So long, rooster. With the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration — on Feb. 16 — we bid farewell to the Year of the Rooster and welcome in the Year of the Dog.
The dog — one of 12 Chinese zodiac symbols — is said to endow its characteristics (like loyalty, patience, reliability) on those born in this or other dog years (including 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006).
You don’t have to be born in any of these years, however, to let your leash loose and join in the fun. Luxe labels have let the dogs out with canine-themed bracelets (Louis Vuitton), scarves (Salvatore Ferragamo) and backpacks (Gucci), all for the price of a small pedigreed pup.
Less pricey pooches, rest assured, can also be had online and in stores across Long Island. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites.
Brown and white diamond puppy pendant
Ready to splurge? Heres something haute to howl for this brown and white diamond puppy pendant in 14k yellow gold; $2,000 exclusively at Bloomingdales, bloomingdales.com.
Chow Chow Small Lottie Handbag
Kate Spade New York offers a sweater, plus cardholder, coin purse and this Year of the Dog Chow Chow Small Lottie Handbag, $378 at Kate Spade New York stores and katespade.com.
Estée Lauder Year of the Dog compact
Year of the Dog compact by Monica Rich Kosann; $150 at Estée Lauder counters, esteelauder.com.
Dont worry the Wick Thinking soy candle in Dog doesnt SMELL like dog (its actually a pleasing blackberry amber scent); $25 at modcloth.com.
Spray-N-Play Cleansing Spritz
Kiehls Spray-N-Play Cleansing Spritz is a quick, no-rinse spray that foams up, then towels off, so Fidos not so stinky between baths; $13 at Kiehls shops (including Roosevelt Field) and kiehls.com.
Kenneth Cole celebrates with womens and these mens Kam Chinese New Year sneakers, which keeps your feet warm (by retaining infrared energy) and dry (wicking away moisture vapor); $125 at Kenneth Cole stores and kennethcole.com.
Year of the Dog T-shirt
Hybrid Juniors' vivid cotton 2018 Graphic Year of the Dog T-shirt; $24 at Macys, macys.com.
A graphic fleece sweatshirt and pants set for baby; $22.99 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com.
Animal pullover sweater
St. Johns Bay long-sleeve crewneck animal pullover sweater, in gold or green; $44 at JCPenney stores, jcpenney.com.