121 Years of Glik’s

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Glik’s started in 1897 and this October we are going to be celebrating 121 years of business! We want to join everyone in on the celebration by having one of our biggest sales yet! We have tons of exciting things planned for this two-week long event!

Let’s get social!

Follow us on Facebook to check out our locations and see where we are coming next, to keep up with our deals, and other exciting announcements!

And follow us on Instagram to find out about some exciting giveaways, cool events, and special deals we are going to be having for this year’s big celebration!

Give Back Tuesday

Give Back Tuesday! On Tuesday, October 2nd we will have our Charity Day. This event will donate 10% of proceeds from the day to: Polaris Project- Human Trafficking Prevention, St. Jude Research Hospital, and The Humane Society of the United States.

Now for the deals you have been waiting to see all year! Here are just a couple of the many awesome deals we are going to be having!

For even more deals, be sure to shop at your local Glik’s and to check us out at Glik’s.com!

~ H a p p y   S h o p p i n g ! ~

121 Years of Glik’s

How does Patagonia Fit?

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Patagonia is an awesome brand that makes clothes that will last a number of years all while trying to reduce their environmental impact.  It makes sense to invest in a piece that will fit you as well as their products will last. Have you been looking at making a Patagonia purchase and you’ve been trying to figure out what size would look best on you? Then keep reading!

While there are many different styles of Patagonia (ex: Los Gatos vest, Synchilla Pullover, Better Sweater, etc) there is only 4 different types of fit for these garments. The four fits are; formfitting, slim fit, regular fit, and relaxed fit. From these four categories we can begin to really figure out which size is the best for you.

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Form Fit: The garment should hug your body. These are ideal fit for base layer pieces.

Slim Fit: Should show off your body type but with enough room that you could throw a base layer underneath comfortably.

Regular Fit: This should fit a little looser. You should have enough room under these types of styles to wear a heavier base layer comfortably.

Relaxed Fit: With this style of fit you should have a lot of room and should be able to layer quite a bit under these garments.

Women’s Sizing Information

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X-Small 0 32 25.5 34.5
X-Small 2 33 26.5 35.5
Small 4 34 27.5 36.5
Small 6 35 28.5 37.5
Medium 8 36 29.5 38.5
Medium 10 37 30.5 39.5
Large 12 38.5 32 41
Large 14 40 33.5 42.5
X-Large 16 42 35.5 44.5

Most of our Patagonia that we carry at Glik’s is going to be either regular or slim fit. For the most true to size fit for those pieces you should try to order the size that typically works best for you. If you are confused about what your true size may be, refer to the chart above. You can take your own chest, waist, and hip measurements to see what size would be best!

In the photos below you can see our model wearing a size small and a size medium of the Slim Fit ¼ Better Sweater Fleece Pullover. If you are wanting more of a looser fit on items that are label as Slim Fit, try sizing up for more of that Regular Fit. But on her true size (small)  the garment is a little form fitting but still loose enough that she could add layers underneath.

how do I know what size patagonia I need?And with the Regular fit style photos you can see our model wearing a small and a medium of the Regular Fit Women’s Lightweight Better Sweater Marsupial Fleece Pullover. These also fit true to size with more room to add some layers slightly heavier base layers underneath for chilly winter time adventures.

what size patagonia would be best for meBe ready to be cozy warm in your well-fitting Patagonia all fall and winter long! Check out all of our Patagonia at Gliks.com! And be sure to see all the ways we style our Patagonia on the Glik’s Instagram.

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How does Patagonia Fit?

Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

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LISTEN UP MEN! We are about to tell you some of our favorite Fall Picks for your autumnal looks. We have classic flannels, casual color block fleece, some new exciting Western styles, and so much more! All of these styles are just what you need to give your fall to winter wear an exciting makeover. Keep reading to see all of our favorite fall 2018 picks!


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The 90’s are back and so are these cozy fleece pullovers. Free Nature makes some great quality fleece pullovers and vests for a classic fall style. If you’re an outdoor kind of guy be sure to check out our new North Face and Patagonia Fleece pullovers for all your outdoor escapades.


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A tried and true Men’s classic for fall is the flannel. These are must have item for items for your wardrobe all year round, but be sure to have a fall toned ones for photo shoots and to keep that Instagram feed looking fresh.


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The Western shirt trend is something that we are very thrilled about! It has that same versatility as a flannel with similar color schemes and button up or down options. Wear this shirt open over your favorite tee or use as a lightweight outerwear layer!


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Don’t forget to stock your fall wardrobe up with sweaters! Sweaters will keep you warm and comfortable into all of the coldest fall days and will be perfect to start building your winter wardrobe. If you are looking for something particularly warm and comfy be sure to check out our Men’s Sherpa.

Go ahead and shop all these looks here, and check out the rest of our fall favorites on Glik’s Official Instagram!

 

Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

How to Wear Denim on Denim

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The fall season is right around the corner and we want to challenge you to try and step out of your fashion comfort zone a little this season! One way to try something new is putting some of your denim pieces together for a bold denim on denim look. Denim on denim, also known as the Canadian Tuxedo, was once seen by a lot of people as a fashion NO, but we see it as a fashion YES, YOU SHOULD BE WEARING DENIM ON DENIM and here is how…


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keep darker denim on bottom

Try and keep your darker denim on bottom. Also keeping the denim more well fitted for you body type will be the most flattering way to rock the double denim trend! 


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add some texture

To make sure to keep the denim on denim trend interesting try adding different textured pieces! A great way to get in your textures are to add a snake skin shoe like these or a sherpa lined jean jacket!


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try a statement shoe & tee

The denim doesn’t have to have all the spotlight! Put on your favorite tee and a bold shoe to try more of a rocker look. Similar washed denim can be a little tricky but with the right shoes and a dark band tee makes this whole outfit look well put together!


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Add colorful pieces

Denim on denim is basically the same as wearing two neutral pieces together. Be sure to add all your favorite statement pieces to keep you from looking too monochromatic.  A well fitting jean skirt with a lighter washed chambray shirt is the perfect way to show off those bright shoes and accessories!


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Throw on more neutrals

Plain and simple, fashion shouldn’t be difficult. Throw on a neutral shoe with a cute bralette and don’t over think it! You can have a trend-setter look with minimal effort when you throw on your double denim with other neutral pieces!


For all these cute adorable denim on denim looks, head over to Gliks.com! And for all the latest style inspiration and to see new arrivals check out Gliks Official on Instagram! What are some other trends you guys are loving right now?

How to Wear Denim on Denim

The Shoe You Need for Every Look

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Whether you consider your style more prepster or bohemian or somewhere in between, you cannot deny that Outwoods Bork shoes don’t fit perfectly in with your wardrobe! The Bork shoes by Outwoods are some of the most transitional shoes that a girl can have in her closet. With a cork style bottom, a faux leather straps, and a SUPER affordable price point, these Borks by Outwoods are the dream shoe!

Let’s talk more about the ways you can incorporate these sandals into literally every look.

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Let’s start with the obvious, they look great with your classic t-shirt and jeans look. This look is simple and never out of place for your cool girl style.  These shoes will also fit in perfectly with all your prep branded tees or a comfy Sherpa pullover for a transitional style.

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Pair these sandals with your rompers and dresses to give you a more relaxed vibe and a very put together care free style. Pair your look with a coordinating bag and you’ll be comfy and stylish.

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For days where you wake up and want to rock the boho look, these shoes pair wonderfully with the THML embroidered tops and dresses.

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Borks also make a great transitional piece into your fall weather wardrobe. These shoes will keep you keep your outfits effortless as you start adding more layers, cardigans, longer tees, and jeans.

Go ahead and add some Outwoods Bork to your shoe collection!  Be sure to let us know some of your favorite ways to wear these adorable sandals!

The Shoe You Need for Every Look

Glik’s Celebrates 117 years of Business

Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better.

Jeff Glik himself would agree, especially in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of fashion. After 117 years of business, Glik’s continues to grow and evolve in the hands of the 4th generation of the Glik family. President/CEO Jeff Glik and Vice President James Glik oversee over 60 stores in 9 states with new stores opening every season.

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Family owned since Joseph Glik sold merchandise from a horse drawn wagon almost 130 years ago, Glik’s Clothing Store was founded in 1897 when Joseph’s son, Morris, opened a small menswear store on North Broadway in St. Louis, MO.5GlrKaUUSHZoVPNIMLr3CUu687YYNudfxQVO8nklVYQ u9AhNWhlKUvAH0u1tHxYojhMBn32sfI9Te4N7R3gemk,a8BrhwLHpBlhVWcp0ej3lfdu04pQC4edgepFzQyTSug

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A lot has changed in 117 years, but this family business proved to be tenacious and adaptable to overcome the hardships of the Depression and the changes of the suburban lifestyle. Like a chameleon, Glik’s has adapted and changed to suit the customers’ needs over the years. Morris’s son and 3rd generation operator Joseph Glik created the foundation of how the company operates today. Bigger than a specialty store but more personal than a department store, Glik’s offers customers small town service and big city fashion.

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Because of the amazing associates past and present, vendors, communities, and most of all the customers, Glik’s has become a rarity in the retail world. When awarded the Illinois Family Business of the Year Award last November, it was said that only 3% of family businesses survive to the 4th generation. Because of the loyal customers and the employees’ support and sense of pride, the Glik’s family of stores continues to grow every year.

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Today the Glik’s family is a large one with over 450 employees company-wide. Celebrate 117 years with us at your local Glik’s store or online at www.gliks.com.

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Take a walk down memory lane with us!

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What was HOT: Then vs. Now

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Merchandising Then

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Merchandising Now

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And they still do!

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Glik’s Celebrates 117 years of Business

{Speed Racer} Men’s Fox.

Fox is a globally renowned brand that offers amazing quality and performance merchandise. A family owned business since its humble beginnings, Fox Racing has quickly risen to the top of the industry.

Moto-X Fox was launched by founder Geoff Fox as a small distribution business for European motocross bikes in Northern California in 1974. Two years later, the company expanded and began to manufacture high-performance suspension and engine components for racers.

In 1977, Team Moto-X Fox was created. They met with success early on, with their riders taking the top five in their first year. Beyond that, Team Moto-X Fox impressed American motocross fans in a way that was not initially intended. Wearing bright red, yellow, and orange race suits that were hand-made by Fox, they became an instant hit; enthusiasts and fans feverishly contacted Moto-X Fox for availability.

Fox Racing has become the world’s leading motocross apparel brand, going on to sponsor, support, and work with some of the best motocross riders in the world. Since its inception, Fox Racing has been committed to developing the finest sports gear, apparel, accessories, footwear, and sunglasses with the racer in mind. Dominating the motocross scene, MX riders now look to Fox for innovative designs.

Fox Racing has become an international leader in the action sports and sportswear industry, going far beyond its initial focus of motocross, but branching out to BMX, MTB, skateboarding, surfing, and wakeboarding.

With professional athletes endorsing the Fox Racing head logo, Fox Racing has become a household name and will continue to be a staple for the racing and action sports industry. By embracing its family owned values and grassroots tradition, Fox Racing transcends the industry and will continue to create products with the highest quality, performance, and design.

Shop Fox Racing for Men in stores & at www.gliks.com.

{Speed Racer} Men’s Fox.

{Neon} Blinded By The Bright.

If there was one predominant trend saturating the runway during Fashion Week in New York, it had to be NEON. Vibrant colors in general are huge for Spring 2012, but the hues most designers fell in love with were bright and bold NEON’S. Although neon is often used as an accent color, this season you will find neon tops, neon dresses, neon skirts, neon shoes, and neon accessories.

So say hello to the 80’s because they are officially back! Okay, so you haven’t sported neon in over 20 years? Worried about looking as though you stepped out of a Boy George video? All you need to do is work these colors in your outfits properly, so it looks interesting and not too flamboyant. We have you covered!

Neon Fashion Tip #1: Start Off Small

If you are a little uneasy as to how to work these bright colors in your closet, why not start off small? Work a bright pink neon tank into your casual Friday look, or wear neon colored jewelry to your trustworthy black attire. For example, wearing a sexy little black dress tonight? Skip the basic black pumps and work in neon blue pumps. Wearing neon colored accessories will add a hint of color and personality to any outfit. For even a smaller start, paint on some summer color on your nails instead of the normal pales and pastels.

Neon Fashion Tip #2: Shy Away From Accessories

When you are wearing a brightly colored fluorescent top, it is typically protocol to keep the accessories minimal. Bright clothing with overly bright accessories will look too chaotic. Another good tip is to avoid matching the same accessory color with the same color in your outfit. Stay away from neon orange jewelry, shoes or purses when you’re already wearing a neon orange dress. Simple!

Neon Fashion Tip #3: Bring in the Neutral Colors

When wearing a bright colored shirt or a bright colored skirt, it is best to try to pair the item with a neutral color. Don’t try to work a neon top with a neon bottom. Instead wear neon bottoms with a white blouse. Black also looks super fab with vibrant hues. When you’re wearing a neon pink dress, work in your favorite black pumps or sandals instead of wearing pink on your tootsies. The neutral colors will help balance out your look.

Depending on your body shape, neon can be less attention grabbing on either the bottom or the top. Experts recommend trying out several different styles and colors before deciding on what works best on you!

Remember: Don’t be afraid of color embrace it! Color can be very flirty and fun, so start shopping! There are many ways to work neon into your closet; check out a Glik’s store nearest you or www.gliks.com for the hottest new styles of neon.

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{Jeggings} Ways to Wear Them.

After knowing what jeggings are, and making the vow to find them in every color, you might need some tips on how to style them! There are several different looks that you can create with jeggings by pairing them with different styles of tops, footwear and accessories.

To Look Cool…
If you want to sport a cool, casual look, wear jeggings with a loose, long top. Wear a beaded necklace, a pair of ballet flats and carry an over-sized hobo bag. You can wear this look on the daily no matter if you heading to class or on your next trip to the market!

To Look Hot…
If you are blessed with a good figure, wear your jeggings with sky-high platform pumps, an statement clutch and a silk dolman top tucked in. If you are on the heavier side, wear an empire style top with your jeggings as it will give out the illusion of a thin waist!

To Look Trendy…
If you want to follow Hollywood, pair up your jeggings with knee-high boots, or if you are brave, thigh-high boots. Wear a long comfy v-neck tee and finish it off with a tailored blazer. This three layered look along with the super sexy boots will definitely make many heads turn in your direction!

To Look Sporty…
For those of you who want a casual, sporty look, pairing the jeggings with sneakers and a loose, long t-shirt or a cute sweatshirt is a good idea. Of course, you can always enhance this particular look by adding sneaks or tops in crazy colors or those displaying bold and comical quotes.

Kick off your weekend right and go grab a pair today!  Give yourself a complete fashion makeover, after all, who doesn’t love shopping? Visit a Glik’s store nearest you or shop online at www.gliks.com.

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Jeggings: Where Leggings & Jeans Meet

Pick up almost any mag and you are sure to spot your favorite celebs showing off their sexy style in a pair of Jeggings.

Ladies it’s time to rid your closet of anything remotely similar to JNCO’s (yes, I said JNCO’s)! Super skinny is in and like it or not the cut is here to stay. If you haven’t scored a pair of jeggings yet, it’s time to celebrate your curves and make friends with this fashion staple.

As the name suggests, jeggings are a combination of leggings and jeans. They are constructed from legging-like material but fashioned to look like your favorite pair of jeans. Jeggings are typically made up of a cotton, polyester and spandex mix and can be found in a wide variety of colors and prints. Many agree that jeggings offer the best of both worlds!

The skinny, stretch material fits comfortably and looks equally fabulous on every gal! Jeggings can be worn with cardigans, blazers, and tunics. Don’t let Jeggings be intimidating, with the right stylizing, jeggings can work for anyone.

Remember, quality is of the utmost importance to ensure your jeggings maintain form and fit. Stop in your local Glik’s to try on a pair and find your favorite style! Our top sellers include Flying Monkey and Silver Jeans.

Silver Jeans Suki Jegging $72

 

Flying Monkey Jegging $34.99

 

 

Check us out on the web: www.gliks.com.

 

 

Jeggings: Where Leggings & Jeans Meet