Fall Piko Clothing: Get It Here First

If you haven’t had a chance to try out Piko Clothing, now is definitely your chance! Year round I adore Piko Clothing and I’m so excited to share with you new styles for fall that were early released at Glik’s! The latest craze in fashion, these Piko Tops are effortlessly stylish, comfy and affordable! Piko Clothing’s unique combo that has shoppers eager to buy. Most styles are made out of bamboo, making them feel cool to the touch, irresistibly soft and eco-friendly! Piko Clothing is a staple in every woman’s closet and the brand has diversified themselves by constantly evolving their styles. Once you try their product, you will want every style and color! Piko tops and dresses are great because of their signature loose fitting silhouettes. The silhouettes are loose fitted, yet still flattering on any woman. For the fall, they have transitioned into new fabrics to create a comfortable, stylish line of sweaters. Piko Ponchos, Piko Cardigans, and Piko Sweaters are only some of the new designs for the Fall Piko Clothing line. Their new designs are perfect for office wear or spruced up with a sparkly statement necklace for a girl’s night out!

How to Style Fall Piko Clothing:

 

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Piko V-Neck Tunic Sweater in the color Raspberry
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Piko Clothing Scoop Neck Sweater in Heather Grey

When the days become a little more chilly Piko shirts are the perfect companions for blanket scarves. Whether you are spending time picking pumpkins, or cheering on your favorite football team, Fall Piko Clothing is a must have! Piko tops and dresses have tight fitted sleeves, which are flattering, along with a light weight fabric which makes it easy to move around in. Fall colors like burgundy and mustard yellow make it easy to represent your favorite team, while still looking stylish at your tailgates!

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Piko Sweater Cardigan in the color Black
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Piko Poncho in the color Black Marl

 

Finally, Piko is perfect for the easy going effortless look! Piko can transition from day to night by just adding a few accessories or a Wishlist lace bralette! Piko is perfect for a day out shopping with girlfriends, or when trying to impress a special someone on a first date. Piko has a sweet and feminine charm that everyone can respect.

 

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Piko Clothing Long Sleeve Swing Dress in the color Army Green

 

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Piko Clothing Long Sleeve Swing Dress in Dark Maroon

 

Be the first to get these styles and much much more at http://www.gliks.com/Default.aspx!

Fall Piko Clothing: Get It Here First

Introducing POL Clothing

WHo is POL?

POL is one of the hottest brands currently and is selling out in all Glik’s stores. Conceptualized in Los Angeles, CA., POL clothing started with humble beginnings from 2009 as a wholesale manufacturer and has blossomed since. POL is versatile, comfortable, and most importantly stylish. Regardless of age or style, POL capitalizes on everything that is trendy. POL has numerous styles ranging from tanks to dresses and cardigans. They are made out of soft fabrics and are dyed with a unique wash. Some of the most popular colors include: black, olive green, red brick, and ivory. Some designs include lace, added pockets and embroidery. POL is great for day to night outfits or just a casual outing. Here is a little outfit inspiration and reasons why we love POL! 🙂

 

POL Tanks

POL baby-doll tanks are one of their most well-known styles. They are cute, comfy, and are perfect for any woman. With unique colors, styles, and trims; baby-doll tanks are a hit! POL baby-doll tanks pair well with jeans, shorts, and leggings. Also add a long fringe necklace for an added feminine touch.

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POL baby-doll tank in the color Strawberry

 POL Three QUARTERED sleeve

These shirts are perfect for comfy fall nights. They pair well with blanket scarfs and skinny jeans for a stylish fall look. They have small detailed trim for a feminine touch and have a Bohemian feel to them with their bell sleeves. Our favorite way to pair them is with leather black shorts or joggers.

 

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POL Quarter Sleeve Baby-Doll top in Black

POL Dresses

POL dresses are cute and comfy! They have the same baby-doll shape as the tanks, yet are slightly more feminine. They come in swing dress designs, as well as long maxi dress designs. They also have the same lace trim detail and unique stone wash look to them. Our favorite way to wear them is with a bright colored bralette and gladiator sandals! A great way to get this look would be pairing the MIA Tall Devi Gladiators with the POL dresses.

 

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MIA Gladiator Sandals
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POL Baby-doll dress in the color grey

 

POL Tunics

POL womens tunics are perfect for the festival goer! They are embroidered with colorful stitching and have an added tassel for an overall boho look. They pair well with shorts or jeans. For a fun way to dress up women’s tunics, add a felt sun hat and gladiator sandals, or for your more classic women’s, tunic look add some colorful denim like these styles from Flying Monkey!

 

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POL Tunic in White
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Flying Monkey Denim in Pink

 

POL Cardigans

Finally, one of POL’s most feminine styles is their short sleeve backless cardigan. the cardigan is just a soft and comfortable as the rest of their pieces, but has a sweet backless detail. This little detail brings a big punch when it comes to style. It can turn any daytime outfit into the perfect going out outfit, and make any casual outfit a little bit sweeter! We recommend pairing them with racerback lace bralettes from Wishlist and denim for a cool street-style look.

 

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POL backless cardi in olive green

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Wishlist Bralette in White

Find all these styles and much more at http://www.gliks.com

Introducing POL Clothing

Fast Fashion: A Style Evolution

“Fast Fashion” is a new term that the fashion industry is using lately. It is changing the way consumers shop and the way retailers stock their shelves. Fast Fashion is more than just a movement, but it is causing an economic shift. However, many do not know what it even means. Retailers are able to quickly react to the popularity of certain items, and are able to hold back on items that do not do so well. Fast Fashion also allows customers to create their own sense of personal style because they are able to test out a large variety of fast fashion items.

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Recently, our intern had the opportunity to study abroad in China and do research on the process of fast fashion. While in China, she observed fabric markets, fabric mills, production factories, showrooms, and finally in store layouts. Fast Fashion excels because the production line in short. One factory in China, had a production turn around of less than 30 days. This time period allowed the brand to excel and gain profit quickly, because they reacted to their customers needs quickly.

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The Outcome of Fast Fashion

Due to Fast Fashion stores are able to produce and sell the trendiest outfits. There is now slight competition for who can get the product out first, however, it also allows stores to re-brand themselves constantly. Stores are able to have numerous styles in stock, with different colors, and different patterns. Furthermore, the consumer is able to be any style of shopper she wants.

Check out these fast fashion styles at http://www.gliks.com!

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POL Baby-Doll Tank in Black
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Everly Clothing Floral Print Dress
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WIshlist Bralette
Fast Fashion: A Style Evolution

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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Magic Tradeshow 2016

Glik’s Attends Surf Expo 40th Anniversary

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Glik's team at Surf Expo

Every January, a group from our buying team at Glik’s attends Surf Expo, the largest and longest running surf, skate, swim and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. At Surf Expo, you can expect to see almost any and every major water-related brand there to introduce west coast trends to east coast retailers. Popular brands that our buying team continues to see include the likes of Roxy, O’Neil, Visla, Billabong and Amuse Society name a few.

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Southern Prep is making a Move

The past three years, there has been an increase in the presence of Southern Preppy brands. Our buyers saw familiar vendors that Glik’s already carries like Southern Shirt Company and Southern Marsh.

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New Brands Coming to Glik’s

Along with the brands we already know and love, our buyers also picked up a few brands that will be new to Glik’s in spring 2016 like Guy Harvey and Salty Crew.

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Here’s a look inside Surf Expo 2016 and a sneak peek of what’s to come this spring at Glik’s!

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Glik’s Attends Surf Expo 40th Anniversary

Buyer Interview: Meet Danielle

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Our team at Glik’s is constantly growing and because of that, we have a diverse and all-around dynamite team. With that said, say hello to our newest member, footwear buyer Danielle!

Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

Sure!  My name is Danielle Berry and I’m the new Footwear Buyer here at Glik’s.  I’ve been in the footwear industry a long time and have had every type of position there is, from part time sales up through store and regional management, to marketing and visual merchandising and most recently, buying. I love the footwear industry!  Shoes are the perfect accessory as no matter what you have going on in your life, a great pair of new shoes can do wonders for your soul!

You’re fairly new to the Glik’s shoe buying team. Were you familiar with Glik’s before you started here?

Somewhat, yes.  Working in retail in the St. Louis market for the past 12 years it’s hard not to know the Glik name. There’s a long history in this area so it’s exciting to work for a company with such a rich heritage in retail.  And Glik’s knows what it’s doing when it comes to bringing the latest and greatest to its awesome customers!

Describe your personal style in 3 words.

Modern. Layered. Tomboyish – I love menswear looks but with a few soft touches via color or texture.  I’m just not very girly.  Also I like to wear denim or harem pants all the time, no matter the weather.  It can be 100° outside and I still have long bottoms on!  I’m just not a fan of skirts or shorts and how they look on me-love them on literally everyone else but they are just not for me.

 What shoe trends are you looking forward to for spring 2016?

Even though the dressed up sneaker trend has been going on for a while, it’s growing ever stronger this year and to me, it’s the most fun.  I think it gives a chic “city” vibe to your look when paired with a great jean, tee and either delicate cardi or structured blazer.  It’s a look that works for just about anyone.

What’s one style rule (not limited to footwear) that you love to break?

Really I don’t think there are that many “rules” anymore, which is so refreshing.  Style is all about what works for you, whether it’s “the right look” or not.  But if I had to speak to one it would be that your shoes, handbag and belt are supposed to match.  FALSE.  I know it’s an old-timey rule but it’s one a lot of people feel they still need to follow.  All 3 don’t have to match exactly but should definitely complement each other.

Congrats! You just won the lottery. What’s the first thing you do?

Well, first I would get the lawyers and financial advisors lined up because I mean, if you are lucky enough to win that kind of money, you really should do it the right way!  But immediately after I would take my family on a trip to a really nice beach resort somewhere- just kick around in the sun and sand with my husband and son, make a ridiculous amounts of sand castles, and drink fun, fruity cocktails with cute umbrellas in them – just R-E-L-A-X and kick it for a while!

What’s the coolest place you’ve traveled for a market? Is there anywhere you’re looking most forward to going?

Las Vegas is always fun, and not for the typical reasons you would think.  The Markets there are so big and you get to see so many vendors all at once.  It’s a lot of hard work and A LOT of walking but it’s a blast.  I’m still young in buying so have only been to New York City a couple of times for day trips so looking forward to spending a little more time and getting a chance to see the city!

What’s the worst footwear crime a person can commit?

Ugh, I hate it when people wear sandals that are either too small or too big!  I don’t care how great of a deal they may be, if your toes look like they are being strangled to death or they are sliding out the front and gripping the ground, DON’T BUY THEM!

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

The product!  I’m mean come on; it’s a girls dream to work in shoes, right? But really, the product is super fun, and it is so interesting analyzing and projecting the buying habits of consumers. Your goal is to have the right product most of the time, but you will be wrong some and that is ok, as long as it’s not too often!  But when you are really right it feels great, especially knowing someone is walking out of Glik’s with a smile excited about their latest footwear purchase!

If you could star in any movie or TV show, what would it be?

A movie or TV show with Kristen Wigg, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake because they are all awesomely hilarious.  I’m pretty sure I could listen/watch anything those 3 have ever done and will ever do!  Aaaand I secretly want to be their BFF…just sayin! 😉

Buyer Interview: Meet Danielle

Standing Out With Stance Socks

 

StanceSocksAs we continue this unavoidable transition to Autumn throughout the US, it’s time for some highlights to help you stand out this fall. With a little help from Stance Socks, we can add that pinch of fashion everyone needs to their garb. I don’t know about y’all, but if I don’t get some double takes in my day, well… then I better be gettin’ them tomorrow.

 

As a brand, Stance is incredible. They saw a lacking in an item that had so much untapped potential. With their passion, they injected life into a product that had been over-looked, and in turn, created a movement of art and self expression. With creative directors like Rihanna and collections featuring Big Sean and Dwyane Wade, this brand surely has the industry on lock.

 

But for as rad of a company as Stance is, it really just boils down to the product. And for fall, these high quality socks are a must have in every way, and for everyone. With the weather cooling down (unfortunate yet true), their socks will keep your feet that perfect temperature both inside and outside. Now lets take a look at IMG_0092some of the essential looks.

Look 1: The Roll

For someone who wears pants everyday, rolling up your cuffs are an exceptional way to show off your sock game. You can adjust the height in order to fine tune how noticeable they are. But, let’s be honest, the higher the better when you’re rocking socks as rad Stance.

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Look 2: The Jogger

Whether you’ve jumped into this trend or not, it’s time to up your jogger game… especially if you’ve got the socks for it. Joggers and socks are a match made in heaven. The elastic cuffs on these comfy pants allow you to show off your eccentric socks. As pictured to the left, joggers get the assist in adding that much needed spice to your fall clothing.

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Look 3: Lazy Sunday

I don’t know about y’all, but when the week comes to an end… I NEED my lazy Sunday. Although, why would you ever sacrifice style for comfort when you don’t have to? With Stance’s already comfy socks, our PJ style joggers, and your coziest shoes, you can make the most of your Sunday.

Look out for these incredible socks in our stores too! We’ve got a wide selection including the Official NBA On-Court line (coming online soon) and soon to be released underwear…

For now, you can see what we have online right here

 

Thanks for reading!

Jeremy Glik

Standing Out With Stance Socks

Do You Piko? Guest Blog by Angela Bruening

We’ve got a special treat for you all! Glik’s Visual Merchandiser and fashionista extraordinaire, Angela, is allowing us to share the scoop on Piko tops from her own blog. After you’re done reading about your future favorite shirts here, check out Ang’s blog for some more sage fashion and beauty advice.

Do You Piko?

piko tops are one of the most amazing pieces of clothing ever invented.  in my opinion, of course.  i could seriously wear one every single day.  if you don’t know what a piko is, here’s the skinny:  they are oversized shirts made of bamboo and spandex.  they come in a ton of different colors and styles.  there’s even a piko sweater!  what!?!  since they are oversized, you might want to size down in them.  I normally wear large or x-large tops, but buy mediums in piko tops.

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I probably  own at least 10 of these.  they are great to throw on with a pair of jeans or leggings.  they are very versatile; they can be dressed up or dressed down.  and the best part, you ask?  they can be bought here for a great price! only $20 for a piko top and $22 for a piko sweater.  this is a bargain if i do say so myself 🙂

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did I mention , piko’s and bralette’s make a great combination?

do you own any piko tops?  I would love to know how you style them!

xoxo, ang

follow me on IG @angbruening

Do You Piko? Guest Blog by Angela Bruening

How to use the Selfie Pole: Selfie Inspiration

The selfie pole is here and we couldn’t be any more excited!

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The Social Media team using the Selfie Pole during product write-ups

The selfie pole (or selfie stick) is a device that helps you take the best picture possible–whether you are by yourself or taking a group selfie. The device has a fully adjustable base that will tighten to any phone width. The base of the selfie pole screws down to an extendable pole and pivots to capture the ultimate selfie!

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Gone are the days of cropping your friends’ heads out and asking people to take your picture because your arms aren’t long enough. The selfie stick will get the whole picture. Just set the timer and pose.

Are you wondering how to use the Selfie Pole? Spread your creative wings and broaden your selfie image! The best part about the selfie pole is that you are never limited to a certain perspective. Check out some of our favorite selfie pole pictures that inspire us.

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Photo courtesy of Mary Saludes

We want to see your Selfie Pole pictures! #gliks on Instagram!

How to use the Selfie Pole: Selfie Inspiration

Glik’s Recap of the STLFW VIP Bloggers Lounge

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The five of us ladies had a marvelous time Friday night at the STLFW VIP Bloggers Lounge presented by Well Dressed Midwest at Scape American Bistro. Glik’s was one of the 25 local fashion and lifestyle vendors that attended the event and in the process we met some amazing bloggers, local vendors and fashion enthusiasts.

Angela bruening, jenna miller, and haley edwards from Gliks

STLFW VIP Bloggers Lounge

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STLFW VIP Bloggers Lounge

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Our Flash Tattoo booth was a hit! Everyone loved the designs and was really creative with their choices.

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Photo Cred: @jillianpye on Instagram
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Photo Cred: @voguerhythm on Instagram

Perhaps my favorite part of the night besides the Flash Tattoos was busting out the Selfie Pole. Let’s face it. It solves all your selfie problems! Check it out in action!

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Thanks to all of the bloggers, vendors, Scape and Alive Magazine for the wonderful night at the STLFW VIP Bloggers Lounge!

Glik’s Recap of the STLFW VIP Bloggers Lounge