Personal Shopping Services
“Navigating your way through the world of Paris’ exclusive vintage, design & antique markets can be more than little intimidating – unless you have one of the city’s foremost professional buyers by your side.”
Alexander Lobrano in Celebrated Living Magazine.
Advise – Source – Authenticate – Purchase – Ship
After meeting you and getting a sense of your tastes and needs, Riad will bring you from your hotel to the various venues – including the warehouses, galleries, shops, and stalls of the Vintage and Design Markets. Food lovers will delight in onion soup, steak frites, or a croque monsieur during lunchtime at the on-site cafés and bistros.
After the day’s visit, clients can have access to a password-protected private web page showing photos, information, prices and dimensions of considered pieces seen during the day. This link can be sent to a decorator, family, or friends, and can help facilitate a sound purchase decision. Here is an example of such a private web page.
Whether your budget is $1,000, $10,000, or more — and whether you are an experienced bargain hunter, a timid first-timer, an interior designer, or an incognito celebrity — Riad will provide a personalized and unique shopping experience.
Such a tailored shopping service can be understood through the five elements below. For even more detailed information about Riad’s services, prospective clients are strongly encouraged to visit our Terms and Conditions page.
FACILITATING A GOOD CHOICE THROUGH EXPERT ADVICE AND A SOUNDING BOARD
As your shopping consultant, Riad can advise you on the types of pieces you are looking to find and help illuminate historical context, styles and periods. Since 2001, he has advised the sophisticated clients of the Parisian five-star hotels. Furthermore, thanks to his discerning eye and his previous experience as an art dealer, Riad’s guidance is an indispensable tool for decorators looking to bring efficiency to their work, saving time and money.
SAVING TIME BY KNOWING WHERE BEST TO LOOK
Riad Kneife has spent years developing relationships with the most knowledgeable and reputable of the public and private dealers in Paris and Provence — he knows the markets by heart. His connection to the world of of the marchés also grants him the extremely rare ability to access the markets on days when they are not open to the public.
BUYING WITH CONFIDENCE THANKS TO Professional APPRAISAL
Riad is an expert vintage and antiques buyer with many years of experience in advising customers and buying on his own behalf. He is considered by Parisian art dealers to be the foremost expert on the largest vintage and design market in the world.
SAVING MONEY BY UNDERSTANDING VALUE AND THE LOCAL NEGOTIATING CULTURE
After examining pieces with a critical eye, Riad helps negotiate prospective purchases and can arrange individual payments. His longstanding relationships within the market can result in exclusive discounts for clients.
REDUCING HASSLE BY ORGANIZING ALL LOGISTICS
Riad will organize the pick up, packing, crating, shipping and delivery of your purchases to your home. He is well-versed in import-export regulations, customs formalities, taxes and all other shipping logistics.
Riad Kneife’s services have been positively endorsed by Travel + Leisure, CL magazine (Celebrated Living), Le Figaro, Four Seasons Magazine, American Express’ Travel Insights, BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine, and France Magazine, and the German television station Deutsche Welle, Paris Premiere Tv channel in Paris.
Riad Kneife is a member of ATOUT France and is positively endorsed by the Tourism Office of the Marché aux Puces of Paris Saint Ouen.