5 gorgeous bikes that chic, urban women will want to unwrap


Thinking of adding a set of wheels to your holiday wish list?

We surveyed the cycling scene and found five gorgeous, of-the-moment bikes seemingly tailor-made just for chic, urban women. (Not bike messengers.)

So there’s one to match your style, we picked styles that range from classic chic to retro cool, and reflecting all budgets. The only thing we can’t do is prevent you from staring longingly at your new bike as snow piles up on the sidewalk.

A bonus for the person gifting the bike? Forget gift wrapping—all you’ll need is a really big bow. —Lisa Elaine Held

(Photo: Linus)


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The Classic Chic

Pure City Cycles Clifton

This matte black classic ride will look stylish with whatever you’re wearing, and it’s a great commuter bike for city riders. www.purecitycycles.com, $499

(Photo: Pure City Cycles)


The Pretty Cruiser

Linus Dutchi 3

Pedal to the farmers market and Sunday brunch on this more casual, classic Dutch bike, currently offered in limited edition colors—a pretty coral (pictured) and eye-catching turquoise. www.linusbike.com, $675

(Photo: Linus)


The Retro Rider

Schwinn Cream 1

A shiny red frame and black-and-white seat may remind you of a bike Santa brought when you were a kid, and it’ll be super fun to ride now. www.schwinnbikes.com, $550

(Photo: Schwinn)


The Sophisticated Splurge

Shinola Bixby

Detroit-based Shinola is known for its high-quality, American-made products (watches and bikes, mostly), and this timeless ride is no exception. (Just be sure to lock it up well!) www.shinola.com, $1,950

(Photo: Shinola)


The Playful Pick

Bobbin Birdie 2014

Perfect for both fall pedaling to the Brooklyn Flea or shore-side riding in Montauk come summer, the Birdie is the beloved UK brand’s most popular bike—and it comes in a slew of pretty, playful colors. www.wiggle.com, $546

(Photo: Bobbin)


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