Aria and Thib launch Australia’s premier online marketplace for vintage and antique homewares

“We understand the challenges of hunting for vintage and antique homewares – the time, energy, and the risk of scams."

Do you know that 85% of Australia’s kerbside furniture goes to landfill?

In a world where fast furniture and mass-produced items dominate, consumers are often faced with limited options and significant challenges when shopping second-hand quality products.

Now, Australians have access to thousands of authentic vintage and antique homewares through the debut of Bazaa, a game changing online marketplace, founded by Aria Wigneswaran and Thibault Henry.

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Aria is a resale and marketplace expert. She brings invaluable experience from her time at the leading social resale platform, Depop.

Her journey from Depop to Bazaa underscores her dedication to innovating within the e-commerce landscape, driven by insight and a genuine love for the resale market. 

Image: Aria Wigneswaran, Co-Founder of Bazaa (Source: Supplied)

Aria observes:

“We understand the challenges of hunting for vintage and antique homewares – the time, energy, and the risk of scams.”

She adds:

“At Bazaa, we’re here to shake up the game. We’re celebrating the charm of slow-made, pre-loved furniture and home decor, while reshaping how Australians discover, buy, and sell these timeless pieces.”

Bazaa is the go-to destination for discovering the rich artistry and history of traditionally crafted pieces – inherent qualities hard to find when shopping new – all in one trusted and secure place.

With 88% of Australians believing that buying second-hand furniture is a more sustainable
choice and 67% expressing a preference for second-hand over new furniture, Bazaa is
revolutionising the way Australians shop for and style their homes. They’re offering an array of quality pre-loved pieces that breathe character into any space and contribute to a more circular future.

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Image: Thibault Henry, Co-Founder of Bazaa (Source: LinkedIn)

Thib is the retail and logistics specialist who has honed his expertise at Voly, a pioneering quick grocery delivery service in Australia.

His deep understanding of retail dynamics and operational intricacies ensures that every Bazaa treasure finds its way into your home seamlessly.

Thib adds:

“At Bazaa, our passion for interior design and commitment to sustainability drive everything we do. We’re shaping a world where pre-loved pieces continue to tell their rich stories of craftsmanship while uniting a community of people contributing to a circular future.”

The platform hosts mid-century classics, bold brutalist statements, Art Deco designs, heritage pieces, and more. From French Provincial oak to handwoven wool kilims from the deserts of Afghanistan, each item tells stories spanning continents and eras.

With new rare vintage and antique pieces added monthly, there’s always something exciting to discover Bazaa brings together a community of sellers and treasure hunters, each contributing to the rich tapestry of offerings. These include seasoned antique store owners, globe-trotting enthusiasts, and individuals passionate about restoring furniture or sharing unique discoveries.

As Bazaa presents endless opportunities for Australians to design their interiors with a diverse range of vintage and antique homewares not commonly found elsewhere, they have been successful in raising $650K pre-seed funding through business angels and syndicates. 

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