We have just got back from a short hop across to New York where we took some time out check out the Dog and Pet Boutique scene stateside. It is always great to have a look around other pet businesses to get ideas for new products.In New York dogs are everywhere to be seen with owners out on early morning dogs walks around the city and yes we did see a fair amount of dogs being carried in bling carriers by equally blinged up owners! We visited pet shops in Greenwich Village, and Lexington Avenue as well as a few smaller shops dotted around the city. Whilst we did not see too many new products it was great to see how the shops were set out, it gave us lots of ideas for our new retail premises which we hope to set up very very soon. A visit to the Container Store also saw us leaving with various doggie themed items which we wish we could get in the UK!
Finally having shopped on almost every floor in Macy's we were delighted to find right next to the bar in the basement a huge doggie themed display of Marc Tetro products and we simply could not resist bringing a few of the pop up cards home with us as well as a beautiful scottie dog canvas print. ( which luckily made it back across the pond in one piece)We would love to hear what new dog or cat products you have spotted while you have been on holiday, and if we like the sound of it you might find them in stock at Dougal's Den!