I’m not a lady (am working on some moobs), but Aerotech right out of Coraopolis has a whole line of womens stuff, and a lot of their stuff is made right in Coraopolis. See small banner on right sidebar.
I’ve gotten some of their other stuff and it has been fine quality.
I don’t have any accounts of how the women’s shorts are, but my cargo away shorts are my favorite pair of shorts ever. Great for on the bike. They tend to come with separate liners with camois, but the liners are not attached to the shorts and the shorts are awesome off the bike.
I have a pair of Zoic (men’s) Market Shorts that I just love. They have the separate (removable) liner, so I just use them over any padded liner that I have handy. They wick well, and look great. I get compliments on them all the time, even when I am wearing them for just running around. No U lock holder though. They do have cool leg opening zippers though.
I own 4 pairs of Harlot Knickers – 3 knee length, and 1 short-short. Enough to say that I love them. They have a built-in padding that is nice in the butt area, and the shorts have elastic-type features in the part were you move. The fabric is very water-repellant, and it has reflective pipping in the sides for visibility. I’ve been buying them for 3-4 years now and really love them.
Also, I own a pair of short “Shebeest” chamois w/padding that I wear under regular clothing -dresses, shorts, tights, pants, you name it! That converts any casual clothing into butt-on-saddle happy!!
I just noticed that Aero tech is selling a line of cycling/fitness dresses. Yes, dresses. These are really cool. Genius. In terms of alternate options to “sport” clothing, now we’re getting somewhere. http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/vodefidrbl.html
Also I think your visibility in traffic would skyrocket.