June 26, 2015 in Appaman News
It’s high time we properly welcome Tina to Appaman HQ’s official full time staff. Many of our retailers and buyers have been working with Tina since last year, when she joined Team Appaman as a part time assistant, splitting her time between our NYC showroom and Appaman HQ. She’s a hardworking lady with a killer sense of style and a knack for quickly learning any task we send her way, so it’s no surprise that soon enough, we had to have her at 195 Chrystie Street full time.
Tina is a Brooklyn native who graduated Magna Cum Laude last May from SUNY Buffalo State with Bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Textile Technology and Business Administration. Like many of us here at HQ, she loves to read, shop and travel — if she had to pick a favorite city (other than New York, duh) it would be either Rome, Barcelona, Paris and London. Appaman is Tina’s first “professional” job, and she says she’s loving the experience.
Welcome, Tina! Glad to have you around.
It’s that time of year: We’ve styled, shot, and wrapped yet another Appaman Spring/Summer collection. We have so much fun hanging out with our models and watching all of our hard work come to life on camera.
As always, it’s all hands on deck to make sure these busy few days run smoothly. It’s a challenge, and sometimes a bit hectic to keep all the clothes and kids where they need to be at the right time, but with a little teamwork and a whole lot of organization, we somehow manage to get it all done and have a good time.
We are really excited about some great new designs we have in store for our fans and wish we could show you more, but you’ll have to wait til Spring 2016 to see the full collection in stores. For now, here are a few behind the scenes photos of our recent shoot here in our Chrystie Street studio. Stay tuned til next spring!
December 22, 2014 in Appaman News
Tina has chosen Teach for America as the organization that will receive her Five Weeks of Giving contribution.
“Teach For America is a great organization that allows children — who I believe are our future — the opportunity to receive a great education despite financial hardship all across the nation. This organization invests in a diverse group of future leaders from many different universities to create a dynamic impact in low income communities. TFA provides them with the necessary training and career development skills to teach these children and provide them with excellent education to further succeed.”
Find out more about Teach for America at www.teachforamerica.org.
December 18, 2014 in Appaman News
For her Five Weeks of Giving donation, Stephanie has chosen to pay it forward to the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center in Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx.
”My Papa was a proud member of the United States Army. He has used the resources at this VA Hospital countless times over the course of his adult life, most especially the last few years. He had a great fondness for his doctors at this hospital, and the care they provide to veterans. When it came time to sell his house, he donated his elaborate book collection to the library at the hospital. His last year or so, he unfortunately spent a bit of time as a patient here. He was so happy for the luck that came my way that brought me to Appaman and would love to hear stories about what was going on with the company and to look through the latest season’s catalogs with me! Sadly, my Papa passed away on June 8, 2013, but he would be so proud to have this donation given by Appaman to a place that means so much to him.”
For more information on how you can volunteer or donate, visit the Bronx VA Center’s website.
December 12, 2014 in Appaman News
Erica’s choice for her Five Weeks of Giving donation is an organization called New York Cares.
“New York Cares was founded in the 1980s with a focus on social services. They have grown to become NYC’s largest volunteer management organization. A fraction of the services offered include tutoring, college preparation, adult education, job training, community projects, coat drives, and environmental projects. They run volunteer projects for about 1,300 public schools, nonprofit organizations, and city agencies. I am pleased to donate to an organization that does so much to support at-risk individuals and communities throughout New York.”
Please consider New York Cares in this season of giving. For more information, you can visit newyorkcares.org.
December 8, 2014 in Appaman News
Kathleen would like to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for Appaman’s Five Weeks of Giving tradition.
“The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded by cosmetics executive Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993. Donations are used to fund clinical and genetic research on breast cancer, including trials for new drug treatments and research projects in vaccine development. This is an important charity to me because my great-grandmother & my grandmother from my mother’s side both passed away from breast cancer and there is a high risk of development for all females in my family.”
This donation will be made in memory of Kathleen’s grandmother, Mildred Behen Loehr.
For more information on this charity, please visit bcrfcure.org and consider them when giving this season.
December 6, 2014 in Appaman News
Lynn’s charity of choice for Appaman’s annual Five Weeks of Giving is Citymeals.
“As a young girl I remember going weekly with my mom to deliver meals on wheels in suburban Detroit. At the time, I wasn’t aware of the impact and considered it just part of our routine. I realize now that being included in this generous use of our time was a great life lesson. I want to donate to Meals on Wheels as an adult, and in honor of my mom, who instilled in me the importance of giving back. Service to others is a wonderful lesson to teach our youth.”
Citymeals is one of the largest meals-on-wheels programs in the U.S. They provide 2 million meals to 18,000 elderly New yorkers each year. Beyond the nutritional value of the meals there is a human companionship value that is priceless.
Consider Citymeals in this season of giving. For more information, please visit citymeals.org.
December 3, 2014 in Appaman News
At Appaman we have a tradition of giving back. Every year, we honor our staff by letting them choose a charity and we donate to that charity in their name. This is a simple measure to thank both our staff and their charity of choice for all the hard work.
Check back in the coming days to see the different charities and their significance to our staff. This holiday season, consider some of our favorite charities when you are giving back yourself!
November 25, 2014 in Appaman News
It’s time to introduce Team Appaman’s newest member: production manager Kathleen Reardon. An 8-year New Yorker by way of Kansas, Kathleen has been interested in fashion since she learned how to hold scissors, a skill she acquired in order to make her own paper doll clothes.
Today, Kathleen is still using those finely-tuned coordination and logistical skills to turn Appaman designs from creative ideas into actual products you can shop for, buy, and wear. As our in-house production manager, Kathleen works behind the scenes to make sure that the fabrics are dyed & woven, garments are sewn, design & fit adjustments are made, and that the completed garments are labeled and packed on freighters or planes on time to be shipped across the ocean to our warehouse, where they’ll be distributed to stores around the country.
When she’s not busy making fashion magic happen, Kathleen likes traveling, hiking, cooking, crafting, home decorating, going to baseball games, and — naturally — shopping. We love having her around the office for her positive attitude and her ability to tackle any kind of project that comes her way. We also like the constant supply of candy she keeps in her desk, but that’s really just an extra bonus.