I haven't got any photos of Chalmers & Joy, but not wanting to leave them off Retro Dundee, I'll do what I usually do under these circumstances, and use local adverts.
The top ad is one I found in the small ads of a 1972 Telegraph.
However, I don't actually recall visiting either of the 2 shops mentioned in the ad - a place in the Hilltown and a shop up Albert Street.
By 1974, the Hilltown shop had disappeared and their city centre shop on the corner of Seagate/Gellatly Street had opened up, and that's the one I used to go to.
It was an upstairs/downstairs job but us teenagers need not have bothered too much about what was on offer downstairs as, apart from the singles, it was a mix of Scottish traditional and easy listening. The youthful goodies were upstairs - where all my dosh went!
The staircase walls were covered in posters and when you reached upstairs, these walls too were taken over by poster racks. The room itself was quite spacious and they had a sizable vinyl selection, even if they didn't really keep up with the times as energetically as Bruces did.
I think the shop went through a couple of interior changes over the years but the layout I've described is the one that sticks in my mind most.
The other ad is from this very period too, dated March 1977.
Oh by the way, you see the Status Quo "Live" double album in the ad, well technically, I'm on that one! I went through to Glasgow for their gig at the Apollo where the album was recorded, so I was part of the audience.
Anyway, underneath that ad is a reminder of the shop's carrier bags.
The striped one being the Hilltown & Albert Street bag, and the pink one coming from their Seagate shop.
So, were you part of the Chalmers & Joy hoi polloi?