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Barbara's Bazaar

Independencia 7, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
+52 376 766 1824
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Something of everything

Much more than a bazaar but a unique concoction of shopping from around the world. Consignment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bezerk
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Chapala, Mexico
Interesting but overpriced

We have always enjoyed browsing the eclectic mix of merchandise at Barbara's but have never... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
peggyr365
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Barbara's has been around for 29 years now. We may have outgrown the name Bazaar as we offer fine art, high end mid century furniture, the best of kitchen accessories, decorations with class and a selection of Oriental rugs unmatched in the area. Along with all this fine stuff we offer Tupperware, old stainless pots with copper bottoms ( a big seller), old records and down right 'junk' that someone always falls in love with, a small selection of better vintage and name label clothing and accessories. We also carry a variety of architectural objects, like antique doors, iron window guards, stone detailing off old buildings, bronze garden art. You name it we have it or have had it or will have it!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good20%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“mid century” (2 reviews)
“treasure” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Independencia 7, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
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+52 376 766 1824
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much more than a bazaar but a unique concoction of shopping from around the world. Consignment store that has been around so long so thus has things from everywhere. Prices vary as much as items. You could spend many hours if you are a thrift...More

Thank bezerk
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tomytobi, Owner at Barbara's Bazaar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We have been there since 1985 and a wide variety of merchandise and price ranges. Accessible to the Mexicans of the area and the upper classes of Guadalajara. Something for everyone is what we strive to provide. We used to...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We have always enjoyed browsing the eclectic mix of merchandise at Barbara's but have never purchased anything. Their prices are definitely higher than stateside consignment stores and literally everything seems to be priced at least 3X the value. I do not enjoy negotiating and would...More

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tomytobi, Owner at Barbara's Bazaar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. Interesting that you compared us with stateside consignment stores. I wonder why you would think there should be a correlation between one and the other. This is Mexico, maids and gardeners are cheap, people...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

A great bazaar that his an extensive collection of items ranging from cheap to VERY expensive. I have bought several items, including a mink coat and a tennis racquet which I use almost daily. Easy to purchase, since they use Paypal.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

A well established and well run bazaar that has been in Ajijic for years. There are treasures galore to be found in this shop. The assortment is amazing. The prices are reflective of the item so some things high and others not so much. A...More

Thank bezerk
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Barbara 's bazaar is filled with items of all kinds! The store is in an old home and it's fun to look through all the nooks and cranny' s in search for that "have to have" treasure! Tommy, the owner even has a wine and...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Barbara's Bazaar is a great local c Consignment Shop to find reasonably priced furniture, accent pieces and antiques. With so many ExPats that bring items with them in retirement and estates Barbara's Bazaar ends up with quite a varied assortment. I am certain you should...More

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tomytobi, Owner at Barbara's Bazaar, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We strive to provide something in all price ranges to match the demand in this ever growing area. From some old Tupperware, to a used hot tub to a $17,000 USD Baccarat Chandelier .. something for...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Lots of furniture but totally overpriced. Jammed packed with stuff. You may find a treasure but be prepared to pay!More

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tomytobi, Owner at Barbara's Bazaar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

So interesting how foreigners know what the price structure should be in Mexico .. when it comes to selling their houses here they always seem to think that the Sky IS The Limit! we thank you for your comments just the same .. please don't...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

This shop is a delight and you can find anything but you will pay dearly! However, you may be able to negotiate or get an idea of what you might find in Mexico that is a must have.

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Reviewed December 13, 2016

We have been here several times..It is always a destination place, when we visit Ajijic.. This year for the first time..we are here for the winter... Have been there twice already.. Picked up some Tupperware containers, a thermos, blanket & other little items for our...More

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tomytobi, Owner at Barbara's Bazaar, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you are able to stay the winter in Ajijic, it truly is a special place! We hope to see you again and again in Barbara's.

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

This store is a favorite of mine. Bazaars with this depth are more common in large cities like NYC or San Francisco, but it is unique to Mexico and a real treasure trove. Call it a junk shop, call it a bazaar, call it an...More

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tomytobi, Owner at Barbara's Bazaar, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2016

We certainly appreciate your positive feedback and recognition of the variety of merchandise we have to offer. We are proud of our staff, many have been with us for a decade! I am not sure who you are by your user name but anonymity sometimes...More

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JTempleton
May 4, 2016|
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Response from tomytobi | Property representative |
Jim, Yes we would sell your ladders and also send our truck to pick them up. Pablo can help you between 10am and 2pm or 4pm to 6pm. you can just call the store, 766-1824 to arrange a pick up. Pablo can give you the... More
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