When Bungalow Decor (Westport, CT) agreed to be the first store to carry our product we could not have been more excited; especially as they sold a lot of reading glasses from our two biggest competitors. Equally exciting, was that the owner of the store and the “Bungalettes” (yes, that is what the women who run the store call themselves) loved the glasses and could not have been more supportive. And when I say supportive, I mean telling us exactly what they liked and disliked about our packaging, displays, retail strategy, etc. A tough bunch for sure… and we love them all!
While Bungalow will always be our first partner, without Lillian August (Greenwich and Stamford, CT), Design Solutions (New Canaan, CT), Plain Goods (New Preston, CT), Turpan (Los Angeles, CA) and Waterleaf (Manhattan Beach, CA) we could not have completed our retail test which attracted many of our early investors. The early test results also provided us the confidence to attend New York NOW (the Home, Gift and Accessory Show) in early March. The show really marks LOOK’s official launch in the US. If you will be in New York between February 5th and 8th please come by and visit us at the Javits Center.
Also, if you find yourself traveling to Aarhus, Denmark please stop in Illums Bolighus and ask for LOOK. Illums was recently voted one of the top five retailers in the World and now have the distinction of being LOOK’s first partner in Scandinavia. Don’t worry If you aren’t able to visit one of our retail partners. We’ll be adding more locations this year and you can always come visit us online at www.lookoptic.com to say “hello.”