New to the Buying Team: Sam!

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Introducing: Sam!

Hi everyone! We wanted to introduce you to our newest buyer and member of our team, Sam Ryner. Sam recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Marketing Minor! Sam previously worked in our Holland Boutique store in Michigan and was thrilled to hear that our Home Office was looking for a new buyer.  She decided to pack up from her home state and move down to the Midwest for this amazing opportunity to become a buyer.

Here is a picture of Sam outside of the Holland Boutique store!

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Sam is super excited to be a part of the Home Office team and still can’t believe she is living out her dream job as a fashion merchandising buyer.  She is currently our assistant buyer of women’s bottoms, women’s outerwear and women’s athletic clothes!  Sam is having so much fun learning new things each day on the job, as well as exploring her new home town of St. Louis, Missouri!

While working in one of our brick and mortar stores, Sam loved how every day was different.  Each day, there were different customers, different situations, and new clothing that arrived, so she was always on her toes. She is looking forward to working in the same fast-paced environment at home office, but now is getting to see how the process works from the other side! So far, her favorite part about working in Home Office is learning the buying process and seeing all of her work from start to finish. From picking out and buying the clothes, to sending them to the stores and being purchased by customers.  Sam said, “I am learning new things every single day and my goal is to focus on and master the categories I buy.” She also is excited about getting to meet all of her amazing coworkers, exploring a new city, and attending trade shows.

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Speaking of trade shows, a few weeks ago Sam was able to attend the largest trade show of the year in Vegas, MAGIC.  According to Sam, “MAGIC was so much more than I expected, it was huge!”  Since she was a fashion merch major, Sam had been hearing and learning about MAGIC since her Freshmen year of college. “It was so cool to have that image in my mind for the past few years, and actually becoming reality!” Her favorite part of her first show was being around SO many people with common fashion interests and being able to see and choose product that no one else has seen before.


Let’s get to know Sam a little bit better!

Hometown: Originally from Detroit, MI but now St. Louis, MO is her home.

College: Central Michigan University

Major/Degree: Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing

Favorite Color: Mustard!

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Pets: An English Bulldog named Stanley!

Go ahead and give him a follow on Instagram @stantheman0805!

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Hobbies: Workout, Read, Shop, Netflix, repeat.

Fashion Icon/Inspo: Currently, Instagram bloggers and whatever is trending!

Favorite Song: Any of Kane Brown’s music!

Dream Travel Destination: Spending a month seeing all islands of Hawaii.

Fun Fact: Sam has 1 blue eye and 1 green eye!

Skill She Would Love to Learn: Cooking! Preferably anything other than a salad 🙂

Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: Give her all the 90s vibes and grunge feels.

Fashion Trends She Hates: Wearing white socks with all black tennis shoes, tucking in your shirt without wearing a belt, wearing a bralette as a top, LOW RISE PANTS.

Once again, we are all so excited to have Sam on board at corporate office! We love her excitement and passion and we cannot wait to see how she grows with us!

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New to the Buying Team: Sam!

New to the Buying Team: Paige!

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Introducing: Paige

Hi everyone! We are so excited that our Glik’s team is constantly growing and we wanted to introduce you to our newest buyer, Paige Grimmer.  Paige recently graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) with a degree in Textile Apparel Management.  She is from St. Louis, Missouri, so she is so happy that she was able to find a job closer to her hometown!

Here’s a picture of Paige outside of the Columbia, Missouri Glik’s near Mizzou’s campus!

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Paige is super excited to have landed a buying position with Glik’s.  She is currently the buyer of girls, boys, and infant and toddlers, clothes!  She is really looking forward to learning new things and tackling new responsibilities at Glik’s, especially since this is her first job right out of college. She is ready to learn and grow at Glik’s by making new friends and experiencing new opportunities.

It has been a whirlwind for Paige since she came on board a couple weeks ago.  Within her first week of the job, she was able to experience her first buying trip!  Paige and a few other buyers went to New York City, New York where she was able to get first-hand (and hands-on) experience of what her new position is all about.  Paige said she was, “sooo excited! It was so fun, but we were constantly moving; it was exhausting.”  They met with a handful of vendors during the short trip that they were progressing from one meeting to the next.

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One of the coolest things about the trip to NYC was that Paige and the buyers were able to have a few of their vendor meetings in the Empire State Building.  Everyone is always so busy in New York, so she was able to witness that as well.  Paige’s favorite thing about her first buying trip was, “having ownership of my new position at Glik’s.  It is a great feeling and so rewarding to see the buying process from start to finish.  From picking out the clothes in person in the showrooms during the vendors’ presentations, to writing my first purchase order, to seeing the clothes get delivered to the stores for customers to buy.”

Now that the business talk is aside…

let’s get to know Paige a little better!

Hometown: Originally from O’Fallon, Illinois but now St. Louis, Missouri is her home.

College: University of Missouri (Mizzou)

Major/Degree: Textile Apparel Management

Favorite Color: Yellow!

Hobbies: Trying new foods/restaurants, spending time with her friends, taking her dog on walks.

Here is a picture of her sweet pup, Bean!

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Favorite Food: Seafood

Fashion Inspo: Social media, window shopping, bloggers. All over, day to day style!

Fun Fact: During another recent trip to NYC, she ran into and met Tracy Morgan.

Skill She Would Love to Learn: Learning another language, either French or Swedish.

Dream travel destination: Greece!

We are all so excited to have Paige on board at Glik’s! We love her drive and passion, and we cannot wait to see how she grows with us!

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New to the Buying Team: Paige!