All posts tagged: pet fashion

Getting Kwigy with it

For $88, you can get this quilted nylon jacket for your pup at Kwigy-Bo, a New York-based company that sells dog apparel. The store’s merchandise looks a little like Old Navy for dogs. It’s been featured in several major magazines, and the parkas and jackets are some of their most unique items. Got a comment? E-mail me at or Tweet me at @lareecarucker. Save Advertisements

Fashionable fido

Here’s another fashionable find for Fido – a Sophia cashmere dog sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue. I’m not exactly sure why a dog needs a cashmere sweater. It’s not like he can appreciate the soft feel of it with his thick coat of fur underneath, but you have to admit, the dog model does look pretty snazzy, and his outfit will undoubtedly be a hit at Christmas parties this holiday season. The $85 cable-knit sweater comes in grey, pink and baby blue. Got a comment? E-mail me at or Tweet me at @lareecarucker. Save

Wigs for dogs?

One of my first blog entries was about babies in wigs, a trend that emerged in England last year. Today, Trend Hunter is talking about dogs in wigs. A Florida store called Wiggles: Wigs for Dogs is selling the products, and as you can see by these photos, some dogs seem quite content wearing faux human hair pieces, while others, like this sad pug, appear to be contemplating suicide. The site features many different wig styles and colors. If you’d like to turn your gray-haired Yorkie into a Lucille Ball look-alike, a red wig is available. Or maybe your dog would feel more comfortable expressing himself as a goth or punk pup. Just clip in a pink or black hair extension, and fido is ready to rock. Click here to watch the David Letterman segment. Got a comment? E-mail me at or Tweet me at @lareecarucker. Save

Americans are pet crazy

I realize Halloween is over, and I should probably stop posting Halloween-related items, but if the following isn’t chuckle-inducing, then you should really “get yourself seen about.” It’s a known fact that Americans are pet crazy these days, spending more money than ever before on their furry friends ($41 billion). Business Week did a story on the “Pet Economy” in August, and one of the strangest pet products they ran across wasn’t the Yoda Halloween costume at left. It was Neuticles, a testicular implant that lets people restore their pets anatomical preciseness after neutering, so the dog, I guess, won’t feel embarrassed that his doghood has been removed. To learn more about pet industry trends, watch the Business Week slideshow. To see more humorous Halloween pet costumes, visit Got a comment? E-mail me at or Tweet me at @lareecarucker. Image from Target. Save Save

Trends: For the pooch with expensive taste

If your dog is a little too snooty to wear clothes from Wal-Mart or Target, he might appreciate a Ralph Lauren dog sweater. The store offers four that are all about $95. This long-sleeved cashmere blend sweater features a “discreet leash hole” at the back neck. I’m not sure why a dog’s leash must be “discreet,” unless maybe the dog has become so anthropomorphous that he is embarrassed to wear a leash and discretion is necessary to help him save face. Got a comment? E-mail me at or Tweet me at @lareecarucker. Save