Columbia, Missouri, also known as College Town USA, is located smack dab in the middle of Missouri. Columbia is home to the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College, and Columbia College. Each fall the population of about 100,000 sees an influx of over 40,000 students join the Columbia community. Traffic increases and the historic downtown becomes alive and buzzing around the clock with students, visitors, and locals.
Glik’s came to downtown Columbia in March of 2011. The store is located a block from the famous 9th Street in downtown where all of the favorite restaurants and student hangouts are situated. The District, as the downtown area is named, is in the center of all three college campuses, making it the prime hangout spot for students. The quaint downtown offers unique shopping with locally owned boutiques and a few fabulous vintage stores. The restaurants are eclectic and delicious, and if you have heard anything about Columbia, I’m sure you have heard of Shakespeare’s Pizza. Shakespeare’s is the restaurant of choice for locals as well as visiting college alumnae.
The Columbia Glik’s location stands apart from the typical Glik’s store. This college town brings in young adults from all over the country, which means a mix of fashion styles and a craving for fashion forward looks. When the buying team goes out to LA, they buy specifically with the Columbia store in mind. Mizzou is home of the Tigers, and the Glik team has made it a priority to seek out trendy, tiger-inspired apparel on all of their buying trips with the Mizzou fans and Columbia customers in mind.
As you move back to campus this fall, get acquainted with the town that your school is in. College towns always have quirky hangout spots and fun things to do and places to see. Go ahead and give yourself a back to school shopping spree as you wait for classes to get into full swing. The fall essentials this season are Southern Shirt Co tees & tanks, combat boots, colored denim, moto jackets, fall scarves, and of course a backpack to tote around to classes! If you happen to live or go to school in Columbia, stop into Glik’s for exclusive, trendy products for back to school! Or check our online store at gliks.com!