The Antiques Diva® US Antiques Tours:
No Passport Required
So many of our fabulous clients are selling at shops in America… and many of our clients really want to travel to Europe or Asia to buy antiques, but simply don’t have the time. The Antiques Diva & Co is now launching America Antiques Tours: the best antiques sources and fairs in the United States – No Passport Required! The Antiques Diva & Co offers custom antiques buying tours for tourists and trade professionals. Whether you’re looking to buy one specific piece or fill an entire store, our personal shopping antique buying guides share their vast knowledge of secret sources to take you to all the right places.
HOW OUR TOURS WORK
- As part of our full-service tours, our guides pick you up at your hotel OR meet you at an agreed upon location and return you to your hotel at tour end.
- Our tours are all private – you will never be paired with strangers to shop on tour. Note: We are offering group tours to Brimfield and Round Tops Antiques Shows.
- All our guides are all locals and have long-term relationships with vendors.
- On tour our guides custom plan your tour and negotiate on your behalf.
- Tours are planned according to your style, budget and time frame.
- Once you make your purchases, our guides can help you ship your purchases home.
#WatchThisSpace: More details coming soon!
Launching June 1:
New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Coming Soon: Florida, Louisiana, California
2 Group Tours: Round Top Texas Group Tour and Brimfield Group Tour
1. Where the New York Designers Buy Antiques Warehouse Tours
Designers in the know always head to this particular off-the-beaten path of Stamford CT, just 1 hour north of NYC, to buy antiques for their clients.
4-5 hours plus champagne lunch & transport via train.
2. Brooklyn Hipster
April – October
Explore the Fort Greene & Williamsburg Flea as well as the renowned Artists and Fleas with a native Brooklynite. This 4-hour jaunt into the epicenter of Hipsterdom includes noshing at 3-4 food vendor trucks to sample their wares. Plus you’ll enjoy a toast to NYC with an unbelievable view at the home of your guide on her roof deck 28 floors up + a signed copy of her book Paris Cocktails. Negotiating prices & shipping can be handled by your Diva Guide.
3. New Jersey Secrets
There is a town in New Jersey that holds specialty auctions and houses a myriad of antique stores and warehouses, let us take you there!
6 hour RT plus lunch and transport.
4. How to Handle the Auction
Buying at auction takes some skill and prowess. We’d love to help you in NY at any of our finest auction houses from the big boys like Christies, Sotheby’s & Phillips to the more affordable Doyle, Nye, Swann & Roland. Our guide will help you on two visits; first on a viewing day to determine which lots you are interested in and day 2 for the auction. Once you’ve learned the art of buying at auction and getting deals and steals you’ll never go back to retail again! Modern art to old masters, mid century furniture to Louis XIV all can be purchased at auction. Shipping to anywhere in the world can be arranged. Let us know what you are interested in and we can let you know what auctions are coming up!
5. Mid-Century Madness NYC
If you are a mid-century maven, then NYC is the place to be. With countless mid-century specialists let us curate your mid-century shop til you drop day in New York & Brooklyn to kit out your home or store.
6. Hamptons Whirlwind
2 Day Tour
April – October
Hitting up the most important shops, barns & warehouses on the gorgeous tip of Long Island.
Details coming soon!
7. Berkshires Tour
Tucked away from busy New York, the historic Berkshires are located in picturesque western Massachusetts. This tour is ideal for those looking for a dynamic experience combining arts and antiques. Home to Norman Rockwell, the Berkshires offers a unique cultural experience with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, live concerts at Tanglewood, farm-to-table restaurant scene, art galleries, lovely B7Bs, and untouched small town New England charm. For the trade, continue your journey down into Litchfield County for destination antique shops. If you’re looking for some R&R, stay at Canyon Ranch for a world class spa experience. We also liaise you with a preferred shipping to get your purchases home.
This tour pairs well with a tour of upstate New York and the Hudson Valley area, or combined with Brimfield when available.
Hudson NY lies on the river about 2 hours north of NYC. What used to be a declining manufacturing town has been reimagined in the past decade as a destination-worthy village for those who love antiques, art and farm to table food.
This “Brooklyn on the Hudson” destination is a completely unique place to find mid-century art and antiques or Louis XV, as well as everything in between. An auction house, as well as darling hotels, complete this ultimate tour in a town full of distinctive turn of the century architects.
Come for a sleep-over, we’ll take you to all the right places, suggest charming places to stay and nosh, and introduce you to the town players. Bargain hunters to collectors are welcome.
9. NEWPORT ANTIQUING
2 Day Tour
April – October
Newport denotes wealth, mansions and sailing. What most people don’t realize is that Newport lives in its history dating back to the 1600’s. Narrow streets are filled with historical buildings, unique shops, extraordinary dining opportunities. The inns and hotels are the ultimate in charm. We will pick you up at your hotel and start the day with a drive through Newport to give you the lay of the land. Then on to some of the best antique shopping with private access to some of their warehouses as well. We have relationships with these shop owners who will give you their best pricing and each shop offers their own door to door shipping services.
For travelers staying longer in the area visiting the mansions in Newport, popping in and out of shops are a must as well as a sailing excursion on one of the historic schooners in the harbor. If you spend more time in the city by the sea, there are some of the prettiest beaches in southern New England right there.
1. Brimfield Tour
May, July, September
Brimfield Antiques Fair boasts over 6000 antique dealers and has over 130,000 visitors in one week which makes it one of the largest antiques market in the country. It opens just three weeks a year in May, July and September. For any designer, collector or antique lover, this is a must-go-to event. If you ever wondered where Ralph Lauren found his inspirations, you will see it here. Even though Brimfield is just over an hour outside of Boston, you will have accommodations in nearby historic Sturbridge which sets the tone for this shopping excursion. We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning. You can bring your own car in anticipation of bringing your purchases home with you and you can follow us to the fields. Be ready for a rustic shopping experience. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your wallets. We will introduce you to the best dealers for your shopping goals where you can find such things aswill find smalls, furniture, vintage lighting and even garden accessories. Have no worries about how to get your finds home. Shipping is readily available right at the show. Organized in Association with The Artisan List.
Details coming soon…