Geminola

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Geminola is a West Village, New York vintage clothing store on 41 Perry Street.

It is owned by Lorraine Kirke, the wife of Free and Bad Company musician Simon Kirke.

Her store's name is a combination of the names of three of her daughters, Jemima, Lola and Domino, who is also a singer. Jemima Kirke wore a Geminola wedding gown in the season one finale of Girls. The shows' writer Lena Dunham worked here during her college years.[1]

Many of the dresses are one-of-a-kind pieces, made from vintage dresses and materials.[2] Often only a few dresses of each vintage design are made, because there is limited supply of the material.[3]

Clientele[edit]

It is frequented by such TV personalities as Sarah Jessica Parker, and pieces have been included in her show Sex and the City,[4] other celebrity customers include Nicole Kidman, and Courtney Love[5] Singer/model Kemp Muhl mentions Geminola as being one of her fashion inspirations.[6] Model Daisy Lowe mentions a piece she got from Geminola in a Vogue (magazine) article.[7]

The store is mentioned in a piece about the band The Pierces,[8] and in other publications.[9]

Publications[edit]

The clothing has been used in fashion spreads in the magazines Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, and others. In June 2013 the store was featured in a piece in Teen Vogue featuring the sisters, Domino, Lola, and Jemima modeling the clothing. The music in this piece is by Domino (band),[10] It was mentioned in the The Village Voice as being a bright spot in the West Village.[11]

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