. All items on each rack will have a designated price just for that rack.

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