It sounds like the plot line of a stylish gal pal chick flick; two girls
working as waitresses together in the Castro become best friends
through their love of vintage and fashion and start their own shop.
Genevieve and Corina started their vintage eBay store Mintmall in the
summer of 2006 and they haven’t looked back since.
Their curated aesthetic of oversized, draped, and minimalist
silhouettes in natural fibers has brought them a following of loyal
shoppers from around the world. Last month they launched their own line
of handmade clothing and ceramics inspired by their love of vintage
called Opal Pineapple. Their new store focuses on creating one of kind
creations that blends their love for modern art and fashion with the
curated aesthetic of Mintmall.
The girls are artists in their own right and Opal Pineapple is their way of giving their personal talents a solid platform to share with the beloved customers they already have from Mintmall.
The clothing for Opal Pineapple is
hand made and designed by Genevieve. Every piece is created to reflect
the quality and timeless style the girls look for in the vintage they
shop for. She specifically uses vintage fabric made with natural fibers
to create their self-described “avant-garde, minimalism with an
effortless California vibe” style.
Corina hand makes the ceramic objects that vary from vases, plant
holders and small sculptures. She is inspired by beauty found in nature
and looks to replicate and incorporate its textures, patterns and forms
in her pieces. Just like with all other aspects of the girl’s brands,
Corina emphasizes her attention to quality and creating what will one
day be a cherished heirlooms.
// You can shop Genevieve and Corina’s creations and curated vintage by going to opalpineapple.com and ebay.com. For styling inspiration, we highly recommend following their Instagram accounts @mintmall and @opalpineapple.
Written by Lauren Farnoosh, photographed by Donerik Dela Cruz, art direction and styling by Lauren Farnoosh, beauty by Gladys Cabagbag, modeled by Tori Fritz — Need more style inspo? Check out our fashion column to see the stylishness of SF.