The Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers and Kids

December 15, 2015 in Holiday Style

Appaman best stocking stuffers for kidsThe countdown to Christmas has begun! If your stockings aren’t stuffed yet, then what are you waiting for? We love the idea of surprising the little ones on your list with a fabulous pair of sunnies or a groovy set of new undies for the holidays. Leave the big reveal toys under the tree and delight them with a fun hat or a dapper pair of suspenders for their stocking treat. Here, our top picks for the best stocking stuffers for toddlers and kids that they’ll actually get major mileage out of all year long.

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Fun Socks
While your kid may not have put ‘socks’ on his list for Santa, he’ll be pretty jazzed when he finds these awesome pairs of Monkey and Checks Socks from our cool collaboration with Baby Legs.

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Cool Tie
We know you want to wear sports jerseys every single day of the week, but sorry kid, there are going to be some fancy schmancy parties mom and dad will take you to in 2016. For those more formal affairs, won’t he be so much happier in a cool Appaman Logo Monkey Tie? We think so.

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Spiffy Hat
Forget gifting him (or her!) another boring hat. The idea of wearing a dapper Fedora hat with anything from jeans and a tee to a formal suit just makes the whole day better. He gets to channel his favorite crime-busting hero and you get to take lots of photos of him for Instagram using #MiniHumphreyBogart.

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Infinity Scarf
Your little lady will get to be just like mom in a pretty new Infinity Scarf. She won’t even realize that it’s keeping her little neck nice and toasty because she’ll be too busy thinking about how chic she looks. Also major plus, the circle design insures it won’t fall off.

Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids Appaman

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Cool Shades
Protect her peepers while giving her major rock star street cred with our Rainbow Rockabilly Sunglasses. There’s not a chance she’ll forget to wear her shades with this cool pair in her possession.

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Toasty Mittens & Matching Hat
Soft (and pink!) on the outside and incredibly warm on the inside, our Mittens in Zephyr Melange and Tilly Hat in the same shade are a girl’s (and mom’s) dream come true for winter.

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Awesome Undies
These are not your everyday undies. To make underwear into fun-derwear, just add unicorns! Our Unicorn Undies for Girls come in a pack of three and are housed in a cute box. She’ll be sold.

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Dapper Suspenders
For the cool cat on your holiday gift list, our Suspenders for Kids are a cool way for him to personalize his look. Whether he rocks them with cuffed jeans or with a dressy suit, he’ll be the sharpest one in the room. Not to mention, suspenders are the perfect accessory to pull off a New Year’s look that’s totally unique.

Meet the Newest Appaman Staffers!

December 12, 2015 in Appaman News

Appaman's newest staffers

In recent months, we’ve welcomed a few new faces here at Team Appaman, and it’s high time we introduce you to the newest members of our crew. As a small company, we’re a sum of our parts and want our fans and customers to get to know who is working hard together behind the scenes to bring your favorite Appaman gear from an idea to a shoppable, wearable and adorable product:

Lisa Christiano Appaman

Lisa Christiano (Wholesale Account Manager)
When our friend Jenna headed back home to her native Texas, Lisa came on board, bringing a longtime love of fashion and a retail background to the wholesale side of Appaman. Lisa is from Rockland County (but moving to Jersey City with her fluffy little dog, Ghost) and loves to read, write, travel, and watch movies. She is always down for some serious Harry Potter chat. But be warned that she’s a loyal Gryffindor before getting into a debate about the best Hogwarts house.

Danielle Civil

Danielle Civil  (Production/Design Assistant)
Remember Intern Dani from our Intern Q&A? Well, she’s back! Dani was such a great intern that we insisted on snatching her back up as a full-time employee as soon as she graduated from the University of Delaware, where she earned a a degree in apparel design and a minor in entrepreneurial business. Dani is from the suburbs of Philly, and loves animals (particularly sloths and manatees, but she has cats, turtles, and fish of her own), travel, photography, yoga, chai tea lattes, and Game of Thrones. Dani has had her sights set on the fashion biz for a long time. In her fifth grade yearbook she predicted that she’d be a fashion designer. Good thinking, fifth grade Dani!

Valerie Schwall

Valerie Schwall (Girls Designer)
It’s a basic requirement that all Appaman employees must love dogs, but for Valerie, it’s an interest that is particularly career relevant! When Valerie was younger, she decided to teach herself to sew by creating clothing and accessories for her dog. Soon after, she applied and was accepted to fashion school with a sewing portfolio composed entirely of dog clothing. At FIT, she expanded her interest to human clothing but still loves making beautiful wardrobes for her fur child, Meatball, who dresses better than many people. Valerie hails from New Paltz, a hippie town in upstate New York, where she gained a soft spot for tie dye. You’ll usually catch her in her signature head-to-toe black, except for when she and Meatball decide to wear matching holiday outfits.

 

Put a Lid on It: The Best Kids Winter Hats With Style

December 7, 2015 in Appaman Style

Best Winter Kids Hats | AppamanWinter, is that you? We think you’re finally here…and we’re ready! When the colder weather hits, the best fashion defense comes in the form of a cool kids winter hat. While parents know that staying warm means trapping your body heat with a hat, most kids will put up a fight about wearing a hat–especially if it’s one that they don’t like. Which is why choosing a winter hat for kids that’s both comfy and cute is a win-win. From slouchy beanies and Rocky Balboa-style skull caps to warm and toasty trapper hats and cute ski bunny styles, Appaman has got you covered for the best winter hats for kids. And PS, our hats make for awesome kids stocking stuffers!

BOYS WINTER HATS


Appaman Winter Hat for Boys

Trex Winter Kids Hat
Slouchy, cool and just the right touch of street style, the Appaman knit Trex Hat is the one hat he’ll reach for over and over again. Bonus, it looks cool in warmer months with a hoodie and jeans. This cool winter hat epitomize that whole West Coast surfer thing.

Rocky Winter Hat for Kids | Appaman

Rocky Winter Kids Hat
Cue the Rocky theme song, this skull cap is straight out of one of our favorite movies. The secret fleece lining inside makes it extra toasty and keeps his ears warm, while the knit outside is a classic winter hat look.

Appaman Winter Football Hat

Football Winter Kids Hat
This classic winter hat style is the perfect accessory for boys who like to do things old school. What’s better than a knit beanie with a pom pom on top for sledding, snowball fights and all around winter fun?

Appaman Dylon Hat

Dylon Winter Hat for Kids
There’s something just so awesome about this pilot-inspired hat. The faux fur lining ensures lots of warmness while the trapper look will nab him the prize of coolest looking kid on the sledding hills.

GIRLS WINTER HATS

Winter Girls Hat | Appaman

Tilly Hat
What’s pink and floppy and keeps you warm and toasty? The Tilly hat from Appaman! The soft knit style is the perfect cold-weather staple for every girl’s winter wardrobe.

Appaman Rambler Winter Hat for GirlsRambler Hat
This is one kids winter hat you won’t find anywhere else! Your little lady can channel her inner Norma Desmond with this glamorous old Hollywood-style topper. Not only will it keep her looking chic, but she’ll be feeling toasty, too. We love how this hat looks just as good with a pretty holiday dress as it does with a sweater and jeans.

Balance Hat for Girls

Balance Hat
We love the classic look of a chunky knit hat for girls during the winter. The Balance Hat comes in a pretty multicolor neutral palette with a fun ball on top. This is the winter hat she’ll be reaching for everyday before walking out the door.

Chap Winter Hat for Girls | Appaman

Chap Hat
This classically styled winter hat is a win-win for both moms and kids. It’s woven with cute hearts for a fun and girlie winter look and the warm fleece lining keeps her ears covered and warm.

The Appaman Buyer’s Guide to Kids Winter Coats

November 11, 2015 in Appaman Style

The Best Winter Coats Kids | Appaman

While the real cold weather is still a few weeks away, many of you are probably still playing the layering game. And while we’re huge fans of layering a vest over a hoodie over a t-shirt, which not only looks super-cool, but lets you maximize your fall closet, it’s now time to spring for a full-on winter coat for the kids. The last thing you want to do is wakeup to an early December snowstorm and kick yourself for not ordering your child’s winter coat yet. But which winter coat to buy? Part of it depends on where you live. City or country? North or South? We helped break kids winter coats down so you can choose the best winter jacket for your brood. Oh, and did we mention we just won an Earnie for Best Children’s Outerwear.

The Scoop on Boys Winter Coats

 

Boys M1 Jacket Appaman

Best Boys Jacket for Late Fall/Early Winter: The M1 Jacket
With a coated canvas exterior and a quilted lining, this tough boy jacket will take him well into early December in most regions. It’s also amazing for blocking out wind and rain. Just make sure to order one or even two sizes larger than normal to allow for room if you’re going to be layering sweaters underneath. This vintage-inspired style looks great with both jeans and cords as it does with slouch sweatpants.

Boys Puffy Coat | Appaman

Best Boys Coat for Winter Outdoor Activities: The Puffy Coat
A best-selling winter coat for years, the puffy coat is both super functional and super cute.  The hood protect their heads and ears even if you’ve forgotten a hat and the comfy fit allows them to thrown snowballs, sled and make snowmen with ease.

Boys Down Parka | Appaman

Best Boys Coat for Polar Vortex: The Pratt Down Parka
This coat is our best designed defense against those ridiculously cold winter days you feel like your face is going to freeze as soon as you step outside. Outside is a water-resistant canvas shell, while inside packs some serious heat. A sherpa vest lining and down filling ensure his body will feel nice and toasty even if it the forecast calls for biting cold air.

The Scoop on Girls Winter Coats


Moto Jacket for Girls | Appaman

Best Girls Jacket for Late Fall/Early Winter: The Moto Jacket
Our Moto Jacket is a stylish kids jacket that actually keeps her protected. The faux fur trim is both chic and functional, keeping little necks nice and warm, while the lightly quilted lining provides a nice layer into early winter. This cool motorcycle-inspired coat is a perfect jacket for the spring season, too.

Appaman Girls Sparkly Puffy CoatBest Girls Coat for Winter Outdoor Activities: Girls Puffy Coat
An Appaman signature, the Puffy Coat is back for another season of winter fun!  Fully lined and filled with duck and down feathers, this winter jacket will take her far. From ice skating to sledding, she’ll love the comfort and warmth, not to mention the subtle sparkle of the Eggplant shade.

Girls Long Down Coat | Appaman

Best Girls Coat for Polar Vortex: Long Down Coat
The extra length in our Long Down Coat does double duty of keeping out the cold and looking great over dresses and skirts. With a removable faux fur hood, down fill and a zip and snap closure, she’ll look cute while still fighting the freeze.

Kids Fashion Trends Borrowed from Mom

October 28, 2015 in Appaman Style

Kids Fall Fashion Trends | Appaman

Honey I shrunk the blazer! Fall’s top fashion trends are not just for grown-ups. The best kids fashion trends take a cue from what mom’s got in her closet. From glamorous faux fur and chic motorcycle jackets to skinny jeans and chambray shirts, there are some major fashion moments happening on the playgrounds this season. Here, a look at the best mini-me girls fashion trends stolen straight from mom.

Girls Black Blazer | Appaman

The Black Tuxedo Blazer
We are loving a crisp black blazer worn over a t-shirt and jeans or paired with a pretty dress.  There’s something so classic and chic about a tuxedo blazer for girls. This is one borrowed from the boys look that should be in every little girl–and grown-up–wardrobe.

Faux Fur Vest Girls | AppamanThe Faux Fur Vest
Everyday just got a whole lot more glamorous, thanks to this brown faux fur vest. It looks effortlessly cool when casually thrown over a long-sleeve tee and jeans and it’s a no-brainer for fancier nights out.

Girls Denim Shirt Appaman

The Denim Shirt
If there’s one wardrobe item that literally goes with everything, it’s a chambray shirt. It’s the perfect layer piece over t-shirts, tank tops and even dresses. Moms and their mini-mes will live in it all year round.

Appaman Girls Jeggings

The Denim Jegging
As an all-around live-in-them pair of jeans, the skinny denim jegging is a fashion favorite. Ours are a classic 5-pocket style constructed from super-soft and comfy French terry and with a cool distressed look.

Moto Jacket for Girls | Appaman

The Moto Jacket
Fashion trends may come and go, but you’ll never tire of a classic motorcycle jacket. Invest in one that will last for more than one season and wear it in the fall and spring. We love the faux fur collar and classic styling of the Appaman Moto Jacket.

Appaman Printed Jogger Pants for Girls

The Printed Jogger Pants 
Boho chic is one trend that always looks cool. A pair of slouchy pants in a bohemian-inspired print will take her far this season. We call it off-duty glam, she’ll call them the comfiest pants ever.

Appaman Won an Earnie for Best Kids Coats!

October 20, 2015 in Appaman News

WE WON AN EARNIE!

For the second year in a row, Appaman snagged a prestigious Earnie Award from Earnshaw’s Magazine for Best Outerwear (aka best kids coats and jackets). The Earnie Awards are Earnshaw’s way of recognizing the best children’s brands for their excellence in design. Earnshaw’s is an institution! For almost 100 years, they’ve remained the most influential children’s industry trade magazine. We’re honored to earn their award for best outerwear for girls and boys again.

Faux Fur Kids Coat | Appaman

The 35th annual Earnie’s award ceremony took place last night at the ENK Children’s Club in New York City with a runway show featuring some of our best kids coats. Our Faux Fur Coat in Cameo Pink sashayed down the runway in style.

Appaman Faux Fur Coat Pink

We are so proud of our 2015 Earnie Award, especially since it came from our peers. All winners of the Earnie Awards were chosen by thousands of retailers and manufacturers in the children’s industry. A huge thanks to everyone who voted for us–we are truly honored!

Boo! DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids From Appaman

October 7, 2015 in DIY, Holiday Style

 

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids | Appaman

The Best DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Do you know what your little trick or treater is going to be for Halloween this year? We love the idea of a homemade kids Halloween costume using pieces from their wardrobe. We think of it as money well spent! Here, some of the best Halloween costume ideas for kids using pieces from Appaman’s fall clothing collection.

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas
Break Dancer
Flashback to the ’80s with our Parker Sweats in Black. Thanks to the three zipper pockets and a stylish slouchy look, he can rock these cool sweatpants way after Halloween is over. The Uptown Denim jacket, a cool faux layered hoodie and denim look, is just at home in 2015 as it would on the streets of NYC in 1985. High top sneakers are a must-do for any legit breakdancing outfit. Add the Varsity High Tops to his Halloween look for kicks that will be super comfy and cool for trick or treating and beyond.

Tap Dancer
Tap dancer style is easy to create with some key wardrobe items she can wear all year round. The Appaman Tuxedo Blazer and Tuxedo Shorts are adorable on their own but when paired with an Appaman Logo Bow Tie, the look becomes total tap dancer.

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids | Appaman

Baseball Player
With the World Series right around the corner, a baseball player Halloween costume is a home run this time of year! Batter up with our must-have Baseball Henley in Vintage Black and Gym Sweats in Strong Blue.

Fashion Editor
The devil wears Appaman this Halloween! Your little fashion dahling will look like an uber chic fashion editor in our Faux Fur Coat in Ink Blue (which was recently featured in Vogue) and a pair of our Cat Eye Sunglasses.

Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids | AppamanPilot
It will be wheels up on October 31st with our cool pilot-inspired clothes. Invest in our faux leather bomber jacket, the Montana Jacket along with our cozy cool Mercer Sweater in Black and he’ll be the most stylish pilot around.

Disco Diva
Paging Donna Summer! Dress your glamorous little trick or treater in our nightclub-ready Pipe Pant in Pewter along with the fabulous Faux Fur Vest and she’ll be the life of the party.

DIY Halloween Costumes from Appaman

Nerd
Geeks are cool! Channel his inner Bill Gates with a few nerd-friendly wardrobe staples, including a Bow Tie, Suspenders, Saddle Shoes, Standard Shirt and Bushwick Pant in Brown Plaid.

Penny Lane
Everyone’s favorite rock band groupie makes for the perfect girls Halloween costume. Bring Penny Lane to life with our Shearling Coat  and Denim Knit Jegging.

 

Boos and Boys: The Best Kids Style Ideas for October

September 30, 2015 in Appaman Style

Appaman Kids Style October Fashion

October Fashion Essentials for Kids
It’s October! That means it’s time to take another look at what your kids need in their wardrobes. The air is getting chillier and winter is getting closer! Fall kids clothing is all about adding layers on top and investing in warmer pieces they can wear into winter.  From sweatpants that are anything but sloppy to slouchy hats and snuggly coats, here are the best kids style ideas for the month of October and beyond.

Olive Vest for Boys from Appaman

Invest in a Vest
Probably the best layering piece like ever, the Appaman East Side Vest in Warm Olive adds a warm outer layer to any look. We love the cool olive color for fall.

Appaman Baseball Henley

H is for Henley
Most of us think H is for Halloween this month, but think again! The Henley is the do it all fall layer for boys. The thinner fabric is perfect for wearing under a jacket or over another t-shirt. Kids love the Appaman Baseball Henley for its classic sporty look. Moms love it because it goes with everything.

Boys blazer from Appaman

Buy a Blazer
You’ll need a sharp blazer for all those times a hoodie just won’t cut it. The Appaman Techy Blazer is a workhorse of a wardrobe staple. It looks seriously sleek with jeans and a tee as it does when paired with suit pants for fancy schmancy occasions.

High Top Shoes

Give a High Five for High Tops
With his sandals stored away in the closet by now, it’s time to stock up on a pair of sturdier shoes for the fall and winter. The Varsity High Tops from our limited edition collection with Florsheim are the perfect sneaker/boot hybrid for this time of year. Plus they look super cool with both jeans and sweats.

Aj Pant appaman

Fall for a Pair of Cool & Comfy Pants
He needs a comfy pair of pants he can chill out in and still wear to school. The AJ Pant is the coolest pair of lounging pants he’ll own. Made with super soft French terry, they’re tapered in ever so slightly and slouchy in all the right places. Just don’t call them sweats.

trex hat by appaman

Go for a Hat Trick
Just ask any West Coast hipster and they’ll tell you the ski hat has become a style statement all on its own. The Trex Hat in Clementine is the perfect accessory to wear when the weather starts to get chilly. We love the slouchy knit style with everything from flannels and sweaters in the fall to puffers and parkas in the winter.

Appaman Boys Suspenders

Get Suspended This Fall
The good kind of suspension that is! There’s something so cool about a pair of suspenders with a boys outfit. Whether they’re worn ska-boy style, over a long-sleeve tee shirt with high-wasted pants or traditionally with a suit and bowtie, suspenders will nail the look every time.

Dark Denim Jeans

Feel Blue
A good pair of jeans is a style must for fall and winter. Our Straight Leg Denim in Dark Wash have that perfectly worn-in look. We designed them to be soft yet sturdy (they’re made to get down and dirty) with classic 5-pocket styling. They’re simply the best boys jeans you’ll find.

Gotham Coat | Appaman

Go Undercover
You won’t have to fight him to get into his coat with our film noir-inspired Gotham Coat. He’ll feel like a stealthy detective in this rain-resistant, lightly insulated coat, perfect for fall and early winter weather.

Appaman Style Tips: How to Wear Suspenders for Kids

September 25, 2015 in Appaman Style

Appaman_4 ways to wear Suspenders

Suspenders are not just for Mork and Urkel anymore! Cool kids can sport suspenders as a fun style statement and add a dose of street cred to their look. From fancy suits to a graphic tee and skinny pants, we love suspenders for their versatility and all out playfulness. The only rule is to wear them with confidence. Here, four of our favorite ways for kids to rock suspenders this fall.

Appaman Boys Suspenders

Suspenders Style Tip 1: Rockabilly Adorable
When styled with a pair of tapered chino pants and a funky long-sleeved tee, suspenders lend an alternative ska-boy look. Make sure to tuck in the tee and add a fedora and high tops for extra ska-tastic style.

Shop the look:
Spray Bernard Classic Tee
Bushwick Pants
Clementine Stripe Suspenders
Navy Blue Fedora

Appaman Boys Suspenders

Suspenders Style Tip 2: Fancy Pants
Probably the most classic way to wear suspenders is with a sleek suit and a bowtie. Whether it’s an uncle’s wedding, a cousin’s bat mitzvah or just a fancy night on the town with the grown-ups, suspenders pull a suit together with panache. Sport this stylish look and let the compliments roll in.

Shop the look:
Mod Suit
Green Check Bowtie
Standard Shirt
Chambray Suspenders

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Suspenders Style Tip 3: Downtown Prepster
We love the look of suspenders with a preppy shirt, bowtie and a pair of dressier pants. There’s something so effortlessly cool yet sophisticated about this dapper look. When the occasion calls for a more put together look sans a suit, this style statement is a sure thing.

Shop the look:
Logo Suspenders
Teal Velvet Suit Pants
Teal Velvet Bow Tie
Fedora in Grey

Appaman boys suspendersSuspenders Style Tip 4: Skater Boy Cool
How to wear suspenders to school? Try this adorable ensemble, inspired by the coolest kids we know–skaters–and he’ll rule the playground. Pair with a colorful tee and a slouchy, skinny plaid pants. Add a newsboy cap to top off the look for off-the-ramp style.

Shop the look:
Bushwick Pants in Brown Plaid
Suspenders in Clementine Stripe
Spray Bernard Classic Tee in Clementine

 

Win $100 from Florsheim Kids & Appaman in our Street Style Sweepstakes

August 10, 2015 in Appaman News, Featured

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