Archive for the ‘Dog Clothing and Carriers for Resale’ Category

Protecting Pups’ Paws is a Priority

Zack & Zoey Rainboots

With 2011 coming in with a snowy vengeance, we must be mindful that our dogs need to go out regardless and we can protect their paws from the salt that is thrown to prevent icing. Below are my and Kenny’s top picks that not only look great, but can keep your pups paws safe outside. Just a quick note – it may take your dog a few outings before they are completely used to wearing any sort of footwear, so try putting them on in the house a few times, before going outside.

Dog boots by Zack and Zoey are my faves as they are insulated and have velcro wrapping so that you can adjust accordingly around the leg. Be sure to measure your dog’s paw “across” the pad, if you aren’t able to have them with you; as most footwear (along with most clothing) is non-refundable. Pricing starts around $25 and they come in great color combinations that can easily match your dog’s existing wardrobe. Kenny has them in camouflage green.

Pawz (rubber)

If you want to be more versatile and/or start your dog off in something a little less expensive, try the rubber Pawz, disposable boots. Pawz pricing is in the $15-$20 range, and comes in a pack of 12.

Soxy Paws keep your Pups' feet warm and salt free!

Paired with socks, by Soxy Paws, for warmth, this cute ensemble works and after walking in rain, snow and slush – Kenny’s feet are bone dry when we come back in from a walk. Pricing for Soxy Paws starts at $13 and they too come in amazing color combos.

If you’re in the NYC tri-state area, all of these items can be found at The New York Dog Shop on the Upper West-Side in Manhattan.

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What would Kenny want for Christmas? Holiday Gift Idea #2

Celie Leg Warmer

Pet parents… looking for a great stocking stuffer for your little lady? Check out Telicia Bunch’s line of leg warmers for your little girl. Starting at $34.99, this 100% cashmere accessory is trending this season and are such the fashion statement. Telicia’s fascination with style started at a young age. She says “Dolls and a house full of dogs were her constant companions and it was her love of dogs and love for fashion that helped her decide to enter the growing industry of dog fashion and to launch her eponymous collection, Te-leash-a by Telicia.”

Toten Open Carrier

Telicia’s expertise in creating these gorgeous pieces for dogs comes from her strong background in design. What I especially loved about her line was the butter soft leather carrying bags. The Toten is the ultimate purse style carrier and is completely open and allows your pet to see and be seen. It has two large pockets on the outsides and two small pockets on the sides, all with snap closure, as well as a zipper pocket on the interior. The hot pink interior lining provides that fashionable pop of color and of course there is an interior safety strap with harness hook. For those that want a more enclosed style, the Travelin Thru carrier has four large pockets with zip closure on the outside, two smaller pockets on the side, and a zipper pocket on the interior. There is plenty of ventilation on all four sides that provide a comfortable ride for your pet. For more info on these items and more, click HERE.

Remember November 27th is the first-ever Small Business Saturday – a day to come together and champion for the small businesses we love. These are the businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies. Shop and show your support tomorrow!

Make Space for These New Fashion Finds!

This past summer I attended PET FASHION WEEK NY and just like last year, I continue to be amazed (not surprised) by all of the incredible brands and owners who have really dedicated themselves to the industry. As I made my way through, I came across some great new lines who were offering us outfits that are reminiscent of our toddler years, retro gear that will remind you of your rebel years and those who really want to make a high-end fashion statement. Here are some of my faves:

From the Gloire Collection

First up is Mochi & Jolie (www.mochiandjolie.com). Their knitwear collection is unique because it is made with Bamboo, a renewable resource. This makes it an environmentally friendly choice. Another great mention? When the bamboo yarn is not mixed with unnatural fibers, it is biodegradable. I love their sweaters and the price points are perfect.

Next is Bling Bone (www.blingbone.com). With Beth Ostrosky-Stern (radio legend, Howard Stern’s wife) as their celebrity spokesperson, this high-end fine jeweler makes incredible necklaces for both dog and owner. I also fell in love with their one-of-a kind recycled and hand-painted dog carriers from Brazil. Definitely a splurge purchase, but absolutely beautiful and perfect for those that take their little ones out all the time (Rumor: you could possibly use the carrier on the airplane.

Bling Bone Carrier

For the rocker doggie or nostalgic owner, Black Baron kingdom apparel (www.blackbaronkingdom.com) is just what you’re looking for in terms of one-of-a-kind items. From high school varsity jackets, to London Fog raincoats and 1970 concert memorabilia Ts, your pooch will be front and center with one of these originals.

Upper West Side Collection Autumn Collar

Finally for some stand-out collars and leash combos, check out Kane & Couture (www.kaneandcouture.com). What are their specialties? For once, great pieces made for the boys and for our larger breeds. As their bio says “…lets doggies have style too! For teacup and tyrannosaurus, fly boys and stylish bitches.” Nuff said.

For those that are new to my blog, welcome! Each week I will offer up style-based suggestions and new findings, as well as things Kenny and I have run into and participate in and around the tri-State of NY/NJ/CT. Be sure to visit our site: http://www.kennyscloset.com, follow us on Twitter and friend / like our page on Facebook. All keyword: kennyscloset.

Until next time…

Inquiring minds want to know…

Kenny’s Closet is featured in a Blog!

Check out our shout-out on Billy Hendrix’s blog on Essence.com.

Also, great tips on shopping for your Pooch. Some of Kenny’s faves are on here…

Is the word “budget” in a savvy dog shopper’s vocabulary?!

I am a savvy shopper for myself and tend to walk into high-end retailers like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom and go straight to the sale racks. However, even during these tough economic times, this option has still not presented itself for our doggies. Studies have shown, that this market segment still fares well.

For this winter season, Kenny and I shopped at Canine Styles in NYC for his winter gear. I bought him a navy blue parka w/fur hood as well as a brown cable knit "Nantucket" sweater. Total cost? About $160. What's interesting about this experience is that the store was FULL. Does anyone understand (including myself) that we need to scale down, just a little?

I have come to the conclusion that my purchase is nothing but a 'pay-it-forward,' for someone else's dog, next year. I do intend to re-sell this parka and use those proceeds to buy something else because that is exactly what Kenny's Closet.com's goal is… to seek out these designer duds for you, that have been gently worn, yet because of its high-end and luxurious origin is able to be enjoyed, a second time around.

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Until next time…

Shopping for Pets? Yes, Even in a Recession.

In what seems to be the topic of the day, the state of the economy, I still have not scaled back on two extracurricular activities that tend to be the big spenders of my budget. The first is eating out and the second – buying Kenny high-end dog clothes.

So, I began to wonder… am I the only one out here that is still spending a considerable amount of cash on their pet? Well, I did some research and ‘not’ to my surprise found an interesting article that reports on just how many folks out here are still shopping and splurging on their dogs, just like me, despite “the recession.”

The article mentions that food and hospitality are the top earners. Those who produce and supply organic and diet foods, and those businesses that are able to provide overnight and day care, look to be the top reapers this year. What also amazed me is that the overall pet industry is expected to see a small increase in total revenue, from last year.

What they fail to mention is exactly how much is being spent on dog apparel and accessories, which makes Kenny’s Closet an affordable alternative, especially if this is becoming a cost challenge for those who are used to providing their dogs with pricey sweaters and premium accessories. While I am hopeful that there will be a rebound in 2010, it appears that the pet industry is still going strong. Read more below. Until next time… Don’t let your gently-used dog clothes sit at home, SELL THEM at Kenny’s Closet!

ARTICLE EXCERPT
According to an LA Times blog (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/shopping_blog/2009/06/pet-industry-expected-to-grow-in-2009-research.html), pet grooming and boarding businesses are expecting to reap in $2.69 billion this year. Pet food producers will make over $15 billion, buoyed on by an increase in demand for premium pet foods, including organic and special diet goods. All told, the pet industry is expected to generate $51.6 billion in 2009, up 1.3 percent from last year.
http://money.blogs.time.com/2009/06/17/the-recession-isnt-dogging-the-pet-biz/

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