I stumbled on George while wandering the aisles of the New York International Gift Fair last week.
George is a San Francisco-based company that makes cute, preppy and colorful pet products. Started by Bobby Wise and Lyndon Lambert, and their adopted a wire hair fox terrier named George, after they had the desire to create well-designed dog products for their pet. Now, they have two shops in California!
The following are doggie style trends courtesy of Dara Foster, a world renowned Pet Style Expert best known for her humorous,”taste-making” pet style blog PupStyle.com and a regular pet style contributor on NBC’s TODAY show.
1. Colorful prints
During last week’s visit to the Martha Stewart Living offices — one thing is for certain — big colorful prints are HUGE this summer and are making their way into the pet fashion marketplace this Fall. Be on the lookout for more big bold prints coming to a dog clothier near you! One example is this tutu harness dress from Etsy seller LiLYorkieFruFru (LOL).
Remember when you got that big, fat September issue of your favorite magazine in the mail? The Fall fashion one? I do. I would spend hours pouring over it, flipping through it’s glossy pages of deliciously expensive clothing, happy over-18 models posing as schoolgirls, wishing I could look like that when going back to school. Those days might be over for me, but that feeling I get each August when I begin to think about the Fall has never gone away. It’s almost a feeling of rebirth and excitement. But, I digress…really what I want to talk about here is Fall fashion — for dogs.
Now, I’m not one to dress up my dog in Juicy Couture and Ed Hardy, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t fashion trends to take note of — especially for the modern pup. Beans and I got together to peruse the Interwebs and find some of the best Fall trends for the modern dog this year. Think of this as your Fall fashion issue of doggie Vogue.
Doesn’t he look excited? It might be because I said “Fall Fashion” or maybe it’s because I’m holding his favorite ball…
Neue Galerie presents a new brand, Neue Hund, a line of chic canine couture and luxe accessories inspired by the museum?s mascot, a chocolate miniature Schnauzer named Milly von Barksky (the model). The line was conceived by museum director Renée Price, who travels the world to assemble the finest accessories for dogs and their owners, made by some of the most talented designers. Every item incorporates the principles of Vienna 1900 design: a refined aesthetic, exquisite materials, and superior craftsmanship. In other words, these are for the most distinguished and discerning of doggies.
The Hund Travel Carrier is made from hand-sewn chocolate brown calf-skin with comfortable hand-stitched leather handles, detachable woven shoulder strap, and nickel-plated brass hardware. Suitable for pets up to 20 lbs. Produced by R. Horn?s Wien.
It’s hot out there. My dogs can only walk about half the distance they could a few months ago. I stumbled on the Cool-It cooling bandanna from Outward Hound. You soak it in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes before venturing outside. It contains non-toxic polymer crystals that absorb up to 30 times their weight and claims to help keep your dog cool for several hours. It comes in three sizes, too.
Interesting, huh? I wonder if this would really help my pups stay cool outside in this heat.
Ruff Ruff and Meow creates custom dog tees, tanks, and bandanas with cute, fun sayings. Some of them are also holiday and political-themed. They even have matching human tanks.
April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, news flash — it’s April folks and the rains they have already started here on the East Coast.
You wear wellies, so why can’t your pup? These rubber dog booties are waterproof, disposable, and biodegradable. But, be prepared, even with the most comfortable of shoes, your dog might end up walking a bit funny…