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Dog Mannequins Make Bloomingdale’s Sonia Rykiel Window the Height of Chic

Attention, fashion hounds: This window, currently available for your viewing pleasure on the Third Avenue side of Bloomingdale's in New York City, is a real...

Julia Szabo  |  Feb 23rd 2012


Attention, fashion hounds: This window, currently available for your viewing pleasure on the Third Avenue side of Bloomingdale’s in New York City, is a real head-turner.

The very stylish mannequin is dressed head-to-toe in Sonia Rykiel, a favorite French createur de mode. This inanimate fashion plate is no dummy; she happens to be my kind of stylin’ Dogster, all dressed to the canines in a drop-dead-gorgeous outfit that sportsa bright-yellow top, for maximum visibility and safety. And she’s walking not one, or two, but six — count ’em, six — four-footed friends call them creatures de mode), the leashes held confidently in her hands.

The breeds represented are, from left to right: what appears to be a mutt (perhaps a cross between a pit bull and a Whippet); a Jack Russell terrier; a Beagle; a Yellow Lab, a Boston Terrier, and a Boxer.

My only beef with this otherwise charming vignette is the odd scale of some of the figures. The mutt at far left, the largest and most lifelike, towers over the Lab and Boxer, when in actual fact those breeds would both be bigger. Perhaps they are meant to be puppies? To the window dresser’s credit, the JRT, Beagle, and Boston appear to be actual size.

You can only hope to look even one-tenth this stylish on dog-walking duty this spring. Have you ever been dressed to the canines for an outing with Spot? Have you spotted any super-stylish store windows recently, and if so, where? Please share outfit details and retail coordinates in the comments!

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