With a history of designing some of the most luxurious leather trunks in the world (the Bike Trunk, iTrunk and the Krug Champagne picnic trunk) Pinel&Pinel know about leather and exotic skins. And recently they decided to put this knowledge to work for dogs with a colorful selection of collars and leashes made available in leather, crocodile and shagreen. We were left scratching our heads at “Shagreen” as well – only to find out that it is a rare skin made from sharks and stingrays. While the standard stainless steel hardware doesn’t quite match the quality of the skins we will let that slide for now thanks to the wide range of color and textures. Available for purchase by appointment only at the Pinel&Pinel showroom in Paris.
As true dog luxe mavens know the leash and collar marketplace is full of half-stepping attempts at luxury; $200 for a nylon weave collar with a bad Fleur de Lis print and silver painted plastic buckles? I dont think so…
So it is refreshing to see a label take it back to the basics and focus on luxury. Patch & Scott have taken the basic collar & leash and elevated it by customizing the buckles and other hardware accents and using only finest leathers available. The Amalfi (shown at right) collar & leash set is available in Chocolate or Tan calf leather and comes complete with a name tag and gift box. While it will not be setting any streetwear trends with it’s classic looks the high quality workmanship and materials will definitely merit a second look. The Amalfi sets are available to purchase directly from the designer ranging in price depending on size from (£69-£84) and the matching lead goes for (£98).
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.
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!
Give your own Cujo a pinch of extra Mojo by complimenting his good looks with the Moto dog collar & leash by Canini.
Perfect for the metropolitan dog and owner, this leather beauty will spark up conversation everywhere you go. The grassy green, perforated leather is eye catching and the reflective piping around the edges will keep rover safe while accompaning you on your late night deli runs . The metal hardware is their own signature design and keeps the collar & leash looking fresh and very modern. Also available in white (we wouldn’t recommend wearing past Labor Day or in the muddy hinterlands of the country) and in a variety of sizes. Prices are very reasonable for such a well thought out design and vary slightly depending on the neck size of the collar you order ( $38-45), matching leashes are 50″ ($60).
Christian Dior Mode pour la canine. The House of Dior brings you the latest in dog fashion accessories with fire engine red & formal black patent leather collars replete with chrome chains and buckles. Strike jealousy into the hearts of the other dogs in the run. These ultra rare pieces have been spotted selling for upwards of $540+ on Ebay!