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Editor’s Picks: Custom Paco Collars and Scarves That Benefit Dog Rescue

Our five favorite things for the dog-obsessed this September.

Janine M. Kahn  |  Sep 24th 2014


This month’s picks are for the canine and human fashionistas in the house. If your dog has more collar options than you have necklaces, or if you’ve ever purchased anything with a dog pattern, this is for you.

Pick 1: Paco’s Custom Collars

Paco Collars has long been a Bay Area favorite, and with good reason. Each is crafted by hand with long-lasting latigo leather in Berkeley, and the brand’s mission is to create high-quality pieces that last. The price range is all over the place (starting in the $50s from what we can tell), depending on how custom you want to get. We dare not ask what the collar you see above (which we came across on Paco’s Facebook page) wound up costing, but that is a piece of art.

I’m actually more excited about the image you see below, which the brand teased on its Instagram page. I am always looking for tag collars that don’t jingle, and Paco’s take on it is just so pretty. The design isn’t yet available on its website, but it’s high on my wish list.

Pick 2: Dogs-N-Ties

Tie purveyor Bows-N-Ties doesn’t usually go to the dogs, but every year it picks a charitable cause and comes up with a scarf and tie line for it. This year, the lucky recipient of this treatment is the SF SPCA, for which Bows-N-Ties has come up with a spinoff called Dogs-N-Ties. The collection features ties and scarves in silk twill, priced at $39 and $59 respectively, and the profits from each item sold goes entirely to the shelter. The brand hopes to raise $30,000 in time for the holidays, so if you have some major dog lovers on your list, definitely go have a look. My favorites include the French Bulldog print and the Dachshund pattern, but several other breeds make an appearance, too.

Pick 3: Dogs Who Love Modern Design

Last month, Dwell Magazine did an interiors roundup that illustrated how no home — no matter how impeccably appointed — is complete without a dog. Yes, we already knew that, but it’s nice to be verified in a major design publication. See all the pups lounging in their humans’ fancy digs over here.

Pick 4: Ridiculously Cute Dog Offerings from ModCloth

If you visit ModCloth and type “dog” into the search box, you and your credit card could be in a lot of trouble very quickly. It has many things including Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sweaters and Corgi socks. My favorite from the lot is the “Tyke a Chance” flat (pictured above), which looks like the perfect way to wear your dog lover pride to the office without looking completely loony. The shoes are priced at $44.99.

Pick 5: Your New September Desktop Wallpaper

If you follow the Editor’s Picks column, you know I am a fan of Pretty Fluffy’s dog-centric computer wallpaper. Its September edition is about as Dogster as it gets. Download it free over here.

What dog products are you crushing on this month?

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