Sandqvist is a Swedish brand founded in 2004 by an engineer – Anton Sandqvist. The story behind the brand is rather interesting, because Sandqvist started his business in the basement of his Stockholm flat. One day this avid enthusiast of traditional mechanics decided to change his life completely and went into fashion. Initially it was an experiment. With time, though, it turned out that combining his engineering experience with his personal interests and Scandinavian style was a genuine recipe for success.
Swedish vintage outdoor
Anton Sandqvist found inspiration in multiple sources. On the one hand, he drew on Swedish designers, such as Jan Wilsgaard – the chief designer at Volvo – and on the other hand, he found some inspiration in the military. He claims to have modelled certain motifs and solutions on those applied by the Swedish army. Nowadays the brand is a unique combination of Scandinavian outdoor with a touch of vintage style. It’s good to note that each products is made with modern, innovative materials.
The designs by the Swedish engineer may well be found at the Fashion Week or deep in the forest. And this is because of four reasons: minimalism, functionality, practical value and interesting design. Each product by Sandqvist is a unique combination of tradition and a vision of the future based on solid foundations.
A brand that makes the rules
Although the brand was founded by Anton Sandqvist, he was soon joined by his brother Daniel and his childhood friend Sebastian Westin. As the brand was becoming increasingly popular, it started opening more and more stores. At the moment there are as many as 600 all over the world.
In SneakerStudio we have backpacks and bumbags, which prove that Sandqvist not only moves with the times, but also makes its own rules. While adjusting to the needs of its clients, it strives for better quality and constantly improves the durability and functionality of its products, while the original design remains unchanged. In short, Sandqvist – take it or leave it.
Sandqvist - backpacks and bumbags for any occasion
One of the most popular products by this Swedish brand are various kinds of bags. Bumbags by Sandqvist are a wonderful combination of functionality and minimalist aesthetics. This makes them a practical accessory, which comes in handy in many situations. A bumbag can become your everyday companion, but it will also be useful when you’re on the road - these small bags will always hold your small essentials, such as a wallet, phone and keys.
A bumbag is just one product that Sandqvist is famous for. A backpack by this brand is yet another accessory you should consider. Each of these models features a unique retro design and is surprisingly functional. A backpack like this will look great at the university, in the office or during a weekend trip. Explore bags by Sandqvist in our online store!