Kevin Bernhard + Kinsley Ross at the Grand Opening of Rust-N-Shine
Photo Credit: Scott Perryman
Started in October of 2015, Rust-N-Shine was a brain child of Kevin and Kinsley that originated over a shared love for all things vintage and repurposed.
They met at Highlandtown's local pub, The Laughing Pint, and over a couple cocktails realized that they both had a deep dark secret... they love hunting for vintage items. Whether those vintage pieces just need a quick clean-up, or a complete refashioning, these two are able to visualize the true potential of anything.
After looking high and low for a retail shop location in the Highlandtown neighborhood where they both live, Kevin finally lucked out when he found a diamond in the rough in the rear of a property at the corner of Conkling and Bank. After a month of sprucing up by Kevin, Kinsley, their family and friends, Rust-N-Shine was finally open for business at 3522A Bank Street (entrance on Conkling Street).
Still in it's infancy, and evolving every day, the Rust-N-Shine team lives by a few simple guiding principles:
Provide reasonably priced vintage and handmade products to our customers. By hunting high and low, we find some great deals, and we believe in passing those savings along to you.
Be as community focused as possible. We both live and work in Baltimore, and love our city. Nothing prides us more than to be able to offer locally produced art, furniture, and home decor to our customers. We also find joy in giving back to the community through fundraisers and community involvement.