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Welcome to the NEW website!

We are so excited with the revamp of our website. Retro Bazaar as a company has been trading for over four years and we thought we needed a lick of paint in our virtual shop front, but we ended up going a little further than that.

The format is much more usable in the ever-changing world of tablets and Smartphones so hopeful our Twitter & Facebook accounts are more visible.

As before you can see our events diary and catch up with us on the road around the country.

We hope you like the new layout and will come and visit us often.

March Newsletter

Website News

The Retro Bazaar website has just celebrated its 18 month birthday and we have added a lot more stock – including some fab vintage furniture and lighting. We try to add new stock each month so go to the ‘Just In’ section to see what’s new.

We ship worldwide and accept payments via our secure card payment system, PayPal, cheque or cash. We use couriers and the post office to send out our stock and you are also welcome to come to the unit to collect any purchases.

Also if you want to buy a large item off the website you can pick it up at one of the shows we are attending.

Have a browse to see what’s new –


Fairs & Festivals

Over the coming months we have a busy schedule at shows, fairs and festivals:

At the end of May we will be back in York Hall for the Bethnal Green Vintage Fair  on the 27th. In June we are attending the Vintage Nation Festival on the 9th and the Grantham Antiques, Vintage & Design Fair on the 19th& 20th. July is the big one, with Vintage 2012 Festival  on the 13th – 15th July at Boughton House, Nr Kettering, Northamptonshire. Find us  in ‘The Vintage Marketplace’.

We will be bringing a selection of our fab phones, lights, furniture, clocks and homewares to these shows. Full details can be found on the events page of the website.


Friends, Followers & Pics

If you are interested in the day-to-day musings of the Retro peeps you can follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook or Pin us on Pinterest. We tend to chat about new stock, shows we are attending and general things we find interesting and fascinating. We also upload lots of gorgeous pictures to whet your appetite!

So come on – click the links!


Techno Meets Retro

With the recent re-emergence of vinyl, record players and radiograms are back in vogue. These necessities of late 20th century living, which up to recently were unloved, are now required purchases for the vintage fashionista. And never one to miss a trend, here at Retro Bazaar we restore and refurbish record players and radiograms – with an added kick – we make them MP3 compatible. So now it is possible to listen to your much beloved vinyl records and your new downloads on one stylish piece of retro loveliness.

So why are there none on your website, I hear you cry? Well basically as soon as they are ready we take them to a show… and they never come back. We always sell them.

If you want to catch one of these lovelies we will be bringing radiograms and a Dansette record player to Bethnal Green Vintage Fair on 27th May. See you there!


Restored Vintage Telephones

So what retro or vintage lover wouldn’t want a fabulous dial telephone in their groovy pad. From 40s & 50s bakelite beauties to the much loved GPO phones of the 60s and 70s and push button phones of the 80s – we sell them all AND they work!

We lovingly restore all our phones, replacing broken cables, dials and handsets as needed. The phones are then rewired to work on the current systems then cleaned to a brilliant shine. We can’t remove all the dings and dents from 40+ years of use, but we have a damn good try

Now I appreciate that you won’t be able to use these phones for telephone banking, but you will get a stylish addition to your hall or sitting room, very loud bells, plus you can’t lose it as its plugged in!

Who wouldn’t want one. Have a look at the website for the full selection – plus we can make the dial label for your number too!


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 – 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.



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.