New York City is second to none in its restaurants, its hotels, its theater, its concerts or its parks. If you are accustomed to treating yourself to the finest the city has to offer, why should your pet deserve any less? Here are the city’s best high end boutiques that will enable doting pet owners to pamper their pooch or cater to their cat.
The name, The New York Dog Shop, says it all. Here you will find everything from collars and leads to designer dog clothing by Puppia, Cloak and Dawggie. The store has a special section for big dogs. You can also order online and shipping is free for orders $50 or more.
For the past thirty years, Pets on Lex is the pet store of choice of celebrities and the rich and famous. The selection of merchandise is large and ranges in price from affordable to luxurious. You can chose from an assortment of chew toys to the perfect carrier. Keep your fashionable pup happy by shopping at Pets on Lex.
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The 13,000-square-foot Fetch Club is one of New York’s most exclusive dog boutiques. It is a one-stop paradise for your pet that includes a spa and salon, fitness center, theater and hotel. Also, it boasts a pet restaurant that serves high-quality meals customized to the specific needs of each canine. For high-end pampering, be sure to check out the Fetch Club.
Trixie + Peanut carries a full line of pet apparel, furniture, accessories and grooming supplies. The store also carries a line or organic pet apparel, which include collars produced from plastic bottles, organic plush toys and all-natural grooming essentials.
Canine Styles offers high-end style and convenience. There are four locations, two on the East Side, one on the West Side, and one in the Village. Canine Styles bills itself as the oldest dog emporium in the city, having opened in 1959. The store specializes in personalized engraved collars. You can also get a portrait of your favorite furry friend made at Canine Styles.
If you’re looking for a hammered copper dog dish, a plush blanket, a custom pet armoire or a dog bed shaped like a bagel, Bitch New York is your one-stop shopping venue. Items in the designer showcase include Dora Jean sweaters, Lola Santoro beds, and Gidget Gear shirts, pants, and more by Tiki. You can also purchase crystal dog collars and engraved name tags. Be sure to check out this trendy boutique if you want your pet to look like a star.
Howard Portnoy is a freelance writer in New York. He has more than 17 years of experience, which include publishing a novel and writing for several national magazines. His work can be found at Examiner.com.