In collaboration with Lucy & Co., The Rover Boutique is unveiling two bow tie designs, matching leashes, and a Peter Pan collar just in time for wedding season, formal occasions, and living each day fashionably. Each product is handmade in Toronto with a focus on classic fashion and refined design. Rover Boutique brings a bit of fancy to dapper dogs and pretty pups in two limited-run fabrics and an exclusive rounded-edge collar, completing the eleventh collaboration in the Lucy & Co. collection.
The Rover Boutique originated in 2006 as a side project when AnneMarie Minardi struggled to find clothing for her 5-month-old pug Ella that matched her personal style. When all she found were pink, frilly items or sporty, utilitarian garments, she decided to design a classic navy peacoat for Ella. That blue coat fueled the flame that later opened as an Etsy shop in 2010 and became Rover Boutique.
“I wanted to make clothing and accessories that were well designed for more function, durability and fashion, made of high quality materials, and locally manufactured for ethical reasons and quality control.”
Based out of Canada, Rover Boutique offers clothing for pets that can be described as dapper, preppy and classic. Handmade in Toronto, Rover Boutique strives to source its materials locally and believes in supporting local trade workers, as well. With fun prints, fabrics and patterns, Rover Boutique offers nautical-inspired accessories and clothing that people admire and appreciate.
“The aesthetic for the company grew out of a love for all things nautical and preppy and a focus on classic fashion pieces.”
Products from the Rover Boutique are made out of materials from Canada and America and then handmade in Toronto. This is not your average pet store; featuring pieces of clothing for pets that one might consider a “staple” in his or her own closet, Rover Boutique makes it easy for dogs and cats to look fashionable. Customers admire the aesthetic, variety of prints and Rover’s ability to accommodate custom sizing and color preference.
“When you think of staples you should have in your closet – a classic trench, a button down shirt, a chambray shirt… that’s the Rover aesthetic.”
As dog lovers and long time admirers of Lucy & Co., the team at Rover Boutique was excited to collaborate when approached about the opportunity. With shared beliefs in aesthetic, quality and design, it appeared this would be a perfect match. Rover Boutique is Lucy & Co.’s first Canadian collaborator and it plans to continue making products for pups with an emphasis on local manufacturers and good design.
Photography courtesy of The Rover Boutique
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