by carrissa johnson:)

What is Vans?

Vans is a company that sells shoes, t-shirts, hoodies, socks, hats, and backpacks. Two benefits of Vans is that the store actually goes and on tour and they also have local state parks.
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Company History

It's based in California. Brothers, Paul Van Doren, James Van Doren, then friends, Gordon Lee, and Serge D'Elia opened the first Vans store under the name The Van Doren Rubber Company. Then they had a Vans skateboarding team and the store had worldwide success.
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Facts about the company

  • It started off as a rubber company.
  • The shoes started off as numbers for styles, not names.
  • They didn't start as skateboarder shoes.
  • The company went bankrupt in the early eighties.

Would I invest in Vans?

Omg of course I would. It is my absolute favorite shoe store, and plus their clothes are super cute.