Spring has Sprung and it’s time to PupStyle-ify your pooch with a fresh, new collar and lead set to match this season’s peep toe flats. Petproject.com hand-crafts these refreshingly colorful Dot collars in Los Angeles, CA. Both collar and leash come in 12 sweet color palettes that will coordinate perfectly with your Necco Wafer habit. These spotted cuties are priced extremely well $29-44 for a collar and leashes range $38-42. All this and they are hand made in the good ol USA! Available at Puppies&Babies and other fine retailers.
If your dog’s style is more Preppy Summer Vacation in the Hamptons than L.A. Goth-Punk Squatter, Bella Bean Couture is a label you’ll want to scope out this summer! This San Francisco based designer serves up delicious, colorful, nylon webbing and ribbon collar and leash sets that are perfect for the dog who is always getting messy. We think their designs are the perfect alternative to those cheap, hideous looking, run of the mill nylon webbing collars you’ll find at the big box pet stores. Collars are priced in the $28 range and leads for $38. Not bad for something so pretty and durable! Click here for a list of on-line retailers where you can snag one for your Biff or Muffy.
Having risen to fame with the seemingly ubiquitous “Andre the Giant” street posters, Shepard Fairey has gone on to create a hip clothing and accessory line under the brand name “Obey Giant”. Included in this highly sought line is the OBEY collar and leash set. While this set does not set any new standards in dog collar design it is a cool usage of rivets and includes this seasons “must have” street icon The Skull. Also prepare to get some surprise street cred from skaterkids and other streetwear fiends.
While the Pupstyle crew was scouring the aisles at NY Pet Fashion Week trying to discover new designers in line with our persnickety taste – we found a harness-vest collection not to be missed. Thayer & Ridge offers up an extremely well-constructed (USA) harness that won’t pinch or irritate poochie’s sensitive skin and is a breeze to put on and off. But this is “pupSTYLE” not “pupWELL-CONSTRUCTED” – and hoo-boy we’ve got you covered there. All of the harnesses come in a range of DWELL friendly colors with tight minimalist patterns. And each pattern coordinates effortlessly with other patterns and color schemes for their leashes and coats. We actually had the opportunity to scrutnize the goods ourselves, and they’re a steal at $36 for XS-L sizes.
Anything and everything in metallic gold and bronze is a must-have this holiday season including dog fashion. Mommy may need some Bronzer this season to keep up that “fresh from the Islands” glow – and your little amigo needs some Bronzing as well to keep in step. During the festive holiday shin digs it’s only fair to pimp your pooch in the same luxury as you would yourself. Show your fellow fashionistas that you mean business with this glitzy embossed Italian leather collar/lead and cuff set from Caserta Italia. The collar and wrist cuff (for the hand that feeds) features hand sewn Swarovski navetes set in silver bezels with alluring Jonquil crystal centers. Available for $140 through Dogz Togz Galleria
If you were pondering over what to pooch-pair with your Army-green cargo pants this Spring, look no further Private! The Joint Chief’s of Style over at Trixie & Peanut, offer a Camouflage Step-in Harness & Leash Set detailed with a “Government-issue Green” bone or a “Private Benjamin Pink” heart toggle to take the look a little bit sideways. This handcrafted coolness is made from ultra lightweight, water-resistant ripstop nylon and slips on without any buckles. For an extra snug “battle-ready” fit the assemblage adjusts to the size of fido’s chest instead of neck. Available in Teacup sizes for your little Field General and all the way up to large sizes for your hulking Jarhead. Prices range from $59-69 depending on size.
Is it a kinky boudoir restraint for Paris Hilton or an outlandish fashion accoutrement for your pooch? You can noodle on who belongs with what, but Diva Dog has designed this limited edition leash and collar ensemble with a four legged audience in mind. Now, your pup’s fashion accessories can coordinate with your late night, naughty pumps. And for the “Exclusivity whores”, rest easy knowing that only 250 lucky dogs will get to strut the streets in this stylish set. It comes packed in a leopard print box, with a certificate of authenticity and a unique serial number. They also throw in a Swarovski crystal crusted collar charm to bring added bling to the party. Priced at only $250, this one of a kind Haute Pink Collar and Leash Set is a doggie bargain not to be missed!
Target offers a cute retractable leash! OMFG! Retractable leash makers are finally catching a whiff of the high design trend; you might sell a lot more of these indespensible leashes if they coordinate with Mommy’s spring flip-flops. It’s one of the last areas in the pet market to stop taking itself so seriously and add a little sass to their designs. Target.com is offering a painted, retractable leash with a colorful “Spring” motif and a glossy enamel finish. Since you will be one of the first on your block to rock a retractable leash that doesn’t look like it came from the dollar store, be prepared for the upper east side doginistas to sweat you in full force. The best part is while it’s high on design it’s easy on your wallet too, clocking in at only $34.99!