All About Appaman Kids

Appaman is a baby and kid’s clothing line that has a unique Scandinavian spin on Ameripop iconic imagery. The brand features bright colors, loud prints, and highly tailored suits and separates.

All combined, the Appaman look is a mix of streetwear meets formalwear for a style that both children and adults will find so cool.

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What is Appaman Kids?

Established in 2003 from a 600 sq foot apartment in Brooklyn by husband and wife team Harald and Lynn Husman, Appaman Kids was inspired and named after Harald’s childhood companion, a corduroy ape named Appaman. Growing up in Norway, Harald and Appaman were inseparable while they traveled the fields and fjords of their native land, sharing fantastic adventures.

Appaman aims to stretch the conventional barriers of what is considered “children’s clothing” and create something both children and parents love.

Harald remembers one time he was watching a boy and his dad walk down the street and the dad was wearing a cool band tee whereas the kid was wearing a cartoon shirt. Harald wondered why the kid couldn’t wear the cool band tee. Given that Harald had a background in graphic design and loved nostalgic American Pop Culture, Appaman was born.

Harald (CEO) and Lynn (COO) have 2 kids and live in Brooklyn, with the brand being based out of New York, New York in the Flatiron District.

Throughout the years they have grown at a steady pace while adding to the collection each season and exploring new lines. In the beginning, they dyed clothing in their washing machine and went door-to-door selling their garments. Harald took screen printing classes and Lynn took night courses on marketing to try and learn everything they could about owning a business. Throughout the years they have grown and always strive to remain humble and provide excellent customer service.

They also work with a variety of charities and good will programs, including the Good+ Foundation, NYCares Coat Drive, and NYC LYFE Program. Their mission is to let kids be themselves. They have aligned their brand with anti-bullying movements and want to spread kindness and confidence in their messaging and mission. 

Can you buy an Appaman suit? 

Yes, Appaman offers a fine tailoring line of modern and classic suits, tops, separates, and accessories. The suits are expertly tailored with thoughtful details and are a 6-time Earnie Award winner.

Appaman’s line of suits are incredibly dapper and are perfect for weddings, garden parties, baptisms, or other special events. The separates are perfect to mix and match for a casual but polished look. They aim to be on point and classic for any occasion, with a great fit right out of the box. The suits feature adjustable, elastic waistbands and are designed with a slim, European cut for a tailored fit. 

They encourage you to refer to the size chart/fit guide before ordering.

What does Appaman sell? 

Appaman sells a variety of kid (boys and girls) apparel and non-apparel items.

  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Dresses
  • Suits
  • Swimwear
  • Accessories 
    • Hats
    • Face Masks
    • Ties & Bow Ties
    • Belts

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What sizes does Appaman sell? 

Appaman sells baby and kid clothing generally from 3 months to 16 years.

  • Mini/Baby 3/6m-18/24m
  • Boy and Girl 2T-16Y
  • Fine Tailoring 2T-16Y

How does Appaman sizing run? 

Appaman tries to keep sizing as consistent and true to size as possible, but their clothing does have a narrow cut. This is for a more tailored and European look, like what is shown on the models. Occasionally something will run bigger or smaller than normal, and when that happens, they do their best to let people know.

In addition to their comprehensive size guide, Appaman offers some very helpful fit tips on their website.

Appaman Size Guide for Boys and Girls
Appaman Size Chart for Adaptive Clothing
Appaman Fine Tailoring Size Chart
Appaman Mini Size Guide (3-6M to 18-24M)

Some of Appaman’s sizing tips include:

  • Use the size chart (make sure the inseam is long enough).
  • Consider the child’s body type and the cut or versatility of a particular style. 
  • Think about how you want the garment to fit. Do you need room to grow?
  • Don’t order a size bigger unless you really need to.

What are the Appaman reviews?

The reviews of Appaman’s suits are very good, with many people saying they fit perfectly right out of the box. Many people commented on the adjustable elastic waistband and the quality of the material. Other reviews are highly favorable of the brand, especially the beloved suits which are a cult favorite.

Is Appaman a boys’ brand?

Appaman is for both boys and girls who love bold and fun clothes with a great silhouette. While the line is well known for their fine-tailored suits for boys, they also offer dresses for girls. 

Is there an Appaman store location?

Appaman’s corporate location is based in New York, New York, but they do not have a retail location at this time. They encourage customers to call (212) 460-5380 for help locating a store that carries Appaman. You can also view the store locator on their website.

Is there an Appaman outlet? 

There is not an official Appaman outlet, but you can shop Appaman’s discount items on their sales page. New customers can always save 15% on their first Appaman purchase.

Can you do Appaman returns?

Yes! Items returned within 30 days after the order has shipped are eligible for a full refund of the purchase price. To be eligible, items must be unworn, unaltered, unwashed, factory tags attached, and with their original packaging.

Where can you get an Appaman coupon code?

Email subscribers are the first to hear about product launches and promotions (even sometimes having early access to exclusive discounts and coupon codes). 

They also encourage people to follow their Instagram or Facebook for the latest sale information, product launches, and other brand announcements.

Where can you buy Appaman clothing? 

Appaman is sold directly on their website and at several great retailers in the United States and abroad. 

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