Latest News at Then…

12th April 2022

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us !  What could be better than sharing our official 1st year anniversary with not only our visitors to the actual shop ( 10% off everything in store except vinyl records ) , but also our visitors to our website and online shop. So for 7 days only, at the checkout insert the coupon code  birthday1 and you’ll get a 10% discount on everything in our online shop, including Sale items. So it’s not only a Happy Birthday for us but for our lovely customers too.  Here’s to the next years ahead, Cheers ! 


10th March. 2022

So has spring finally arrived ? in these troubling times, it seems a little sun this afternoon and my flowers coming out, certainly help brighten the mood and outlook, for us anyway. Let us hope for more brightness and peace to all soon.  A spring clean and a few changes in the shop help too, along with a re-vamp of the website and some new stock. April the 12th is not very far away and that sees us celebrating our first proper, official birthday. Look out for a few specials and even some freebies for customers instore,  from Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th April. So put that in your diaries and come visit us .


25th Jan. 2022

A bit late in the month i know but Happy New Year everyone. We’ve been busy here at Then, getting orders placed to replace all the Christmas sales, obviously adding a few new things too. There’s a small Sale on at present , so please look through the site shop, or of course come and visit us. These are selling through nicely and are mostly end of line items. 

It’s going to be an exciting year ahead , so many ideas and new things to come, so keep visiting us and checking out the latest .


21st. Dec. 2021

Yesterday was the last day to post, in time for Christmas to our online customers . Of course we are still open in the actual shop , up until 2pm Christmas eve anyhow. If you still want to order something online, of course it will still be posted asap. Also if your in Thanet , delivery can still be arranged. We are open again Wednesday 29th at 10am-4pm.
What a Fab first year it’s been, even with being closed for four months with lockdown. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen again. Looking forward to next year, seeing you again if you’ve been in, or hearing from you online and meeting new visitors of course. 2022 looks exciting ahead, lots more new lines to come, in the ever expanding shop.
So to all our customers past and future, friends and families, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Love , Peace & Joy From Richard & Jo @ Then….
7th Dec. 2021.  For all customers ordering online for possible Christmas presents, please note the the Post Office/ Royal Mail have advised, that the last day for deliveries, to arrive in time for Christmas, should be posted before the 18th, so please get any orders in before the 17th. Many thanks. Also the actual shop will be open the next two Sundays 12th & 19th, 10am – 1pm . 
2nd Dec. 2021. I can’t believe that one year ago today , we opened our shop for the first time. What a year it’s been, we weren’t then to know that three weeks later, we were to close our doors again for three and a half months, due to lockdown. Online shop was still going though. We were able to move the shop around a bit, to have more room too in that time and some other changes to come. What a year though, it’s grown a lot , lovely customers and looking forward to meeting more, love it.
So although it’s one year anniversary day, i’m looking at those first three weeks as a trial run, we are holding off the proper celebrations , until 12th April 2022, although i might still raise a glass, to Then and our work, tonight.


7th Oct. 2021. Fully recovered (well sort of) from packing nearly the whole shop, into a van and setting it up again, at the fantastic, Oh So Retro show, then dismantling and transporting it back to the shop and re-displaying it , all in 24hours. The shop has been getting re-stocked and what’s more,  even more new lines, have been added in store and online and what’s more, there’s even more arriving soon. So keep checking in folks. To avoid any disappointment , if your thinking of gift ideas for Christmas , can i suggest you get your orders in early. As some lines come from Europe, we are expecting delays of deliveries , so some products might not get re-placed in time if they sell out. Hope to see or hear from you soon.

2nd Sept. 2021.

Well it’s now the first week of September and it certainly feels like Autumn is here today . Check out our Facebook page for some new views of the shop, it’s getting fuller and fuller and next week , there’s a pallet of new things arriving , so watch this space. Just got to figure out where it’s all going to go . Also this month there’s the amazing “Oh So Retro” show , held at Palm Bay on the 26th , just up the road from us here in Margate. Delighted to be having our pop-up shop there. So looking forward to it, one of the biggest events of the year here. Hundreds and hundreds of classic and custom cars , bikes & scooters , entertainment and other stands. A busy Summer is leading into an even busier Autumn i think.

6th August 2021

Hard to believe another month has gone by already, what a month it’s been too, it’s certainly been busy,  so many new lines added . Apart from the new metal signs and mugs , we are Especially excited by all the new cast iron products, you’ve got to check them out. From Michelin men figures, Betty Boop doorstops to Royal Mail post boxes and lots more inbetween. 

Then there’s all the new gift lines for those into VW’s, Fiat 500’s, Vespas , Harley Davidsons and so much more, more, more. To top that even more arriving from Europe in the next few weeks too, where are we going to put it all. 

Hope your enjoying the summer so far and hope to see you in the shop or online soon, don’t forget to find us on Facebook. Richard & Jo


1st July 2021

Wow time is flying by! So what news…? Well, we have lots of new lines added this week alone and even more arriving shortly, so please check out the shop, online or in person. If you’re in the area and you love great music or are a collector, we have a large selection of second hand and a few new records, CDs, music mags and books currently available though selling fast! The biggest news though is that we have a lot more display space in Thanet Autostores – we’ve now moved to the rear third of the shop, more room to move around and see our stock, or chat and chill! Enjoy the summer, keeping checking our new lines, and see you soon!

4th April 2021

We are really excited to be opening our door once again on 12th April! In the coming days we’ll be in the shop getting everything ship shape and we look forward to seeing you very soon!
It’s been a LONG winter!

January 2021


2nd Jan:  Can we wish you a very happy New Year. Let’s hope
we can open our actual front door, as soon as allowed and safe to do so. Until that day comes , please visit our online shop and see what we have to offer, all orders will go out as normal. Just because we can’t have anyone in the door , we can still be there for mail orders. We have lot’s of new lines coming soon , expansion of existing lines and we’ve had some great ideas too, so watch this space. Best wishes for 2021.

December 2020

2 Dec: We’re open! Come and visit us in our Margate shop, right at the top of Margate High Street.

November 2020

22 Nov: Just under 60 new products added this weekend!

14th Nov: New stock and new lines arriving soon! Check back soon as we have some exciting new lines to add to our shop – you’re going to love them!

14th Nov: With current lockdown restrictions in place, our shop in Margate is currently closed.
We are still taking orders online and are dispatching orders as normal, although Royal Mail and and carriers advise delays are possible