Introducing…Erica!

December 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

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This summer the Appaman team was pleased to bring on board our very own ray of California sunshine, Erica Atkins! With her killer vintage style, magnetic personality, and affinity for Appaman HQ’s fave TV series Downton Abbey, Erica and her West Coast charm help make our office a great place to be. Erica brought in her past children’s industry expertise to work with our major wholesale accounts, and she is the logistical mastermind behind getting Appaman’s goods organized and shipped to department stores and other large retailers around the country…which, as industry folks know, is quite a task.

So, this post is long overdue, but nevertheless, we wish a very warm welcome to Erica, a wonderful addition to our staff.

Appaman is 10 Years Old Today

April 23, 2013 in Appaman News, Uncategorized

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Harald making Appaman's first ever print (top); Appaman HQ today (bottom)

Harald making Appaman’s first ever print (top); Appaman HQ today (bottom)

On April 23, 2003, Appaman launched its very first collection. What began as a tiny little t-shirt operation based in Harald and Lynn Husum’s Brooklyn apartment has grown over the years into the kids’ fashion brand you know and love. Each season, we’ve added new pieces to our collection and expanded our range of design.

Read more about our story here
While our team has expanded, and Harald is no longer screen printing our tees himself (that‘s him in the photo above, making Appaman’s first print) we’re still as hands-on as ever. We put just as much care into creating each new piece as we did on Day 1, so that the kids who wear our clothes (and the grown-ups who buy them) love our threads just as much as we do.

And, of course, we wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for our loyal fans. So, from everyone at Appaman HQ, we say…

THANK YOU!

Here are some photos from the Appaman vault…outtakes and catalog shots from our first collection ever! My, how things have changed…

Appaman Telford Makes For Our Third Hong Kong Store!

December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Appaman’s newest store in Hong Kong opened in Kowloon last month. The Telford Plaza location makes for the third Appaman shop in HK, and man…are we thrilled! The store looks great and we’re so proud of our overseas teams.

Visit Appaman Telford at:  Shop 505B, Level 5, Telford Plaza II, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay  Tel: 2135-9118    Check out the pics below, and visit www.appaman.com.hk for more info.

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Hurricane Sandy

December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hey there Appaman fan,

As you know, NYC was his hard during Hurricane Sandy this past weekend. Our Lower East Side offices are currently out of power and not operational until further notice. Therefore, our wholesale and web orders will be delayed until we are up and running again.

Thank you for you patience, and we hope you and your family were able to stay safe during the storm!

– Team Appaman

It's Go Time

December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

This summer we challenged moms everywhere to roll up their sleeves and attempt to take the Appaman Monkey Bar Challenge. The participation “fee” was a $25.00 donation that went to Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer. We called upon people to embrace their childhood and regain those muscles we all once had. Just under 100 people signed up and we were thrilled to be instrumental in getting women out on the playground, challenging themselves and goofing off with their kids in the name of charity.

To complete the challenge, participants are expected to send in a video of them on the bars. Here is Lynn’s video. She gave it her all. Check it out:

 

Thanks to all who participated!

Pay it Forward – Stephanie Fishman

December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

For Stephanie’s “Pay it Forward,” she chose to donate to Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Inc.

In her words:”Every holiday season, I participate in their ‘All Wrapped Up’ program, which connects donors to local individuals in Bergen County, New Jersey who are in need of a little holiday cheer! Every year I ‘adopt’ 2 seniors/disabled individuals, and I get a wish list from their caseworker as to what they may need. Most years, a warm winter coat is first on the list, along with basic necessities and grocery store gift cards. When I meet with the caseworker to drop off the gifts, I get to see the excitement in the faces of some of the members at the senior or rehab center. I feel very lucky to be able to help someone have a better day. I always want to contribute to this organization through other programs as well, so your donation to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Inc can help in so many ways — a literacy class for a single mom, a training session for a mentor, a service call for a repair in a disabled individual’s home — so THANK YOU Appaman, for your immense generosity and kindness!”

You’re welcome, Stephanie, and we are sure your charity will appreciate the donation. If you would like more info on this charity click here.

Appaman loves Red Hook

December 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Although Hurricane Sandy is out of the news it is definitely not out of the lives of many here on the East Coast.   Her wrath was felt far and wide and many are still dealing with picking up the pieces.  A couple weeks ago Appaman did a fundraiser on our site where 15% of all sales were collected over the course of a week and this money is now being donated to a relief effort.   We chose Restore Red Hook.  www.restoreredhook.org
We felt a kinship to this organization because it serves entrepreneurs.  The vendors that will benefit from Restore Red Hook lost their businesses due to the storm.  This not only hurts their lives but the lives of their employees, their neighborhood, and the general morale of the area.  We hope that our donation will help in the effort to get Red Hook back on its feet.
Watch the video at their Vimeo page

Going Global!

December 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Norway — Land of the Vikings, the Midnight Sun, and Appaman founder Harald Husum — is now home to Appaman’s first European retail venture. We’re thrilled to announce that our shop in Stanvanger is officially open for business!

The Stavanger store features a wall mural by graffiti artist Kim Stokke, who designed this awesome VW Beetle exclusively for Appaman (along with a miniature in-store version).

The Making of the Appaman Beetle from Appaman on Vimeo.

Moving on up … town

December 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

We are so excited to announce the expansion of Appaman into the world of showrooms. In January we opened a beautiful corporate showroom. We turned to the design savvy of Jennifer Ward of Minor Details to help build out the space and the result is fresh, fun and perfect for displaying Appaman. We then hired the lovely Stephanie Fishman to run said showroom. Stephanie is the perfect addition to the Appaman team. She has been in the children’s industry for many years and she is as sweet as she is smart so it is a very happy marriage. Come check us out at 33 west 34th St. Suite 308 or call for an appt. 212 695 0762. She can also be reached on email at stephanie@appaman.com.

 

Welcome aboard Stephanie we are happy to have you.

Appaman Opens Its Newest Store in Seongnam, South Korea

December 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

We’re super stoked to announce the opening of our newest store in Seongam, South Korea!
For our fans across the globe looking to pick up Brooklyn-style street threads, you can visit this retail location at this address:
Appaman Store #1
Paragon Shopping Disctrict 1-114
Jeongja-Dong 14-3
Bundang-Gu, Seongnam
031-717-7042
How cool is this lounge area? Perhaps we should get one at our NYC headquarters…