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About Us

The origin of Meyers Imports

The story of Meyer Imports stretches back more than half a century. As a young man, our founder, Martin Meyers immigrated to the United States from Germany following World War II. He opened a small-scale imports business in Chicago and soon came to specialize in German and other European-made goods.

This was a time when European tensions were extremely very high and access to Eastern Germany was not easily granted. The products produced in East Germany were largely unavailable beyond the local regions where they were made. As a German national, Mr. Meyers had an insider'’'s advantage to establishing business relationships with the families and small factories that produced these goods. Martin traveled from town-to-town buying wares from his vendors - many of whom were hidden in the far-reaches of the old country and behind the East German wall.

For more than 70 years, Meyers Imports has maintained these long-held associations and has remained the exclusive US importer of its product lines. Long known for items unrivaled in quality and charm, we specialize in products that vary from hand-crafted vintage glass glitter to highly detailed miniatures. As Meyers Imports, we will continue this 70 year legacy by providing the same line of products from the very same vendors Martin himself has bought from for years. From glass glitter to our retro items from post WWII, we are proud to bring this exclusive line of European imports into the 21st century while still honoring the old traditions established by years of our deep partnerships with our European manufactures.