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Welcome to Racked's first-ever Pet Week! All week long, we'll be highlighting what makes New York so great for our furry (or slimy) friends.
Living in New York City is a great excuse to get dressed (read dressed) for something as simple as a bodega run. And this doesn't only apply to humans—you know those decked-out dogs we're talking about, from pups wearing coats for purely functional reasons to furry friends who are just killing in the accessories department.
Ahead, we've mapped out nine spots where the city's fashion-hungry canines can build a better-than-respectable wardrobe, from harnesses that double as chic outerwear to sweaters that'll make you wish they came in people sizes. See below to find where to shop now that the Ricky's NYC Halloween pup-up shop has closed for the season.
1. The New York Dog Shop
This plain-named shop that's been serving Upper West Side canines since 2006 has a killer sweater game—furry-trimmed pieces for snow days, Greek-letter monogrammed hoodies for frat days, and v-necks for those days when your dog just has to show off his fluffy cleavage. More utilitarian coats, rain jackets, and harnesses are also available. [Photo]OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS
Canine Styles has been styling the canines since 1959, first from its original Upper East Side location and now from three other stores, including this one. Apparel is so abundant here that categories aren't just separated by coats and sweaters, but also by dresses, polos, and tees. [Photo]
With owners who formerly specialized in fashion, retail, and Parisian restaurants, you can trust that this West Village shop truly offers the "ultimate shopping experience" for adored dogs—and their owners, too. The store carries its own line of stylish but functional sweaters, coats, rain gear, and fleece vests in solid colors with contrasting accents. [Photo]