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 popping in and out of some of the most amazing design shoppes, vintage stores and boutiques I have ever frequented.
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About The Antiques Diva….
We offer a wide range of tour options, customizing them to your budget, style and time frame. You tell us when you want to go and we take you there. On tour we translate, negotiate and liaise with a shipper to help get your purchases home sweet home across the pond.Since opening in 2008 The Antiques Diva® & Co has become Europe’s largest antiques touring company, offering customized, private one-on-one antiques buying tours in 11 countries to both private individuals (tourists) and to the trade (antique dealers and interior designers). Our team of 18 locally based Diva Guides are well-versed in the local culture, language, and best local sources for antiques – whether that be the local flea markets, antique warehouses or private, by-appointment-only antique stores.
Clients book tours a la carte: by the day and by the country. A tour may be as simple as a 1 day, 1 country tour or as varied as a 5 country, 2 week tour. As all tours are private you never travel with a stranger. Current tour countries include France, England, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands. By the end of 2014 we will also be offering tours in Switzerland, Portugal, and Scotland.
For those times when you can’t travel abroad to source antiques in person The Antiques Diva & Co also offers Antique Buying Services for trade professionals such as Interior Designers, Antique Dealers, and Store Owners. Once you provide us with a list of items you are looking for, we scour our sources, sending you images along with negotiated trade prices. This service provides busy dealers the opportunity to shop abroad without spending the time or money to go abroad personally.
While we don’t do shipping ourselves we are happy to make introductions to various shippers so you can choose the shipper most suited to your needs. On tour or in our buying services we will liaise with your shipper, helping to fill out the purchase orders and shipping paperwork, saving you time and simplifying the process for buying antiques abroad.
Our afternoon with the Diva included…
and this one was my FAVORITE!
to curated curio shoppes galore…
I would have sold my soul for some of these leather goods.
ending at Campari. What a treat!
Be sure to enlist The Antiques Diva for your next European shopping excursion.