Lisa Banwell formulated a knack for identifying vintage at a younger age. She recalls the days raiding her grandmother’s closet in lookup of parts from many years past. At 15, she helped a neighborhood nonprofit open a secondhand retailer and even styled her very first tv section.
Now she’s jogging her very own store, Queenie and Pearl, a concealed gem with a retro vibe at fiftieth and Xerxes. The strategy began as a traveling pop-up and has morphed into a lasting, two-tale boutique fulfills imaginative studio employed for picture shoots and artist showcases. The store’s title is inspired by the fashions and fashion of Queenie Glam—one of a pack of teenage rock groupies who helped outline the L.A. ’70s glam rock aesthetic—and pays homage to Janis Joplin’s closing solo studio album, Pearl.
Banwell’s assortment caters to the rock-and-roll-loving no cost spirit, with goods for a vary of ages—from tweens to boomers—at cost-effective price factors. “The store celebrates the bravery of all girls expressing them selves with real truth and grit,” says Banwell.
Obtain secondhand threads (exclusive items from audio festivals and upcycled originals created by Banwell) juxtaposed with new parts by common boho brand names like Totally free Men and women and Daydreamer, a killer leather jacket collection, presents, extras, and an emphasis on goods by indie girls makers. Charge up your phone prior to visiting—the vinyl wall, disco ball, dressing rooms, vintage posters, and chairs are severely ’gram-worthy.
5014 Xerxes Ave. S., Mpls., 612-387-1572, queenieandpearl.com