Real Groovy is the best place to find what you were and weren't looking for. Independently owned since 1981, it's one of the first and longest lasting true record stores in New Zealand and an Auckland icon.
In Store you'll find not only vinyl records, but also a fantastic range of unique books, CDs, DVDs, posters, collectibles, novelties, t-shirts, music related memorabilia and more.
Great music store, absolutely huge selection and they have all the niche/specialty music and DVDs you could ask for! Definitely worth a visit to spend some good time browsing the selection. Great place to find a unique gift.
Always on our list of things to do when we come to Auckland! Loving the new store, which just feels better presented and more welcoming to browse around. Always loved the large selection of vinyl and this is ever-changing, so will keep coming back again and again!
Has improved a lot since they shifted to the new premises. Doesn't feel like you're unwelcome anymore, and they got rid of the weird thrift store section. Records downstairs, geeky merch stuff upstairs. Lots to look at and heaps of cool gift ideas in their range. Decent comic section for a store not dedicated to comics.
As a record collector with serious issues(!) I have to take issue with Scott01's review.
"One of the best record stores I've come across world wide. I lived in London for 10 years and I would say Real Groovy is as good as any you would in London"
Absolutely ridiculous. Scott you need to go to Music & Video Exchange mate.
I've visited Real Groovy three times now and had an identical experience each time. It goes like this, spend around 1 hour rifling through the boxes of the rubbish mom and pop bins, find the occasional balearic belter. Move onto the full price sections, spend another hour, take a massive stack to the record players, decide on a bunch of records. Add up what the bill will be then think "Are you kidding me!!" the records here in NZ and in Australia are so ridiculously overpriced it is not even funny, except at Real Groovy, where even the rubbish stuff is way way overpriced. these guys are yet another example of why sadly record shops are dying because they are unable or unwilling to price competitively. So you can pay up to $50 for a reissued hip hop album, I wont pay it, but 3, 8 & 15 as price points for stuff you find in charity shops the world over, ridiculous.
So I leave and go home and spend much less on much much better records on Discogs. and repeat.
One of the best record stores I've come across world wide. I lived in London for 10 years and I would say Real Groovy is as good as any you would in London. Always has a great range of music. Long Live Real Groovy
By far, my favourite stop in Auckland. Can always manage to find a gem in Real Groovy - Bob Dylan and Prince CDs a-plenty in the bargain bins - $3 for Purple Rain? Yeah, OK. DVDs galore too, always a good book on sale, staff are always helpful. There's all sorts of people in the store too, checking out the strange and wonderful objects on offer. And Murray's daughter from Shortland St works in the clothes store there. Choice.
Real Groovy is amazing! The range of vinyl records available is incredible, as well as the massive CD and DVD range. The staff are really helpful and know their stuff! The collection of clothing, books/graphic novels and memorabilia accessible is really quite amazing. My favourite store!
369 QUEEN STREET AUCKLAND CENTRAL AUCKLAND