We have been having so much fun getting to know the newest members of our Home Office buying team! Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Courtney Dorsey, our newest Junior’s Assistant Buyer. Courtney helps to keep us on the front-line of fashion in Juniors Tops & Dresses, and we are so excited to have her on our team. She knows the needs our average customer on a personal level because she grew up in Bethalto, Illinois. Courtney also graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a Business Management Degree, and has always had a love for fashion. With her small-town background, and her edgy personal style, she was the perfect missing piece for our buying team, and we already love what she’s been able to add to our sales floors!
Courtney got her big start in the fashion world at the Wild Heart Boutique where she worked as their Store Manager. When their boutique closed its doors, we just HAD to have her as a part of our Edwardsville store team! After no time at all, she was promoted to our Juniors buying team at the beginning of 2020. Courtney told us that she was thankful for her time in our Edwardsville Glik’s store because it helped her understand all sides of the business. Interacting with the customers also helped her grasp our unique Midwest customers’ style even better than she did before. She is excited to buy in an area that she is passionate about as well as getting to learn more about the business side of things. She was invited to go to WWD MAGIC in February of this year, which was her first show! Even though the size of the event was a little overwhelming, being paired with one of our best Junior's Buyers, Johnna Durbin, helped her feel comfortable and confident. Her favorite part about the trip was being able to meet vendors face to face and getting to see and touch the garments she would be buying for spring!
Here's a little more about Courtney!
Hobbies: Loves hanging out with friends, going to the movies, & shopping.
Morning or Night Person: Night Person. Even though coming in to the office feels a bit early at times, it’s nice to have a set work schedule!
Dream travel destination: Wants to go to Santorini, Greece someday (don’t we all! 😍)
3 clothing items you can’t live without: Dr. Martens, a band tee, & jean jacket
If you could be any ice cream flavor: Birthday Cake! 🎂
What is your spirit animal: She thinks it’s sloth because she loves to take naps.
Pets: A dog named Spunky. An adorable little yorkie shitzu who is blind and deaf and lives back at home with her parents.
Favorite movie/TV Show: The Dark Knight
Favorite music artist: Drake and her favorite song of his is Crew Love.
Favorite restaurant in the area: Twisted Ranch in Soulard is awesome! They have amazing mac and cheese. 😋
Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken Dip. Loves making her own!
Favorite Coffee or Tea: We don’t know how she does it… but Courtney prefers to drink water and steer clear from caffeine.
Fashion Icon/Inspiration: Stella Maxwell. She has really cool style!
Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: Midi Skirts
Least Favorite: Bucket Hats. Just not into it yet.
Describe your style: Edgy, casual & boho.
Favorite place to shop (besides Glik’s): Urban Outfitters because everything is so easy to wear! She also loves the Akira Boutique for going out apparel.
What is your favorite item in your closet right now: A cheetah blazer.✌🏻 It spices up any casual outfit, and makes you look fancier than you feel.
How many festivals have you attended & which one was your favorite: She’s been able to attend both Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. (Coachella is on the list for the future!) Both of these festivals are super cool and extremely different, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. Illenium was an amazing to see live though!
Share a fun fact about yourself: Courtney has a sporty side because she played College Volleyball at Lewis & Clark before attending SIUE!
We hope that you enjoyed getting to know Courtney a little bit better by reading this blog. Her personal style shines through in our stores and we can't wait to watch her grow as part of our team!🖤