What happens when the trends of going local, being green and having a slightly geek chic look all coincide at once? Why, riding bikes becomes the creme de la cool of course! Bikes have been all the rage over the past few years. Whether you live in a giant metropolis and brave the commute alongside bike messengers and taxis or take a daily cruise along a much quieter beach path, having a bike is now an ubiquitous must.
Among our favorite trends in the bike world are the convenient, yet ridiculous bike concierges that can be found at certain LA farmer’s markets – what better excuse to style up your own two-wheeled wonder! As the weather heats up, even those who’d normally drive their car to the mailbox may decide to break out the beach cruiser and enjoy a ride. Here we suggest a few small additions to amp up your own bicycle’s style IQ.
- For Picnicking: Swedish Bicycle Basket
Despite it's traditional lace design these unique handle bar baskets from Poketo have a modern feel and come with a leather strap for easy carrying. It will carry all the essentials for a perfect picnic and instantly turns into a picnic table when turned upside down!$79.00
- For The Bike Commuter: Public Farmer's Market Twin Panniers
For the rider that wishes their Shwinn were really a Harley, we love the double pocketed storage of this twin pannier. Thrown over the back wheel, it is both practical and almost motorcycle like! If you're a bike commuter, this bag could be infinitely useful with enough room for files and day bag.$80.00
- For The Farmer's Market: Brooks Hoxton Wire Basket
Add a little old-fashioned English styling, perfect for blending in with the serious half of the farmer's market crowd. Your heirloom tomatoes and foraged mushrooms will look even more legitimate in this detachable hand-crafted steel and wood basket.$140.00