Italian dog designers LilliBoo have been cranking out trendy and fashionable collars since 2004. Their philosophy being that collars for dogs are much like t-shirts for people – each carries its own fashion statement and we should be able to mix up our style depending on our mood. One of their sassy new designs is the Cape Town line with it’s perforated patent leather collar accented with chunky gold hardware highlights. Most of the LilliBoo line can be purchased online at BeautyDog in Sweden (note: prices are listed in Swedish Kronars)
The famous Paul Smith colorful stripes pattern on your pooch. With a very long run in the “hot” category the famous Paul Smith multi-color stripes have shown up all over the place – from footballs to Mini Coopers. And finally the famous stripes are showing up on dog accesories. The Paul Smith Leather Lead is offered in two styles – one with perpendicular stripes and another with diagonal stripes. While the perpendicular stripes look fine on The Dog Collar – we really prefer to pair it with the diagonal striped Lead. I don’t know what it is but the length of the Straight Striped Lead gives it a Guatemalan woven belt look that is not quite the look you are going for…
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.
Ahhhh…a sassy and super comfy pupstylish bed with drop-dead gorgeous designs that’ll start a pillow fight! The designers over at Jax and Bones understand that dogs desire high-end style as well. No cheezy, dog bone prints from this gang only the finest contemporary patterns suited to match finely decorated houses. They offer custom made beds in 33 tasteful patterns with 2 shapes (circle or square) and three different sizes that coordinate with almost every home interior. The cover is 100% washable and the pillow insert has stitched pockets of down and poly fiber fill that won’t flatten or condense. Prices range from $102-164 depending on size.
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.
It’s rare day when the Pupstyle staff finds a dog carrier worthy of travel with our own precious pooch, but this cutie by Canini Pet is irresistible. It is a nice update on the classic bowling bag design with a handy outside pocket for mommy’s money and a small treat or two. The carrier also appears to be less of a back wrenching torture device that most dog carriers on the market. Three sides are vented for air and the inside is lined with stain resistant cotton (major bonus) with a removable faux fur padded pillow. They also went the extra step and lined the pull out chin rest with fax fur and included a collar latch to prevent suicide leaps while you’re on the go. The leather is a sturdy pebble grain and comes in a Punch Pink/Preppy Green and an Azure Blue/Chocolate Brown. Not a bad deal for $350 given all the finishing details included with this bag. And it is available to buy direct from the designer.