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.

 

 

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!

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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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Spring is here at Appaman

February 11, 2015 in Appaman News, New This Season

Hey, Appaman fans! We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand new Spring 2015 collection, now available to shop on Appaman.com.  Though Punxatawney Phil, our nation’s favorite groundhog, has decided that we have a few more weeks of winter left, we’re too excited about our great, new warm weather styles to think too much about the chilly weather here in New York City.

We’d like to share a video with you that features some of our new styles, plus a preview of some late spring/early summer styles that are on their way (available next month). Shot on location in Brooklyn, NYC, with beautiful drone camerawork and direction from MCM Productions, we think it totally captures Appaman clothing worn for its primary purpose: playing and having fun.

Check out the full video below, or scroll down for highlights (more at the jump). Be sure not to miss the cameo by our furry mascot, Party Hat Husum!)

Watch now:

The Face Off: Spring/Summer ’15 from Appaman on Vimeo.

 

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Five Weeks of Giving – Coalition of Immokalee Workers

January 7, 2015 in Appaman News

Jenna has chosen Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) as the organization to benefit from her Five Weeks of Giving contribution.

This is a worker-based human rights organization recognized for its achievements in the fields of social responsibility, human trafficking and gender-based violence at work.   The CIW launched the very successful Fair Food Program that works to ensure rights for farmworkers.

Farm labor exploitation is prevalent in this country and it’s something that should change if we want to continue to benefit from local farms and healthy food.

Read more about this ground-breaking organization here.

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Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – Uptown Veterinary Associates

January 2, 2015 in Appaman News

Will would like to give his charitable donation to the Uptown Veterinary Associates, an animal hospital in Harlem that aims to offer cutting-edge, comprehensive veterinary care, while building close, ongoing relationships with each of their clients and their pets.

Kahn Herrera, Will's dog.

Kahn Herrera, Will’s dog.

Will says:

“Last year my dog (Khan Herrera) passed away. This special hospital went far and beyond in helping my wife and I, from the birth of our dog all the way till the time of his passing.”

Will is donating this gift in memory of Khan. The hospital was very touched to hear of this gift and plan to use the money for animals in need that don’t have necessary funds to treat their conditions.

Read more about Uptown Veterinary Associates here.

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Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014′s Five Weeks of Giving selections here

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – Teach for America

December 22, 2014 in Appaman News

Tina has chosen Teach for America as the organization that will receive her Five Weeks of Giving contribution.

Tina says:

Teach For America is a great organization that allows children — who I believe are our future — the opportunity to receive a great education despite financial hardship all across the nation. This organization invests in a diverse group of future leaders from many different universities to create a dynamic impact in low income communities. TFA provides them with the necessary training and career development skills to teach these children and provide them with excellent education to further succeed.”

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Find out more about Teach for America at www.teachforamerica.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – The Akilah Institute for Women

December 20, 2014 in Appaman News

Katie’s “pay it forward” pick is the Akilah Institute for Women is a women’s college with campuses in Rwanda and Burundi and headquarters in NYC.

By providing low income women with access to affordable, market-relevant education, industry-specific skills and job placement services, Akilah prepares students for careers in the booming private sector economy of East Africa, which faces a shortage of qualified employees. In a region with high underemployment, where 85% of women still work in subsistence agriculture (earning less than $2 per day), and just 1% of the population enters university (and less than 1/3 of students are female), access to education is the tool that empowers women to build their own professional identity, become leaders, and drastically improve the standard of living for themselves and their families. Akilah graduates, on average, earn five times the national average income, and 1/3 are the heads of their households.

Katie says:

“Around the world, women are denied access to educational opportunities that I spent most of my life taking entirely for granted, limiting their personal autonomy and ability to to take control of their health, wellbeing, finances, and future. Educating women and girls has been proven to be the single most effective way that a developing region can improve the lives and safety of individuals, families, and the community at large. But worldwide, women — especially those from low income backgrounds —  face unique challenges and cultural barriers that keep them out of professional spheres. I love how Akilah, in addition to providing practical on-the-job skills, focuses on developing students’ abilities in critical thinking, confidence, leadership and team building. A friend of mine works for this great organization and so I’ve gotten to hear first hand how dedicated they are to creating an educational model that does right by its students and continues to meet its own high expectations.”

akilah_logoFor more information, visit www.akilahinstitute.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

 

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center

December 18, 2014 in Appaman News

For her Five Weeks of Giving donation, Stephanie has chosen to pay it forward to the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center in Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx.

Stephanie says:

 ”My Papa was a proud member of the United States Army. He has used the resources at this VA Hospital countless times over the course of his adult life, most especially the last few years. He had a great fondness for his doctors at this hospital, and the care they provide to veterans.  When it came time to sell his house, he donated his elaborate book collection to the library at the hospital.  His last year or so, he unfortunately spent a bit of time as a patient here. He was so happy for the luck that came my way that brought me to Appaman and would love to hear stories about what was going on with the company and to look through the latest season’s catalogs with me! Sadly, my Papa passed away on June 8, 2013, but he would be so proud to have this donation given by Appaman to a place that means so much to him.”

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For more information on how you can volunteer or donate, visit the Bronx VA Center’s website.

 

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America

December 15, 2014 in Appaman News

Alyssa’s Pay it Forward is in honor of her high school friend Dan. This past year, Dan was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. A successful surgery removed his kidney and the tumor around it. He underwent chemotherapy for eight months and has just returned to work!

Alyssa says:

“I have chosen The Sarcoma Foundation of America. The SFA supports sarcoma patients like Dan by funding research and increasing awareness of the disease. They also work with pharmaceutical companies to develop improved treatments and help with educating patients.

If you are looking for a place to donate to this holiday season, please support my friend Dan and others who are battling sarcoma.”

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.CureSarcoma.org/donate

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014′s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.