REASON TO PAWS: MY TOP HIGH-END PET BOUTIQUES IN NYC
By Elaine Tross, Halstead Property Executive Vice President and Dog Lover
Us pet parents consider our four-legged friends to be one of the family – and how do you treat family? By spoiling them with presents, of course! I love to splurge on treats for Max, and always find him a great new winter ‘coat’ every fall. So where do you find the hottest, trendiest items for pets in NYC? CBS New York just ranked the top 6 in January based on user favorites, and I agree with their picks – here is why I like each of them and tips on what they offer:
Best Overall Shopping Boutique/Best Place to Find Large Dog Items - The New York Dog Shop
You can pretty much find anything your dog could ever dream of here under one roof. They also carry top doggie designer collections such as Puppia, Cloak and Dawggie. For the computer savvy dog owner, they have a great online store as well, with free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
46 West 73rd St. New York, NY 10023 - 212.595.0800 - www.thenewyorkdogshop.com
Best Place to Run Into a Celebrity - Pets on Lex
Being in the dog scene for over 30 years, Pets on Lex has earned it’s rank as the pet store of choice for the rich and famous. If you’re looking for posh and luxurious, this is your shop - from chew toys to carriers.
1109 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10075 - 212.426.0766 - www.petsonlex.com
Most Exclusive Pet Boutique - Fetch Club
The Fetch Club is probably considered New York’s most exclusive pet boutique - which just happens to also include a spa, salon, fitness center, theater, pet restaurant and hotel. The restaurant even serves customized meals for your canine. $125 for quarterly membership; $300 for annual membership.
85 South St. New York, NY 10038 - 212.401.8199 - www.fetchclub.com
Best Organic Pet Supplies Boutique - Trixie + Peanut
Trixie + Peanut has the more elaborate line of organic pet apparel, which include collars produced from plastic bottles, organic plush toys and all-natural grooming essentials that I have come across in Manhattan. If you are looking for all-natural products for your pet, this is the store to check out.
3 East 20th St. New York, NY 10003 - 212.358.0881 - www.trixieandpeanut.com
Oldest Shop on the Block/Best Boutique to Get a Pet Portrait Made- Canine Styles
Canine Styles has four locations, two on the East Side, one on the West Side, and one in the Village, but all host the same vintage feel that hasn’t changed since the stores opened in 1959. The stores also specialize in personalized engraved collars, and portraits of your favorite furry friend.
1195 Lexington Ave. New York, New York 10028 - 212.472.9440 - www.caninestyles.com
Most Trendy Boutique Offering One-of-a-Kind Items - Bitch New York
If it’s original, extravagant, one-of-a-kind pieces that you’re looking for - look no further. Bitch New York may be located out in Long Island, but it is totally worth the trip. From hand-hammered copper dishes to custom pet armoires to bagel-shaped beds and crystal-studded collars, this store has everything to officially spoil your best friend.
2005 Merrick Rd. #227 Merrick, NY 11566 - 877.269.3647 - www.bitchnewyork.com
Visit Elaine’s Pet Friendly Manhattan Real Estate website for more content. Thoughts of Reason to Paws are those of Elaine Tross and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Halstead Property, LLC