Fashion Forward

New to the Buying Team: Alli!

2020 has been the year of NEW: new routines, new normals, new emotions, etc. So, what better time than now to introduce you all to our newest member of the buying team, Alli Phaup! Alli is from Columbia, Missouri and graduated with a degree in Textile and Apparel Management with an emphasis in Marketing & Merchandising & Product Development! Also, while finishing up her college career at Mizzou, Alli worked at our Columbia, MO boutique location as the Assistant Manager.

New Stores & Renovations

2020 has already been a year to remember for so many different reasons. However, at Glik's we will be remembering this year as a brand new start for some of our stores! We have opened a few locations that we wanted to share with you, and we have revamped some that needed a little extra TLC. Keep scrolling to see the beautiful photos of these brand-new/renewed locations as well as some stories from their store's team members. We're excited about our continued growth, and we look forward to our new Home Office and Web Distribution location that will be coming in Spring 2021! 

Glik's Summer Travel Guide

If you're like us, your original summer plans were probably scrapped, and now you're back to the drawing board! Due to health safety concerns, a lot of people have cancelled their previously planned summer getaways and are opting for a vacation much closer to home. Because of this travel trend, we wanted to provide a summer travel guide full of our favorite places that are close to our hearts and to our communities that we've been planted in across the Midwest. So, from our travel plans to yours, here are some of our favorite local getaways: 

Curbside Pick-up & Opening Store Details!

We are so excited to announce that some of our stores have finally been able to start offering a shopping experience for their communities again! Curbside Service and Safety-First In-Store Shopping are now our new norm, but we are happy that it offers us a chance to see our customers that we've been missing this past month. ❤ We hope you'll get the chance to join us if you're able. Want to know all the details on these new services? Keep reading!

We Miss Our Communities!

At each and every one of our stores, we have amazing associates that take the time to build lasting bonds with their customers & their local communities. During this time of forced isolation, the general consensus from our Glik's family is that this separation from their stores has been a struggle! To not see the people that they've formed friendships with while they've worked with our company has been heartbreaking. This time is causing us all to find more and more ways to connect and reach out through social media, so that we won't lose these bonds that we've built. We want to be a light of positivity and love; a welcoming place to be even though we can only experience this connection through social media. 

New to the Buying Team: Victoria!

Hello! We wanted to introduce you all to one of the newest members of our Home Office family, Victoria Johnston. Victoria is from Glen Carbon, IL which is super close to our HQ. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design & Marketing, which is perfect for her buying position! She is currently the Senior Assistant Buyer for Women’s Bottoms, Women’s Outerwear, Women’s Athletic, and State Specific Merchandise.

Our Groundbreaking Story

OUR HOME OFFICE IS MOVING, & we’re taking our distribution and fulfillment center along for the ride!!! Glik’s HQ has happily lived in Granite City, Illinois for the past 50+ years, and we are thankful for the friendships and for all the support we’ve received in Madison County through the years. However, we are ready to reach towards something new because we’ve outgrown our current office space! 

New to the Buying Team: Courtney!

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!

What We're Seeing in 2020

It's the beginning of a new year as well as a new decade, and we are so excited about all the newest trends that we're seeing! Since there is so much newness coming our way, I thought it would be fun to interview our buying team to see what they thought would be big in their area of expertise for the coming year. So, here's what we're seeing in 2020:

Happy Holidays @ Your Local Glik's

If you have a Glik's store near you and you haven't yet planned a shopping visit during the Holiday season... you're missing out!!! Here's why: at Glik's, we like to have FUN during the holidays! This year we celebrated with 32 different VIP events throughout the company, a bunch of our stores wrapped their customer's gifts for free, and all of our associates are dressed to the nines in order to spark fashion inspiration for all visitors who walk in their doors! If you still don't think you'll have time to stop in, keep reading so you can experience a Glik's Christmas through this blog post.

Celebrating 122 Years!

Just in case you didn’t know, Glik’s is a family-owned company that was founded back in 1897. Four generations later, with 68 beautiful brick and mortar stores throughout the Midwest (soon to be 69) and a fast fashion website, we are so excited to announce that we are still thriving at year 122! Since this is a pretty big milestone, we wanted to celebrate this year with a BANG!! For our 122nd Anniversary, we have sales, giveaways, and fun surprises to keep this party running strong, two weeks long. In this blog we will break down all of our special events, sales and more so you can know all you need to in order to celebrate with us in style.

New to the Buying Team: Abby!

We are excited to introduce you to Abby Meyer, our new Assistant Buyer of Crossover Clothing! Originally from Hillsboro, Illinois, Abby started with Glik’s as an associate at our Edwardsville, Illinois location.  She loved the company and the atmosphere that Glik’s holds as well as being able to help people face to face in the store.  While working at our Edwardsville location, Abby was studying to get her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management from Stevens Institute in St. Louis!

New to the Buying Team: Anna!

We are so excited to introduce you to Anna Cerimele, our newest Assistant Accessory Buyer at Glik’s! From the hometown of Saline, Michigan, Anna grew up with her pet cat, Lasslow, and a young love for dance (jazz & ballet) that she carried through her college years. In May of 2019, she graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Marketing. Soon after graduation, she accepted her position with Glik’s and moved to the St. Louis area in order to start her new chapter in the fashion industry!

New to the Buying Team: Nick!

We wanted to give a shoutout to one of our newest assistant buyers at HQ: Nicholas Sullivan! Nick recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Professional Sales. Nick’s hometown is Mukegon, MI and was thrilled to accept an assistant buying position at our Home Office near St. Louis, MO.

New to the Buying Team: Emily!

We hope everyone is having a great day! We wanted to give a warm welcome to the newest member of our buying team at HQ: Emily Maltman! Emily recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Emily is from the great city of Rockford, MI, but was extremely eager to accept an assistant buying position at our Home Office near St. Louis, MO. She has been so grateful for her entire experience so far since she has always wanted to be a buyer in fashion!

New to the Buying Team: Suriya!

Introducing: Suriya! Hello all! At the beginning of the new year, we welcomed our newest member to the buying team, Suriya Johora.  Suriya recently graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) in December 2018 with a degree in Textile and Apparel Management.  She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri (which is located right outside our […]