Saint Laurent, Jacquemus… : the luxury bike, the most hype means of transport ?


Saddle up for a luxury ride! After Louis Vuitton this summer, which unveiled its collaboration with Maison Tamboite, an artisanal bicycle manufacturer established in Paris since 1912, it’s now the turn of other houses to give a look to cyclists: Stella McCartney, Jacquemus, Saint Laurent… However, pedaling in style has a cost. And not the least.

Hold your breath. For the modest sum of 22,000 euros, the house of Louis Vuitton presents at the end of August 2021 its bike that brings together its incomparable know-how in leather goods with that of the emblematic House Tamboite. Its vintage aesthetic, its elegant monogram and its adorable luggage carrier are clearly enough to motivate us to wander around the city. Its price? A little less. It must be said that Maison Tamboite, a Parisian institution of made-to-measure bicycles founded in 1912, counted among its clients illustrious personalities such as Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker and Marlene Dietrich.

In November, Stella McCartney, the queen of green fashion and a cycling enthusiast, unveiled a series of 18 custom bikes in collaboration with Cannondale. Displayed in boutiques around the world, from London to New York, Tokyo or Shanghai, the designer does not offer them for sale. At least for the moment. Rumors suggest that the pieces will be auctioned for a good cause.

The house of Saint Laurent, too, has not missed the boat. More modern, the brand owned by Anthony Vacarello is betting on a union with Super73. A competition electric bike with a sober and pure look, covered with a matte black and a beautiful beige yoke stamped with the Saint Laurent logo. This limited edition creation was presented in the Parisian boutique on rue Saint-Honoré as well as in Los Angeles. As for the price, the lucky buyers had to pay $6,500.

Louis Vuitton x Maison Tamboite

Finally, it is the Frenchman Simon Porte Jacquemus who made the fashion world dream with his pink electric bicycle. On the occasion of his drop 2 Pink, the designer is attacking the market of two wheels by joining forces with the Dutch brand VanMoof. The Jacquemus x VanMoof bike has an entirely pink frame, featuring the label’s logo alongside a black saddle and wheels for a nice contrast. Currently unavailable for purchase, a waiting list registration is possible here. More accessible than the previous ones, the Jacquemus bike should be priced around 2,200 euros.

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