Welcome to the official website of the Windy City Collectors! We
would like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to you so
that you can see how much fun we have.
The Windy City Collectors was founded in March of 1992 by Julie
Bronski. Because of her love for Barbie, Julie wanted to create a
forum for Chicago-area Barbie doll collectors to interact. So she
passed out flyers at doll shows and placed an ad in Barbie Bazaar
magazine. Twenty-four years later, Windy City Collectors is still
going strong with Windy City being one of the biggest and best
known Barbie doll clubs in the country.
From the beginning, the general purpose of the club would be for
collectors and lovers of Barbie to share their passion with fellow
enthusiasts. We have since broadened our audience to include
those who love all fashion dolls, but Barbie is still our favorite doll.
In addition to monthly meetings where we get together to share
and show-off our latest treasures, we have an annual dinner and
raffle. Proceeds benefit a chosen charity. Past benefactors have
included CAFF, Make-A-Wish of Illinois and PAWS. Each
Christmas season, we have a toy drive where we collect and
deliver toys to area shelters. Additionally, we have serviced the
community in other ways including food drives and disaster relief
|For additional information Contact Us
or make plans to visit one of our meetings by
checking out our Meeting Schedule. Also, we
hope you check out our Photo Galleries to see
what we've been up to.
Thanks for stopping by!!
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