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.”