BEHIND THE SCENES: RELLEKE FARMS PHOTO SHOOT

Women's Outerwear

Have you ever wondered what our fabulous photo shoots look like from Behind the Scenes? Well, this post is your free ticket in! You’ll get to meet our models from that day, and see some of our favorite moments from our fall photo shoot. We got to meet cute farm animals and show off some of our favorite new fall and winter outerwear, all in one day! Here’s how it all happened:

Glik's Fashion Photo ShootWe started out the day by packing up all we needed inside our Glik’s Van! This helped us to transport all of the fashionable items that we needed to show off during our shoot, and it also worked as a helpful and discreet changing room for our models.

 

Glik's Fashion PhotographerOur fabulous photographer, Alexis Jones, made sure to get some quick pictures of our door-buster items at the beginning of our time at Relleke Farms. She always makes sure to get the best angles in order to show off our products in the best way! Here she’s photographing our favorite, fleece-lined leggings!

 

Unisex Sherpa Pullovers Not soon after that, our models arrived! Since we were going for a fall-themed photo shoot, they decided that they absolutely HAD to have a cute pumpkin pic to start off the day! (I think it’s adorable, don’t you?) And even though the weather started out a little chilly, we made sure to keep them warm and cozy in these sherpa pullovers.

 

CC Beanie Headbands for WomenMeet one of our female models, Randi Smith! She always brings her bright and peppy personality to our photo shoots, and her upbeat nature brings every single picture to life! She looked great in this Spyder pullover and CC Beanie Headband combo, and we absolutely can’t get enough of her positive vibes.

 

Men's ShirtsNext, we would like to introduce you to our most recent male model, Evan Howard! His goofy personality is masked in this photo, but he had us laughing all day long. He started off by modeling some of our seasonal shirts for men, and we loved the sunglasses he brought to accessorize with his outfit!

 

Glik's Fall FashionThese two made our photo shoot so much fun! We wanted to get creative with our surroundings, so we were thankful that they agreed to pose by this colorful tractor. (They were probably laughing here about how much we were showing our true “Midwestern” side by wanting to pose by the farm equipment.)

 

Tall Boots for WomenYou may not know this, but we go to lengthy measures in order to make sure that we keep our products in top-quality condition during these photo shoots. Here you can see one of our social media team members, Candice Greene, carrying Randi on her back so she wouldn’t have to walk around in the dirt with her fabulous tall boots on. Candice had also taken the time before our shoot to put protective tape over all of the soles of the shoes we brought. This way, we were able to keep these beautiful boots dirt-free!

 

Simply Southern T Shirts for WomenSince we were at the farm, we absolutely needed to incorporate the animals! Randi found a cute little piglet friend to match her adorable Simply Southern T-Shirt. It was pretty much love at first sight for all of us with this little piggy!

 

Womens The North Face OutfitAnother adorable animal friend we made was this goat! As soon as we walked towards the critters, Randi made sure to let us know that goats were her favorite. So we just HAD to have her pose by them in her The North Face outfit. This one goat wanted to pose for the camera and it worked out for a great shot! Aren’t they so cute together??

 

Sherpa Pullovers for Men and WomenThank you for joining us Behind the Scenes of this fall photo shoot! Randi, Evan, and our entire Marketing Team hope that you enjoyed this insightful look at how we create our images, and we hope to share future fashion photo shoots with you as well.

Until then, make sure to check out all of our newest fashion at gliks.com!

BEHIND THE SCENES: RELLEKE FARMS PHOTO SHOOT

How To: Men’s Fall Fashion

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With all of the attention on women’s fashion for fall, we had to be fair and give the men a little love too. Lately at Glik’s, we have been getting so many great new styles for men and we are so excited! Fall fashion is literally so simple for men to pull off, even though it can look like they put in SO much time and effort. (We know you guys get a little excited when this time of the year rolls around too.) These new fall styles scream comfort and versatility, which is what any guy wants in their style.  From street styles and layering, to casual and classy, we are sure to have the looks your man needs.

First of all, basics are the starting piece for any outfit, so fellas need to have staple basic pieces in their wardrobe too (think Active USA basic tees or 1897 Henley shirts). Once you have a few picked out, start thinking about your favorite pair of denim jeans.  No matter the wash or fit, they will be the best investment for cold weather fashion. Let’s face it guys, we know you have about 4 of the same pair of jeans because why fix what’s not broken? In that case, check out the amazing styles 1897 Denim and Axel Denim have to offer, they will be sure to become your new go-to.

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Now comes the fun part, layering! To some guys, layering may be a scary thing since they may not know what matches or what styles look good together.  However, don’t fret, fall and winter are the BEST times to experiment with layering and figure out what works best for you! Therefore, we are here to tell you that you can never go wrong with a long sleeve button down woven shirt, like one from Weatherproof Vintage! Then, depending on the temperature, throw on another layer with a cool Patagonia vest or an 1897 Sweater. Complete the look with a versatile pair of Crevo Boots and you’re ready for fall activities!

If you want to go the more casual route, stick with your basic t-shirt or henley top. Next, throw on some comfortable joggers and a classic beanie from CC Beanie or The North Face. Then, bring the look together with a pullover from Free Nature, a lined denim jacket from Brooklyn Cloth, or an ultra-cozy sherpa pullover from True Grit.

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Voila! It really is that easy. We hope you have found some inspiration for your (or your hubby’s) looks for fall! You can shop men’s styles online or in your local Glik’s store! Need even more style inspiration? Check out the looks we put together on Glik’s Official Instagram.

Happy shopping!

How To: Men’s Fall Fashion

Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

Men's Fall Preview

LISTEN UP MEN! We are about to tell you some of our favorite Fall Picks for your autumnal looks. We have classic flannels, casual color block fleece, some new exciting Western styles, and so much more! All of these styles are just what you need to give your fall to winter wear an exciting makeover. Keep reading to see all of our favorite fall 2018 picks!


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The 90’s are back and so are these cozy fleece pullovers. Free Nature makes some great quality fleece pullovers and vests for a classic fall style. If you’re an outdoor kind of guy be sure to check out our new North Face and Patagonia Fleece pullovers for all your outdoor escapades.


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A tried and true Men’s classic for fall is the flannel. These are must have item for items for your wardrobe all year round, but be sure to have a fall toned ones for photo shoots and to keep that Instagram feed looking fresh.


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The Western shirt trend is something that we are very thrilled about! It has that same versatility as a flannel with similar color schemes and button up or down options. Wear this shirt open over your favorite tee or use as a lightweight outerwear layer!


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Don’t forget to stock your fall wardrobe up with sweaters! Sweaters will keep you warm and comfortable into all of the coldest fall days and will be perfect to start building your winter wardrobe. If you are looking for something particularly warm and comfy be sure to check out our Men’s Sherpa.

Go ahead and shop all these looks here, and check out the rest of our fall favorites on Glik’s Official Instagram!

 

Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

ROCKFORD,MIOn Friday June 19, 2018, Glik’s re-opened our store located in Rockford, MI! Check out some photos from their first day.

This store is new and improved, with something for everyone and every occasion inside! Be sure to check out Rockford Glik’s!

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GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

Pantone Colors of 2018

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Every year Pantone releases a palette of colors that they believe are the trend for the upcoming season. Pantone is influential in the world of design and is the global authority of color standards. These are the color trends that Pantone is predicting for the Spring 2018 for both men’s and women’s fashion.

This year’s colors have quite the vibrant ambiance to them. Here are some looks straight from our store that use the 2018 Pantone colors of the year, so you know exactly what to wear to be the trendiest you that you can be this spring. We really love some of these colors and the way they remind us of some of our favorite things in nature.

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater for Women is one of our absolute favorite sweaters, but this Main Strip in Mustard has a serious mellow vibe to it that we wanna wear all day, everyday. This will be the perfect Meadowlark color that will keep you happy during the last of these cold winter weeks.

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For the touch of Chili Oil in your wardrobe try the Beulah Moto Leggings in Burgundy. Or try The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest in Sequoia Red for something that will provide a little more warmth. The Beulah Moto Leggings and The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest have all the earth boho vibes that this Pantone Color intended.

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For a bit of the Cherry Tomato color from Pantone try the Piko Tops Fitted Long Sleeve Tunic Top in Red. This shirt is so soft and has a barely there fit that you will become obsessed with. This shirt will be that bright, attention grabbing piece that your wardrobe has been needing.

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If you are looking for something in the shade of Little Boy Blue, you have to check out this Patagonia Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap T Fleece Pullover. Besides this pullover being a 2018 Pantone favorite, this Patagonia will you keep you nice and warm.


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For a romantic color in your wardrobe, you will love the Pantone color Pink Lavender. The North Face Half Dome Pullover Hoodie for Women in Foxglove Lavender has all the soft color of the Pink Lavender while providing you some warmth and comfort. And because we love this color so much, check out the Elan Clothing Back Lace Up Sweater in Mauve, this will become your new go to sweater.

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The Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Laser cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in Nutmeg are the perfect match for the Pantone color Emperador. These shoes will pair perfectly with any of the Pantone 2018 colors to create the perfect Spring outfit!

While this is just a couple of the Pantone 2018 colors, to read more about the Pantone colors of 2018, click here! And to shop all the trendiest styles, and for all your Pantone Color matching needs be sure to check out Gliks.com!

Pantone Colors of 2018

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!

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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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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.
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“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.

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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.”

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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