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.
As we come to the end of the year we have finished all our shows and events for the decade! how time flies. Retro Bazaar celebrates its 10th birthday in January and overall its been a fab ride. Some ups and downs with 2019 being a particularly difficult year.
The shows will start back up in January and as usual we will be touring round the country and looking forward to visiting our usual haunts. First off is the Vintage Furniture Flea returning to Cecil Sharp House, Camden. We usually do two shows a month, with the rest of the time spent buying and listing our stock on ebay & Vinterior.
Please check back early in January for a list of the events we will be attending in the New Year.
We set up a camera and did a time lapse capture of setting up a show and all that’s involved.
From turning up at 8am to set up for a 10.30am start to show close at 4.30pm to leaving the building about two hours later – this film should give you a little insight into the effort involved in getting a stall set up from a blank space, to the show in full swing and back to empty again.
Follow the Youtube link – RB Time Lapse
This film was taken at a Furniture Flea at York Hall Bethnal Green last year
Furniture Flea, York Hall, Bethnal Green
This month we will be attending the Antiques for Everyone Interiors Fair again. Taking place at Excel, London the fair is an eclectic mix of Antiques, Art Deco, Vintage and Midcentury Modern and Interior Design plus talks by a host of antiques experts including Mark Hill and Judith Miller.
As an exhibitor we are allocated a number of complimentary passes to the show. If you would like to attend please contact us at email@example.com and we will email you a ticket.
This ticket must be printed out, one per person, and brought to the fair to allow entry.
Over the next 3 weekends we will be attending shows in the capital where we will be bringing our speakers, record players, phones & furniture – plus a lot more. Try and catch us at one of the following events for some shopping in the sunshine (hopefully)
Sun 18th June
We will be helping to round off the Crouch End Festival taking part in the Vintage Furniture Flea at the Hornsey Town Hall. We were last there in January and it was a great show – lots of amazing vintage goodies from all the traders so can’t wait to go back
North London Furniture Flea Info
Sun 25th June
We will be coming to ‘The Big London Flea’ for the first time – held in Dalston’s former ABC cinema, The Big London Flea is North London’s largest indoor vintage market. We will join over 50 hand-picked vintage traders selling an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items, that include, 20th Century furniture, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitchenware, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electrical, and unexpected oddities.
Info on their Facebook page
Sun 2nd July
We are back at the longest established furniture flea and our favourite fair – The North London Furniture Flea, York Hall, Bethnal Green. We will be in our usual spot (the noisy ones in the corner) Door open at 10.30 for this fabulous furniture event.
We are pleased to be attending the AFE Art, Antiques & Interiors Fair – a new vibrant fair organised by the ‘Antiques for Everyone’ team. Being held at the ExCel centre in London Docklands this fair will have 150 dealers and we will be there too!
We will be bringing a great selection of our vintage Bluetooth speakers – which would look great in Art Deco to Mid-century Modern interiors. We will also have radiograms, record players and a selection of vintage glass and Fat Lava ceramics.
If you want to come for a post-Christmas treat email us for a pair of complimentary tickets worth £30! – firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 page , Vintage Festival or Dotty’s Vintage Facebook
We have taken delivery of our new van, which we have named ‘Boris’ (named before all the shenanigans). He is MUCH bigger than Ruby so we will be able to bring more fab stock to all the shows we are attending; this includes the upcoming Furniture Flea at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
As this is the first and oldest furniture flea, it has a special place in our heart as we have been there from the start. We love this event – its vibrant, fun, full of fabulous vintage, retro and mid-century stock and always madly busy.
We will be bringing a fabulous mixture of our vintage technology – after a quiet few weeks on the show front we have amassed a great selection of newly restored and serviced radiograms, radios, speakers, dial telephones, and some gorgeous lighting, including some amazing Holmegaard pieces.
So see you all there Sunday 3rd July, 10.30 till 4.30.
PS: Needless to say Ruby has not been sent to the great scrapheap in the sky, she has been retired and is looking for a new home – miles of use left in her yet!
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