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In Case You Missed It!!!!!!!

April 28, 2014

A few months ago, we got a call from a woman inquiring about some information on the A.K. Rikk’s women’s department. Among the questions were basic facts like how large of a store we were, how long had we been carrying women’s, and had we ever been featured in the press before (namely larger publications or national/international magazines). That’s when our ears really perked up. Turns out that the woman calling was as a research journalist from non-other than Elle Magazine! After speaking back and forth a few times via email and by phone, we had painted quite a picture of who is and what is A.K. Rikk’s. With no official confirmation, we scoured the internet daily for the tiniest hint of being published and checked the magazine racks until the May issue finally came out. The day came, and there we were! Page 58 in the May 2014 issue of one of the top US women’s fashion magazines! We could not have been more humbled or excited. Thank you, Elle Magazine for the wonderful feature! Check out the full article below!

Elle’s Top Shop: A.K. Rikk’s, 6303 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546;616-957-3242.

WHAT’S THERE: Owner Richard Gaby founded it in 1986 as a men’s store; he has since included women’s wear and home goods, with the goal of becoming Michigan’s premier contemporary lifestyle destination. The 28,000-square-foot space stockpiles cool-kid classics from Alexander Wang, Rick Owens Dark Shadow, and Jason Wu, and Euro showstoppers Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Alexander Wang has got our back, ladies

March 29, 2014

We just received our Spring ’14, Alexander Wang accessories (one of them is featured in the obsessions portion of the website!), and we already cannot wait for more to arrive for Fall 2014. I know, I know… it’s not even warm yet and I’m talking about fall but I just can’t help but get excited for a larger collection of his accessories that we have in store for you- no pun intended.

In a promotional SCAD interview, Alexander explained his thought process behind his fall collection, and in particular, his accessories collection. Good news, ladies; Alex has got our back. He states that he examined the “urban landscape” today’s woman lives in and thought about how he could make his collection more functional for us. This just goes to show you that there is a lot more to the design of the bag than just making it look pretty and that in quality, yes the price goes up, but it’s because it will hopefully make your life easier and better. Thanks, Alex!


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What We’re Listening (and Dancing) To: Solange Knowles

September 18, 2013

You would think being BeyoncĂ©’s little sister would be extremely difficult. You know, growing up in the shadow of one of greatest singers and biggest superstars in the world. 

Luckily Solange Knowles is the baddest chick around. Seriously, check out her most recent music video, “Lovers in the Parking Lot” and also keep and eye out for our Alexander Wang single-straps she’s wearing with her pink outfit. 


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All the Single (Strap) Ladies

March 15, 2013

Single-strap stilettos are THE shoe for spring. Images of women wearing them with boyfriend jeans, leggings, skinny jeans, and even work suits are floating around fashion blogs, magazines, and Pinterest. Versatile, sexy, and sophisticated, every designer has their rendition of this shoe. Over the past month we’ve been receiving the shoe from different vendors and we’re proud to show you our collection!

Shown above (from left to right): Alexander Wang, Alexander Wang, rag & bone, Alexander Wang, Tibi, and Tibi. 

We’re so happy with our selection because of its range of colors, their ability to be dressed up or down, and how classic they all are. Which shoe would you choose? 


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Fashion Week Coverage: Alexander Wang

September 9, 2012

Never one to disappoint, AW has done it again for Spring 2013. Combining andro-center parts with glow in the dark electrical tape with a blacked out finale, this designer continues to wow the fashion crowd along with the throng of his followers at A.K.RIKK’S. Look forward to this show every season!


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Votes are in…

June 7, 2011

…the winners were announced, and the party went all night!

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award: Marc Jacobs

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Accessory Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang

Menswear Designer of the Year: Michael Bastien


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CFDA’s Tonight!!

June 6, 2011

All of our collections designers and their contemporaries are in suspense leading up to tonight’s Council of Fashion Designers of America awards!
Nominees include:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Marc Jacobs.

Menswear Designer of the Year: Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, and Simon Spurr. 

Accessory Designer of the Year Award: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Reed Krakoff.

Also stay tuned for some crazy stories. Despite his history at award shows, Kanye West will be presenting….


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