Pet owners can step out in style this summer with carriers made of unusual materials, many designed to go with luggage (or even wardrobes). A collection by Janet Lee Travel includes, right, a Bali carrier in fake crocodile ($320 from www.petote.com) and a matching tote ($320 from www.janet-lee.net).
Crouch & Fitzgerald in New York, (212) 755-5888, has a pet carrier made of tapestry fabric with leather trim ($70) that echoes the company’s English carryall ($575). And at Le Chien pet boutique and grooming salon in New York, custom carriers for pets can be ordered to match a favorite piece of clothing in the wardrobe of their owners, like a worn pair of Gucci jeans or a Burberry raincoat; prices start at $550. Le Chien’s standard carriers, from $149, are at www.lechiennyc.com.
Article Source: “Bark if You Like Pink“ was originally published on THE NEW YORK TIMES on July 4, 2004 written by Paula Conway