Wagwear sells beautifully-made dog gear online and in its tiny New York store. Their stuff has the same good-quality, preppy appeal of the L.L. Bean catalog, but in a higher price range. We’ve bought their Quilted Vest and a collar for Chloe made of braided cord, inspired by those braided rope bracelets you buy at the beginning of the summer and wear until they fall off your arm. And we bought the “Boat Canvas Carrier,” which comes in a range of colors and is pleasingly reminiscent of the L.L. Bean totes that I own by the dozen.
It’s a great carrier, especially for the summertime. It’s well-made and sturdy, with a small side pocket and a rigid bottom for structure (throw a small towel in for comfort, though). There is a short lanyard sewn in, to clip to your dog’s collar or harness. The top zips closed, and whoever designed it was clever enough to include a wide canvas panel under the zipper, so that your dog’s fur doesn’t get caught.
It comes in two sizes: Small (8.5Hx12Lx 6W) and Large (11Hx15Lx8W). The Large fits Chloe perfectly. Negatives? It’s pretty pricey ($130), and you can really only spot-clean it.
Wagwear also sells a “Boat Canvas Carrier (Hampton Bag),” which is very similar except that that it closes with a cinch buckle and not a zipper, and doesn’t have a side pocket. It costs $104-120 and comes in three sizes: Small (8.5Hx12Lx 6W), Large (11Hx15Lx8W), and Extra Large (15Hx17Lx8W).
48 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
T: 212-673-7210 or 888-WAG-WEAR
Open Mon. to Sat. 11 am to 7 pm, Sun. 12-6 pm