1.14.2010

Shopping Spree at Poochey Couture - 6 Meows out of 5

As a fashion expert, and naked cat I admit to having a small obcession with clothing and assesories. Here is a photo of my closet at home which contains my everyday wear. (I also have a trunk full of costumes such as a tuxedo, kimono, karate outfit etc.)
Due to the high cost of pet clothes and since I have five naturally built in knitting needles on each front paw , I did consider taking up this popular hobby. After renting a few knitting books from the library and buying some lucious yarn, I did not accomplish much! The tantilising yarn kept calling on me to chase and pounce upon it.

During my last trip to Montreal, I had the delight of visiting "Poochey Couture"! Although the marketing seems centered around canine fashion, I did not let this put me off. I am all about breaking down barriers and eliminating stereotypes.
This store has a fantastic array of sizes and styles, in a plethora of colours! There were plenty of fashionable options that flattered my long body and narrow chest. I tried on this "Argyle Hoodie Sweater" right away. I liked the texture so much that I kept it on for the rest of my shopping expedition. Here is the Argyle detail on the back. At $35, this sweater was above my budget, but I could not resist this pointy, tassled hood so I decided to splurge.


There are great toys as well! Here is an Ipod and a passport. I wonder if they have a credit card?
This hot pink "Juicy Couture Scottie Parka" on the left, actually made me drool! I knew I would look amazing in it, but the designer price of $110 was out of my budget.
I am also a frugal consumer, because I only earn a few dollars a week at my mom's flea market booth. Luckily, Poochey Couture has a clearance bin!
This white Terry Towel Hoodie with a regal rhinestone accent was only $11.00! It even has pockets for my important papers.
This "Lovely Heart Fleece Hoodie" was only $12.50! In a size small it covered me perfectly, all the way to my bottom.
Also, the hood has plenty of ear room. I feel just like my idol, the Pink Panther, in this getup!
Nofuratu's Fashion Tip: Do not let your sex determine what colour you wear. Style is all about what suits your body, and complexion. Real men, like myself, CAN wear pink!
I liked the fit and price of this line so much I purchased the "Star Power Fleece Hoodie" as well. It makes me look very sporty, no?
Then I headed to the collar rack to check out the bling. There were so many and I wanted them all! I decided to pick one in a colour that I did not have yet at home. Frugal consumers are all about having the basics.

I chose the sparkly, yet understated "Aviator Collar" for $20. It is my take on the "little black dress" but has some pink to flatter all my rosy outfits.
Mom really wanted me to try some of these speedy looking sneakers! However I reminded her that shoes fare better on dogs than cats. These would definitely upset my balance when I bounce around like "Tigger".
Speaking of "Tigger", this cat was on the Poochey Couture web site modelling the "Puffa Jacket".
However, when I checked out the list of Poochey Couture's models, I saw only dogs! Could there be a need for a cat model? I will get my people to send them my curiculum vitae immediatly and keep you posted!Poochey Couture also sells cakes and treats! All of which are tested on humans first, for pet safety. I picked up a box of "Master Foo Fortune Cookies" for some of my canine friends.
I spotted this "Jellybean Couture Camo Sling Carrier" dangling from the ceiling and had to have it! Since I go on so many adventures it is important to be carried around in a sturdy, yet stylish bag. It has many pockets for my snacks, business cards, leash etc and a handy button fly slit to peek my head out at the side! It is quilted for comfortable travel and even has a safety clip to attach to a harness.
It is a handmade work of art with ribbons to play with when I get bored! $75 is a good deal for a bag I will use a few times a week. How do I look? This handsome bloke, Eric, was my fantastic personal shopper! He was very knowledgeable of the stock and store events. Poochey Couture holds annual parties for Valentines Day, Halloween etc. He was friendly no matter how many times I asked him to reach up high for something, and then changed my mind! My Poochey Couture experience was so delightful I gave them 6 meows out of 5. It was that great! Poochey Couture also sells online for those who can not travel to Montreal, Canada. Their website is http://www.poocheycouture.com/
It is important to say that I did NOT receive any monies or gifts from Poochey Couture to do this review. As an accomplished critic, I prefer to pose as an ordinary consumer so I can do an honest review.
Update: My job application as a Poochey Couture Model has been accepted! Click the link to see me on the "models" page.
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Images of Nofuratu © 2010 Aislynne

12 comments:

One Cats Nip said...

Sounds great Nofuratu....if I was into clothes that is...but maybe one da I'll find a fashionable lady to swoon, then I will look to you for shopping advice

Daisy said...

::faints::
Oh my Cod, that might be the very best fashion store I have ever, ever seen! Nofur, you look very handsome in the argyle sweater, and the pointy hood totally makes the look!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

What an Adventure! We have never seen anything like that shop before...simply dazzling! And my, what fashion sense you have--everything you picked for yourself was perfect!

Thanks for taking us along on your shopping spree!

Harry Spotter said...

Wow! Look at all those clothes. I only have 2 sweaters and a stupid Reindeer hat. I am so jealous.

Tabitha said...

That shop looks like a lot of fun!
Glad you had fun Nofur!

Bella Gwyneth O'Neill said...

you look the best in pink...mon beau matou...Meow! Bella

The Paw Relations said...

Wow! What out mum woulodn't give for a shoip like that round here.

You look great in all of the outfits!

Nofuratu said...

I received this note of thanks from the owner of Poochey Couture: "Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your blog! We really appreciate it! Your photo will appear in the Poochey Models section of www.poocheycouture.com as the 1 and only feline! And such a handsome one at that! Eric could not stop talking about you! I hope to see you again soon!"

Tammy said...

OMG! You are adorable. I found you from you post on Daisy's site. I just wanna give you a big hug and a kiss. Congrats on your new model gig. I knew you had to get it.. you were a show in for sure. It was hard for me to pick which outfit I liked the best on you.. you looked great in all of them. I look forward to following you.
I am going to have to check out this shop for my "kids" both feline and canine.
Thanks for the great review.

Cindy said...

Great photos. I love the pointy hood. Lovely

CatLadyDiary.com said...

That is one awesome shop...and the yellow hoodie makes you look like a super hero. Don't forget to look for Daisy, Boris Kitty,Chloe Woey, and lots more kitties on Facebook! PS) congrats on being a famous groundbreaking cat model!

Puddin said...

Oh I just love this post!! I love to shop and you look so cute in all of your pics. Showering our furr babies with cute things is all any pet mommy wants to do, and we have a right to do it!!! I love that you're a bit of a rebel as well. I can appreciate that. ;)

XOXOXOXO Puddin