About Us

at Thanet Autostores
190 – 192 High Street
Margate CT9 1JZ

We are Then… a family owned shop sourcing, supplying and creating products and gifts with a retro and vintage vibe.

We have carefully selected the best retro gifts for you at Then Retro. If you’re looking for something a little bit different for your mum or dad, your brother or sister, your best friend, or just treat yourself! Shop online with confidence or pop into our Margate shop. You’ll find all sorts of things from mugs, fridge magnets, vintage and retro style metal and wooden signs, storage tins, money boxes, clocks, furniture, shopping bags and so much more.

Based in Margate Kent, home of the mod/sixties and scooter weekenders, the huge biker meet up Margate Meltdown, Oh So Retro, the Soul weekend and so much more.   We are minutes from the seafront, beaches, harbour, Turner Contemporary, Dreamland and the old town. We sell from our retail shop currently located inside another family business Thanet Autostores. See the map on the contacts page.

We hope you like our products, our online shop is open 7 days per week all year round and we post out as fast as we can to mainland UK and free delivery when you spend over £70 (Certain postcodes, highlands and islands are different – contact us before ordering)

Our music, vinyl, CDs, books, magazines, furniture and art pieces are only available from our shop in Margate. It’s always worth a visit to see what one offs we currently have! Please email us for opening times.

“For petrol head and retro style lovers, from 2 stroke scooters, bikers and truckers, hot rod cruisers, classic car drivers and old time veedubbers, music lovers, those from subcultures, mods, rockers, punks and others, art lovers, cafe and bar business owners, home designers, mechanics in garages and mancave dwellers.  We hope you’ll find something you’ll love for all and others.”

Why Then… ? Well, we look at the past for designs, inspiration, style and products. Plus as a couple of music lovers, it happens to be the name of one of my (Richard) favourite records, Then – The Charlatans. We’ve DJ’d here, there and everywhere. Ridden our scooters, driven our cars and dressed in funny clothing for too long to mention.

Why buy Wall Art and Retro figurines from Then Retro in Margate?

Jo & Richard