It’s time for a shopping spree — but this time, it’s for your dog. If your dog’s clothing selections are looking a little drab, or are even non-existent, then help her get ready for your next big event or game watching party by picking up hoodies, sweaters, fancy outfits or even a tank with your favorite team’s logo. You might even find just the right costume for Fluffy to wear at your next costume party. Save some space in your closet for your pooch, then get shopping at these stores in Chicago that stock pet clothes.
Barker & Meowsky
1003 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Help your dog stay warm and dry with the selection of raincoats, boots and sweaters available through Barker & Meowsky. The shop, which is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, also has wool sweaters, costumes, sports apparel and even little hats so your dog can look his finest. Barker & Meowsky also has a selection of leashes, collars and harnesses, as well as beds, toys and treats for your dog. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the proud dog owner in your life, then check out the shop’s selection of breed-specific accessories and home decor on its website. Gear for cats is also available.
Chicago Costume Company
1120 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
There’s more to clothing for canines than everyday wear. You and your dog can dress up in style for Halloween or a themed watch party by checking out the selection of pet costumes at Chicago Costume Company. The store, which is open year-round, has “Star Wars”-themed costumes (admit it, you’ve always thought your dog would look cute dressed up as an AT-AT), as well as holiday costumes and even hoodies. In addition to its location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Chicago Costume Company has a second facility open year-round in the city’s Portage Park neighborhood; check out the shop’s website for additional details.
PAWS Chicago (Online Store)
If you want to support a charity while also picking up some new clothing for your pooch, then consider taking a look at PAWS Chicago’s online store. The charity offers a selection of clothing for fashionistas with four legs, so your dog can be warm during the winter. You’ll also help the renowned organization when you buy a shirt or accessory for your dog or even a T-shirt for yourself. As noted on the store’s website, “proceeds from each purchase will help PAWS Chicago rescue, rehabilitate and ultimately find loving homes for more of Chicago’s homeless animals.” You can also check out PAWS Chicago in person; the organization has adoption centers in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and in the North Shore suburb of Highland Park.
1 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Let’s say Fluffy is invited to a soiree, but she doesn’t have any formalwear. That’s where Tails in The City, located in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood, comes in. The store offers a selection of fancy dresses, tuxedos, collars, ties and even fun party hats just for dogs. Sweaters, boots, and even shirts are also available for more casual looks. There’s more than clothing at Tails in The City, as the shop also offers beds, treats, toys and bowls just for dogs. If your family includes a feline or two, then consider checking out the store’s selection of cat products that include carriers, collars and other items.
959 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
You have your favorite player’s jersey ready for game day, but what about your dog? At Wrigleyville Sports, you can purchase dog leashes, jerseys and more for teams that include the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. Jerseys are measured by length and girth so you can find the right size for your dog. Located just steps from Wrigley Field, Wrigleyville Sports also offers a wide selection of clothing for a wide assortment of teams.
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