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Best of New York Shopping 2004

Best Dog Accessories

  • Doggystyle

    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?

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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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).