Watch out Etsy.com, a new market place just for small businesspeople and craftspeople who make products for dogs and dog lovers has arrived.
Introducing Hound & Co, a recently launched website where pet product designers can open their own store for free inside a market place dedicated to selling all things hound. Think Etsy.com but just for dog product crafters and designers. Sellers can easily upload photos and open up a shop and start selling within minutes.Similar to Etsy.com, they charge a fee but only 4% when your item sells and do not charge a fee for posting items which Etsy.com does.Hound & Co also gets bonus points for donating a portion of all sales to rescue organizations and building a platform where rescue groups can sign-up and post pics of adoptable pets for free. If you have a rescue organization this is just one more free area to get the word out in a space already attracting dog lovers.
From LStudio Productions comes this super cool video highlighting the ins and outs of the dog fashion world along with hilarious and insightful commentary from fashion demi-gods Patrcia Fields and Issac Mizrahi. Keep an eye out for a cameo appearance of Heidi Klum. Loads of dog fashion eye candy and great footage from Pet Fashion Weeks past. Enjoy!
Dara Foster showed up to the Wendy Williams show for an awesome time putting on Wendy’s first dog fashion show! The audience went nuts and Wendy was absolutely gaga over one of the models! Tune in tomorrow March 2nd 2010 for the Wendy Williams show to see the whole thing!
Pupstyle’s Luxury Dog Fashion Expert Dara Foster recently was trend spotting at NY Pet Fashion Week and found some interesting luxury market trends to watch for in the coming seasons. Whether your taste for dog fashion belongs in the the “Dwell, modern & minimalist” camp or the “Precious Princess Baby” camp, you’ll find something creative and new from designers in the coming months.
Here’s a sneak peak into some of the trends you’ll be seeing on the streets and in the parks…
Expensive fragrances that are designed for both human and dog to share
Gun graphics are replacing the punk-inspired skull and cross bones images we’ve been seeing for the past year
Designers will offer a wider variety of clothes for boy dogs and more unisex design and color choices (pink’s stranglehold on doggie duds seems to be slipping!)
Metallic and Patent Leather carriers/handbags, leashes & collars
Minimalist, modern, organic feeling dog beds and feeders with strong Scandinavian influences(in an effort to appeal to the Dwell crowd)
Wider variety of dog footwear mimicking human fashion trends
The coordination trend will move beyond “Mommy & Me” sweater sets as outfits are designed to coordinate with new streetwear designs.
Silk screened T-shirts and “vintage”-style coats with Punk-inspired sewn on Patches
Multi stranded leashes
Keep an eye out for these trends and more to be profiled and featured in the upcoming Pupstyle video podcast.