From Plymouth Rock to the White Mountains, New England embodies rich traditions, beautiful landscapes, and deep historical roots that make it one of the most unique and wonderful places in the world. Growing up here has been an incredible experience that we want to share with all of you. That’s why we founded Harborpoint, combining our love for apparel with our passion for all things New England. Harborpoint is our way of bringing the spirit of New England to all of you. We hope you enjoy the vibes as much as we do!
Daniel Van Auken
Growing up in New England, summers were spent on the beach, falls were spent under the leaves, and winters were spent surviving. I’ve always tried to wear clothes that embody the unique New England lifestyle. While there’s a lot of good stuff out there, so much of it is outdated, cheap quality, or way too colorful. Finally, I decided I might as well start making my own.
Having been born and raised in New England, the four seasons of this incredible place have shaped the way I view the world. Spending my summers boating and swimming in the Atlantic or local lakes, and my Indian summers among the pines, there is no shortage of adventure in the great northeast. The memories of days spent camping and living in the outdoors, combined with my love of well-tailored clothing, serve as my inspiration for the clothing that I present to you.
Ryan Van Auken
Growing up in New England for me meant new and distinct memories in each season. Whether the memories included brisk fall afternoons playing countless hours of football or enjoying warm summer days on Cranes Beach, growing up in New England is something I am very grateful for. I could not be more thrilled to be a part of a clothing company that embodies what making memories in New England is all about.
Between summers spent beachin’ on the Cape and winters spent skiing glades in New Hampshire, my greatest memories in life have been made in New England. New England represents a rich history, pride, and love for life that I cherish deeply. For me, founding Harborpoint is my way of expressing my love of all things New England and an opportunity to share that passion with you.
Originally a Toronto native, I have become very accustomed to the New England lifestyle after living here for the past 9 years. I love the changing seasons, passion for sports, and the culture as a whole. It feels like I have lived here my whole life. I am so grateful for all the memories that I have experienced in New England, as well as those to come. I am looking forward to the growth of Harborpoint, and hope that it can become another memorable symbol of New England.