Our Story

EST. 2016 By Lisa Banwell - Minneapolis,Β MN.

Queenie & Pearl, a dream for decades was officially born in 2016, started as a vintage rock and roll themed pop up at festivals and markets. We wanted to find a way to bring the cool brands and makers we met along the way to Minneapolis, so we dipped our toe into brick & mortar, collaborating in a friend’s Shop in Excelsior. This experience gave us the confidence to open our stand alone shop in our beloved Minneapolis in 2018. A year later we opened our upstairs increasing our vintage collection.

At our center, we are a small band of female creatives that make up Team Queenie, we run the shop, make our Queenie Originals & create photoshoots together. We are happiest when we are able to grow this band through collaborating with so many amazing Babe Makers, Artists, Photographers and Stylists from near and far.

When it comes to style and our shop we don’t believe in demographics or fashion rules. We believe in enhancing your own individual style and hope you find something that will delight you and make you smile every time you put it on regardless of age, bank account or size.

Who is Queenie & Pearl?

Queenie Glam was a real life β€œBand Aide” (think Penny Lane) ruling the Sunset Strip and hanging out with Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, we borrow her name in homage to living our lives by our own rules.

Pearl is in honor of rock goddess Janis Joplin, the raw, authentic artist that represents the bravery of all women expressing themselves with truth and grit.