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Antique & Collectibles Buying Tour for Professional Shoppers and Sellers


Who doesn't dream of strolling through the flea markets of Paris or Provence on a lazy Sunday afternoon? It's time to live out your shopping fantasies as an insider. Come with me for a guided trip sourcing antiques and collectibles in the French markets. I'll take you on a one of a kind buying experience through the flea markets of Paris, Provence and everywhere in between. My aim is to show you where your dream stash is, in abundance! Whether it's vintage jewelry, clothing, art, architectural elements, doors, lighting, furniture or mirrors, all you have to do is say the word. As a former boutique owner and internet shopkeeper, I'm closing my doors to shopping and selling and focusing only on you, your passions and finding just what you're looking for to sell, repurpose, create and get inspired.

I'll take you to my favorite spots and help with everything from introductions to negotiations to get you the lowest possible prices (we never take a commission or kickback from dealers or vendors)! Our goal is to pass as much information to you as possible so you'll know the ropes. I'm at your service to make sure your purchases arrive home safe and sound. Best of all, you'll come back with a wealth of knowledge that you'll be have forever.

Whether you have a brick and mortar store, etsy shop, sell at flea markets, are decorating a home, or just want to experience Paris from a professional angle, you're sure to find one of a kind heirlooms and have the time of your life.

Together we'll organize your trip to the flea markets, antique shows, auctions, local brocantes, fairs and warehouses that only dealers know of. Side trips during the week take us to the fabric district, antique book and map markets, vintage clothing & accessories stores as well as beads and ribbon at wholesale for jewelry making and crafts. Whatever your interests, we'll create a day to find just what you're looking for. Many events in Paris are impromptu. You never know what surprises will come up, but they always do!

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Rates vary depending on your requirements such as ground transportation and additional activities. Email Claudia@theparisapartment for prices and availability. Full days run from 9am-5pm. Half days are 4 hours. If you're interested in visiting the flea markets it's best to arrive on a Thursday and depart on a Tuesday so you have the entire weekend to cover as much ground as possible. Your trip will include:

*Ground Transportation to and from markets
*Introduction to Shippers
*Introduction to vendors
*Dealers' trade pricing
*Expert knowledge of design and appraisal
*Assistance with negotiations
*Door to door Shipping services

Contact us for more information and to create a custom itinerary.

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