GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

ROCKFORD,MIOn Friday June 19, 2018, Glik’s re-opened our store located in Rockford, MI! Check out some photos from their first day.

This store is new and improved, with something for everyone and every occasion inside! Be sure to check out Rockford Glik’s!

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GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

“A Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take”


With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s time to think about what to get the woman who has been there for you since day one.  Forget about flowers since they will only last a week, at most.  Get mom something that she will be able to cherish much longer.

Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas that we love:

Love Stitch Fringed Shawl Sweater: love stitch clothing

This is the perfect sweater for a mom who loves a cute layered look. This sweater can easily be styled with a basic cami and simple necklace or worn over a denim shirt for a fashionable look. These fringe sweaters also look cute when worn with either jeans or leggings.  The best part is that it’s crafted with a lightweight fabric and easily transitions from season to season. You can find a wide selection of colors here on our website.

Piko Topspiko tops

Piko tops are undoubtedly one of those most comfortable brand of tops ever made.  They come in so many different styles and colors, so they are super versatile and can be dressed up or down.  Don’t be discouraged about the oversized fit of these tops.  They can be styled in a variety of ways so they are flattering on just about everyone!  Mom definitely needs a few of these in her closet!

Elan Cold Shoulder Tops:

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These are the perfect tops for a mom who is a fashionista!  Cold shoulder tops look great when styled with a pair of skinny jeans and wedges for a more dressy look. She can also pair either of these cute shirts with shorts and a flat sandal for more casual occasions.

Alex and Ani Bracelets:

alex and ani mother's day braceletsIf clothes aren’t necessarily your mom’s thing, jewelry is a great alternative.  Alex and Ani offers a great selection of Mother’s Day bracelets. Choose from the Mom Color Infusion Swarovski Set, the Unbreakable Bond set or a Mom Charm Bangle.  With such sweet meanings, any mom would love to get one of these on her special day.  As an added bonus, there’s no need to worry about what size to buy because these bracelets are one size fits all!

And while we’re sure that your mom would love any of these Mother’s Day gift ideas, we’re equally as sure that she also wants to spend some quality time with you! Presents are wonderful… but presents and dinner are the way to go.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

How To Wear Denim on Denim

The ’90s trends just keep coming back! We are loving this denim on denim look and we have noticed that some of our favorite celebrities are loving this look as well.  From Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake rocking this look in the ’90s to Gigi Hadid wearing her denim on denim now, it is still a trendy look that everyone loves.

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How Gigi Hadid Styles Denim on Denim

Gigi Hadid captured this amazing look by mixing two different washes of denim. Get this look at Glik’s with our Elan Clothing Denim Shirt and a pair of KanCan Dark Denim Jeans. Wear your favorite white Converse with this denim on denim outfit. To top this outfit off, add a pair of Ray-Ban’s and a set of Alex and Ani bangles. Break up the blue washes by doing a simple front tuck and adding a belt.

Denim on Denim

Shirt | Jeans | Shoes

How Glik’s Styles Denim on Denim

There are so many different ways to style denim on denim. Glik’s has achieved this chic look with a light wash Elan Clothing Button-Down Chambray Shirt and a pair of very dark washed Flying Money Jeans. You won’t go wrong adding our Shaky Heel from My Delicious Shoes to this double denim outfit. Don’t forget the accessories! We styled this denim outfit with an Analisa Rhinestone Headband from Pink Pewter and a set of Alex and Ani bangles.

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Shirt | Jeans | Shoes | Headband

How To Wear Denim on Denim

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

We’re always trying to find the perfect gift to give to our valentine’s and although there are a thousand of ideas out there your just not sure if she will love it! Here is a gift giving guide that will help you pick out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift that she will love!

Alex and Ani

Alex and AniYou won’t go wrong giving your valentine an Alex and Ani bangle this year! And you’re probably thinking there are just way too many bangles to pick out the perfect one that she will love. Well, here is a little guidance for getting her the perfect Alex and Ani bangle!

If she is just starting her collection then I always recommend giving The Path of Life or the Tree of Life bangle. The Path of Life stands for strength, motivation and knowledge. The Tree of Life stands for hope, conservation, and growth. I think these are the two most generic Alex and Ani bangles that would be perfect for just about anyone.

If you don’t think The Path of Life or The Tree of Life are the perfect ones for her then there are plenty of other options. Another one I would recommend is the initials bangles or the birthstone bangles.  These are more personal and you won’t go wrong giving your valentine one of these.Alex and Ani

And the last option I recommend is the Alex and Ani Valentine’s Day Collection. There are many different styles to choose from in this collection. Pictured below is the Love Set of 3 paired with many other Alex and Ani bangles. I personally love this set because it includes the Love Color Infusion Charm Bangle, a metal beaded bangle and a metal and glass beaded bangle all in the Shiney Rose Gold.

Key Chains and Koozies

Natural Life Key ChainsAlthough the Alex and Ani bangles are nice, we have Natural Life key chains and koozies that would also be perfect for your valentine. These cute key chains are a daily reminder to stay positive with quotes like “Don’t look back you’re not going that way” andNatural Life Koozies “I think I’ll just be happy today.” These koozie are always fun and enjoyable. There is a quote on one that I just love and would be perfect for your valentine, “Live by the Sun, love by the Moon.” Evenif your valentine isn’t a girlfriend or wife, these Natural Life accessories would be perfect for either your best friend or sister that could be your valentine this year.

Simply Southern

For your preppy or young valentine, Simply Southern will be the perfect Valentine’s day
gift for her. From several different styles of tees, to accessories, we have the perfect
Simply Southern Valentine’s Day gift that just about any girl will love!

Simply Southern TeeTees

Give her the Valentine’s Day gift that she will LOVE this year! Simply Southern has ador
able tees that will be perfect for Valentine’s Day, wearing or gifting. One of my favorites is our brick colored one that has the quote “Do Everything with Love” screen-printed on the back. Another tee that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day would be our coral colored tee that has the quote “Let All That You Do Be Done with Love” screen printed on the back.

Keychains

Every girl loves monograms! We just received new Simply Southern Monogram key chains that your valentine will love. Perfect for your little valentine in middle school or high school that needs the perfect keychain for her house gift giving ideaskey or for the sorority girlthat just loves monograms!

Magnets

Another great gift for the girl that loves monograms is these magnets. Your little valentine could decorate her school locker with her monogrammed magnet or the sorority girl can use it in her dorm or put it on her car. Either way, girls of all ages will love this gift!

CC Beanies

CC Beanies

Every girl loves CC Beanies! It doesn’t matter if your valentine is your girlfriend or your daughter, either way they will love it! Coming in various colors and styles, this beanie will be an easy gift to give.

Stance Socks 

Stance Socks for WomenIf your valentine is anything like me then they are a sucker for a cute pair of socks. I wear them around the house and with my tall fall boots.
Other girls have been styling them with their converse and other casual shoes. Either way they will love a fun pair of socks for Valentine’s Day!

Gift Giving Guide for Men

Star Wars Stance Socks

No worries, Star Wars Stance SocksYoda only one for mewe didn’t forget about the impossible ones to shop for!? If your valentine is a Star War’s fan then we have the perfect Valentine’s Day for gift for them! This is a great gift for guys! It’s simple but still thoughtful.

1897 Men’s Henleys

Gift for guys

Another great option for men are these 1897 Henleys for Men. These basics will become a favorite of his. Great for the end of winter and the beginging of spring. These henleys are a must have!

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

5 Must-Have Items for Your Fashionable Mom

Mother’s Day is a great time to show your mother how much you appreciate her and to show her your thankful for all that she does. If you want to really “wow” your mom this Mother’s Day, surprise your fashionable mom with these 5 must-have items.

1. Lovestitch

Your mom will love the Boho trend too with this tie-dye top from Lovestitch. With its tassel detail and flowy fit, she will be comfortable, confident, and trendy.

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Mother's Day Blog

2. Alex and Ani

Because Alex and Ani bangles are personal and meaningful, they make great Mother’s Day gifts!

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Photo c/o Alex and Ani Instagram

3. Piko Tops

Your fashionable mom will love to style the new bamboo Piko Tops. They come in many different styles and colors so you can definitely find one to fit her personality.

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Fashionable Mom

4. Handbags

What woman doesn’t love a new handbag or tote? Get her a new trendy fringe purse or a beach tote for an upcoming vacation.

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5. Scarves

Your mom will be able to amp up her outfits with one of the many different styles of scarves we have at Glik’s!

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5 Must-Have Items for Your Fashionable Mom

Valentine’s Day | The Gift of Alex and Ani Bracelets

Valentine’s Day gives you the chance to express how much you care about your loved one. However, some people need a little help with the sentimental gestures that come along with Valentine’s Day. So guys, listen up! Alex and Ani bangles make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Bangle

There are many different Alex and Ani bracelets, with their own special meaning, so you will surely find the perfect one for your loved one. You can also eliminate the size guessing game since each bangle has a one size fits all design. Make your gift personal by getting a bangle that has a special meaning to her.

Valentine's Day Alex and Ani
Photo c/o Alex and Ani

Surprise her by getting her an Alex and Ani bangle that represents her birth stone. Maybe she would like a bangle with her astrological sign on it? You can even get bangles with beads that are designed in her favorite color.

Birth Stone bangles
Photo c/o Alex and Ani

These made in the USA bracelets are designed to be stacked together. You can mix and match metals and different designs to create an “arm party”. Perfect for several occasions, you can continue to add to her collection and create a story.

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Photo c/o Alex and Ani
Valentine's Day
Photo c/o Alex and Ani

See where you can find a Glik’s store with Alex and Ani near you!

 

Valentine’s Day | The Gift of Alex and Ani Bracelets

Alex and Ani | Glik’s Store Locations + Bangle of the Month

About Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani was founded in 2004 by Carolyn Rafaelian. The brand name is derived from a combination of the names of her two daughters. Alex and Ani creates jewelry that is meant to “adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.”  The brand prides itself on making quality, positive-energy products that are solely made in the USA. Alex and Ani bracelets are eco-friendly due to the fact that much of the materials used to manufacture the products are made from recycled materials. Alex and Ani is also philanthropic in nature promoting certain charities with their “Charity by Design” line, where a portion of the sales goes to the charity that is being promoted.

Alex and Ani is available at the following Glik’s locations:

  • Granite City, IL
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Highland, IL
  • Farmington, MO
  • Olney, IL
  • Sparta, IL
  • Rockford, MI
  • Sturgis, MI
  • Petoskey, MI
  • Alpena, MI
  • Eagle River, WI
  • Willmar, MN
  • Minocqua, WI
  • Charlevoix, MI
  • Carroll, IA
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • Mitchell, SD
  • Robinson, IL
  • Columbia, MO
  • Saugatuck, MI
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • Effingham, IL
  • Vincennes, IN
  • Holland Boutique, MI
  • Jasper, IN

Each month, Alex and Ani has a special “Bangle of the Month.” This bangle will be $5 off the original price all month long. Check out the current Bangle of the Month:

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January 2015 Bangle of the Month

January Bangle of the Month

 Fleur de Lis Charm Bangle

Alex and Ani’s Meaning:

Traditionally used to represent French royalty, the Fleur de Lis symbolizes perfection, enlightenment, and life. The three petals are also associated with the protection of the Holy Trinity. Through these qualities, the symbol teaches us that the order of the universe is perfect and that our souls harness its’ regal power.

 


 December 2014 Bangle of the Month

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King’s Crown Charm Bangle

Alex and Ani’s meaning:

A distinction of achievement, the crown is worn to express divine authority and honor. The king is a beacon of order, strength, and wisdom. Bestow the king’s crown for increased power and integrity.


 November 2014 Bangle of the Month

Alex and Ani at Glik's

Sacred Dove Charm Bangle

Alex and Ani’s Meaning:

The classic symbol of the Holy Spirit, the dove is also synonymous with peace, faith, grace, and truth. On the occasion of John the Baptist’s baptism of Jesus, it is written that the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, came down upon Jesus and remained with him. Wear this charm to express faith and hope.

Alex and Ani | Glik’s Store Locations + Bangle of the Month

Fashion Rules You Have to Break

Rule #1: Don’t Wear White after Labor Day

It has always been said that you should not wear white after Labor Day. Well, that is not the case anymore. In fact, wearing white into the fall and winter can be refreshing and trendy. The trick is to select appropriate fabrics for the season. Heavier and more durable fabrics are going to look better than sheer, lightweight fabrics going into the winter.

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Rule #2: Don’t Mix Prints or Bold Colors

There is a statement to be made with mixing prints. One of the hottest trends right now is mixing floral prints with stripes. Other patterns that look great mixed together include polka dots with stripes, polka dots with floral, polka dots with ikat, plaid with stripes, and chevron with floral. A great way to ease into wearing bold patterns together is to start off by throwing leopard print into your outfits. Leopard print can be treated like a neutral color and looks great with a variety of colors.

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints

Rule #3: Don’t Mix Silver and Gold Jewelry

Mixing gold and silver jewelry is no longer a fashion faux pas. The trick to mixing metals is to make it look like you meant to do it. If it looks like you haphazardly threw on your bracelets, necklaces, or rings, it may not be as appealing. In order for gold and silver bracelets to look good together, it would be best to wear bracelets of different sizes and shapes. Adding a watch creates a very glamorous look. Necklaces look best if they are layered in different lengths, and if you are wearing multiple rings in gold and silver, we recommend pairing different widths.

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Rule #4: Sneakers are only for the Gym

It’s time to bust out your sneakers! They are not just for the gym anymore. A cute pair of sneakers can look fashionable with anything from sleek skirts and dresses to shorts and jeans. There is just something about sneakers that adds a modern twist to your outfits.

Van's Sneakers

Van's Sneakers

Rule #5: Never Mix Black and Brown

Mixing black and brown is definitely not a fashion faux pas. In fact, it can be very chic and trendy if styled the right way. One of our favorite ways to mix black and brown is to wear black leggings or jeans with a great pair of brown boots.

Mixing Black and Brown

Rule #6: Backpacks are only for Class

No need to dismiss a cute backpack. A fabulous new trend is to carry a backpack instead of a purse! Not only is a backpack super-functional, it also makes a very trendy fashion statement. A solid color backpack looks great if you are wearing an outfit with bold prints and colors. However, if you want to jazz up a simple outfit, a backpack with bright colors or cool patterns will do the trick.

Volcom Backpack

Fashion Rules You Have to Break

Glik’s Boutique Concept Store Opens in Holland, Michigan

Glik's Boutique in Holland, MI

This past Friday, May 2, 2014 marked the opening of Glik’s boutique, our first-ever women’s boutique, located at 37 East 8th Street in beautiful Holland, Michigan. While Glik’s had opened a store in Holland a year and a half prior that carried both men’s and women’s apparel, the inspiration for Glik’s Boutique came after the Holland customers requested more women’s fashion. While maxed out in space in our then current location, the opportunity arose to form both a Men’s Shop and a Women’s Boutique.

So at 10:00 am Friday morning, we cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of Glik’s Boutique while just moments before we had celebrated the opening of the Glik’s Men’s Shop. And that wasn’t the only event being celebrated in Holland that morning.

Mr. Glik in Holland, Michigan

Mr. Glik at Glik's Boutique

Friday kicked off the 85th annual Tulip Time Festival in Holland, where there are around 6 million tulips planted and ready to soak up the springtime sun. Mr. Glik, pictured above, was in attendance along with owners and chief merchants Jeff and Jim Glik.

Glik's Boutique in Holland, MI

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Brock Finnestad painting the new store
Glik's Boutique
Logan Tomlin from Olney steaming the new merchandise

It takes a lot of time, effort, and talent to open a new store. We could not have made opening two incredible stores possible without all the hard work from our amazing employees. All elements of preparation are necessary for a successful store opening. Everything from painting the interiors to prepping the merchandise for customers is important.

Grand Opening Glik's Holland, Michigan
Angela Bruening – Visual Coordinator with Jessica Lemay

Glik's Boutique

Holland Glik's Boutique

Glik's Boutique

Our amazing visual merchandising team has made this Glik’s Boutique one-of-a-kind. They have re-purposed old bicycles, luggage, clipboards, and picture frames to create unique displays for the merchandise.

Holland Glik's Boutique

Glik's Boutique

Glik's

Holland, Michigan

Pink Pewter
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Everything from chic dresses, tops, jeans, and accessories to the latest fashion footwear is now available.  With brands like Everly Clothing, Love Stitch, Silver Jeans, L.A. Idol, Alex and Ani, Pink Pewter, and Sperry, there is sure to be something for everyone! The Glik’s Boutique will also stay up-to-date with L.A. fast fashion and carry the hottest trends. These trends include maxi dresses and skirts, floral prints, crop tops, high-waisted jeans and shorts, gladiator sandals, and statement jewelry.

If you are ever in the Holland, Michigan area, stop on by!

Click here to find a location near you.

Here are some more memories captured this past weekend at the Glik’s Boutique…

Holland, Michigan
Mr. Glik and LeaAnn Runyon

Glik's Boutique

Glik's Boutique

Glik's Boutique

 

Glik’s Boutique Concept Store Opens in Holland, Michigan