Farewell, Fashion Bikes!

Tour de Fashion, ar free and fashionable borrow-a-bicycle program brought to you by the Fashion Center BID, closed with Fashion Week, but the online auction lived on…until today, that is.

At the auction’s close at noon today, all the fashion bikes received bids and will soon be off to their rightful owners. Thanks to everyone who supported Tour de Fashion by riding and bidding on these amazing bikes! While we are delighted the bikes will get lots of mileage with their fashionable riders (and owners!), we have to admit we will miss having the fleet in our neighborhood.

…And in our very own conference room (the temporary home of the Tour de Fashion fleet until today :)

Tour de Fashion VIP Preview: A Smashing Success Despite Rain

Steven Kolb, Elie Tahari, Yeohlee Teng, Carlos Falchi, Marylou Luther, Barbara Randall and Nanette Lepore brave the rain to celebrate the Fashion District, and 30 chic ways to get around town during Fashion Week.
Betsey Johnson showed the crowd her lovely bike and all the mementos that make it sentimental and truly one-of-a-kind. Her spirit is contagious!

Bike enthusiast Matthew Modine and Fashion Center BID President Barbara Randall celebrate the launch of Tour de Fashion!
We love that Elie Tahari was all set to go for a ride on his gorgeous leather cycle, featured here.

Brooklyn favorite Gretchen Jones poses with her intricate, sculptural bike. Read about Gretchen’s design and fabrication process at wnyc.