New to the Buying Team: Ashley!

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Introducing: Ashley!

Hi everyone! We are just hopping on real quick once again to welcome another new member to our buying team, Ashley Warren.  Ashley recently graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) in December 2018 with a degree in Textile and Apparel Management.   Mizzou is located fairly close to our Home Office location, which is why we have such a great relationship with their program!  Ashley is from Springfield, Missouri so she recently made the move a few hours Northeast to the STL area!

Here is a picture of Ashley posing near the Eiffel Tower while she was interning abroad in Paris, France!

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Ashley is ready to take on new responsibilities by accepting this buying position at Glik’s. She is currently the buyer of Women’s Accessories and Prep Clothing.  She is looking forward to exploring the STL area and learning about the buying process and the world of retail. She’s also excited about learning more in depth detail about relevant brands we buy and working closely with vendors, specifically Kendra Scott!

Her first few weeks working at HQ have flown by, being constantly busy getting into routine.  On her second day of the job, Ashley was even given the experience to travel to her first trade show in Atlanta, Georgia! Ashley and our CEO, Jeff Glik, met with our biggest vendor Simply Southern to discuss their new Spring line. Although she had no idea what to expect, as this was her first trade show, she had a great time and said it was so much fun!

Let’s get to know Ashley a little better….

Favorite Color: Baby Pink

Favorite Meal: BREAKFAST

Morning or Night Person?: Definitely Night

Pets: A Siamese Mix Cat named Hope! Here’s a pic of her sweet kitty,

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Hobbies: Online shopping/Thrifting on Facebook Marketplace

If she was an ice cream flavor, she would be: A Banana Milkshake with REAL cherries! The perfect subtle combo.

One goal she would like to accomplish in her lifetime: Writing a book/novel (Topic is TBD)

Fashion Icon/Inspo: 90s/Early 2000s Julia Roberts.  She gives off good vibes!

Favorite Artist: Backstreet Boys

If she could have an endless supply of any food, it would be: Ham & Cheese Hotpockets

Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: Animal/Snake Print!

We are all so excited to have Ashley on board at Glik’s HQ! We cannot wait to see how she grows with us 🙂

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New to the Buying Team: Ashley!

New to the Buying Team: Suriya!

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Introducing: Suriya!

Hello all! At the beginning of the new year, we welcomed our newest member to the buying team, Suriya Johora.  Suriya recently graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) in December 2018 with a degree in Textile and Apparel Management.  She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri (which is located right outside our HQ!), so she is happy that she was able to find a job close to home!

Here is a picture of Suriya in London, England! She completed an internship abroad to prepare her for this position while also getting to travel before graduation.

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Suriya is very excited to have joined the buying team at Glik’s.  She is currently the buyer of girls, boys, and infant and toddler’s clothes! She is looking forward to getting experience, learning new things about the buying process, and meeting new people.

Her first few weeks at her new job have flown by! She has been constantly busy with shadowing other buyers and writing new orders, but she is so fortunate to have found a position that allows her to do what she is passionate about. One of the things that Suriya is looking forward to in her buying position is traveling to New York to meet with vendors of children’s clothing! Traveling is her dream and wanderlust is her motto; so she’s grateful work allows her to travel a little bit! Speaking of traveling, while Suriya was at her internship in London, she was given the chance to visit Paris, France! This was her dream travel destination, and she is ecstatic she was able to check off that part of her bucket list at such a young age.

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Let’s Get to Know Suriya A Little Better…

Hometown: Born in Bangladesh, but she moved to St. Louis when she was 7!

College: University of Missouri (Mizzou)

Major/Degree: Textile & Apparel Management

Favorite Color: Turquoise (or anything green and blue!)

Favorite Food: EVERYTHING

Pets: Unfortunately, she does not currently have a fur baby of her own, but she loves cats!

Hobbies: Traveling, Exploring, Spending time with friends & family

Fashion Icon/Inspo: Blake Lively (Let’s be honest, she always looks good)

Favorite Artist: Johnny Cash or Arctic Monkeys

Favorite Place in STL: Nudo House! (Amazing Ramen!)

Fun Fact: Fluently speaks Bengali!

Skill She Would Love to Learn: To play the guitar

Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: Anything animal print or oversized sweaters!

Fashion Trend She Hates: Shredded Sweaters or Distressed Tops

We are all so excited to have Suriya on board at Glik’s HQ! We cannot wait to see how she grows with us 🙂

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New to the Buying Team: Suriya!

Glik’s Men’s Buyers Attend Magic Market Week

Men’s buyers take on Las Vegas!

jim Glik and buyers Nicole and Kristin

For most, Vegas is all about the entertainment – whether it’s walking the strip to shop, trying to get lucky gambling, or going out to watch a show. For buyers, Las Vegas is all about Magic Market Week! Twice a year buyers from all over gather in Las Vegas for the Magic trade show. Glik’s buyers are among them, ready to acquire the hottest new fashions for the upcoming season.

The Men’s team started the week at the Agenda show. Agenda is where street wear and action sports meet to combine the industry’s biggest brands and up & comers under the same roof. This show is truly an experience with packed booths, loud music, and an overall casual atmosphere.  For some, the most notable part of the show is the presence of celebrities who come to support brands they are involved in. Big Sean, Rick Ross, French Montana, T.I., & Swizz Beats were among those in attendance at this year’s show. As you can imagine, Agenda is a great experience!

Agenda Trade Show
A huge marquee sign lights the way to the Agenda show
Adenda booths
The booths at Agenda
celebrities at Agenda
Celebrities frequent Agenda to support their brands at the show
Jim Glik and Captain Fin rep
Jim Glik with Marshall from Captain Fin, a new line we will be carrying in select stores this Spring

The Men’s first day in Las Vegas ended at Liberty Fairs. Although it is located next door, the Liberty show is very different from Agenda. This show incorporates Men’s forward thinking fashion in a creative & artistic atmosphere. Liberty gives a big city vibe with guys donning rolled selvedge jeans, Herschel Little American bags, and rocking the undercut hairstyle.

3rd & Army Booth
A look at the 3rd & Army Fall line
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Rustic booth at Liberty

The Magic & Project shows are the biggest Men’s shows. These are the shows we attend to see most of our non-branded and private label vendors.

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Gliks buyer Nicole working on 1897
Nicole working on our private label, 1897 Branded Denim
tees at magic
Lots of great Men’s product!
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You can even get your hair cut at the show!

It’s a lot to take in over the course of 4 days, but the Men’s team had a very successful Magic trip! We love bringing you the best and freshest product and we can’t wait for you to see what’s coming to our Glik’s stores in 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

Glik’s Men’s Buyers Attend Magic Market Week