The shop is over two floors and everywhere you look there are items crammed in. You could argue that the shop is too small to contain so much stock but I think that it adds to the charm and the fun of coming here. On the floor under the rails are bags and boxes of accessories -- every style and colour of hat imaginable, rows of shoes -- platforms, wedges, even winklepickers, scarves, belts, and even authentic buttons.
There is a superb choice of leather coats and jackets, with racks to choose from and a good, varied selection of dresses, suits, trousers, mens' shirts, etc.
You can buy old trim-phones (remember them?), funky chunky seventies crockery, drinks trolleys, dining tables -- all authentic sixties and seventies stuff.
A great place to pick up presents for retro-loving friends but perhaps a bit pricy merely for buying bits for fancy dress, etc. Here you pay city centre prices. Attica charges pretty high prices for glassware which is in abundance at car-boot sales for mere pence. However, if you've got something particular in mind, Attica will probably have it somwhere amongst it's treasures.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
July 11, 2003
From journal The Fog on the Tyne