Hello! We're Suze and Richie, owners of Balkan Bazaar. Welcome to our website 2018.
I'm back home from two months shopping in Sofia, Bulgaria. We're packing our big blue van with wonderful new folk items from Bulgaria, the Balkans, and beyond, to travel to summer folk festivals and folk dance workshops.
We hope to see you at EEFC Balkan Music & Dance camp from Aug 4-11 - https://eefc.org/balkan-camp/east-coast-balkan-music-dance-workshop/
or at World Music & Dance camp over Labor Day weekend - http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/dancecamp.htm.
After that, our next venue is Mountain Playshop on Sept 14-16 - https://www.mountainplayshop.org/
and eventually Texas Camp over Thanksgiving weekend - https://tifd.org/texas-camp/.
Check out the websites for these events and c'mon! It will be fun to dance with you.
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.