Blockbuster entered the Music game in the 90s. Most were located in indoor shopping malls, but there were a few stand-alones as well. I have to be honest, I frequented this store in its infancy and could spend all day browsing. What was really cool, was that you could listen to any album in the store. My favorite album I ever purchased from there was by far, Smashing Pumpkins - Gish from the Gwinnett Place Mall location. I probably paid 18 dollars for it at the time. It was a little hard to find.
Tags: logo, retail-stores, mall, 90s, retro
Based in Atlanta, I only got to visit a few times, but this place was really cool. Great selection and decent prices. I remember they were one of the first to really do used CDs too. Purchased by Blockbuster and turned into little more than a notch in the Blockbuster Music empire.
Tags: logo, 70s, 80s, 90s, retail-stores
This was actually the first major record store chain in America. It once had hundreds of locations across 30 states, but originated in the Pittsburgh, PA area. It actually operated from 1937 - 2002. They must not have had any southeastern locations, because I never saw one.
Tags: logo, 70s, 90s, pittsburgh, pennsylvania
This chain was definitely mostly mall based. I was always annoyed by their staff but impressed by their massive wall of cassette tapes and selection. I once bought a Weezer promo shirt for the original self-titled album there and I wore it all the time. They were a hot spot for cassingles here in the south during the early 90s country craze which I wanted no part of. I always preferred them to Sam Goody which was the OTHER music store in the mall.
Tags: logo, retail-stores, defunct, retro, cassette-tapes
Fan art of Sailor Moon, featuring the transformation items used by the Sailor Scouts. A collaboration between Hyperlixir and MangoCats ! Grab your own handcrafted transformation brooch here — it’s the perfect match if you’re buying this as a t-shirt!
Tags: kawaii, colourful, cute, lunar, manga