Personally, I think Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meister) has adorable taste, so when she was riding about the Hamptons in the first few episodes of Gossip Girl this season, I wanted a retro style bike too. Even though I had not ridden a bike in at least 10 years.
The first thought was to forget about the Chanel bike, even with its quilted detail and fabulous double-C logos it does set you back over $10,000 – who could you beg, borrow or plead with to buy it for you as a Christmas present? Not many people. Anyway it’s not even the bike that Blair rode in Gossip Girl – she rode around in a Cynthia Rowley Beach Cruiser bicycle with a little straw basket attached to the front.
A limited edition bike, the Beach Cruiser is customized with a CR-designed floral print in light blue and yellow on the frame and was also seen on the runway in an array of pastel colours. To purchase, you’ll have to pop on to the Cynthia Rowley website and pre-order now ahead of its January 2009 release.
If the Cynthia Rowley bicycle is a little out of your budget, GAP has a Holiday Cruiser for adults and children designed exclusively by Electra Bicycle Company with GAP’s signature argyle pattern on the aluminum frame. This bike will set you back $499 with the children’s holiday cruiser $299.
So what are you asking for this Christmas?