April 12 marks the U.K.’s reopening of restaurants, hairdressers, and non-essential shops, and one imprint that’s celebrating the occasion (in style as per usual) is Dover Street Market. Alongside its in-store activations, exclusive collection launches, and a new display of installations, comes DSM’s latest collaboration with Vans, this time around taking on the UA OG Classic Slip-On LX and the Authentic LX.
Just like the much-loved Old Skool (which has also been restocked for the re-opening of the store), the Slip-On and Authentic feature a classic Vans black-and-white checkerboard canvas upper decorated with DSM logos all around. The logo is the same as the one you’ll find throughout DSM’s branding, displaying its moniker in a black house.
If you look closely, you’ll notice how these branded houses actually form some of the black squares on the checkered print, giving the design contrast and more shape than just squares. Pairs such as the Authentic LX are fitted with lush suede on the heel, while all designs are finished with Vans’ signature “Off The Wall” license plate on the heel and more branding on the half-leather insoles.
Take a look at the Dover Street Market x Vans drop above, and shop all three styles on Dover Street Market’s website or in-store now. Pricing ranges from £75 GBP to £80 GBP (approx. $103 USD — $110 USD).
For those looking to round out today’s shopping trip with some good food, here are London’s best independent restaurants that are offering outside seating from today.