David Morgan-Davies

Retro Collectables

September 27, 2009

project

0k, so 2009 there’s a recession on with businesses folding left, right and centre.  Just the right time to get into retail then?  Well, that’s what I’ve done!  For a few months I’ve been a partner in Retro Collectables, a shop in Bedminster, Bristol.  We sell unique collectables from the 1950’s to the 1980’s and a range of retro inspired clothing & accessories, books, vinyl, artist made cards, prints and jewellery.  I’m in the shop two days a week and every other Saturday, so it’s a bit of a shock to the system.  For the most part it’s fun, especially buying the stock – particularly the vinyl and sourcing the artwork, but can get a bit boring sometimes when you don’t see a customer for hours! Still great oaks from little acorns grow, so it’s onwards and upwards…