Monday, June 09, 2008

Bicycle, Bicycle: You are My Bicycle Bag

So, I recently got a bicycle. And it has kinda changed my life. Now I can zoom around Brooklyn so easily and quickly, with the wind in my hair and the burn in my thighs. And it's a step-through frame, which means I can wear cute dresses and not flash the world as I mount (ahem) my awesome bike. However, it does present a particular fashion challenge, which is this: The bike bag. It has to be a cross-body/messenger style, big enough to fit a U-lock (until I get an attachment so I can hook it to the bike while I'm riding), and, of course, cute. So I've been looking around, and here's what I've realized: Most messenger bags are profoundly uncute. Yet I managed to find a couple of good 'uns:



Of course, the best and most unique stuff is on Etsy. I'm loving Ouno's white reclaimed leather bag, $230.



I also like madebycate's recycled-leather messenger bag, $185.



Juliana Jabour Bosla satchel, $548.10. Nice, but no chance.

Here's what I actually bought:



Vero Vintage's brown leather messenger bag with tree print, $22. A little small but totally me. And...



Deux Lux pintuck satchel, $68. Adjustable cross-body strap AND regular shoulder straps, tons of room, and interesting details? Sold.

6 comments:

niki said...

I've been looking for a cute bag to wear while biking too! I usually end up with a heavy purse on shoulder and feeling like I'm going to topple to the side. I love the brown bag you;ve picked.

WendyB said...

The white bag is really nice. But imagine what would happen to it if you tumbled off your bike.

Sal said...

Those Etsy selex are delightful! Gotta put in a plug for a good bike basket, tho. Mine is plastic-coated wire, detaches from my bike so I can tote it around on its own, and fits a change of clothes, lunch, and wallet with room to spare. Plus it doesn't monkey with my already questionable sense of balance. ;)

Pamcasso said...

I really like the first one, although I worry about buying it in white:)

Kyutie said...

I love the red heals and black dress


Kyutie

ambika said...

These are all really cool. I especially love the white one.

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