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Rowdy Bags

Rowdy was started by designer Nick Meinert, after his search for the perfect backpack was fruitless. He saw that many others shared in his frustration, and so the idea was developed. Nick, a first year university student at the University of Cape Town, has an eye for aesthetics, and a love for all that is visually appealing. Starting with just one design, that of the ‘Classic Rowdy Rucksack’, selling on Saturdays at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, the brand evolved quickly through the enthusiasm and support of its customers. The brand's style was built on the foundation of simplicity, authenticity and visual pleasure. Everything designed or added to the range is based on these basic principles. Rowdy continues to sell at the Old Biscuit Mill's Neighbourgoods Market, as well as many boutiques in central Cape Town, and the brand recently launched their new Summer collection on 36Boutiques. Prices start at R650. For more details contact Nick Meinert on or visit Rowdy Bags can also be found at the Neighbourgoods Market, every Saturday between 09h00 and 14h00, at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town. Text: Monde Mtsi