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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


The Social Sale!! Earn up to 50% off your order


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) 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!




Topo Designs Pop-Up Shop at Akinz


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

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:




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:
Akinz Shenanakinz Sunglasses
(Retail: $12.95 – $14.95)
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: