A.K. Rikk’s, founded by Rick Gaby, started in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 1980s. It was located in an unassuming strip mall off 28th Street and was the place to be if you wanted of-the-moment designer brands such as Zegna, Armani and Hugo Boss. The dream for the business was to be the premier resource for luxury goods. That dream has come true through superior service, exemplary merchandise and the store’s unique perspective and talent--but risk sounds fun too, right?
In 2012, A.K. Rikk’s expanded into a 28,000 square foot fashion destination, trend campus and (we like to think) movement. The environment is exclusively filled with luxury, sophistication and bespoke touches at every turn. The shopping experience is unrivaled and includes lifestyle amenities including the personal shopping suite, refreshment bar, in-house tailor shop, children’s play haven and the formality and prestige of the men’s made-to-measure suit room. It’s been a pleasure to build a style empire for those that appreciate the finer things in life.
What have we become? A.K. Rikk's is now a contemporary fashion destination that specializes in men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories and home decor. We’re tastemakers, connoisseurs of culture and ultimately, fools for fashion. We’re driven to bring luxury anew to our guests each day. It’s easy when you’re home to nearly a hundred designer brands including Valentino, Tom Ford, Brunello Cucinelli, The Row, Canada Goose and more. We gather a curated collection with a sharp eye for contemporary fashion and bring craftsmanship from around the world back to your closet. We’ve partnered with Lambert + Associates, a Parisian consultancy firm with exceptional expertise in the field of luxury and fashion. It’s collaborations such as this that bring us one step closer to touching the veil of each season’s new trends, themes and vision.
Stay educated but make it fashion (of course). It’s why you’ll find our buying team attending Fashion Week, the staff immersing themselves in new lines, meeting with brand representatives for product knowledge sessions and constantly getting the 411 on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of fashion. We’re hungry for it. We crave it. It’s what makes our world turn and we want to take you for a spin too. It’s why we employ a team of some of the most talented and knowledgeable Personal Stylists who are committed to learning about our clients to anticipate their wardrobe needs, styling them for any occasion.
We want to do grand things for our customers. At its core, A.K. Rikk’s is about people and some of our core values include Family Like Atmosphere, Pursue and Share Knowledge and Drive Change. These practices are inherent in our day-to-day business model as well as how we relate to our valued clients. We believe everyone is an architect of their own lives and we choose to serve and make a difference in our community by creating exceptional experiences with every purchase, styling session and through our many events (if you’ve never been, please be our guest). We want nothing more than for our clients, vendors and the world at large to feel our hearts. It’s the most precious and authentic thing you can give.
We’re a fashion mecca, a breeding ground for style and etiquette. We’re bridging the gap between cosmopolitan and lavish clothing befitting our upscale clients while adding a nod to street fashion and the energy and direction of the future. We will never apologize for who we are. If it’s too much for some, that’s okay. Limits are so last season. When it comes to fashion and lifestyle, we’ll just keeping on asking… Why not more?