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ROWDY is a Cape Town-based leather bag company established in 2012 originally built on providing beautiful and affordable (now award-winning) leather rucksacks to local students.


With nine years of experience in the bag and coupled with the focused vision of owner and director, Adam Young, ROWDY Bags’ mission has evolved to make a refined range of practically designed, quality leather bags and accessories that encourage thoughtful consumption while empowering our talented machinists who hand-make each and every piece.


Using premium grade, free-range and full-grain aniline and nubuck leather cowhide sourced from our specialist tannery in Namibia, ROWDY combines classic silhouettes to create internationally acclaimed, stylishly durable investment pieces to cherish for years to come.


With a collection of 14 timeless, unisex leather bag designs available in 9 different shades stand out with the Duffel and Rucksack - perfect for a weekend getaway; pack your day-to-day tasks in our on-the-go Sling and Tote bags; and complete your ROWDY look with essential leather accessories like our Travel Pouch and Sunglasses Sleeve from our Smalls Collection. Prices range from R195 to R3295.  Shop the full collection online or in-store at the Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town; 44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg; and the Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Ballito.


If you’re a fan of ROWDY BAGS, you buy with a conscience and resonate with our values of respecting everyone’s individuality while working for the greater good in one’s community. ROWDY is for the independent thinker, the creator, the adventurer, the dreamer. ROWDY is for anyone who isn’t afraid of swimming upstream. For anyone like you.


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We're here to help, give us a call or send an email and we'll be happy to help!
Tel: 021 447 8194
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