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After jointly designed sunglasses and prescription glasses in the same style, now comes the matching backpack! The lovely Vanessa graces us now for the third time with a new fashion creation from her unique fashion sense. As one of our longest standing partners, she has accompanied us for more than 2 years. Therefore, for us there was no question that the collaboration should go into the third round this year. May we introduce to you – the Aalborg by Vanezia Blum! Starting 04/24/2022 you can grab the backpack online as well as in our stores.

ABOUT VANESSA

Most of you surely know Vanessa from her Instagram channel @vanezia_blum. There she takes her nearly 350 thousand followers through everyday life and on trips. But a special topic close to Vanessa’s heart is first and foremost animal welfare. For years she has been passionately committed to the animals of this world, whether stray dogs in Greece, animal rescue centers in Romania or support for animal shelters in Germany. The focus is always on the chance of a happy life for animals of all kinds.
And this motto does not only apply to animal rescue, Vanessa also stands up for the topics feminism and self-love and encourages young women to stand up for themselves with self-confidence. We are happy to have such a lovely and authentic creator at our side!  

THE DESIGN

In addition to her activist commitment, Vanessa also has a pretty deft hand for fashion, which can already be admired with her own label: Vanezia. She also applied this fashion talent to the creation of her backpack. The choice for the model was our new Aalborg. With its completely expandable back and front and outer pockets, the Aalborg is a real space miracle. Vanessa has reinterpreted the classic backpack design! You can expect a stylish, peachy beige tone combined with a soft cream-beige and intricate golden details. A subtle color combination that is perfect for spring!

Just like the last collaborations, the sale of the backpack is meant to support animal welfare, which is why 5€ per sold backpack will be donated to Save the Dogs in Kallikratia e.V. again. They are committed to animal welfare in Greece and have been supported by Vanessa on a voluntary basis for a long time.

Doing something good will be easier than ever! The quantities of the backpack are limited though, so be quick and snatch up the Aalborg by Vanezia Blum!

Have an awesome day! 🤗 

Summer is coming and the only thing you’re missing is the perfect pair of sunglasses? In collaboration with the popular French influencer Diane Perreau, we have created a new design for all sun worshippers. And that’s not the only good news – Diane has come up with two looks that are sure to turn heads! Beach vibe meets Parisian chic with the new Sofia by Diane Perreau styles!

About Diane

The French designer is known for her Instagram account @dianeperreau. There she provides daily insights into her private life and inspires with her sense of style and new outfit creations. Whether traveling to the Caribbean, daily fashion lifestyle in Paris or impressions of her second home in Sydney – her followers love her for the authentic excerpts from her life and especially for her likeable & down-to-earth nature. Diane has proven her fashion sense with the various Sofia models! The two sunglasses perfectly reflect Diane’s personality.

Sofia Black Tortoise by Diane Perreau 

On the one hand, the Sofia Black Tortoise expresses Diane’s elegant side. These sunglasses, in the trendy cat-eye style, come in a dark black-brown tone with color gradient, which gives the glasses a modern and yet very classic-elegant look. It is the perfect accessory for all city girls who prefer it classy!

Sofia Blossom Tortoise by Diane Perreau 

The other side reflects Diane’s feminine and subtle side. Inspired by her love of the beach and ocean breezes, the Sofia Blossom Tortoise comes in a playful look. The light pink shade perfectly matches the tortoise pattern of the frame. The perfect accessory for all the beach lovers among you!

These are two sunglasses that shine both in terms of design and quality. They are guaranteed to make any of your outfits an eye-catcher! But beware – be quick and do not miss the fashion highlight of the year, because the designs are only available in limited quantities!

Going into the second round! – We have a pair of sunglasses for you that you will not want to miss. A new cooperation with a familiar face – we have teamed up again with Sarah Harrison to design an absolute sunglass highlight for you!

About Sarah

The mother of two sweet daughters is known through her Instagram and YouTube channel. There she is followed by almost 3 million subscribers, who can follow the life of the Harrisons every day. In addition to everyday family life, Sarah shares workout routines and healthy recipes with her followers. On the side, she also founded her beauty brand Samion and most recently won the big celebrity baking competition – a true all-rounder! But if you know Sarah, you know that her channel is all about travel – so what product could suit her better than sunglasses?

THE SUNGLASSES

For the second edition of our design collaboration with Sarah, the choice quickly fell on the Sofia model – a striking and modern shape for an elegant fashion statement. With great attention to detail and her absolute fashion sense, the popular influencer added her own touch to the sunglasses. The cat-eye frame made of acetate comes in the same shade as Sarah’s last pair of sunglasses: dark teak – a perfect interplay of amber and dark brown. But on top of that, there is the exclusive mackerel pattern, which makes the glasses a real eye-catcher. To round off the summery look, the glasses are complemented with dark brown lenses. See for yourself what a highlight in terms of design and quality these glasses have become!

With the Sofia by Sarah Harrison sunglasses, you’ll become a real eye-catcher and have the perfect accessory for any of your styles. The limited edition is sure to sell out quickly, so don’t wait too long and make them your daily companion!

Once again there is new news! In time for the spring season, we have a new collection of backpacks – the Allrounder Series. New styles, new colors and a whole new product for your daily needs. Still looking for the perfect bag for your daily essentials? Or are you missing the right companion for everyday activities like university, school, shopping and sports? No problem, we have the solution for all your needs!

The Allrounder

On the one hand, there is our new model: the Copenhagen Backpack. The edgy backpack is casual and elegant at the same time, and fits every occasion with its minimalist design. Whether you’re on your way to the gym or want to quickly go to the café in the city, with this backpack you have the perfect accessory. The edgy design is adaptable and offers enough space for your everyday essentials. There’s even room for an 11-inch tablet inside. The Copenhagen is your backpack if you love practicality but don’t want to sacrifice the urban look.

Another novelty of our Allrounder-Series are the Laptop Sleeves! Yes, you heard it right! After a long wait, we have finally designed a sleeve for your laptops and tablets. The new Vinstra impresses not only with its functionality, but also thanks to its cool and stylish design. Besides the fact that it protects all 11, 14 & 16 inch devices with an additional padded inner compartment, it also has some functional details to offer. Like the practical case holder on the outside of the bag, which makes it a lightweight travel companion or the additional outer compartment, which offers space for charging cables and USB sticks. Have the key facts already won you over? Then choose the right size and make the Vinstra your daily companion!

Lastly, we have some stylish color updates that usher in the approaching spring! From sage green, to clay brown, to grey, it’s all here. First, there’s our new Colorway “Muted Sage Sprinkled”, a natural shade of green that is currently catching on as a trendy color. And for good reason too, we think. Another new Colorway is “Oyster”, which is a finely balanced shade between cool grey and warm brown. The ideal shade that can be combined with both strong contrasts and restrained colors. And don’t forget “Muted Clay Sprinkled”, our new brown shade, which radiates an incredible amount of warmth thanks to its slight tint of rusty brown. You’ll find the new colors among many of our new styles, but also among our old favorites, like the Fyn and the Sveg Chest Bag.

Just take a look to see if your new everyday all-rounder is included and maybe you’ll discover your new favorite soon!

Last week we introduced you to our new sunglasses collection, including the new Caramel collection! Sunglasses in soft brown tones that comfortably fit your face and have a summer warmth to them. To celebrate the launch of our new collection, we planned a trip to Seville and packed some of our Kapten crew! Together with Christina Bischof (@christinabiluca), Kelly Flint (@kellyflint), Janina Pfau (@janinapfau) and Nina (@fashioncarpet) we explored the city of Seville and soaked up the first sun rays of the year.

Of course, we have pictures and tips for you again and a lot to tell. But just look for yourself and enjoy our unique experiences in Seville! 🍊

The Trip

The trip started at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, one of the most famous and luxurious hotels in Seville. Someone pinch us, please! After all, even today the hotel is an absolute gem and hard to beat in terms of charm and aesthetics. If you have a preference for the flair of Spanish architecture, you will certainly feel more than comfortable here. This was also the case for us and the girls!

In the style of ancient cultures, there was a mosaic workshop on the first day. The design is like putting together a puzzle that you can design yourself. And after just a few hours, the girls had their own work of art in hand. We can really recommend you to try your next DIY project with mosaic – the whole thing will give your furniture and your home a warm, Mediterranean look in just a few steps!

The next day we continued with a cooking class and Spain’s national dish – paella! Together with a chef we were shown step by step how to prepare this versatile rice dish. And the result was simply *chefs’ kisses* delicious. Similar, to risotto, the ingredients are cooked in enough liquid until the water has completely evaporated. And wow, this makes the rice absorb the intense spices and become a blast of flavor. Our mouths are still watering just thinking about it, so we don’t want to deprive you of the recipe – you can find it at the end of the post. 🥘

After the sumptuous meal, we had to go for a walk. We explored the most beautiful spots of Seville, such as the Plaza de España, one of the most famous squares in Seville. With the buildings in Renaissance style, the fountain in the middle and the countless bridges around the square forms a really picturesque backdrop and downright beckons to be photographed! Next we went to the Metropol Parasol also known as the mushrooms of Seville. The construction of wood snakes in the middle of the old town over the roofs of Seville. The modern landmark impresses with its size and has also won several design awards, which is why it can hardly be outdone as an Instagram spot.

The group always had their favorites from the new collection in their luggage. While Janina usually wore the Sydney All Black, Christina could hardly put down the Sofia Transparent Caramel Brown. Nina and Kelly’s favorite accessories included the Zurich All Black and the Florence Transparent Caramel Brown. Get inspired by how the girls combined the new glasses:

Sydney All Black
Florence Transparent Caramel Brown
Zurich All Black
Sofia Transparent Caramel Brown

Are you now also in the mood for summer, good weather and a trip to Seville? We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for summer! But until it comes, our new sunglasses will do for now!

NEW IN – New models, new colors, new material! We start the spring with the next generation of sunglasses and glasses. All Eyes on Tomorrow is the motto – but why?

We don’t want to be the typical watch brand or eyewear brand. Nor just any backpack brand. No. We at Kapten & Son offer you your EVERYDAY COMPANION. For every occasion and for every Kapten. And that’s how we want our new frames to become your daily companions. The piece that you can’t put down and that accompanies you every step of the way. So we had to create something that will be a faithful companion not only today, but for a long time to come.

FRAMES FOR TODAY THAT HAVE THE FUTURE IN MIND 

The Collection is our next step towards a more sustainable future. Because what we decide today becomes a part of tomorrow, so we want to start our first step now.

THE MATERIAL

And it all starts with the material: As you may know, our eyewear frames are mostly made of acetate. It consists of 70% cellulose and is therefore already more sustainable than conventional glasses made of plastic. 3% are made up of processed color pigments, depending on the coloring of your glasses. And the remaining 27% is diethyl phthalate, a plasticizer that makes the material more supple and flexible. The disadvantage of this substance is that its production is based on petroleum. That is not very climate-friendly. So it was clear to us that it was time to take the next step!

So a large part of our sunglasses collection now consists of triacitin. A compound made from renewable raw materials such as acetic acid and glucose, which is safe for nature and humans. So the bio-acetate we use is 97% renewable resources and 100% mineral oil free. For us, a huge success in terms of sustainability!

THE FRAMES 

Now we come to the really exciting news: the new frames! You can expect eight exciting new models for the upcoming summer season. Enough choice to enjoy the coming sunshine hours to the fullest!

On the one hand we have the Manila – with its square design it makes a striking variation to our ever-popular Marais. The special design with the honeycomb rim makes it an it-piece for all sun lovers.

Then there’s the Lisbon: classic elegance combined with modern cool. The fully rectangular bio-acetate frame combines an iconic oversized shape with a dash of Carl Frederiksen from the Disney movie “UP”. Who can say no to this must-have?

Another model in the new collection is the Nairobi. The feminine oversized frame with a hint of 80s office vibe makes these glasses a sunglass highlight. Playful and elegant at the same time – the perfect combination!

Also in the mix is the Prague – our sweet spot between Maui and Paris. In a light cat-eye shape, the glasses are extravagant and stylish. Perfect for all those who like to stand out.

The icing on the cake from the collection: the Sydney. With its edgy design, it playfully creates an edgy look. If you’re looking for an eye-catcher for your glasses collection, you’re sure to find it with these cat-eye glasses!

Tallin: the 80s icon among our new sunglasses. Here, classic elegance meets modern finesse. The large, square frame makes the glasses a special feature and enhances any outfit.

Tallinn Umber Tortoise Brown
Tallinn Transparent Hazel Brown

A model with recognition value – the Vienna is the feminine alternative to our London. The classic design is rounded off with a soft and discreet cat-eye look and makes the glasses a trend-safe everyday companion.

And lastly, we have the Zurich. An ultra-thin acetate-stainless steel combination that makes the double nose bridge hip again. With this model, we have reinterpreted the popular style of aviator glasses! For those who are looking for an individual look.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’re also spoiled when it comes to the model colors! New in the selection are Transparent Hazel, Toffee Tortoise and the Caramel Collection, a warm brown that will have you dreaming of summer. All of our eyewear models are available not only as sunglasses, but also as regular frames for your computer or prescription glasses!

With these many updates, we hope to kickstart your weekend and hope that your new favorite was also included!

We celebrate love in all its facets! For us, that also includes fragrance. So we asked ourselves – what is your love scent? After all, our brain is the largest and most exciting perfumery in the world.We store fragrances in it non-stop – and with them intense memories. Just a tiny breeze and we feel taken back to the time when we first smelled that very special note.

Everyone knows the scent of a sea breeze.
When, after a long journey, you stand by the sea for the first time and breathe in the fresh ocean breeze.

The smell of rain.
When the summer thunderstorm slowly approaches and hits the hot asphalt.

Something metallic in the air.
When it is quite cold outside, the breath can already be seen in the air, just before the snow trickles down to earth.  

All this is just a small excerpt of what memories smells can awaken in us. But the treasure of our scent memories is much bigger and directly connected to our feelings. That’s exactly why we chose a fragrance for our Valentine’s Special. It is meant to remind us of spring and love – refreshingly floral and radiantly warm.

If you are looking for a very special fragrance that represents the beauty of the wearer and is a perfect companion in any situation? Then this fragrance is just for you! Our new perfume “Loire” inspires the senses and expresses carefree joie de vivre – an unconventional fragrance that enchants! Delicate, floral nuances of lovely jasmine, freesia and lily of the valley, paired with mandarin, green tea and seaweed envelop in harmonious freshness and awaken the feeling of joy and lightness.

A composition whose unmistakable warmth and individuality underline modern elegance and enliven its radiance.

Whether it’s for your best friend, freshly in love or a long-term relationship, people all over the world use Valentine’s Day to celebrate with their loved ones. Maybe you, too, can use our fragrance to describe what love smells like to you. Our Valentine’s Special gives you a free Loire Eau de Parfum (15ml) with every order of 50€ or more. Just right for all those who are still looking for the right gift! And if it may be the new Kapten & Son fragrance, you can find it now in our store!

Don’t wait too long and get caught up in the romantic magic of this day! Express your feelings this Valentine’s Day with our new fragrance!

Do you ever get that feeling? You stand in front of your closet in the morning and ask yourself: “What should I wear today? Even though your closet is bursting with options. True to the motto Unlock your Style we want to motivate you today to dare a new perspective on your wardrobe and round off your look with new accessories. In our luggage we have a watch model that not only mixes up our portfolio, but also your style. Introducing our new Tresor watch. What’s behind the new model, you ask? The watch comes in a modern square design and in the center the dial surrounded by a delicate grooved sunray cut. This aesthetic 3D effect makes the watch an extravagant piece of jewelry that will enhance any outfit. But that’s not all! The heart of the Tresor is actually hidden inside – the clockwork of the Swiss manufacturer Ronda makes the watch a long-lasting companion at your side. In addition, with the loving details of the case, a chunky-linked bracelet with a practical butterfly lock frames the model and wraps perfectly around your wrist. With this striking yet exquisite look, the Tresor becomes the center of your style.

On top of that comes the watch’s top-notch choice of materials. It is the second watch in our range to be made entirely of recycled stainless steel, making it the premium model among watches. It also comes in 5 different colorways, giving you the freedom to choose any look you want. Delicate Gold Cream or rather classic Silver Black, it’s entirely up to you. But no matter which variant you choose, you will certainly look and feel fashionable with any of the Tresor watches!

A new year is upon us again and certainly 2021 has not passed us by without a trace – it has brought us many ups & downs that we will not forget. That’s exactly why many people take the turn of the year as an opportunity to close the books and start the coming year with a new drive. Even if 2022 cannot magically bring a new beginning for everything that has happened so far, it is still worthwhile to take advantage of the fresh air of new year’s beginning and to start with courage, new ideas and new goals.

Among the classics of resolutions are things like quitting smoking, giving up alcohol or sugar, doing more sports or losing weight. Of course, these are certainly not bad goals and worth a try. But despite the good intentions, many fail every year to achieve their own resolutions – How can that be? With this blog post, we want to give you a little advice on how to make your resolutions work.

FIRST OF ALL, WHY DO SO MANY GOOD RESOLUTIONS QUICKLY FALL INTO OBLIVION?

Well, we think it’s the bad timing! New goals and clear aspirations are both commendable and important for our personal development, but the turn of the year comes with a lot of pressure. Everyone we meet talks about “New Year – New Me” and so we too think we should make big resolutions. Usually, the list then becomes longer than actually planned and you think of more and more potentials for self-optimization. But the new resolutions lack an intrinsic will. By this we don’t mean that you don’t honestly want to achieve your goals or that you don’t really want to get rid of a bad habit. Rather, we are saying that the turn of the year is being pushed forward to deal with the things you want to change. However, if there was really a strong will to change these things, the decision would be made regardless of a certain date. So maybe you lack the necessary commitment to implement all your goals immediately in January. This usually leads to the fact that all resolutions are forgotten in spring at the latest.

OKAY, NOW WE KNOW WHY WE MIGHT FAIL, BUT WHAT IS THE CONSEQUENCE?

Well, for one thing, it helps to ask yourself in advance: what am i taking away from last year? What have I learned? What touched me? What changed me? What do I want to do differently in 2022? This way you can link your goals to something you experienced and make them clearer, more appropriate, more personal and easier for you to achieve.

  1. Also, self-acceptance is key. If you approach yourself with goodwill and look at what you’ve already accomplished, you’ll be more motivated to look at the goals ahead of you. It’s okay not to accomplish it all at once. To stay motivated, you can also keep a small diary, recording your daily achievements.
  1. Dividing your goal into several small subgoals is also helpful, it makes the mountain you have to overcome appear less intimidating. Maybe you want to try getting up at the first alarm instead of always getting up at 5:00 am. Or if your goal is to get more movement in your daily life, you don’t have to run to the gym every day. Sometimes a short walk in the evening is enough to integrate a small sports unit into your daily routine.
  1. Our brain can’ t take no for an answer – a classic example of this is: Don’t think of a pink elephant. What are you thinking about now? Exactly. The pink elephant. So, try not to frame your goals as prohibitions or refrains. Instead, turn the tables. You want to give up sugar, then rephrase your resolution as “I want to cook all my own meals with healthy foods.”

As we said, we believe in always setting new goals and challenges, but maybe with a little less pressure and a little more realism, we’ll achieve twice as many of them. And remember, the year has 12 months, so there’s plenty of time to implement all your resolutions. But maybe not in the first month of the year.

Finally, we have a little surprise for you! Today we start our Winter Sale – from 07 to 17 January there will be up to -50% off selected products, including many sunglasses, watches and backpacks. In case you didn’t find what you were looking for under the Christmas tree, now is your time to treat yourself!

Do you remember the wonderful impressions from the Winterhouse last week? Together with Liz & Christin Kaeber, Cita Maass, Lisa Marie Schiffner, Nadine Klein and Katharina Damm we visited a cozy chalet in Arabba, Italy. On the trip, not only pure relaxation awaited the Influencers, but also some exciting experiences.

We started with a hike through the snowy winter landscape of the Dolomites, followed by delicious dinner with fondue and wine. The evening ended with a classic movie night on the sofa. For a change, the next day we had a morning yoga session on the agenda, but also some action! – We invited the group to a unique adventure: A Helicopter flight over the Dolomites with probably one of the best views over the snowy mountain range. But the next few days also had a lot to offer. Whether touring through the wilderness with cute huskies or a well-deserved spa day – this trip had truly everything to offer. After our trip, the demand for the Winterhouse was so huge that we thought of something special for you! We’re giving away 4 nights at the gorgeous Winterhouse – travel, pocket money and Kapten & Son Travel Package included for you and 3 of your friends.

Here again in detail what you can win:

  • Stay at @cesa_del_louf from 14 to 17.01.2022 *
  • Travel including flights and own shuttle
  • 2000 € at your free disposal
  • 4 x KAPTEN & SON travel set with suitcase, wash bag and watch

Everything together worth €18,000 ❗️

What you need to do for it?

  1. Quickly head over to our Instagram account @kaptenandson, click on “Follow” if you haven’t already.
  1. In the comments to our giveaway post, tag 3 friends who you would like to join you.
  1. Finally, share the post in your Story. (Note, make sure your account is public or we won’t be able to see your entry).

And there you go; you’re entered the giveaway!

The giveaway ends on 05.12.2021 at 8 pm and already on Monday, 06.12.2021, the winner will be contacted via DM.

We keep our fingers crossed and wish the winners an unforgettable trip!

* If the Covid 19 situation causes difficulties for this date, other dates will be arranged with the winner and the chalet owners.

Unfortunately, we can only consider entries from the European continent for this raffle. You can also find all the terms and conditions for our raffles on our website at: https://kaptenandson.zendesk.com/hc/de/articles/360010604159-Allgemeine-Bedingungen.