Established in 1971, Probe Records flourished with the Punk era. The store immediately transports its customers back to before the digital age to the wonderful time of vinyl. Probe still manages to provide for all music tastes, spanning the decades right up to the modern era. Like Kernaghan Books, Probe Records is located in the Bluecoat, the hub of cultural activity in Liverpool. The walls are plastered with colourful LP covers and stacks of CDs mount up in corners of the shop – however vinyl is what makes the shop most characteristic. Probe leaves the music lover spoilt for choice as it ushers in new records whilst still treasuring the well-loved second hand classics.
Situated near the Cavern Club, Beatwear’s showroom specialises in men’s sixties boots and clothing. The family run business has been providing the public (particularly musicians) with high quality Italian crafted suits and shoes since the mid-1990s. Their bespoke suits are perfect for formal occasions and they also sell replicas of the Beatles’ Chesterfield and trade-mark collarless suits. Chelsea boots are a favourite of Beatwear – they house a huge variety of colours and styles to suit all. The showroom is definitely worth a visit to gaze on the masterful design and craftsmanship.
Beatwear, Regina House, 1 Victoria St, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, +44 0151 236 5250