Hello! We're Suze and Richie, owners of Balkan Bazaar. Welcome to our website.
Happy New Year 2018! Честита Нова Година 2018! We wish you health, happiness, and joy in the coming year.
In the spring we're often in Sofia, Bulgaria replenishing our stock of ethnic treasures. When we're at home in Greensboro, NC, we might be packing our big van with wonderful folk items from Bulgaria, the Balkans, and beyond, to travel to a folk festival or folk dance workshop.
Where’s our 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 this website, so you'll experience more of 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 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.