Today as part of our Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's series, we would like to introduce you to our Administrative Assistant, Lauren Putrich! Lauren is the friendly voice you hear when you call the store and handles customer service over email. Lauren assists with data and order entry and offers much needed help around the office in all departments.
What initially drew you to A.K. Rikk's?
A friend who currently worked at the store mentioned the opening position. He and I have been friends for years and after his glowing recommendation of A.K. Rikk’s, I knew it was a good fit.
What is your favorite part of working at A.K. Rikk's so far?
The people. Everyone has been so welcoming and kind since my interview day before I officially had the position. It has made the transition so much smoother for me and I couldn't ask for better coworkers.
What have you learned this week at work?
I remember more about Netsuite from a previous job than I thought but also just the basic ins and outs of luxury fashion.
What is your favorite brand at A.K. Rikk’s?
Are you a sneakers or heels kind of girl?
Both. It’s sneakers on a casual day but I will jump at the chance to wear heels.
Define the word Fashion. Do you think there's a difference between fashion and style?
I view the definition of fashion as customizable wearable art. I think the difference between fashion and style is that style is your personal part of the overall fashion. It's your own unique niche.
What is your power color and why do you love it?
Green or black. Black feels empowering to me and green feels effortless and calm.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
People that make slow turns into places when driving.
What would be your spirit animal?
What is the first thing you notice about a person?
Their eyes and humor.
If you were able to relive a day in your life, which day would that be and why?
Bareback horseback riding in St. Lucia. It's an experience and feeling I'd love to live all over again. Gorgeous scenery, a beautiful ocean and riding flat out along the edge of the water. You can't beat it.
What’s a fact about you that nobody would guess?
I used to drag race cars and worked on my own drag car during that time. I'm still handy at fixing cars and really love it. I have also ridden horses competitively.
Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who was it?
Kate Beckinsale and recently Kaia Gerber.
Any TV series or movie you just watched and loved?
The Stranger on Netflix is a fantastic movie.
What’s your favorite junk food?
This concludes Lauren’s Behind the Seams interview. The next time you call or email with questions or concerns, you’ll be helped by Lauren who’s ready to serve you and make your day better.