Fabulous, fun fall pet trends hit the runways.
As the first pet industry trade show for the fall, Pet Fashion Week New York provides a sneak peek of seasonal pet fashions. 23 companies, including designers from France, Spain and Brazil, recently exhibited their wares to a highly discerning group of retailers, media and VIPs at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion.
This year, fashions showcased at the luxury trade show ranged from the fabulous to the furry.
The majority of European designers displayed gorgeous, but high-priced ticket, items. Internationally-known canine designer Manfred of Sweden enhanced the ruff look by designing a beautiful, lambskin leather biker jacket. The jacket, available in black and bronze with gold hardware and tassels, is priced at $559 at www.manfredofsweden.com
For those who like to dress up their dogs in feminine frocks, consider the Celine, a classic plaid pinafore with brown suede piping trim. The jumper dress, adorned with a suede belt, grommets and two exotic buttons, is $89.00 at www.mochiandjolie.com
Whether you strut your gal or boy pal downtown or uptown, this leash and collar set, made with nylon and purple and black snakeskin print on Italian leather, is going to attract attention. For more information, visit www.kaneandcouture.com.
French handbag designer Zu & Lu has gone to the dogs, with their up-to-the-minute fashion carriers. The me-too PVC and faux leather bag is a pet fashionista must-have. For pricing, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone likes a little bling! Wife of shock jock Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky Stern, worked with Bling Bone to create the Beth O. Collection. The collection includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and rings for humans starting at $425.00. Proceeds from this celebrity collection benefit North Shore Animal League America. For more information, visit www.blingbone.com.
Knitwear designer-turned canine clothing designer Lisa Barnes debuted her Turtleback sweater collection, inspired by nature and made from earth-friendly materials, such as alpaca, cashmere and chaguar. The sweaters, handmade by women's collectives in Peru, Nepal, and Argentina, provide customers not only with unique creations, but also help give back to the world community. Sweaters from $65+ at www.lmbdesigns.com
Of course, if your budget for pet fashions doesn’t include the fashion trends above, here are some wallet-friendly ways to get the look for less:
The Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket can give your dog that hot dog look. From $49.95 at www.kooldawgtees.com
The Zack and Zoey Glen Plaid Dog Dress with pleaded skirt provides an elegant look at a low price — $18.45 at www.fabulouspetstore.com
The Lupine equipment in Jelly Roll represents animal attraction style. Priced separately — collar from $10.50, harness from $17 and leash from $12 at www.callingalldogs.com
Pet Fly’s soft and fuzzy “Snuggle Bug” bed doubles as a fur carrier bag, too. $90.00 at www.petflys.com
Bling jewelry made for dog owners features a dog bone or paw on a fine chain necklace. $12.29 at www.overstock.com
The Chilly Dog Aloha Sweater keeps your pooch stylish and warm. $29.99 and up at www.chillydogsweaters.com
For a full photo gallery featuring these fall trends, visit www.zootoo.com/photogallery/affordablefallfashions
What fall fashion trends do you want to try on your pet? Tell us below!
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