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Adventures in gift giving: Phillip Lim dog sweaters

December 10, 2008 |  3:03 pm

Dog clothes have always kind of annoyed me. The scratchy tutus Paris Hilton shoves on her chihuahua or all the dogs I saw running around on Halloween dressed as clowns or bumblebees. Dog outfits seem cumbersome for the pup and much more exciting for the owner than the animal.  But just this week I changed my tune, after seeing Phillip Lim’s new line of dog sweaters.  They’re adorable, understated and actually look really warm for those brisk morning walks. 

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Lim is making cashmere dog sweaters, inspired by his dog and muse -- a French bulldog named Oliver.  The sweaters are $150, come in gray, navy stripe and bubblegum, and come in sizes extra small to large. If you want to make it a complete gift set, the sweater plus a red leather collar and leash is $375.

Maybe Lim’s Fall '09 show will have sweater-wearing dogs alongside models on the runway? They’ll be trendsetting dogs, ridding the animal world of all the over-the-top costumes and uncomfortable outfits … because even when it comes to dogs, subtle is stylish. 

Available at the 3.1 Phillip Lim boutique, 631 North Robertson Blvd., L.A., CA 90069

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: Navy stripe sweater as modeled by Oliver Credit: 3.1 Phillip Lim

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