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.

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.


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 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.

We hope you like our products on here,  our online shop is open 7 days a week all year round and we post out as fast as we can to mainland UK (certain postcodes highlands and islands are different. Check out the shop for more details or contact us first with any questions)

Our music, vinyl & cd’s, book, magazines, furniture and art pieces are only available from our actual shop. It’s always worth a visit to see what one offs we have! Please drop in but email us first to checkout opening times.

Jo & Richard


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