If you're going to spend this much on your best friend and
his accoutrements, you ought to make sure your treasured pet sleeps and eats
well, too. Puppy de Paris, a newly launched line of luxury canine-related
offerings by a group of Parisian craftsmen, has just the thing for you—a
doghouse modeled after the Place Vendome.
Ex-fine jeweler Karin Fainas’ "Appartement de Place
Vendome" features gilded doors crafted from a House founded in 1885, with
an archive of fancy doorknobs and elaborate closures that stretch back to the
epoch of Louis XIV. Other French artisans are in charge of the kennel’s plush
upholstery, stretching and folding the canine couches' fabric coverings just
Other offerings in the line include "Le Canape Place de
la Madeleine," a velvet bed hand painted with scenes from Parisian
bakeries and fitted with lion's paw feet in hand-cast silver, and a baroque doggy
bowl in gold-dipped bronze. Such extravagances come with a hefty price tag: about
US$14,000 for the dog bowl to about $21,000 for the Haussmannian master
apartment house. Chew on that!