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Five Questions with Isaia Made-To-Measure Specialist, Brian Cook

September 6, 2017

 

Our Made-To-Measure service is an ideal choice for the gentleman who wants to create a garment that perfectly compliments his style. You can expect luxurious fabric selections, customizeable pocket placement, lapel shape, buttons, and other variables. Attend our ISAIA Made-To-Measure event September 8th & 9th with Brian Cook, a Made-To-Measure specialist, to ensure your suiting whether it be day-to-day wear or formal attire is personalized to your desires. We recently sat down with Brian Cook and asked him five questions to gain better insight and knowledge about the ISAIA Made-To-Measure experience.

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What to Wear for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2017

 

Here at A.K. Rikk’s we love any reason to find the perfect outfit for the weekend. Labor Day is almost here and is a reminder a break from work is important and so is being ready for “layering” season. To find out what to wear for the holiday weekend and into the fall season we sat down with two of our Personal Shoppers, Hannah Wilson and Alexander Mars, to ask about their Labor Day weekend plans, what they’ll be wearing, and how they will transition items from day-to-night as we leave summer and enter into fall.

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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 – 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 – Karina

January 28, 2017

 

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we’d like to introduce our Personal Shopper, Karina Williams. She has been a part of our family for almost three years. Karina is a wonderful mother and implements the family atmosphere everyday she is working- with her clients and her coworkers. She explains how she keeps her style fresh, “I love street style. Just seeing the way people dress whether here in Grand Rapids or in New York City – their day to day style always intrigues me. I find the most inspiration from people watching.” Get to know who Karina’s style muses are and how she transitions her style season to season through a series of questions in our eighth Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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

January 7, 2017

Today as a part of Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series we would like to introduce you to our very own “man behind the camera” Sawyer Thurston! Sawyer reminisces upon the beginning of his A.K. RIKK’S story, “two years ago I set a goal to have an interview at A.K. RIKK’S within six months of that day; two weeks later it happened. Never did I imagine a store of such caliber taking a chance on an unknown filmmaker like myself. They have provided me a home to sharpen my creative sword – for that I am grateful.” Get to know Sawyer’s perspective, film style, and where find draws inspiration from through a series of questions in our second Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S interview.

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

January 4, 2017

The A.K. Rikk’s family is a close-knit group with many different roles and personalities. All of us acquire inspiration that holds major influence on our personal style. That inspiration can come from anywhere – be it travel, culture, designers, art, street-wear, magazines, or architecture. The best part of working in our family atmosphere is the opportunity to grow and share unique perspectives with each other. Join us throughout our Behind the Seams with A.K. RIKK’S series as we offer you the stories of the unique individuals who make A.K. RIKK’S exceptional.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan! Morgan lived in Chicago for three years and loved exploring the cities museums, restaurants, and neighborhoods gathering inspiration while studying Fashion Business at Columbia College. In March, Morgan moved back to her hometown of Grand Rapids to join the A.K. Rikk’s family as a Personal Shopper. Morgan loves that her career introduces her to so many people and the opportunity to take her clients confidence to the next level by helping them feel great about what they are wearing. She states, “As a Personal Shopper at A.K. RIKK’S, I have the best of the best designers at my finger tips which gives me a deeper connection to the fashion industry. The environment here at A.K. inspires my creativity and continues to grow my passion for fashion.” Get to know her personal style through questions she answered in Behind The Seams with A.K. RIKK’S  interview one.

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