The Best in Pet Fashion: Top 10 Pet Clothing DesignersPublished January 14, 2013
This spring all eyes will be on the hottest and latest in fashion trends, from four-legged feather coats to teeny tiny boutique collars.
It’s fashion for your pet, if you haven’t already guessed, and it’s taking the world by storm. This season, know who to shop to keep your pet fashionable by checking out these 10 pet fashion designers to follow.
As a veteran to the pet style scene, Foster began her pet fashion career in 2003. These days she’s known for her pet style site, PupStyle.com, and she can be seen regularly on TV as the pet style contributor on NBC’s TODAY show, as well as on TV Land, E!, ABC News and others. She also hosts her own radio show, “The Pet Set,” on PetLifeRadio.com.
If you’ll accept nothing less than upscale, ultimate fashion for your furry friend, then Oscar Newman is probably the company for you. Oscar Newman luxury pet couture offers unique pet apparel and accessories that even stars like Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie and Hilary Duff can’t resist for their pets.
Thora Bjork Ottesen
For an international flair, check out Thora Bjork Ottesen’s Icelandic company, Theo. With Eskimo coats, vests, jackets, overalls and hoodies, Ottesen designs fashionable pieces for pups that will keep them warm all winter long. In 2006, Ottesen was among the 100 companies picked from all over the world to participate in the world premiere of NY Pet Fashion Week, where she showcased three of her premiere designs and really started to grow in popularity.
At Susan Lanci Designs, you’ll find fun fashion items for small dogs that will provide them with the best comfort. Don’t come to Susan for the trendiest designs, though—as they say at the company, Susan Lanci Designs “is all about the dog—fit, function, safety and style.” Instead of trendy, you’ll find stylish and whimsical products at Susan Lanci Designs, like hair bows, harnesses and clips with an enduring quality made from premium materials to withstand the test of time.
Elegant designs, exclusive fabrics and exquisite detail is what you’ll find at the fashion house of Louisdog, a luxury pet product company that has been making waves since 2001. With organic, cashmere and Swarovski embellishments, you can find Louisdog luxury fashion items online or in fine pet boutiques in New York, Paris, Milan, Tokyo and around the world.
Casual daywear. Clever canine costumes. Designer dog dressers. Formal wear for dogs. These are just a few of the options you’ll find at Deni Alexander Designs, Inc., an upscale fashion house for amazingly fashionable pooches such as yours. Alexander was a theatrical costume designer in New York before taking her fun and original ideas to the four-legged fashion world.
Jaimie Glasson Pergament
This former model and fashion television executive decided it was time to take the world of pet fashion into her own hands when she developed her Ruff Ruff Couture company. What started as a line of limited edition vintage couture coats quickly grew to include t-shirts and dresses, tanks and jackets, among many other goodies.
Shop Wendy Jones’ Walk-e-Woo for fashionable dog collars, leashes, harnesses, caps and belts that no one else in the neighborhood will have. Jones, a former marketing consultant turned stay-at-home mom, founded the fashionable pet boutique when she couldn’t find an affordable, unique color for her own dogs. Now her products can be found in upscale pet retailers and gift boutiques across the U.S. and around the world.
For fashionable urban wear with flair, check out Canadian designer Lucy Medeiros’s line at Roxy and Lulu. Diversity is the name of the game at this company, where you’ll find Swarovski crystal color and lead collections, along with haute couture dog dresses and fun pet costumes. Something else we love about this company? All designs are handmade locally in-house in Montreal.
Don’t forget that high fashion starts in the home. Furniture designer Luke Wong took his love of modern products and made it accessible to pets with his high-end pet furniture company, doca pet, which stands for dog (do) and cat (ca).