The Vans Boutique store brings together a unique showcase of premium products and experiences from a beautiful location in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Steeped in history and culture, the area acts as the perfect back drop for the most pinnacle representation of our brand in Europe which will include a fully programmed activation space, supporting some of the most exciting up and coming artists and creatives connected to the city.

VANS STORE COVENT GARDEN

5-7 Neal St, London WC2H 9PR, UK

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is the acclaimed Shoreditch gallery and book store run by communications agency KesselsKramer. It’s aim: showcase the most exciting emerging artists, designers and photographers operating outside the traditional gallery & commercial sphere. KK Outlet hosted over 130 exhibitions, as well as workshops, talks, dinners and other special events. 32,750 beers were drunk during ten years of openings. Perhaps because of this, the Outlet grew to become a much loved East London institution. From October - December 2019, KK Outlet has taken up residency in VANS Covent Garden.

“With KK Outlet, we tried to nurture a vibrant creative community. It allowed many existing and emerging creatives of all different disciplines to showcase experimental and personal work to an audience outside of the commercial gallery environment. Watching creatives who had their first show at KK Outlet go on to bigger things has been one of the most rewarding parts of the decade we spent in Hoxton Square.”

Dave Bell
Creative partner, KesselsKramer, founder of KK Outlet

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LAUNCH EVENTSACTIVITIES

Vans x KK Outlet : Everyday Play Launch

  • October
  • 11th
  • FRIDAY
  • 5-8PM
  • FREE

Join us for the opening of the first Vans x KK Outlet basement takeover, Everyday Play. In this first of three shows from KK Outlet, eleven international artists and studios were asked: how can you make the common uncommon? Featuring artworks and installations inspired by everyday objects from Daniel Eatcock, Annegien van Doorn, Harry Grundy, We make Carpets, Dr Me, Put Put, Gab Bois, Helmut Smits, JAGO, Hannes Nienhueser with drinks from LoBros.

Everyday Play Collage DR. ME workshop

  • October
  • 12TH
  • saturday
  • 4-6PM
  • £5

Mancunian collage maestros DR. ME are inviting you to come and play with the everyday during a 2 hour collage workshop. The studio duo published the book Cut That Out – a collection of collage from the best designers in the world. They’ve also worked with The XX, Tate Modern and Stella McCartney. Now they’d like to work with you. Don't miss the opportunity to win your workshop free ticket available in store! only 6 available.. first come first served with any purchase! Only on Saturday October 12th.

LoveNSkate Screen Printing Workshop

  • October
  • 13TH
  • SUNDAY
  • 1-4PM
  • FREE

Drop-in for a Love N Skate t-shirt screen printing, where you’ll be able to print your very own limited edition Vans x KK Outlet Everyday Play t-shirt design.

EVERYDAY PLAY

  • MEAL TICKET
  • OCTOBER
  • 22ND
  • TUESDAY

Meal Ticket’s concept is very simple: 3 courses, 3 speakers, 1 big source of head and belly filling inspiration. Run by KK Outlet gallery for many years, Meal Ticket has always sought to pair up the best kitchens with the best artists. For Everyday Play, we are proud to welcome back the East London chefs from Rita’s Dining who hosted for us on our very last Meal Ticket at our Hoxton gallery. Two out of the three speakers are now confirmed: Harry Grundy & Daniel Eatock, who we’re lucky enough to have as part of the exhibition. Join us to hear about the method behind their making. Our 3rd ‘dessert’ speaker will be announced very soon. Bon appétit.

  • PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
  • OCTOBER
  • 26TH
  • SATURDAY

If you can stick a hole in it, you can take a photograph with it. To learn how to make a camera out of everyday objects, watch this space for more details soon. During this workshop participants will learn how to create pinhole cameras, repurposing and reusing items found in the everyday.