Who would have thought that a cool place like this would be in the outlying islands? Nestled between seafood diners and cafes is Lamma Vinyl Record Store, a used record store full of hidden gems. Aside from vinyl records, you can also find old CDs, DVDs, and even cassette tapes. Its owner, Ming, is more than happy to share the history and stories behind his collection of vinyls to any curious customers. If you’re looking to sell your records, Lamma Vinyl Record Store also allows customers to bring in their records and have them appraised.
Vinyl has been enjoying a resurgence for quite some time now, with seemingly everyone and his dog now owning a record player. Big record chains in cities across the globe are now dedicating an ever-growing area to what enthusiasts call 'black gold'.
Here in Hong Kong, we have a fine selection of places where wax heads – and those who are new to the world of vinyl – can experience records, whether buying or just listening to their characteristically warm, rich sound through high-end sound systems. Whether planning to go digging in the crates or just looking for some artsy inspiration, here are some of our city's very best record stores.
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