Sprayground: Bags with Bite
With the high-street creating copies of two-tone backpacks, the time feels right to move on from the ubiquitous canvas bag with brown leather straps. It seems the problem with most bag ranges is that they all start to look very similar with just a woven label to differentiate.
American brand Sprayground is changing all that with their distinctive range of art-inspired baggage. With backpacks, weekenders, and iPad sleeves, all available in a range of great designs, including dripping gold paint, camo sharks, piles of cash, and many more unique prints, including a collaboration with Mishka.
Designer David Ben David, aka DBD, grew up in Miami painting, skating, surfing, and always on the go, packing his whole life in his backpack but all he could find were bags of the same old solid colors and shapes that had no appeal.
It made sense for him to develop his own art-inspired range of technically-designed and extremely functional bags, with strong attention paid to craftsmanship and quality materials.
With stores as diverse as Nordstrom, Digital Gravel, Patricia Field, and Kitson carrying the range in America, and spotted on numerous artists including Rihanna, the bags have wide appeal, from streetwear stores to fashion boutiques.
Sprayground bags are made from durable polyester fabric and feature a sleek construction with hidden features, such as velour laptop, tablet and sunglasses compartments, ergonomic padded back support, and stash pockets.
The range is currently available via their website, or if you’re in the UK, a few styles are currently available from Richmond Classics, but Sprayground are reaching out to potential stockists across the pond when they make their European tradeshow debut exclusively at Margin, the independent trade show exhibition in London for new brands.
Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002 and will be the only trade exhibition across Europe to see the range of bags in person.
Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the UK launching point of overseas brands such as Upper Playground, Diamond Supply Co, Stereo Sound Agency, Double Goose, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Nooka, Mimobots, Qwstion, Hixsept (now Etudes Studio), and many others, who all made their European or UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.