Located on the beautiful beachside town of Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast, Dark Alley Collectables is a vinyl lovers playground.
Situated on William Street in the heart of town, this whimsy but stylish store will have you wandering the isles for hours.
Created by muso Benje Travis, otherwise know to most locals as Trav Fredericks and his outrageous partner Lisa Willows. The pair both have a love for all things music as well as collectables, vintage, and unique items.
Wondering through the isles you are taken back to when you were a kid, with the magical collections of goods that used to sit around your lounge room. Tunes are playing in the background as you flick through the collections of vinyl records in search of a rare find or item you need to replace from the 70's, 80's or 90's.
And it's not just a vinyl library of wholesome goodness.... there are books galore. Biographies, Autobiographies, I even spotted the Harry Potter Collection in there. Honestly you could spent hours in store deciding on what to take home. Then when you get home, you want to go back as you know you saw something else that definitely needs to come home with you.
For the fans of Phantom Comics boy do they have you covered. By the crate load. There's also books on How to draw Manga, The Walking Dead, Lola, the list goes on and on. Rolling Stones magazines for days.
Honestly there is a little something for everyone in here.
Now the 'collectable' side of the story. Boy oh boy!!! Anything from The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - again with the childhood memories - to Star Wars. This place has the lot. There are also posters available to take home and hang on your bedroom wall like you did when you were a kid, now we just call it a 'man cave'
Then we start with the vintage clothing and shoes. Plus festival earrings and sunglasses to match your outfit.
If you are looking for something different, something you cannot find in the generic stores, or a gift for a friend, then this is your one stop shop. The shop where you need to find something for that one person who has the lot.
With Covid now taking over, Dark Alley Collectables are more than happy to post to you. Also if you live within the Local Government Area they are offering a free delivery service. How awesome is that. Send them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org with what you are after - they will grab it and either deliver or post. Contact free!!!
Do yourself a favor. When we are allowed to shop again, grab your face mask and head into 125 William Street Port Macquarie. Take your time. Look around . Purchase a piece of your history to take home and remember all the good things that came with it. This place is magical.
I'm off to purchase some vinyl and have it delivered and bring back some memories - and to help me get through the home schooling.
See ya round like a record!