To The Trade European Antique Buying Tours
The Antiques Diva & Co offers custom Trade-Only Antique Buying Tours in 8 European countries, oriented specifically for dealers, designers and industry professionals – see some of our most popular tours below! Each tour is custom-planned according to the type of inventory you are looking for. We work with your schedule and budget to maximize your time in Europe.
By custom planning a tour to your specific needs and desires, we are saving you time. When you tell us the type of inventory you’re interested in, we can then take you to specific dealers who specialize in that product and style. We also will help negotiate the best trade price possible for your purchases. When we walk in the door, we bring the buying power of not one client but rather all our clients. Vendors recognize our buying power and as such tend to give us best pricing. Perhaps your biggest asset in working with The Antiques Diva & Co is our comprehensive network of antiques dealers, locally based Diva guides, ground transporters and international shipping contacts. Within one company you’re able to have all your European antique sourcing needs met.
Within one antiques touring company all your European antique sourcing and shipping needs are met.
For dealers and store owners who are not able to come on tour but want to stock their stores with European antiques, The Antiques Diva & Co offers Buying Services:
- Our vast network of Diva Guides source antiques across Europe.
- We provide photos of inventory and negotiate trade prices.
- We ship or liaise you with a shipper helping to fill out your paperwork to get your purchases home.
- For more information see our Antiques Buying Services
Shipping and Storage Services
- The Antiques Diva & Co offers white glove fine art and antiques shipping services from Europe to destinations around the globe. Your shipping concierge will personally manage all facets of your shipment including collecting your goods from the dealers, tracking your inventory and payments, cross-referencing your tags, packing, complete all export/import paperwork and monitor your shipment’s progress from the time we receive your goods until they are delivered to you; and keep you advised of the status of your shipment. Our containers leave from the shipping port in Antwerp, Belgium.
- AD&CO provides antiques storage and warehouse services at our facility in Antwerp, Belgium. Your storage concierge will personally manage collecting your goods from the dealers, tracking your inventory and payments, cross-referencing your tags, and moving and storing them in our warehouses in a complete 20ft or 40ft container ready for shipment by our shipping services or your shipper.
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FRANCE South of France Trade Only Antiques Tour
One to Four Day Tours
An ideal tour for antique dealers looking to stock their stores, this tour gives you access to our little black book of sources in the South of France. Our Guide picks you up from your hotel and introduces you to key vendors, customizing your tour based on your style budget, and time frame. We translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money while on tour. We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home.
ENGLAND Trade Only Antique Tour
One to Five Day Tour
This tour is for the trade professional looking to source antiques abroad. If you want to stock your store, England is a fantastic resource as it is a one-stop shop offering a multitude of styles at great price points. We plan a custom route based on the type of pieces you are looking for and your budget, maximizing your time and money. Our Guide picks you up at your hotel and drives you to our favorite dealers and secret sources. We have relationships with vendors and negotiate on your behalf as we bring the buying power of all our clients. We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home post tour.
This Trade Tour combined perfectly in conjunction with Trade Tours in France and Belgium. Add 3 days in England after hitting the deballages in the South of France or wholesale antique warehouses in Belgium.
Note: The Antiques Diva & Co has first dibs on some of the best antiques in England. Our Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to the fair, utilizing our relationships with vendors to negotiate on your behalf. We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home. This tour is ideal when booked as part of a multi-day English Antiques Tour combining English flea markets and antique warehouses in one tour. Ideal for the trade.
BELGIUM Belgian Trade Only Antiques Tour
Available Tuesday to Sunday
This is the ideal tour for the trade professional who is looking to power shop for antiques. Our Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to our secret sources including European antique warehouses, by-appointment-only antique stores – including private residences where virtually everything in the vendors home is for sale. Everything from decorative antique accessories to fine French or country furniture can be found on this tour. Tell us what you’re looking for and we custom plan a route to take you to the perfect places to find what you want. As always, our Antiques Guide translates and negotiates on your behalf, bringing the buying power of all our clients to the table when we walk in the door. We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home.
FRANCE North of France Trade Only Antiques Tour
Available Wednesday – Saturday
Two to Three Day Tours
This is an ideal tour for antique dealers looking to stock their store with French antiques. Our Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to antique trade only warehouses, antique shops, and “by appointment only” sources around Lille. We customize this tour based on your style and budget in order to maximize your time and money, taking you directly to our favorite sources. We translate and negotiate on your behalf, bringing to the table the buying power of our entire client base, giving you an extra advantage when it comes to savings! We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home.
FRANCE Chartres Antiques Trade Fair Tour
(1 Hour From Paris)
This is an ideal tour for antique dealers who want to stock their stores with French antiques and vintage pieces. Our Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to this trade-only fair, giving you access to countryside antiques at wholesale prices while only being an hour away from Paris. A perfect day trip. This trade fair is for serious buyers and admittance is only with pre-registration. Our Antiques Tour Guides translate and negotiate on your behalf helping get you the best deal. As always, we’ll liaise you with a preferred shipper.
ITALY Italian Trade Only Antiques Tour
One five-day day tour
This tour is for the serious trade professional looking to power shop. Having researched your field and interest we will create a detailed itinerary for you visiting our favourite warehouses in the Italian countryside where you’ll find all types of antiques at wholesale prices. Whether you’re looking for mid-century modern pieces, Tuscan rustic furniture, lighting, or architectural salve we know exactly where to go. We also translate and negotiate on your behalf as we bring the buying power of all our clients when we walk in the door. Our relationships with vendors help get you the best price. We also liaise you with a shipper to get your purchases home.
THE NETHERLANDS Dutch Trade Only Antiques Tour
AvailableTuesday to Saturday
1- 4 Days
Antique Dealers and mere shopping mortals with serious lists of treasures that they’re searching for should consider our Custom-Made Diva Tours whereby we create customized itineraries for one-day and multi-day antique shopping tours based upon your shopping list and budget. Searching for antique Delft, antique glassware, religious relics, a particular period of furniture, or certain style of pottery or linens? Then let us cull our resources and create an itinerary, taking you out of the cities into the countryside to our favorite antique warehouses, shops and secret sources. On tour we translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money. We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home.
SWEDEN and DENMARK
Southern Sweden Trade Only Antiques Tour
Available Tuesday to Sunday
One to four day tour
Full Day 8am to 8pm
This tour is for trade professionals looking to stock their stores with Scandinavian antiques. Whether you’re starting your tour in Copenhagen Denmark or Southern Sweden our Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to our favorite trade sources in the region, giving you access to Mid-Century pieces, Gustavian antiques, and Scandinavian glass. Our Guide drives you through the Swedish countryside to secret Swedish antiques warehouses filled with Gustavian, rococo, baroque and Swedish antiques all at wholesale prices. We negotiate and translate on your behalf. Sweden is known for having complicated export restrictions, so we liaise you with a preferred shipper who is adept at exporting antiques and will make sure that you have the correct licenses and paperwork to get your purchases home.