Rare Records At Hyundai Card's "Music Library" | Clozette

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Those who yearn for the old days where music wasn’t digital yet and you could feel every note while a song was playing, you’re going to love Seoul’s Hyundai Card’s “Music Library + Understage” complex. This vinyl record mecca houses 10,000 records (or 10,071 to be exact), 3,000 vinyl-related books, and every issue of Rolling Stone magazine since its first issue in 1967!

Tucked away in a state-of-the-art building in central Seoul, the library of records are the combined collections of several Korean music collectors who scoured the globe to find both popular and rare records.

The building’s top two floors are dedicated to records and music publications from the ’50s to the present, while the basement is the Understage performance venue for indie artists. The building is even equipped with six LP players in the main atrium for people to listen to!


Excited to take a little tour down music history? Then you’ll love that this music library has three coveted vinyl records that are so rare, some don’t even know of their existence! So keep reading below for the rare vinyl records that you’ll only find at this record library!

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"God Save The Queen" by Sex Pistols (1977)



Released in 1977 during Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee, “God Save the Queen” was highly controversial for its time due to it being regarded as an assault on the Queen and the British monarchy. Being banned by the BBC and Independent Broadcasting Authority didn’t stop the song from making it to #2 on the UK Singles Chart, though!
"Yesterday And Today" by The Beatles (1966)


Beatles fans may remember this album for its scandalous original cover, called the “butcher cover,” where the band was dressed in smocks and covered in decapitated baby dolls and meat. While most records of this album show a more conservative shot, the Music Card + Library has the original one, which will surely attract music and Beatles fans alike!


"A Special Radio Promotion Album in Limited Edition" by The Rolling Stones (1969)


By far the most famous Rolling Stones promotional album, only 400 records were created in 1969 — 200 for the U.S. market and 200 for the U.K. market. The album features more of the band’s obscure tracks, with the album cover being taken during a recording session for their 1969 album Let It Bleed.

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Each December we await the chance to deck out our ears, necks, wrists or fingers with sparkly add-ons to tie our holiday outfits together and look pretty for the parties ahead.

This week, we got your accessorising needs covered so you can relax, sip some hot chocolate and let Winter Wonderland play in the background. Even better, these jewellery pieces all ring in under $23! Plus, see and shop your favourite pieces from Clozette SHOPPE’s latest Style Report: Cool Buys To Ring In December.

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Turquoise


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The December birthstone is a classic neckline and wrist staple but lately, we’ve been spotting it on ultra-modern pieces such as chunky rings and ear cuffs. You need not be born this month to wear it; the blue-green gem looks good on just about everyone! Pick: Reclaimed Vintage Western Blue Stone Ring

Tassel


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Who doesn’t love tassels and frills? They are your jewellery’s accessories and make everything look so dressed up and sophisticated. Pick: Lala Garcia Manila Tasseled Bracelet


Front-Back Earrings


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Why wear stud earrings with the usual back posts, when you can choose a pair that has backs as chic as its fronts? This style definitely throws an earlobe party both on the fore and behind. Pick: Nadri Faux Pearl and Pave Double Stud Earrings


Lariat Necklace


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This drop-type necklace is back and better than ever – simpler and subtler that it can be layered with other necklaces. Its seamless design makes you want wear it day in, day out. Pick: Factory Rosa Lariat Necklace


Ear Cuff


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Go bold or go home. Ear cuffs add a dash of glam and a pinch of cool. Pair it with your tee and jeans combo, or toughen up a cocktail dress on fancier occasions. Pick: Designsix Zig Zag Sparkle Earcuff

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Which jewellery trend are your wearing this season? Let us know below!

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Finding the perfect bag is like finding the perfect pair of jeans — there are so many brands, colours, and cuts to choose from, but once you do find ‘the one’, you'll never let it go. A handbag is essential to any woman, be it for school, or work, or just casually running to the bank.

It can define you, make or break your outfit, and the most important thing of all, hold all the things your two hands can’t. So if you’re still on a perfect-bag-hunting-journey, keep reading below for the five different handbags that every woman must have -- guiding you on what you should be investing on, and what you should ignore.

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Roomy Tote


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This is basically the perfect all-around bag. You can use it for work, going on vacation, sleepovers, for dinner, and so much more. Its simple frame and classic elegance make this a must-have for all women out there. Neutral colors are best for tote bags since they can be used for a lot of different occasions and need to match a lot of looks.

Structured Satchel


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We like to call the satchel the “power bag” because of its gorgeous build that looks like it can withstand anything! This bag comes in numerous shapes and sizes and can have as much room as a tote bag, or as little as a clutch; and can also be used for a bunch of occasions, be it formal or casual. But what makes this style stand out is how it pulls a look together — it has the power to turn any dull outfit into a lively, fashion-forward one!


Tiny Clutch


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For evenings out, a clutch is a must because when you’re having fun with your friends or family, you can’t always be bothered with a huge bag. The perfect clutch must have enough space to hold essentials such as tissue, cash, cards, blotting sheets, and a few makeup products you’ll need for touch-ups! Another thing the perfect clutch must possess? It should also be appropriate for day time! Once you find the perfect balance between an evening clutch and a daytime clutch, we guarantee you'll use it all the time!


Bohemian Bucket Bag


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If you’re not into stiff, square handbags, then the bucket bag is for you. This round bag, similar in features to the hobo bag, has so much room to carry all your essentials that it can hold your wallet, makeup bag, cellphone, and DSLR camera! Talk about having too much (awesome) space!


Stylish Crossbody


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Want to go crazy with colours and prints? Then the crossbody is the perfect bag to do it with! Available in an array of sizes and colours, the crossbody is suitable for casual outings, lunches, and so much more! Another perfect all-arounder, you can wear this purse with any outfit you can think of, to any occasion you can think off. They look gorgeous for the day and night time because of its size, style, and shape! They’re not too big and they don’t look too casual, making this a closet staple for years to come!

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Which bag is your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below!

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