Appaman Nominated for Two Earnie Awards

July 31, 2014 in Appaman News, Press

We’re pleased to announce that Appaman has been nominated for two Earnie Awards! Established by Earnshaw’s magazine, the leading childrenswear trade publication, the Earnies “recognize outstanding children’s companies for excellence in design. Since the Earnies are the only awards program voted on by industry experts, winning an Earnie Award is an important and valuable distinction for the companies selected.”

Appaman has been nominated under the categories “Best Boys’ Collection” and “Best Outerwear.”

Are you an industry professional? Then head on over and vote for Appaman! Polls are open through September 1st.

 

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Appaman Featured in Earnshaw’s magazine (July 2014)

July 29, 2014 in New This Season, Press

We’re excited once again to be featured in Earnshaw’s magazine, a favorite of everyone at Appaman HQ and everywhere in the kidswear industry. Grab their July 2014 issue or click over to this month’s “Trendspotting” feature to see our feather-like girls faux fur jacket…coming soon to Appaman.com!

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We think you’ll love this fabulously glam coat just as much as we do (that is to say…a LOT).

Coming soon to Appaman.com!

Coming soon to Appaman.com!

Fall Preview – Get a Sneak Peek of Back to School

July 11, 2014 in New This Season

Coming soon to Appaman.com (and stores near you): All new styles for fall!

We’re pumped about all the new goods we have in store for our fans. From new formal looks in the Fine Tailoring collection to rock star worthy faux leather jackets, there are some truly special pieces.

And as always, we’re rolling out new versions of our signature graphic tees, leggings, and throwback-style sweats, for the cool and comfy styles you know and love! Take a look:

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Mod Suit in Shark

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Mod Suit in Glen Plaid

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We’ve gone Tuxedo! Mod Suit in Black, paired with the velvet Tailored Vest and Bow Tie

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Hooded Henley, Flannel Shirt, Prospect Pants

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Flannel Shirt with Gym Sweats

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Moto Jacket and Pipe Pants

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Moto Jacket, Circle Tee, Swing Stud Skirt

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Crosby Sweater, Standard Shirt and Skinny Twill Pants

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Combo Sweatshirt and Supercross Pant

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Circle Tee and Ruched Sweats

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Big H Jacket and Prospect Pants

Behind the Scenes: Spring/Summer Designer Sketches

June 13, 2014 in New This Season

Ever wonder how your Appaman “sausage” is made? Here’s how some of your favorite Spring/Summer 2014 looks began! Sketches by designer Susan Kay.

Barracuda Jacket, Board Shorts, Skinny Twill Pants, Polos

Barracuda Jacket, Board Shorts, Skinny Twill Pants, Polos, Graham Cardigan

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Ruffle Tee, Baja Shorts

Ruffle Tee, Baja Shorts

Rockaway Dress and Peplum Tee

Rockaway Dress and Peplum Tee

Appaman Rash Guard Featured On Parents Magazine July 2014 Cover

June 4, 2014 in Press

Appaman is thrilled to report that our logo Rash Guard in was featured on the July 2014 cover of Parents magazine. We LOVE everything about summer and are so glad to be part of a celebratory summertime feature.

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Like what you see? You can get your very own Rash Guard in Pacific Blue on Appaman.com. 

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Rash Guard in Pacific Blue, $31

Dressing Your Ring Bearer? Martha Stewart Weddings Recommends Appaman

May 30, 2014 in Press

This just in! Appaman’s Mod Suit in Mist (a perennial fan favorite) was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, paired with our classic Standard Shirt in White.

Mod Suit in Mist, $148;  Standard Shirt in White, $53. Shop Fine Tailoring

For guests or ring bearers, the Mod Suit in Mist a popular choice for weddings in any season. It goes with almost any color shirt and tie, so you can wear it a million different ways…but nothing beats classic white. Fans love the “grown up” fit and look of the Mod Suit, and boys love how they can look sharp while staying nice and comfortable in their formalwear.

To view our complete Fine Tailoring collection, including hats, ties, and more, visit our online store. 

Mod Suit in Mist, $148. Shop Fine Tailoring >>

Mod Suit in Mist, $148. Shop Fine Tailoring >>

Standard Shirt in White, $53. Shop Fine Tailoring >>

Standard Shirt in White, $53. Shop Fine Tailoring >>

 

AppaMoms Roundup

April 23, 2014 in Press, Uncategorized

Our AppaMom featured bloggers have been hard at work adding their own spin to Appaman Spring/Summer 2014 style. Fine Tailoring, graphic tees, and fun accessories – you name it, they’ve styled it!

PopStreet Kidz

At PopStreet Kidz, Wynn experimented with layering and rolling the cuffs of his Skinny Twill Pants and Stanton Shorts to create his own tailored looks – from crisp and preppy and rock ‘n’ roll casual.

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We love the attention to detail here — whether it’s a smart cuff on the pants paired with a button-up shirt, or the pushed-up sleeves of the throwback Barracuda Jacket over a graphic henley tee, this mom and son team have put together a series of looks that looks cool and effortless. Check out their blog to see more personalized looks and ideas for mixing Appaman pieces into your wardrobe.

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Look 1 – Tilden Shirt in Pacific Blue, Graham Cardigan in Heather Grey, Skinny Twill Pants in Galaxy, The Lennon Sunglasses in Silver
Look 2 – Barracuda Jacket in Vintage Black, Short Sleeve Henley in Concrete, Stanton Shorts in Robot Blue, Rockabilly Sunglasses in Brown

Stroller in the City

Next up is Stroller in the City, who opted to stylize a longtime Appaman fan favorite: the Mod Suit.

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Rocking the Mod Suit with a cotton Fisherman Cap, mirrored sunglasses, and tiger graphic shirt makes for a great combination of formal and casual. Model Ryder is on his second Mod Suit, and mom Brianne says, “Ry has worn this suit in so many ways… to a formal function with a button down and tie, just the jacket with jeans, just the pants…I wanted to showcase how this suit can be worn dressed down, we rolled up the sleeves to show off the Appaman signature logo and paired it with the Tiger Slub Tee rather than a tailored shirt.” See more photos here.

We love it!

Featured above: Mod Suit in Navy, Fisherman Cap in Galaxy, Rockabilly Sunglasses in Clear, Tiger Slub Tee in Black

Mom Generations

And finally, we have our girly look of the group! Nine month-old Victoria is our youngest featured model, sporting some pieces from Appaman’s girl collection over on Mom Generations. 

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Going for the all-pink look, Victoria is wearing some of our favorite multi-purpose pieces that are available in mini sizes as well as big kid sizes. The Mermaid tee is a spring and summer staple that looks great with the Boardwalk Cardigan in the chilly weather. Girls of any age know that a skirt-and-legging combo like the Lexie Capri is comfy and functional.

We were glad to see Appaman Girl and Appaman Mini represented in Mom Generation’s house full of boys! For more photos, visit their site.

Featured above: Mermaid Grammercy Tee, Boardwalk Cardigan in Goji Berry, Lexie Capri in Goji Berry, Glam Sunglasses

Stay tuned for more highlights from our AppaMom bloggers

Introducing: AppaMoms

March 31, 2014 in Press

This season we searched the internet high and low to find moms with just the right touch of cool and asked them to join us as part of a new initiative program for Appaman. We have coined these fearlessly fabulous group of bloggers the AppaMoms.

We’d like to take this moment to welcome them and all their awesomeness: Mom Generations, Pop Street Kidz and Stroller in the City [applause]. We highly recommend you give them a follow and check out their blogs to learn what they are all about!

As AppaMoms, Mom Generations, Pop Street Kidz and Stoller in the City were able to hand pick Appaman outfits for their little ones to try them out out and tell us what they think. We can’t wait to see what they have to say. Stay tuned for more from the AppaMoms.

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Check out our Spring/Summer 2014 Inspiration on Pinterest

February 15, 2014 in New This Season

Every season, we share our inspiration with you on our Pinterest page. The creative process kicks off with the design team at Appaman HQ collecting images that, when put together, establish a feeling we want to capture in the collection. Vintage photos, patterns, color palettes, anything goes!

Click the images below to visit our inspiration boards for girl and boy. This year, we wanted to pay tribute the relaxed, carefree, nostalgic style of vintage California beach/surf culture. We hope we like what you see!

Summer is all about having fun and creating memories. We were inspired by retro beach style: bright colors, bold patterns, surfboards and motorcycles.

Summer is all about having fun and creating memories. We were inspired by retro beach style: bright colors, bold patterns, surfboards and motorcycles.

 

Bold stripes & tropical colors reminded us of a carefree California beach day.

Bold stripes & tropical colors reminded us of a carefree California beach day, where fun in the sun is the top priority, from dawn to dusk.

Five Weeks of Giving 2013 – Love 146

December 24, 2013 in Appaman News

The next charity chosen for our annual Five Weeks of Giving program is a pick from Jenna, a foundation called Love 146, which is dedicated to ending child trafficking and exploitation.

According to the organization,”Love is the foundation of our name because it is our motivating drive to end the trafficking and exploitation of children. Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.’ We hold that to be true.”

Jenna says, “I was first introduced to this foundation through my church who is a big supporter of this cause. It’s something that most people do not give a second thought to as a real issue in the world. The more I work with children and spend time with my niece and nephew the more children are brought to the forefront of my mind. When I heard about this issue the thought was so appalling, and I couldn’t believe this was still a relevant problem. I am so lucky to live among family and friend who deeply love and care for their children. I wish that same love to be shown to children all around the world. This foundation is working hard to abolish the trafficking and enslavement of children through survivor care, prevention education, professional training and empowering movement.”

Learn more at Love416.org.