Welcome To Opti Munich

By garrett

You probably hear me say it every year, that the munich optical show is my favorite show. I don't know if its Munich or possibly just because its the beginning of the year, but my brain always gets so inspired on this trip. I never sleep, constantly thinking of ideas and plans, and to be honest, I love it!

Anyway, take a look at some of the highlights from the three day show in Munich….

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Martinique! Banana Leaf! GLCO!

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This is Mo' Money on the left and Akram from Klar. One of my first accounts. Last year in Munich I told Mo' Money to buy stock in Netflix (Mo is actually a stock trader in Frankfurt, as well as a consultant to Akram's optical shop in Darmstadt). He thought I was crazy and told me that for sure Netflix will drop. I think he's still bitter about me being right. I bug him about it every time. Then in September I said Tesla and Mr. Musk's other company Solar City. Mo still says I'm crazy, so far so good.

On a more serious note, Klar was one of our first customers and a constant supporter of GLCO. We love him to the fullest. Guy is the real deal, knows how to sell eyewear better or as good as anyone I've ever met.

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Charles meeting with one of our German accounts.

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Alex came out from Paris for two days to see what the Munich show was all about.

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This is the fabulous team from Thierry Lasry. Coco Harlem, Leonard & Co. holding it down at the TL booth.

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Lasry plastics are nuts, truly the best.

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Our EU customer service rep Gaelle having a bonding moment with our new EU Sales Director Charles Wolfe.

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Our man Jeff Solorio over at Dita/Thom Browne booth right next to us.

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Mo, Akram & Tanya from Specs Berlin. Another one of our first accounts that I personally opened three years ago. These are the early adopters that we owe much of our success too.

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Akram representing for his store.

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I mentioned Specs Berlin. Well this is the man, Claas Witzel. Simply the best.

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Best dog of the show…All day every day laid out in the middle of the walkway. Was amazing.

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Always love this Mikli display, but think it would be more appropriate in a retail setting.

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Best booth of course for its modular design. Love it. Easy to set up, break down, and change.

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Mr. Jason Kirk now of Kirk & Kirk. Check out his new venture coming at the end of this year.

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The Goldsmith team minus the Misses Claire Goldsmith. She had just left.

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Handsome Jack runs shit over at Dita.

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And of course, our warrior German rep Markus Neuoff.

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And his lovely assistant Nicole.

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Ciao from Munich, now its off to a ski trip in Austria.