Winter Outerwear – The Ultimate Guide

October 18, 2018 in Appaman Style, New This Season

The weather is finally getting cooler and at Appaman that means everything pumpkin spice (we know) and a cause near and dear to our hearts – outerwear! Outerwear is something we’re proud to be known for and this year we have one of our most versatile collections yet! With more styles and colors than ever you’re bound to find the perfect winter piece for your kid! Consider this your easy to follow guide – accompanied with some customer feedback that had us blushing.

Moderate Warmth

For keeping out the wind chill and layering with your favorite fall outfits. 

appaman turnstile featherweight asymmetrical wilderness jacket

The Turnstile Jacket

  • A puffy vest with removable insulated sleeves, this is a great transitional or layering piece
  • A two-in-one style!

3/5 snowflakes

Feather Weight Down Puffer

  • Lightweight and perfect for travel
  • Down & feather fill
  • Great for in between season and mild temperatures, layers well with a tee.

3/5 snowflakes

Wilderness Jacket

  • A waist-length bomber with a sherpa lining in the vest and hood, plus a detachable hood.
  • Elasticated waist and cuffs make for a snug fit

3/5 snowflakes

Asymmetrical Zip Coat

  • Light internal quilting provides warmth while maintaining a structured mod look
  • Detachable hood and double breasted collar snap makes for versatile styling and warmth

3/5 snowflakes

Our customers say: “Very warm and stylish – which is not an easy find!” – Zappos customer

All-Purpose Warmth

All purpose down filled coats for every day winter wear – their down-fill make these coats super snug, while they are light weight enough to be worn during mild weather, out in the playground and piled up in the car.  

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Middie Puffer Coat

  • A lightweight winter anorak with a sherpa lined core, the Middie Puffer is literally “in the middle” of our warmth category
  • Features a water resistant outer layer, hip pockets and flamboyant and cozy hood.

3.5/5 snowflakes

Puffy Coat 

Our blockbuster Puffy Coat is available in ten colors this season. It’s water resistant and hip length. Thanks to its lofty down and feather fill,  it’s not “too much” coat when the weather is milder but still warm enough to wear on the chilliest of days. This has one of our top selling coats for many years for its warmth and versatility.

  • Water resistant
  • Elasticized waist and cuffs
  • Well suited for anything winter throws at you!

4/5 snowflakes

Base Camp Puffer

A new addition to the all-purpose family, the Base Camp Puffer cuts a sleek silhouette, with exactly the same down and feather fill as the Puffy Coat. Think of it as the Puffy Coat’s sporty cousin.

  • Features a breathable knit interior collar and hidden waistband to cut the wind chill
  • Water resistant exterior shell

4/5 snowflakes

Our customers say: “It’s not just the quality, I love their modern twist on classic looks that never go out of style.” – Zappos customer

 

Super Warmth

For when the temperatures, plummet these coats offer maximum protection from snow and cold. 

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Long Down Coat

Along with the Puffy Coat, the Long Down Coat is one of our top sellers year after year for its warmth, versatility, and style.

  • Same fill as the Puffy Coat, but with extra length for extra protection
  • Features a glamorous faux fur trimmed hood, which helps keep the wind off of your face.

4.5/5 snowflakes

Himalaya Down Coat

This brand new style is similar to the Long Down coat, but with an anorak look

  • Double lined with a water resistant outer shell and a sherpa lined hood.
  • Down & feather fill
  • Two front pockets and a chest zipper along with an outer snap placket for extra coverage from wind chill.

4.5/5 snowflakes

Denali Down Coat

Our absolute warmest coat! While many of the above other coats are designed to be go-to, all-winter choices for kids who live in snowy winter climates, we recommend this one to our friends in extra cold locations when they ask about the most serious jacket we offer (Canada and Chicago fans, we’re looking at you!)

  • Featuring a rugged exterior, the same cozy down/feather fill as our other winter coats, PLUS an extra sherpa lining in hood and core
  • The fur trim is detachable so you can adjust based on wind protection required.
  • Sleeves and cuffs are ribbed and the high collar features a snap placket to protect the neck from windchill

5/5 snowflakes!

“Please continue to make down filled coats! My daughter wears a down filled Appaman coat and I feel satisfied knowing that in the frigid winter she is warm walking to school.” – Appaman.com customer 

Spooky Style! Six Halloween Outfit Ideas

October 11, 2018 in Appaman Style, Featured, New This Season

Our favorite holiday is upon us. As always, we have six new Halloween costume ideas you can build with your Appaman wardrobe. Why get something you’ll only wear once, when you can try out a new style and wear a unique costume at the same time?

1. ’80s Time Travel Kid

Great Scott! This look is a blast from the past

You’ll need:

2. Black Cat

The purrrfect classic Halloween look, featuring a cozy, fuzzy sweater and all-winter hat.

You’ll need:

3. Style-ish (get it?) Britpop Star

The ultimate “sign of the times” each Halloween is dressing as your favorite pop superstar of the year!

You’ll need:

4. Ice Princess

Don’t you love the icy, shimmery material in the Fleur Dress? We do, and we think the sparkly fur cap sleeves look like magical epaulettes. Plus, with the matching fur coat, there’s no need to hide your costume under your “regular” jacket.

You’ll need:

5. Super Secret Agent

The quantum of candy will be yours in this casino-worthy formal tux.

You’ll need:

6. Glam Rock Girl Band

Don’t forget the face paint! This hologram- meets-stardust look will be spotted from down the street and is great for a group.

You’ll need:

Do you have your own Appaman Halloween ideas you’d like to share with us? Tag us (@appaman or #appaman) on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

Appaman’s Official Guide to New York’s Best Pizza

September 7, 2018 in NYC

We brought you New York’s best burgers, now for for its flatter, more shareable cousin: pizza. We went around the office to get some real pizza recs from real New Yorkers, and it turns out everyone has strong feelings about this iconic New York staple.

Here’s what they said:

Katie, Web Manager and someone who feels so strongly about pizza she couldn’t settle for just one

“The best pizza in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn is found at Saraghina, a cozy Italian restaurant and bakery with a wood fired oven. Their Neapolitan pizza is a neighborhood staple and perfect for sharing with friends.”

And also – “One of the most legendary pizza pilgrimages in New York is trip to Di Fara Pizza in Midwood Brooklyn. Owner Domenico DeMarco opened his corner shop in 1964 after emigrating to Brooklyn from Italy, and today, DeMarco himself makes up to 150 pies a day using imported ingredients from Italy. Be prepared: there is always a wait!”

Domenico De Marco making Pizza at Di Fara via Olaf @ Flickr

Tina, Wholesale Account Manager

The ONLY pizza spot Tina will go to in Brooklyn is San Remo Pizzeria and Restaurant in Ridgewood for “the best pizza of all time.” Her fave is the Grandma Slice!

San Remo’s delicious pizzas via Adam Kuban @flickr

Harald, Appaman Co-Founder

“My fave is Giardini on Smith Street, Caroll Gardens for a classic New York neighborhood pizza joint. The kids meet here after school and are well taken care of by Jerry, the owner.”

Kathleen, Production Manager

Juliana’s Pizza is the best in the Dumbo/Brooklyn Heights area. The ingredients are always fresh, the crust is never burnt and the staff are great. The line is always ridiculously long but you can place a ‘to go’ order and eat it across the street in Brooklyn Bridge Park. No other pizza joint has such an amazing location. It’s right by the water and the views are incredible.”

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Abby, Production and Design

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Roberta’s in Bushwick! They now have multiple locations but the original in Bushwick is by far the best. Make sure you order the Bee Sting – not on the menu but a MUST try! The atmosphere is loud but welcoming and they have a lovely garden with a bar in the back. Fun cocktails, creative pizza combination and dough that is to die for! 100% worth the wait.”

Piper, Head of Marketing

Image via happy customer Piper.

“The best no fuss, can-always-count-on thin crust pizza can be found at Emmet’s in Soho. My favorite part is that it’s cut into squares and easy to share!”

Val, Design  

 

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Our resident vegan says Double Zero in the East Village is the place to go to fill your cheesy cravings, “I can have all my old favorites from my pre-vegan days — now made with a non-dairy topping — and they still hit the spot when I’m in the mood for cheesy Italian food. ” These woodfire oven pizzas are almost too beautiful to eat, but make sure you do, as they more than hold their own against their carnivorous counterparts, Val says she has “never had anything there that wasn’t delicious!”

Ruby, Customer Service and Marketing.

 

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 “Archie’s in Bushwick has a delicious thin crust pizza cut into easy squares for sharing, but where this place really wins is location and opening hours. Located deep within the Bermuda triangle of Bushwick’s best bars and clubs, you could spend a nice afternoon at Archie’s, but it’s also open till four A.M. and has a full bar, making it the perfect spot to start off an evening, or to end it debriefing the night’s events over pizza and a cocktail.”

 

To celebrate our love of New York’s iconic pizzas, we’ve created tees and sweaters inspired by them. Visit the links below for some tasty Fall/Winter options. All style, no cheese.

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Bon appetit!