Spring Break Essentials

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Spring Break Ready?!

Here are four spring break essentials that you will not want to forget to pack!

DrinkWear

Yeti just released their spring colors and they are perfect for spring break. Stand out from the others with a brand new Seafoam or Tahoe Blue Tumbler. This Yeti Tumbler will keep your drinks cold for those long days on the beach!

Swimwear

It’s not spring break unless you’re in your swimsuit all day! Our Amuse Society Swimwear is the cutest and will be perfect for some fun in the sun. Weather it’s a one piece or a bikini set, you will look amazing in Amuse Society. Don’t worry guys, we have you covered! Our Vissla Boardshorts are perfect for the beach and will be a must have item for spring break.

Footwear

Take a walk down memory lane with a pair of Sanuk sandals. These sandals will leave you feeling comfortable all day while still looking stylish.  Pair them with your swimsuits or dresses, either way you will be ready for any activities that may come your way!

Beach Bag/Fanny Pack

Leave your designer purses at home, it’s time to break out the fanny packs and beach bags! Jadelynn Brooke has an adorable party, party, party flamingo fanny pack that just screams spring break.  If a fanny back isn’t your type, try a Simply Southern tote or a Patagonia backpack.

Spring Break Essentials

Valentine’s Day Outfits

Valentine’s Day Outfit 1 – Date Night

Get date night ready in this beautiful Everly Clothing High Neck Floral Print Maxi Dress. Whether you are going to a fancy steak house or your favorite local restaurant, this dress will leave you looking flawless. Pair this dress with our City Classified Dalles Lace Up Heels and a Kendra Scott Necklace.

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VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFIT 2 – Brunch with the girls

Going to brunch with your Galentine this Valentine’s Day? Be adventurous and try chicken and waffles. They’re my favorite! And of course don’t forget the Mimosa or Bloody Mary!

Looking for the perfect outfit? This Elan Clothing Cold Shoulder Sweater will be the perfect top for your day. Pair this sweater with Kancan Jeans and make a statement in these amazing Shaky Heels.
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VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFIT 3 – NETFLIX AND CHILL WITH YOUR DOG

Don’t have a date? All your friends are going out with their boyfriends? That’s fine. Make it all about you this Valentine’s Day. Turn on Netflix, order yourself a pizza and literally chill with your most reliable companion, your dog!

You can find me on the couch this Valentine’s Day with my puppies and Netflix. No need to get all dolled up, this Kissing Booth Tee by Lily Grace will be perfect. Pair it with your favorite jogger sweatpants and Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandals, (for that trip to the door to get your pizza). Here’s to a stress free, relaxing Valentine’s Day!
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Valentine’s Day Outfits

The Perfect New Year’s Eve Outfit

2017

How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve this year? Whether you are going out with your best friends or staying at home with your loved ones, it’s always fun to dress up! Although glitter is a girl’s best friend, we are straying away from the sparkly look this year. We are ringing in the New Year with some of 2016’s favorite trends, such as the cold shoulder, criss-cross necklines, peep toed booties and choker necklaces.

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NEW YEAR’S Eve OUTFIT #1:

Step into 2017 with the latest fashions. We took our Elan Cold Shoulder Striped Dress and paired it with Jessica Simpson Peep Toe Booties for an effortless look that everyone will love! Complete your outfit with a Kendra Scott necklace.

Now that your outfit is covered, let’s talk about hair and make-up! No matter what length of hair you have, beach waves are always a good idea. Grab your curling wand and add some loose curls to that beautiful hair of yours. Top your look off with a smoky-eye and some red lipstick.

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NEW YEAR’S Eve OUTFIT #2:

Perfect for a night out with the girls, this BB Dakota fur vest will leave you looking remarkable this New Year’s Eve. We layered this beautiful vest over a Wishlist Criss-Cross Sweater and a pair of black Flying Monkey Jeans. Keep the choker trend going by adding a Pink Pewter Choker necklace to your outfit.

Keeping the hair and make-up simple will do the trick for this look. A low pony and your favorite studs is all you will need. Adding shimmery eye shadow and nude lipstick will give this natural look a little sass!

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NEW YEAR’S Eve OUTFIT #3:

Looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress? We have you covered. This Lime N Chili Lace Up Dress will be the prefect little black dress for the perfect evening! We’ve paired this Lace Up Dress with Jessica Simpson booties and a Pink Pewter Choker Necklace, that can also play the role of a head band. This look will have everyone’s heads turning!

Now that your outfit is on point, let’s make your hair and make-up just as pretty! A half up top knot messy bun with a few curls will do the trick to complete this look. Adding a smoky eye and a soft pink lipstick will leave you looking flawless all night!

The Perfect New Year’s Eve Outfit

Celebrating 119 Years at Glik’s

Glik’s turned 119 years young this month! Our stores and associates had a two week long celebration which included decoration of their stores, sweet treats, anniversary sales and special social media giveaways. Let’s see how some of our associates celebrated Glik’s 119th Anniversary!

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Home Office celebrating outside of our Granite City location.
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Brooking Glik’s celebrating 119 years of fashion!
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Hillary and Lori from our Effingham location celebrating our 119th Anniversay!
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Jasper Glik’s celebrating 119 years!
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Olney Glik’s blowing out the candles in celebration of our 119th Anniversary!
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Our South Haven location made adorable scarecrows of Mr. Glik, Jeff Glik and Jim Glik during their 119th Anniversary Celebration!
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Blowing out the candles for Glik’s 119th Anniversary!
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These girls are ready to celebrate 119 years!
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They are excited about Glik’s 119th Anniversary!
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Happy Anniversary from our Fremont girls!
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Celebrating 119 Years at Glik’s

T O U C H D O W N | Game Day Apparel

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If you’re a fan of football, then you already know that Saturdays are made for tailgating. Gear up in your game day apparel and cheer on your favorite football team. Sport some of our favorite brands this football season. We have you covered with preppy graphic tees or distressed hats!

Let’s get game day ready for the boys of fall!

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Winning vibes only this football season!
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Simply Southern Tees

Prep hard or go home in Simply Southern Tees!

Judith March Hats

Time to get up and cheer in Judith March hats!

 

T O U C H D O W N | Game Day Apparel

Trend Spotting at MAGIC 2016- Women’s and Shoes

Fashion, especially fast fashion, is constantly evolving and changing. Trying to keep up on the latest trends can be more than any one person can handle. That’s where we step in and do the legwork for you so when you walk into a Glik’s, all the latest and greatest fashions are available to you without the guesswork.

One of our main resources for trend spotting is tradeshows. Our buying team recently attended MAGIC, one of the biggest tradeshows of the year. Walking through the different shows at MAGIC is like walking through a gigantic mall, on a Saturday, at noon, when every store is having a sale. Basically, MAGIC is chaos. It is wonderfully crowded with booths full of great fashion and stylish people.

If you want to be in the know on upcoming trends, keep reading.

Shoe Trends:

1. Color is key. 

Earth tones, shades of olive green, and blush are predicted to be major players for Spring 2017. These colorways were available in styles ranging from lace up ballet flats to ankle boots.

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2. It’s all in the details.

Cut out details are trending now for fall and this trend shows no sign of slowing down come spring.

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3. Say goodbye to the middle man.

While a classic pair of riding boots is still a style staple, ankle boots and over-the-knee boots are the next big thing in footwear. Be on the lookout for over-the-knee boots coming soon to Glik’s!

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CLOTHING TRENDS:

1. Stand out in camo print.

From tees to dresses to jackets, camouflage print was everywhere. This print will give you instant cool girl vibes.

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2. Olive everything.

Whether it was olive green, army green, or somewhere in between, this trendy hue is at the forefront of fall fashion. This neutral shade will continue into spring 2017, so you’ll be able to wear your favorite pieces now and later.

3. Slay in (faux) suede.

This fabric is both buttery soft and oh-so-stylish. This combination leaves no doubt that faux suede is a trend to try.

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What trends are you ready to try?

Trend Spotting at MAGIC 2016- Women’s and Shoes

Festival Ready with Glik’s!

For all you music fanatics out there, festival season is here! There’s nothing better than hanging out with friends and listening to some good tunes.  Whether you are going to Bonnaroo, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza or you have a country mega ticket, you’re sure to have a great time.

Check out our choices for festival wear for men and women.

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Country music soothes the soul and you want to be comfortable while you are dancing to your favorite song.  Chances are the temperatures will be rising at these festivals so you want to dress according to the weather.  Loose fitting rompers for gals and plaid shirts for guys will keep you comfortable but stylish.

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Going to Coachella or Bonnaroo?  You will see some of the best fashion at these festivals, so you will want to look the part.   Floral kimonos and denim shorts are a great option for ladies, especially when the temperatures soar.   For guys a t-shirt and denim shorts.  Thats right, we said denim shorts!  They are back and on trend.  Don’t forget your blanket and hat!

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Make yourself stand out with stripes and plaids. Don’t forget to wear a closed-toe shoe while you’re rocking out, just in case things get a little crazy especially if you are in the mosh pit.

Tell us what festival you are excited about this year!

Festival Ready with Glik’s!

Glik’s Edwardsville, Illinois Expansion

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Wednesday, March 9th, will mark the grand reopening of the Edwardsville, Illinois Glik’s, located at 124 S. Buchanan St. in Park Plaza. The store has been recently expanded to more than double the original floor space. With the expansion, the Edwardsville location has been able to increase their merchandise selection and allow more room for best selling brands.

The Edwardsville and Glen Carbon communities have been more than kind to Glik’s in the 50+ years it has been a home to one of the company’s most successful stores. The area has continued to thrive and grow, as proven by the recently awarded ranking of #1 Best City in Illinois for Young Families by NerdWallet, a website focused on empowering consumers to make informed decisions regarding personal finances, travel plans, and higher education.

Jeff Glik, Glik’s president and CEO, always says, “Great towns need great stores.” This is why the expansion of the store now allows Glik’s to offer a wide assortment of kid’s boutique brands that can’t be found anywhere else in the area. The selection of children’s clothing includes brands like Mud Pie, Tea Collection, Mae Li Rose, Mimi & Maggie, Mayoral, Giggle Moon and Glik’s private label 1897 Boys. The store now carries sizes for girl’s 7-16 as well with brands including popular preppy t-shirts from Simply Southern Collection, as well as fashion brands Hayden and Tea N Rose. The newly added kid’s department also includes boy’s sizes 8-20 and boasts a selection of popular brands including Under Armour, Billabong, Quiksilver, Hurley and Stance Socks.

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Another exciting addition to the store is an Alex and Ani “Shop in Shop.” This concept has allowed a dedicated space within the Glik’s store to be solely dedicated to showcasing Alex and Ani merchandise. This is the first Shop Within a Shop for the brand in the Metro St. Louis area and allows the store to carry a wide assortment of bracelets, necklaces, and rings from the well-known East Coast jewelry vendor.

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The premium outdoor brand, Yeti, has also been added to the Edwardsville sales floor. Customers can now shop for Yeti soft-sided coolers, vacuum-insulated stainless-steel drinkware, apparel and other related accessories from the brand.

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The grand reopening kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9th. The ribbon, made of 119 dollar bills representing the 119 years that Glik’s has been in business, will be donated to the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce.

Customers can enter to win $100 Glik’s gift card and Glik’s will also donate 10% of the day’s sales to Joe Glik Park in Edwardsville.

Glik’s Edwardsville, Illinois Expansion

Spring Break 2016 Essentials

It’s spring break, y’all!

Whether you’re going to Panama City to see Dan+Shay, LOCASH or Chris Janson or to Mexico to just hangout with friends, we want to make sure you have all the spring break essentials that will help you survive during this fun filled week. From the weekend bag to take with you on the trip to the items to wear on the beach we will help you pack for an unforgettable trip!

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Let’s get packing!

Grab your Simply Southern weekend bag and let’s fill it up with all the must haves you will need for spring break! And don’t forget your cosmetic bag also!

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You want to make sure to pack a variety of outfits for all the various activities that will be going on during spring break! Most of the week you will be hanging out on the beach in your favorite Amuse swim suit with a cover up and some nights you might be hanging out at the club, which requires a dressier outfit like a romper with a pair of heels. Other days you might just want to run around in your Simply Southern tees with a pair of denim shorts and Reef sandals.

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Oh and don’t forget to pack your koozies, sunglasses and sunscreen for those hot and sunny days. Make sure to always have a cool drink in your hand and stay protected by the sun. It’s never fun being the burnt, dehydrated lobster at spring break.

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For days that consist of just hanging out on the beach, a beach blanket will be the perfect item to bring. The beach blanket is thicker than a towel and wide enough for more than just one person. You can easily roll this blanket up and put it in your bag while traveling around the beach.Spring Break Beach Blanket

Spring Break 2016 Essentials

Magic Tradeshow 2016

For most, Las Vegas is all about the bright lights, over-the-top entertainment, nightlife and endless nights of gambling… but for us, Las Vegas is all about the world’s largest fashion marketplace, Magic!

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The Magic tradeshow is where major players in the contemporary fashion and apparel-sourcing scene gather twice a year in Vegas. The largest, most influential network of merchants, vendors, manufacturers, and fashion personalities gather at several merchandised shows including:

  • Project
  • The Tents
  • WWDMagic
  • FN Platform
  • Sourcing at Magic
  • Project Womens
  • The Collective
  • Pool Tradeshow
  • WSA at Magic
  • Playground
  • CurveNV at Magic

Those who attend Magic market week also have access to seminars, trend reports, up and coming brands, and networking opportunities galore. It’s the who’s who in fast fashion and the place to be for many of the industry’s major players.

Our buying team at Glik’s attends Magic tradeshow twice a year to find the hottest trends to bring back to our stores in the Midwest.

Here is a glance of what our buyers saw while at Magic:
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