A friend’s new job led us on a fun field trip to Blue Ocean Traders. Located in an old bread factory in Louisville, Kentucky; it is 100,000 square feet of curiosity and the unexpected, and all available For The Trade.
It’s hard to explain all that Blue Ocean has to offer, so I’ll quote their website: “Blue Ocean Traders specializes in the importing of the finest antiques and reproductions for home and garden. We are a trade only, wholesale source open to all types of retailers and interior designers. Whether you are looking to add variety to your store, or want that special something to accentuate your client’s decor, Blue Ocean Traders can help.”
Think American vintage furniture and accessories or one of a kind pieces from Europe, Asia or Egypt. There are rooms devoted to British war collectables or a whole area of nothing but antique rolled maps. Not only does Blue Ocean Traders work with Designers and Retailers, but they are also a source for television / movie studio props and commercial-themed restaurants and attractions. Need an Asian fisherman’s hut? They’ve got one.
You can find Blue Ocean Traders at the four major American furniture markets in Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, and High Point or at their warehouse in Louisville Kentucky. For more information, visit their website.