Hello from Suze and Richie, owners of Balkan Bazaar, shown here in the shop at Texas Camp 2019, tired but happy.
Quick shopping! Here are 3 tiny Balkan Bazaar "tables" (Google Slides) of selected goodies.
Table #1 Home and Textiles here:
Table #2 Handicrafts, Clothing, and Jewelry here:
Table #3 Music and T-shirts here:
June 2021 - Summer at last! Life is getting back to normal. We are both vaccinated, and hope you are. We miss you, we miss dancing with you, and we miss having you shop! It's more important for us all to follow guidelines as they change. We're seeing friends at Zoom events and happily, some events are being scheduled live. Our website is under renovation. Unfortunately non-tech-savvy Suze is doing the work so please be patient as I figure this out. Some new pages are in the left side menu list; others are still in the Catalog.
Contact us if there are Balkan things you're looking for that you don't see here. Folk music CDs are always popular gifts, so easy to wrap and mail -- most of our titles are on sale, reduced prices. 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.
Update 6/1/2021: if you're vaccinated, we are taking appointments again to come shop here in the driveway in Greensboro NC. We'll have the items out in the fresh air for you to view.
Where’s our shop? We don't have a brick & mortar store in a building. We travel to folk dance camps and events to build a pop-up 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.
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.