Shoppers, get ready to hit the sidewalks of downtown Evanston and the Chicago/Dempster district during The Evanston Sidewalk Sale on July 24-26. Independent retailers and national chains will set up shop with too- good- to- resist deals on the sidewalks of both districts. Expect to find great deals on apparel, shoes, one-of-a-kind accessories and decorative arts, including the best in specialty and hand-crafted goods.

Local artists have been invited to be a part of the action in downtown Evanston. Participating artists will be set up alongside downtown retail locations along Sherman Ave., displaying paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculptures, photography and more for the public to peruse, enjoy and purchase! Artists will display their wares in downtown Evanston on Saturday from 10 – 5pm.

In addition to shopping and art, there will be big games available for free play in Fountain Square! Bring your friends and challenge them to a match of life-sized chess, jenga and scrabble!

Some of the deals being offered during the Downtown Evanston Sidewalk Sale include:

Lemoi Ace Hardware

1008 Davis St
Lemoi Ace Hardware will be grilling up hot dogs and selling them for $1. All proceeds will benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital.


522 Envy

522 Davis St.

All regular priced summer styles will be Buy One, Get One 50% Off. Plus shop sale racks at price points of $5, $10, and $15.


Gigi Bottega

612 Davis St.

Take advantage of special pricing on Saturday, July 25th for the sidewalk sale:

11am – 12pm: 30% off

12pm – 1pm: 20% off

1pm – 5pm: 10% off

Shop $10 sale items Friday – Sunday!


Bottle and Bottega

1016 Davis St.

Take advantage of amazing discounts and more during the Downtown Evanston Sidewalk Sale, July 24-26, 2015! Works of art produced by our artists during our events (aka Bin Art) regular priced at $30 each will be ON SALE:

1 for $18 (Savings of 40%!!)

2 for $30 (Savings of 50%!!)

We have a variety of frames too to complete the piece! Come early for the best selection. Don’t miss Bottle & Bottega’s BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! More info here!


Campus Gear

1722 Sherman Ave.

Shop tons of merchandise both in and out of the store at 50-80% off! Choose from hats, tee shirts, sweat shirts, polo shirts, jackets and more!

Uncle Dan’s – The Great Outdoor Store
901 Church St.

Save up to 60% off past season’s outerwear, apparel, footwear and gear! Evereve1608 Sherman Ave.20% off sale merchandise during the clearance sale through July 26th!


Ayla’s Originals Bead Bazaar

1511 Sherman Ave.

All items outside will be on sale for $2 or 10 for $10. Inside, Shop a clearance table filled with seed beads – 10 for $20


Urban Outfitters

921 Church St.

50% Sale items!


Coucou & Olive

1716 Sherman Ave.

Everything outside will be 50-75% Off. Inside MOST merchandise will be at least 30-50% off regular price.


Creative Coworking

922 Davis St.

Creative Coworking hosts their monthly Art & Wine Night on Saturday, 7/25, 5-8pm. Stop in and check out this months’ featured artists.


Benefit Cosmetics

1625 Sherman Ave.

Make a $75 product purchase & get a FREE BROW WAX during your visit!


Spice & Tea Exchange

1615 Sherman Ave.

Enjoy free Iced Tea Samples! Make a purchase of four 1 oz. blends or grinders, receive a 5th 1oz. blend or grinder for free.


American Apparel

950 Church St.

Shop the sale bin at American Apparel! Sale bins will be stocked with clothing for $5 – $15!


Becky & Me Toys

620 Grove St.

Be sure to stop by on July 24th or 25th for great toys, books, games, novelties, and more marked down 20-50%!

Plus, for the first time ever, we’ll have $1, $2, $5, and $10 bins with items that are up to 90% off the original prices!



808 Church St.

Take an Additional 40% off Already Reduced Styles.


Second Time Around

900 Church St.

Take 10% Off New Arrivals and 50% OFF everything else!

Check with your favorite stores for their hours of operation. Times will vary with each business. To view special offers from participating businesses in downtown Evanston go to To view businesses within the Chicago/Dempster district go to

The Evanston Sidewalk Sale is accessible via public transit. To get to downtown Evanston take the CTA Purple Line “el” to Davis or the Metra to the Davis stop, to get to the Chicago/Dempster district take The CTA Purple Line “el” to Dempster or Main or the Metra to the Main stop.