Shari Vari Records Perth

Check Out This Rad New Record Store Full Of Rare Finds Underneath The State Buildings

byPerth Is OK Staff
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We’re not short on cool record stores around Perth (we even made a list for them, which is now due for an update), but the newest edition to the scene may just be its most aesthetically – and aurally – pleasing.

Shari-Vari Records, underneath the State Buildings in Perth’s CBD, is a curated, one-of-a-kind import record store specialising in a quality-over-quantity selection of new and used vinyls traversing ambient, experimental, house, techno, soul, disco, reggae, dub, African and Brazilian genres.

It’s the brainchild of Patrick Little, who moved to Perth a few years ago and set up the Shari-Vari Records Online Store, and for a short while had a small selection on sale at SHOP MAN-TLE.

This in turn has led to an opening at the State Buildings and an opportunity to expand his real world offering and following, while still providing that specially-curated selection of sounds he’s come to be known for.

And while the shop’s a little bigger than his previous pop-up, it’s still the perfect size for people to pop in on their lunch break for a quick browse, while Little is always on hand to offer his own thoughts on what’s new, perhaps offering up something you might never have heard of, but may fall in love with, along with plenty of classics.

Shari Vari Records Perth

Shari-Vari Records can be found on the bottom level of the State Buildings and is open 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

All photos: Duncan Wright