New Orleans based See Scout Sleep comes marching in with a fresh new set of collar designs! Taking a pinch of inspiration from the Navaho print trend as well as the ubiquitous geometric pattern trend the line up of collars and leashes is striking and modern. The collars and leashes are made with 100% Hemp webbing. Tennessee-woven ribbon gives the line its style and further touches of quality come in the form of solid brass hardware. Prices range from $20-$28 and are available directly from the See Scout Sleep webstore.
Pet style expert Dara Foster appeared on New Jersey 12 this weekend with a haul of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the other love of your life – your dog! Check out below for a full list of the featured products with prices and links to purchase.
A very pretty collar design from Coach – who deviates from their “tried and true” signature “C” print fabric to go a bit more fashion forward. A lovely pastel pink leather collar with a strip of metallic gold leather combines to make a surefire statement neck-piece. Plus the bonus metallic gold leather bow with a hanging heart charm makes for a perfect “pretty dog” style. Available from Coach online the Metallic dog collar with heart charm has just recently been added to their line and looks to be selling out soon!
The PupCrawl Light-up Leash (I was the Grand Marshal for the recent PupCrawl walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in October)
A great holiday gift that gives back and can be a life saver at the same time! This cool LED light-up leash can be seen from 1/4 mile away and is the ideal holiday safety accessory for stylish night-time walks! From personal experience I know this can be a total life saver when used during dusk and night-time walks to let drivers know there is a dog being walked. Available in 7 bright colors that can blink or remain static. As an added bonus $3 from every leash purchase is donated to a local animal rescue group.
With the holidays coming into focus we are constantly on the look out for that special little extravagance for our furry friends. To this end Tory Burch has this simple yet refined Braided Dog Collar. Offered in two colors traditional Tory Navy Blue and a tad on the wild side “Hot” Orange. Signature colors notwithstanding what makes these collars “Christmas-present” worthy? It is all in the details – the hanging logo tag is solid and stands as a badge of contemporary preppy pride. Coupled with chunky cotton braid and all leather details makes this collar a winning combination of style and function. If you really want to go for it – they also offer a Braided Dog Leash to compliment. Currently available at toryburch.com but hurry as these are going to sell out in a flash!
Get swept up in the spirit of the spooky season with this super cute harness from Dazzle Dog Delight. Available in a rainbow of colors these mesh harnesses feature a Trio of Trick or Treat “Candy Corns”! A nice little dash of Halloween sass for your accessorized doggie this fall and at a bargain price of $21.97 these Candy Corn Harnesses make a sweet addition to your pup’s wardrobe.
One of the leaders of the streetwear movement – Kaws has teamed up with Japanese label Porter to bring about the the Teeth design Collar and Leash. Originally offered exclusively through the Colette store in Paris they sold out within days. Now the remaining few are being offered through the OriginalFake Store in Japan as well as selected metropolitan stockists in the US (Union LA, Union NYC). Kaws has a history of offering up items for his four-legged fans – back in 2008 he released a chew toy designed to look like a dog turd(see photo below). We look forward to more releases for doggies in the future!
You asked for it PupStyler’s…more fashion ideas for big dogs!
Check out Etsy-based Pecan Pie Puppies and I am not talking about the kind that will ruin your New Year’s diet.
Pecan Pie Puppies was started in 2008 as a way to help finance dog rescue work around Columbia, South Carolina. The hand made felted flowers and bow ties slip over a collar and are the ideal way to PupStyle your BIG or little dog. With a range of flowers on par with FTD these little add-ons can add a TON of panache to your lil pup with a minimum of effort. The flowers come in a multitude of colors and strains (Hydrangeas, Peonies, Carnations, Posies, Gardenias, Dahlias and more) The bow ties are perfect for the handsome puppy-boy in your life and make great Valentine’s Day gifts. With the ease of slipping these on and off a collar you can mix and match to your hearts content.
Check out these really unique yet simple hard-knitted Zigzag collars from Petbitat.com. They remind me of the good ole rick-rack my mom used to sew on the hems of my sun dresses.
Offered in three vibrant colors this collar will be a conversation starter at the dog run.
The Petbitat ZigZag collar is available for $22 from Petbitat.com.
Let me tell you, not all retractable leashes are made the same. Quality is extremely important when you buy a leash because if they break you can have serious problems on your hands. Recently another company sent me retractable leashes to test – claiming that they were strong enough to hold an 800 lb gorilla which turned out to be a bit of a stretch. Within 15 minutes Mister Jenkins had broken free and almost was hit by a car (gasp!!).
This Flexi Spider Glam leash is hand-made in Germany and is both elegant and durable at the same time. The hold and release button operates smoothly without getting stuck and the more than 500 Swarovski Crystals are a beautiful embellishment. This leash is one of my top picks for Halloween this season and so cool you can honestly rock it all year long.