What I Wore: Commuter Jeans from Levi’s

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Over the past few years Levi’s has offered bike friendly clothes for men – from jeans with U-lock storage on the waistband to tops with greater mobility. Hey, Levis! What about the ladies?  Well, they heard us.  Recently, Levi’s launched a similar line of bike friendly apparel for women by offering jeans, shorts, tops and jackets designed for the everyday bike commuter.

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I had the opportunity to try out the new skinny bike friendly jeans this past week. With thoughts of warm, spring rides on my mind, I slipped on the skinny women’s commuter jeans in baby blue.  Right away, I noticed the high waist that was pretty flattering. But I also noticed that the fabric (60% Cotton, 30% Other Fibres, 8% Polyester, 2% Elastane) was a little on the thin side, which made panty lines pretty apparent. The jeans also had deep back pockets that’ll keep your keys or lipstick from slipping out mid-ride.  Overall, the pants had a nicely tailored fit that was flattering on my curvy shape. I rolled up the cuff to expose the reflective seam detail which will come in really handy to increase visibility at night.  Not to mention, I thought that little detail looked pretty cute with my wood Hasbeen sandals during the day.

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Bike Style: 6 Rain Capes For Spring Bike Riding

It’s raining. It’s pouring. (and possibly snowing?) So forget juvenile, patterned rain boots, drugstore umbrellas, and your high school windbreaker. We’ve got just the right rain bike capes for spring bike riding that will stand up to the drizzle, and have got such great looks that you’ll be checking weather underground in hopes of seeing more chances of thunderstorms.

1.  Plaid Bike Rain Cape with 3M reflective piping for $250: TF Green is a traditional green Glen plaid with sharp 3M reflective piping. It is made of strong, waterproof (10K mm) microfiber with reliable Uretek zippers. Magnetic closures snap shut at armholes. Elastic thumb loops keep bike riders dry and secure. Classic look that’s built for performance from Cleverhood.

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2. La Maitresse for $230.00: A fully-lined raincoat to wear when the skies look threatening and you plan to bike.  The silhouette is long and lean to flatter your figure and keep your legs dry. Ruching on the back and a slightly tailored waist add a distinctively feminine touch.  The gently sloping hood is roomy enough for any hairstyle. The visor keeps your mascara from running in the rain while biking.

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3. Otto London Denim Bike Cape for $120: The Limited Edition Denim Urban Poncho by Otto London is a mastery of original cycling style. The outer and inner taped seams and lightweight cotton lining means the poncho acts as a cool jacket for warmer days, and once treated with waterproof wax it’s as watertight as its Urban Poncho companions.

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4. Waxed Cotton Cape for $130: Handmade in London from British medium-weight waxed cotton, this is cycling wear from the old-school. Unisex and in one-size-fits-all. It’s water-resistant, elegant and looks fab with boots, skinny jeans or leggings. Wear it on bike, on the street or to a festival. Bobbin_Bicycles_Waxed_Rain_Cape

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5. Red Rainproof Bike Cape for $40: An irresistibly cute bike poncho, Red Riding Hood style. Don’t let the unexpected rain stop you from cycling on. Rolled, it’s small enough to fit in your bike bag or basket.

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6. Como Bicycle Rain Cape for $12.00: Hooded raincoat, water resistant and protects your body from rain. Lightweight and easy to carry, one size fits most.The kick pleat neck with one button closure. A major bonus for keeping your hands and bum try.

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11 Biking Ladies Street Style Wearing Green for St Pat’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.  To honor the patron saint of Ireland, we pulled together 11 stylish ladies street style wearing green on and off their bicycles. Enjoy and don’t drink too much green beer today!

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Trend Alert: Denim Is The Fabric For Spring Cycling

Denim.  It’s hot on the runways of Milan and New York this season, and it’s time to incorporate it into your bicycling repertoire.  From shoes, to saddles, to wind-breaking, rain-shedding bike capes (a perfect defense from the lion-come-lamb transformations of March and showers of April).

Enjoy these favorite picks of denim accessories and fashions we’ve love this season, and let us know your personal favorites on or off this list.  We’d love to hear how you’re incorporating denim into your wardrobe this season.

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Faux Denim Hand-Painted Bike Helmet  Wayfarer Light-Blue Denim Sunglasses 

Otto London Bike Cape Hightop denim sneakers  Lyocell Denim Shirt

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Q&A: What type of bike basket fits my handlebars?

We get lots of calls and emails asking us about our favorite products, must have bikes and tips. Our last email was from a fellow cyclist Shannon of Boulder Colorado who asked us “What type of bike basket fits my handlebars.” Shannon recently purchased a Bobbin Birdie bicycle in the color mushroom.

Well, Shannon we recommend the Peterboro black woven bike basket not only for it’s durability but the shape fits perfectly between the handlebars. Also, bike basket is stained black and looks chic and relaxed on this cruiser style handlebars. Have a question too? Email us at hello@eleanorsnyc.com and we would be happy to help! Keep on stylin’!

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One Day Only: 20% off Cute Bike Accessories

Spring Cleaning.  
For today only, take 20% your purchase.

Spring is almost here (we hope?), and we need to make room for our fresh new bike accessories for the 2015 season.  Take advantage of this once a year spring cleaning.

SHOP NOW and use coupon code “SPRING2015″ to get your 20% off.*

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*Coupon code is only valid one per customer and not valid on previous purchases. US customers only.

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