With summer slowly approaching, the beach vibes just keep getting stronger! One of my favorite parts of summer is the different vacations that we go on. Sometimes we travel south to Florida and stay on the beach and other times we just spend a weekend at our favorite lake, either way it’s relaxing and always a good time!
My favorite part about going on vacation is buying new clothes to take with me. I have recently gained quite the collection for pineapple clothing and accessories! I guess you could say I’m obsessed but I cannot wait to pack up all my favorite pineapple items for vacation!
Our family grew up talking about retail around the dinner table. After college, we worked for major retailers around the country. Then, with that experience under our belts, we came back home to Glik’s. Along with our buying team, we constantly scout the best vendors from New York to Los Angeles. Whether it is Silver Jeans, The North Face, Fox Racing, Southern Shirt Company, Flying Monkey Jeans or Alex and Ani, we make sure you get the latest looks as soon as they are available. And while we have grown into one of the nation’s largest privately-held stores, we have remained agile enough to turn ona dime to react to trends. Our mission is to bring you all this in a way that is warm, friendly and familiar.
Did you know?
Glik’s is celebrating their 118th Anniversary.
Our first store opened in 1897 in Madison, IL and was only 1000 square foot.
Our Chairman, Joe Glik, is 89 years young and still comes to work every day. He helps out around the office and stores by interacting with associates and customers.
We have 60+ stores and in the works of opening two new stores this month. One of the stores will open on October 16th in Sterling, IL and the other store will open on October 30th in Bemidji, MN.
We have stores located in 9 different states.
(Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota)
Michigan is our largest state with 18 stores.
Glik’s corporate office and distribution center is located in Granite City, IL.
100 years ago, we were a department store that sold furniture, guns, and sleepwear. Now, were a specialty store that sells fast fashion and fill our stores with fashions daily.
Glik’s won the Illinois Large Family Business of the
Year Award in 2013.
Glik’s was ranked the 14th oldest retailer in the United States.
You don’t have to live in the South to enjoy the Southern preppy style! Southern preppy brands have migrated into the Midwest and since have exploded in popularity. Full of humor, personality, and class, the preppy clothing brands have collectively created styles that appeal to everyone. Once popular with only college students here in the Midwest, Southern clothing brands have branched out to encompass a much larger demographic.
With brands like Southern Shirt Company, Lauren James, or Southern Marsh, you will never worry about how to dress preppy.
Southern Shirt Company, a new clothing line built around its quality and comfortable t-shirts, was established in 2006 by various college students who were actively involved in Greek life. This Southern t-shirt company anchored their apparel on the southern ideals. The values that craft the brand’s foundation are based on class, pride, and tradition.
Southern Shirt Company’s mission is to best serve their customers by offering unique designs and high quality merchandise. The timeless style of these t-shirts, tank tops and jersey pullovers truly embodies Southern culture.
The founders of Southern Shirt Company had the vision to create one-of-a-kind Gameday designs, while at the same time providing the highest quality products. They were tired of wearing the same boring t-shirts and wanted something unique. Southern Shirt Company t-shirts are made of 100% ringspun cotton and are preshrunk for a consistent fit. They are enzyme-washed so they feel super-soft and have just the right amount of stretch. Their merchandise is designed to be appropriate to be worn on a variety of occasions. You can wear these t-shirts to everything from your lazy weekends hanging with friends to watching the biggest football game of the year.
Glik’s carries Southern Shirt Company products that include t-shirts, tank tops, jersey pullovers, and accessories, such as hats. Their Jersey Pullover is a product that is made in the USA.
Southern Shirt Company tees will soon become “Your New Favorite Shirt™”
Southern Shirt Company is in select Glik’s stores and on our website.