From Anhui, Rinko is a writer of pop music who is based here in Beijing. She is a lover of all things Japanese, from style to the language. She spent a half-year in Tokyo studying composition. Rinko is also the girlfriend of Ali Nosrati, founder and owner of the dowdy fourhundred. Next Thursday at Punk Bar in the basement of Opposite House, the dowdy fourhundred leather bags will be on display during a pretentious and decadent party that I am helping host.
Ali Nosrati just got a new dog that he named Ikea. Ali is from Sweden, so the name is appropriate. I met Ali at the opening party for a new Guess party last year. I was very interested in the high quality bags and wallets that his brand, dowdy fourhundred, is offering.
This particularly dowdy fourhundred bag – is it a backpack or a messenger bag? – has apparently captured the imagination of Japanese buyers. At the moment, Senli and Frye is the exclusive distributor for the brand in China. Contact me if you would like further information.
Ali and his partner, Jesper, have also started a brand focused on canvas bags called TD. Immortali, focused on the needs of the modern man. I hope that Senli and Frye will be able to offer this line in the near future as well.
Also, check out Ali’s new bag blog, the Dowdy Story.