Former Longhorn football player brings custom fashion to South Congress

Following the start of his esports group, Players 1st, a former Texas Longhorn and NFL participant enters the style entire world.

AUSTIN, Texas — Konnect, a new trend boutique, has opened its doorways in the vicinity of the South Congress searching district.

The boutique is brought to Austin by Kenny Vaccaro, co-founder of Players Initially, an esports corporation. Vaccaro opened up Konnect with partners, which include area entrepreneurs Gino Silvas, Will Harper, Jake White and Rafael Mercardo.

The previous Texas Longhorn and NFL player is now welcoming people to browse the new store, which functions a range of designer collections. 

Konnect will rotate designer various manufacturers wherever company will be ready to look through a choice of sneakers, apparel, classic tees, hats, accessories and extra. The room will offer guests the opportunity to obtain several designers in 1 locale with a choice of attire for sale together with the subsequent brands: Louis Vuitton, Dior, OFF-WHITE, Anxiety of God, Amiri, Rhude, Just Don and many additional. 

Sneakers for sale involve Jordans, Nike Dunks and OFF-WHITE collabs, ranges of Travis Scott sneaker collabs, Yeezy’s and far more limited-edition footwear. In addition, Vaccaro will be planning tailor made apparel for Konnect and the Kollective known as the “By Kenny” line. Lovers of Avid gamers Very first will also now be capable to find branded goods and characterize Austin’s esports group.

Inspired by a lifelong interest in fashion, Konnect is a retail outlet Vaccaro claims he wishes men, girls and children to know you can find one thing for anyone.

Vaccaro stated he grew up generally loving trend and placing items collectively but he didn’t have the money to pay for it. Now with the opening of Konnect, he desires to bring a exclusive twist of manner to Austin buyers.

“I want this to be an expertise. I want it to be exclusive, to be curated. I want it to be substantial-end, but not bougie. We want to deal with everyone with regard and hold that value large, but at the exact same time, keep a selected brand name integrity degree,” mentioned Vaccaro.  

Konnect is component of the 22,000-sq.-foot fitness center, the Kollective, and the 5,000-sq.-foot, recently updated Players Very first facility. 

“Fashion has always coincided with my enjoy for each gaming and football, considering the fact that these industries are all interconnected. I’m excited to introduce Austin to the designer put on that I’ve often been a fan of and provide buyers a person position to explore a assortment of luxury brands,” stated Vaccaro. 

Konnect functions a custom made, hand-painted sign by Andrew Manning, a area artist who employs common techniques such as hand lettering, glass gliding and personalized mural portray. Konnect will develop shopping options close to South Congress and sign up for other substantial-conclusion retail neighbors.

Konnect is found at 200 Academy Travel and is open up from Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with on-line purchasing.

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