“The store is more than just a business to me. It is a special joy in my life,” she said. “I love my customers and I do my best to make it a welcoming environment. The customers tell me they love it and that it is like a ‘therapy’ to their spirits.”
“They are loyal and regular customers. They know I will help them when they are looking for something special or seeking advice on a particular selection. I make them feel welcome and let them know they can stay as long as they like. I don’t hover over them. I believe that is why I am still here after 25 years. I am very blessed,” Demko said.
Formerly a cosmetologist and hair stylist, Demko has always loved fashion and the beauty industry. In 1994 she began working with a friend who owned the original Her Closet boutique in downtown Flossmoor on Sterling Avenue.
Eventually, she purchased the business and in 2014 she moved it to the current location at 18334 Governors Highway at Cherry Creek Plaza in Homewood. The new location was double the size of the former location. “With the increased space I gained customers and the business kept growing,” she said.
The shop accepts consignments on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. “We have a price point for everyone and a marked down policy. We have sales very day.” She added that she enjoys helping people in need and the store regularly donates merchandise to local charities and women’s shelters.
The store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
For further information , visit www.HerClosetBoutique.com.