Set all East versus West Coast rivalries aside for the Vans DQM General, a shop that blends DQM’s NYC street cred with Vans’ California surfer roots. The collaboration, which includes exclusive DQM for Vans products, is a natural pairing considering DQM has sold Vans streetwear and sneakers since opening in 2003. While DQM has long been a staple for skate gear and cool kicks, this is Vans’ debut retail space in Manhattan. Located in a 140-year-old building, the boutique looks raw with brick walls and concrete floors. Vintage tables display buys, such as Vans suede chukkas ($75) and leather-and-fabric wing-tip sneakers ($70). You’ll want to grab DQM bomber jackets with camouflage lining ($136).
|Venue name:||Vans DQM General||Contact:|
93 Grand St
|Cross street:||between Greene and Mercer Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St; 1 to Canal St|
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