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August 10, 2015 in Appaman News, Featured

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Introducing Appaman x Florsheim: A Heritage-Meets-Street-Style Collaboration

August 1, 2015 in Appaman News, Featured

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This season, Appaman has partnered with Florsheim, a heritage shoe brand that has been dedicated to producing contemporary and classic footwear styles with high-quality workmanship for over 100 years. We’re proud to combine Appaman’s logo detailing and style with Florsheim’s longstanding commitment to quality and comfort.

Out limited edition collaboration includes three styles:

Kennett Jr: A classic lace-up saddle shoe re-envisioned with select contrasting colors for a young man who wants to stand apart from the crowd.

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Quinlan Jr: A suede chukka that can handle just about anything. These rough-n-ready boots feature no-hassle laces and are specifically crafted for growing feet.

 

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Varsity High Top Jr: A casual, easy to wear everyday shoe, this sporty lace-up will complement any outfit. It’s time to perfect that jump shot. Ready, set, score!

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Summer in the City: Insider Tips from the Appaman Staff

July 10, 2015 in NYC

REJOICE! It is summer time in New York City! While many urbanites like to get out of town when the temps go up, New Yorkers know that summer in NYC is something to look forward to all year long. The sunshine seems to bring out the best in all of us, so there’s never a better time to grab your group of friends and hit up one of the many wonderful outdoor spaces, free events, or activities the city has to offer. The extra hustle and bustle (and great weather) means it’s also a great time for visitors, since there’s so many things that adults and kids alike can all enjoy

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It’s no surprise that on Friday afternoons, there’s lots of chatter at Appaman HQ about how we’re all planning on spending our upcoming weekend. We love to share recommendations for great neighborhood hot spots, fun new restaurants, upcoming shows or events, the best places to take out of towners, and sometimes, where we can go to get a little peace and quiet.

So, we present, the Appaman staff’s best insider tips for a great summer in the city:

Eat And Drink

We love going to brunch and taking out of towners with us. There are tons of places in cute, walkable neighborhoods, like the West Village, which are always nice for a post-meal stroll.Try:

Jeffrey’s Grocery – 172 Waverly Place

Will says: “One of my favorite places to go eat and have some drinks is Harlem Public and it’s sister bar next door At The Wallace. Harlem Public has very diverse crowd, casual fun atmosphere with great food. Then next door, same owners, At The Wallace has giant Jenga and board games to play while you drink! Check it out!”

Harlem Public & At The Wallace
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Outdoor Lunch in Manhattan

We love the outdoor market that’s open near Appaman’s showroom by Herald Square, called Urban Space/Broadway Bites. There are about 30 food stands located on Broadway, between 32nd and 34th, with a huge variety of food, from Turkish, Asian, or Mexican  to crepes and macarons, and lots of refreshing beverages (some alcoholic, some not!) They’re all from existing restaurants and bakeries around Manhattan and surrounding boroughs.

Urban Space/Broadway Bites — Broadway, between 32nd and 34th Streets

Ample Hills ice cream shop in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn is an incredible destination. The flavors are exotic and it’s all made in house.  It’s like a bespoke creamery….very Brooklyn.

Ample Hills Creamery (Prospect Heights) – 623 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn

For more sweet treats, try coffee shakes at Odd Fellows (Williamsburg), or Cronut creator Dominique Ansel’s new take on soft serve ice cream (One is flavored with burrata – an Italian cheese made from mozzarella!)

Dominique Ansel Kitchen — 137 7th Ave S.

Get Out Of Town

Sometimes the best “city” activities are not in the city at all! There are many ways to get out into nature that are easily accessible from New York.

Alyssa says: “Escape the city for a day and head to South Mountain Reservation, a a  2,110-acre nature reserve located 20 miles outside of the city between Millburn, West Orange and Maplewood New Jersey.  It offers 50 miles of hiking trails with views of New York City, a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls, streams, fishing pond and picnic areas and open fields.
The Turtleback Zoo is also located on the property, which has animals from all over the world, a tree top adventure course for adults and kids, mini golf, and paddle boats. Also on the property is McLoon’s Boat House, a beautiful restaurant on the water.”

South Mountain Reservation – W South Orange Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Lynn says: “We love Fort Tilden Beach.  It’s gorgeous, not crowded and a wonderful place to go for a day outside the city.” Insider tip: To get to Fort Tilden, which is National Park Service property, park at Jacob Riis beach and go to the southern end. You can’t get to it by walking down the shore, but there are paths that will take you to the beach area.

City Living, Summer Style

Doing an evening BBQ down on Pier 6 in Brooklyn is a great way to spend an evening overlooking the city views, watching the sunset and exploring the incredible waterfront park. There are six piers of playgrounds, walking trails, bike paths, soccer fields and basketball courts.  It’s an incredible addition to Brooklyn and appreciated by all.

Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Katie says, “I am always impressed by the free programs available at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. BRIC Arts Media’s summer series, Celebrate Brooklyn, offers an amazing selection of concerts & performances from popular (often world renowned) artists, as well as movie screenings in the Prospect Park Bandshell, most of them for free. It’s an excellent outdoor venue (especially for the price), with great sound quality and not a bad seat in the house. People of all ages gather with picnic blankets to enjoy the evening. It would even be great for a family with young teens who want to do something cool that’s not specifically kid-focused. You can bring your own food or by snacks from vendors. Get there early though — the popular events can have extremely long lines.”

Since 1965, the New York Philharmonic has offered a handful free outdoor park performances all around New York City (including Prospect Park), allowing thousands of New Yorkers from all walks of life the chance to experience some truly spectacular, world class music, at absolutely no cost. We highly recommend taking the opportunity to see some of the best orchestras in the world perform in the beautiful, relaxed outdoor setting of NYC’s public parks. The fireworks that follow are also some of the best we’ve EVER seen. Trust us — it will be a magical evening. Tip: Sit towards the center of the audience (even if you’re far away) for the best acoustics.

Tina is moving up the ranks!

June 26, 2015 in Appaman News

It’s high time we properly welcome Tina to Appaman HQ’s official full time staff. Many of our retailers and buyers have been working with Tina since last year, when she joined Team Appaman as a part time assistant, splitting her time between our NYC showroom and Appaman HQ.  She’s a hardworking lady with a killer sense of style and a knack for quickly learning any task we send her way, so it’s no surprise that soon enough, we had to have her at 195 Chrystie Street full time.

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Tina is a Brooklyn native who graduated Magna Cum Laude last May from SUNY Buffalo State with Bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Textile Technology and Business Administration. Like many of us here at HQ, she loves to read, shop and travel — if she had to pick a favorite city (other than New York, duh) it would be either Rome, Barcelona, Paris and London.  Appaman is Tina’s first “professional” job, and she says she’s loving the experience.

Welcome, Tina! Glad to have you around.

 

 

The Asbjørnsen Family Goes ‘Round The World With Appaman

June 9, 2015 in In the news, Press

We have a great story to share about some of Appaman’s biggest little fans.

Norwegian dad Ørjan Tunge Asbjørnsen and his wife, Kristine Noraas Asbjørnsen, have set off on a year-long journey around the world with their six sons, Kristian, 9, Joakim, 8,  Aleksander, 7, Fredrik, 4, Daniel, 2, and Marius, 1. They’ve begun in North America, first visiting Florida and the Caribbean before heading to California, with plans that include Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Singapore, various countries in Europe, and maybe even a trip to Africa.

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And as if that feat alone weren’t impressive enough, they’re doing it all in style — all six boys dress in matching head-to-toe Appaman! Ørjan is a longtime fan of our brand (in fact, he is the one responsible for first bringing Appaman to the Norwegian retail scene), so it was only natural that when packing their bags with durable, fashionable and functional clothing, in sizes that would fit every kid, our clothes made the cut.

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Photo: Private

 

 

During a stop in Los Angeles, writer Silje Kathrine Sviggum met up with the crew and interviewed them for Norway’s Bergen Tidende, where they’ve shared the details of their route, future plans, favorite places so far, and tips for how a family of 8 can travel extensively while actually enjoying each other’s company.

Check out more photos after the jump. For the full collection (and an article in Norwegian), click here.

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That’s a Wrap! Behind the Scenes at the Spring/Summer 2016 Photoshoot

June 1, 2015 in Appaman News, NYC

It’s that time of year: We’ve styled, shot, and wrapped yet another Appaman Spring/Summer collection. We have so much fun hanging out with our models and watching all of our hard work come to life on camera.

As always, it’s all hands on deck to make sure these busy few days run smoothly. It’s a challenge, and sometimes a bit hectic to keep all the clothes and kids where they need to be at the right time, but with a little teamwork and a whole lot of organization, we somehow manage to get it all done and have a good time.

We are really excited about some great new designs we have in store for our fans and wish we could show you more, but you’ll have to wait til Spring 2016 to see the full collection in stores. For now, here are a few behind the scenes photos of our recent shoot here in our Chrystie Street studio. Stay tuned til next spring!

Spring/Summer 2016 Appaman shoot

Celebrity Kids Get Fancy in Appaman Fine Tailoring

May 21, 2015 in Star Style

It feels good to look your best! Appaman Fine Tailoring was born to bring sharp, sophisticated style to the younger crowd, and we’re loving how to of Hollywood’s most fashionable families have recently been spotted dressing up in our tailored formalwear and making it fit their personal style.

Penelope Disick, daughter of Kourtney Kardashian, goes for a dancer look, wearing our girls’ Tuxedo Blazer over a pink ballerina outfit:
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Kingston Rossdale, a longtime Appaman fan, wears a Mod Suit in Sky Blue to church on Mother’s Day with mom Gwen Stefani, giving a classic suit an edge with a bold bow tie and cool kicks:

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Win a $250 gift certificate in our #AppaMom Pin & Win sweepstakes

April 22, 2015 in Appaman News

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Appaman + Big Apple Parent: Four Covers in a Row!

March 30, 2015 in NYC, Press

As a New York City brand, we love to see kids around the city rocking our styles at school, on the subway, or hanging in the park. But there’s something extra cool about making the cover of one of NYC’s best family publications, not just once, but four months in a row!

Check out our gear below, featured on the cover of Big Apple Parent magazine’s December 2014, January 2015, February 2015, and March 2015 issues. Style details after the jump.

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Summer ’15 Collection Preview

March 17, 2015 in New This Season

Our summer collection will be launching soon on Appaman.com. Here’s a sneak peek of some of our favorite looks and products.

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Comfortable separates with light, functional outerwear and pops of bold colors offset grey and black neutrals. Pull together the look with edgy accessories like hats and shades:

Girls

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