In 1973, the Vagabond brand was first founded in Sweden. Since the start, their vision has been to evolve into a global fashion brand within the footwear industry, designing for the fashion and quality-driven consumer.
During the ‘80s, their founders built up essential knowledge on the creation of shoes and started applying their design philosophy on-site, close to the best available artisans within shoemaking in Portugal and Italy. Starting solely as a men’s shoe brand, they consciously set out to extend into female footwear – resulting in a new line of unisex shoes and boots that revolutionized the Scandinavian market.
In the 90s, they kept exploring new markets, adding other iconic shoe styles to the collection, which remain essential archive references in today’s design process. The philosophy is simple; connecting the past and the present to create footwear honouring the brand's heritage.
Today, there are approximately 200 experienced individuals working from the head office in Varberg and around the world – all involved in the process of making impeccable quality shoes for the modern vagabond who cares about style and a sustainable way of life.