Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, featuring different goods from different shops all around the city, curated by 94.7 Fresh FM co-host and CityShopGirl.com owner Kelly Collis.
The ultimate accessory for biking to work (or maybe a date)? The trouser strap helps keep the urban cyclist’s pants from getting caught in the chain ring.
Brooks Trouser Strap, $26.99. The Bike Rack. 1412 Q St. NW, (202) 387-2453
Country Bumpkin in the City
The only thing missing is a baguette and fresh cut flowers.
Nantucket Wicker Bike Basket, $55.99. Capitol Hill Bikes. 719 8th St. SE. (202) 544-4234
What Would James Bond Do?
Leave it to the U.K. to engineer a bike fit for Bond: It collapses for easy storage and weighs less than 30 pounds.
Brompton Bike (color: Yellow Fever), $1,626. BicycleSPACE. 1019 7th St. NW. (202) 962-0123
This locally designed carry-all bag straps onto the back of a bike rack, and it’s also sized to fit in Capital Bikeshare baskets. Large enough to store your bike helmet, stylish enough for your ride of shame home after a night out.
Give Love Cycle Bag, $135. BicycleSPACE. 1019 7th St. NW. (202) 962-0123
Cycle in style with more traditional bike attire and stock the closet for the next tweed ride.
Straw Hat $13, Seersucker Men’s Jacket, $55. Buffalo Exchange. 3279 M St. NW, (202) 333-2829.
Photos by Kelly Collis