LOS ANGELES, Dec 18, 2007 / FW/ — Dog and cat owners dote on their pets, and Kim Cattrall is not an exception. The Sex & the City star was seen in Los Angeles shopping with her beloved pooch carrying a Nancy Gonzalez handbag while her dog was wearing a one-of-a-kind matching Nancy Gonzalez collar and leash made especially for the puppy.
Actually, Kim Cattrall is not alone when it comes to doting on her pet. In fact, according to MarketResearch.com, the U.S. pet food market alone is valued at over $10 billion and it continues to grow, fueled by value-added products.
In terms of designer clothes and accessories for dogs, there are no figures yet how big that industry is. But a search on Google resulted to 190,000 hits for designer clothes for dogs, a good sign that there are lots of retailers out there carrying merchandise for man’s best friend.
Nancy Gonzalez as a fashion designer is not alone in catering to our furry friends. Even the venerable French fashion house Hermes made a ‘dog collar’ for real dogs, with the item retailing in 4 figures, like most of Hermes merchandise.
As a dog owner myself, let me say. hooray for Kim Cattrall for taking her dog along and including her pet in her busy schedule. She is currently filming the much-awaited movie ‘Sex & The City.’ That’s the reason why she was in Los Angeles.
Oh, if you’re interested in what Kim Cattrall and her dog were wearing, the Nancy Gonzalez exotic skins handbag and accessory collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and at fine specialty stores worldwide.