FOR THE AUDIOPHILE: SUPERVINYL
At SuperVinyl, vintage posters, cheeky buttons and grungy rock-and-roll paraphernalia are things of the past. This new-age record store finds its niche on the sleeker side of music, featuring milky-white concrete floors, clean wooden walls and a custom-built ceiling made of elegant acoustic panels. Enjoy the melodies of this masterfully optimized space while browsing their almost entirely new selection of records (the exception being their rare collection of colorful Japanese presses). Tucked away in Hollywood proper, but distanced from the chaos of tourists and traffic, this hidden gem is sure to be your new favorite spot for both classic and ultra-rare vinyl. If you work up an appetite while shopping, L.A. staples Tartine, Gigi’s and Sightglass Coffee are just a quick stroll away.
FOR THE COFFEE JUNKIE: COSMIC VINYL
In typical L.A. fashion, oat milk lattes are never far from reach. Cosmic Vinyl, a used record shop and vegan café, is perched on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Echo Park, a neighborhood known for hosting young artists and trendsetters. Dripping with charm, the store has something for everyone: a vast array of records, unique hi-fi gear, accessories and clothing, all while flaunting some of the best coffee and tea drinks in the area. A consignment store for records, Cosmic Vinyl allows you to buy and sell your favorite music while enjoying fully vegan treats like breakfast burritos, craft sandwiches and fluffy pastries. Whether you’re hungry for new music or a quick bite, Cosmic Vinyl wants to satisfy.