Fashion Forward

Staff Styled: Shackets

Summer needs a speeding ticket! It seems like just yesterday we were breaking out jean shorts and tanks, and now it's time to start a fall wardrobe. Today, we're showing you how our staff styled one of our favorite fall trends: the shacket! Don't worry- a few of these outfits can still be used for summer/fall transition looks. Let's get down to these 4 awesome looks from our staff!

Becoming a GlikFluencer

Do you enjoy sharing photos of your cute outfits online? Do you love shopping at Glik's for the latest in fast fashion or to find new pieces from your favorite brands? Do you often get complimented on your fashion sense & enjoy giving style advice to others through your social posts? If so, we want you to apply to be a part of our brand new influencer program!!

New to the Buying Team: Lisa!

We've had the pleasure of introducing you to so many of our new buyers through this blog, and we're just getting started! Lisa Rowan is one of the newest additions to our Buying Team and we were so excited to share her interview with you! 

Glik's Staff Top Picks - Spring/Summer Edition

Always wondering who’s behind the scenes of making our website and social look amazing?? I’ll be introducing you to a few people on our team to find out a little bit about them, their go-to style, and of course, their top picks for spring and summer! We’ve each chosen a look that we would personally rock this season, so there’s a variety of pieces that you can fit into your own wardrobe. We have a feeling these new products showcased are going to be hot sellers (some already are 😉)!

New to the Buying Team: Diana!

We are so excited to introduce you to one of our newest buyers, Diana Mejia-Lugo! 🙂 She is responsible for buying a lot of our Junior's tops & dresses and cute shackets that you've been seeing in our stores. Getting to know her has been absolutely wonderful, and we hope that you'll also enjoy meeting her through this little blog. 

New to the Buying Team: Kyle!

2021 is finally here! We have new fashion trends coming your way, new brands, new stores, and today we want to introduce you to one of the newest members of our buying team! Kyle Einheuser joined our team in the fall of 2020, and jumped right into helping us step up our men's shoe selection. After that warm-up, he also took on the responsibility of buying fashion for our Mature Men's department. 

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!

New to the Buying Team: Elliot!

Elliot is one of our newest H.O. members, and he is also the first of the fifth generation of the Glik family to start working for the company. We are so excited to give you the 411 on what he will be up to at Glik’s as a buyer! Here’s a little bit of background: Elliot grew-up in St. Louis, MO and for those of you locals who are dying to know, he went to Clayton High School, and then he graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors Degree in Apparel and Merchandising as well as a Minor in Business.

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.