Our first GLCO location opened its doors in December 2012 on La Brea Avenue in the heart of LA. The 1000 square foot space includes our complete collection of acetate and metal frames and features interactive displays with images, music listening stations, and free copies of our Spectacle magazine. A complete optical lab was added in the summer of 2017, staffed by licensed opticians who can help you select the right style, customize your frames and lenses, and fill your prescription in an hour.
In June 2016 we opened our fourth GLCO boutique in the heart of Venice on Abbot Kinney Blvd. This is a special location – it's where it all started for us in 2009 with Garrett's first shop, A. Kinney Court at 1423 Abbot Kinney. The 850 square foot space includes an onsite optical lab offering onsite prescription lenses, custom cut sunglass lenses, and frame matting completed within an hour. The quick turnaround is in line with our belief in high quality service. GLCO Venice also accepts flex spending.
In September 2015 we opened our second retail location in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. The 900 square foot space integrates our minimalist style, natural material finishes, and a visual timeline of GLCO store models with the local architectural language of the City by the Bay. The centrally located, highly walkable Hayes Valley has become a destination for a creative community looking for a unique shopping experience and includes top American retailers, popular bars and restaurants, and open green spaces.
Our New York outpost opened in December 2015 between Crosby and Lafayette in the heart of SoHo. The 1100 square foot store features a custom shopping experience that allows customers to personalize their frames and includes a striking serpentine garden of cacti and succulents with bench seating, an analog vinyl listening station, and a lower level where GLCO opens the space to artists, musicians and events. In Spring 2017 we added a full optical lab onsite prescription lens, custom cut sunglass lens, and frame matting services.
In fall 2017 our first Texas location opened in the heart of Dallas’ Knox / Henderson neighborhood. Designed by West of West, the 850 square foot space features an undulating ceiling motif inspired by ocean waves and a color light display of changing hues influenced by California artist James Turrell. The store also includes lounge seating with a coffee station and a complete optical lab offering a full range of services like onsite prescription lenses and custom dipped sunglass lenses.