Sometimes what pairs best with age are age-old traditions. If you agree, then look no further than Mount Vernon. Local vintage clothing goldmine, Keeper’s Vintage, has been in multiple locations in Baltimore, both permanent and nomadic. Starting at outdoor events, and in shared spaces, owner Erica Bentley eventually opened her own space in 2015. Craftswoman Letta Moore of Knits, Soy & Metal has been selling her earth-conscious line of hand-poured Soy candles, chunky hand-knit scarves, and delicate handmade jewelry at art fairs and online, as well as to local retail shops for years. Both women collected sizable followings as they grew their small businesses. Now the two are teaming together in a new, more permanent location of Keeper’s Vintage on Read Street, opening just in time for unique holiday shopping.
The new location at 229 W. Read Street will allow the vintage retailer to expand its selection of women’s clothing and accessories as well as add a men’s clothing collection. At the same time, it will provide an umbrella location for permanent retail space for Knits, Soy and Metal. For the first time, customers will be able to shop Moore’s entire hand-crafted collection in one location. Additionally, the two are thrilled to be able to offer a more permanent, pared-down version of Moore’s popular candle-making workshops. Customers will have access to a candle-making bar to create personalized scent combinations during store hours.
Visit Keeper’s Vintage November 1 as they open their doors, and save the date for a grand-opening event November 10, to help celebrate this new local partnership.