After spending some work and play time in Taiwan we went straight to the Berliner Fahrradschau / Berlin Bicycle Week to celebrate the launch of The Allthatiwant Skirt-Garter “Fantastic Frill” Edition. For the first time we’ve got to present the new edition of the Skirt Garter to a larger audience to collect valuable feedback and see immediate reactions of customers.
In addition to The Skirt Garter we brought the “radkappe” – the hair-friendly bike helmet to the show and the combination of the two products at our “BIKE LOVE” themed booth got us lots of great press and media coverage. We have to admit, we were a bit intimidated by industry giants like Canyon or Levi’s. BUT literally the first customer approaching our booth telling us “this is exactly what I’ve been looking for!” and “this makes my (bike) life so much easier!” gave us a pretty good confidence boost and showed us we’re on the right track! YAY!
But besides being very proud of our booth, having lots of fun and learning tons from other great companies in terms of presenting their products and designs, we’ve met lots of new buyers and stores (for example from Iceland…how cool is that!). Shortly we’ll as well add new products from cool bike and fashion brands we’ve met at the show. So stay tuned for NEW ARRIVALS!
BIKE LOVE at the Allthatiwant Booth (photo credit: Allthatiwant.com)
Not sure if FREE Gin at the Hendrick’s Bar throughout the entire show had an impact on the team’s sales skills:) (photo credit: Allthatiwant.com).
Our co-founder Eva at a panel about mobility, fashion and urban cycling with Canyon Bikes, Vanmoof, Fahrradio at the Cycle Magazin booth (photo credit: Fahrradio).
After a quick stop in Beijing we’ll be exploring Taiwan for the next few weeks. Taiwan is Asia’s top cycling destination and compared with it’s booming design and fashion scene we’re hoping to meet inspiring bike and fashion entrepreneurs and of course bring home some new cycle style inspirations.
Checking out Beijing’s Bike Sharing Program: Best way to explore a new city!
Do you guys remember when in Season 7, Episode 9 Ross finds out that Phoebe never owned a bike so he buys her the prettiest pink bike out there and teaches Phoebe how to ride a bicycle. That’s what true frieds do! Awww ao much love for Ross!
Athletic shoes are all over the place and we’ve decided, we’ll spend all spring running and cycling around in sneakers. Especially for long days of work ahead, we tend to go for comfy clothes and shoes. So investing in a pair of sneakers is your best bet. Our pick: New Balance. The classic design and great color combination make it easy to effortlessly look stylish.
Dutch Bicycle x New Balance Sneaker: Perfect! (Image Source: WhoWhatWear)
New Balance 574 “Blue Candy” (Image source: Complex.com)
Bike x New Balance x Skirt: Even more perfect. (Image Source: Kenh14)
Spring is just around the corner and if you haven’t already, it’s about time to pull the midi skirt out of your closet again. There are plenty of different ways to wear a midi skirt and if you are worried it might not be working on a bicycle, simply use a skirt garter to prevent it from getting tangled in the spokes. Here are some of our favorite outfit inspirations:
Thank you all for a wonderful 2014 and helping us grow ‘Allthatiwant’. We had many sleepless nights, worked 24/7, traveled to awesome places, met many wonderful people on the way, struggled, sometimes failed – but always managed to turn it into something great, succeeded in many ways and took our company to the next level… but the most important thing: We had the time of our life!
To recap and celebrate this amazing past year and of course getting excited for 2015, we’re now offline for a few days spending time with our friends and families, eating tons of good food and simply will enjoy some time doing nothing.
Ps: If you have questions regarding your order, simply email email@example.com and someone will get back to you Dec 29th…and everything else just needs to wait until after our vacation;)