With the hundreds of emails that pile in my inbox daily, I am utterly thrilled when there is something that actually catches my attention. I received an email from a Nicole Miller rep about a new handbag line by the company which was inspired by bicycle chains. I was skeptical upon reading the email, but once I opened the image, I found myself totally digging the product.

I am happy to introduce the Nicole Miller Bicycle Chain Bag (I believe this is called the Addison collection). Nicole got the idea for this collection after being inspired by all of the people in her TriBeCa neighborhood riding bikes. Once she had decided on creating the bag, she researched bicycle chains and got to work on the prototype. What I have been told is that Nicole gets far more compliments from men on this bag than any other bag in her collection. That means her bicycle chain bag is not a Man-Repeller rather a Man-Attractor.

Let’s take a closer look at this design from Nicole Miller:


I love that I get a downtown cool vibe (a little Proenza Schouler-esque). Yet the look is very unique and not too close to any other design we see in the handbag market today. In fact, Nicole Miller has done something that is a handbag designer’s dream: make a bag that is brand recognizable.

The size looks spacious yet practical and the overall design is edgy yet pulled-together. I assure you we will be seeing more of this design from Nicole Miller. Also, price is absolutely reasonable: $295. Buy via Nicole Miller online NOW or wait for this exact version come fall.

  • adrienne z

    Ummmm…..I don’t know. I’d be afraid I’d get bicycle grease all over my shoulder….

  • 19yearslater

    I love it. The bicycle chain concept would throw me off, too, sight unseen, but the execution is great.

  • Marianna

    A great bag! I LOVE that shoulder strap. I would order it right now if it were available. Oh well, I will just have to put it on my wishlist.

  • The Little Dust Princess

    I’m digging the urban vibe.. I wouldn’t mind owning this!

  • gpc

    LOVE the bicycle chain strap detail, but would prefer that to be the only detail to distinguish the bag – the little “flower-like detail” and silver hardware embellishment on the flap is overkill. I am on the fence regarding the skin texture – a little elephant-like, but I would have to see IRL. Will look forward to seeing these in the fall.

  • Chels K

    Yes. This will do quite nicely for fall.

  • lulugurl2006

    Great bag, I wondered about the execution but she did a great job!!!

  • KaylaNiche

    Glad to see it’s not that expensive bc it looks like you could make this at home.

  • ninjaninja

    The strap is awesome, but not the rest of the bag.

  • Sue

    I’m liking the entire bag except for the flower like hardware detail. I don’t mind the hardware on the strap, but the flower things don’t match with such a great bag.

  • Naomi

    I actually own this bag, it is gorgeous! And of course there is no grease on the bike chain, only the chains on actual bicycles have grease for riding. I have the olive one with no flower hardware. Love!

  • heyyyy

    this is actually pretty cool. the first non-wang bag i’ve been tempted to buy in a minute

  • Abornewords

    The bicycle chain handbag is futuristic thinking for all of our ladylike goodies, and yes Nicole Millers choice for this purse is edgy and today for the woman on the go. Confidence, eye catching, and then date night. Need I say more? Go Nicole Miller

  • rose60610

    Um…everything in it’s place. Nice bag when you’re in that edgy mood. If it were roughed up and run over by a car a few times, I could see Lisbeth Salander carrying it. Now there’s an edgy visual.

  • atrophia

    Love it! The shape is perfect, and the strap looks both industrial and unique.

  • Cathy Fitz

    I really like this bag, except for the little flowers on the front. Except for those, this is cute and unique – and a great price.

  • ask

    I am ticked off!!!

    I did this first and better. I had a bag custom modified with bike chains.