New York, NY 10014
Village Voice's Description
For all our doom and gloom, things in the historic West Village aren't completely hopeless. At 41 Perry Street, the eccentric Geminola, with its stock of reconfigured vintage garments, many of which have been monkeyed with by the fearless owner (you won't catch us dunking a Victorian gown into a vat of purple dye) has dreamy fairy-princess clothes and Miss Havisham-worthy (in a good way!) housewares. Though we rather wish the prices on some of the pieces were more congenialatie-dyed beaded sweaters from the 1950s are $195aa vintage undershirt silkscreened with a dancing flapper is only $69, and the incredibly beautiful handpainted satin ballet slippers by La Voleuse are well worth $99. Not sure which lovely item to purchaseaa crimson lace curtain? A persimmon crinoline?
Tips from foursquare
Owner Lorraine Kirke transforms enchanting vintage pieces into one-of-a-kind dream dresses. It’s one of my favorite places to shop for a party dress. —Mary Kate Steinmiller, fashion market editor
Often frequented by stylists for inspiration, Geminola is packed with vintage fabrics re-worked into modern styles. A bit pricey, but worth a visit for the sheer magnitude of color and vintage goodnes
Vintage fabrics are among the offerings here: lacy fabrics that harken back to a more refined time make great accents, even in contemporary interiors.