Fashion Forward

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 […]

BEHIND THE SCENES: TED DREWES PHOTO SHOOT

We’re back at it again, and this time with a winter fashion photo shoot! We had lots of fun visiting Ted Drewes Frozen Custard and Christmas Tree Shop in order to create some seasonal snapshots. This entire shoot is brought to you by friends, fashion, and freezing temps. So come along with us for a […]

BEHIND THE SCENES: RELLEKE FARMS PHOTO SHOOT

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 […]

New to the Buying Team: Sam!

Introducing: Sam! Hi everyone! We wanted to introduce you to our newest buyer and member of our team, Sam Ryner. Sam recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Marketing Minor! Sam previously worked in our Holland Boutique store in Michigan and was thrilled to hear that our Home […]

GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

On 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!

New to the Buying Team: Paige!

Introducing: Paige Hi everyone! We are so excited that our Glik’s team is constantly growing and we wanted to introduce you to our newest buyer, Paige Grimmer.  Paige recently graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) with a degree in Textile Apparel Management.  She is from St. Louis, Missouri, so she is so happy that she […]