When describing Black Slab in Redcar many phrases spring to mind, like Aladdin’s cave and treasure trove, but these words don’t do justice to how unbelievably cool Black Slab is – it’s almost as if this store has been transported from Greenwich Village, New York or Covent Garden in London to the streets of Redcar.
There are so many excellent things for sale here that you just don’t see anywhere else; so Black Slab is a place where you could spend hours browsing and come away with a big smile and a much lighter wallet.
A family business established in November 2016, Black Slab is gaining notoriety far and wide for stocking an amazing selection of vintage vinyl from the 1950s right up to the present day including rock, punk, jazz, reggae, hip hop, RnB, folk, metal, latin, house, dance, soul, blues and indie.
The vinyl here is top quality too and no ratty, scuffed up jumble sale rejects are to be found. All the stock is cleaned and tested, so you can be sure you’re buying great quality. As the store owners say: “We take care of the vinyl in store and would never sell stock that we wouldn’t be happy with in our own collection at home.”
To complement these great records is a range of clothing that’ll make you look as cool as the tunes you’re listening to! Black Slab stock menswear by Lambretta, Tootal, Relco, Trojan, Ska and Soul and many other leading brands of jeans, jackets, shirts and footwear – so there’s plenty of styles to choose from.
So, you’ve got your music and your clothes sorted at Black Slab, but there’s more as the store also sells a whole host of rare and unique retro and vintage artworks, both framed and unframed. Dotted around the store there are various other trinkets and curiosities for sale that fit right in with the Black Slab vibe.
I would highly recommend a visit to Redcar to experience this great little shop. It’s located right in the heart of the town on Millbank Terrace and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00, and Sundays from 11:00 to 15:00.
If it’s a little too far for you to travel, there is a large selection of the menswear and vinyl available to buy online too at blackslabrecords.com.