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It's the Year of the Dog. Here are must-have items for every top dog and underdog in your life

It's the Year of the Dog. Here are must-have items for every top dog and underdog in your life
Woof! These items will add a touch of the Year of the Dog to your life. (Handout)

Let’s celebrate our dear canine companions this Chinese New Year, which starts Friday. After all, it’s the Year of the Dog. Few other Chinese zodiac animals — certainly not the snake, rooster, ox or rat — are cuddlier than the dog. Lucky for us dog-friendly Angelenos, designers and brands have been creating doggy goods that allow us to show our love for our four-legged besties.

“Dogs only want to make you happy, and they remind us how important kindness and unyielding love is,” says New York-based jewelry designer Suzanne Mates, who creates blingy canines for her diamond-dog jewelry line for humans, Ellie Rocks NYC. “The best qualities of dogs are that they are truly your best friend.”

So for the underdogs or top dogs in your life, here are ways to celebrate them and the Year of the Dog.


Dolce & Gabbana

 
  Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana’s crowned bulldog print calfskin slip-on sneakers in black with a white rubber logo sole. $845. Available at www.dolcegabbana.com

Salvatore Ferragamo

 
  Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo’s ivory square silk Chinese New Year puppy-print scarf celebrates pooch playfulness in bright, happy colors. Also available with a dark navy or red background. $380. Available at www.ferragamo.com

Tory Burch

 
  Tory Burch

Tory Burch’s liberty red and eggplant Dachshund slim wallet displays a sweet-looking, small wiener pup with a movable ear and tail. $178. Available at www.toryburch.com

Sydney Evan

 
  Rosanne Karmes / Sydney Evan

Los Angeles jewelry designer Rosanne Karmes’ Sydney Evan 14-karat yellow gold balloon dog dangles on a fine drop chain. $1,015. Available at www.sydneyevan.com

Breguet

 
  Breguet

The House of Breguet’s Classique 7145 model wristwatch boasts a guilloché chow chow to commemorate this year’s Chinese New Year. $44,615. To order call: 866-458-7488

Serpui

 
  Serpui / Farfetch

Serpui’s dog-shaped black straw clutch has a pom-pom necklace and a removable gold-tone chain strap. $475. Available at www.farfetch.com

Gucci

 
  Gucci

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele’s Boston terriers, Bosco and Orso, appear on the Italian fashion houses’ Ace white leather sneakers as whimsical embroidered appliques — one on each shoe. $670. Available in Beverly Hills and South Coast Plaza and at www.gucci.com

Lisa Welch Designs

 
  Lisa Welch

Ohio designer Lisa Welch’s bold, oversize sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold bone cuff bracelet. $625. Available at www.lisawelchdesigns.com

PS by Paul Smith

 
  Paul Smith

A sweet, white cotton top with three quarter-length bell sleeves from PS by Paul Smith portrays a pair of pooches in love. $150. Available at www.farfetch.com

Louis Vuitton

 
  Louis Vuitton

This Vuittonite doubled bracelet in Louis Vuitton monogram canvas sports a gold metallic medallion of a Chinese New Year pooch. $440. Available at www.louisvuitton.com

Bottega Veneta

 
  Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta’s fetching, limited-edition black-and-white canine silhouette charm combines nappa, goatskin and crocodile leather and is finished with burnished metal studs. $590. Available at www.bottegaveneta.com

Ellie Rocks NYC

 
  Suzanne Mates / Ellie Rocks NYC

Designer Suzanne Mates’ 18-karat yellow gold Mean Dog and X ring has a white conflict-free diamond pavé-encrusted pooch face with black onyx eyes. $3,800. Available at www.ellierocksnyc.com

Tod’s

 
  Tod's

These cute-and-clever limited-edition white leather slip-on sneakers from Tod’s are playfully embossed inside with a pooch paw print; red for women and black for men, with signature double metal T-bars on top. $695. Available at www.tods.com

Dolce & Gabbana

 
  Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana’s playful black cotton crew-neck sweatshirt hoodie has beagles, Labradors, poodles and all kinds of happily crowned dogs on display. $845. Available at www.dolcegabbana.com

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