Retro Retailer List: Store #2

Today’s post is the Second of the series of establishments for my List of Retro Retailer’s. What is a Retro Retailer? A “Retro Retailer” is either an online store or actual store that sells vintage, retro, dated, evocative, in period style, nostalgic, old world, old-fashioned, out-of-date, passe, or period specific merchandise that is either new, original, or old. If you are looking for retro items to spice up your kitchen, office, or wardrobe, this list will help you in finding the item you are looking for and also few items you can’t live without. These stores are not listed in any particular order. If I have not done a personal review of the business listed below I have not done business with them, so please buy at your own risk. Please let me know if you have any issues with anyone listed. I will take immediate action and delete them off the list. (if you have any stores you want to recommend or if you would like me to look at your business please contact me and let me know. You can email me at Skrach@VividlyVintage.com)

Retro Retailer #2

The second store on my list of Retro Retailer’s is a store called “Retro Planet” located in New Hampshire.


I found Retro Planet of this store while my daily google searches. They have a lot of neat things from 1950’s wall art to Record Players, to old tin signs. I really love the design of the site as well. You really can appreciate all the items that they have for sale. Make sure you sign up for their weekly $25 drawing too. I am planning to buy the Kit Kat Clock sometime soon. I will add my experience with them when I do. What is really cool too is that you can read reviews on all their products. So before you buy them you can see what others have to say about the product. Also check out their little preview video.You can also chat live with a representative if you need help. I looked around and seen some pretty nifty stuff that they have in their inventory.  For example:

I seen this and I have always wanted one of these.

The Description reads:

Rekindle old memories or start new ones for your family and friends with this American classic, art deco 1930’s Replica of Kit Kat Clock. Give a gift that will make everyone smile.

* Ready to hang
* Moving Eyes and Tail
* Made of Durable Black Plastic
* Requires Two C Batteries ( Not Included )
* Made in the USA
* Measures 4W x 2.5D x 15H inches

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The next item that caught my eye is a the Kitchen Tableware Diner set:

The Description reads: Dine in retro style and spruce up your tabletop with your very own 50’s Diner Tableware Set. These commercial grade restaurant supplies also complement our fifties diner furniture perfectly. Whether you are looking for a unique accessory for your kitchen, restaurant, diner or cafeteria, you’ll love what this exclusive set adds to your decor and dining experience.

Kitchen Tableware Set Includes:

* Straw Dispenser Glass & Chrome Includes 75 Straws
Measures 11.5H x 4.25W inch

* Glass Sugar Dispenser w/ Stainless Steel Cover
Holds 12 oz, Measures 6H inch

* Stainless Steel Napkin Dispenser
Measures 3.5W x 8H inch

* Salt & Pepper Shakers Glass w/ Stainless Steel Covers
Each Holds 1.5 oz, Each Measures 3H x 1.5W inch

* Menu Cover 2-Pocket Plastic Sleeve, Blank Inside and ready for you to personalize
Closed Menu Measures 11.5H x 9W inches

* Stainless Steel Freestanding Menu Holder – RetroPlanet.com Exclusive
Measures 14.5W x 4.5D x 5H inch

* Tall Napkins Package of 250, One Ply

Set comes packaged in a white gift box, ready to wrap. Or take advantage of our free gift wrap!

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The last item that I’m going to showcase is their Dinette Set Square table and Chairs. Looks like the typical 1950’s kitchen center-piece has been put into reproduction.

1950's Style Dinette set http://www.retroplanet.com

The Description reads:

4 V-Back Dinette Chairs shown in Flame & Surf V Insert and Piping
Square Dinette Table shown in Matte White Formica

Diner Table:
– Table Measure: 36 x 36 inches
– 2.25 inch Grooved Aluminum Trim
– Chrome Deco Legs
– Choose Your Laminate Choice from the Drop Down Menu
– Commercial Grade

Diner Chairs:
– Chairs Measure: 15.25W x 31.5H x 22.5D
– Choose Your Fabric Choices from the Drop Down Menu
– Solid Weld Construction Frame with Lifetime Warranty
– Allow 5 – 7 Weeks for Manufacture & Delivery
– Made in the USA
– No Sales Tax

Vinyl Fabric & Tabletop Formica Samples Available. Call: 888.242.6633 or eMail: info@retroplanet.com for your design packet today! Our expert staff will be happy to help you with your order or answer any questions you may have.

This Classic V-Back Square Table Dinette Set will brighten your dining room, kitchen, game room , diner restaurant or any retro decor atmosphere. Durable comfortable commercial grade design is easy to clean and maintain and will bring you memorable dining pleasures for many years to come.

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Here is a little background info and mission statement from Retroplanet.com:

Our mission, our goal, our passion is to provide people all over the world with a great selection of cool retro products at excellent prices, an easy-to-use secure and informative web site and outstanding customer service.

From our retro decorated office and warehouse in Nashua, NH the seven full-time employees of Retroplanet.com work everyday to complete our mission.

Started in 1997 by Keith Kennelly as Vintage Vending, Inc. we quickly built a reputation as the finest restorer of 1950’s memorabilia in the country. We bought, sold and restored all kinds of 1950’s icons including soda & candy machines, pedal cars, soda coolers, gas pumps and more. Soon after we expanded into reproduction retro products including diner furniture, Rock-Ola jukeboxes and an endless selection of accessories and decorating items now numbering over 2,000 products.

Due to various circumstances we made the hard decision to leave the restoration business in 2005 when we moved to our current location. One benefit from that decision was more time to focus on and expand our product line and the features on our web site. When you cruise around our site you will find a retro blog, a PDF library, and a retro wish list, just to name a few. We offer volume discounts on many of our products so you can use them at birthday parties, class reunions and corporate functions. You can also check out our new Museum page where we feature lots of classic 50’s items from our restoration days.

Thanks for visiting us and if you are considering purchasing some retro products online we ask that you give us a chance, we won’t let you down.

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So please check out http://www.retroplanet.com and I am sure you will spend not only hours looking at all their awesome inventory but you will also spend some money on some items that you just have to have.  Please comment if you buy anything from them, let me know your experience.

Thanks for reading,

Skrach

Retro Retailer List:

1. 8 Ball

2. Retro Planet

3. Monster Vintage

4. Retro-a-go-go!

5. Jack and Friends

6. Ms.Metal

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