For the love of all things once loved and forgotten.
Hello! We are Brad and Amina (too often known as BRAMINA) - a power-thrifting couple living in a hippie dippie town just outside of DC. We have a mixed breed dog, are offended by pitt bull discrimination and work super alternative jobs. We. Are. Cool.
Our RUBBLE shop came into existence after our relationship-long addiction of perusing thrift stores reached a point of panic. We love old things, we love good deals and we love conversation pieces! Thrift stores and old relatives’ basements are our sanctuary.
Amina (I) had already been on Etsy for a while with her main shop Handmade Habitat and had been bugging Brad for a while to start a vintage shop together. After a while, he broke down. (Yes, I won!)
The vintage things we like to collect are small. They penetrate the corners of our apartment and most of our kitchen cabinets. We don’t believe in buying new coffee mugs. Vintage ones are SOO much better! We have so many mugs, cups and saucers that we are prepared to have 50+ people over for an eclectic tea party at any given moment - and yes, you’re invited!
The products you see in RUBBLE will all reflect this. They’re small, unique and something that caught one of our eyes among masses of junk. We hope you see what we see and love these pieces too.
Shop on Etsy now! Or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @rubblevintage
My name is Brad and I have things. Who reads these things anyway? Note from Amina -- if you have read this, message us for a discount so I can win this argument. 10% off!!!
Owner, Curator, Shipping, Managing, Photography
I'm Amina and I love all things Etsy! This is my second of three Etsy shops but this is the only one Brad has a hand in. He has an eye for unique finds and I have an eye for what Etsy wants. Together we dominate. Check my other shop - handmadehabitat
Curator, Smeller Of Things
These vintage things have all passed the rigorous smelling test of our pup, Rosie. If Rosie could speak English, she would say, "Hello. Let me smell you. I need to categorize these new smells while laying on you." She's not a complicated gal.
We firmly believe in the power of person-to-person transactions (instead of buying from large department stores), so please don't be shy to contact us for anything - especially shipping needs if you are planning to purchase more than one item. We can calculate the exact cost to ship your order, which is probably cheaper than what the Etsy cost will be. We are always willing to work with you - whatever your needs!
Wishing you luck on your vintage treasure hunt,
Brad + Amina (aka BRAMINA)
owners, curators, photographers, stylers
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Preferred method of payment.
Orders paid for through Paypal will not be shipped until the payment clears.
Sorry, we do not accept personal checks.
We generally ship between 3-5 days of your order being placed. If you need your purchse by a specific date, message us so we can work out your shipping time.
US DOMESTIC ORDERS - ship via USPS with a tracking code
CANADA ORDERS - ship via First-Class International Package Services with a tracking code
ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - ship via First-Class International Package Services
Expedited shipping is available (Priority Mail or Express Mail.) Contact us for details.
We ship to the address on your Etsy account, not your Paypal account. Please ensure that this address is up to date, or message us to ship to an alternative address, especially if you would like to send this as a gift.
If you would like your item to ship to a gift recipient, please message me this in the "Message to Seller" section upon check-out.
LOST PACKAGES // INSURANCE:
We are not responsible for any lost packages or damaged items. In order to ensure the safe receipt of your items, we recommend purchasing insurance. If you would like to do so, please contact us prior to ordering.
Insurance is available for purchase with your order. Message us for details.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items purchased on sale or for a discounted price are not available for refund.
Packages lost during shipment are not available for refund unless insurance was purchased.
Refunds are only available if the item is returned to us, the seller, within 3 weeks of receipt of the buyer. Refunds are only given for the original purchasing amount plus the original shipping, not return shipping.
We are happy to exchange an item for you if you are willing to pay the extra shipping charges. Please message me for details.
To exchange an item, you must ship the item back to me with packaging and postage paid for. Then, I will ship you the new item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Gift wrapping and shipping is available upon request for an additional fee. Please message me for details.