CRUMPLER Opens New Concept Store in the Philippines
Last Tuesday, I got invited to attend the launch of Crumpler‘s newest concept store in the country. It is located at 5th Floor, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall in EDSA, Mandaluyong. The store is quite unique with it’s funky interior design that is specially created for Crumpler by award-winning Australian architects Ryan Rusell and Byron George.
Event host, Drew Arellano
Crumpler is known for its colorful, stylish and functional bags that could last for years. It was started in 1992 by a young man named Stu Crumpler. Stu was an avid beer drinker and transporting cans of beer using his bike was slowly becoming a heavy chore. The first Crumpler bag was created for the sole purpose of being a beer container which worked quite well. Not soon after, Stu Crumpler’s highly durable “beer” bag caught the attention of a bike messenger company owned by Will Miller and Dave Roper who commissioned Stu Crumpler to reengineer the beer bag and make it into a backpack for their bike messengers. It was a complete success as the bags prived to be not only durable, but also practical and comfortable to use.
Crumpler Co-Owner, Mr. Dave Roper
Driven by a shared passion to create the best bags for bikers Stu, Will and Dave started their own business making and selling their own line of bags which was appropriately named “Crumpler”
Today, the Crumpler range has gone beyond bags for cycling to include professional camera/photography bags, laptop bags, luggages, casual bags, and even school bags. It has also grown a global cult following among adventurers, photographers, riders, designers, makers, thinkers, and doers.
Aside from Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Crumpler stores are also located at Bonifacio High Street, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia.
For more information you could check out Crumpler Philippines on Facebook and follow @CrumplerPH on Twitter.
Crumpler bags are exclusively distributed by Digits Trading Corporation.