SIA wrap-up

So it’s been a couple weeks since the Snowsports Industries of America show ended, but it has taken us that long to catch up and process after the whirlwind of a show!  This was our 2nd year at SIA so we kinda knew what to expect this time around, but it is always insane.   Load in only took about 500 trips between the 2 of us thru the service elevator since the convention center won’t let you use a dolly (weirdest rule ever) so we were a little tired after move-in day.

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But even though we’d been there before, getting that badge with your name and Exhibiting Member at the bottom was still pretty exciting. IMG_3308

The first day of the show was wrapped up with lots of beers (happy hour starts at 5pm on the show floor) then on to pickle vodka at Red Square.

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Cutest product of the weekend?  The tiniest size of the Burton learn to ride snowboard boots for all those up and coming groms.

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Product I wanted to steal from the show floor?  Jess Kimura’s Capita board from next year… I mean… lightning bolts and flying kittens.  IMG_3343

Day 3′s happy hour was filled with a little game of LCR at the Burton LTR booth that I didn’t win but I did get LTR dice.    IMG_3348

Megan and me sporting the cowl neck hoodie dresses.

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And of course no SIA show is complete without a little snow.

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INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY!! Win $1,000 Gift Card!

Help us reach 1,000 followers on Instagram and win a $1,000 gift card!!

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Help us reach 1,000 followers and win $1,000 shopping spree to Akinz!

Here’s how:
1. Follow us on Instagram (@akinzboardwear)
2. Tag 3 friends in the comments of our giveaway.
3. Regram our giveaway and tag us for an extra entry.

When we reach 1,000 followers, we’ll give away the gift card!!

Good luck!

Details:  Must be a US resident to enter to win.  Gift card must be redeemed in one purchase.

Holiday Daily Deals!!

Daily Deals start today!!  Check back everyday for a new amazing deal!!

DECEMBER 16TH

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Today’s Daily Deal!!  Get one of our brand new genuine leather and stainless steel laser engraved 6 oz. flasks when you spend $70 or more. PLUS FREE SHIPPING!!  Add $70 worth of product to your cart and then add our Akinz Mountain Flask  Use code: BOOZE at checkout.

DECEMBER 15TH

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FREE Shipping on any online order + spot deals on the site and in store.

DECEMBER 12TH

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Purchase $30 worth of goodies and gifts and then add your favorite pair of sunglasses to your cart to get them for FREE!!  Use code: SUNSHINE

SHOP HANDMADE GIFTS NOW

DECEMBER 11TH

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35% OFF all mens and womens apparel TODAY ONLY!!  Use code: XMAS35.  Shop Mens Apparel.  Shop Womens Apparel.

DECEMBER 10TH

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Add any 3 beanies to your cart, use code: BEANIEBONANZA and get 1 for free!  ($30 value).  Shop our handmade beanies now.

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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Hats for the Homeless

 

We are so excited to announce that we have teamed up with Homeless Gear for this year’s Hats for the Homeless promotion!! From October 15th - November 15th, buy any handmade beanie and we will donate a beanie to Homeless Gear.  Our goal is to reach 1000 beanies to meet their needs for the winter season, so please share the word by telling your friends about our program!  

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Homeless Gear’s Mission:  To provide homeless men, women and children with the supplies that they need to survive on the streets and the support and companionship that they need to navigate the path from homelessness to self-sufficiency

 

SHOP OUR NEW HANDMADE BEANIES online or come drop by our Fort Collins storefront to help us make a difference.

We <3 Handmade

We have met a lot of people recently who were not aware of the handcrafted elements that make our clothing so special. Well, it all started when Suzanne decided to start printing tees herself on the kitchen floor of her studio apt back in 2005. Almost a decade later, with the addition of a storefront and some better equipment, the idea of In-House manufacturing is stronger than ever. Yes we take the time to print up every shirt just for you right in the back of our shop. We make all of our beanies and headbands in house as well. Countless hours have been spent crocheting and knitting but it has been a very cool experience pioneering our own production process that we take so much pride in. We are very excited for the release of our ’14/’15 line this fall and we have some goodies in there so be on the lookout. Viva La Handmade Revolution! photo
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The Social Sale!! Earn up to 50% off your order

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We all love social media these days. And we have some really loyal fans on all of our outlets so we wanted to reward you for supporting us! Throughout the week, you can earn a killer discount by sharing and posting just like you normally do!! Whenever you’ve earned as much discount as you want, shoot us an email to info(at)akinz.com with the Subject line: Social Sale Make sure you include the amount of discount you’ve earned and links to your profiles so we can verify your participation or screenshots of you sharing if your accounts are private.

We’ll send you your own personalized discount code good on one order during the month of May. Order as much or as little as you want!

Now get out there and earn your free swag! Not following us on all of the accounts listed? Here’s links so you can start!

Akinz Pinterest
Akinz Facebook Page
Akinz Twitter
@akinzboardwear on Instagram

The kickoff for the Topo pop up shop went down on Friday and we are now fully stocked on bags, belts, tees and other limited edition goods. I think it is safe to say that if you are looking for the ultimate source of local clothing and accessories, we’ve got it. All of this will be available in our store through the end of April so make sure you stop by and say hello!

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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.

First Friday With “Professor Lunchbox”

April is here already and as usual we set it off with a great First Friday featuring Benjamin Givens, AKA Professor Lunchbox. In between screen printing we managed to have a high kick contest that probably should not have happened in a space this small. Either way, we had a great time and we will have the Mermaid Party and Rocket Boy tees available all month. Here are some pics recapping the night- IMG_4096
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Buy the limited edition artist series tees.