Appaman Wins an Earnie Award for Best Outerwear

October 28, 2014 in Appaman News

Appaman is honored to announce that we are the 2014 recipient of Earnshaw’s “Earnie” award for Best Outerwear in the children’s industry.

 

There's Appaman himself, loitering in the background.

There’s Appaman himself, loitering in the background.

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated and voted for us. Your support means a lot!

Appaman x Baby Legs

October 20, 2014 in Appaman News, New This Season

Have you heard? We teamed up with BabyLegs to bring you a limited edition capsule collection of socks and legwarmers. These accessories are a great way to add an extra pop of color to your outfit and customize your look according to your own personal style.

Socks are available for boys, girls, and Appaman Mini, and all come in two-packs that are fun to mix and match. In addition to socks, we’re also offering one-size-fits-most girls’ legwarmers, which make a great gift and look awesome layered over tights. (You can tuck them into boots without adding extra bulk to the foot.)

Check out the full collection here.

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Press & Links, Fall 2014

October 3, 2014 in Press

Appaman is feeling the love this season. Here’s some recent press and links from around the web that we’re excited about:

Martha Stewart Weddings (Fall 2014)

We’re honored to be included once again in another beautifully styled shoot in Martha Stewart Weddings. Pictured here is the jacket from our Mod Suit in Chambray and Suit Pants in Khaki. Complete the look with a Standard Shirt in White and a matching bow tie.

The Mod Suit makes its appearance in the Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2014.

The Mod Suit makes its appearance in the Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2014.

 

Stroller Traffic’s Scoop Daily

Our Sherpa Hoodie is featured as “seriously cozy outerwear

New York Family

The Prospect Pants in Camo were featured in the September 2014 issue’s Back to School Style feature 

People Moms & Babies

Appaman.com was listed as one of “6 Stores We’re Shopping for Back to School

Thanks for the love, everyone!

Get the Look: Jolie-Pitt Black and White Wedding Style

September 30, 2014 in New This Season, Press, Star Style

Inspired by Brad and Angelina’s coordinating, two-tone family wedding style? We were stoked to see the photos of the infamous Brangelina wedding, but even more excited to see the Jolie-Pitt kids (who are longtime Appaman fans) expressing their individual styles in black and white formalwear.

The oldest and youngest girls opted for a flowing dresses – Vivienne’s is all white, while Zahara’s is white with a black pattern. Shiloh went for tomboy-chic in a suit of her own, pairing a tailored suit jacket with white shirt and matching shorts, accessorizing with a hat & black tie.

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The boys (Maddox, Pax, and Knox) were even more coordinated. They matched perfectly in classic black slim fit suits suit with white dress shirts, looking just like Brad, who added a solid black tie.

Getting inspired? Shop these looks and create your own with Appaman Fine Tailoring for boys and girls.

Team Appaman Takes a “Sick Day”

September 23, 2014 in Appaman News

Team Appaman has been working hard, so this week, Lynn and Harald arranged a “mandatory sick day” so the staff could get out and about in nature together. Yesterday, we shut down the office, packed up the cars and headed up to Stormville to play hookey and take in the beauty of upstate New York in the fall.

Yes, we may be city folk, but the whole group had a great time getting out of the hustle and bustle of NYC, relaxing, and recharging our batteries together. Even Party Hat, our trusty mascot, came along!

Check out some of our photos:

Simon Doonan & Mr. Corey Pick Appaman For Back to School Business

September 19, 2014 in In the news, NYC, Star Style

The folks at The Window (the official blog of Barney’s department store) are at it again!

Here, Creative Director Simon Doonan sits down with the fashion loving Mr. Cory (of Mr Cory’s Cookies) who picks out his essential looks for fashionable kids this fall.

Read the blog and watch the video at http://thewindow.barneys.com/mr-cory/

Read the blog and watch the video at http://thewindow.barneys.com/mr-cory/

 

 

Mr. Cory picked an Appaman Mod Suit  as his “professional business” look of choice for when you have important meetings. Such is the life of a 10 year-old business owner.

He shares some other wise words: “There are no rules in fashion.” We couldn’t agree more!

Check out the blog post, video, and shopping guide over at The Window.

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Barney’s Goes Back to School With Walter Martin & Appaman

September 10, 2014 in In the news, NYC, Press

Legendary department store Barney’s and musician Walter Martin have teamed up for an adorable back to school style video. Check out these great looks, featuring our very own Mod Suit and the beautiful streets of Brooklyn, NYC.

Read more about the project and watch the video here!

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Welcome, Will! Meet Team Appaman’s Newest Member

August 20, 2014 in Appaman News

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It’s high time we introduce the newest member of the Appaman Team, who joined us this past spring as our head designer.

Meet Will Herrera, a native New Yorker who embodies the spirit of Appaman with his great style and love of a some important things: adventure, travel, and dogs. Will has been drawing and painting his whole life, and even used to create large scale murals (how cool is that?). So far, we’ve loved seeing his artistic skills (not to mention his years of fashion industry experience) shine as he dreams up new designs and sketches graphics for our boys’ collection.

Will is an awesome guy to have around the office, and it’s exciting to see the new vibe he is bringing to our line. We can’t wait to see his take on the Appaman aesthetic come to life in his first full collection, which will debut in Fall 2015. Get excited, Appaman fans — we think know you’ll love it, too.

Behind the Scenes: Intern Q&A with Danielle

August 12, 2014 in Appaman News, NYC

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an intern at Appaman HQ? For Part 2 of our Intern Q&A series, we sat down with Danielle, our helpful, responsible, and all around awesome summer intern, to find out what she thought of her time as our right-hand gal.

Danielle Civil, Production/Design Intern

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This is Danielle, she is very cool.

School: University of Delaware

Major: Apparel Design

Minor: Entrepreneurial Studies

Appaman: So, what was a typical day like at Appaman? Who did you work with the most? 

Danielle: I did a lot of different things. It was all over the place…in a good way! I worked with everyone in the office, in all of the departments.

A: Yeah, that is how things usually go here. You did a lot of work with Nicole on the production side. What kind of projects were you focused on?

D: I worked a lot with the samples for Spring/Summer 2015. I would measure the new samples as they came in and compare them to the technical specs, so we could see if the factory was making the style how they’re supposed to. We then took the most recent samples to fittings to see if the fit was right according to the specs, or if the specs needed to be changed to get the right fit.

A: What was your favorite thing that you worked on?

D: I liked seeing the whole development process. Measuring samples, making changes, going to fittings.

A: Did you do anything at Appaman that was different than what you’ve done in class?

D: It’s different than what you do in school. I got to touch on a lot of different “behind the scenes” work. I’d never done anything with wholesale or online sales, for example. I’d had a little production experience, but nothing in-depth.

A: What area of the fashion industry do you think you want to go into?

D: Design or production

A: Ok, now most importantly, what was it like working with Party Hat, our office dog, every day?

D: Awesome. He is so fluffy. [Appaman note: Correct answer, Danielle]

A: Do you have any advice for other students who are looking to intern in the fashion industry?

D: Look for something you like, not just the first or easiest internship to get. You want to see if you could see yourself working there or in a company like it. Also, start looking early so you’re not rushed to find something. Reach out directly to companies that you’re interested in, because they don’t always post internship openings. They might not need to.

Thanks, Danielle! You earned an A+

It’s Trade Show Time!

August 5, 2014 in Appaman News

Team Appaman send a big “hello” from the ENK Children’s Club trade show at Pier 94 in New York City. This international exhibition of children’s clothing is where we get to meet many of our buyers from around the country and catch up with other industry pals, including designers, members of the press/blogosphere, and more.

One of the best parts about attending trade shows is getting to “launch” a new season’s collection in person and speak one-on-one to our retailers about the new styles we’re so excited to show. As a small company, lots of love goes into designing each and every piece that ends up on the salesroom floor (and eventually, in stores). Even as Appaman grows, co-founders Harald and Lynn are as closely involved in the process as ever. In fact, many of our garments are directly inspired by Harald’s childhood growing up in Norway or have another personal story behind them. Every fabric that’s selected, and every detail from patches and pockets to studs and snaps is carefully considered by all members of our design team, so getting feedback directly from our customers is critical.

Appaman co-founder Lynn Husum (far right) with Appaman staffers Alyssa, Jenna, and Stephanie, and PR maven Katie of 9SPR.

Co-founder Lynn Husum (far right) and Appaman staffers Alyssa, Jenna, and Stephanie stop for a selfie (does this count as a selfie?) with PR maven Katie of 9SPR. Follow @Appaman on Instagram for more behind the scenes fun.

For information on future trade shows, or to request information on becoming an Appaman retailer, please visit our Wholesale page.

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