Nikki Reed got into the holiday spirit working a dark green Rachel Zoe riding coat ($347, originally $495) with AG Adriano Goldschmied ankle-zip denim ($225) while arriving at LAX airport. The actress layered her jacket over a striped Pencey tee, then topped her travel look with black Western ankle boots, a black CC Skye messenger bag ($695), and a brown fedora. Score Nikki's exact blazer, denim, and bag to pair with a striped top and ankle boots to mimic her cozy style or layer her cheery coat over a black sequin dress for cocktails with the girls.
Taylor Swift arrived at the airport in Sydney to catch a flight back to LA looking preppy-slash-cool in a striped button-down blouse and cognac cropped skinny jeans. The singer finished off her travel ensemble via two-toned oxfords, black Ray-Ban Wayfarers ($150), and her go-to brown Beara Beara messenger bag. Taylor's outfit is the perfect way to dabble with the preppy look without going overboard. Just pair a striped blouse with cropped jeans, oxfords, and a leather messenger bag. Shop similar pieces below, including these 7 For All Mankind jeans ($118, originally $169), to get started.
Cheerio, cycling chaps! Chrome Industries introduced a new city series, giving two of their most popular bags a makeover that embodies that culture of the selected city. With London as the first destination, the Citizen messenger bag ($160) and Yalta backpack ($140) are updated to reflect the "punk, bikes, royalty and tweed" of the British capital.
The traditional exterior fabric of each bag is replaced with a double-coated herringbone tweed outer shell and nubuck leather panel. The interior fabric sports a cheeky Victorian cycling print from wallpaper producer Flavor Paper. Both bags boast plenty of room for laptop storage; and, the Yalta features side access to get gadgets in a flash. Look out for more cities to receive the Chrome treatment in 2012; but, we can think of no better combination than bikes and tweed.
With a few exceptions, one of the biggest problems cycling presents is how to carry all that stuff. This is especially true for urban commuters — even the best no-handed rider can't balance a wallet, laptop, and a packed lunch during their ride! While it may seem like any messenger-like bag will do, it's simply not true. When shopping for the perfect bike bag, look for one that's durable, will hold up against the elements, and also fits your body comfortably. Don't forget about all the stuff you'll be carrying either — extra pockets, zippers, and straps really make a world of difference.
Keep reading to see our picks for some of the most stylish, yet practical, bags to use during your bike commute!
The book bag has come a long way since the days of your trusty old Jansport backpack (which we still love). Now there are a slew of styles to hold not just your books, but all your techy goods, too. We rounded up our favorite messenger bags, backpacks, and totes for a collection that's sure to please every campus personality. Click the slideshow to see (and shop) our top picks and start getting excited for back to school!
Being the bike enthusiast that I am, I was excited to check out the new Timbuk2 offices in San Francisco. Best known for its messenger bags, the Timbuk2 line has grown over the years to include backpacks, totes, and tech cases to suit the changing needs of its customers. While there I met the company's new CEO — by way of Mountain Hardware — Mike Wallenfels, previewed the Fall 2010 line, and got to see exactly how a custom bag gets made. Here's a small look at my day.
You know what it means when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming — Spring! Time to revel in the warm weather. The recent bout of sunshine made me realize it's time for a new pair of sunnies; aviators, to be exact. I asked you to help me find a no-fuss outfit for my sunglasses adventure.
I started you off with this Alexander McQueen Messenger Bag ($1,241) because it's hands-free and drop-dead gorgeous. Let's see the top three looks!
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You know me, I am always on the hunt for a good gym bag. It's hard to find one that is cute and slim, yet is capable of holding all my gear.
The Sherpani Flora Major messenger bag ($69.95) has a big main pocket large enough for gym clothes, shoes, toiletries and all the other extras you bring with you. The best part? The bag has a wet pocket for your swimsuit or sweaty clothes that need to be quarantined. There is also a key fob, adjustable yoga mat straps, cell phone pocket and external water bottle pockets. The removable waist strap keeps your larger load from shifting when you're commuting by bike (or running for the bus).
The bag is cute enough that you won't be embarrassed to tote (no pun intended) it around and there are many colors to choose from. Buy it on Sherpani.com.