Muggles, wizards and magic lovers of all sorts! Get your wallets ready, because Vans has just unveiled their entire, massive Harry Potter collection and it's all on sale now. We first learned that the iconic clothing company had partnered to bring J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World to a piece of clothing near you back in April. At the time, virtually no details were revealed, yet fans were still very eager to find out what was coming down the pipeline. Now, it's here and there is an awful lot to take in.
The Vans Harry Potter collection includes selections themed around all four of the houses from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. So be it a member of Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, Vans has you covered. Outside of the shoes, there are several different backpacks, tops and hats decked out in various Harry Potter imagery. One particularly interesting item is a pair of shoes featuring newsprint from The Daily Prophet. Vans had this to say about the collection in a statement.
"The footwear, named and styled after each house from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, will feature four exclusive colorways in Vans' classic silhouettes, a Sk8-Hi for Gryffindor, an Era for Slytherin, Authentic for Ravenclaw and the Classic Slip-On for Hufflepuff."
As far as pricing goes, the top-end products, such as the Harry Potter Sk8-Hi shoes, are going for $80. Those who want to spend a little less can scoop up a pair of socks for $15. From there, it varies wildly from item-to-item in between that range. It really comes down to what fans are willing to shell out because Potterheads could easily go broke on this. Given the excitement that the initial tease in April conjured, it's fairly safe to say Vans did not disappoint.
This is far from the first time Vans has collaborated with a major pop culture brand over the years. With that, it's actually pretty hard to imagine that it's taken this long for them to team up with J.K. Rowling to bring her beloved brand of magic to their brand. The apparel company had brought various Star Wars themed items to shelves over the years. They've also worked with Marvel on a few occasions. More recently, they paid tribute to some legendary musicians with items inspired by the likes of David Bowie and Led Zeppelin, both of which were launched earlier this year.
Since the debut of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 1997, J.K. Rowling's books have sold more than half a billion copies worldwide. They also went on to inspire one of the most successful movie franchises in history. Warner Bros. is currently in the middle of the spin-off movie series, Fantastic Beasts, which will release a third entry in November 2021. The Vans Harry Potter collection is currently available in the U.S. and Europe. Many items from the collection are available at Journeys and HBX. Those who want to shop online can check out all of the items over on Vans.com