New and Used Vinyl

Buy  |  Sell  |  Trade

T-Shirts, Turntables, and More!!!
Also featuring work of local Chicago artists for sale on our gallery walls

Come by and say hello to our turtle mascot, Humphrey. 🐢
Emmylou 🐶 might be behind the desk looking for a treat, too !
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News & Updates

RSD 2018

Record Breakers’ first RSD in the new Avondale location began at 7 a.m. after all the boxes of new releases had been unpacked and shelved. People started trickling in, and by noon bands were taking the little stage in the back : Speed Babes, Blue Dream, Avantist, Magicks, TV Moms (visiting from Minneapolis), Alouette, then … Continue reading RSD 2018

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Contact

Record Breakers
2935 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

phone // 773.698.8387
shop // SHOP.RECORDBREAKERSCHI.COM
email // hello@recordbreakerschi.com

QUARANTINE HOURS:
12-5 PM DAILY
open for curbside pickup!
pick-up, delivery, and shipping all available

Very pet friendly, we have treats! ♥

We’re also wheelchair accessible. √

Drop us a line if you have questions about:

  • Buying, selling, or trading used vinyl
  • Special orders
  • Booking your band to play a show
  • Anything else!

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About Us

ONE OF TimeOut Chicago’s “BEST RECORD STORES IN CHICAGO”

Record Breakers started thirty years ago in 1988 as a suburb storefront in Hoffman Estates, IL.  In 2007, then-owner Robby Glick migrated Breakers to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, where it took up residence on the second floor of Reggies – an all-in-one bar, concert venue, record store and rooftop bar.  After nearly 10 years at 2105 S. State St, Robby has passed the ownership torch to long-time employees Colin Brennan and Eric Kratz, and under this new ownership, Breakers has relocated once more to a brand new storefront home: this time on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale.*

We buy, sell and trade used vinyl and cassettes, and offer up an impressive selection of band t-shirts, turntables and collectibles – band stickers, patches and posters.

Swing by Record Breakers to check out our collection of new and used vinyl, everything from Jefferson Airplane to Edith Piaf to Merle Haggard, as well as the new releases everyone’s talking about. Stay tuned for an upcoming monthly showcase featuring local bands in our all-ages space.

*Fun fact: Breakers is now in the space that once housed Blind Pig Records. Our space has a lot of creative history. Stop in and visit to learn more.


Colin “CB” Brennan

Currently Spinning:

Cornelius, Sir Douglas Quintet, Michael Nesmith, and Angelique Kidjo.   And WDCB 90.9, the best radio station in town.

Best venue to see a live show in Chicago:

Reggies.  Our home away from home.

I play ______ in ________.

Guitar; OLD GRAND DAD

Beverage of choice:

A beer from O’Dells.

How I want to leave this Earth:

on a one way ticket to colonize space.

 

Eric “Kratz” Kratz

Currently Spinning:

Cables Ties,Uranium Club, Lee Morgan.

Best venue to see a live show in Chicago:

Empty Bottle.

I play ______ in ________.

Bass; MONTROSE MAN
Bass; LASERS AND FAST AND SHIT

Beverage of choice:

Water.

How I want to leave this Earth:

Peacefully.