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Vinyl Collectors, These Under-the-Radar Record Shops Are Worth a Visit

Stock up on old and new records at these cool spots.
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When it comes to shopping vintage, the search is half the fun. Whether its clothes, books, furniture, vinyl records, or what have you, hunting down many of the old-school finds you've got on your wish list will often take weeks or even months to find and can often involve tedious tasks like negotiating with various online sellers, combing through endless posts on niche Facebook groups, and scouring every nook and cranny of neighborhood specialty shops.

In case you're on the lookout for vinyl records to add to your collection, here's where you can go to continue your current search party: Cebu City has some cool under-the-radar record shops with impressive collections of vinyl worth checking out. Drop by these vinyl record shops the next time you're in Cebu City.

Pavement Records

Subtly nestled on President Quirino Street in Cebu City, Pavement Records is home to vinyl records of all kinds and most especially a great source for old-school favorites like Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, AC DC, Nas, Queen, Nirvana, The Police, The Carpenters, The Beatles, and so much more. You may even spot some rare, little-known titles from bands and artists you've never heard of—your next favorite album could be hiding somewhere in their immaculately arranged shelves.

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Here's a look inside the store:

Pavement Records is where you can shop vinyl records of all eras and genres.
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You'll love browsing through their extensive collection.
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It's a great hangout spot, too thanks to the table setup in the center—don't forget to stay socially distant.
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You can also shop record players at the store. Plus, check out their cool wall decor.
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Pavement Records also has a cool turntable setups where DJs can spin vinyl.
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We love the vintage posters and album covers decorating the walls.
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Pavement Records is at 32 President Quirino Street, Villa Aurora, Mabolo, Cebu City.

For more information, log on to Pavement Records' Facebook page.

Little Rituals Records

You can find Little Rituals Records on the third floor of Ayala Center Cebu right in the heart of the city. It's where you can stock up on vinyl records from musicians, bands, and genres both new and old. We spotted nostalgic picks like Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Dr. Dre, ABBA, the Bee Gees, and more as well as newer finds like Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, Adele, and Sam Smith among others. They also have vintage tees, books, cameras, prints, and more up for grabs.

Take a peek:

Little Rituals is a great place to find records from musicians and bands both old and new.
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They've got an impressive collection of titles, genres, and artists in their stockpiles.
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You'll want to look through all their shelves and boxes of vinyl records—you never know what you might find.
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They also have other vintage finds like books, graphic tees, film cameras, and more.
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Little Rituals Records is at 3/F, The Maze Hipzone, Ayala Center Cebu.

For more information, log on to Little Rituals Records' Facebook page.

Heading to Cebu City soon? Here's a laidback spot you may want to book for your next vacation: Neverland Malapascua is a beach lover's haven where you can hang out with fellow divers and beach bums.

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Check it out:

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In case you're listing down more record shops to add to your must-visit list, here's another cool spot worth visiting: Anthology in Iloilo City is a retro-inspired store lined wall to wall with records both old and new. We're obsessed with the shop's 1960s hippie aesthetic.

Take a look:

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This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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