Vinyl alive and kicking at Rough Trade’s New York opening

Rough Trade, New York launch

Rough Trade open in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this past weekend.

Like their flagship East London branch, the Brooklyn store will feature our headphones on all listening posts and CT700 speakers from our Custom Theatre range are wall mounted across the 15,000 sq ft store. The well-documented rise in vinyl sales is encapsulated by the success of the 2007 launch of Rough Trade East which has thrived in a time when the music industry is focusing on an almost solely digital future.

Original founder Geoff Travis, who recently rejoined as a shareholder, explains why he feels it’s vital to move away from your computer once in a while: “It’s important to walk in off the street and take the plunge and discover a new world. Record-buying people can be very antisocial so I think it’s good for them to find themselves in a social space sometimes.”

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2 Comments

  • andy aragon says:

    that doesn’t sound right. rough trade opened a shop in san Francisco in the 80s which operated very successfully for many years before folding and retreating back to London around the late 90′s. san Francisco was (and still is) located in the u.s. during the rough trade years

  • Bowers & Wilkins says:

    that’s a very fair point and we have amended the copy accordingly.

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