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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.

5th Annual Sunglasses at Night Party in Steamboat Springs!

Heading back to Steamboat Springs for the 5th Annual Sunglasses at Night Party.  This year we’re partying it up at the Taphouse with DJ Kemo Chin and drink specials all night long including, $2 PBR and $3 wells.

Party starts at 9pm and goes til the last person leaves the dance floor.  Get there early to avoid a line.

Facebook event and RSVP here.

Main pair of sunglasses to grab this year???   Our limited edition gold wayfarer sunglasses:

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Can’t make it out to the party?  You can still buy this year’s gold shenanakinz wayfarer sunglasses online.

 

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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Colorado Bike Month Program & Cycling Challenge

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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.

Market Season is here – Spring Horseshoe Market!

Market season is here! Time to enjoy the outdoors while shopping. :) First up is the Horseshoe Handmade Spring Market in Denver.

Details:
Spring Horseshoe Market
Saturday, May 11th, 9 am-4 pm
4345 W. 46th Ave, in the parking lot behind Olinger Moore Chapel, Free admission.
An outdoor market featuring over 115 Colorado artists, crafters and vintage collectors–food trucks, interactive crafting and more! Rain, snow or shine.

This is one of our favorite markets during the year. Not only are the people who organize this amazing in their curating and planning, but the shoppers are a really cool variety of great people to talk to, and the other vendors are always fantastic! I have to control my shopping so I don’t spend all of my sales money! We’ll have new jewelry out that has yet to hit the website as well as many new tops that will be released online soon.

Hope to see you all there!

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

RSVP on Facebook