121 Years of Glik’s

121 years

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

Holiday Outfits |Glik’s Style|

The holidays are upon us and you know what that means!  Christmas parties, dinners out with friends and New Years Eve, of course.  So many reasons to dress up and buy a new outfit.  I personally love a great LBD.  They are easy to style and black is a color that looks great on everyone.

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Here are some of my favorite holiday outfits:

BB Dakota Elise Ombré Dress.  This dress is perfect for a holiday get together or a night out on the town. Since this dress is basically an accessory in itself , choose simpler accessories like a great pair of stud earrings and a stack of bangle bracelets.  No necklace is needed!

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BB Dakota Sabrina Sequin and Lace Dress.  This is a gorgeous LBD that will be sure to turn some heads wherever you go! Throw your hair in a messy bun, put on your favorite black heels, an arm full of bracelets and you are ready for a night out on the town!

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Elan Dress with Lace Inset Sleeves.  This one is my favorite.  The color combined with  feminine lace details is stunning!  It is flowy just enough so it’s figure flattering and comfortable.  You will need to wear a slip with this dress since it is sheer.  Add black tights or leggings, a smokey eye (try the Naked Smokey eye palette by Urban Decay), a nude lip (Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble by Kat Von D is one of my favorites), a long pendant necklace and a pair of black booties and you will be the envy of every woman at the party!

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Jack by BB Dakota Candra Rayon Chali Jumpsuit.  This is a great choice for a woman who is a trendsetter.  It is very sleek and a bit edgy.  It’s the perfect choice for a holiday outfit if you really don’t want to wear a dress to your event.  A strappy heel and gold accessories are a must with this look.  Don’t forget your red lipstick.  Try Audacious by MAC for a great pop of color!

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We all want to be the best dressed woman at the party so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone when getting dressed up for the holidays. Just remember if your dress has a lot going on (sequins, crystals, etc), keep your accessories simple.  Play up your makeup instead with a bold lip or a smokey eye.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Outfits |Glik’s Style|

New Year’s Outfit for Men: Bring in 2016 Right

New Year's Outfit for MenWith Christmas upon us, New Year’s is just around the corner. So, how are you gonna dress your hubby?… Or yourself for that matter. Whether you need an extra gift for yourself or a man in your life, I’ve hand picked a New Year’s Outfit for Men that’s sure to get some compliments when that clock hits midnight.

So for New Year’s, what exactly is the criteria? Well, for most, you want to stand out with class, but not be THE standout. At Glik’s, we have plenty of options for a New Year’s Outfit for Men that fall just inside that perfect medium.

New Year's Outfit for MenEven though the weather has been absurdly warm, I’d be willing to bet the chill will be back for New Year’s. And with that, comes a prime opportunity to rock a new quarter-zip or sweater. For the more outdoorsy male, I’d be sure to grab this Kuhl quarter-zip. It will still leave you with that rugged feel, yet a classy one at that. New Year's Outfit for MenHowever, we do have great options on trendy, yet classy, sweaters. This one here is easily my favorite. Aztec just really gets to me you know???

Next up, let’s talk about some shirts. We have plenty of shirts that surely won’t break the bank, and just about all of them will look great with the above outerwear. You can find them all on one page here.

Next, let’s move down a bit to the pants. Personally, I cannot recommend better pants than these. New Year's Outfit for MenAs the comfiest khakis I’ve ever worn, it’s no wonder why I put them on here. They have some stretch to them that adds an incredible level of comfort, and to top that off, the color is perfect. However, I get that some people may want to rock some denim, and in that case, I’d have to go with these 1897 jeans as my favorites.

Now, to top off the outfit, it’s all about what’sNew Year's Outfit for Men at the bottom of those feet. Shoes are cool, but socks can really add that extra style to an outfit. Here, we have a plethora of stylin’ Stance socks to bring in the New Year with.

New Year's Outfit for MenFinally, as cool as socks can be, shoes really are important. Also, they really can be a great means of showing off your socks. Check out the picture to the right and upper right as an example. For me, Chukkas are without a doubt the best trend in footwear right now. They are classy, functional, and can still look great after getting down and dirty. Here, you can find my personal favorite Chukka we carry. It’s Timberland, so you know the quality is there. However, because the quality comes with a bit of a price, here is a close second that won’t break the bank.

Hope you enjoyed this helpful holiday blog, and have a great New Year!

-Jeremy Glik

New Year’s Outfit for Men: Bring in 2016 Right

5 Gift Ideas for Her Under $50

We have come up with a gift guide that is dedicated to all the gals on your gift-giving list.  All of these gift ideas would be great to give to your mom, sister, bestie or co-worker.  And they are all priced under $50!

1.Thread and Supply Wanderer Vest.  This vest is easy to layer and comes in multiple colors.  It looks exactly like a vest sold in another store, but ours is a third of the price at $39. Go ahead and buy one for yourself too!

Wanderer Quilted Vest gift ideas

2.  Piko Tops. Piko tops are literally the most comfortable and versatile tops made.  They are soft and oversized, yet have a flattering fit.  They can be worn with skinny jeans or leggings.Piko tops come in several colors, sleeve lengths and necklines. Who ever you buy one for will be hooked!  Did I mention there’s also a Piko Sweater and a Piko Dress?

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3.  Blossom Pita Riding Boot. The Pita Riding Boot is a perfect choice for the gal on your list that is footwear fanatic.  They look great worn with dresses, skinny jeans, or leggings and they are available in cognac and black.

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4.  Plaid Blanket Scarves.  She can wear a blanket scarf with her coat or to complete her outfit.  They come in a plethora of colors. Since they are basically a one size fits all item, you can gift them to any gal on your list!

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5. C.C. Beanies. Another one size fits all gift idea, you seriously can’t go wrong with a beanie! We have a wide variety of colors and styles available on gliks.com so you’ll be able to find one that she’ll love. Not only are beanies a hot item right now, but this trend will carry on year round so she will get a lot of use from this gift!

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We hope this gives you some great gift ideas while you are shopping for the ladies on your list…. or you are just shopping for yourself 🙂
5 Gift Ideas for Her Under $50

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Party Snack Mix Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Party Snack

St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite times of the year, so what better way to celebrate than to whip up a tasty concoction to snack on? Whether you plan on making this Party Snack Mix with your little ones or need a snack to munch on with your Irish Brew, this St. Patrick’s Day snack will be a crowd pleaser! More importantly, this recipe is super easy and only requires a microwave and simple utensils to make!

You Will Need:

  • Microwave
  • Counter or Table Space
  • Large Bowl for Mixing
  • Microwave Safe Glass Bowl for Almond Bark
  • Large Spoon
  • Wax Paper
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Green Sprinkles

Ingredients For Party Snack Mix:

  • 5 c. Chex Cereal
  • 2 c. Mini Marshmallows
  • 6 c. Popped Popcorn
  • Small Bag of Pretzels
  • 24 oz. Block of Almond Bark
  • 2 c. Peanuts
  • 2 c. Mini Reese’s Cups Cut in Halves
  • 8 oz. Bag Mint M&M’s

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This is your special mix, so feel free to adjust the quantity to suit your personal tastes. You can even spice it up and add other ingredients such as chocolate chips, raisins, or yogurt bites! Have FUN with it! Adapt this recipe to use on other holidays as well. Add pastel egg M&M’s for Easter, candy corn for Halloween, or peppermint for Christmas. The possibilities are endless!

Directions for Party Snack Mix:

1.  Start out by popping the popcorn and measuring it out over a sheet of wax paper in a single layer.

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2.  Melt 1/3 of the Almond Bark in a glass bowl in the microwave. We recommend heating the bark in 30-second increments to avoid over heating.

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3.  When the Almond Bark is melted and smooth, drizzle the entire contents over the layer of popcorn evenly with a large spoon.

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4.  Immediately after you are done drizzling the Almond Bark over the popcorn, apply a layer of green sprinkles to the popcorn so it sticks. Set aside the popcorn to cool and harden.

5.  Next, measure the Chex cereal and marshmallows into a large bowl and set aside.

6.  Repeat step 2 and melt another 1/3 of the Almond Bark in the microwave.

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7.  Once the Almond Bark is melted and smooth, add 15-20 drops of green food coloring and stir until blended. This will start to stiffen the Almond Bark, so complete the next steps quickly.

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8.  Pour the green mixture over the top of the Chex cereal and marshmallows and stir with a spoon until it is evenly blended.

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9.  Pour the newly mixed Chex and marshmallow combination over a sheet of wax paper and spread out. Set aside the cereal mixture to cool and harden.

10.  Repeat step 2 again and melt the last 1/3 of the Almond bark until it is melted and smooth.

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11.  Dip the pretzels into the Almond Bark and lay them on a new sheet of wax paper. Don’t worry about covering the entire pretzel before laying it down.

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12.  Coat the pretzels with your green sprinkles while the Almond Bark is still melted. Repeat until Almond Bark is gone.

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13.  Once the Almond Bark is cool and hardened, break up the popcorn and cereal mixtures and evenly layer them into your storage container. We started with the popcorn, cereal, and pretzels. We then added the peanuts, M&M’s, and Reese’s to the top since they are small and fall to the bottom easily.

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14.  Enjoy!!

Congratulations! You have successfully put together a yummy St. Patrick’s Day holiday treat for everyone! We are super impressed with your skills!

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St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Party Snack Mix Recipe

Take the Pledge: Patagonia

Almost two years ago, I came across this ad that caught me completely off guard. Patagonia ran an ad urging its outdoorsy customers to buy less–“Don’t Buy This Jacket” – sit out Cyber Monday, and really consider the purchases that you intend to make.

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Take the Pledge

Do you really need this jacket? I respect and connect with the message that Patagonia’s founder and owner, Yvon Chouinard was attempting to relay to us, the consumers. With a company mantra of “reduce, repair, reuse, recycle.” it’s not hard to grasp the meaning behind this thoughtful stance,

 

“Patagonia is to corporate sustainability what Steve Jobs was to computers.”

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Patagonia donates 1 percent (1% for the Planet) of its sales to environmental causes and co-founded the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, where the aim is for companies to lighten their environmental footprints. Dare I mention Patagonia’s other programs that facilitate to their “Becoming a Responsible Company,” model? In case you’re further interested, you can visit Patagonia’s website here and learn just how environmentally involved this outdoors brand is. I think my favorite is the Employee Activism. Patagonia provides its employees numerous opportunities to support environmental work. The Environmental Internship Program was created to further involve Patagonia (time and muscle, not just monetary) in conservation efforts. Here’s the cool part,

 

Through the program, employees can leave their jobs for up to two months to work for the environmental group of their choice. Patagonia continues to pay their salaries and benefits while they’re gone, and environmental groups worldwide get them for free. To date, more than 900 employees have taken part in the program.”

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In line with the “reduce, repair, reuse, recycle” motto; Patagonia uses both recycled bottles and organic cotton in the production of its apparel, as well as uses solar panels to provide most of the electricity at its headquarters. Patagonia also accepts back used merchandise to recycle it into new fabric or reuse it for new product.

Because we believe in Patagonia’s mission we’re offering 25% off select product from Patagonia, both in-store and at gliks.com through December 1st, 2013.

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Take the Pledge: Patagonia

Lace Get Together

Ladies and Gentlemen, that “special” day is fast approaching, so bust out your pink pens, conversation hearts, and Hallmark cards. Guys, be sure to make your dinner reservations and order those dozen roses to be delivered ahead of time so you’re not stressing out at the last minute.  Ladies, get out your finest frocks of silk, satin, chiffon, and of course, lace.

 

Yep, it’s Valentine’s Day.  What outfit is not complete without the edition of lace… somewhere.

Here are a few of our favorite lace inspired item:

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Top/ Dress / Necklace

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 Dress / Bangles / Dress

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Taste of Lace Scarf

Be sure to check us out online to find more Valentine’s Day inspired items!

Lace Get Together

Bling in the New Year

With New Year’s Eve only a few days away, it’s time to narrow down your options and decide what to wear. If your party plans involve a swanky gathering with all of your friends or a night out on the town with no set path, we have just the right outfit for your adventure.

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Dress: Jack by BB Dakota (here)

Accessories: (here)

If you’re still burnt out from all that strenuous holiday shopping, then I suggest pulling out that trusty LBD you keep nestled in you closet and dressing it up for whatever occasion you have ahead of you. Recharge your classic dress by pairing it with glittery accessories like a glitzy statement necklace or chandelier earrings, adding shimmery heels and maybe even an accented clutch.

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Jeans: Miss Me (here)

Top: Jack by BB Dakota (here)

Shoes: (here)

If you’re more “at home” in a comfy pair of jeans then I would suggest denim with a little glitz to it. Go-to brands like Miss Me and LA Idol Jeans are known for their “blinged out” back pocket designs and are worthy of any NYE bash. Just pair these designer inspired denim jeans with a cute fashion top, statement heels, and accessories for a complete look. Once you have your outfit complete all you’ll need is hair & makeup. Be sure to visit us on Pinterest for New Year’s Eve ideas!

Now all you need is a kiss 3…2…1…Happy New Year!!!

Bling in the New Year

Tis the Season…

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Okay, so it’s down to the wire, ONLY 4 more shoppable days til Christmas. Exciting, huh?

Maybe… for most of us,

BUT if you’re a true “Gifter” then you’re gifting is never quite complete until all of the stockings are SUPER stuffed (you even made a few extra…just in case), the bottoms of each of your (differently decorated) Christmas trees are spitting presents because they’re sooo full, and your credit card is maxed out (you will avoid the sight of that bill til AFTER the holidays).

Well, my philosophy is that…

  1. This season ONLY comes ONCE a year and let’s face it, the older you get, the less exciting “getting older” becomes. So spread the loving cheer, yo! #truestory
  2. Who doesn’t like to go EXTREME shopping? It’s not like you have to feel guilty about it… your shopping is an act of selflessness BECAUSE you’re purchasing items for OTHERS out of the “goodness” of your own happy heart. #gifter
  3. You’ve had ALL YEAR to save for this event, if you haven’t, then you have ALL OF NEXT YEAR to pay it off. #smarterthanyouraveragebear
  4. Who doesn’t LOVE the reaction kids get when they’re tearing apart the paper of a present. You KNOW you wish you could still behave that way… think of it “being” Christmas as an excuse to be a kid again (if only for a moment).  #childhood #flashback
  5. There is one plain and simple truth that takes precedence over ALL other reasoning…

…It’s the fact that giving to others (in any form) is good for the soul.

In the words of Truman Capote, from A Christmas Memory­–

It’s bad enough in life to do without something YOU want; but confound it, what gets my goat is not being able to give somebody something you want THEM to have.”

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Tis the Season…

Warm Thoughts for the Holidays

Are you excited for the holidays? Seriously, Christmas is only 10 days away, and I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. I want to send out a big “Congratulations” to those responsible people who had strategically planned and prepared for this time of year! I bet your Christmas trees are already beautifully decorated and stuffed full of wonderfully wrapped gifts. I’m slightly envious of your “I’m on top of my game” abilities.

I would like to classify myself in that charming group called “the rest of us.” Members of this group like to define their holiday behavior as “risky.” We tend to live on the edge, a daredevil of sorts in regard to our gift giving choices.  Our logical action plan is to stalk the sales, waiting to the proverbial last minute when the final holiday storm hits and the sea of (fellow) holiday shoppers swell and crash like waves of (almost there) bah-hum-bug attitudes.  We are the Evel Knievals of our chosen profession, and we like it!

So… to spread the love AND to assist in producing your warm & cozy, happy holiday thoughts I have compiled a list of MUST-HAVE outdoor apparel from three of our major outerwear brands!  Be sure to check us out online for great holiday deals (sales) on popular brands!

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Let us help produce your “happy thoughts” this holiday season!!

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The North Face Women’s: 1.Osito Jacket/ 2.Khumbu Jacket/ 3.Fav-our-ite Pullover Tech Hoodie/ 4.Boundary Triclimate Jacket

The North Face Men’s: 5.Half Dome Hoodie/ 6.Apex Bionic Jacket/ 7.Khumbu Jacket/ 8.TKA 100 Microvelour Glacier ¼ Zip

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Spyder Women’s: 1. Virtue Full Zip Core Sweater/ 2.  Major Cable Core Sweater

Spyder Men’s: 3. Patsch Softshell Jacket/4. Outbound Half Zip Sweater/ 5. Patsch Novelty Hoody Softshell Jacket

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Patagonia Women’s: 1. Better Sweater Full Zip Hoodie/ 2. Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover/ 3. Down Sweater

Patagonia Men’s: 4. Down Sweater / 5.Slingshot Down Vest/ 6. Better Sweater Quarter Zip

Warm Thoughts for the Holidays