IN THE PRESS

For press inquiries, interviews and public appearances, please directly contact 

Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co: toma@antiquesdiva.com 


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October 9 2018 

/ "Prepare for fall High Point Market to be Amazing—Here's Why"

September 11 2018

/ "The Antiques Diva Collection by Aidan Gray to Make Its Debut at October High Point Market"

September 2018

/ "Italian Treasures: A guided antiques tour of Param unveils a trove of exceptional finds

July  2018

/ "As a follow-up to The Summer House, Margaret Schwartz opens Modern Antiquarian"

 June 26 2018

/ "Where Designers Can Find Great Antiques in Hudson and Saugerties, New York"

June  2018

/ "Lili brengt een bezoekje aan de winkel van Mariska Meijers waar Toma Clark Haines, beter bekend als ‘The Antiques Diva’ een exclusieve expositie geeft"

July/August 2018

/ "Antiquing in Italy: The Antiques Diva Toma Clark Haines shares secret sources in her new hometown in Venice"

June  2018

/ "Toma Clark Haines The Antiques Diva Announced Inaugural Design Industry Social Media Influencer during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market"

June  2018

/ "The Antiques Diva Reveals Secrets to Buy Timeless Treasures on Exotic Travel Tours"

May/June 2018

/ "Business Profile: The Antiques Diva & Company"

April 11, 2018

/ "A Pro’s Take on How to Avoid Buying Fake Antiques"

August 2015

/ "Following The Secret Life of Antiques seminar, join Toma Clark Haines for an intimate, curated tour of Discoveries"

April 11, 2018

/ " What Not to Miss at High Point This Spring"

January 15, 2018

/ "We settled into a crowd at one of the Fair’s stands, unaware that we had accidentally joined a tour hosted by The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines..."

January 11, 2018

/ "Antiques and Interior Design: the Experts Reveal the trends for 2018 "

October 11, 2017

/ "The Antique Source: Toma Clark Haines and the Antiques Diva Brand!"

 May 6 2018

/ "The Antiques Diva Reveals Secrets to Buy Timeless Treasures on Exotic Travel Tours"

March 15, 2018

/ "High Point Market inaugurates 'The Point' "

August 2, 2017

/ " The Insider's Guide to East End Lifestyle with The Antiques Diva & Co. Hamptons Tour"

February 5, 2018

/ "Not Your Grandma's Antiques: Shop Talk with The Antiques Diva "

July 25, 2017

/ "Summer in the Hamptons is Design-Filled: The East Hampton Antiques Show "

December 20, 2017

/ "Toma Clark Haines on Antiques and Interiors in 2018"

 July/August 2017

/ "A visit to the semi-annual Mercanteinfiera antique market in Parma, Italy, with Toma Clark Haines, founder and CEO of  The Antiques Diva®"

December 13, 2017

/ "Bienvenue a Paris! An interior designer's guide to Paris design week "

May 2017

/ " Q & A: Toma Clark Haines"

October 2, 2017

/ "THE THRILL OF THE HUNT: An Antiquing Tour of Paris and Provence: I met up with Toma in Paris, where we began a five day antiquing trip which would culminate in Provence. "

January 2017

/ "Thrill of the Hunt by Ann Huff and Meg Harrington, Huff Harrington Home "

July 26, 2017

/ "East Hampton Antique Runway Show"

October 23, 2016

/ "Where Rococo Meets Space Age: Treasure Hunting at Italy's Premier Antiques Fair"

July 7, 2017

/ "Interior Design Center Opens In Dallas: Interior designers and home décor retailers heard insights from design experts during the Day of Education, including… Toma Clark Haines and Daniel Larsson."

June 2017

/ " Dallas Market Center Announces List of All-Star Presenters"

September 2016

/ "A Guided Design Tour of Venice with The Antiques Diva & Co. Team"

April 22, 2017

/ "FRENCH HERITAGE CELEBRATES FACET COLLECTION: Designers in attendance included Julia Buckingham, Robin Baron, and Toma Clark Haines."

August 2, 2016

/ "Trends in antiques and home décor: Arianne Nardo interviews  Toma Clark Haines."

July 25, 2016

/ "After Brexit, British Antiques Are On Sale: 'Since the softening of the pound following Brexit, art and antiques purchased from U.K. dealers will immediately look at least 10% cheaper to the U.S. market' Toma Clark Haines The Antiques Diva tells FOXBusiness.com."

April 2017

/ "The Antiques Diva From rural Oklahoma to Germany: the success of an entrepreneur."

July/August 2016

/ " 'More people are seeking something authentic that their neighbor doesn’t have, including the younger generations.  They are looking for experiences as unique as they are,' notes Toma Clark Haines, CEO and founder of The Antiques Diva & Co, Europe’s largest network of antiques buying tours. "

December 28, 2016

/ "LUXList Antique Edition | The Antiques Diva: It’s our honor to highlight a woman who needs no introduction: the Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, Chief Executive Diva of The Antiques Diva® & Co Tours – Europe and Asia’s largest antiques touring and sourcing company."

Reclaim Magazine Issue 3:  Treasure Hunt

/ "Treasure Hunt: Toma Clark Haines is the Antiques Diva, C.E.O. of Europe’s largest antiques touring company. Toma tells Reclaim why she has the best job in the world, traveling Europe with a shopping bag in one hand and a glass of champagne in the other."

October 2016

/ "How To Shop For Antiques Like A Pro With The Antiques Diva"

February 6, 2016

/ "How to Buy European Antiques and Ship Them Home: AD caught up with antiquing expert Toma Clark Haines at the Paris Flea Market to find out what to look for and how to ship your purchases home"

July 2016

/ "The Chaise Lounge Podcast: Live from AmericasMart Atlanta"


Nick May interviews Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva® & Co at the International Home Furnishings and Gift Market, on their inaugural antiques market.

January 2016

/ " Antiques Trends For the Year Ahead – New York Spaces"

​July 2016

/ "AmericasMart Blog: Retail Meets Design


Curious how you can work antiques into your store? We asked Toma Clark Haines, chief executive diva of The Antiques Diva® & Co, to share some of her top tips for incorporating antiques into a design."

April 19, 2016

/ " Discover 6 Secret Sites in Venice: Visit a Venetian Resident’s Personal Home"

December 29, 2015

/ "Antiquing Like a Diva"

January 11, 2019

/ "The Antiques Diva Guide to Paris Flea Market"

March 28, 2016

/ "Six Unique European Antiques Destinations Ever:


Toma Clark Haines, of The Antiques Diva & Co., shares her trains, cars, buses and gondolas to help us see the world of antiques."

September 2015

/ "Women in Business Q&A: Toma Clark Haines, Chief Executive, The Antiques Diva"

​​January 2016

/ "Toma Haines talks terrorism’s impact on Paris Design Week – The Editor at Large"

September 2015

/ " Top 35 Vintage Design Blogs You Should Be Reading"

December 2015

/ "Antiquing with the Diva:

Toma Clark Haines, who started blogging about antiquing in Europe in 2007, runs The Antiques Diva & Company taking individuals and small groups on antique browsing and buying tours. Her company has quickly grown into the largest antiques touring company..."

December 2015

/ "Back to the Future – Antiques and Art in 2016"

March 28, 2016

/ "An Interview with Daniel Larsson – the Go-To Guy for Swedish Antiques: Daniel is a guide with The Antiques Diva® & Co European Tours which means he takes clients hand in hand to wholesale warehouses and secret sources."

December 2014

/ "2014 Year in Review: The highlight of February was definitely my impromptu trip to Parma, Italy, thanks to the Antiques Diva. (Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Toma!)"

July 2015

/"Antiques Diva in Paris: 

Renowned for private Paris Flea Market tours, Antiques Diva offers bespoke buying trips in destinations across Europe with locally based ‘Diva Guides’ to suit your individual style and budget."

July 2014

/ " Tips from a Pro on Flea Market Shopping: Paris-based antique expert Toma Clark Haines, AKA the Antiques Diva, shares some tips on salvage scavenging—and you learn more from her in person at an event this weekend…"

July 2015

/ "Why Downsizing Boomers Should Love Antiques: If you desire the experience of finding and shopping for your special antiques is what you desire, then Toma Clark Haines of the Antiques Diva & Co. is your gal."

April 2015

/ "A Video Visit to Mercanteinfiera / The Parma Antiques Fair: Since 2008, Toma Haines, aka The Antiques Diva® has been leading antique tours throughout Europe, including visits to Marcanteinfiera..."

June 2014

/ "Flea market maven Toma Clark Haines, owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co European Tours, takes to the streets in New York sharing tips on where to shop in the Big Apple this summer for vintage fun in the sun."

January 2015

/ "The Paris Puce: I caught up with my friend and antique shopping expert Toma Clark Haines a.k.a. “Antiques Diva” (who is based in Berlin with a staff of knowledgeable guides throughout Europe) on her thoughts on the grande dame of the fleas…"

​May 2014

/"D&D Building gears up for annual Spring Market: 

De le Cuona will host Toma Clark Haines, founder of The Antiques Diva & Co., Olga Granda-Scott, co-founder of The High Boy, and interior designers Philip Gorrivan and David Scott, for a conversation on the role of antiques in 21st century interiors."

October 2014

/ " A Day at the Paris Flea Market, Marche Aux Puces: It was a glorious September Saturday, perfect for seeking out “haute brocante” at the Paris Flea Market and discovering sublime inspiration. Our guide, Danielle, from The Antiques Diva (what a great find!) picked us up at our apartment in the 4th Arrondissment…"

Fall Market 2014

/ "Toma Clark Haines is a featured speaker.  “Learn how to create an eco-elegant interior through a conversation with LEED Accredited Professional, designer and author Trudy Dujardin and The Antiques Diva herself, Toma Clark Haines, as they discuss how to achieve green spaces and the ways in which antiques can play a roll..."

October 12, 2014

/ “The Insider – Paris Antiques” – London’s Sunday Times: 

Tips on the Paris Flea Market scene from Toma Clark Haines."

April 2014

/ "Antique Hunting – Versailles – Antiques Diva"

July 23, 2015

/ European Antiques are Forte of Sooner Native – The Oklahoman – July 2014


" As child growing up in western Oklahoma, Toma Haines remembers looking at a globe and telling her mother she wanted to live in Venice one day...."

​June ​2014

/ “As someone who loves to travel and has a great appreciation for antique and vintage furnishings, I am absolutely thrilled to welcome the Antiques Diva as our newest sponsor on La Dolce Vita.

2014 - 2015

/ Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015 – Judith Miller and Mark Hill


The Antiques Diva & Co is quoted on the back cover of this wonderful industry resource.

May 2014

/ Take a Seat Chair-ity Auction


“For her “Take a Seat” chair-ity donation Toma went classic French donating a period piece from circa 1760! This Louis XV Rococo Upholstered Beechwood Fauteuil is older than America!... "

March 2014

Fans of the popular company Girls’ Guide to Paris will be delighted to note the company has expanded and is now producing an online magazine – The Girls’ Guide To Europe. The Antiques Diva Guide to Berlin is featured in their premier issue.

May 2014

/ The Ultimate European Travel & Antiques Shopping Experience

“Does the fantasy of antiques shopping in Europe come to a screeching halt because of all the unknown factors? Toma Clark Haines cuts through all the shipping, importing, where, and how-to’s to deliver the ultimate travel and antiques shopping trips in Europe.”

May 20, 2014

/ A Day with the Antiques Diva on BlogTour Milan


"Do you know Toma Haines?You should!  I had the distinct pleasure of spending the day with this design dynamo while on Blogtour Milan. Toma, Andrew (Toma’s right hand man) and Susan (the guide on the ground in Milan) took us on the most delightful afternoon through the Brera..."

January 2014

/ Arianne Nardo interviews Darren Henault, Toma Clark Haines, Louis Navarette, Alan Tanksley, Bella Mancini and Rodrigo Vargas at Antique Diva's breakfast.

November 2013

/ When Gala Magazine  – the French equivalent of People magazine – wanted to take a Shopping Tour of the Paris Flea Market –  who did they call?   That’s right! The Antiques Diva® & Co.

March 19, 2014

/The Antiques Diva & Co was included as a special gift idea in the Mother’s Day Supplement of the London Times newspaper.

March 2014

“The 25th Bath Decorative Antiques Fair”


“I caught up with Judith Miller (right) and Gail McLeod (second right) of Antiques News, who had just hosted a guided tour of the fair for some visitors brought to the event by Toma Haines (second left) of The Antiques Diva & Co...."

March 2013

/ Paris Shopping Tours – The Antiques Diva Interview

“Toma Clark Haines grew up in a small town in Oklahoma but always dreamed of living overseas…It was something that was in her soul, and in the year 2000 she and her husband moved to Paris....”

May 20, 2014

/ Highlights from Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off

December 2013

/ "When I planned to take a European Antiques Tour with Toma Clark Haines: The AntiquesDiva® I knew I was going to have a private tour of the Paris Flea Markets and full week antiquing in Belgium—crisscrossing the country exploring noted destinations like Axel Vervoordt"

November 2013

/ "When I planned to take a European Antiques Tour with Toma Clark Haines: The AntiquesDiva® I knew I was going to have a private tour of the Paris Flea Markets and full week antiquing in Belgium—crisscrossing the country exploring noted destinations like Axel Vervoordt...."

October 2013

/ "At last, I am ready to share my BIGGEST secret for shopping for antiques in Europe.  I “met” Toma online a few years back and applauded her fastly growing business, The Antiques Diva & Co...."

2013

" 'The Real Life Downton Abbey' " by Toma Clark Haines.  “When I was last in London, I decided to be a lady for a day, dipping a mere 70 miles outside of the city on the Thames into Hampshire to walk the hallowed halls of Highclere Castle."

November 5, 2011

/ "Leading European Antique Buying Tours means my travels take me on the road in dozens of countries helping tourists, antique dealers and interior designers buy abroad."

May 2012

/  Expat Living:  Berlin. Feature story, including cover.  


"Toma Clark Haines takes us inside her luxurious Berlin abode"

December 2013

/ Antiquing in Provence with Diva Style

"There is no better place to antique shop abroad than in France…The Antiques Diva & Co sat down with Belle Inspiration recently to tell about their newest branch of tour offerings in Provence..."


June 2012

/ "Vintiquing in Berlin” article.  "Berlin resident and shopper extraordinaire Toma Clark Haines shares her secrets of where to find vintage pieces in Germany’s hippest city..."

Summer 2012

/ "Guided by the vivacious Antiques Diva a.k.a. Toma Haines, I concluded my introduction to Berlin with an afternoon’s “vintiquing” on Suarezstrasse...."

December 2012

Best of Paris Shopping:  The Street Market Guide


''Chanel, Vuitton, Dior — Paris, historically, is a key item on any true shopper’s wish list.  The Champs-Elysées, however, has become passé with stores like Banana Republic and Abercrombie attracting a different type of clientele, disappointing those looking for that unique Parisian splurge...."

March 2012

/ "When Toma Clark Haines, Chief Executive Diva of The Antiques Diva & Co European Tours, and her good friend, caterer and international cooking school guru Jill DiGiovanni of CHEFinBERLIN decide to throw a party, the resulting fete is a recipe for success...."

Spring 2012

/  " Most dedicated flea market shoppers who scour their local markets for art and antiques eventually long to shop bigger markets.  For some that means scheduling a weekend trip across the country...."

​October 2012

/ Freshome – A Beginner’s Guide to Using Antiques in your Home


"In recent years, we have witnessed the rising trend for all things vintage, and not just in interiors. Our consumer society, which once sought out the most modern, cutting edge and exclusive designs for the home..."


March 2012

/ "No visit to Paris would be complete without a trip to the enchanting Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt- famously known as the Paris Flea Market. Lucky for me, my friend Toma Haines the Chief Executive Diva at The Antiques Diva & Co. and a design ambassador for BlogTour NYC 2012, arranged a first-class guided tour..."

October 2012

/ 100 Founders Share Their Top “Aha Moments”


''No one – not your mother, your clients or the vendors you’re working with – wants to tell you “No” when you ask for something; most people want to find a way to tell you “Yes”. My “aha” moment was when I realized this and started asking for what I wanted in life."

September 2011

Pigs and a Blanket


The Antiques Diva & Co takes Lynn Yaeger and The New York Times through an exciting tour of the “Ham & Antiques Fair” in Chatou, just outside Paris!

Spring 2012

/ "Have you ever dreamed about a trip to Europe where the main focus was shopping…stop daydreaming! Introducing Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva – an American living in Europe who makes dreams come true."

June 2010

/  Paris – 1 City, 5 Ways – Sky:  Delta Airlines Magazine


"There’s more than one way to discover a destination.  For the History Buff:  If it’s a weekend, tap into the expertise of The Antiques Diva®, who conducts tours of Porte de Vanves and the Marche aux Puce de Saint-Ouen, Clignancourt and other Paris flea markets."

​​April 2012

/ Paris Shop ​and ​Go


"Alone in Paris, the untrained shopper might end up with a gauche beret or badly translated copy of Rousseau.Mon dieu! Best to call in the experts. The Antiques Diva & Co. helps visitors navigate the warrens of flea markets and overwhelming quantity of quality stores…"


March 2012

/ "Toma Haines has arguably one of the best jobs in the world…"

September 2011

/ The Antiques Diva® & Co provides a whirl-wind trip to Mrs Wheelbarrow in Paris.

August 2008

Social Networking for the Rich – Wall Street Journal Blog


"Rich people have some of the best personal networks on earth. With money comes access and contacts. Yet that hasn’t stopped a myriad of companies from trying to sell the rich even more social networks online..."

Spring 2012

/ ​Shopping: Paris 3 Ways – Travel & Leisure, October 2009


"The bustling Puces de Paris St. Ouen, a.k.a Paris Flea Market, is the setting for this four-hour tour offered on Saturdays and Sundays by Toma Clark Haines, an American expat living in Europe..."

PRESS RELEASES

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Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, Launches Couture Jewelry Collection at Paris Gallery

​​​​New York – December 7, 2017: Toma Clark Haines is founder and CEO of the world’s largest antique touring company, The Antiques Diva & Co, operating on 3 continents and 15 countries. On a mission to make antiques modern, relevant, fun and sexy, Clark Haines is launching a second business, the TCH Collection – Lush Decadence, featuring couture jewelry inspired by nature, her travels, and her love of antiques; the couture jewelry collection launches in Paris at Galerie Vauclair during Design Week 2018.

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THE ANTIQUES DIVA LAUNCHES US ANTIQUES TOURS 

New York – July 4, 2017: Oklahoma native Toma Clark Haines, founder and CEO of The Antiques Diva® & Co, and her team of Diva Guides are thrilled to announce they are “Coming to America,” offering both private, customized  tours and special Diva Lifestyle Group Tours across the USA, starting July 4th, 2017! Since launching in 2008, AD&CO has become the world’s largest Antiques Touring and Sourcing Company, offering buying tours across 14 different countries in Europe and Asia to design professionals and fans alike.

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ASIA ANTIQUES BUYING TOURS LAUNCHED BY
THE ANTIQUES DIVA & CO

January 28, 2017: The Antiques Diva® & Co CEO Toma Clark Haines is excited to announce Asia Antiques Buying Tours for tourists and trade professionals to 6 countries in Asia, in addition to the current 8 countries in Europe: “Our goal is to provide a turnkey solution for buyers interested in global sourcing. Whether you’re looking to buy one specific piece or wanting to fill an entire container, our Asian antique buying guides share their vast knowledge of secret sources to take you to all the right places.”

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THE ANTIQUES DIVA TO SPEAK AT THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

American Toma Clark Haines, CEO of World’s Largest Antiques Touring Company, to Bridge Cultures in Presentation on International Business in House of Lords


LONDON – February 21, 2017: Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co® has been invited to offer a presentation in the UK Parliament’s House of Lords during the LAPADA Conference. LAPADA is the largest Association of Art and Antiques Dealers in the UK. The ninth edition day-long event will take place Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the House of Lords historic Cholmondeley Room.

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bREXIT’S IMPACT ON BUYING ANTIQUES IN ENGLAND

ENGLAND HAS GONE ON SALE FOR AMERICAN BUYERS


July 10, 2016 It has never been a better time to buy antiques in England than now. With the shocking result of the Brexit vote, which set into motion the process of the United Kingdom separating from the European Union, the pound has plummeted to a record low. As investor panic and world markets convulse at this historic decision, some find reason for optimism.

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ANTIQUES DIVA NAMED EXCLUSIVE GUIDE AT PARIS FLEA MARKET PAUL BERT SERPETTE

AHE PARIS FLEA MARKET – PAUL BERT SERPETTE – NAMES THE ANTIQUES DIVA® & CO EXCLUSIVE MARKET GUIDE


PARIS – June 30, 2016: Marché Paul Bert Serpette at the Paris Flea Market – celebrating its 70th anniversary this year – names American-owned company The Antiques Diva® & Co– Europe’s largest antiques touring company – as their Exclusive Flea Market Tour Guides as part of their rejuvenation project at the “puce.”