1. The Lost Art of Record Store Bags (GALLERY).

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    It’s Record Store Day – the international annual celebration of brick and mortar vinyl and CD shops that also serves as a mini stimulus for these vanishing retail outlets. Should you visit your local record shop to show some support (and you should) you may very well walk out with your purchase(s) housed in a niftily designed bag with the name and slogan of said store on it. So to celebrate RSD we’ve scoured the Interwebz and collected our favorite images of these essential but often overlooked accessories of the record store shopping experience. Enjoy ‘em – because you don’t get a cool bag when you digitally download music… yet.


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    Skippy White’s.

    Photo by “ramalama.”

    Big John’s.

    Photo by “ramalama.”

    Bevan’s

    Photo by “lillymitch.”

    Out On the Floor.

    Photo by “mtarvainen.”

    Record Town (1980s).

    Photo by “mankatt.”

    Tower.

    Photo by “Triborough.”

    Hickies.

    Photo by “Abaraphobia.”

    Rainbow.

    Photo by “Abaraphobia.”

    Waterfront.

    Photo by “Laura Appleyard.”

    Offbeat.

    Photo by “It’s Mr Pants.”

    Selectadisc.

    Photo by “It’s Mr Pants.”

    Rough Trade (circa 1989).

    Photo by “It’s Mr Pants.”

    Rough Trade.

    Photo by “It’s Mr Pants.”

    Soul Jazz.

    Photo by “Chilsta.”

    Mr. Bongo.

    Photo by “Chilsta.”

    Reckless.

    Photo by “Chilsta.”

    Beggars Banquet.

    Photo by “Chilsta.”

    Jet Set.

    Photo by “YUMIYAN.”

    Oz Records (1970s).

    Photo by “snaphappy1952.”

    Vinyl Donut.

    Photo by “thefetuslives.”

    Parrott.

    Photo by “sockdogsoup.”

    Spillers.

    Photo by “RDL.”

    Borderline.

    Photo by “Chilsta.”

    Vinyl Solution.

    Photo by “Rockman of Zymurgy.”

    Vinyl Villains.

    Photo by “Rockman of Zymurgy.”

    Fono Gram.

    Photo by “Drive.”

    Harlequin.

    Photo by “Drive.”

    Rockaboom (circa 1994).

    Photo by “It’s Mr Pants.”

    The Left Legged Pineapple (circa 1998).

    Photo by “It’s Mr Pants.”

    Discovery (circa 1981).

    Photo by “It’s Mr Pants.”

    Obese.

    Photo by Tom Watson.

    Don’s.

    Photo by “Chilsta.”

    R & M (circa 1970s).

    Photo by “Snapatorium.”

    Kenville Jackson.

    Photo by “Abaraphobia.”

    Staffhorst.

    Stiff.

    Waterfont.

    Bruce's.

    Downstairs.

    Beggars Banquet.

    Bevans.

    Borderline.

    Boudisque.

    Creative Sound.

    Disco Bolland.

    Disco Danser.

    Diskabinet.

    Don's.

    E.F. Music.

    Ernest Tubb.

    F.L. Moore.

    Fooks.

    Henry's.

    HMV.

    Kareljte.

    Top Ten.


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