Friday, April 17, 2009

the new status symbol







According to the New York Times last Friday, the new status symbol in transportation is not  a Range Rover or another gas guzzling luxury ride...  Rather it is the classic "glossy black Dutch bicycle," which has not changed design since WWII it has been showing up in the windows of clothing stores such as Club Monaco this season, it comes with fenders, a chain guard, a generator and a rack so you don't have to worry about getting grimy on your way to work in a suit. They even posted a slide show for men on what to wear while riding one of these bicycles. I decided I would find some pictures to inspire us girls to get on a bike and ride to work while wearing high heels, carrying a purse and talking on a cell phone. After doing some research on Dutch bicycles and others that I think are Beans and Mango worthy, I came across a company called Velorbis. They have the coolest bikes I have ever seen so I decided to dedicate this entry  to them and I think you will agree with me. Velorbis ladies bikes feature skirts guards, wicker baskets to hold your pocketbook, you can purchase a strap on leather carrying case to hold any extra baggage, some of the models come standard with balloon tires which makes your bike feel more like a Bentley, also standard is the Brooks Saddle a classic leather handmade seat which is a must have accessory for any fashion forward bicycle. I am not able to find pricing as of now.. I am not sure if you can even buy them in the US but I am getting to the bottom of it and I will keep you posted. Please comment if you have any questions on these bikes. Let me know if you want more info on other bikes such as the Electra townie, or the Electra Amsterdam. 
 

3 comments:

twobewed said...

I can totaly imagine you sporting one of these!! enjoying your blog!

jhe055 said...

very cool. the bianchi pista is a cool bike too if you are into the fixed gear thing...

KatieFineDesign said...

I have a very similar one Natalie. Check out the townie electra its amazing.