Thursday, September 16, 2021

NEW format Vintage and Festive Bazaar promises an out of the box shopping experience

With the festive season around the corner and the popular Festive Ideas market fast approaching, covid-19 safety measures have inspired the creative organisers to invent an exciting new format for the 20th instalment of this must-attend event on everyone’s décor and gifting calendar.
Taking an innovative approach, the Festive Ideas market has been reimagined as the Vintage and Festive Bazaar and will be a creative combination of both Vintage and Festive markets. On the 20th anniversary of their first event, organisers envisage this reimagined format to be the first of its kind. The bazaar will take place from 26 October – 4 November 2020 at the Simondium Country Lodge (between Paarl and Franschhoek) and promises 10 days of magic, perfect for getting you into the mood for Christmas.
Here’s how it will work:

  • Visitors will enter a waiting room at the bazaar, where they can engage in guided conversations on a variety of topics, from plants to food. Refreshments will be available. Shoppers will be allowed to enter the shopping experience venue from the waiting room in controlled numbers in order to adhere to covid-19 restriction level rules.
  • The shopping venue will be divided into uniquely decorated areas, mixing vintage with trendy, featuring products from different vendors. The aim is to show off each individual item in a unique capacity. No more vendor stands or hopping between spaces. Shoppers can now be inspired and enjoy a unique experience while shopping for gifts and collectables.

Vintage decorator and main creative behind the widely successful market, Wilna Rabe, says that this market will redefine what is expected for all markets to come. “We want to capture the magic of the season and the identity of this new period that we live in” explains Wilna. “Our market has always prided itself on hand-crafted and innovative products. This bazaar will feature the same quality, but we’re more focused on delighting and surprising visitors as they move from one space to another.”

“Imagine walking around in a sumptuous space eclectically decorated in a mix of vintage and trendy, feeling completely safe and immersed in the experience. And imagine if you can buy every beautiful thing that delights your senses right there and then.”


26 October – 4 November 2020
Open daily from 9am-4pm, and from 9am-3pm on the Sunday (1 November).
Entry is free. Ample, secure parking is available.
Simondiums Country Lodge
R45, Franschhoek Road, Simondium, 7670

For enquiries, please contact 021 874 1046, and follow the Simondium Ideas Market on Facebook.

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