2017 Fall Preview

Hottest Trends for Fall 2017

Happy August, y’all! It’s that time of the year to start thinking about fall and back to school. We all dread the back to school time but lets look at the positive side of it, time for some new clothes! Check out our hottest trends of Fall 2017.

Women’s Fall Preview

1. Sweaters

The number one staple piece for fall are sweaters. And, we’re not talking about just the original sweaters, we’re talking about statement sweaters. Our favorite sweaters feature a lace up front, a twist back or a choker neckline giving you a fun and flirty look for fall. Perfect for date night, layer one of these sweaters over a bralette and pair it with your favorite booties for an effortless look that both you and him will love!

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3. Sherpa

If you haven’t jumped on the Sherpa trend, now is the time! Sherpa is huge for fall. With multiple different colors and styles, there is the perfect Sherpa piece out there for you. You no longer have to worry about freezing in class this fall, stay warm and cozy with a Sherpa pullover!

Sherpa Pullover

3. Over the Knee Boots

Time to pack away the sandals and flip flops, because boot season is pretty much here! All though all boots are great, the over the knee boots are a must have for fall. Spice up your simple, go-to outfits with over the knee boots.

Over the Knee Boots

4. Piko 

You can find me in a Piko top all year long. From their great criss cross tees to their comfortable sweaters, you can’t go wrong with Piko. The Piko sweaters layer perfectly under all your favorite scarves, that you’ll want one in every color!

Piko Tops and Dresses

5. Vests

We are vest obsessed here at Glik’s! This layering piece is a must have for fall. Available in multiple different colors, our Thread and Supply Wanderer vest will be your new favorite vest this season. We layer our vest over a plaid shirt and pair it with our favorite boots for an effortless fall look that you’ll love!

Thread and Supply Vest

Men’S Fall Preview

1. The North Face

The North Face is a must have for fall, especially for men. Dress up your look by layering a pullover or vest over a plaid shirt. For a more casual look, try a The North Face hoodie or baseball tee and hat. The North Face makes dressing for fall so simple while still looking great!

The North Face

2. Pullover Hoodies

If you’re digging the casual lifestyle, then a pullover hoodie will be your go-to item this fall. One of our favorite hoodies for men is the Keller Pullover by Quiksilver. Available in medieval blue heather and light grey heather, this hoodie will be your bonfire attire for fall.

Quicksilver Pullover Hoodie

3. Sweaters and Plaid Shirts

A quarter zip sweater and a plaid shirt either worn alone or together are both a must have for fall. Every girl loves a guy in plaid, so you might as well buy every plaid shirt you see. Kidding, but really, if you’re looking for the perfect outfit for date night, then grab yourself a plaid shirt and/or a quarter zip sweater.

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2017 Fall Preview

Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

Can you believe there are only a few shopping days left until Christmas?  Me either!  I hate to say it, but I still have a few people to buy for. Nothing like waiting till the last minute I guess. Here are a few last minute gift ideas, for guys and gals, if you procrastinated like I did 🙂

1.  Stance Socks. You may not have liked getting socks for Christmas when you were a kid, but having fun and colorful socks is a must have accessory this holiday season! Stance socks come in a ton of colors and patterns. They have a seamless toe and deep pockets for your heels.  They are the perfect gift for that guy or gal on your list!

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2.  Scarves.  Who doesn’t love a cozy scarf when it’s chilly outside?  Scarves are great gift ideas for any guy or girl on your list.  Scarves are one size fits all that can be worn with or without their coat.

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3.  Beanies.  Beanies can be worn as a trendy accessory or to keep warm when the temperature drops.  Guys and girls alike will love receiving these as gifts.  They come in a variety of brands, colors and patterns. CC beanies are my favorite!

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4.  North Face Apex Etip Gloves:  Not only will these gloves keep their hands warm, they won’t have to take them off to use their phone or other electronics with a touch screen.  They also offer wind protection and have a water resistant finish.  I have given these as gifts before and they were a big hit!

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north face gloves

5.  Gifts-in-a-jar.  If you are wanting to take the DIY route, gifts-in-a-jar are perfect.  They are simple, inexpensive and fun!  For the gal on your list, you can make a Comfy Cozy gift jar.  Add hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, candy canes and a couple of mugs and you are all set.  You could even add a scarf and gloves to make it even cozier :). For the guy on your list:  a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  Fill a jar full of all his favorite snack foods:  chips, dip, candy, trail mix and maybe even a few bottles of soda.  I can guarantee any guy would love to receive this gift idea!

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Trying to find the perfect gift for someone can be stressful.  Especially if you are last minute shopping.  I hope this gave you some gift ideas as you are out shopping this week. Remember, when all else fails, get a gift card 😉

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Happy Holidays!

Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

Glik’s 118th Anniversary | Did You Know?

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About Glik’s  

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. Did you know? Glik's is 118
  • 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 Illinois Large Family Business of the Year AwardDakota)
  • 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.
Joe Glik
“My grandfather started the business out of a horse drawn wagon and today is affording employment to over 360 individuals. That’s what America is all about!” – Joe Glik
Glik’s 118th Anniversary | Did You Know?

Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your support for breast cancer awareness by wearing the pink breast cancer ribbon on your favorite brands! The North Face, Under Armour, and Simply Southern have joined the fight against breast cancer. By purchasing breast cancer awareness apparel you are donating to a breast cancer organization. See below how your favorite brands have joined the fight against breast cancer.

The North Face

Stay warm this October in The North Face Pink Ribbon Aconcagua Vest for Women while still supporting breast cancer awareness. The North Face partnered up with Boarding for Breast Cancer and other breast cancer organizations to raise awareness. They designed a limited edition collection for the season and supported breast cancer awareness with a donation to help emphasize early detection, prevention and the value of an active lifestyle. Wear the ribbon and support the cause!

Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

Under Armour

The Power in Pink Collection by Under Armour is for all the athletic females out there that want to show their support for breast cancer awareness while working out. The Power in Pink Collection by Under Armour was successful enough to raise ten million dollars to create the Under Armour Breast Health Innovation Center. Located on the top floor of the new Skip Viraugh Cancer Outpatient building, this center will provide the most advanced clinical care education, including nutritional counseling, fitness evaluation, and survivorship services. This center will not only help alleviate stress and minimize wait times, but they are also focusing on facilitating collaboration between the medical team overseeing treatment while still inspiring innovation and motivation during every step. Our Under Armour Power in Pink Storm Armour Fleece Big Logo Hoodie for Women is a great layering piece made for a worthy cause.

Power in Pink

Girl’s Under Armour

The Power in Pink Collection by Under Armour is also available for the little athlete in your life. She can help raise breast cancer awareness and celebrate healthy living just like us. Our Under Armour Power in Pink Long Sleeve Shirt for girls is a great tee, with an even greater message.

Power in Pink for Girls

Simply Southern

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about our southern girls! Raise awareness for breast cancer while also sporting your favorite brand in our Follow Your Hope tee by Simply Southern. This adorable tee has an inspiring message of hope on the back that says, “Follow Your Hope to Unlock the Cure.”

Simply Southern

Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

Hoodies for Men | Under Armour and The North Face

The Big Logo Hoodie from Under Armour

You’re probably asking yourself, “Why should I wear The Big Logo Hoodie from Under Armour?” Answer: this men’s hoodie is loose fit so you can be active in it and move around easily. Under Armour considers this hoodie a Storm1 which in Under Armour language means it’s water-resistant. It’s part of the Under Armour ColdGear Collection so you will stay warm and dry in cold weather. And The Big Logo Hoodie from Under Armour is the perfect hoodie to wear to the first football game of the season because you can find one in your team colors.

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The Surgent Hoodie from The North Face

If The Big Logo Hoodie from Under Armour doesn’t fit your needs, then try The Surgent Hoodie from The North Face. The Surgent Hoodie from The North Face is light-weight and perfect for working out or casual wear. These hoodies for men are made with stretch-fleece which makes it breathable when layering. The Surgent Hoodie from The North Face has a hidden interior media pocket making it more accessible to listen to your favorite tunes while running. Enjoy this men’s hoodie on cool fall days to breezy nights; either way it is comfortable all season!

The North Face Hoodies for Men

Hoodies for Men | Under Armour and The North Face

Valentines Day Giftables for Men

Is your man the athletic guy who enjoys an intense workout? Or the outdoor guy who takes in the scenery, no matter the weather? Whoever your guy may be, Glik’s has a little something for everyone. Check out this year’s Valentine’s Day giftables for men.

The Moto Guy

valentines day giftables for men Moto brandsWith brands like Fox and Alpinestars layered with faux leather jackets, we have the hook up for him this Valentine’s Day.

The Athletic Guy

under armour for menUnder Armour is where it’s at this year, and we have everything from hats and socks, to hoodies and lounge pants.

The Outdoor Guy

outdoor apparel for men vanentines day giftsFor the men who love the outdoors, Patagonia and The North Face offer pullovers, jackets and coats that will suit your guys needs.

The Preppy Guy

preppy brands for menWith brands like The Southern Shirt Company, Smathers and Branson, and Sperry Top-Sider, we have your stylish guy covered whether he’s aiming for casual or dressing to impress.

The Funny Guy

back to back world war champs shirtThis guy’s sense of humor keeps you constantly laughing in his presence. Appeal to his funny side with Rowdy Gentleman, Stance Socks, or a silly Box Sign that will truly show him how you feel. Add some classics to the mix with a pair of Vans and 1897 Jeans.

What are you getting your sweetie for Valentine’s Day?

Valentines Day Giftables for Men

Last Minute Must-Haves for the Holiday

‘Tis the season for gift-giving! As you may have noticed, the holidays are fast approaching and the number of days to shop is quickly dwindling. Before you completely finish your holiday shopping, make sure you have all of these must-have items from Glik’s checked off your list…

Plaid Blanket Scarves

We are mad for plaid this holiday season! One of our favorite items is the plaid blanket scarf.

Holiday Must-haves

Men’s and Women’s Under Armour Big Logo Hoodie

With its top-of-the-line tech fabric and fun color combinations to choose from, the Under Armour Big Logo Hoodie makes a great gift for the active person on your list.

Holiday Must-Haves

Holiday Print Leggings

Who doesn’t love a pair of comfy leggings? And with fun holiday patterns to boot? They are definitely a must-have item this holiday season!

Holiday Must-Haves

Grace in LA and 1897 Jeans

Grace in LA for Women is a new brand for Glik’s and it is quickly becoming a must-have item in our closets. And we can’t forget about the guys! Glik’s in house line of denim for men, 1897, is sure to wow the minds of many with its comfortable fit and variety of styles.

Holiday Must-Haves

Holiday Must-Haves

Sweater Dresses

Get her through the holiday season in style with one of our fashionable sweater dresses. We have sweater dresses in a variety of patterns and colors that will satisfy her personal style.

Holiday Must-Haves

Holiday Must-Haves

Men’s and Women’s The North Face Apex Bionic

The North Face always designs its products with a specific purpose in mind. And that purpose just might be to make it the greatest gift ever. The Apex Bionic is one of the North Face’s best sellers, making it a very special gift for your loved ones.

Holiday Must-Haves

Women’s Vests

Do you have a fashionista on your list to buy for? The women’s vests are a hot item this year!

Holiday Must-Haves

Give the Gift of Glik’s!!

Last Minute Must-Haves for the Holiday

Our Favorite North Face Half Dome Hoodies

The North Face brand is named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of the mountain. North Face’s goal was to design gear that could assist the climbers during their treacherous ascend. The North Face brand has 40 years of experience in making durable, high-performance outerwear that has helped people battle cold, harsh settings around the world. Not only does North Face provide apparel for snowsport participants that endure cold weather while skiing, snowboarding, or mountain climbing, it also provides gear for warm-weather outdoor enthusiasts.

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The North Face

One of our favorite items this season is the North Face Half Dome Hoodie. These North Face Half dome hoodies are available for men and women and available in several different styles including full-zip hoodies and pullover hoodies.

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Half Dome Hoodie

The North Face Half Dome Hoodies are made from fleece that is breathable, soft, and comfortable. Whether you want the full-zip hoodie style or the pullover hoodie style, there are over a dozen different color combinations to choose from at Glik’s. All of these athletic-inspired hoodies come complete with a North Face logo on the front of the chest so you can represent your favorite brand.

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Fun Fact: Why is it called the Half Dome Hoodie? The Half Dome logo is depictive of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome.

TNF logo

See the resemblance?

Yosemite's Half Dome
Yosemite’s Half Dome | Photo Courtesy of recreation.gov

Check out more of The North Face’s performance apparel and footwear here!

 

 

Our Favorite North Face Half Dome Hoodies

Shop Our Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

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A treasure trove of Pink Ribbon apparel hit Gliks.com and stores last week, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Show your support in pink this season with brands like Under Armour, The North Face, and Columbia. All three of these brands donate money to organizations from their Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel sales.

Under Armour Power in Pink Collection under armour power in pink collection

Under Armour has created a Breast Cancer line called Power in Pink that benefits organizations in the fight against breast cancer. The Power in Pink Collection from Under Armour features everything from sports bras, tee shirts, and half-zip pullovers to capris and socks. The line is inspirational to breast cancer fighters, survivors, and supporters alike. Each year, they feature a group of women who have battled breast cancer. Messages like Pink Warrior and Go Fight Cure are printed to their Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel.

The North Face Pink Ribbon Collection

The North Face Pink Ribbon Collection

The North Face creates a Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel line every year called the Pink Ribbon Collection. This collection is made up of various The North Face jackets, coats, fleece pullovers, full zip hoodies, and vests. Some popular styles are The North Face’s Denali Jacket, Thermoball Vest, Osito Jacket, and Glacier Fleece Quarter Zip. Each style has pink embroidered TNF Half Dome logos and a pink support ribbon on the sleeve or bottom corner of the garment. The North Face has teamed up with the organization Boarding for Breast Cancer and others to create their Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel Line, The Pink Ribbon Collection.

Columbia Tough in Pink Collection Columbia Tough in Pink Collection

Columbia Tough in Pink Apparel features a collection of full-zip fleece and quarter-zip pullover fleece jackets. On the right breast of each piece there is an embroidered pink support ribbon. Proceeds from Columbia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel go to the National Breast Cancer Association for the fight against breast cancer.

Shop Our Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

Glik’s Fall 2014 Photo Shoot for the BTS Mailer

Our Fall 2014 Photo Shoot was a success! We’ve featured these photos along with images from our vendors in our Fall Back to School Mini-Catalog that is hitting mailboxes this week (but you can view them online now!) PLUS you can shop our WEB SPECIAL: 4 styles of Silver Jeans for Men & Women on sale for just $49.90 each. We are pumped up about this year’s Fall Fashion! You can Shop the Shoot here!

Web Specials

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Prices Valid Until 8/19/14

Fall Photo Shoot 2014

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Billabong Fringe Cardigan Sweater
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This Fox Hoody is a Glik’s Exclusive!
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The North Face 1/4 Zip and Hoodie
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Lovestitch Colorblock Sweater with Flying Monkey Jeans
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In House Brand 1897 Denim has Shirts and Jeans for him this fall
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Roxy Boots are a Must Have this Fall
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This Women’s Fox Racing Sweater is cute and comfy
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Vineyard Vines is Available in Select Glik’s Stores
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Volcom Aztec Cardigan Coming in September!
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Volcom Aztec Cardigan Coming in September!
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A fall must have! Hello Miss Aztec Cardigan Sweater!
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Lovestitch Navajo Cardigan Sweater Coming in Late August!
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Available in Select Stores Only
Glik’s Fall 2014 Photo Shoot for the BTS Mailer