cycling in new york city: it’s in the bag

forever 21 totes

We couldn’t help noticing that Forever 21’s cute spring tote series rocks bicycles on the Paris bag (left), but not on the NYC version. OK, it’s the Vélib’, the famous bike share system of Paris, we get it! But for the record: NYC has 400-plus miles of on-street bicycle lanes, more than any other U.S. city, according to the latest report by the Alliance for Biking and Walking. And a new bike share system, planned for debut later this year, will be this nation’s largest. So here’s our prediction: Some day soon — tout de suite! — bicycles will join taxis and hotdogs (above right) as classic symbols of this town.

Forever 21, Paris and New York Shopper’s Totes, $1.50

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