Today as a part of our Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's series we would like to introduce you to our Replenishment Coordinator, Lynnea Page-Jenkins. The A.K. Rikk’s family has been lucky to have Lynnea since early July! “I love the fast pace, the change, and just the overall art form of the Fashion Industry!” We asked Lynnea her favorite part of working at A.K. Rikk’s and what makes her tick during her interview!
What is your role at A.K. Rikk’s?
I am the Replenishment Coordinator at A.K. Rikk's which means I’m in charge of stock items. Stock items are the pieces we’ve selected to always have on hand for our clients, often they are essential items like denim, t-shirts, certain blouses, men’s suits and tuxedos and men’s dress shirts. I keep a close eye on how these items sell, keep them stocked, and also help replenish seasonal items based on sell through. That’s the gist anyway!
What is your favorite part of working at A.K. Rikk’s?
On a day to day basis it is definitely the people—they are a funny group and also incredibly driven and creative! I feel very lucky to be surrounded by so many people pursuing growth at A.K. Rikk's! Of course, I also love being surrounded by clothing—I’ve been attracted to the Fashion industry since I was young—it’s a little addicting for me.
When you’re not a work what could we find you doing?
When I’m not at work I’m most likely at home with my husband and daughter and we’re probably working on house projects, planning and prepping the menu for the next week, and reading or playing games. I like a neat and orderly home and I can get very focused on keeping it that way; we eat a mainly vegan diet and that takes planning and prep, and we have two rental units—they can be consuming at certain times of the year. We’ve been doing a lot of reading both on our own and as a family—always trying to learn something new.
Of course, we also have fun and that often comes through hanging out with friends and going out to eat. And, it’s a goal to travel more, so we’re usually trying to plan weekend trips to cities we haven’t been to before.
What is your favorite brand that we carry at A.K. Rikk’s?
The Row! Because I love the personal style and vision of Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen. I love that The Row often pulls from men’s wear, it has clean, classic lines and details, it embodies strong women who are both masculine and feminine in their approach to dressing. And the colors are usually neutral—I can’t get enough neutral right now.
What is your favorite part about working in the fashion industry?
The artistic vision of so many talented and driven people inspires me to keep an open mind and to work hard. I love the fast pace, the change, and just the overall art form of the fashion industry.
That concludes this Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's interview! Next time you stop in be sure to say "hello" to Lynnea!