Ah yes, who does not love dressing up our animal friends in pretty outfits? Korea LOVES dressing up pets, while in the states you only saw a few outfits once and a while, here in Seoul the majority of pets have on at least some cute shirt or outfit when they are out for a walk. I see just about anyone doing this too~ from business suited men, little old ladies, teenage girls, to high school boys walking with a dog on a leash in some sort of pretty shirt.
Pet clothing is very easy to find in Korea, most busy areas have street vendors selling piles of outfits for around 10,000 or less, but what about for the high-class animals? Where do the dogs go that want something even better?
I have found one such place in Hongdae, “Dorothy Pet Shop 도로시 펫샵 ” located at the end of the busy downtown area and right across from my favorite BBQ place!
Dorothy is a “fancy” pet and accessory clothing store, specializing in extra cute brands not simply found on the street here~ ornate leashes, plush princess beds, handmade hair bows, as well as an assortment of pet food and supplies.
Dorothy has a nice selection of pet food and snacks from Korea, Japan, and the USA in stock
Depending on the time you visit, they will also have a litter of purebred puppies for sale~ but sadly photos were not allowed! They looked adorable, happy, and healthy though~ many pet shops here in Korea double as a breeder so the owner runs the shop for steady pay and breeds her pet dogs for extra income on the side.
While we were visiting they had a mini fashion shoot going on inside the store! If you spend over a certain amount in the shop they will actually dress your dog up in the new outfit and give you a complimentary glamor photo shoot! How cool is that?
The shop owner had her 3 Maltese walking around all dressed up~ such sweethearts and so well-behaved.
The detail in the clothing here is amazing, can I get that in a human size?
Prices for outfits ranged from around 25000-55000 won, so dog fashion like this does not come cheap! Sizes run from XS-L, but these are all very small dog sizes since larger breeds are not popular in Korea due to space. Also, we all know most people buying these sorts of things pretty much just have tiny dogs lol.
They also had piles of little bows, clips, and pins for your dogs to wear~ most of these are handmade and so pretty…. kinda wanted one for my own hair lol.
Large display of colored and rhinestone collars~
Amazing doggy mouse-house! I LOVE this bed, what a cool shape!
Plenty of soft pretty toys to buy for your puppy-child.
Beautiful leashes by Juny Bell! This is my FAVORITE doggy brand here, they have the BEST clothing in terms of cuteness.
I found a Juny Bell collar I fell in Love with…. I wonder if Milk would like it? They had photos of cats wearing the collars as well, so maybe…..
New Ducky tutus by Bebe and Juju~ another adorable brand here in Korea.
Look at that dress *_*
Plenty of fancy hangers for your bitty outfits~
Since we all know by now that I am a lacy-lace girl who can not help herself~ YES, I did end up buying something for Little Prince Milky from Juny Bell since I love them so much… I have kind of been drooling over that brand since I moved here, but did not have a pet here to buy something for. haha.
Now he looks like a real Prince Kitty! haha! Seriously though, he actually LOVES this collar... in fact, he loves clothing in general which was very surprising since my other two female cats HATE anything on them and just lay on the ground till you remove the item. Milk is still small so the collar is a little big, but he will grow into it soon I am sure ^^ I’m glad he likes this though, I was a bit worried since the collar was about 29,000 won.
♥ ♥ DIRECTIONS TO DOROTHY PET SHOP ♥ ♥
Dorothy 도로시 Pet shop
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm | Sunday 10am – 7pm
If you live in Korea or are visiting and want to check out a great location to see lots of fancy dog clothing in one spot, you should check out Dorothy for sure! The shop it located in the main area of Hongdae, so finding it is not too difficult and it is an easy walk from the metro station!
By Seoul Metro you are going to want to take the Green Line #2 to Hongdae/Hongik University and use Exit #8
Simply follow the road till you hit a round-about/ circular grass island and keep left till you see the shop on your left! It should be at the very end of the road just before another grass island, so if you hit that you have gone too far.
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Have you been to this shop before? Do you like dressing up your pet or plan on buying lots of cute pet clothing in Korea? Comment below!