New York Canine Couture By Camilla Hellman

Dogs are a part of the family, and more and more we like them to travel with us – having them stay with us at our hotel or have them jump on the plane with us. New York’s The Mark Hotel, situated on Madison Avenue by Central Park, welcomes our four-legged companions and is the most dog-friendly hotel in New York, making sure their guests’ pets are properly pampered.

Having already created their popular Woof Woof Kit and a dog bowl designed by Jacques Grange, they have now collaborated with Milan-based Poldo Dog Couture on a bespoke range of The Mark Hotel dog coats – a raincoat with a hood, and a bomber jacket that is perfect for chilly Autumn days in the Park. The dog coats are in The Mark Hotel’s signature orange and navy colors and will be featured in The Mark Hotel’s online boutique, LeShop.

And so, during New York Fashion Week, canines also got their couture moment as The Mark Hotel held a picnic in Central Park for dogs and their owners to view the Poldo Dog Couture range of chic dog coats. The gourmet picnic was prepared by the hotel’s Michelin-star chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Poldo Dog Couture’s co-founder Riccardo Gardoni revelaed that he was “very happy to collaborate with The Mark, which carries the distinction of being one of the world’s most exquisite hotels, providing a unique luxury experience to its guests – humans and dogs alike!” Maurizio Azzimonti added that: “In a world where attention to detail in all aspects of our lives makes the difference, we cannot overlook our big and small life companions.”

To complete your dog’s winter “look,” The Luxury Channel has also discovered the ultimate in dog paw wear: WagWellies – insulated dog booties from Wagwear. Dogs large and small need to protect their feet from salt (and dirt), and WagWellies actually stay on, having a velcro closure. They are also matching in style to Hunter boots, so you can co-ordinate your footwear to your dog’s!

Further Information

The Mark Hotel – www.themarkhotel.com

Poldo Dog Couture – www.poldodogcouture.com

Wagwear – www.wagwear.com