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  • Get Your Costume For Halloween at Akinz

    Are you stressing out about your Halloween costume and coming down to the wire? Never fear, Akinz is here for all of your costume needs! We have new items out for this fall and you need to come in and check them out! Continue Reading

  • Dressing for Work When Your Mind is Outside

    fall-look-book-fall-fashion-made-in-usa-beaniesWouldn’t we all like to be able to spend all of our days playing outside? Even you can’t be outside and enjoying the outdoors, at least you can daydream about it from behind your desk. As the weather gets a little chillier, try sneaking into the office with a Cirrus Beanie on and see how long it will last before you are asked to conform to the office dress code. Continue Reading

  • Rig To Flip on July 8th: Help Conserve the Rivers of the West

    Rig to Flip is on a mission to bring attention to the endangered rivers of the west. They recently spread their wings through the canyons of Southern Colorado on the once lively, now dying, Dolores River. A river that has been dammed and used for irrigation- with little regard for those downstream. Continue Reading

  • Ten Most Influential Personal Style Bloggers Right Now

    One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.

    The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. “What’s happened to me? ” he thought. It wasn’t a dream. Continue Reading

  • Spring Hiking on the Front Range

    Are you having a hard time making the transition from winter to spring? It’s hard to let go of the skis and bring out the bike but we brought you some great ways to make it a bit easier on yourself. Exploring what the Front Range has to offer will remind you of why you are so proud to live in Colorado. Get out and enjoy it! Continue Reading

  • 4th of July Yurt Trip

    This year our shop manager spent his 4th of July weekend at a Yurt in the Neversummer Wilderness of Colorado. He started the 4th off with a sunrise hike to Ruby Jewel lake and ended with beers around the campfire. Here are some pics from Wil’s adventure.
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  • One & Done Wednesday

    We have some awesome new beanies lined up this week! Here is one of our favorites, you can shop all of our One of a Kind Beanies Here

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  • It’s that time of year!

    Well it’s that time of the year where small artisan markets pop up everywhere for the holiday season and nothing is better than supporting your local artists AND getting something unique for the special people in your life! Akinz is participating in three; count them THREE markets within the next month and a half! We are going to be busy bringing you the goods you love from Akinz!

    Plaid Friday BeLocal Holiday Market Akinz
    What: BeLocal’s PLaid Friday
    When: November 23 10am-2pm
    Where: The Opera Galleria
    123 North College Ave
    Fort Collins, CO 80524

    Tired of cutting Thanksgiving short to wait in lines to start craze-shopping at midnight,
    in the midst of deal-hungry consumers?? Well, relax and come join us at the second annual Plaid Friday Marketplace at the Opera Galleria (Friday Nov. 23) to start your holiday shopping in the fun, laid back, and quirky atmosphere of local independent Fort Collins shops. Black is so dull. Shake Up Black Friday! Support Local. Shop Local. Be Local. Plaid Friday 2012.

    What: Greeley’s 4th Annual Indie Arts Market
    When: December 1st, 9am-4pm
    Where: Armory Building
    614 8th Ave,
    Greeley, Co 80631

    This market has outgrown its space at the Atlas Theater and has now moved to the historic armory building downtown. This juried show has 35+ artists. We are so happy to be part of this year’s market! Come see us!

    WHAT: Fuse Denver
    WHEN: December 9th, 11am-6pm
    WHERE: EXDO Event Center
    1399 35th Street
    Denver, CO 80205

    They aim to create a feel good shopping experience, while showcasing the best of Denver’s art, design and fashion. Simply put, they are the love child of a craft fair and modern art show (definitely not your gram-mama’s craft fair).

    We want to challenge our local community and invite them to trade one day at the mall this Holiday season and come see what the best of Denver has to offer. We know all kinds of great stuff is made here, we want to make sure our community does too. Take that second pause this Holiday season and think about where something is coming from, how it’s made and how it contributes or doesn’t contribute to our local economy. Join us Dec 9 from 11-6 pm at the Exdo Event Center for inaugural FUSEdenver Holiday Market.

  • Akinz presents Allie Ogg for First Friday in October

    Allie Ogg at Akinz for First Friday October 2012Foxes, bunnies, and owls on bikes! OH, MY!! Akinz is proud to present Allie Ogg, a local Fort Collins Artist, whose use of cardboard and clay take us away to a cycling wonderland!

    Come join us in the back room (where all the magic happens) and print one of the 2 (or both if you prefer) of Allie Ogg’s designs or 2 of the Akinz designs for only $10!! What a steal for a limited edition art piece you can wear!

    So come join us for some art, refreshments, and AWESOMENESS this Friday October 5th

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  • Erika kills it in old bindings and rental boots.

    Our team rider Erika recently proved her dedication to the sport of snowboarding, by participating in and WINNING a rail jam in the middle of her vacation. Read on to hear about her adventures in finding snowboarding gear to use and how she snagged the first place spot.

    campus rail jamHaving come down to California for a vacation, the last thing I thought I would be doing is snowboarding. However, when I found out about the Campus Rail Jam Tour San Diego stop, things changed. Just one problem…. I didn’t bring ANY of my snowboarding gear with me.
    My scramble to begin finding gear started on tuesday the 4th of May. I emailed my wonderful helmet sponsor CAPIX to see if I could get a helmet by Friday the 7th (the day of the competition.) Thanks Ronnie for making that happen! I also contacted my most recent sponsor ROXY to see if I could get a board, boots, and bindings from them in order to participate. Unfortunately, I contacted them too short of notice, and they were unable to get me a board in time. But I did get an amazing setup from them the day after the competition! THANKS NICHOLE AND ROXY!

    So I had a helmet to use, but no snowboard, boots, bindings, or snowpants. Fortunately, Raelynd Tarnove brought me a pair of her snowpants to use, another friend from Irvine let me borrow her board from about 8 years ago with one of the first models’ of Burton bindings ever, and I rented some Salomon boots straight from the 80’s from Sport Chalet.

    The competition started at 5p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Garrett and I arrived down there a little bit early after happily missing the heavy traffic. While standing in the registration line I was excited to see lots of the same guys putting on the event. Feeling pretty confident going into this competition, despite being on an old setup which I had never ridden before, it must have shown. Before the competition started I got interviewed by ABC 10 News, and Fuel Tv. . . they asked me the usual stuff about competing, and asked if I would be competing in my swimsuit. My immediate response “No i’m going to represent the ladies in a decent and respectful fashion.” And thats just what I did.

    The ladies were in heat two. We all watched the men’s snowboard category in anticipation of getting on the setup ourselves. I was happy we didn’t have to waste time practicing. In a jam format like this, there really is no reason to practice. Not to mention I have hit this exact setup about 3 or 4 times already this year. Trying to encourage the rest of the girls who looked a little nervous, I dropped first for the ladies. I chose to hit the gap-to-downbox first, the speed was fine, and my confidence grew just a little bit.

    After about a half an hour to forty five minutes later, I had laid down at least a couple of solid tricks on every feature. Half of the battle was landing and riding away- due to the warm weather the landing was quickly melting away straight to the asphalt. Luckily, I didn’t take one hard fall and wreck myself. They announced the top three girls to move onto finals.
    Including myself, two other girls, the top 5 skiers, and the top 10 men’s snowboarders the finals lasted for only 30 minutes. That was more than enough time for me. The judges were judging us on overall impression. After landing almost every trick I tried , I felt good after it was all over. After they announced the results, I took 1st, and my friend Raelynd got 3rd! Joe from Fuel TV asked to do another interview with me, it felt good to have another solid result on my resume. Oh, and it was a LOT OF FUN! Great job to the guys at the Cricket Campus Rail Jam Tour- you guys always know how to do it right!