I finally got a record player for Christmas and I have seriously been obsessed with it ever since. I love scouring record stores on the weekends to look for vinyls to add to my collection. So far I've been able to get my hands on several 60's classics from The Monkees to The Mamas and The Papas. I decided to do a blog post of my favorite places to record shop in NYC.
Academy Records (East Village & Flat Iron):
Academy Records is my absolute favorite record store. I end up leaving with something nearly every time I go. What I love most about their store is that not only are the records organized alphabetically, but they are also broken out by popular artists. They have specific sections for The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Elvis, and more of my favorite artists. They also have a $1 section where I've scored some great finds. They have two locations, one in East Village and one in Flat Iron. I've been to both locations, but I'm definitely partial to the East Village location.
Brooklyn Flea (location varies):
If you're not familiar with the Brooklyn Flea, it is a large flea market with multiple vendors that occurs every weekend in Brooklyn. The location varies by day and time of year, so make sure you check out their website for specific location details. Anyway, they always have several vendors selling tons of records. They are usually very fairly priced as well. I scored The Mamas and The Papas record pictured here at the flea.
Record Grouch (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
I've mentioned this store in a previous blog post, but Record Grouch is another record store I've enjoyed browsing at. It has a similar feel to Academy. The records felt easy to navigate and were well organized. Definitely a spot worth checking out if you find yourself in Brooklyn!
P.S.- This dress is part of Karina Dresses Spring collection. I am wearing the "Tina" style. The new collection will be up on the website tomorrow! You can check it out here:
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Tights: Target, Shoes: Asos