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Happy 2nd Anniversary

We’re two years old!

And we couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our loyal shoppers and the community. They put us on the Retro Destination Map.

More Retro In The Store

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Come in and check out our fabulously retro vinyl collection

Retro Mod is rocking Cloverdale with our new expanded Vinyl Music Den.  You’ll find more LP’s and 45’s in an easier to access and explore space.  Our turntable is warmed up so you can check out your choices before you buy.  Plus we’ve got  accessories such as record stands, storage cases for those little 45’s and books to give you a totally awesome vinyl experience.

Make a statement with retro fashions and accessories from our new Vintage Clothing— Boutique. All sizes, shapes, colours and occasions representing the best of the mid century.  Dresses, suits, skirts, jackets, coats, hats, gloves and jewellery in our spacious new “boutique”. Linger while you try on whatever catches your eye in our charming new dressing room!

Hats, hats, hats!  Retro Mod has recently acquired a fantastic collection of vintage hats from the Fashionable 40’s to the Sexy 70’s!  Try one on for size.

Rare Mixed Media Purse by O.E.L. Graves

Rare signed purse by mixed media painter, sculptor, artist O.E.L. Graves.

Graves was born in Canada but spent most of his life in California and in particular Palm Springs. Highly collectable custom designed piece by the late artist.

O.E.L. (Bud) Graves was born in London, Ontario Canada, and as a young boy took an interest in drawing, which included pastel sketches drawn on sandpaper.

Graves experimented constantly with new media and techniques for expressing his art.  His works include delicate watercolors, fine detailed portraits, impressionist oils, sculpture in metal, and some techniques of his own invention, including the “sculptured painting” which is skillfully displayed in his favorite work, “Ptolemy’s Daughters”. This technique required applying oil paint in heavy layers to masonite or board, and then carving into it to produce high relief.

Many big-name Hollywood stars and famous celebrities of the mid-20th century purchased O.E.L. Graves’ originals, including Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Winthrop Rockefeller, Robert Guggenheim, and others.