When I’m not writing about dating advice or Taylor Swift’s new purse, I have another job: Dog sitting. Anywhere else, this might seem boring. But in New York City, the dogs are just as glamorous as their owners—and their accessories make me want to take up a third job at Bergdorf Goodman. Of course, pampering your pooch is hardly novel for New Yorkers (Upper East Siders have always spent as much on their poodles’ manes as they do their own). But lately, I’m noticing that the dogs are dressed to the nines in every part of the city—from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Think: Dalmatians in Tribeca wearing classic Gucci and Burberry collars. Goldendoodles in Dumbo sporting preppy Barbour harnesses. Even Frenchies in Soho are prancing around in Prada’s signature nylon stitching. And frankly, I’m jealous.
So below, I’m highlighting eight of the best designer dog collars I’ve seen (because Fido deserves a fall refresh to his wardrobe, too).