• Fort Collins – Land of Bikes, Beer & more beer

    Chances are if you’ve visited Fort Collins or live locally, you’ve spent a day riding bikes, going on brewery tours and hanging out by the Cache la Poudre river. So we thought we’d create our 2nd summer mini lookbook as an homage to the two things that make the Fort Collins community run… bikes & beer.

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    Take a spin down the Poudre bike trail to New Belgium brewing, then continue on to another local fave with the best patio in town, Odell Brewing, and then take a detour back to Old Town Fort Collins, where you can come visit the people who make your tees and beanies, yours truly. See you soon!

    Shop the lookbook: Chambray Flat Bill Hat | Colorblock Pocket Tee | Mountain Patch Hat | Dappled Snapback Hat | The Essentials Tee (Bikes & Beer)

  • Father’s Day Gift Guide

    Still shopping for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Drop by our Fort Collins flagship store and pick up the perfect gift for whatever type of Dad you call your own. Bikes and Beer? Fortlandia? Colorado Pride? Baseball cap? 5 panel? Basic beanie? We’ve got you covered.

    Simplify your shopping in our online store and selecting store pickup at checkout to have your order ready and waiting for you.

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  • Sunglasses at Night Party – Fort Collins

    We’re heading back to the Mayor with this season’s new selection of POLARIZED sunglasses. That’s right!? This year, our glasses are polarized!

    So $5 gets you sweet new Akinz polarized sunglasses, a ticket for a free beer from local brewery, Horse & Dragon, a chance to win Akinz goodies, free Akinz stickers and live entertainment from DJ N810

    Check out our DJ
    Check out the event on our Facebook page.

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  • Holiday Hullabaloo 2014

    Just a couple days til our Holiday Hullabaloo for 2014!!  This year we’ll have $10 T-shirt madness for you early Christmas shoppers to stock up on presents for people you want to think you spent more on them than you did.  We’re also doing live printing with an exclusive design from us, Allie Ogg and the return of 2 fan favorites from past artists. (details soon).  Plus we’ll have holiday refreshments and entertainment as well as raffle prizes for attendees.

    RSVP on Facebook to stay updated.

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  • Topo Designs Pop-Up Shop at Akinz

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    What: A Pop-up shop from one of our favorite brands, Topo Designs, who is based out of Denver, Colorado and makes high quality bags, accessories, and apparel. Everything they make is produced in the USA with a high focus on quality.

    We’re bringing some of their most popular products to our shop as well as some sneak peek products that haven’t even dropped on their own website yet. Expect a new bag and some fresh t-shirts. The shop will set up in our Fort Collins store this Friday thru the end of the month for you to check out. Come this Friday to Shop Late Fridays to check out the goods, grab some stickers, and support another Colorado brand re-building US manufacturing.

    When: Shop Late Friday 4/11 from 6pm to 9pm
    (can’t make it this Friday? We’ll have the products thru the end of the month, but be sure to come by before all the best goodies are gone!

    Why: The shops in Old Town Fort Collins are starting a new tradition called Shop Late Fridays. Every 2nd Friday of the month, shops will be open later than usual featuring special events and discounts.

    We plan on using this event to bring some of our favorite brands and industry partners to you in the form of trunk shows and pop-up shops. In addition to the special events we’ll be offering, we also plan on having a standing 20% discount on all Akinz products… but only from 6pm – 9pm so make sure to stop by each month!

    We chose Topo Designs as our first brand to feature cause we think they’re awesome and we know you will too.

    RSVP to the event on Facebook to stay tuned for special deals and product information.

  • 3rd Annual Sunglasses at Night Party – Fort Collins

    The 3rd Annual Fort Collins Sunglasses at Night Party is back and it’s time to make it an extravaganza!!

    This year, $5 COVER GETS YOU:
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    Akinz Shenanakinz Sunglasses
    (Retail: $12.95 – $14.95)
    DRINK TICKET FOR FREE NBB SNAPSHOT BEER
    Access to the Snapshot Traveling Photo Booth
    Free akinz swag & chance to win Akinz gear
    DJ N810 spinning all your 80s (and current) faves

    Plus, it’s the Saturday before St. Patty’s Day so come out, grab party edition green or “pot of” gold shades and some green Akinz gear at a great price.

    Details & RSVP on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401969976732589/

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  • FUNDED by Kickstarter!!

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    Our handmade beanie initiative was successfully funded via Kickstarter on Tuesday and as of today, we already have the cash in our account and 2 of the 3 yarn orders on their way! We’re so excited to be able to expand our beanie production and continue to grow in a handmade capacity. So,

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    Thank you to all of our fans who continue to show us support through this exciting journey.

    Even though we didn’t quite reach our stretch goal of $5K, we hope to be able to upgrade our knitting machine in the near future so we can bring you even more exciting beanie & accessory options. Hopefully we will also be able to become a resource for more brands’ private label handmade beanie lines as we have started to do with a select few brands already.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  • Colorado Bike Month Program & Cycling Challenge

    Bike to Work Charity T-shirt

    If you know about our annual bike month program, you’ll know that we design a special t-shirt just for bike month and contribute a portion of the proceeds to a local bike charity. This year we’re donating $4 of each t-shirt sold and $1 of each water bottle from now until the end of the month to Bike Fort Collins to help better biking in our community and support the Fort Collins Bike Library. The products included in this program are any colorway of the new NoCo Bike To-Do List and I Want to Ride My Bike designs. You can find the whole list of products here.

    NoCo To-Do List Challenge

    This year the bike month t-shirt also doubles as a cycling challenge. On the back of the shirt, you can opt to have the trails listed around the bike design in a to-do format printed on the back of the shirt. Finish all of the mix of mountain bike, city trail, bike landmark, and road bike rides. The first person to complete the challenge will win a $100 gift certificate to the shop, second a $75 gift certificate and third a $50 gift certificate. ALL finishers will receive our new limited edition Foco Akinz bike patch.

    Trails on the List:

    Bingham Hill • Rist Canyon • Coyote Ridge • the Dams • Riocovery Ride • Power Trail • the Oval • Buckhorn • Poudre Trail • Blue Sky • Maxwell • Rattlesnake Climb • Spring Creek Trail • Hewlett Gulch • Pineridge • Bellevue Bean • Mason Trail • Indian Summer • Shoreline • Reservoir Ridge • Fossil Creek Trail • Lory State Park • Bobcat Ridge • Devils Backbone • East Valley • West Valley • Concrete Plant Loop • Timber • Horsetooth Reservoir • North Dam • Bar SS

    How to Compete
    Pick a trail. Ride it. Pick another one. Repeat.

    How to Track

    Show us your Strava, MapMyRide, Endomondo, etc of each ride. Bonus points if you take a picture of you in your shirt while on your ride. And please share it on our Facebook page.

  • April First Friday Event – Phil Guzy

    Akinz presents the art of Phil Guzy
    Friday, April 5th
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Art, drinks, screen printing, and good times.

    RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/441100402638297/

  • Plaid Friday & a Big Thank You!

    Black Friday / Plaid Friday In Store Specials

    This Thanksgiving Holiday, we are SO thankful to our community. Thanks to you, Akinz has grown so much in the last year and we’re loving being part of the Old Town Fort Collins scene with our new store. If you’re shopping in Fort Collins this weekend, we’ve got some great specials for you. If you are an out of state fan, stay tuned for deals on Cyber Monday.

    First, come visit us at the Plaid Friday Marketplace at the Opera Galleria. Wear plaid to our booth there and get 30% off your purchase. (cannot be combined with discounts listed below).

    Next, stop by the shop and say hello! We will have hot apple cider waiting for shoppers as well as a FREE reusable shopping tote with any purchase over $40. FRIDAY ONLY: Buy a $25 gift certificate for only $20!
    ALL WEEKEND:
    $10 off purchase of $60 or more
    $15 off purchase of $100 or more
    $25 off purchase of $150 or more*
    *cannot be combined w/ other discounts

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope to see you this weekend!