100 Thompson Street, 212-431-9200
Never tell a pet owner “It’s just a dog.” Pampered pooches are like children, and Fido, Spot, and Dusty have made way for more human names like Lucy, Bella, and Stan. For the hard-core dog lover, DoggyStyle is the place to find name-brand (Ella Dish, Wagwear, Kwigybo) collars, leashes ($25–$130), harnesses, toys, beds (from $100), and whatever else your four-legged friend needs. Cool touches include customized tees and toy boxes—apply your dog’s picture to either—and monogrammed bags and blankets. Owner Andy Schulman even works with a painter who does doggy portraits (from $150). Where else can you say, “Lawrence and I can’t go out without our matching Donald Pliner leather coats” and not sound foolish?
Best Dog Accessories
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).