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The Cassette Player Guide

Cassette Player Culture in Los Angeles

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March 2, 2023

Los Angeles is renowned as one of the best locations to live in because of the Hollywood film industry, diversified culture, and beaches. Los Angeles, which is in southern California, has a variety of weather, the finest sunsets, and magnificent skies.


Where To Find Cassette Players In Los Angeles 


The top 15 locations for Cassette players 


Brick-and-mortar stores -  List of 3 brick-and-mortar stores where we can find audio electronics from the 80s:


1. Jacknife Records & Tapes

3149 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Great little record shop; if you drive too fast, you'll miss it, but you should stop by. They got vinyl CDs and a great selection of tapes and cassettes.


2. Amoeba Music

6200 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The wildest record and pop culture store I have ever experienced, With a great collection of cassette records.


3. Rubycon Records and Tapes


4850 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

An excellent new local record store that feels like a time machine back to the mid-80s once you step inside.


Antique or second-hand shops - A list of second-hand shops where we can find cassette players:


1. Record Surplus

12436 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Very large, spacious store with a diverse selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, some Laser Discs, and cassette players.


2. City Vintage

2650 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

This place is a true hidden gem in LA, with super friendly staff and a great collection of all kinds, including cassette players.


3. Antique City Thrift Store

1416 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

This place is great for all thrift business owners as it gets you the best deals.


Flea markets - A list of the flea market where it is possible to find cassette players:


1. Melrose Trading Post

7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

They sell mostly clothing now, some you can find in thrift shops like cassette players. The crowd is very young. The entrance fee is $5 per person. 


2. Silverlake Flea

1925 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

This cute vintage flea market is on Saturdays and Sundays. Prices are reasonable for most vendors.


3. Los Feliz Flea

3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Suppose you enjoy homemade crafts, body care/ creative art like cassette players/plants. Vintage clothing and home decor.

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Where to find an 80’s outfit that matches your new cassette player in Los Angeles


Here is a list of the second-hand shops where we can find 80’s outfits 


1. Posers Hollywood

7417 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Immense selection of amazing clothes, from Fred Perry to Tripp NYC and so much more.


2. Urban Outfitters

810 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Check out the Urban Outfitters Rialto Theater store in Los Angeles, CA. Shop and discover the latest in men's and women's clothing, shoes, apartment decor and more.


3. Rave Wonderland

414 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Great store that has all your last-minute necessities for rave day! Everyone is really helpful. 

80's themed locations in Los Angeles


Night Clubs and Bars - A list of the ’80s-themed Night Clubs and Bars in Los Angeles:


1. Exchange LA

618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

One of the best 80’s Theme clubs in Los Angeles where you can enjoy all the 80’s retro vibe. 


2. Sound Nightclub

1642 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Splashy DJ-fueled club with rotating art installations, bottle service & street-food-inspired bites.


3. The Lash

117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Lash is a Bar and concept space. DJs, music and events nightly with the 80’s vibe.


For all the 80’s lovers in Los Angeles, these are the spots where you can find the 80s outfits and cassette players easily. 

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