Catherine Baba is as well-known for her preferred mode of transport as she is for her eclectic outfits. The Paris-based stylist travels à bicyclette to runway shows, most notably while wearing vertiginous heels. Baba’s bike style may be aspirational to some, but for those who want to make it from point A to point B without too many bells and whistles, a selection of fun, functional cycling accoutrements are available. Calgary-based designer Lara Presber has created a limited-edition watercolour print for her clever cycling skirt design that will look très chic on a set of wheels; ditto for Guild Eyewear’s outsized tortoise-shell sunnies. For a trip that takes you into twilight hours, Bench’s backpack has a reflective panel to boost your visibility on the road. And you can ensure a refreshed arrival at your destination thanks to Consonant Skincare’s new dealkalizing deodorant, which is aluminium-free, for no-sweat cruising in style.
May 28th Watches seat cover, $16 through etsy.com.
Watercolour cycling skirt, $125 through commute.larapresber.com.
Verbena Refreshing Towelettes, $10 at L’Occitane En Province.
Nantucket Cruiser D-Shape bike basket, $60 (U.S.) through bikesomewhere.com.
MJs Hacienda sunglasses, $175 through guildeyewear.com.
Fizik cycling shoes, $205 at MEC.
Dealkalizing deodorant, $12 through consonantskincare.com.
Bingam backpack, $89 through bench.ca.
Kask Rapido helmet, $109.99 at Sporting Life.
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