Drape your dapper dog in designer duds from Yana Syrkin’s lush Fifi & Romeo pet boutique on Beverly Boulevard. Yana is known throughout the industry as the “Coco Chanel of pet couture” and the title is thoroughly apropos. Her trendsetting clientele includes Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Downey, Jr., Angelina Jolie, Betty White, Jennifer Lawrence, Christina Aguilera and HRH Prince Charles, to name just a few. The opulent little shop features handmade, one-of-a-kind cashmere clothes and custom Italian leather accessories. There’s also a luxury home line featuring cashmere pillows, bed throws and travel blankets. For all you proud parents who love to dress your fur-babies in froufrou finery, Fifi & Romeo is your paradise. And if you happen to find yourself in Tokyo and are in need of a Fifi & Romeo fix, the Tokyo flagship opened on Valentine’s Day 2014.
As everyone who either visits or lives in Los Angeles already knows, we are an extremely pet-friendly metropolis; from the many mountains and beaches to the numerous parks, there is no shortage of fun for you and your furry friend. Whatever activity unfolds for you and your pet, it pays to be prepared. There are hundreds of pet stores in LA, but finding one that will fit your dog’s exact needs can be a daunting task. (We say dog because most of these shops cater to Fido over Fluffy, though there are cat accoutrements to be found as well.) We and our four-legged research assistants found eight shops that stand out from the rest in terms of variety, atmosphere and customer service. Read on and pamper your pets!