You've already placed your preorders for Fashion Week goods, so don't leave your pet out of the primping party. If the presence of jacquard-swathed poodles at this year's Mulberry Spring show was any indication, high-end designers are still churning out exquisite accessories for the label-conscious pooch, feline, and dressage mount. Here's a sampling of their finest wares that will keep your pet feeling like more than just a diamond in the ruff.
Now here's a subject you never thought you'd hear about in conjunction with New York Fashion Week: cat litter. Let's face it: it's not the most stylish of subjects. And neither is cleaning out the litter box, though it's a necessary responsibility of being a pet parent. The good news is that — in addition to eco-fabulous cat litter options — there are a wealth of fashionable and functional litter box choices that go beyond the old pan-and-gravel standbys. So just in time for the kickoff of NYFW festivities, we thought we'd highlight our picks of the . . . er, litter.
I've admired the Mascot Puffer Jackets ever since they came out, and the latest ones are even cuter in two new color combinations! This red style reverses to black and a blue plaid to a deep green but both are filled with down and extra snuggly for snowy romps.
If you want to take the preppy pattern to the max, there's also a complementary leather leash and collar for bonus coordination. I'm leaning towards the red tartan since it would make a subtly festive Christmas present, too, but see for yourself in the widget below.
If your pooches want to have a whale of a time on that next walk, check out these preppy offerings. Featuring the famous Vineyard Vines design are two new collars from Mascot. Compare the contrasting navy or pink patterns on a grosgrain ribbon — perhaps the ever-fashionable Bo needs this on his next visit to Martha's Vineyard?
If your pooch goes collarless like mine, consider just picking up a lead to match a solid navy harness instead. With whales as far as the eyes can see, check them out close up in the widget below!
I'm no stranger to dog carriers that look like purses, especially when planning to sneak my pooch along for the ride. Still, there's usually some telltale features like mesh peekaboo windows or extra zippers that gives them away as not just any ol' purse for you.
However, I'm betting these two bags would likely stump most people on the street! Sure, upon closer inspection, I see the features I've mentioned since the latest offerings from Juicy Couture are solely intended for four-legged family. With the Rugby Stripe ($278) or Houndstooth ($298) patterns, they do come with a human price tag, too. Check out the sneaky sacks below!
Season after season, year after year, Juicy continues to put out some lovely concoctions for furry friends. Sweet.
Though it's hard for me to mentally wrap my head around brisk Autumn temps — 'cause it's hot hot hot now — there are a few items worthy of an earlier scoop before Summer's done. Personally, I think this sleeping bag is totally adorable for a chilly night under the stars . . . or one under the air conditioner. Shop the other luxe styles now available from the Juicy Couture Fall 2010 line in the widget below.
Leave it to sweet CasaSugar to find lovely textiles meant just for pets! Acclaimed designer John Robshaw brings his indigo-dyed patterns to a series of sleek dog beds.
As it turns out, the fabric showroom sees six lucky dogs frequently who rest their heads on these styles. Made with clay dipped in ink, after the clay dries, it's rinsed off and we're left with the lovely patterns in the widget below.
Answer: This dog bag! A new arrival at Trixie + Peanut is the beautiful faux suede Scarlet Pet Tote that cleverly disguises the carrier feature with pretty ruffles. Good for pups up to 12 pounds, peeking below the details reveals mesh ventilation panels on both ends for those hot Summer days and nights and a fleecy pad inside for a pup's resting pleasure. While all of those features are lovely, what I'm loving most is the price of $79 which would make it a reasonable addition to a pet's seasonal wardrobe. Now if only North wasn't over 12 pounds...
Donning a doggone bowtie is a quick way to be fashionable (like for a wedding), but what about something a little more involved but a little less formal?
Instead, make a pet stand out with this Juicy Tuxedo Tee ($40) in five sizes. For dogs that wear collars that would interfere or ones that hate anything on their necks period, this shirt doesn't restrict airways and is a sweetly dressed-down dress-up idea for the lil dogs (just like tie-appliqued tees are great for the lil kiddos). Its sewn on bow adds flair and cut out tails create a fake jacket back but still show off his wagging tail. Would your pups wag away at this concept?