This week saw the beginning of the second annual Pet Fashion Week in New York City, NY. With every design from high-end couture to gold, jewel encrusted leashes and collars on display, the highlight of this week was the pet fashion show. It lasted for an hour or so and featured designs from over 20 different pet fashion houses. Now that's entertainment!
Most of the pets that participated in the show were dogs, although there was one black cat that dawned her strut on what is appropriately named "the catwalk." Maybe that's why the dog in the above picture didn't want to step out on to the stage :)
With the show being held on the fifth floor of this Manhattan exhibition building, on the first and fourth floors, you could find exhibits from all kinds of varieties of pet businesses serving up products like vitamins, pet furniture, and various luxury pet apparel.
Buyers from pet companies worldwide were there to check out what was "hot", and bring back the newest and best products for their customers. The pet industry is worth some $US40 billion a year, including:
- $US16 billion in pet food,
- $US20 billion in veterinarian bills and medicine,
- $US4 billion in toys, clothes and dog-sitters.
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