Posted on June 28 2014
I love the summer bags in stores right now, don't you? Fringe, texture, buckets, backpacks, constructed and color...lots of color. So I thought, let's see what designers are making for our pets that reflect all that fun. My mission? To find the hottest summer bags for dogs; the cutest carry-alls. And if they can fit our stuff? Well, all the better!
The Paris Bag
It's chic and it's coral, one of the hottest colors of the summer. This pebbled patchwork leather bag has high-quality PVC sides with logo cutouts for ventilation. I love the shape of this purse. It's lined in black leatherette, has a pretty, heavyweight gold zipper and a leash hook for safety. And, ladies, a good-sized outer pocket and inside pockets mean we can carry our necessities, too! One bag, very on-trend, very in love. The only downside? It is meant for dogs up to 4 lbs. So, those with the little ones, if you want to have one of the hottest bags, dog or otherwise, this summer, run to buy this one. Price: $580.00
P.A.W. Ostrich Carrier
This carrier could easily have come straight off the runways of the Paris shows. With a firm, small construction, of one of the hottest trends this season, in a beige pastel and sporting a faux ostrich skin texture, what doesn't this bag have? Featuring two smaller handles, also very on-trend, there is a shoulder strap included, purely for comfort, although I wouldn't recommend it. Like a fabulous pair of Louboutin's, it isn't about comfort! :-) Mesh on one side and holes on the other mean your baby will have airflow, which is so important. A comfy inside pad and a leash strap for safety and off you go to a luncheon, shopping or a fundraiser. You pick. Dimensions: 15" L x 10" H x 7" D (38cm x 25cm x 18cm) Price: $176.00
Rock On Mesh Carrier
If it's a bit of 'tude you seek, this may be just the thing. I love that it's all mesh which, for summer, is cool for the pup. The patent faux leather trim, with silver stud embellishment, adds the attitude, previously mentioned. A dual zipper with chain pull is a nice touch. Pet leash attachment for safety and velcro closed flap on one end. In all year round chic black. Dimensions: 16" x 8.5" x 10" Price: $53.00
X Pack Black Label Backpack
If you're an on-the-go type of person, maybe you love riding your bike or hiking, this carrier for pets up to 13 lbs is a smart-looking back or front pack. It extends outward so our pups can move around. Made of unscratchable, waterproof, UV-protected heavy-duty fabric, it features claw-proof front and side windows, a sunroof, a safety leash to prevent your baby from falling or getting out unintentionally, and an inner fiberglass frame for added rigidity when fully expanded. And I like the look. The mesh outer pocket, the stylish, modern toggles, the red little accents all make for a classic, always in style carrier. Comes in black, of course. Dimensions: 12" L x 12" W x 12" H Price: $117.00
Puff Puppy Purse
The Puppy Purse is one of the hottest trends this summer. The Today show's Bobbie Thomas of Bobbie.com did one of her Bobbie's Buzz segments recently, focusing on fun products for your dog. The Puppy Purse was a standout. And this Puppy Purse is a fuchsia camo, which looks just gorgeous and shouts summer fun! The bodice is made from cotton; the border trim and straps are strong poly. If yours is small enough to tote around this way, I hear it's pretty comfortable for the doggy. Sizing: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL Price: $70.00
There are a couple of others I have my eye on, but we'll have to save that for another day. I love the bags I suggested, and hope you do, too! What's your favorite?
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