In the early 1990s, two students from Vienna, Austria, came across the quirky Russian Lomo Kompakt camera. Inspired by the artful photos it produced (which had saturated colors, overlay effects, and a subtle, vintage-y graininess), they started creating new analog cameras — making an indelible impact on the world of photography. Pick one up and get inspired to tell your life story in pictures. Of special note is the Spinner, which takes 360-degree-view photos; it’ll be the hit of your next party. Other hits include the Diana, the Holga and the Fisheye.
Feeling nostalgic for the simpler times gone by? You'll love Crosley's wares. Relive the past with music players that look vintage but work with today’s gadgets. Converting your old music technology to new? Then get the USB turntable; it’ll burn your treasured records onto your computer. And if you just can’t give up your vinyl, go for the record carrier case. Retro radios, headphones, and a host of LPs (from music stars past and present) round out this evocative selection.
Listen to your favorite music in wireless bliss: All you need is Bluetooth on your music-playing device — no cords, connectors, or hassle — and these speakers will broadcast your beats with room-filling sound.
From Lomography’s ingenious cameras, which produce vintage-looking photos, to Native Union’s Bluetooth handsets that look like old-school telephone receivers, all the tech in this sale has a retro vibe that’s evocative of an era long before Instagram existed. They’ll make perfect gifts for your most nostalgic friends and loved ones.
Celebrate Record Store Day (yes, it’s a real day!): Held on the third Saturday of April, it’s a time when music lovers celebrate the art of music — and visit their local independent record stores. We’re putting our old-school bid in here; namely, iconic albums, vintage players, and lots more.