A Closer Look: Pretty, Pretty, Bike Pretty Satchel

13 Jun

Nothing completes (or destroys) an outfit quite like a handbag, and it’s a surprise any of them hold up to the challenge. They’re tasked with carrying so much: wallet, sunglasses, mobile phones, keys, lipstick, hairbrush, and to do it in style. Throw in the added challenge of attaching to a bike and the pickings are slim indeed.

So when a new bike-friendly bag comes along, it’s worth a closer look. And I was lucky enough to catch Melissa with her new Bike Pretty Satchel at the Pedal Power exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum.

Bike Pretty Bag  Portrait

Drawing from her experience working in the handbag industry in Italy as well as her experience as a fashion-forward cyclist, Melissa designed the Bike Pretty Satchel herself. In the case of this particular one, sewed it herself. The result is a fine leather bag with finishing touches like high quality clasps and reflective materials.

If you’re not up for the challenge of designing your own bag, the good news is that the Bike Pretty Satchel is now available for purchase on the Bike Pretty store on Etsy. If you’re interested, don’t wait. The model in deep burgundy red has already sold out. And you know better than to pass up a chance for a perfect bag.


Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Cycle Fashions


4 responses to “A Closer Look: Pretty, Pretty, Bike Pretty Satchel

  1. Bike Pretty (@BikePretty)

    June 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature, Janet! This was such an unexpected and touching surprise. It really means a lot to me.

  2. labicichica

    June 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Very snappy. Love the fusion of good looks with good design.

  3. matt

    June 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    And now I’d like to know more about the boots.


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