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2012 Pop-Up Bike Shop by Harrods and Paul Smith

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Paul Smith, a British designer, has collaborated with the sports department of Harrods, for the launch of a new Pop-Up Bike Shop for 2012. Located on the fifth floor of the most well-known luxury department store in the world, this exclusive pop-up shop is set to operate for two months.

Aside from vintage cycling posters and magazines, top manufacturers namely Brompton, Condor, Paris, and Mercian will provide a made-to-order bicycle service as well as a capsule collection of stylish T-shirts with bold graphic prints.

Rapha, a major cycling lifestyle brand, will offer a collection of Rapha + Paul Smith jerseys, as well. Inspired by time when Smith started racing at the Beeston Cycling club, these jerseys will feature pictures and quotes from the designer’s cycling career.

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Paul Smith Helmets

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Giro helmets gets fashionably hip with new designs by Paul Smith. The fashion designer’s love for cycling goes a long way back and with his collaboration with Giro, Smith shows off three helmets bearing his signature.

Smith explains further, “With cycling becoming ever more popular especially in cities, making a bike helmet which we feel good in is quite difficult. I think the shape of these helmets is really great and the matt finishes are really good. Apart from offering them in plain colors I have also added some colorful designs to them which I hope add more fun to something which could save your life.”

The Giro helmets have an in-mold construction in a basic hard shell shape. There are three designs featured by Smith. These are crayon-like stripes, animal faces and abstract. Retail price for the Paul Smith helmet is $95.

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Rapha + Paul Smith – A Conversation (Video)

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The Rapha + Paul Smith collection is not your normal cycling apparel, unless you label it “high-end”. Paul Smith’s passion for cycling runs deeper than his collaboration with Rapha, as he once aspired to become a professional cyclist.

A video called “A Conversation” released by Rapha featuring Paul Smith and Simon Mottram, founder and CEO of Rapha.

The video features Paul Smith taking a trip back in his days of cycling at a younger age, people that inspired him, and his father’s confusion for the sport of cycling.

You can also hear Smith speak of today’s cycling era and how it has emerged in the online world.

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Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case

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The Rapha + Paul Smith version of the Rapha Essentials Case is now available to the market. This leather case is perfect for small tools and spares that follow you around.

Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case has bound seams and is lined with a loud purple and black polka dot pattern on one side and on the other side is the “The freedom of the open road” motto especially handwritten by Paul Smith himself.

The Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case is large enough to fit any spare inner tube, levers, gas cylinder or even an average-sized multi-tool or a handy phone, while an inner small pocket was intended to hold credit cards or IDs.

The case’s outer bearing has the embossed Rapha + Paul Smith logos at a price of $60.00.

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Rapha + Paul Smith Collection

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Rapha and Paul Smith have done projects in the past, and now they come together again for an official collection, known as Rapha + Paul Smith. The aforementioned project dated back in 2007, when the two came together on a Jersey, and furthering the relationship, Paul Smith sponsored the Rapha Condor Sharp racing team in 2009.

Riding in luxury is defiantly a privilege, and the Rapha x Paul Smith collection is exactly that containing rain jackets, jersey, and other cycling apparel. Both companies are branded in this release, which is apart of the Autumn collection. A strong use of purple are on the items, and for spice polka dots. An additional collection will release in the spring, which will feature trousers, jerseys, and other accessories. Here is some additional information on each piece.

The Merino Jersey by Rapha + Paul Smith is available in purple…

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Paul Smith x Kashimax Japanese Saddle

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In light of the Japanese Bicycle Film Festival comes this Kashimax saddle with fashion designer Paul Smith’s creative touch. If the Japanese saddle looks familiar, it’s because it’s not new to Kashimax’s collection. Instead, Smith has revamped Kashimax’s popular bike seat by giving it some spice. Paul’s pastel colored leather design helps quench the growing need among fixed gear riders for more ways to personalize their bikes.

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