Feature Friday: Bristol Antiques Market

Bristol Antiques Market
Photo by Sam Foxwell.

In 2017, Karla Sloan opened up Bristol Antiques Market in the heart of Bristol, and customers from Bristol, Bensalem, Philadelphia, and even New York City can’t get enough. Sloan saw the potential in Bristol, and wanted to turn a beautiful building on Mill Street into a store that celebrates creativity in all dimensions.

Bristol Antiques Market
The exterior of the Bristol Antiques Market. Photo by Sam Foxwell.

“I fell in love with Bristol, it was just meant to be,” Sloan said.

The Bristol Antiques Market has 2 locations and 2 floors chock full of antiques and vintage items. Pieces range from vinyls to jewelry to art, sometimes even furniture and hand crafted figurines. A lot of what is sold at Bristol Antiques come from the very communities they serve.

Local vendors are able to show off and sell their items in Karla’s shop, and can create unique spaces within the store to debut certain items and displays.

“Our store has vendors from all over the community,” said owner Karla Sloan. “A lot of our vendors are senior citizens, and this is their second or third income.” Sloan continued, “We want to give back to the community.”

The Bristol Antiques Market actively participates in frequent Bristol and Bucks County happenings, including this Saturday’s annual Bristol Italian Festival.

To find out more about the Bristol Antiques Market, when they’re open, and how to be a vendor, be sure to check out their website.

WBCB’s Sam Foxwell contributed to this post.