Former Longhorn soccer player provides custom made trend to South Congress

Pursuing the start of his esports group, Avid gamers 1st, a previous Texas Longhorn and NFL player enters the trend globe.

AUSTIN, Texas — Konnect, a new vogue boutique, has opened its doors in the vicinity of the South Congress shopping district.

The boutique is introduced to Austin by Kenny Vaccaro, co-founder of Players Initially, an esports firm. Vaccaro opened up Konnect with companions, like area business people Gino Silvas, Will Harper, Jake White and Rafael Mercardo.

The previous Texas Longhorn and NFL participant is now welcoming people to look through the new store, which characteristics a wide variety of designer collections. 

Konnect will rotate designer a number of makes the place company will be equipped to search a collection of sneakers, clothing, classic tees, hats, add-ons and far more. The house will provide visitors the chance to come across several designers in one particular site with a assortment of attire for sale including the subsequent models: Louis Vuitton, Dior, OFF-WHITE, Panic of God, Amiri, Rhude, Just Don and quite a few more. 

Shoes for sale consist of Jordans, Nike Dunks and OFF-WHITE collabs, ranges of Travis Scott sneaker collabs, Yeezys and far more constrained-version footwear. In addition, Vaccaro will be coming up with custom made attire for Konnect and the Kollective named the “By Kenny” line. Fans of Gamers 1st will also now be able to find branded goods and represent Austin’s esports corporation.

Inspired by a lifelong curiosity in style, Konnect is a shop Vaccaro suggests he would like gentlemen, women and little ones to know you can find one thing for all people.

Vaccaro mentioned he grew up constantly loving style and putting pieces together but he did not have the funds to pay for it. Now, with the opening of Konnect, he wants to bring a exclusive twist of style to Austin consumers.

“I want this to be an working experience. I want it to be special, to be curated. I want it to be substantial-conclusion, but not bougie. We want to handle everyone with regard and hold that benefit superior, but at the same time maintain a particular manufacturer integrity amount,” explained Vaccaro.  

Konnect is part of the 22,000-sq.-foot health and fitness center, the Kollective, and the 5,000-square-foot, freshly up-to-date Gamers Initially facility. 

“Fashion has usually coincided with my love for equally gaming and football, since these industries are all interconnected. I’m psyched to introduce Austin to the designer wear that I’ve normally been a supporter of and supply buyers one particular position to take a look at a wide variety of luxurious manufacturers,” mentioned Vaccaro. 

Konnect functions a customized, hand-painted indication by Andrew Manning, a local artist who uses standard procedures like hand lettering, glass gliding and personalized mural portray. Konnect will grow procuring alternatives about South Congress and sign up for other large-conclude retail neighbors.

Konnect is found at 200 Academy Generate and is open up from Monday by means of Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with on line browsing.

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