About Us – Inspired Evanston

About Us

What’s with our name?

 Anyone who has ever lived here knows that Evanston embodies 
compassion, toughness, and creativity at its core. That inspired
strength of character emboldened us to start a business— so of course
we had to incorporate that spirit into our name!  What originated as a
shared love of shopping for gifts and home decor, and actively giving back
to our community, became an idea to collaborate on a business
venture that was meaningful, impactful, and fun. Realizing that shopping
can sometimes be a chore, we have created a store that not only sells
unique products, but promises an experience rooted in the
foundation that life should be enjoyed, memorable, and filled with laughs.
We have a passion for creating opportunity and fostering entrepreneurship. That 
fueled our desire to support innovative and creative emerging artisans
and small businesses by giving them a platform to turn their passions
into viable business opportunities. We look for vendors who pay it forward
by supporting their own worthy causes. Inspired by these
core values 
— kindness, philanthropy, artistry and lots of laughter — 
Inspired Evanston was born! 


Our offerings are fun, funny, fresh, heartfelt, and anything but typical. 
We know they will spark your imagination, delight your senses,
and inspire your day.


Welcome to Inspired Evanston!
 LIVE Inspired. LOVE Inspired. BE Inspired. 


About the owners:

Lesly LIVES in Evanston with her husband, twin children, 
and 2 rescue dogs, LOVES dark chocolate and walks with friends. 
Suzanne LIVES in Evanston with 3 rescue dogs and 3 kids, 
LOVES a strong cup of coffee and a Sunday crossword.



We hope you find Inspired Evanston to BE your go to place for unique home accessories and gifts!