Lisa Banwell designed a knack for getting vintage at a youthful age. She remembers the times raiding her grandmother’s closet in research of parts from many years earlier. At fifteen, she assisted a neighborhood nonprofit open a secondhand retail store and even styled her to start with television phase.

Now she’s running her individual shop, Queenie and Pearl, a concealed gem with a retro vibe at fiftieth and Xerxes. The concept started out as a touring pop-up and has morphed into a permanent, two-story boutique satisfies artistic studio made use of for photo shoots and artist showcases. The store’s identify is motivated by the fashions and design and style of Queenie Glam—one of a pack of teenage rock groupies who assisted outline the L.A. ’70s glam rock aesthetic—and pays homage to Janis Joplin’s remaining solo studio album, Pearl.

Banwell’s assortment caters to the rock-and-roll-loving cost-free spirit, with merchandise for a range of ages—from tweens to boomers—at very affordable value factors. “The shop celebrates the bravery of all women expressing by themselves with reality and grit,” says Banwell.

Discover secondhand threads (exclusive objects from tunes festivals and upcycled originals made by Banwell) juxtaposed with new parts by well-known boho makes like Cost-free Men and women and Daydreamer, a killer leather-based jacket assortment, presents, equipment, and an emphasis on merchandise by indie women makers. Cost up your telephone prior to visiting—the vinyl wall, disco ball, dressing rooms, vintage posters, and chairs are critically ’gram-deserving.

5014 Xerxes Ave. S., Mpls., 612-387-1572,

Madeline Nachbar

As Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Craze & Design editor, Madeline Nachbar attracts on her enthusiasm for vacation, trend and the arts to hold a close pulse on what the next big traits are, and excels at developing visually-compelling articles that conjures up.

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