Hidden in Boston's Back Bay behind the famous sliding-vending-machine-slash-entrance in a small, nondescript store is Bodega, the ultimate destination for stylish gentlemen in the know. Flashy sneakers, boldly printed shirts, and eye-catching works of art line the walls of this unexpectedly bright and spacious store. Most exciting of all, however, are the original collections and collaborations that Bodega produces for its customers to spot, admire, and, if they're lucky, get their hands on.
This season, Bodega has teamed up with Vans Vault to create a "Coming to America" collection, featuring the OG Authentic LX sneaker in three new colorways made of fabrics from different parts of Africa. Bright hues, tortoiseshell eyelets, and leather piping details make this collaboration yet another to add to Bodega's long line of creative successes.
Retailing for $110 per pair, "Coming to America" will be available in stores and online starting Saturday, June 22. For instagram-ers and loyal Bodega followers eager to get their hands on the shoes, snap a photo, tag Bodega and Vans, and include hashtags #BodegaFreebie and #ComingToAmericaPack in the caption. Four lucky winners will be getting good news in the days to come. In the mean time, flip through to see the collection in its entirety.