Vans has kicked off its UK retail transformation with the official opening of a brand new concept store in Covent Garden, central London. The store premises, which is part of The Mercers’ Company property estate, is located on Neal Street and is the first of its kind in Europe, spanning 4359sq ft across two floors. Footwear apparel and accessories are stocked in-store, including “Vault by Vans” and its latest collaboration with Vivienne Westwood. The concept store, designed by the Vans in-house team, pays tribute to the retailer’s creative expression featuring a dedicated activation space in the basement which will house installations, workshops and events. Read more at Retail Gazette.