Back in the day when every high street had a record shop and people actually went out of their houses to buy music the record shop bag was quite a style accessory for any aspiring young man (or woman) about town.
We’ve had a good root around the internet and dug out these images of record shop bags from times gone by. Quite how many of these are still trading we don’t know for sure but it’s not many. Soul Jazz is certainly still in business and Stiff Records re-surfaced a few years ago but this was only ever a label rather than a shop. Our Price went to the wall in 2004 and HMV’s recent travails are well documented although it seems they have changed their strategy of late and are now focusing more on vinyl sales which, in our humble opinion, can only be a good thing. So put your retro spex on, wallow in a bit of nostalgia and see if you remember any of the record bags below.