In our fantasy life (okay, one of our fantasy lives) we live on Nantucket and have a bike with a charming wicker basket attached to the front, which we fill with fresh produce, flowers and, sometimes, our adorable little dog. Well, one part of this bucolic scenario is attainable: The Nantucket Bike Basket Company makes the most charming bike baskets this side of The Wizard of Oz, and we’re selling them.
For those of you with small pets (eight lbs and under at least), the Somerset Collection Pet Basket is the ideal choice. This style features a wire frame covered with a faux-rattan weave that’s designed to withstand everything from sun to snow, plus a wire lid on top to keep Fluffy from bouncing out. It also features Nantucket’s Quick Release bracket, which allows you to easily remove the basket from your handlebars. Elegant and refined, it's the archetypal bike basket, and is just the thing for setting off to explore either city streets or country lanes. This style is available in Brown with a light brown lining or in White with a blue lining.
The Nantucket Bike Basket Company was started by Kristen McCann, who spends half her time in Nantucket, and whose family has been in the basket business for more than 30 years. “We were frustrated after buying what seemed like disposable bicycle baskets year after year, and so we decided to make our own!” she says. “We wanted a beautiful, classic bicycle basket that would hold up summer after wonderful summer.”
Nantucket Bike Basket Co.
from Stratford, CT
Pick up a basket inspired by craftsman in India, Vietnam, and Mexico