Shop Around: Nostalgic Shopping

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Relics offers pop-culture collectibles that are sure to bring back memories.

By RANDY GRIDER

Browsing through Relics Antiques and Collectibles in downtown Fort Payne, Ala., feels more like a stroll down memory lane than your normal shopping trip.

The store teems with pop-culture collectibles and memorabilia sure to stir memories and lure you back to an almost-forgotten era.

In one room, I quickly spot an Elvis album. I remember this album as part of my mom’s record collection that took center stage in our cabinet-style stereo. On another wall, I find a poster of 1970s teen idol Shaun Cassidy – one just like it hung in my sister’s bedroom.

Nostalgic treasures are everywhere.

Tony Walls, who co-owns Relics with Joe Martin, says part of the store’s magic is the experience of finding something you remember from your own past.

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