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How to Transition Summer Pieces into Fall

September 12, 2017

Summer is coming to end and we’re ready for fall (at least for fall fashion that is!) The question is, what to wear in these fluctuating temps? Comfy fall pieces look oh so good on the racks but sometimes mixing and matching fall pieces with summer pieces can be tricky! We want to show you how to transition them into your fall wardrobe seamlessly. We asked Jordan Hill and Morgan Wallace to help us out with our predicament and they came up with six great suggestions and outfits.

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A Step Towards Higher Service Continues This Fall

September 11, 2017

We are excited to announce our extended fall hours in combination with our continued Monday’s off. With these store hours we can honor A.K. Rikk’s family core values and continue to hold ourselves to our goals and standards. This allows us to deliver to you the highest and most exceptional levels of customer service and are the precise reasons our President, Jim Murray, decided seven months ago A.K. Rikk’s would be closed on Monday’s. Thank you for your continued support we look forward to serving you with our new Fall schedule!

Mondays: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 7pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

If you have questions, feel free to email Jim@akrikks.com


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A.K. Field Notes – Frederik Meijer Gardens

May 7, 2017

A.K. Field Notes has had the pleasure of experiencing many phenomenal destinations all over the world and today we invite you to expand your cultural perspective with Grand Rapids very own botanic garden, Frederik Meijer Gardens. Located in Grand Rapids, when visiting Meijer Gardens you will find the extraordinary combination of two art forms – horticulture and sculptures. We had the opportunity to sit down with Meijer Gardens President, David Hooker, for a behind the scenes look at what it is like to be a part of destination that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Rick

March 27, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce the Founder and Owner, Rick Gaby. Rick has made a powerful impression on all of our lives over the last thirty years. Personal Shopper Matt Sova said it best, “I’ve been with A.K. RIKK’S for fourteen years and truly enjoy seeing Rick each and every time he comes to the store. I’ve always enjoyed his sense of humor, personality, and the way the store lights up when he is here.” A.K. RIKK’S has always been more than a store, it is a family. For instance with the celebration of Rick’s sixtieth birthday all the clients, friends, and employees came together to give their sentiments in sixty cards. It is with great pleasure that we give you insight into Rick’s perspective as a business owner through this series of questions in our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Jim

February 27, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our President, Jim Murray. He has been a part of our family for eleven years. Jim has traveled all over the world collecting A.K. Field Notes and understands the importance of appreciating where you live. He explains, “Many people ask me why we do not have a store in New York City, Tokyo, Atlanta, or Chicago and the answer is – we’re proud to be in Grand Rapids. Not to say we won’t have other stores at some point but every store we will ever open will be a part of the community that it lives in. That is what makes the store special.” Get to know what holds the most influence on Jim’s perspective through a series of questions in our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Brittany

February 17, 2017

 

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Director of Marketing, Brittany Milnes. She is the newest member to join our family. Brittany finds digital marketing fascinating, as she explains, “The digital landscape is always changing and I want to be on the forefront of what is the most impactful way to market to consumers.” Get to know why Brittany loves the connection between customers and brands through a series of questions in our fourteenth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Amy

February 15, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Assistant to the President, Men’s Merchandise Coordinator, and Finance Manager,  Amy Carpentier. She has been a part of our family for almost ten years.  Amy finds inspiration from many outlets, including her peers.  She explains, “I have the luxury of working with an eclectic group of individuals here at A.K. RIKK’S with each of them having varying interests and passions which inspires me to grow. I know I can go to any of my co-workers and get insight, whether that be about music, art, or fashion.” Get to know why Amy is looking forward to Men’s Fall Fashion through a series of questions in our thirteenth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Courtney

February 9, 2017

Today as a part of our Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Women’s Merchandise Coordinator, Courtney Lee. She has been a part of our family for almost three years. A lover of fashion for as long as she can remember, Courtney recalls, “There was this one specific moment when everything changed for me. I was shopping with a friend about six years ago standing in the check out line with a fashion book in my hand and my friend turned to me and said ‘You obviously love fashion don’t you? You need to work in that industry.’ For some reason those words made a huge impact on me and redirected my career focus.” Get to know why Courtney is a full fledged #ChloeGirl through a series of questions in our twelfth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Adam

January 20, 2017

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Operations Manager, Adam McKeague. Adam has been a part of our family for almost two years and explains, ” I would say a major aspect to my position is to make sure all components work as effectively and efficiently as possible. I want others to spend less time worrying about the how and more time focusing on the why.” Get to know how Adam’s story began at A.K. RIKK’S  and his perspective on work culture through a series of questions in our sixth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S – Tommy

January 17, 2017

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our very own Mens Visual Designer Tommy Young! He has been a part of our family for close to a year. You will find Tommy creating visual displays on Mens level 1 and 2 at A.K. RIKK’S. Tommy elaborates, “I have many cities on my architectural bucket list that I want to visit in my life, Sweden being one of them. Even if I haven’t been to a place I admire, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t already have major influence on my designs.” Get to know Tommy’s perspective, inspirations, and design style through a series of questions in our fifth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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