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London Calling

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.

Details here


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

 


Vintage Fun at the Fringe!

So excited to be coming to the Edinburgh Fringe this year – we are not performing (you’ll be pleased to hear) just showing and selling our fab wares at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair.

 

Being held over the first weekend of the festival – 8th & 9th August – in the the uber cool ‘Out of the Blue & Drill Hall Arts Cafe‘, 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.

Along with us there will be over 30 amazing stalls featuring vintage clothes, 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 – 5pm, both days, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August. See our events listings for all details on the fair.

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


Retro Bazaar has landed!

Welcome to Retro Bazaar’s first newsletter. This really is an excuse to say ‘Hi’ and tell you about our website which has now gone live.

 

The Website is Live!

Please pop in to have a look at the fun and funky retro on offer – www.retro-bazaar.co.uk. We are madly adding lots of items to the site to show you the breath of the stock we carry, but currently this is only a small percentage of what we have. We will be adding much more over the coming weeks.

If you are looking for something special and distinctive please ask, we may have it in stock already or we will try and locate it for you.

 

Shows

Thanks to all our customers who visited us at Alexandra Palace and Leamington Spa fairs in February, it was lovely to see you. On the website there is a list of all the shows we are attending so if you do want to buy online and collect we can accommodate you by bringing your purchase to the show.

 

Repair, Restoration & Conversions

All our retro stock is original, but where a bit of TLC is required we fix, fettle and cajole the items back into life. As well as fixing our own stock, we can carry out repairs, restoration and conversions on your cherished items. We specialise in Clocks, telephones and old audio equipment. Give us a ring or drop us a line if you have anything that’s needs some R&R at the retro hospital. We can’t always work miracles, but we will give it a good go.

Selling Your Retro

If you find it is now time to have a clear out, downsizing or you are undertaking a much needed colour scheme change we can take your unwanted retro and vintage items off your hands. See the ‘Selling’ page on the website for more details

Hopefully we have piqued your interest and enticed you to take a tour around the Bazaar.