Shopping: Retro’s all the rage

Bush portable radio, �29.99, Argos
Bush portable radio, �29.99, Argos
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THE recent resurgence in nostalgia, from re-runs of classic TV programmes to old fashions coming back into style, has led to a boom in the business of retro.

Far from seeking to fill their homes with the latest in ultra-modern gadgets, savvy shoppers are now searching around for some of the design classics that have stood the test of time.

Skittles alarm clock, �20, 'John Lewis

Skittles alarm clock, �20, 'John Lewis

And Edinburgh store’s are heaving with the best of decades gone by, ensuring that whether you are looking for a chance to re-live your youth on a giant bouncy space hopper, or just want to listen to the big match on a stylish, but old-school radio, they have you covered.

One of the most popular fads of decades gone by to make a recent comeback is roller-skating, and those looking to get in on the roller re-surgence will also find just what they are looking for, with Rio Roller Retro Roller Skates sure to evoke the spirit of the 50s. And if you want to take it another step, why not wake-up to a 1950s style retro Skittles alarm clock.

So pack away your iPads, digital radios and trainers and embrace the beauty of the past on a retro shopping spree.