We have had a quiet start to 2022 concentrating on buying fabulous
new stock for the year ahead. We will be back on the road soon with three fairs
in February. Starting next weekend at one of our old favourites is the Bristol
Furniture Flea at the Paintworks – great fair in a fab venue with a wonderful
vibe. Loads of tickets already sold so if you are in the Bristol area come on
Our second show is a new one to us and we are really looking
forward to it. A monthly mid-week antiques fair, last Wednesday of each month
at Wembley. Outside, but undercover so guaranteed to go ahead regardless of the
weather. We will be bringing our Bluetooth speakers and vintage technology to a
whole new audience. The fair is an eclectic mix of quirky pieces and gorgeous
vintage and antiques in a great location. The bonus is it is easy to get there
by car, cheap parking and outside the Ulez and congestions zones. Great excuse
to come and fill up your vehicle with fantastic purchases.
The last show of the month will be a return to another new
favourite; the North London Vintage Home Show. The first show last year was a
massive success with lots of eager buyers and we are looking forward to
returning with some really cool pieces.
See our events page for a full list of shows for the next six months.
Happy 2022 one and all. Looking forward to a great New Year full of shows, sales and fabulous stock.
Thanks to all our customers who have shopped in 2021. We really appreciate your support for a small business that has struggled over the last two years to keep going. Hopefully the new year will be great.
We will be back on the road in Feb keep an eye on the website for new dates of shows we will be attending.
Selling to Europe used to be a breeze and a reasonable cost
– not any more.
Unfortunately for our buyers across the water we have
decided to stop selling to the EU. It is simply too exhausting and stressful
and each transaction is exceedingly time-consuming for the small numbers
involved. Of the items we have sent to Europe since January one has been lost
for over 90 days, tracking is not updated on delivered and non-delivered items and
more have been returned through the buyer refusing duties or not contacting customs
We will still be selling to the US, Australia, New Zealand and Asia – which is now quicker and the costs haven’t risen. The EU is now just too much hassle for the work involved – sorry.
We are so excited to be back out on the road 17th – 19th July. We will be selling at Decorative Home & Salvage Show, Loseley Park estate near Guildford, Surrey. Its a new show and venue for us – outside. We don’t usually do outside shows – but needs must in the current climate.
We are praying for good weather but we are in the shopping arcade; so undercover if it rains. We will bring our usual array of vintage Bluetooth radios, speakers, lighting and homewares. Hopefully you will come and say hello – tickets can be bought on the day. Full details are on our events page.
Our summer sale is now on and runs for two weeks from 21st June to the 5th July. Pop over to our shop and get 20% off selected items including barware, ceramics, clocks, homewares, art furniture and lighting. If you are interested in any of the large items contact us for a delivery quote.
It seems a very long time since 24th November 2019. The world has changed beyond all recognition, but for us that date sticks in the memory as our beloved Transit, Boris Van Bleu, was stolen while we were at a show in Leeds.
For months there was no news and we miserably cancelled his tax, made the insurance claim and started to replace our lost stock, show tables and much, much more which had been lost. We limped on hiring vans and putting off the inevitable day we would have to buy a replacement. Then one humdrum day in February we had a call from Northampton police – not only had they found him but he had contraband on board. He’d been used for nefarious means & dodgy dealings and was rescued after a police chase the wrong way on a dual carriageway.
As expected time moved slowly; after numerous engineers reports, bartering with the insurance & wringing of hands we decided to take the plunge and buy him back.
He eventually was trailered back from Bristol last month in the middle of lockdown. It was very emotional seeing him appear up the drive with his battle scars, knackered locks and missing number plates.
We slowly started the big task to bring him back to life. Bought tax & plates, took him to our trusty mechanic and we are now waiting patiently for him to return. Hopefully with the lifting of lockdown and the return of shows he will be back on the road after 6 long months. We will post a photo once he’s back on the road better than ever.
So I suppose the moral of this story is never give up hope and sometimes your prayers will be answered, even in lockdown!
In these unusual and extraordinary times we are doing our best to continue as normal. Though all our shows are cancelled for the foreseeable future we are still selling online. Now we know when the first things on your shopping lists are loo rolls and pasta we understand you might not want or need vintage gorgeousness. But if you do want to lift the mood and buy yourself a present we are trying to get as much of our show stock online as possible. This includes our Bluetooth speakers which usually sell too fast to hit the website.
For those customers who have left us commissions to convert their own radios & speakers we will be doing these ASAP. Where possible we will post these back to you once completed. For the larger pieces we will have to make some delivery arrangements. If you have a beloved family radio you want to sing again contact us regarding conversions.
To help, we are doing free domestic postage on all of our smaller items. For furniture and larger pieces please ask us for a quote and we will find the cheapest delivery option for you. Pop over to the shop and take a look https://retro-bazaar.co.uk/shop/
We are so happy to be returning to Scotland at the end of the month. It is over two years since we have been north of the border and are excited to be coming back. We will be bringing our wares to Vintage Nation – a one day extravaganza of vintage Fashion, Furniture & Food at Leith Theatre curated by Judy’s Affordable Vintage.
The marketplace will feature amazing vintage fashion & accessories, midcentury/vintage homewares and furniture, local artists and artisans plus delicious local street food.
We will be bringing a selection of our renowned Bluetooth speakers
and radios, vintage lighting, small furniture and vintage homewares.
So make a note of the date 29th February, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The perfect day out for any vintage lover or foodie! Find full details on our events page