YKRA started out from our workshop in the basement of a bar in Budapest’s in 2011. A love for hiking, and the mountaineering gear of the 70’s was our motivation to create colorful, vintage style backpacks, that don’t just look good but are also functional for everyday use.
We worked away into the night on our industrial sewing machine, to the sound of the party above our head, with a steady stream of friends coming down to cheer us on. It was like a VIP. It was great times.
The backpacks were picked up by some of the coolest stores in the world, like Merci, and Le Bon Marché in Paris, the Selfridges in London, and the Voo Store in Berlin amongst many more, and we collaborated with some incredible fashion designers like Hernik Vibskov.
We’ve left the basement behind, and have grown into a successful independent family business, with great retailers worldwide and more than 10.000 happy customers to date.