When you walk into a Glik’s store, we want you to feel like it’s an extension of your closet complete with a few friends on standby to help you find an outfit that will make you feel amazing.
Our stores are a product of our communities, our managers, our staff, and our amazing customers. Each store location has been personally chosen by a member of the Glik family. And the design of the store is specifically curated to fit each location with manager and staff insights that guide us as we fill our stores with brands and styles specific to the community. If you walk into our Edwardsville, IL store it will have a completely different design and atmosphere than our Holland, MI location. No cookie-cutter box store branding for us. The signs above the doors may all say “Glik’s,” but the people inside those doors make it a truly unique experience.
Who We Are as a Company
We are a team of people who love fashion and retail. To us,this company is more than just a job. It is about being part of something bigger, about being part of a family. We believe in honesty, integrity, hard work and excellent customer service. We are driven by a shared purpose, that we are here to provide our customers with a store experience that meets their needs for great fashion wherever they find us. Some people seem surprised to learn that we have associates who have been with the company for more than 20 or 30 years. But when you love what you do, you love the people you work with and you are inspired every day, why would you look elsewhere?
Service is at the foundation of the retail business, and Glik’s has always had a strong belief in giving back to our communities. We make it a point to join the local Chamber of Commerce of each store location along with taking the time to be involved in community events. We annually host a Glik’s Give Back Day where we donate a portion of our sales from the day to a local charity chosen by each store. Glik’s is also the benefactor of two parks in Edwardsville, IL and Highland, IL, made possible by Joe Glik’s philanthropic land donation. To date we also support Lift for Life Academy and The Little Bit Foundation in the St. Louis, MO area, as well as the United Way.
Our History OR How it All Came to Be
In an industry marked by steady turnover and tough competition, Glik’s would stand out from the pack on longevity alone. In 1897 Joseph Glik opened the first Glik’s location in St. Louis, MO as a menswear store. A second location in Madison, IL then expanded into a full-blown department store. The company has stayed in the family, and now over 120 years later we are recognized as the 14th oldest retailer in the United States. In 2021 Glik’s headquarters moved to Collinsville, IL from Granite City, IL where we located for 58 years. Our new 50,000 square foot facility is designed to house our fast-growing office, distribution and e-commerce needs. With the fourth and fifth generations of the Glik family at the helm, we continue to focus on the growth of our company with nearly 70 stores in 11 states.