Happy Spring! from Suze and Richie, owners of Balkan Bazaar. This photo is from our pop-up shop at Texas Camp 2019 -- we were tired but happy. We also enjoyed Texas Camp 2023 over Thanksgiving weekend! It was wonderful to be together with many of you there. We thrive on seeing so many friends, good dancing, conversations, and food.
March 2024 - For quick shopping, we still have 3 Balkan Bazaar "Tiny Tables" (Google Slides) of selected goodies. Items are added frequently.
Table #1 Home and Textiles here: https://tinyurl.com/984txtaf
Table #2 Handicrafts, Clothing, Jewelry here: https://tinyurl.com/pmaac5se
Contact us if you don't see Balkan things you're looking for. Folk music CDs are popular as gifts, easy to wrap and mail . Most of our titles are on sale at reduced prices, but too many to list. Ask us for your favorite Bulgarian CDs, or we can suggest some titles. If you're near us in North Carolina, or driving through, call for a masked shopping appointment.
Where’s our shop? We're in the US, but don't have a brick and mortar store in a building. Before the pandemic we traveled to folk dance camps and events to build our pop-up shop with both contemporary and vintage Balkan folk wares. Events are gradually resuming so we're on the road more often. 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.
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, if we can get another one, or if we can suggest something similar.