Geminola was a New York vintage clothing store located at 41 Perry Street in the West Village. It was founded in 2004 by Lorraine Kirke, the ex of Free and Bad Company musician Simon Kirke. The store's name was a combination of the names of three of her daughters, Jemima, Lola and Domino. Jemima Kirke wore a Geminola wedding gown in the season one finale of Girls. The show's writer, Lena Dunham, worked there during her college years.[1]

Many of the dresses sold at Geminola were one-of-a-kind pieces, made from vintage dresses and materials.[2] Often only a few dresses of each vintage design were made, due to limited supply of the material.[3]

The store was frequented by Sarah Jessica Parker and pieces were included in the show Sex and the City,[4] other celebrity customers include Nicole Kidman, and Courtney Love[5] Singer/model Kemp Muhl once mentioned Geminola as being one of her fashion inspirations.[6] Model Daisy Lowe mentioned a piece she got from Geminola in a Vogue article.[7] The store is mentioned in a piece about the band The Pierces, and in other publications.[1]

Geminola's clothing was used in fashion spreads in the magazines Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Elle. In June 2013 the store was featured in a piece in Teen Vogue featuring sisters, Domino, Lola, and Jemima modeling the clothing. The music in this piece is by Domino.[8] It was mentioned in The Village Voice as being a bright spot in the West Village.[9]

Following a 12-year run, Geminola closed in 2016.[10]


  1. ^ a b Schwartz, Karen (January 2, 2013). "The Clothes Make the 'Girls'". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Chang Hanway, Christine (October 31, 2012). "A Designer's Haunt in Greenwich Village". Remodelista.
  3. ^ Cowles, Charlotte (February 4, 2013). "Lorraine Kirke on Red Wedding Dresses, Dressing Her Daughter Jemima on Girls". The Cut.
  4. ^ press photos from Geminola Archived 2012-02-27 at the Wayback Machine
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  6. ^ "More Charlotte Kemp Muhl Du Jour 12.6.10". Belle Du Jour NYC. December 6, 2010.
  7. ^ "Daisy Lowe's fashion and style choices, day 10 ( UK)". Archived from the original on 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  8. ^ Rubin, Julia (June 27, 2013). "Jemima Kirke and Her Stylish Sisters Model for Their Mom's Store". Teen Vogue.
  9. ^ Yaeger, Lynn (August 2, 2005). "The Village Is Dying". The Village Voice.
  10. ^ White Sidell, Misty (March 23, 2016). "Geminola to Close Its Doors in West Village". WWD.

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