Winter Outerwear – The Ultimate Guide

October 18, 2018 in Appaman Style, New This Season

The weather is finally getting cooler and at Appaman that means everything pumpkin spice (we know) and a cause near and dear to our hearts – outerwear! Outerwear is something we’re proud to be known for and this year we have one of our most versatile collections yet! With more styles and colors than ever you’re bound to find the perfect winter piece for your kid! Consider this your easy to follow guide – accompanied with some customer feedback that had us blushing.

Moderate Warmth

For keeping out the wind chill and layering with your favorite fall outfits. 

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The Turnstile Jacket

  • A puffy vest with removable insulated sleeves, this is a great transitional or layering piece
  • A two-in-one style!

3/5 snowflakes

Feather Weight Down Puffer

  • Lightweight and perfect for travel
  • Down & feather fill
  • Great for in between season and mild temperatures, layers well with a tee.

3/5 snowflakes

Wilderness Jacket

  • A waist-length bomber with a sherpa lining in the vest and hood, plus a detachable hood.
  • Elasticated waist and cuffs make for a snug fit

3/5 snowflakes

Asymmetrical Zip Coat

  • Light internal quilting provides warmth while maintaining a structured mod look
  • Detachable hood and double breasted collar snap makes for versatile styling and warmth

3/5 snowflakes

Our customers say: “Very warm and stylish – which is not an easy find!” – Zappos customer

All-Purpose Warmth

All purpose down filled coats for every day winter wear – their down-fill make these coats super snug, while they are light weight enough to be worn during mild weather, out in the playground and piled up in the car.  

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Middie Puffer Coat

  • A lightweight winter anorak with a sherpa lined core, the Middie Puffer is literally “in the middle” of our warmth category
  • Features a water resistant outer layer, hip pockets and flamboyant and cozy hood.

3.5/5 snowflakes

Puffy Coat 

Our blockbuster Puffy Coat is available in ten colors this season. It’s water resistant and hip length. Thanks to its lofty down and feather fill,  it’s not “too much” coat when the weather is milder but still warm enough to wear on the chilliest of days. This has one of our top selling coats for many years for its warmth and versatility.

  • Water resistant
  • Elasticized waist and cuffs
  • Well suited for anything winter throws at you!

4/5 snowflakes

Base Camp Puffer

A new addition to the all-purpose family, the Base Camp Puffer cuts a sleek silhouette, with exactly the same down and feather fill as the Puffy Coat. Think of it as the Puffy Coat’s sporty cousin.

  • Features a breathable knit interior collar and hidden waistband to cut the wind chill
  • Water resistant exterior shell

4/5 snowflakes

Our customers say: “It’s not just the quality, I love their modern twist on classic looks that never go out of style.” – Zappos customer

 

Super Warmth

For when the temperatures, plummet these coats offer maximum protection from snow and cold. 

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Long Down Coat

Along with the Puffy Coat, the Long Down Coat is one of our top sellers year after year for its warmth, versatility, and style.

  • Same fill as the Puffy Coat, but with extra length for extra protection
  • Features a glamorous faux fur trimmed hood, which helps keep the wind off of your face.

4.5/5 snowflakes

Himalaya Down Coat

This brand new style is similar to the Long Down coat, but with an anorak look

  • Double lined with a water resistant outer shell and a sherpa lined hood.
  • Down & feather fill
  • Two front pockets and a chest zipper along with an outer snap placket for extra coverage from wind chill.

4.5/5 snowflakes

Denali Down Coat

Our absolute warmest coat! While many of the above other coats are designed to be go-to, all-winter choices for kids who live in snowy winter climates, we recommend this one to our friends in extra cold locations when they ask about the most serious jacket we offer (Canada and Chicago fans, we’re looking at you!)

  • Featuring a rugged exterior, the same cozy down/feather fill as our other winter coats, PLUS an extra sherpa lining in hood and core
  • The fur trim is detachable so you can adjust based on wind protection required.
  • Sleeves and cuffs are ribbed and the high collar features a snap placket to protect the neck from windchill

5/5 snowflakes!

“Please continue to make down filled coats! My daughter wears a down filled Appaman coat and I feel satisfied knowing that in the frigid winter she is warm walking to school.” – Appaman.com customer 

Spooky Style! Six Halloween Outfit Ideas

October 11, 2018 in Appaman Style, Featured, New This Season

Our favorite holiday is upon us. As always, we have six new Halloween costume ideas you can build with your Appaman wardrobe. Why get something you’ll only wear once, when you can try out a new style and wear a unique costume at the same time?

1. ’80s Time Travel Kid

Great Scott! This look is a blast from the past

You’ll need:

2. Black Cat

The purrrfect classic Halloween look, featuring a cozy, fuzzy sweater and all-winter hat.

You’ll need:

3. Style-ish (get it?) Britpop Star

The ultimate “sign of the times” each Halloween is dressing as your favorite pop superstar of the year!

You’ll need:

4. Ice Princess

Don’t you love the icy, shimmery material in the Fleur Dress? We do, and we think the sparkly fur cap sleeves look like magical epaulettes. Plus, with the matching fur coat, there’s no need to hide your costume under your “regular” jacket.

You’ll need:

5. Super Secret Agent

The quantum of candy will be yours in this casino-worthy formal tux.

You’ll need:

6. Glam Rock Girl Band

Don’t forget the face paint! This hologram- meets-stardust look will be spotted from down the street and is great for a group.

You’ll need:

Do you have your own Appaman Halloween ideas you’d like to share with us? Tag us (@appaman or #appaman) on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

Parker’s Picks

September 26, 2018 in Appaman News, Appaman Style, Featured, New This Season, NYC, Press, Star Style

This is us star Parker Bates put together his favorite fall pieces for some easy back to school looks.

See below to steal his back to school style.

 

Is that Clark Kent hanging behind the library shelves? The Shelby Cardigan in Aztec paired with the Space Dab tee in Navy is the perfect mixture of preppy chic for hitting the books.

Best part of back to school? Catching up with your friends at lunch! Parker rocks the Glen Hooded Sweatshirt in Sidewalk Plaid (already a smash hit this season) paired with the X’Cellent Fine Line Long Sleeve tee, Slim Leg denim jeans in Distressed Black. This look is rugged laid back cool at its best.

Leo season might be past but that doesn’t mean you cant keep channelling King of the Jungle well into Fall. Parker pairs the Graphic Long Sleeve Lion Tee in Black the Flannel Shirt in Baked Apple Plaid for trans-seasonal style.

 

 

Appaman’s Official Guide to New York’s Best Pizza

September 7, 2018 in NYC

We brought you New York’s best burgers, now for for its flatter, more shareable cousin: pizza. We went around the office to get some real pizza recs from real New Yorkers, and it turns out everyone has strong feelings about this iconic New York staple.

Here’s what they said:

Katie, Web Manager and someone who feels so strongly about pizza she couldn’t settle for just one

“The best pizza in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn is found at Saraghina, a cozy Italian restaurant and bakery with a wood fired oven. Their Neapolitan pizza is a neighborhood staple and perfect for sharing with friends.”

And also – “One of the most legendary pizza pilgrimages in New York is trip to Di Fara Pizza in Midwood Brooklyn. Owner Domenico DeMarco opened his corner shop in 1964 after emigrating to Brooklyn from Italy, and today, DeMarco himself makes up to 150 pies a day using imported ingredients from Italy. Be prepared: there is always a wait!”

Domenico De Marco making Pizza at Di Fara via Olaf @ Flickr

Tina, Wholesale Account Manager

The ONLY pizza spot Tina will go to in Brooklyn is San Remo Pizzeria and Restaurant in Ridgewood for “the best pizza of all time.” Her fave is the Grandma Slice!

San Remo’s delicious pizzas via Adam Kuban @flickr

Harald, Appaman Co-Founder

“My fave is Giardini on Smith Street, Caroll Gardens for a classic New York neighborhood pizza joint. The kids meet here after school and are well taken care of by Jerry, the owner.”

Kathleen, Production Manager

Juliana’s Pizza is the best in the Dumbo/Brooklyn Heights area. The ingredients are always fresh, the crust is never burnt and the staff are great. The line is always ridiculously long but you can place a ‘to go’ order and eat it across the street in Brooklyn Bridge Park. No other pizza joint has such an amazing location. It’s right by the water and the views are incredible.”

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Abby, Production and Design

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Roberta’s in Bushwick! They now have multiple locations but the original in Bushwick is by far the best. Make sure you order the Bee Sting – not on the menu but a MUST try! The atmosphere is loud but welcoming and they have a lovely garden with a bar in the back. Fun cocktails, creative pizza combination and dough that is to die for! 100% worth the wait.”

Piper, Head of Marketing

Image via happy customer Piper.

“The best no fuss, can-always-count-on thin crust pizza can be found at Emmet’s in Soho. My favorite part is that it’s cut into squares and easy to share!”

Val, Design  

 

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Our resident vegan says Double Zero in the East Village is the place to go to fill your cheesy cravings, “I can have all my old favorites from my pre-vegan days — now made with a non-dairy topping — and they still hit the spot when I’m in the mood for cheesy Italian food. ” These woodfire oven pizzas are almost too beautiful to eat, but make sure you do, as they more than hold their own against their carnivorous counterparts, Val says she has “never had anything there that wasn’t delicious!”

Ruby, Customer Service and Marketing.

 

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 “Archie’s in Bushwick has a delicious thin crust pizza cut into easy squares for sharing, but where this place really wins is location and opening hours. Located deep within the Bermuda triangle of Bushwick’s best bars and clubs, you could spend a nice afternoon at Archie’s, but it’s also open till four A.M. and has a full bar, making it the perfect spot to start off an evening, or to end it debriefing the night’s events over pizza and a cocktail.”

 

To celebrate our love of New York’s iconic pizzas, we’ve created tees and sweaters inspired by them. Visit the links below for some tasty Fall/Winter options. All style, no cheese.

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Bon appetit!

Number one kids wardrobe hack

August 28, 2018 in Appaman News, Appaman Style, DIY, In the news, Mom Hacks, New This Season, NYC, Uncategorized

Planning ahead your kids wardrobe for the week cuts down on time and negotiations. Appaman has all of your fall looks from sweats and jeans, to graphic tees and puffer vests.

The cooler weather is right around the corner. Which means flexible layers and comfy outfits. We’ve made it super easy. Here are six awesome pieces, five awesome outfits, one cool kid. These key pieces can be mixed and matched, creating new looks for Monday through Friday.

 

Monday: Start the week with something chill. This easy, breezy combo is recess-ready while still looking sharp.

 

Tuesday: Layers sans fuss – look cool but stay warm out on the playground. And when it’s learning time he can roll up his sleeves and lose the vest!

 

 

Wednesday: You can’t go wrong with a cool graphic tee and camo! layer with the Remy Shirt for extra personality.

 

 

Thursday: There’s no need to save casual for Fridays. This look is laid-back simplicity at its best.

 

 

Friday: Be ready for that 3pm bell and whatever the weekend may bring.  Just throw on his favorite sneaker and you’re golden!

 

 

Staff Picks: Camp Flicks

April 26, 2018 in Appaman News

For so many kids, there are two times of year: summer camp, and the rest of the year. Camp movies are the perfect thing to enjoy as a family during that final stretch between late spring and the most glorious weeks of the year. The timeless setting is a nostalgic treat for adults, and what kid doesn’t love a story about minimally supervised adventures where the children reign over the adults nearly every time?

Here are some of our favorite camp films for the family to enjoy:

1. The Parent Trap (1961)

All generations can enjoy this camp classic together, where teenage twins Hallie and Annie, who were separated at birth, meet at summer camp for the first time and decide to switch places. We love the ‘90s remake too, but there’s something about the groovy ’60s charm of the original Hayley Mills version that can never be duplicated. It’s worth it if only for “Let’s Get Together.”

2. The Parent Trap (1998)

It’s rare that a remake of a beloved classic film can hold its own next to the original, but this one arguably does. Maybe it has something to do with the camp setting being so timeless. The tradition of camp is what makes it so special (even when you’re in trouble for pranking your bunkmates).

3. Addams Family Values (1993)

Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley Addams aren’t exactly a great fit for the rah-rah, sunshine-and-rainbows vibe of Camp Chippewa…especially because it’s not really a very friendly place when you’re an outsider who marches to the beat of your own (morbid) drummer. Families with a offbeat sense humor and an appreciation for the macabre will enjoy this underrated dark, campy comedy and its all-star cast. It’s rated PG-13, so it’s best for older kids.

4. Heavy Weights (1995)

A group of boys find fun and camaraderie at a camp for overweight kids, which isn’t as bad as they’d feared…at first. Then, the camp goes bankrupt and is taken over by a maniacal, self-serving fitness guru, played by Ben Stiller. Kids will love the snappy, quotable one liners (“Attention campers! Lunch has been cancelled due to a lack of hustle.”) and the glorious face off against the evil villain. Adults may roll their eyes at the crude humor, but that’s ok. Written by Judd Apatow, and featuring a young Kenan Thompson.

5. It Takes Two (1995)

Ok, so maybe it’s another film where two lookalikes meet at camp (one rich, one poor), but this Parent Trap inspired comedy, starring Kirstie Alley and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, was mentioned by almost every staff member at Appaman HQ. It’s certainly one of the most memorable films of the Olsen twin empire, and features a food fight and plenty of kid-lead hijinks.

6. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

The quintessential summer love story. We all have memories of wanting to spend all our time with our camp flings. Wes Anderson perfectly captures those memories in this quirky summer camp flick.

7. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

This time, the kids are the counselors! It’s summer time and the teenage entrepreneurs known as the Baby-Sitters Club have started a day camp for all the kids in town. When they’re not running the show at Camp BSC, they’re coming to terms with their own adolescent coming-of-age narratives.

8. Camp Rock (2008)

Disney’s iconic straight-to-tv movie deserves to be treasured forever because it launched the career of pop juggernaut Demi Lovato. It also features the Jonas brothers with super questionable 00’s haircuts. Set at a camp for talented musicians, this film follows the journey of the Camp Rock kids as they prepare for a huge final showcase. It has everything you want out of a camp movie – slapstick comedy, now-outdated fashion trends, classic camp shenanigans, romance and  — of course — awesome original music. Show up for the nostalgia, stay for the genuinely catchy tunes.

9. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

It’s not a “camp flick” in the summer camp sense, but this ’80s gem is too good to overlook. A group of wealthy Wilderness Troop girls, lead by the fashionable and fabulous Phyllis Neffler (Shelley Long) must finally learn to rough it if they’re going to compete for ultimate glory against the more seasoned scouts at the annual jamboree. Anyone who thinks you can’t “scout” in style has never seen this film, and its over-the-top, impeccably styled wardrobe.

10. Wet Hot American Summer (2001) — For grown ups only!

You’ll have to wait until your littles are off to their own camp before watching this one. This farce/satire is one of the best cult classic comedies ever made, and certainly one of the best camp films. Set on the last day of camp in 1981, it follows of group of counselors and staff as they wrap up unfinished business (and romance) before they must return to the real world and leave the magic of camp.  The bizarre and absurdist humor isn’t for everyone, but if you’re into the weirdness, you’ll treasure this film.

Bonus! A TV series we can’t forget: Salute Your Shorts (1991-1993)

Younger Gen-X’ers and older Millennials have fond memories of this excellent television show from Nickelodeon’s early ’90s heyday, before kids’ television became as highly produced and stylized as it is today. The teenage campers of Camp Anawanna have different backgrounds and personalities, but stuck together at camp (with hardly any adults), they have fun, prank their clueless counselor, and form lasting bonds.

One shirt, four looks.

April 19, 2018 in Appaman Style, Featured, Holiday Style, Mom Hacks, New This Season, NYC

Now that it’s starting to heat up, it’s time to start seriously planning cool looks for summer. And luckily, we’ve got you covered. Enter: the button-up shirt, the most versatile shirt of the season. It’ll be your cool, bold, go-anywhere do-anything best friend that you didn’t even know you needed. Here, we take you through four different ways to style our fave shirt of the season.

Meet: The Summer Shirts.

So (L to R) we have:

  • The Pattern Shirt in Hipster:  This shirt is covered in our cool seasonal patterns that features some of his favorite things – skateboards, sunglasses, music, and of course, pizza. 100% cotton. 100% rad.
  • The Pattern Shirt in Pina: For the guys who love to be the life of the party. This lightweight cotton shirt features a bold neon pineapple print. Psst – we even have a matching dress for a ‘his and hers’ look. Get the whole squad in this fabric to make a HUGE entrance at your next party.
  • The Benson Shirt in Grey Linen Plaid: If you’re looking for a more polished look, go no further than this cool muted fabric. Cool front pocket, classic pattern – perfect for dressing up!
  • The Benson Shirt in Carnival Plaid: It’s the coolest party shirt out. Bold, bright, breathable. Yup.
  • The Benson shirt in Blue Bike Plaid: This has been a fan favorite this season; it’s the perfect mix of style and fun. Collar, buttons and pockets, but with tiny little bikes all over it. Brrring brrrring!

 

Biz Casual (Or; for going from Very Important Meetings straight to the beach) 

The simplest look – this shirt speaks for itself, so can buttoned up with shorts for a laid-back, chilled-out look. Here we have put the Benson Shirt with our Coastal Shorts, however the shirt works back with any denim or casual short. Throw on a pair of sneakers or slides and you’ll be cool as a cucumber (both temperature-wise, and style-wise).

 

Laid-back Layer (Or; when both shirts are so cool you wanna wear both)

When you wanna show off the tee but wanna wear the shirt as well…why not just wear both? Our collections are designed so you can mix and match tees and shirts for a really cool, laid-back look. Here, we’ve teamed the Benson Shirt with our Lowrider Tee for a really fun, bold mix of colors. To go all out, team with a bold short or even just classic denim.

 

 

Buttoned Up (Or; “What even is Smart Casual anyway?”)

One of the most baffling dress codes is ‘Smart Casual’ – because it’s literally two opposite dress codes in one. Do you wear a bow tie with a t-shirt? Tuxedo pants with a tank top? Pajamas with dress shoes? Luckily, we’ve made the distinction super easy for you. The button-up shirt is the ULTIMATE in smart-casual. It has the formality of a dress shirt with the buttons and collar, but the ease of a casual shirt with the short sleeves and bold pattern. Here, we’ve teamed the Burger Pattern Shirt with our Beach Pant and Paperboy Hat.

 

Formal Affair (or; Dress to impress)

 

Here it is – the ‘wow’ factor. Team any of the Pattern Shirts with pants and a blazer and you have got the ultimate dressed-up look. The blazer gives the look structure while the shirt provides a fun, bold pop of color. Hot tip: cuff your pants and wear with chukkas, or keep it smart with dress shoes.

 

There you have it – you’re set for summer! Don’t forgot to tag us on Facebook and Instagram in your best #appaman looks for your chance to be featured. Happy stylin’!

APPAMAN x HYPEKIDS Giveaway!

April 9, 2018 in Appaman News, Appaman Style, Featured, New This Season, NYC, Promotions

We’re so excited to announce our next giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Hypekids to offer you guys a chance to win a $200 #appaman gift card! This sweeps is available to U.S. users only. To enter the competition, simply head to Hypekid’s Instagram and follow the steps.

The winner of the giveaway will be announced on our Instagram, and contacted via DM on April 13th.

Please note: The maximum number of entries allowed during the giveaway period is one (1) per person.

Good luck!

 

HYPEKIDS X APPAMAN

April 6, 2018 in Appaman News, Appaman Style, Featured, In the news, NYC, Press

In case you missed it, this month we were lucky enough to team up with the folks at Hypekids on a fun, food-themed shoot at local hotspot, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain. Here, we give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek.

Getting some inspo from our favorite superhero

When we weren’t taking photos, we were mostly just enjoying sweet treats such as ice cream, pie and cookies (the treats they cook up at the Farmacy are SO YUMMY!).

…I guess we are in for a treat??

The shoot features sunglasses from Sons & Daughters, a super cool Canadian company that specializes in sun-safe, trendy eyewear for kids.

Photographer Extraordinaire Eddie Lee at work

The kids also wore super cool kicks by Vans – we all particularly loved the limited-edition SpongeBob SquarePants shoes (we’re happy to report they come in adult sizes too).

Our Head of Marketing enjoying a well-earned coffee after the shoot.

A huge thank you to the wonderful staff at Brooklyn Farmacy for having us – there will be multiple trips back for ice cream sundaes, whoopie pies and sandwiches. You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook for drool-worthy food pics.

Our Head of Wellness, Party Hat, waiting outside to approve the final shots (and also for pats and treats).

Don’t forget to check out the story on Hypekids, and shop all the looks from the shoot at appaman.com

Appaman on the Orange Carpet

March 26, 2018 in Appaman News, Appaman Style, In the news, Press, Star Style

It’s the Nickelodeon’s night of nights, when all our favorite pint-sized stars dress in their finest to strut their stuff on the orange carpet. Here’s a round-up of our fave Appaman looks from the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Parker Bates and Prestyn Bates

Appaman’s favorite brothers Parker Bates and Prestyn Bates were absolute stars on the Orange Carpet this weekend. Parker rocked it in our Mod Suit in Raspberry and Burger Tee, and styled the look with white sneakers and a casual rolled sleeve. E! Online LOVED his look.  Prestyn went in full-burger mode in our Burger Tee and Pattern Shirt with jeans and boots. Snap up these sharp orange carpet looks for yourself now – all styles still available online!

 

JD McCrary

Appaman fan favorite JD McCrary looked super fly in our Mod Suit in Navy Windowpane from FW17. JD is already a household name thanks to THAT performance with Childish Gambino at the Grammys, but he is set to be a worldwide star after landing the role of Young Simba in the upcoming film production of The Lion King. (Sidenote: there was huge excitement in the office when this film adaption was announced – Beyoncé as Nala? Yes, please.) JD styled the suit with white sneakers, a necklace and a casual white tee. The Mod Suit is no longer available in the Navy Windowpane option, but luckily we have a fresh spring update on the blue suit, the Mod Suit in French Blue, plus other Fine Tailoring looks to style your way. Like JD, you can style this with a tee and sneakers, or go formal with dress shoes, a shirt and bow tie.

 

Seth Carr 

Seth Carr played the flashback version of Michael B. Jordon as a young Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s Black Panther – so you KNOW he’s set to be a huge star. The film just grossed over a billion dollars at the box office; and is breaking records left, right and center. We are so proud that Seth picked out our suit for the red carpet – we LOVE the styling with a casual stripe tee and rolled sleeves.

 

What were your fave red carpet looks? Shop these looks and more at Appaman.com