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Leeds Winter Market

We are gearing up for our last show of the year.

We are taking part in the pop up Winter Market at the magnificent Leeds Town Hall on Sunday 10th Dec. The fair is one day only from 11am until 7pm. We will be located on the stage with our usual array of vintage items from record players, amplified speakers, homewares, lighting and phones. There will be something in every price range from stocking fillers to mega presents. So if you want your gift to stand out from the crowd, come and buy vintage for friends and family.

However the show is not only selling vintage items, it also features independent designers & makers, artisan food producers plus Father Christmas will be in his grotto

Tickets are available here

Early bird tickets £4 (limited)

General tickets £5 (OAP £2.50) available online and on the door

Under 12’s free!

Santa’s Grotto Tickets are £10 per child


Fun February & March Madness

We are out and about all over the country in the the coming months. First up we are returning to The London Irish Centre for the Camden Furniture Flea on the 12th Feb.

Then there is a little respite before March madness kicks in.

We are attending 3 shows in March – our oldest and most favourite Furniture Flea in York Hall Bethnal Green on the 5th, swiftly followed by a trip up to sunny Leeds on 12th for our first foray to the north this year. This new home for the flea is in the impressive Castle Grove Masonic Hall – a great airy venue with lots of on site parking.

Then to round up March we are at Dulwich College, for Midcentury Modern on the 19th. Brought to you by Modern Shows this event is a must for all Midcentury aficionados and design lovers.

Discounted tickets for all these events can be bought in advance by following the links below:

https://yplanapp.com/london/the-camden-vintage-furniture-flea-51793/

http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-march-2017/


More Fun at the Fringe

We are happy to be returning Edinburgh Fringe this year with Judy’s Vintage Fair.

Being held over the first weekend of the festival – 6th & 7th August – in the the uber cool ‘Out of the Blue & Drill Hall‘, the fair is a great way to start the festival with a bang. The Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street was built as a military drill hall in 1901 and between 2003 and 2010 was redeveloped to become the vibrant arts centre it is today. It also has a great cafe serving home-made fare using fair trade & organic produce.

Along with us there will be over 30 amazing stalls featuring vintage clothes, jewellery, homewares, furniture, lighting, record players and vinyl from 1920s to the 1980s! Should be a weekend packed with retro & vintage treasure.

The fair will be open 11am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday. See our events page for all details on the fair.

Check out the Fringe site to book shows after you have finished all your essential retro shopping!


Vintage on the Dock

One week to go until ‘Vintage on the Dock’, the Vintage Festival being held for the second year at Liverpool’s Albert Dock. This celebration of family friendly 20th century cool, takes place on the 9th & 10th July and offers the vintage visitor and array of delights including:

  • The Vintage Marketplace
  • Classic Car Show
  • Vintage DJs
  • Vintage Workshops
  • Best Dressed Competition
  • Street Theatre & Performance
  • Mobile Hair Salon
  • Dance Lessons

We will be in The Vintage Marketplace, selling our wares including record players, speakers, phones and homewares; there will also be lots more from other traders including ladies fashion & menswear, vintage jewellery, mid century modern homewares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera. Bring cash! You’re gonna need it…but don’t panic we take credit cards so you can shop till you drop; plus we will look after your purchases until the marketplace closes to save you carrying them around.

The dock, which celebrates Liverpool’s maritime past, will not only host the festival but has a variety of permanent attractions including the Maritime museum, Beatles Story & the Tate Gallery

So come to the Dock for a fab weekend, the fun starts at 11am both days and the weather is looking pretty good too!

Find all the details on our events pageVintage Festival or  Dotty’s Vintage Facebook

Albert Dock


A Beaulieu full weekend!

We are looking forward to two days fun trading at beautiful Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum and so much more.

We are there the weekend of 18th & 19th June in the Vintage Village selling our wares including record players, speakers, phones and homewares; there will also be lots more from other traders including ladies fashion & menswear, vintage jewellery, upcycled furniture, homewares and kitchenalia. Look out for Vintage luggage, maps, records and curiosities.

 

It will be a full weekend with two car events – the Simply Classics & Sports Car event on Saturday and the Hot Rod & Custom Drive on Sunday.  There will be a colourful display of hundreds of hot rods, custom & classic cars, the vintage village, plus live music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t forget Sunday is Fathers day and it a fab way to keep Dad happy!

 

So come down for a fun weekend, the fun starts at 10am both days and the weather is looking pretty good too!

Find all the details here and on our events page or the Bows & Braces Facebook Event

 


Roll up Roll up for the Furniture Flea Weekender!

The fabulous South London Furniture Flea is coming to Clapham for a two day vintage extravaganza on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April. We will be bringing our usual selection of vintage and retro audio, including reworked MP3 compatible speakers, radiograms (all serviced and ready to go) plus genuine vintage portable record players. We’ll also have a host of furniture, lighting and small accessories to adorn your home. So grab yourself a piece of vintage glass, a classic dial telephone or a stylish Starburst Wall Clock.

 

We’ll have different stock items each day as we will be replenishing over night – Poor Ruby the van can’t hold everything!

 

We and a couple of other regular traders will be there the whole weekend, also there will be a mix of different traders each day which will give you a chance to look and buy a huge selection of great affordable bits & pieces for your home.

 

Tickets can be bought in advance for one or both days to save you queuing on the day. Tickets are available here: –

https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/49504/chk/f636

Pricing:
Early bird entry – £3
General entry – £2
(Kids Go Free)

See full details on the Vintage Furniture Flea Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/events/225878177757648/

 


Dates for your Diary

Furniture Flea (5)So its February already and we are due to start doing events again. We have 3 shows this month in London starting with Alexandra Palace on 7th Feb. This huge fair at the birthplace of television is a great day out with over 600 traders.

We are back at the South London Vintage Furniture Flea in Clapham on 21st, with Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fairs.This very busy fair had queues around the block at its first visit and is a must for all vintage furniture aficionados looking for a bargain.

We end the month at the fabulous Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich College. A taste of design heaven for the soul. It is advisable to book in advance and tickets can be bought from the Modern Shows website.

Full address and opening times for all shows are available on our events page.

 

 


Oh My God – Where Did the Summer go!

Well summer is long gone, Autumn is in full swing and we are nearly back into the thermals! Brrrr !!!

All is calm here at Retro B headquarters gearing up for the next mad round of shows. We are off to Oxford late November and have three visits to London before the end of the year.

Speakers - for articleWe have some fabulous new stock coming to the shows – from the kitsch (a gorgeous glass standard lamp) to the cool (pair of G-Plan butterfly chairs) plus lots lots more. We will also be bringing a selection of our MP3 converted vintage Speakers & radios , in all shapes and sizes which will make ideal Christmas presents. We also have a great selection of bar stock – soda syphons, ice buckets, Babycham, shot & wine glasses so you can enjoy the festivities in vintage style.

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We will be selling at the furniture flea in Oxford on 21st November, which will again take place at the Catholic Chaplaincy.  This was a roaring success in June and we are looking forward to going back. Click on the Furniture Flea logo for more info.

 

Dul_Nov_2015_Poster This will be followed by Modern Shows main event on 22nd November at Dulwich College.   We will be in our usual place by the stairs in the South Cloister. As the show gets very busy it is best to book your tickets in advance to save queuing and money. Follow the link to book your tickets http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-nov-2015/

 

 

For details of all the shows we are attending before Christmas take a look at our events page https://retro-bazaar.co.uk/events/