Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

6 Cool Chicago Record Shops (Vinyl Isn't Dead!)

  1. Begin
    open-gramaphone_2843_Nclark_010

    63

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    With streaming music sources like Spotify and Pandora, who even listens to the real radio anymore? Sure, we dig convenience (and customization) just as much as the next person, but there's something to be said for being able to hold on to a tangible source of our tunes — and no, your iPod doesn't count. While CDs and cassette tapes (hello, Debbie Gibson!) may not resurface too often, records have still managed to retain their cool factor. Seriously — what could be more awesome than listening to scratchy old school sounds?

    But you need not go on eBay to scour some old Cat Stevens. In fact, Chicago has plenty of opps for picking up some vinyl fun. And if you don't own a player, you'll find that, too. Ahead, six of our top picks for spinning your afternoon away.

    Photos by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Tinseltown

Cheap Beauty Stocking Stuffers That Aren't Total Crap

In our opinion, you're never too old to have a stocking — especially one that's filled with more than just candy canes. So, to keep this festive tradition alive, we rounded up 23 amazing goodies for all the beauty devotees on your list. And, if you see something you like, there's nothing wrong with dropping a few hints read