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How to Turn Your Biz Trip into an Antique Shopping Trip

Business trips can often feel like morose affairs.

You fly to a new city to zip between hotel lobbies, conference halls and meeting rooms without any local cultural delights added to sweeten the deal. However, there’s a way to make the most of business trips for your personal life. For example, if you have a passion for rare antiques or home decor acquisitions, business trips can provide surprisingly good opportunities to get your hands on some of the most alluring and attractive items in the world. This allows you to transform your business trip into a journey of discovery and excitement.

Here are a few ways antique collectors can make the most of their business trips across the world:

Pre-Trip Research

It matters not which destination you’ll be jetting towards; be it in Europe, North America or Africa, you’ll only have to do your research to discover the shops, stores, auction houses and private collections that each and every business destination boasts in the world of antiques. Plant some pins on your Google Maps or make some notes of addresses and telephone numbers so that you’ll be able to sneak off on a pleasing shopping expedition between meetings, browsing the world’s most beautiful and ornate art and furniture instead of languishing in your hotel bar.

Cultural Visits

Once you’ve arrived in your destination, you’ll also be able to sample some of the local cultural products by visiting museums, estates, galleries and tourist attractions that hold some of the region’s most fabulous antiquities. Of course, most of these items won’t be up for sale, but they’ll provide you with a taste on what’ll be on offer should you head to an antique shop. Be prepared to ask for in-depth details from staff at these attractions if you happen to see an items you’re transfixed by, taking notes on your phone or a notebook for later browsing ease.


In many countries and cities around the world, flea markets, antique fairs and local oddities gatherings will proudly display a whole host of treasures for astoundingly low prices. Heading to one of these fiestas of antiquities is a delight in and of itself, with so much to unearth in each stall, but it’s important to remain skeptical as to the authenticity of items. If it seems too good to be true, as you’ll be aware as an experienced antique shopper, it almost certainly is. Still, you’ll find trinkets of all kinds that are well worth your time and energy to extract from these treasure troves.


Shopping for rare antiques can often be challenging if you aren’t sure where to start. Whether you’re interested in online shopping or window shopping in-store, M.S. Rau Antiques is the perfect fit for you to either shop online or in-store. You’ll be able to search through a comprehensive worldwide collection of eye-popping exquisite items with detailed descriptions and suitable prices, so that even if you can’t purchase an antique you loved in the country you’re business tripping in, you’ll still be able to secure it online without leaving your hotel room.

Business trips needn’t be dull and uninspiring: turn your next trip away with work into a treasure-hunting odyssey with these tips for antique-loving business travelers.