Appaman is inspired by, and named after, the childhood companion of founder and designer Harald Husum. While growing up in Norway, Husum befriended a corduroy ape named Appaman. Together they traveled the fields and fjords of their native land, sharing many fantastic adventures. Appaman reflects the whimsical spirit of those youthful times and celebrates the unbreakable bond between a boy and his ape.
Appaman has a unique Scandinavian perspective on Ameripop iconic imagery. Husum finds inspiration everyday on the mean streets of Brooklyn and translates it into his ever changing palette of vibrant garments. Every season new pieces are created, and tried and true favorites are updated. Launched in the Summer of 2003. Appaman has grown at a steady pace, adding to the collection every season, expanding with fun pieces and exploring new lines. Although Appaman is growing we never forget our commitment to customer service and garment quality. So far, so good, and the fantastic adventures keep on coming.
For a little over twelve years, Tadpole has been a trusted neighborhood store for new and experienced parents alike. Heavily focused on customer experience, you can expect a complimentary certified car seat install or a one-on-one baby registry consulting with always a growing and changing mix of new, high-quality products. The beloved boutique has grown and changed with the local community over the years and it is now led by a local mom & dad duo who embrace their wonderful career with passion for keeping Tadpole a trusted, one-stop shop for all your baby and child needs.