So very sad…

Lifted from our Facebook page:

“It is with great sadness and reluctance that we have to announce the end of Boscombe Vintage Market today.

Unfortunately this means that there will be no market this Saturday.

This was a very hard decision to make, but over the last few months we haven’t seen as many customers as we used to, and as a result we were beginning to lose many of our loyal traders too. We tried to find a different approach and also go back to a monthly market but it just wasn’t working.
Thank you to everyone who has bought from us, came and had a browse, stuck with us over the years, and for your continual support on Facebook too, we tried to keep it going for you!

As we are shutting down BVM, we are also looking to do something new too so we will keep you posted with any updates for the future.

Many thanks,

Boscombe Vintage Market”

Can’t put it any better myself. We’ve had the loveliest customers, and made some wonderful friends, and enjoyed ourselves hugely. But all good things come to an end eventually, and we just couldn’t keep going in the Royal Arcade any longer. Keep an eye out for us “popping up” here and there, and in some way, shape or form – we’ll be back.


Eeek, squeak – time for May’s market!

We’re on this Saturday, 7th May, 10am to 4pm in the Royal Arcade as usual. The doors will be open, the sun will be shining, and hip-hip-hooray, there’ll be no scaffolding! Temping pics to follow…

Here we go again!

Clear your diaries for this weekend… Saturday 6th March, 10am-4pm, in the Royal Arcade, Boscombe; come & see your favourite traders and their vintage, handmade and upcycled wares, and welcome some new faces too!

*** STOP PRESS ***

VintageMaid Angie will have a sale of vintage knitting patterns: instead of the usual 50p each, they’ll be 30p each or 4 for ¬£1! For those who don’t knit, these make brilliant card fronts; some will have you in stitches of a different sort…


And here’s a “helping hand” from VintageMaid Angie to speed you on your way to us!

And for next Saturday, 6th February…

We have some intriguing items to tempt you!

From Eliza (Interiors & Design):

Molly & Harlequin have some late 1800s Bournemouth ephemera:



Lotty Lynch is bringing her¬†replica pin up lingerie – bullet bras, high waisted knickers and suspender belts…


And Vicki Mixer’s got some stunning vintage clothes to offer…

There’ll be some new traders, and some old favourites too. So come and join in the fun and snap up a fabulous vintage bargain or two!

On TOMORROW, 2nd January!

SAM_2395We’re on TOMORROW, Saturday 2nd January, 10am – 4pm, in our usual wonderful venue, Boscombe’s Royal Arcade! And many of us will be having a SALE, so you’ll be able to pick up lots of vintage & retro goodies at very special prices!

From now on, we’ll be back to monthly markets, on the first Saturday of every month; can’t wait to see you there!


A few tempting pics from some of the traders coming on Saturday…

PippinRunWild’s having a sale:-


From Eliza (Interiors & Design):-


Elephants in tutus! Contain organic lavender.


Mini lavender hearts to keep your clothes fresh…


Delightful cushions…

From VintageMaid Angie:-


Cute box! What’s inside?


Ah yes…


A fully-working Jones Popular hand-cranked “portable” sewing machine!


And piles of lovely nostalgic lace & trimmings!