Hello! We're Suze and Richie, owners of Balkan Bazaar. Welcome to our website 2018.
This spring I shopped for two months in Sofia, Bulgaria, and found new ethnic items for you! My favorites include folksy souvenirs like Bulgarian refrigerator magnets, beautiful postcards from a young photographer, new coin earrings, modern cotton rugs in traditional designs, and some vintage flat rugs. During the summer, we set up Balkan Bazaar at folk festivals and folk dance workshops.
To wind up the season, we're loading the big blue van full of folk treasures from Bulgaria, the Balkans, and beyond. In November our pop-up shop will magically appear at Texas Camp over Thanksgiving weekend. Might we see you there? It will be fun to dance with you. Texas Camp details: https://tifd.org/
Where’s our shop? We don't have a store in a building. We travel to folk dance camps and events 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 this website, so you'll experience lots more Balkan Bazaar at an actual event. We offer you a treasure trove of folksy things - there's lots to look through, much more than the samples we have here on our website. We're glad to make an appointment if you want to come here 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.