Appaman + Back to School = A+

September 4, 2013 in New This Season

We’re loving these styles for back to school, featuring Appaman’s Fine Tailoring line:

Shop now at appaman.com/boys

Shop now at appaman.com/boys

 

Professor Blazer in Plaid

Stripe Henley in Vintage Black

Wool Pants in Mist

Fedora in Charcoal

 

 

And for girls:

Shop now at appaman.com/girls

Shop now at appaman.com/girls

 School Blazer in Poppy Red

Peasant Blouse in Blush

PS 23 Skirt in Poppy Red

 

Link Love: Appaman Around The Web, In The Press

August 20, 2013 in In the news, New This Season, Press

Kickin’ it Old School at Small Fry

Remember when tin can stilts, dominoes, and marbles weren’t overshadowed by DVRs and iPads? Over at Small Fry, they sure do, and our Baseball Henley in and Gym Sweats (below, in Firebrick) were featured in an awesome “Throwback Tuesday” post. Click on over to check out some great ideas for old-school games and toys to introduce to your kids, as well more gorgeous photos of our retro threads.

 Love from Estella 

Estella is a longtime favorite shop for the most fashionable kids in NYC and beyond. In addition to a great selection of quality kids’ clothing (Including yours truly! Not that we’re biased…), you can get the inside scoop and find great fashion/gift ideas on their blog.

So, of course, we were stoked to hear their thoughts on this season’s collection:

Appaman has released photos of its fall 2013 collection and, per usual, it is full of street-smart pieces that are comfortable, practical, and ultra cool. This season’s collection pays homage to iconic American style with vintage varsity jackets, prep school basics, and punk-inspired plaid. As always, the line manages to bring a hint of the founder’s unique Scandinavian perspective into its clothing to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces with tons of street-cred. Whether your kids are at school, heading to practice, or hanging out with friends, Appaman’s pieces allow your kids to discover and explore their own personal style. What’s better than that?

Thanks for the love! Right back at ya.

LilSugar

Always in-the-know LilSugar had great things to say about our  Fall jackets and coats:

As usual, the line’s outerwear is the star of the show with fabulous varsity bomber jackets; puffy, motorcycle-inspired vests; and the boy’s band-inspired Route 1 jacket that he’ll be begging to wear even before the weather turns cool.

Above (L to R, top to bottom): Varsity Jacket in Fire Brick, Argyle Pullover in Pacific Blue, Baseball Henley in Fire Brick, Carroll Shift Dress in Poppy, Route 1 Jacket in Black, Bulldog Tee in Snow, Hoodie Dress in Carnation, Sidecar Tee in Fire Brick, Hooded Henley in Pacific Blue.

Visit Appaman.com to check out the outerwear collections for boys (including the Route 1 Jacket, above center) and for girls.

Cool Back to School Style Featured in Redbook Magazine

Redbook magazine featured our Tailored Vest styled lots of different ways as part of this cool back to school fashion feature:

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Outfit Ideas from People

People Moms & Babies recommends Appaman’s Mod Suit in Navy when your mini Justin Timberlake wants to turn this into a suit and tie kind of situation. We approve of most Justin Timberlake related matters, so we approve of this idea.

Start Your Engines! Get This Mean Street Style On Appaman.com

August 7, 2013 in New This Season

All styles available on Appaman.comAll styles available on Appaman.com

Above styles available on Appaman.com

A look fit for a rebel, just in time for the first day of school.

Featuring:

Route 1 Jacket, $93

Straight Leg Denim in Black or Dark Wash, $64

Atoms Classic Tee in Snow, $38

Sidecar Classic Tee in Firebrick, $38

Street Grid Tee and Rocky Hat (on model) available August 15th

 

#Appamazing Instagram Giveaway!

August 2, 2013 in Appaman News

Aren't they cute?

Aren’t they cute?

It’s no secret that we live to see photos of Appaman clothes out and about, especially because our fans really know how to style them!

Share your Appaman pics with us on Instagram for the chance to be one of three randomly-selected winners of $50 applicable  toward your next Appaman.com purchase.*

To make sure we see it, tag @appaman and include the hashtag #appamazing. (Please note: If your Instagram feed is set to “private,” we will not be able to see the image and therefore cannot include it as a valid entry. We’re sorry!)

Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on August 19th, 2013, where we will also share some of our submissions.

*Boring fine print: US and Canada residents only. Winners will receive a discount code to take up to $50 USD off a single purchase from Appaman.com and will not receive credit for any remaining balance if the purchase totals less than $50. May not combine it with any other offer, discount, or promotion.

Fall 2013 Inspiration: Vintage Varsity & Back-to-School Cool

July 29, 2013 in New This Season

Appaman loves Pinterest, especially when it comes to sharing our inspiration behind our design process.

Check out our new boards, where we’ve been collecting images of the back-to-school style throughout the ages, including the greasers and cheerleaders of Rydell High,  the sophisticated pleats and tailoring of a New England prep school, the military jackets and flannel of your favorite tough-on-the-outside punk and grunge kids.

Click an image below to visit the board:

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Introducing Appaman Mini: Sizes 3 through 24 months

July 25, 2013 in New This Season

Can you tell we have royal babies on the mind?

Can you tell we have royal babies on the mind?

Did you know that many of your favorite Appaman pieces for boys and girls are available in extra-super-tiny sizes? Now you can shop Appaman Mini all in one spot, plus we’ve created exclusive new pieces just for our littlest fans, sizes 3 months and up.

Shop the collection now >>

Sneak a Peek at Fall/Winter 2013

July 8, 2013 in New This Season, NYC

It’s that time of year again, peeps! The day we release our new Fall collection on Appaman.com is fast approaching, so after you set your alarms to July 15th, take a look at our new video, a behind-the-scenes look at our Fall/Winter ’13 catalog photoshoot in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

This season’s collection is a our tribute to iconic American school style. We were inspired by the refined look of prep school cool, the sporty comfort of vintage varsity gear and the edgy, rebellious spirit of punk fashion.

Of course, Appaman kids can be found rocking their own personal style about anywhere on campus: shootin’ hoops on the playground, cheering from the bleachers, making music with the band, testing theories in the lab, or break dancing in the parking lot. We made a mix-and-match collection so you can make these looks your own, and be confined to just one style.

Once again, we’d like to thank videographer Mike Canzoniero for his cinematic skills and Boots for contributing original music.

Check out the video below, then scroll down to take a look at some photos of our Fall ’13 favorites:

Appaman Fall Winter 2013 from Appaman on Vimeo.

Available July 15th on Appaman.com; Currently available through many of our awesome retailers.

 

Summer’s Last Day at Appaman HQ

June 14, 2013 in Appaman News

Today is a bittersweet day at Appaman HQ as we bid farewell to a much beloved member of our team as she takes the next step in her career. Summer Walker, our amazing production manager, is moving on to follow her dream full time, and we would be crushed if we weren’t SO DARN EXCITED for her and all the plans she has in the works. (We can’t wait to spill the beans when it’s time!)

Summer has been an integral part of Appaman’s success over the past five years, working right along side Lynn and Harald to grow the company into what it is today. Everyone from our sales reps and boutique owners to our factories and shipping companies has worked with Summer and knows what an awesome lady she is – warm, friendly, with business savvy to boot. In addition to her professional expertise, she has grace and moxie in spades and truly epitomizes the adventurous spirit that Appaman is all about.

Appaman HQ will not be the same in Summer’s absence, but we know that this is just the beginning of a long and successful career, so we’re smiling.

(Plus, she promised to come hang out with us later.)

Adieu, Summer, and come back soon for another Pizza Friday!

Fun fact: Summer also has amazing hair

Fun fact: Summer also has amazing hair

Behind the Scenes: Intern Q&A with Jihaeng

June 11, 2013 in Appaman News, NYC

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to intern at Appaman HQ? We sat down with Jihaeng, a very talented young lady who was gracious enough to spend this past semester as we developed the Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Read on to find out what she worked on during her Appaman internship, her advice for students going into fashion design, plus her tips on personal style…

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Jihaeng Lee, Design Intern

School: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)  - graduated May 2013

Major: Fashion Design with a specialization in Childrenswear

From: South Korea

Previous Experience: Internships at Khan Lucas and Rebecca Minkoff

(click through to read the full Q & A)

 

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Colors of Summer – Our Tribute to Ombre

May 2, 2013 in Featured, New This Season

Is there any palette more inspirational than that of Mother Nature herself? For our Spring/Summer 2013 collection, we were inspired by the blissful beauty of the ocean, where all it takes is sand, a surfboard, and a little sun to make a truly perfect day from sunrise to sunset.

We took the natural ombres from the sea and the sky to make great color options for beach bum boys and girls.

Take a look at some of our inspiration and outfit ideas:

Appaman Wavy Tank in Huckleberry

Wavy Tank in Huckleberry

Wavy Tank in Sunrise; Softie Shorts in Aqua

Wavy Tank in Sunrise; Softie Shorts in Aqua

 

Floppy Hat in Coral; Ombre Scarf in Huckleberry; Ivy Dress in Sunrise

Floppy Hat in Coral; Ombre Scarf in Huckleberry; Ivy Dress in Sunrise

Tankini Sets in Huckleberry and Coral' Logo Swim Shorts in Seagrass and Mandarin

Tankini Sets in Huckleberry and Coral’ Logo Swim Shorts in Seagrass and Mandarin

Chelsea Cardigan in Moonshadow; Katie Skirts in Moonshadow and Huckleberry; Logo Swim Shorts in Monterey

Chelsea Cardigan in Moonshadow; Katie Skirts in Moonshadow and Huckleberry; Logo Swim Shorts in Monterey

All styles pictured currently available on Appaman.com, or through one of our awesome retailers.