Celeb Style: Jacob Tremblay, Noah Schapp, Jeremy McGuire

September 20, 2016 in Star Style

True facts: Appaman HQ is low key obsessed with Jacob Tremblay, Noah Schnapp and every kid on ‘Stranger Things,’ and Jeremy Maguire and his entire ‘Modern Family.’ ** So when these awesome kids pick Appaman clothes for their events, we are over the moon, of course!

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**Seriously. Bossman Harald even has a signed and framed photo of ultimate TV dad himself Ty Burrel/Phil Dunphy in his office.

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Just Like Mom and Dad: Mini Me Looks from Appaman

September 8, 2016 in Appaman Style

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Kids Fashion Ideas for Fall: Mini Me Looks
As kids fashion ideas go, finding grown up looks for littles is always a safe bet for maximum style. Trends may come and go, but sophisticated style is always a winner. Instead of stealing from mom and dad’s closet for the latest styles, we built our fall collection to include some classic looks that even the youngest family members will love. From boys flannel shirts and chunky cardigans to houndstooth coats and denim jeggings for girls, we’ve got their wardrobe covered this fall and winter. These are looks they’ll never grow tired of–and will make them feel like a little adult.

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Honey, who shrunk the clothes?
The top fall looks for kids could have come straight from your closet. Here, our favorite style picks for mini-mes:

The Fitz Cardigan: Thanks to a rib collar and trim, this distinguished sweater looks particularly sharp with a dress shirt and tie, but is a great multi-functional layering piece with a hint of collegiate style. Shop the Fitz Cardigan in Picante now.

The Sterling Dress: The contrasting textures and shift shape of this stylish girls dress call to mind a little lady with chicness beyond her years. Shop the Sterling Dress now.

The Cooper Sweater: The sporty raglan style will get him excited, while the fine knit fabric lends a more grown-up feel. Shop the Cooper Sweater in Ensign Blue now.

The Top Coat: She’ll make a chic statement in this beautiful fall girls overcoat. The classic houndstooth pattern gets a playfully oversized twist and is woven with a lovely textured wool blend material. This classic girls coat is a must-have fashion forward piece that looks amaze dressed up with formal wear or down with jeans. Shop the Top Coat now.

The Flannel Shirt: Guys of all ages should have a classic flannel in their wardrobe at all times. The timeless appeal (and comfort) of a great fitting flannel shirt for boys is fashion must have. An Appaman fan favorite. Shop the Flannel Shirt in Scarlet Plaid now.

The Bushwick Pant: This flat front chino with a fashionable, tapered fit, is a style must have for every guy–big or little. It’s the step above casual. Wear it with a graphic tee, or dress it up with a blazer for fancier occasions. Shop the Bushwick Pant in Four Leaf Clover now.

The Denim Jegging: Denim plus legging has to be one of the best mashups of the millennium. We took the look of distressed denim and matched it with the comfort of your favorite leggings in these stylishly comfy slim-fit pants. They literally look good with everything. Shop the Denim Knit Jegging in Vintage Wash now. 

Fall Fashion Alert: Stylish Pants for Kids

August 29, 2016 in Appaman Style

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See Ya Later Shorts!
Shorts season is coming to a close. As much as we love shorts and all they represent (ice cream! cannonballs! catching fireflies!), we also look forward to the onset of long pants season and all of the fall festivities (apple picking! leaf peeping! jack-o-lanterns!). But one of the biggest differences between shorts and pants, besides the obvious weather appropriateness of each style, is the fact that you actually have to pay attention to length when it comes to wearing pants. Shorts can fall right above the knee, at the knee or below it and you’re still ok. But with pants, if they’re too short, you get major style points deducted from your look (floods, anyone?). Sending them back to school in pants that are too short are a style sin, mom! The perfect pant length is about 1/4-1/2 inch above the floor, depending on the type of shoes you’re wearing. But one thing’s for sure, unless you’re sporting summertime capris, ankle length is so not cool.

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Pants-a-palozza: There’s a Pair for Every Style
Does your little dude prefer slouchy sweats to skinny jeans? Or maybe he’s a classic flat front chino kind of guy. Is she a jeggings kind of girl or a denim diva? Whatever their style, we’ve got them covered from waist to toe this fall.

 

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Fall Pants for Boys
Our Bushwick Pants are classic chinos with a fashionable tapered fit and a flat front. We made them in some cool colors this fall, including Dress Blues and Gunmetal. Also on tap are our Skinny Twill Pants, which are a street style alternative to jeans. With a hint of stretch and cool slim cut leg, these pants will take him from the hallways to the holidays in style. Bringing some rocker ‘tude to the party is our Hiro Pant, a slouchy fitting pant with some serious punky cool and our Parker Sweats, black and white sweatpants with three zippers and and an edgy style.

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Girls Pants for Fall
For all the little ladies in the house, you can’t go wrong with a pair of cute leggings for fall. Our Shiny Legging is both glam and comfy rolled up into one easy to wear pair of leggings. We love how the shiny coating makes even a simple t-shirt look rocker chic. The Denim Knit Jegging is a classic vintage-inspired pair of slim fitting jeans with a cool distressed look and a comfy fit she won’t want to take off. Our Finley Knit Denim pant is a cool printed take on everyday jeans, with a funky pattern and soft and cozy knit material. Think of our Pipe Pant in a glitzy metallic gold as a new neutral. The flashy (in a good way) pants have a add a splash of glam to grays, whites and blacks.

Who wears the coolest pants in your family? Shop more of our fall kids clothing by checking out our fall 2016 lookbook

Mom Hacks: Back to School Tips

August 18, 2016 in Mom Hacks

Back to School Tips | Appaman

Mom Hacks: Back to School Tips
It’s back to school time for families around the country. Raise your hand if you’ve pledged to make this school year more organized and less stressful than last year. Yes, us, too. So what steps can you take to make sure your kids are set up for success this year? Follow these tips on getting organized for back to school:

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Lunch is Ready!
Prep lunch the night before. We love these sandwich-free lunch box ideas. Or better yet, ask your kids to pitch in with the lunch making duties! A recent article in The Washington Post touted the benefits of having your children make their own lunch.  By asking them to take charge of their lunch, it gives them responsibility and allows you some free time. Don’t worry if the end result isn’t pretty (or not 100% nutritionally balanced), you’re doing a good thing!

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Clothes Call
Lay out their clothes for the week ahead, so there’s no last minute pulling clothes out of the drawers before the bus arrives. We love the idea of labeling a different shelf for each different day of the week. To make it easier, try a hanging shelving unit (we love the sturdy canvas hanging shelves and drawers from Land of Nod pictured above). For back to school style inspo, check out our first day of school outfit ideas here.

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After School Snack Station
Whether it’s you that’s home with the kiddos after school or a sitter, wouldn’t it be SO much easier to have a designated drawer organized with exactly the snacks you want them to munch on when they get home? This way there’s no rooting around in the kitchen trying to find hidden candy bars. Have them choose two things from the healthy snack bin or drawer and you can rest assured their mid-day munch won’t be a handful of Pez.

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Entryway Hall of Fame
Make their exits and entrances as seamless as possible with a well organized entryway (aka the place they drop all of their stuff). Invest in a storage bench, coat hooks, bins to toss their dirty shoes in and baskets to sort their homework and all letters home from school.

For back to school outfit ideas, check out our Fall 2016 Appaman kids style lookbook!

Appaman Style Watch: First Day of School Outfit Ideas

August 9, 2016 in Appaman Style

First Day of School Outfit Ideas | Appaman

The first day of school is getting closer! Now is the time to figure out that all important question: What will your kid wear on the first day back to school? From laid back and sporty to rocker cool to old school looks, Appaman has got you covered with these first day of school outfit ideas. Get ready to slay on the first day!

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First Day of School Outfit Idea: The Layered Lumberjack
It’s a little bit country and a lot cool. Mix our classic, wear-with-everything boys Flannel Shirt in Scarlet Plaid with a pair of our slim cut and super flattering Skinny Twill Pants in Ensign Blue, topping it off with our fall all star, the Prescott Cardigan, a lightweight fine knit sweater with a pop of color on the sleeve. We love this laid back look that has the right hint of preppy.

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This look is all about mixing sporty style with rocker girl touches. Our Kay Top in Rose Tan combines luxurious looking texture with a sporty raglan style. The shiny black piping adds a fun and femme edge. Pair it with our black Shiny Legging and she’s ready to make some serious style statements on the first day.

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First Day of School Outfit Idea: Star Style
There’s no reason to wait to bring her A game. This fierce ensemble will be her go-to look for every day cool. Not to mention each piece in this outfit will look amaze with everything else in her closet. Our Ari Reversible Vest is a fashion workhorse – one side is a shearling-like fleece and the other is black with gold dots. The Trophy Sweatshirt is a serious must-have sweatshirt for girls! With stars on the sleeves, thumbholes and a sporty yet girlie look, it will get some major play all fall and winter long. The Pipe Pant is a metallic gold dream. Made of stretchy legging-like fabric with two back pockets, it’s a glam slam for fall.

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First Day of School Outfit Idea: Old School Cool
Whether it’s the throwback Cassettes Tee or the sporty puffer East Side Vest, we’re loving the old school vibe of this East Village-inspired look. Layered with our Flannel Shirt in Dress Blue Plaid and Skinny Twill Pant in Black, it’s a back to school look that never gets old.

Get more first day of school looks for fall here.

 

Back to School Style: A First Look at Our Fall Collection

August 5, 2016 in Appaman Style

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Go Back to School in Style with Appaman
Don’t worry, we know there are still lots more beach days left to take advantage of this summer, but August always marks the end of vacation time and the start of back to school season. In fact, some states go back to school way before Labor Day (sorry guys)! With the first day of school around the corner, we’re thrilled to give a first look at our new fall clothing for kids. Packed with cute tops for girls, fall jackets for boys and girls, long sleeved tees and cool hoodies for boys, our fall all-star trends are on point for back to school.

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Back to School Style for Boys
Our boys fall collection is loaded with easy to wear layering pieces that will make the transition from summer to fall seamless. Our Downtown Hoodie is the piece he’ll reach for over and over again. The cool lightening bolt design and super soft and slouchy style will be his go-to sweatshirt for the first days of school and through the whole season. The Prescott Cardigan is not your average cardi! With its bright colorblock sleeve for a pop of style makes it the perfect layering piece over a tee or shirt. The Camden Shirt, a classic and cozy henley style with a faux layered look, is the must-have boys shirt for back to school.

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Back to School Style for Girls
Girls will rule the hallways this fall in the Ryder Varsity Jacket, an old school-style collegiate varsity jacket with chic rose gold sleeves and trim. Our advice? Snap up this one quickly, we have a feeling it’s not going to last (a la our faux fur jacket). Another standout fall jacket for girls is the Ari Reversible Vest, with a shearling-esque fleece on one side and cool gold polka dots on the other. The Sterling Dress with contrasting texture is a casual girls dress she can wear to school or to a party and feel like a mini fashionista. Also earning all star status this fall is the Zoey Dress, a sassy and casual jersey dress with a faux-layered sweatshirt top and a handkerchief-hem skirt.

Take a break from lounging poolside and get a head start on your back to school clothing shopping now. Shop fall clothes for girls and boys from Appaman. Made in NYC with love. 

Star Style: Summer Looks from Appaman

July 17, 2016 in Star Style

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Celebrity kids are loving their Appaman clothes for summer! The streets of NYC are full of Appaman fans, including some famous citizens. Sasha Schreiber (son of Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts) shows his Appaman style in our Sea Monster T-shirt. We love how he pairs our lightweight tee with cool summer shoes. All of our kids clothes are designed and made with love in NYC and our graphic boys tees are no exception. We made our summer kids tees with a super soft cotton, which is great for beating the summer heat while still looking cool.

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Red Carpet Style
Actor Miles Brown is one of the latest celebrities sporting Appaman for a night in front of the spotlight. He chose Appaman Fine Tailoring, including a bow tie and Standard Shirt in White to sport at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Miles shared this look on his Instagram feed, giving an awesome shout out!

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Summer Vacation with Appaman
This picture screams summer break! The two adorable girls, which belong to Sarah Jessica Parker, are the epitome of a happy, carefree summer. SJP posted this snap of her twin daughters on their seventh birthday on Instagram, saying: “Happy birthday to our lovely, funny, dear, surprising, sparkling and beloved Loretta and Tabitha who today are 7 years old. Let the celebrations begin.” Both were running down a grassy field with glee, with Loretta wearing our splatter paint Kennedy Romper.

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For Your Consideration
Actor Ian Chen, from the hit ABC show Fresh Off the Boat chose an Appaman Fine Tailoring Mod Suit in a summery shade of sand to wear to the Emmy Awards consideration event in June. We love this pic he posted on Instagram of himself jokingly sipping a glass of bubbly!

Ready for more kids style? Check out our new fall back to school outfits for boys and girls. Which look do you think will be spotted by paparazzi first? 

Summer in the City: The Best Things to Do in NYC With Kids

July 14, 2016 in NYC

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Summer is one of our favorite seasons in New York City. Since many people clear out of the city on the weekends, it’s the perfect time to take in the flavor without having to fight the crowds. The only problem is choosing where to go first. New York City has so many choices of fun summertime activities for kids, that it’s hard to make that choice. We honed in on the top five coolest things to do in NYC with kids this summer. Our summer in the city bucket list starts here:

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1. Museum of Ice Cream
This summer, New York City gets its first museum devoted entirely to the yummy frozen dessert everyone screams for – ice cream! The Museum of Ice Cream pops up in the Meatpacking District on July 29 through August 31st. Expect a rainbow sprinkle pool for kids to “swim” in, an ice cream sandwich swing, a chocolate room and, of course, lots of ice cream to sample!

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2. Get lost in Central Park
There is an endless amount of fun kids activities in Central Park, but we love the idea of heading into the 843 acre park with no solid plan. From the animals in the Central Park Zoo to model boat sailing on the conservatory water to the awesome playgrounds, it’s easy to spend a day “getting lost” in the park.

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3. Play at the New York Hall of Science
While the Hall of Science is a blast all year round, their super-cool outdoor playground is only open in the summer months. Expect sand pits, water play, fog machines and awesome slides–all of which incorporate scientific principles.

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4. Pig out at Smorgasburg
From artisan donuts to locally-sourced tacos, there’s a never ending array of yumminess at Brooklyn’s famed weekly summer food fest known as Smorgasburg. Teach your kids the meaning of homemade by exposing them to the hundreds of local food vendors that take great pride in their creations. You’ll feel good giving the kids french fries when they’re handmade in Brooklyn,  made with only premium ingredients, never frozen and dipped in gourmet sauce.

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5. Slide on down on Governor’s Island
Summer in the city would not be complete without a trip to Governor’s Island! While old faves like laying in the hammocks, renting bikes and picnicking are all awesome activities on Governor’s Island, we can’t wait to try out the new Slide Hill, opening July 19th. Slide Hill is found in the new Hills section of the island will be four fun and twisty slides–including one that’s almost 60 feet long.

Summer shorts, graphic tees, rash guards and swimsuits are a must for summer fun in the city. Shop Appaman summer kids clothes now to make sure your brood is prepared for some non-stop action! 

Summer Loving: Family Vacations, Appaman-Style

July 8, 2016 in Appaman Style

Summer Family Vacations with Appaman

It’s summer time and the living is easy! At Appaman HQ, we love summer for so many reasons, but family vacations has got to be the top on our list. There’s nothing like getting out of town for a bit to help reinvigorate and recharge while also getting in some precious family bonding time. From the lakes of Northern Michigan and the sandy beaches of the Carolina and New Jersey coastlines to the rustic charm of New York State, Appaman staffers love traveling around the country to seek out their warm and happy places. It just goes to show, you don’t have to travel too far to find your own slice of summer heaven. Here, team Appaman share their favorite summer destinations for a perfect family vacation.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hilton Head is a wonderful vacation spot for people of all ages! In addition to the miles and miles of beautiful beaches, there’s the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, numerous biking trails, museums and boat and helicopter tours, dolphin and whale watching excursions, lots of great shopping & restaurants, fishing & kayaking, ziplines, water sports and adorable coastal towns to explore along the way.  I wouldn’t recommend going though without a pair of Appaman sunglasses, one of our many straw sun hats for kids and an Appaman rash guard or coverup to protect your skin while you’re out all day in the sun! -Kathleen Reardon, production manager

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Commonly known as “LBI,” Long Beach Island is a top summer destination for those in the New York Metro area. If you see people with “Exit 63” bumper stickers on their cars, this is where they are headed..and yup, you guessed it, it is Exit 63 on the Garden State Parkway! I’ve been going since my teen years and I love LBI because it’s a great family- oriented, friendly, low-key beach town, but if you were in the mood for one of those wild beach bar nights, you can do that too!  (A trolley very nicely runs up and down the island in the evenings in case your night gets a little more wild than you planned!). The beaches are clean and well maintained. All the water sports and activities you could imagine are available, and there is even a water park! Bike rentals by the hour, day, or week.  Mini golf, ice cream and seafood galore, and don’t miss out on Fantasy Island amusement park. Tons of great shopping all over the island, but definitely head to Bay Village and the surrounding streets for some of the best gift and apparel shoppes–and fudge, naturally! Another fun stop is The Showplace Ice Cream Parlor, an audience interactive ice cream shoppe. Get ready to sing, play instruments, or act out a crazy scene..and have the best ice cream of your life!  And you can’t leave the island without hitting up The Chicken or the Egg (or the Chegg as the locals call it) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night snack. - Stephanie, sales rep

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Suttons Bay / Leelenau County, Northern Michigan
Many East Coasters don’t know it, but Northern Michigan is the stuff that summertime dreams are made of. Michigan has more coastline than any other state in the U.S. aside from Alaska, so there are tons of affordable places to have a lazy, laid back beach vacation, and you’re never far from an inland lake or state park. You can do it all: Swim in the waves, build a sandcastle on a beach, go exploring in a forest, eat ice cream at a parlor, run down a sand dune, jump off a dock, paddle a canoe, go fishing down a river. I’m headed to a cottage in Suttons Bay, a little town in the Leelenau Peninsula (Michigan’s “pinky”) that’s pretty much perfect.  -Katie Luscombe, e-commerce director

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Dutchess County, Upstate New York 
We head Upstate all year long, but summer is our favorite season! There are tons of fun things to do, like cherry picking at Fishkill Farms (pictured above) or peach picking at the end of August, finding watering holes, and hiking on the Appalachian trail. – Lynn Husum, co-founder of Appaman

 

Press Roundup: Appaman in the News!

June 26, 2016 in Appaman News

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Our spring/summer 2016 children’s clothing collection brought lots of amazing press coverage! From beloved kids fashion trade magazine Earnshaw’s to new mom bible Pregnancy & Newborn, we appeared in some of our favorite magazines this season. The Appaman spring/summer looks that got the most play in the media included a mix of shorts, pants, swimwear and tees from our warm weather faves.

 Appaman in the News

Celebrity-Approved Style
Some of our favorite celebrity style moments happened this season, too. Actor Ian Chen from the hit TV show Fresh Off The Boat chose to sport an Appaman Fine Tailoring boys suit in his interview with the pop culture source Vulture. Other star studded highlights included our Meyer Bomber Jacket in LV Ten magazine on Breanna Yde of Nickelodeon’s new TV show School of Rock. 

 

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Appaman: The Top Pick for Editors (and their kids)
We were so excited to see Parents Latina magazine’s editor in chief Grace Bastidas posing for her editor’s letter photo with her two adorable daughters sporting head-to-toe Appaman! Her older daughter wore the bold and bright Abstract Circle Tee with our sporty chic Stanton Jogger pants in a girly shade of salmon rose. Her younger daughter wore our super-fun Ice Cream Circle Tee from our Mini collection of cool baby and toddler clothes.

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Appaman on Hollywood Today Live
One of our favorite media moments this season was the “mini Instagram fashionista” segment that appeared on Hollywood Today Live.  The mini David and Victoria Beckham darlings (aka @ministylehacker and @officialmisstiff) wore Appaman Fine Tailoring in their star turn. Our boys suit looked the part!