Hello! We're Suze and Richie, owners of Balkan Bazaar. We welcome you to our website. In the spring we're often in Sofia, Bulgaria replenishing our stock of ethnic treasures. When we're at home in Greensboro, NC, we're often packing our big van with wonderful folk items from Bulgaria, the Balkans, and beyond, to travel to a festival or folk dance workshop.
Autumn's here - We enjoyed seeing many of you at various summer events - the annual Balkan Music & Dance week, Labor Day weekend's World Village weekend, and at Mountain Playshop in Black Mountain NC. We'll finish the season with a huge shop at Texas Camp over Thanksgiving weekend.
Where’s the shop? We don't have a store in a building. We travel to folk dance camps and festivals to build the shop with both contemporary and vintage Balkan folk wares. It's easier for us to set up a real shop than to manipulate the website, so it's best to experience Balkan Bazaar at an event. We offer a treasure trove of folksy things - there's lots to look through, much more than the sample we have here on our web site. We're glad to make an appointment if you want to come to our house to see a costume piece, CD, book, etc.
Many items are one of a kind, like a vintage Bulgarian hand-woven beaded belt or an out of print ethnic costume book. When that unique piece is gone, it's gone. Luckily, we're always collecting more. Some items are available in various styles and sizes, such as Bulgarian T-shirts, Bulgarian socks, table linens, and postcards.
Please contact us if you don't see what you want, or if you have a question about a listed item. We'll tell you if we still have the item, can get another one, or we might suggest something similar.