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!

Magic Tradeshow 2016

For most, Las Vegas is all about the bright lights, over-the-top entertainment, nightlife and endless nights of gambling… but for us, Las Vegas is all about the world’s largest fashion marketplace, Magic!

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The Magic tradeshow is where major players in the contemporary fashion and apparel-sourcing scene gather twice a year in Vegas. The largest, most influential network of merchants, vendors, manufacturers, and fashion personalities gather at several merchandised shows including:

  • Project
  • The Tents
  • WWDMagic
  • FN Platform
  • Sourcing at Magic
  • Project Womens
  • The Collective
  • Pool Tradeshow
  • WSA at Magic
  • Playground
  • CurveNV at Magic

Those who attend Magic market week also have access to seminars, trend reports, up and coming brands, and networking opportunities galore. It’s the who’s who in fast fashion and the place to be for many of the industry’s major players.

Our buying team at Glik’s attends Magic tradeshow twice a year to find the hottest trends to bring back to our stores in the Midwest.

Here is a glance of what our buyers saw while at Magic:
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What’s Hot in Women’s Fashion | Magic Fall 2014

Our women’s buyers are back from Las Vegas where they soaked up the sun’s rays and found what is HOT in women’s fashion at Magic Fall 2014. Here’s what they found:

Skater Skirts

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Bell Bottom Pants

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Joggers/Harem Pants

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Holiday Patterned Leggings

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J.O.A. Jewelry

J.O.A. is coming out with a full jewelry line retailing at $20 & Up. Delivery is late Dec 2014!

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Pink Pewter Jewelry

As discussed in our interview with founder and designer Mireya Villarreal, Pink Pewter has launched a jewelry line. Look for these styles in late Sept or early Oct.

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Lug Bottom Boots

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Wedge Boots

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Boots with Bling

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Printed Dresses

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Denim and Plaid

Plaids and denim shirts and dresses

Signing out of this years Magic Fall 2014

-Glik’s Women’s Buying Team

What’s Hot in Women’s Fashion | Magic Fall 2014

What’s Coming in Menswear | Magic 2014

Our August Magic 2014 trip to Las Vegas was a huge success for the men’s team at Glik’s! With precision research and trend spotting, we will have you looking amazing in 2015! We were able to scope out all of the best product men’s retail has to offer in order to bring it into our Midwest stores. Here are two major call outs in menswear:

1) Denim

No surprise here! As the seasons begin to change, the love for denim has not!

Jacob Davis Denim

In stores now, we are bringing in a new denim brand called Jacob Davis. This premium denim is going to add an exciting new twist to our denim selection for Fall 2014!

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Silver Jeans Company

New jean fits such as the Silver Jeans Craig and Hunter styles for Men are purchased and set to hit stores now through holiday and spring.

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Glik’s Branded 1897 Denim

Exciting new styles of 1897 Jeans are ordered and ready to go for the late fall 2014 and spring 2015 shopping.

1897 jeans

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2) Novelty Prints

It’s all about novelty, novelty, novelty! You didn’t get enough of it in 2014, so we are bringing in new and fun prints to spice up all of our men’s trendy wardrobes for Spring ’15!

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Shannon Forcade–Men’s Buyer

 

What’s Coming in Menswear | Magic 2014