SHADES Record Store: "Great Source for Rarities" Ankara Shopping Tip by lgamze
Ankara Shopping: 2 reviews and 4 photos
the shop is a peerless place for any collector or enthusiast in its chaotic, but captivating atmosphere. welcomes one with most sincerity and makes believe you have been a 'member of the club' since the beginning. it is perhaps one of the best sources for rarities, hard to find local pressing LPs of all genres and also some philatelic and ephemeral collectables. even if you are broke, it is a must visit while you are in Ankara to inhale the atmosphere or at least to be offered tea regardless of who you are. .
What to buy: ask for scarce items you are looking for even if you can not see them around in the store. the owner is a serious collector himself and easily spots the serious collector. he is also generous to curious minds, but if you are after the real gem, he will understand that and the real deal begins.
What to pay: the range of prices for tough finds differ a lot, but getting the optimal price is assured when compared to other places. there is no cheating, but there seems to be no bargaining either.
Address: TUNALI HILMI PASAJI, TUNALI HILMI CADDESI 95/37
Directions: Walk down Tunali Hilmi Caddesi until you see Pasabahce on right, a boutique for glass works (it has a variety of hand made unique reproductions of traditional designs) then there is Tunali Pasaji. The shop is on the lower floor.
Phone: +90 312 426 59 00